Speaking Out Against Cannabigotry At Seattle Hempfest

Cyd Maurer claims to be a victim of cannabigotry after getting fired as a local news anchor for using marijuana.

WASHINGTON:  Seattle Hempfest was my first-ever cannabis related event after getting fired as a local news anchor for using marijuana. I was the victim of cannabigotry and after coming out with my story, I was invited to speak about my experience on a panel among some pretty impressive people.  The panel took place on the Ric Smith Read the full article…

New Jersey Pot Activist Opens Healthy Eatery Across From City Hall

Marijuana activist, Weedman, will soon open a restaurant and spiritual sanctuary directly across the street from City Hall.

NEW JERSEY:  Marijuana activist and Trentonian columnist Ed Forchion has leased two adjoining East State Street properties and will soon open a restaurant and spiritual sanctuary. “I’m obviously catering to the cannabis consuming community in the area, but I also I want to tap into the artsy crowd here in Trenton,” said Forchion, who calls himself Read the full article…

Smoking Marijuana For 50 Years, And Turning Out Just Fine

“Just Say Yes: A Marijuana Memoir.”

NEW YORK:  As much as Catherine Hiller refuses to admit it, marijuana is a gateway drug. Seriously, after smoking more or less every day for the past 50 years, there had to be some consequences. Yet, she did not go to jail after a random police stop. She did not end up strung out on heroin, sprawled Read the full article…

These 5 People Could Legalize Marijuana In Texas

Passing any marijuana law will be a challenge in Texas, but here are five people who could make it happen.

TEXAS:  Texans are fed up with failed marijuana policies. That’s the message state lawmakers will hear from roughly 200 concerned citizens on Wednesday, during a lobbying day organized by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy. While fledgling campaigns to legalize marijuana are sprouting up around the country, none is more ambitious than the one in Texas. Republicans control Read the full article…

Pot Prohibition: The End Game is No Federal Schedule

Hempfest is a partnership for a free society. By instituting proven harm reduction messaging, a free society can do a much better job at fighting abuse, dependency and addiction than this catastrophic failure known as American prohibition, which squanders tax payer dollars and has put more citizens in jail than any nation in human history.

Since 1972, there have been many proposals in the U. S. to remove cannabis from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, the most tightly restricted category reserved for drugs which have “no currently accepted medical use.” Cannabis does not meet the Controlled Substances Act’s strict criteria for placement in Schedule I, and therefore the Read the full article…