Freedom Leaf and Cannabis Radio Present Live 2016 Presidential Election Coverage

Freedom Leaf and Cannabis Radio 2016 Election Coverage

FreedomLeaf.com/Election will be broadcasting the coverage live NEVADA: Freedom Leaf, “The Marijuana Legalization Company™”  and Cannabis Radio will joined forces on Election Day, November 8, for historic real-time updates of marijuana reform results in nine states.  Watch the votes go down while posing live questions to a line-up of TV and radio commentators and personalities from the movement. The Read the full article…

Allen St. Pierre Joins Freedom Leaf As New VP Communications & Advocacy

There is simply no one else in the world who knows the issues... and the burgeoning marijuana industries, as well as Allen."

NEVADA: Allen St. Pierre, long time NORML Executive Director, has joined Freedom Leaf as Vice President of Communications and Advocacy following his resignation from The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws after 25 years with the world’s leading and oldest marijuana reform organization. Mr. St. Pierre will be formally joining Freedom Leaf on July 18th. Freedom Leaf Read the full article…

How Will Presidential Politics Affect 2016 Push For Pot Legalization?

"If she has to find herself running against a conservative Republican in 2016, I am fearful, from my own view here, that she is going to tack more to the middle. And the middle in this issue tends to tack more to the conservative side."

Advocates expect another major push for marijuana legalization in 2016, a strategy that is likely to force presidential candidates to take a position on the drug. Some wonder if their efforts will be tripped up if Hillary Clinton turns out to be the Democratic nominee. CNN’s Dan Merica takes a look at presidential politics and the Read the full article…

NORML Head Rips John Hickenlooper for Calling Colorado’s Pot Legalization “Reckless”

"Any governor that looks at doing this before we see what the consequences are, I would view it as reckless," he replied.

By Michael Roberts COLORADO: Yesterday during a debate with Republican gubernatorial rival Bob Beauprez, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper described Colorado voter’s legalization of marijuana as “reckless.” In response, Allen St. Pierre, executive director of NORML, calls Hickenlooper a hypocrite — and that’s not all. As originally reported by the International Business Times’ David Sirota, Hickenlooper was asked Read the full article…

Marijuana Backers Hit A Political Chord

“We're no longer talking about whether marijuana should be legal, [but] about when it should be legal,” St. Pierre said.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Not long ago, Allen St. Pierre couldn’t get an audience with many politicians. When he tried to send them campaign contributions, the checks were returned. His efforts to persuade the political establishment to take seriously the legalization of marijuana were met with blank stares, or worse. But now lawmakers are beating a Read the full article…

Marijuana Backers Hit A Political Chord

“We're no longer talking about whether marijuana should be legal, [but] about when it should be legal,” St. Pierre said.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Not long ago, Allen St. Pierre couldn’t get an audience with many politicians. When he tried to send them campaign contributions, the checks were returned. His efforts to persuade the political establishment to take seriously the legalization of marijuana were met with blank stares, or worse. But now lawmakers are beating a Read the full article…

Experts: Maine, Michigan Votes Another 'Green Light' For Marijuana Legalization

While public opinion on legalization has changed drastically since the 1960s, St. Pierre notes there has been an unprecedented spike in approval ratings just in the past year, reaching 58%, according to a Gallup Poll last month. The number marks a 10% increase since Colorado and Washington voted to legalize it, "and the legal momentum shows no sign of abating,"

MAINE: Marijuana is moving on “greased tracks” toward legalization, according to the advocacy group that’s been riding the train for more than 40 years. The reason is a stark shift in public opinion, said Allen St. Pierre, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.  On Tuesday, Portland, Maine, followed Washington and Read the full article…

Congress to Hold Hearing on Country's Clashing Marijuana Laws

Jars full of medical marijuana at Sunset Junction medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, California. The U.S. Senate will hold a hearing on state and federal marijuana laws in September.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., announced Monday he will address the blurred lines between federal and state marijuana laws in an upcoming hearing.

D.C. Government Program to Subsidize Pot for Poor Patients

medical-marijuana-istockphoto-01222013

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: An unprecedented D.C. government program will require medical marijuana dispensaries to put aside 2 percent of their profits in order to subsidize pot purchases for poor patients.