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Lawmakers To Announce Introduction of Marijuana Legalization

  At least four state legislatures will consider replacing marijuana prohibition with regulation   On Election Day, voters in the states of Colorado and Washington approved ballot initiatives to remove criminal penalties for adult marijuana use and regulate the substance in a manner similar to alcohol. State legislators from...

Cops Release Guide: How To Smoke Marijuana Legally In Seattle

 Washington state's I-502 may not be the best piece of "legalization" legislation you've ever seen; it certainly has its share of warts, including the unscientific DUI blood limits for active THC, and the continued prohibition on home cultivation. But there are definite up-sides to the passage of 502. Among those delicious up-s...

Growing Without A Medical Marijuana Card Legal and/or Cheaper Than Being Licensed?

 OK, so im just curious about this... my friend is growing right now with no mmj card and about 57 plants in so cal. I'm concerned about the consequences if hes caught. he claims ( and also a few other people i know that grow a nice amount) its pretty much a slap on the wrist for a first time offender if you have the money to pay...

Will Alabama Get Medical Marijuana? Hearing Next Week

   Eighteen states now allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and a movement is afoot in Alabama to make it the 19th. Next Wednesday, November 14, a public hearing will be held in the Alabama State House on the medicinal use of cannabis. Rep. Jim McClendon of Springville, who chairs the House Health Committee, ...

Post-502: Washington Prosecutors Dismiss 220 Marijuana Cases

 Prosecutors in Washington's two most populous counties are dismissing more than 220 misdemeanor marijuana cases after state voters on Tuesday decriminalized small amounts of cannabis. King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg is dismissing 175 cases, and Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said he was dismissing "about four do...

State of Washington Estimates Legal Pot Will Be $12 A Gram

 Legal marijuana in Washington state will average $12 a gram, according to the state Liquor Control Board, which has been put in charge of regulating, taxing and selling cannabis in the state by the voters' approval of I-502. At least a year will be spent studying and setting up the marijuana distribution system before adults 21 and...

Washington Becomes 2nd State In One Day To Legalize Marijuana

  Voters Say Yes To Regulation, Taxation Plan Isn't it just the way it always goes? Nothing for 75 years, then two states in one day. Washington voters resoundingly approved Initiative 502, which regulates and taxes marijuana production in the state, with 56 percent voting Yes and 44 percent voting No. The state's voters ...

DEA Says It Will Ignore Marijuana Legalization

 What do our servants in the federal government do when the voters have spoken? They promptly announce their intention to ignore the voters. At least, that's what happens when it comes to the marijuana laws. The citizens of Colorado and Washington may have thought the decision was theirs on whether to legalize cannabis -- that ...

Marijuana Legalized In Colorado: Voters Flex Their Power

  LEGAL Colorado has become the first state in the history of the U.S. to legalize marijuana. Voters in the Rocky Mountain State decided it's high time to just get over 75 years of nonsense around the cannabis plant. According to early returns, 53 percent of state voters approved Amendment 64, which, according to ...

Study: Legalizing, Taxing Marijuana Will Hurt Cartels

  Of 3 states poised to legalize, Oregon's Measure 80 will do the most damage to cartels A new study by a leading international think tank, the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness, finds that legalizing and taxing marijuana in any one of the U.S. states poised to do so on Nov. 6 would significantly hurt Mexican drug-cartel p...

Williams Faces 90 Years For Medical Marijuana

  Courageous Caregiver Refuses Constitutional 'Compromise' By Kari Boiter "I have decided to fight the federal government because for me, not defending the things that I know are right is dishonorable," writes Chris Williams from his cell at Crossroads Correctional Center, a for-profit prison in Shelby, Montana. "Every ci...

Marijuana Dispensary Sues Justice Department, DEA

 No Grey Sky, a medical marijuana dispensary in California, has sued the United States Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration, claiming that the federal crackdown is an illegal crusade that threatens to prevent thousands of patients from having safe access. The collective and its members are seeking an ...

'Superstring Theory' Co-Founder Hits Feds For Ignoring Science On Marijuana

  Physicist John Schwarz speaks out in support of marijuana reclassification, and for prioritizing science over politics Taking his first public political stance, John Schwarz, co-founder of 'Superstring Theory' and a Theoretical Physics professor at California Institute of Technology, published a commentary piece Thursday in th...

