Marijuana Group Kicks Off Petition Drive For Oregon Legalization Initiatives

OREGON: Volunteers and paid petitioners have started gathering signatures for two 2014 initiatives that would work in concert to legalize and tax marijuana in Oregon.

Kentucky To Move Forward With Hemp Regulations

Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole has made clear that properly regulated industrial hemp programs would not be prosecuted by the federal government.

KENTUCKY: The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission voted to move forward with writing regulations for a hemp farming permit program Thursday, as Attorney General Jack Conway considers the impact of a U.S. Department of Justice memo on recreational marijuana.

HEMP Party has high ambitions in Australian election

AUSTRALIA: Australia’s HEMP Party formally launched its election campaign on Monday with a call for cannabis to be legalized for personal and medical use, just as it is now for industrial purposes.

Comer to push for Kentucky to issue hemp licenses by year's end

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer

KENTUCKY: Based on the U.S. Justice Department’s reversal on recreational marijuana, state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer plans to push for Kentucky to begin issuing licenses for hemp cultivation by the end of the year.

Legalize It: Will We See a Hemp Farm Bill?

David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner's Magic soaps, stands in a cage holding hemp during a hemp protest, Monday, June 11, 2012, in Washington.

TENNESSEE: As stupid as it is that marijuana is illegal — and that’s pretty damn stupid — it’s even stupider that hemp is illegal. Did we make Sterno illegal just because people drank it? No. So why make hemp illegal just because people will smoke it?

Easton Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Provides Update on Its Medical Marijuana Initiatives

Oregon city approves taxes on medical and recreational marijuana.

CANADA: Easton Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC:EAPH), a specialty pharmaceutical company that designs, develops, and markets a premium array of topically-delivered therapeutic healthcare products, today announced updates to its Canadian and United States Medical Marijuana initiatives.