Marijuana Lovers Toke Up In Celebration Of Legal Pot Anniversary

"Marijuana is now normal. It's normal in Colorado and Washington, and I think it'll soon be normal in most other states," says Keith Stroup, a founder of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

WASHINGTON: Crowds of people bundled in winter coats celebrated the anniversary of marijuana legalization in Washington state Friday by sparking up at a city-sanctioned party under Seattle’s Space Needle. While marijuana proponents were busy celebrating legal pot, U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan raised concerns about the city apparently sanctioning the pot-smoking event.

Marijuana Lovers Toke Up In Celebration Of Legal Pot Anniversary

"Marijuana is now normal. It's normal in Colorado and Washington, and I think it'll soon be normal in most other states," says Keith Stroup, a founder of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

WASHINGTON: Crowds of people bundled in winter coats celebrated the anniversary of marijuana legalization in Washington state Friday by sparking up at a city-sanctioned party under Seattle’s Space Needle. While marijuana proponents were busy celebrating legal pot, U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan raised concerns about the city apparently sanctioning the pot-smoking event.

NW Cannabis’ Markets Charity Ball Dec. 14th Benefits CPN Institute

NW Cannabis Market’s Red Carpet Charity Ball Benefits National Cannabis Patient Org supporting Crohn’s Patients.

WASHINGTON: NW Cannabis Market may have a recreational reputation, but the truth is their heart is dedicated to medical cannabis patients. In an attempt to help draw attention to the plight of Washington Cannabis Patients who fear losing their current MMJ rights as the State turns its attention to recreational sales and tax revenues, this Read the full article…

Oregon Moms for Marijuana Group Plans Rally Today In Medford

Lindsey Rinehart will join today with other members of Southern Oregon Moms for Marijuana to protest a crackdown locally on medical marijuana.

OREGON: A group of mothers who fear they could lose custody of their children because of medical marijuana use plan to rally today against efforts to restrict access to the drug or to impose harsh penalties on users. “We’re just mothers who’ve had enough,” said Lindsey Rinehart, a 31-year-old Talent woman who lost custody of her Read the full article…

Dispatch From Denver: What’s Next In The Fight For Pot Legalization?

At the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Colorado, activists from all over the world celebrated recent wins and made plans for the future.

COLORADO: Halfway through the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in late October, I found myself sitting on a bus among delegates from Japan, Russia and Canada. We had been invited to a “mobile workshop,” involving visits to two of the city’s marijuana businesses. One year after Colorado passed Amendment 64, a historic ballot measure legalizing marijuana, Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Advocates In Arkansas Launch Fundraising Campaign To Put Initiative On 2014 Ballot

Advocates are launching their fundraising campaign at 2pm this Saturday, November 9th with a Budweiser-sponsored, all-day concert at the Silverado Club, 1205 W. Hillsboro Street in El Dorado. Budweiser has underwritten the venue and a portion of the beer sales will go to ACC.

ARKANSAS: Medical marijuana advocates Arkansans for Compassionate Care (ACC) and Americans for Safe Access (ASA) have joined forces to put an initiative on the 2014 ballot. The Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act (AMCA) is a comprehensive blueprint for establishing and regulating a medical marijuana program run by the Arkansas Department of Health. Advocates are launching their fundraising campaign at Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Advocates In Arkansas Launch Fundraising Campaign To Put Initiative On 2014 Ballot

Advocates are launching their fundraising campaign at 2pm this Saturday, November 9th with a Budweiser-sponsored, all-day concert at the Silverado Club, 1205 W. Hillsboro Street in El Dorado. Budweiser has underwritten the venue and a portion of the beer sales will go to ACC.

ARKANSAS: Medical marijuana advocates Arkansans for Compassionate Care (ACC) and Americans for Safe Access (ASA) have joined forces to put an initiative on the 2014 ballot. The Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act (AMCA) is a comprehensive blueprint for establishing and regulating a medical marijuana program run by the Arkansas Department of Health. Advocates are launching their fundraising campaign at Read the full article…

SF Bulls, America's Most Marijuana-Friendly Pro Sports Team, Hosts Weed Fundraiser

Hockey is a lot of fun to watch stoned (we hear), and while the Zambonis are running between periods, the "smoking" sections outside are veritable Bob Marley concerts.

CALIFORNIA: The best parts about the Cow Palace these days are the memories. The site of legendary concerts and epic pro wrestling bouts is today best known for gun shows, the annual Dickens Fair, and a hockey franchise that has — so far, anyway — survived playing in one of the poorest venues for hockey we’ve seen. That said, everyone Read the full article…

Holiday Inn Cancels Cannabis Seminar Reservation In Burbank

“CC Institute” cannabis event shuttered by Burbank Police.

CALIFORNIA: Following a police inquiry, a $250-per-person marijuana seminar run under an opaque name saw a recent Burbank program canceled, resulting in a last-minute move from the Holiday Inn to Universal City, something its organizer decried as “un-American.” “They were just afraid, and they had been threatened by the police,” organizer and Burbank resident Robert Calkin Read the full article…

Seattle's Canna-Elite Meet to Celebrate NORML Women's Alliance

Marijuana awareness focusing on law reform was hosted by the Iowa NORML Women’s Alliance

WASHINGTON: I counted six attorneys, two cannabis processors, one collective garden owner, and a handful of food, wine & entertainment entrepreneurs at the NORML Women’s Alliance benefit dinner Saturday night in Seattle. Fourteen lucky supporters were treated to an eight-course feast prepared by James Beard Award Winner Chef Eric Tanaka.