Is I-502 Better Than The Marijuana Law We Have Now?

  By Troy Barber Sensible Washington If I-502 -- on the November general election ballot -- passes, national headlines will read "Washington State Legalizes Marijuana!" This is what national marijuana law reform groups have been dreaming of for more than 40 years. The practical application of the law, however, will be somet...

Clergy Leaders Endorse Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act

  Faith leaders call on all Arkansans to support compassionate measure Arkansans for Compassionate Care, the committee behind Issue 5, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act, on Tuesday announced a dozen clergy leaders from across the state and from a broad range of denominations have endorsed the measure. The religious coalition ...

FBI Study Shows Marijuana Arrests Do Not Deter Use

  Report Shows Continued Arrests Near Record Levels While Use Rises   Marijuana arrests continued at near-record levels in 2011, the vast majority of which were for simple possession. According to the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Report, 757,969 arrests were made nationwide for marijuana, more than 87 percent of which were for...

FBI Numbers: One Marijuana Arrest Every 42 Seconds In U.S.

  Half Of All American Drug Arrests Are For Cannabis; New Stats Reveal Failure Of "War On Drugs" Just over one week before voters in three states will decide on ballot measures to legalize and regulate marijuana, the FBI on Monday released a new report showing that police in the United States arrest someone for marijuana every...

Worth Repeating: Marijuana As Schedule I Violates Patient's Bill of Rights

  The Patient's Bills of Rights guarantees you the right to make your own health decisions when seeking medical care, which includes all the medicines you personally choose to put into your body, in partnership with your physician's recommendations, to prevent, heal, or improve your quality of life due to suboptimal health....

Measure 80 Would Mean Marijuana For Oregon's PTSD Veterans

  Every day in America, 18 military veterans commit suicide. The United States has lost more military service-members and veterans to suicide than to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Oregon is home to an estimated 300,000 veterans, including more than 20,000 from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, according to the Oregon D...

Legislator Accuses Medical Marijuana Group Of 'Harassment'

  Health Committee Chairman Unwilling To Read Citizen Emails Ah, representative democracy. When citizens have concerns, they contact their elected representatives, right? Right?? One Alabama legislator apparently could use a basic civics lesson; it seems Republican Rep. Jim McClendon has forgotten for whom he works. On Thur...

Physicians Endorse Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act

  Arkansans for Compassionate Care, the committee behind Issue 5, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act, will soon announce a growing coalition of more than 70 Arkansas physicians who have endorsed the measure. The campaign plans to hold a press conference to discuss the support for Issue 5 among physicians in the coming days. "A...

Victory! Historic Decision Issued In Medical Marijuana Case

  Fourth District Court of Appeal rejects requirement that all collective members must be actively involved in cultivation The Fourth District Court of Appeal for California on Wednesday issued a unanimous published ruling in a landmark medical marijuana case that reverses the conviction of a San Diego dispensary operator, Jovan...

69% Favor Decriminalizing Marijuana In BBC Poll

  Last week, a major independent study called for the decriminalization of cannabis in the United Kingdom. The publication of a six-year study from the UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC) likened cannabis use to "moderately risky" gambling or junk food. The report prompted the BBC's Sunday Morning Live Show, a weekly topical p...

Dr. Jill Stein: 'Marijuana Is Not Dangerous At All'

 Green Party Presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein, at Tuesday night's third-party debate, did a remarkable thing, for a politician: She told the truth about marijuana. "As a medical doctor, previously in clinical practice for about 25 years, I can say with a clear understanding of the health impacts, that marijuana is a substanc...

Worth Repeating: Update - Medical Marijuana As Schedule +1

  Worth Repeating By Ron Marczyk, RN Toke of the Town Columnist  "The DEA had ignored accumulating evidence of marijuana's benefits, and so acted "arbitrarily and capriciously" in rejecting the rescheduling petition last year. Federal law requires the agency to take such evidence into account, accusing the Departm...

Melissa Etheridge Endorses Medical Marijuana Ballot Measures

  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Citizens for Patient Rights has announced the endorsement of singer/songwriter and outspoken breast cancer survivor, Melissa Etheridge for its campaigns to allow safe medical marijuana access in Lemon Grove (Prop T), Solana Beach (Prop W) and Del Mar (Prop H). Medical marijuana is c...

