February 6, 2019

Maryland Lawmakers File Bills to Legalize Marijuana

State lawmakers in both chambers filed legislation Wednesday that would end cannabis prohibition in Maryland. SB0771, sponsored by Sen. William C. Smith, Jr., and HB0656, sponsored by Del. Eric Luedtke, would make cannabis legal for adults 21 and older and establish a system in which cannabis is regulated and taxed for adult use. Past convictions […]

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January 15, 2019 william barr attorney general

Trump’s AG Nominee Wants To Keep Marijuana Illegal

William Barr, the former Attorney General under President George H. W. Bush and President Donald Trump’s current nominee to lead the Justice Department, says it would be a mistake to legalize marijuana at the federal level. “We should either have a federal law that prohibits marijuana everywhere — which I would support, myself, because I […]

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January 10, 2019 marijuana legalization bill

Federal Bill to Legalize Marijuana Appropriately Named HR 420

A bill filed in the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) that aims to remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances was assigned a familiar number. HR 420, also known as the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, would remove cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act if it […]

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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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December 6, 2015 Sgt. Jim Gerhardt Colorado

Meet the Cop Getting Paid to Lie to Voters and Politicians About Pot

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 […]

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November 25, 2015 legalize marijuana

New Movement Seeks to Legalize Marijuana by 2020

A new social movement is afoot to end cannabis prohibition for all Americans. Travis Lachner, founder of Denver-based Bee-High.com, launched the #mission420 campaign in an effort to legalize cannabis across the country by April 20, 2020 (4/20/20). The goal of #mission420 is to take advantage of the ever-increasing support of cannabis legalization by connecting with […]

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November 4, 2015 Bernie Sanders legalizemarijuana

Sen. Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to Remove Federal Ban on Marijuana

After a speech last week in which he called for an end to prohibition of marijuana, Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a bill Wednesday to remove cannabis from its current designation as a Schedule I drug. Sanders has been an outspoken proponent of ending the war on marijuana, both during his presidential campaign […]

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June 9, 2015 miami police marijuana

This Police Department is Trying to Decriminalize Marijuana (you read it right)

An ordinance proposed by the Miami-Dade Police Department, if passed, would allow officers to issue civil citations that carry a $100 fine for possessing small amounts of marijuana rather than making a physical arrest. Under the new ordinance, a person caught with less than 20 grams of marijuana could receive a civil citation, based on […]

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February 9, 2015

As ISIS Builds a large Social Media Following, Marijuana Activists are Censored

Two weeks ago a North Carolina marijuana activist and customer of Caribou Coffee found that she was unable to access websites like LEAP, SSDP or NORML through the free WiFi that came with her coffee purchase. She complained to the barrista, who handed her off to the manager, who then referred her to corporate. When she called […]

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January 31, 2015

States Across the South Will Rally for Marijuana Reform on February 10

Marijuana reform leaders in several Southern states have joined forces to launch the first round of coordinated rallies calling for an end to marijuana prohibition in the south. On February 10 simultaneous events will be held in Atlanta, Montgomery, Tallahassee and Baton Rouge calling for an end to the war on patients and recreational marijuana users. […]

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January 26, 2015

Marijuana Legalization Would Bring Southern States Billions in Revenue, Thousands of Jobs

It’s no longer a secret that there is a lot of money to be made from legal marijuana. According to a recent report from the ArcView Group the legal pot business is now the fastest growing industry in the United States, which saw a staggering 74% market increase in 2014 over the previous year. So […]

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January 10, 2015

Medical marijuana is inevitable in Florida, and there’s not a damn thing the state can do about it

By now most everyone is familiar, at least to a degree, with the fact that case law in Florida has established a medical necessity defense against prosecution for the cultivation and possession of marijuana when it is used to treat a debilitating medical condition. This ruling, which was handed down in 1991 by the Florida Court of […]

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January 2, 2015

Lawsuit could pave the way for marijuana for Alabama Indian tribe

Originally posted December 16, 2014 on AL.com The State of Alabama is currently in court arguing that the Poarch Band of Creek Indians should not be allowed to operate electronic gambling machines on their land. A key component to that lawsuit is the question if the land used by the Poarch Creek qualifies for federal recognition. […]

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March 3, 2014

Georgia House Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

The Georgia House of Representatives has passed a limited-access medical marijuana bill created to bring relief to children and adults suffering from seizure disorders. HB 885, or Haleigh’s Hope Act, would provide access to CBD-rich medical marijuana extracts for children suffering from a severe seizure disorder known as Dravet Syndrome. “Our bill would be the […]

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February 27, 2014

Georgia Likely to become the First Southern State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Another state will likely soon move one step closer to legitimizing the decades of scientific research behind the medical use of cannabis. House Bill 885, also known as Haleigh’s Hope Act, would revive a 30 year-old medical marijuana law in Georgia that was never fully enacted. HB 885 passed the House Health Committee with a unanimous […]

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