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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
In an amazing step for the advancement of public health, the Drug Enforcement Agency approved a study of cannabis as a treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD, once called shell shock or battle fatigue syndrome, is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event in which serious […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R- FL) came out strongly against the legalization of recreational marijuana at a campaign rally in South Carolina Thursday, and expressed skepticism about the medical usefulness of the plant when asked what he would do about drug use in the United States.
Photo source 11 Aliveeorgia newspaper publisher Mike Buffington has raised the stakes of the medical marijuana conversation in Georgia over the last few weeks by publicly announcing his plans to grow medical marijuana for his son, who suffers from seizures. Now Mike has taken his bold effort one step further by uploading a 24×7 live video […]
bizarre incident in Winston County, Alabama has led to the dismissal of two deputies and a Sheriff caught on video stealing confiscated marijuana. Between May and August 2015, according to court records, Winston County Sheriff Hobby Walker ordered deputies Zak Green and Steven Moody to “peel off” confiscated marijuana from drug raids so that he could give it […]
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge rejected the wording of a proposed ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. The proposed constitutional amendment, dubbed the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016, was submitted by Little Rock attorney David Couch and would establish a commission to license between 20 and 40 medical marijuana dispensaries across […]
Success is not always measured in wins and losses. Sometimes success, at least as it relates to ending the prohibition of cannabis, can be measured by the way we are able to change the conversation over a period of time.
Short version: The U.S. Department of Justice just had their budget slashed and to make up for it they are stealing the money that their state and local law enforcement partners helped them steal from American citizens According to a memo distributed to state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies across the United States yesterday afternoon, […]
NURSERY ALLEGES IMPROPER DISQUALIFICATION OF APPLICATION FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA LICENSE Tallahassee, Fla. – On December 11, 2015 San Felasco Nurseries, Inc. filed a protest against the Florida Department of Health for “mistakenly disqualifying their application for the medical marijuana license in the Northeast Region of Florida.” According to a press release by the company, San Felasco Nurseries […]
A campaign that was launched earlier this year to legalize and regulate marijuana for recreational purposes in Florida has folded up Shop. Regulate Florida aimed to collect enough petition signatures to get the question of whether or not Florida should allow the legalization and regulation of marijuana like alcohol on the 2016 ballot. In the end, […]
The State of Mississippi recently announced that MPP, arguably the nation’s largest organization focused on ending marijuana prohibition, would not be granted non-profit status and would not be allowed to raise funds in the state. Their reasoning? Because Rob Kampia, MPP’s Executive Director, was arrested and convicted of growing marijuana while he was in college […]
There are 100,000 total marijuana smokers in the US, and most are Negroes, Hispanics, Filipinos and entertainers. Their Satanic music, jazz and swing, result from marijuana usage. This marijuana causes white women to seek sexual relations with Negroes, entertainers and any others. -Harry Anslinger, first Commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics he story is the […]
Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy is mobilizing activists throughout Texas in an effort to inject marijuana policy debate into 2016 state legislative races DALLAS — Local marijuana policy reform advocates, including an active-duty Dallas police officer, will gather Saturday for an advocacy training event at the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce in Tyler. The event, hosted […]
Yet another Florida locality is looking to remove criminal penalties for minor marijuana offenders. Officials in Broward County are considering implementing civil fines for misdemeanor marijuana possession, rather than arrests and criminal charges. County commissioners are scheduled to discuss a proposed ordinance today that would allow law enforcement officers to issue civil citations instead of filing criminal […]