Maine Police Return Stolen Marijuana To Caregiver

 The police brought an estimated $12,800 worth of marijuana to Thomas Davis of Ellsworth, Maine, last week. While very few of us have had the opportunity to avail ourselves of such an exclusive delivery service, licensed medical marijuana patient and caregiver Davis got the plants back because he had reported them stolen, repor...

Jury Acquits NJWeedman In Marijuana Distribution Case

 Here's some great news: It's getting harder and harder for hapless, overwhelmed prosecutors to get a marijuana conviction in the United States -- even when the amount in question is a pound, and the charges are distribution, not simple possession. Such became obvious Thursday afternoon in a Mount Holly, New Jersey, courtroom, ...

Marijuana Inmate With Allergy Dies After Being Given Oatmeal

 Although marijuana has never killed anyone in history, the marijuana laws have claimed another tragic victim. Michael Saffioti, 22, who, upon his mother's advice, had turned himself in to the Lynnwood Police Department after missing a court date, was dead after just one night in the Snohomish County Jail in Washington state, r...

College Student Opts To Let Jury Decide Marijuana Case

  'Zac is willing to go down if he must, but it is going to be after a fight.' ~ Attorney David Sloane A Texas college student has elected to take his chances with a jury following his arrest for possession of marijuana. Possession of under two ounces of marijuana in Texas is a Class B-misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months...

Landmark Federal Medical Marijuana Hearing Begins In D.C.

  Advocates challenge marijuana's classification, present scientific evidence for first time in nearly 20 years For the first time in nearly 20 years, advocates will use scientific evidence of marijuana's medical efficacy to try to force a change in the federal government's classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with ...

Marijuana Advocates Mount Challenge To Schedule I Designation

  U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Will Hear Oral Arguments Tuesday DPA Statement: Feds' Claim of "No Medical Use" Ignores Science For the first time in 20 years, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear oral arguments on Tuesday, October 16, in a case challenging the Drug Enforceme...

Voters Should Hold Out For Real Marijuana Reform

  Washington's I-502 'Legalization': Don't Fall For This Narrow Proposal By Douglas Hiatt Sensible Washington Washington voters are being told a big lie. New Approach Washington, the campaign behind Initiative 502, is advertising that it will "legalize" marijuana. It would not. It creates a very narrow exception tha...

Women's Rally: Save Our Children, End Marijuana Prohibition

  On, Monday, October 15, Women for Measure 80 will hold a rally on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem to call for an end to 75 years of failed marijuana prohibition. Mothers, women, seniors and supportive men will come together in support of passing Measure 80, which will regulate marijuana like liquor -- for ad...

Montel Schedules Arkansas Medical Marijuana Press Conference

 Daytime Emmy Award-winner Montel Williams, a legend among TV talk show hosts, will speak in Little Rock on behalf of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act on Thursday, October 18. Williams will back the efforts of Arkansans for Compassionate Care, a coalition of concerned physicians, patients and allies who agree that sick and dy...

Sensible Washington: Here's Why We Oppose I-502 'Legalization'

 Our opposition to Initiative 502 was not a decision made in haste. We examined this measure from multiple angles, looking at the political ramifications, the legal implications, and the social benefits and consequences. We came to a clear conclusion: Initiative 502 is not a positive step forward for our state, and we can do better....

Medical Marijuana Suit Reaches Federal Court: 1st Time In 20 Years

  Audiotape of October 4 teleconference briefing with researchers, legal counsel and lawsuit plaintiff now available For the first time in nearly 20 years, a United States Court of Appeals is set to hear oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the federal government's classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no med...

Bill Introduced To Legalize Marijuana In Chile

 A proposed bill in Chile would legalize the consumption, possession and cultivation of marijuana in this South American nation. The proposed reform was introduced in July by liberal senators Fulvio Rossi and Ricard Lagos Weber. If the bill is passed, it would legalize cannabis for both personal and medical use, reports Tom Murph...

