November 18, 2016 Jeff Sessions marijuana

Trump’s Attorney General pick is a walking 70’s anti-pot commercial

As of today 29 states have legalized marijuana for medical use (that’s over half the country) and eight states plus the District of Columbia have given adults over the age of 21 the freedom to enjoy cannabis recreationally, similar to alcohol. Much of this new-found freedom can be traced to the work of Eric Holder, […]

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November 10, 2016 Arkansas mmj initiative

Arkansas proves that medical marijuana is no longer a Red/Blue issue

Heads up partisans, it’s time to remove marijuana prohibition from your party platform, and this year’s election should provide all the proof you need that it’s past-time to get on the right side of history. We know this is the case because Arkansas, where 60% of that red-state’s voters easily handed Trump their six electoral votes, also […]

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November 9, 2016 florida medical marijuana law

Florida just legalized medical marijuana. Now what?

n what will certainly go down in the books the most memorable election in anyone’s memory, Florida voters returned to the polls this year and overwhelmingly approved that state’s medical marijuana ballot initiative, Amendment 2. While this historic vote was an incredibly important step in reducing the harm done to patients by the drug war, you […]

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October 14, 2016 veterans medical marijuana

Veterans and Marijuana Policy Reform Advocates to Gather at Texas State Capitol Saturday

AUSTIN — Military veterans and local marijuana policy reform advocates will gather at the State Capitol in Austin on Saturday for the 2016 Texas Veterans Medical Marijuana Conference. The event, hosted by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy and Texas NORML, will feature educators, advocates, medical professionals, and veteran activists discussing how medical marijuana can help […]

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September 29, 2016 medical marijuana alzheimers

THC’s Ability to Remove Alzheimer’s Plaque From Brain Cells May Lead to New Treatment Options

A study released by the Salk Institute this summer is confirming what more and more patients and caregivers have learned on their own — that marijuana and cannabis oil can be an effective medicine for battling the terrible effects of Alzheimer’s Disease. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers took human neurons that were grown in a lab […]

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September 17, 2016 florida medical marijuana

Florida Woman Acquitted of Growing Marijuana for Medical Use

A 54 year-old woman was found not-guilty of cultivating marijuana Friday by a circuit court jury in southern Florida, who delivered the verdict despite the woman’s testimony that she had grown the marijuana plants she had been accused of growing. Bridget Kirouac, who told jurors that she suffers from bone spurs, fibromyalgia, gastritis, herniated discs, […]

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September 16, 2016 cbd oil

Why is the state of Texas raiding pharmacies that sell CBD?

This week the Texas Department of Public Safety let it be known they are in no mood for CBD oil retailers who sell products that exceed the widely-accepted .3% THC level by raiding four Austin-area pharmacies. Peoples Pharmacy, a holistic pharmacy located in Austin was the focus of DPS raids at four separate locations. According to […]

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July 2, 2016 indoor cannabis grow

Scientists Say US Government Continues to Limit Cannabis Research

In a recent paper published in Science, researchers at the University of New Mexico complained that it continues to be extremely difficult to conduct any meaningful research due to the tight grip by the federal government and their continued prosecution of the war on cannabis. “Millions of patients have been granted the authorization to use […]

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May 21, 2016 Texas marijuana

Texas Town Elects Pro-Marijuana Mayor, Several Employees Resign in Protest

The citizens of the city of Whitewright, TX — population 1,604 — knew exactly what they were getting when they elected Jeremiah Looney as their Mayor earlier this month.  A combat Army veteran who served two tours in Iraq and who now advocates for the rights of veterans to use medical marijuana, Mayor Looney has admitted […]

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May 19, 2016 Louisiana medical marijuana law

Louisiana Becomes the 25th Medical Marijuana State

On Thursday Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed Senate Bill 271, a bill that makes Louisiana the first state in the south to create a comprehensive medical marijuana program. The new law replaces language in the current medical marijuana law that said physicians had to “prescribe” medical marijuana patients, something that is impossible under federal […]

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May 19, 2016

The Top 5 Marijuana Strains for Beginners

Not only does marijuana have a different effect on everybody, but there are distinct varieties of the plant with diverse characteristics. Experienced ganja-connoisseurs usually have a preference for specific strains after this acquired taste is fully developed. If you’re still getting acquainted with the world of cannabis or just looking for a new kind of high, […]

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May 11, 2016 medical marijuana louisiana

Louisiana Medical Marijuana Bill Approved by House, Returns to Senate for Concurrence

The Louisiana House of Representatives approved a bill on Wednesday (62-31) that would make the state the 25th in the nation — and the first in the South — to adopt a workable medical marijuana law. The measure has already been approved by the Senate, but will return for a concurrence vote before being sent to Gov. John Bel Edwards, who has indicated he would sign it.

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April 26, 2016

Louisiana Lawmakers to Hold Hearing on Medical Marijuana Bill TOMORROW (Wed.) at 9 a.m. CT

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana House Health and Welfare Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday morning on a bill that would establish a workable medical marijuana program that allows patients with serious illnesses to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. Several local patients and advocates will be attending the hearing […]

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April 16, 2016 Bernie Sanders legalize marijuana

Bernie Sanders renews call to legalize marijuana

A long-time supporter of ending the war on drugs in America, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders reiterated his position at Thursday night’s Democratic debate in Brooklyn. “This is the difference between the secretary and myself,” he said. “We have got to have the guts to rethink the so-called War on Drugs.” Sanders reaffirmed calls to end the federal […]

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February 28, 2016 Georgia low THC hash oil

Oopsie: It turns out that some marijuana extracts are already LEGAL in Georgia

In the latest seat-squirming episode of “Politicians Who Wish They Were Doctors” we visit Georgia’s House Judicial Non Civil Committee, where politicians with all different shades of neckties gathered last week to debate what’s best for the health of hundreds of thousands of Georgia patients.

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February 23, 2016 hemp growing in a field

USDA back-peddles on plans to allow organic certification for qualified hemp farmers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reversed course on its organic certification of industrial hemp operations throughout the country.

Several hemp farms across the country had secured, or were in the process of securing, certifications from third-party auditors following a directive from the USDA’s National Organic Program staff allowing hemp to be certified organic.

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February 9, 2016 cannabis infused tea recipe

How to Make Cannabis Tea (Bhang)

Cannabis infused tea, also known as Bhang, is a tasty way to medicate that has also been used for hundreds of years on the Indian subcontinent for both medicinal and celebratory purposes. If taken in proper quantity, bhang is believed by many to relieve symptoms of fever, dysentery, sunstroke, to clear phlegm, aid in digestion, appetite, cure speech […]

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