Marijuana Advocates Tell Senators #JustSayNoToSessions

NORML organized #JustSayNoToSessions

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Yesterday, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and its supporters organized a “Day of Action” to mobilize opposition to the appointment of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. “Senator Sessions’ views are out of step with mainstream America and they are in conflict with laws throughout a Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Advocates Descend on Capitol Hill


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Medical marijuana supporters flocked to Capitol Hill on Monday to push for legislation that would prohibit the federal government from restricting state medical-marijuana laws. “We’re doing this work,” said Steph Sherer, executive director of Americans for Safe Access, a pro-medical-pot group that brought 152 people to Washington to lobby 300 members of Congress. “It’s Read the full article…

Advocates Push For Medicinal Marijuana In Ohio

Cheryl Shuman, the “Martha Stewart of Marijuana,” speaks about her experiences with medicinal cannabis at Oberlin College on Thursday.

OHIO: John Pardee didn’t see many good options after his son was involved in a near-death car crash in January 2008. Pardee’s son survived, but doctors said he would have to manage the pain from his injuries for the rest of his life. Pardee said his son only had one option — to take opiates, like Read the full article…

Marijuana movements likely to get a boost from new guidelines

Billy Dee, of Newport, Wash., turns his head as he exhales a cloud of marijuana smoke at the first day of Hempfest, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Seattle.

WASHINGTON: Marijuana movements already simmering across the country could get a big boost from the Obama Administration’s announcement Thursday that it would take a laid-back approach to states with softer laws on marijuana.

Local growers, advocates celebrate feds' marijuana stance

In a letter to Governor Jay Inslee, the U.S. Attorney General wrote the “Department of Justice…will not at this time seek to challenge your state’s law…”

WASHINGTON: Local marijuana growers and advocates celebrated the federal government’s announcement that the Department of Justice would not sue Washington or Colorado to stop the states from allowing recreational marijuana use.