From Threat To Joke: How Are Your Cops Treating Weed?

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By Bailey Hirschburg My old spectrum for judging cops on pot ranged from “Officer I’m still cool” to “Sheriff Buzzkill.” But I’m wondering if it’s out of date. “Officer I’m still cool” was typically a local cop at protests or public events. He would always remind you he didn’t MAKE pot laws, he was just ENFORCING them. Read the full article…

NORML: Medical Marijuana Must Be Part Of Solution To Opioid Crisis

Activists at a June 17 rally in Washington, D.C. calling on President Obama to end the War on Drugs.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: NORML ( National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) released the following statement regarding the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis first meeting this on June 16. Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director said: “Tens of thousands of lives have been adversely impacted by the nation’s opioid epidemic. Read the full article…

Legalization In Vermont, 6 questions For MPP’s Matt Simon

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by Bailey Hirschburg  Vermont is poised to become the first state to legalize cannabis through its legislature, rather than the ballot box. House Bill 170 narrowly passed the house early last month, the bill would all legalize possession of up to an ounce of cannabis and growing up six plants (2 mature, 4 immature) by Read the full article…

Activists Bet $600,000 On Cannabis For NYS Constitutional Convention

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NEW YORK: Restrict & Regulate in NY State 2019 (RRNY), a pro-cannabis, 9B ballot issue political action committee, registered with the New York State Board of Elections, dedicated to holding a New York State Constitutional Convention, announced today that the Committee raised more than $600,000 to advance its agenda. RRNY supports a fully-regulated, fully-tested adult-use cannabis market, a robust medical marijuana program Read the full article…

The Tragically Hip Partner With Newstrike On Medical Marijuana

THE TRAGICALLY HIP PARTNER WITH NEWSTRIKE ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA

CANADA: Newstrike Resources Ltd. has confirmed that one of Canada’s most iconic group of musical artists, The Tragically Hip, are the investors and partners identified indistinctly as the “band” in the Company’s Filing Statement dated May 18, 2017, filed as part of the recently completed business combination with HPI Holdings Ltd. Newstrike’s common shares are expected to commence Read the full article…

Moses Lake Hemp Event Postponed

Moses Lake Hemp event postponed

WASHINGTON: Welcome to the complexities of the lawful reintroduction of industrial hemp in the United States! Due to an administrative delay at Health Canada’s Office of Controlled Substances, which governs Canada’s industrial hemp program, Washington’s first legal industrial hemp planting seeds are unexpectedly still making their way across the U.S. border. According to organizers, the Read the full article…

Trump, Lamestream Media & Cannabis

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by Bailey Hirschburg Donald Trump really hasn’t said much about marijuana as president-elect/president. His administration meanders from strong to modest opposition, depending on who’s talking. This is because cable news is in a nebulous area where media personalities, the president’s staff, channel advertisers, and occasionally everyday people brief Trump from the comfort of his TV. Read the full article…

WSDA Adopts Rules For Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has adopted rules establishing the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot (IHRP) in Washington state.

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has adopted rules establishing the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot (IHRP) in Washington state. The adopted rules were signed by Director Derek Sandison and will take effect on May 14. A state law approved last year directed WSDA to design a program that would license researchers to grow, process and market industrial hemp. Some of Read the full article…

OLCC Notice of Public Hearing: Alternating Proprietors Package

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OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will be holding a Public Hearing to address amending OAR 845-025-3250 and adopting 845-05-3255 - Alternating Proprietors Package. As OLCC staff has begun licensing cannabinoid edible processors, staff has discovered that many processor do not own a commercial kitchen to produce their products. Instead, as is common in the catering industry, many Read the full article…

Poll: Marijuana Safer Than Opioids, But Moms Shouldn’t Use

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By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press COLORADO: Americans think it’s safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women using pot to treat medical conditions, according to a new Yahoo/Marist poll released Monday. Two-thirds of the respondents in the telephone survey said opioid drugs such as Vicodin Read the full article…