Iowa Medical-Marijuana Proponent Dies Of Cancer

Tassin contended that many other medications doctors prescribe routinely are vastly more dangerous than marijuana.

IOWA: One of Iowa’s clearest voices on behalf of legalized medical marijuana has died before she could see her efforts succeed. Lori Tassin, 44, of Des Moines was a regular presence at the Statehouse last spring, button-holing legislators and testifying about why she and other ill Iowans should have the right to try marijuana. She died Friday of Read the full article…

Eugene TV Anchor Fired After Testing Positive For Marijuana

An Oregon television anchor has turned into a marijuana activist after being fired for testing positive for the drug.

OREGON:  An Oregon television anchor has turned into a marijuana activist after being fired for testing positive for the drug. Cyd Maurer, a morning weekend anchor at Eugene’s ABC affiliate KEZI-TV, said she was fired in May after getting into a minor accident while on assignment. In a video posted online, Maurer said that after Read the full article…

The Interview: Marijuana Activists Marc And Jodie Emery

The Marc and Jodie Emery Interview: 'Inmates were exceptionally nice to me; kind and thoughtful. I never encountered any violence or threats.

CANADA:  Marc Emery’s two decades of marijuana activism and entrepreneurship have earned him the nickname “The Prince of Pot” and 23 trips to jail. The most recent, a 4½-year stint in U.S. federal custody for his mail-order pot seed business, is now at an end. Awaiting deportation back to Canada, he spoke to Maclean’sabout his plans for the Read the full article…

Roger Roffman Chronicles Society’s Long Struggle With Pot In ‘Marijuana Nation’

When serving on the board that conducted that soldier’s court martial, I argued imprisonment would be excessive given the context. I was outvoted, he went to jail for four months, and the injustice of that penalty troubled me.

WASHINGTON:  Roger Roffman is a UW professor emeritus of social work who has studied marijuana dependence interventions for 30 years, and was a sponsor of Initiative 502, which legalized recreational marijuana in Washington. He answered a few questions about his new book, “Marijuana Nation: One Man’s Chronicle of America Getting High: From Vietnam to Legalization.” Q: Read the full article…

Creating The Cures

MMJ activist Dawn Darington is a woman on a mission.

By Tawnee Cowan WASHINGTON: Dawn Darington is a woman on a mission. Dawn is desperately seeking the cure for cancer using cannabis, and at the same time reaching out to teach all of us in the community how to heal ourselves and others. Dawn is known to say, “Education is key.” Some time ago a patient Read the full article…

Creating The Cures

MMJ activist Dawn Darington is a woman on a mission.

By Tawnee Cowan WASHINGTON: Dawn Darington is a woman on a mission. Dawn is desperately seeking the cure for cancer using cannabis, and at the same time reaching out to teach all of us in the community how to heal ourselves and others. Dawn is known to say, “Education is key.” Some time ago a patient Read the full article…

Confrontational Pot Smoker Gets A Year Probation

Richard Tamaccio posted this to Facebook yesterday with the caption #sentencingselfie. A much different look than May 18.

PENNSYLVANIA: An organizer of a marijuana-legalization rally that drew more than 100 people and ended in scuffles with law-enforcement officers on Independence Mall in May was sentenced in federal court yesterday to one year of probation. Richard Tamaccio, 34, a Philadelphian comedian who goes by the stage name N.a. Poe, was also ordered by U.S. Magistrate Read the full article…

Libertarian NJ State Senate Candidate Arrested At Marijuana Legalization Rally

DeZarn promotes the full legalization, regulation and taxation of marijuana sales in New Jersey. At the end of his press conference he smoked part of a marijuana cigarette.

NEW JERSEY: The Libertarian candidate for state Senate in the 14th District was arrested on marijuana possession charges in Philadelphia on Saturday, his second pot arrest in four months.