Arkansas Marijuana Advocates Push For 2014 Vote

ARKANSAS: In 2012, Arkansas voters rejected an initiative that would have legalized the use of medical marijuana. The measure failed by a narrow margin, roughly 51 percent to 49 percent, and fact that they came that close has marijuana advocates doubling down on the 2014 general election.

“I think Arkansas is really ready for it,” said Melissa Fults, Campaign Director for Arkansans for Compassionate Care, the group behind last year’s ballot initiative. “I really think Arkansas is ready for the medical. Most people didn’t think we had a chance last time.” [Read more…]

Beets to Cannabis

My mentor, the Queen of Weed, taught me more in 5 days than I had learned in my off and on passion with marijuana in 30 years. More off than on, because of the unavailability. After being in Seattle and seeing her garden, I now daydream of being a pot farmer. [Read more…]

Senate Panel Tackles Marijuana Laws

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Federal laws pose “significant obstacles” to regulation of marijuana in states where it is legal and need to be addressed, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said Tuesday in a first-ever hearing aimed at reconciling rapidly changing state marijuana laws with a federal prohibition on the drug. [Read more…]

Act Now! Today's Senate Hearing On Pot Will Feature Truth-Impaired Kevin Sabet

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Today at 2:30pm EST, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a historic hearing for marijuana reform entitled “Conflicts between State and Federal Marijuana Laws.” [Read more…]

Washington State Unveils Recreational Pot Rules

WASHINGTON: Recreational pot users in Washington state would have as many as 334 stores where they would be able to buy marijuana for their smoking pleasure, and the first could open as early as next spring under new regulations released this week. [Read more…]

Medical Marijuana Folks ‘Justifiably Scared’ By WA State Rules, Fed Threat

WASHINGTON: The federal government has said it won’t challenge Washington and Colorado’s legal pot markets and Washington has just released its latest versions of the rules that will govern that market here. Both of those facts has medical marijuana advocates running for cover. [Read more…]