Yes On 80 Campaign Says Marijuana Prohibition Is The Problem

  Campaign Makes Statement on Oregon Medical Marijuana Raids: 'Regulation is the solution.' Washington County, Oregon sheriffs' officers on Thursday morning raided The Human Collective, a medical marijuana facility in Tigard. Sheriff's Sgt. Bob Ray claimed The Human Collective dispensary, which opened in April 2010, was sellin...

Pro-Legalization Cops Screen Prop 19 Marijuana Documentary

  Special Preview and Panel Discussion Planned Oct. 24 In Long Beach As debates over widely divergent ballot measures to legalize marijuana heat up in Colorado, Oregon and Washington, a group of cops, judges and other law enforcement officers calling for an end to the war on drugs is holding a special sneak peek at Legalize ...

2nd Annual HOPE Fest Hemp Rally Coming To Boise, Idaho

  ​ The second annual Idaho H.O.P.E. Fest, Boise's only hemp rally, is coming up on Sunday, September 30 at Ann Morrison Park. The gathering -- to educate the public on the many uses of hemp -- is designed to promote awareness on the reform of marijuana laws in a positive and polite atmosphere, according to organizers. H.O....

Sentencing of Legal Marijuana Providers Highlights Harmful Obama Policy

  Justice Department uses prosecutorial discretion to seek decades in prison for legal Michigan cultivators Five medical marijuana patients and caregivers will be sentenced in federal court next week, highlighting the human cost of the federal government's intolerance for state medical marijuana laws. Two medical mariju...

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Initiative Approved For Ballot

  State Supreme Court Allows Ballot Language, Arkansas Now First In South to Vote on Medical Marijuana   Great news from Dixie! The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a suit challenging the language of the ballot initiative that would allow seriously ill Arkansans to use marijuana to treat certain conditions with...

Medical Marijuana Provider Found Guilty; Faces Up To 90 Years

  Montana medical marijuana provider Chris Williams on Thursday was found guilty on all eight counts related to his work at a state-licensed medicinal cannabis caregiver organization, which was the subject of a federal raid in March of 2011. The case was seen as a big test of the federal raids of state-compliant medical mari...

Guatemala's President: Let's Legalize Drugs

  President Perez Molina Breaks New Ground by Proposing Legal Regulation of Drugs on Eve of Wednesday's Speech at U.N. General Assembly Proposal Bolsters Opposition to Drug War Among Latin American Leaders as Drug Prohibition Debate Continues to Escalate President Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala on Tuesday announced his inte...

B.C. Municipalities Pass Marijuana Decrim Resolution

  The Union of British Columbia Municipalities voted Wednesday in favour of a resolution calling for the decriminalization of marijuana and the study of a taxed and regulated system. The vote followed an extensive debate of the issue on Monday where delegates heard arguments in favour and against the resolution. Speaking in ...

Medical Marijuana: What's Wrong With Euphoria, Anyway?

  By Maggie Slighte Gma Maggic 420 Euphoria Merriam-Webster's online dictionary entry for "euphoria" is thus: eu·pho·ria noun \yü-ˈfȯr-ē-ə\ : a feeling of well-being or elation Synonyms: cloud nine, elatedness, elation, ecstasy, exhilaration, heaven, high, intoxication, paradise, rapture, rhapsody, seventh heaven, swoon, ...

Worth Repeating: Marijuana Laws Stuck On Stupid For 75 Years

  Worth Repeating By Ron Marczyk, RN Toke of the Town Columnist  In 1964 THC, the molecule, was first discovered. What do the last 48 years of science have to say about medical marijuana stripped of DEA bias and its groupthink ideologically driven research? The time is NOW to listen, and let the science support...

Why Does Ace Hardware Hate Medical Marijuana?

 Long Beach Store Manager Sponsors Friday Anti-Medical Marijuana Protest; Cannabis Advocates Plan Counter-Protest Why does an Ace Hardware in Long Beach, California hate medical marijuana? Why on earth would a hardware store, of all places, take such a bizarre position -- opposing safe access to the medicine that works best for a l...

Cops, Judges Support CO's Marijuana Regulation Ballot Measure

  National Black and Latino Police Groups Announce Endorsements for Amendment 64 A group of police officers, judges and prosecutors who support Amendment 64, the Colorado ballot measure to regulate marijuana like alcohol, held a press conference on Thursday to release a letter of endorsement signed by law enforcers from across...

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