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By John Payne The following review of Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Fores by Radley Balko appeared in The American Conservative on January 2. On July 15, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) sent 13 law-enforcement officers to execute a paramilitary raid on a no-kill animal shelter in Kenosha. The crime? The shelter was [...]
Courtesy of The Joint Blog A study published in the journal Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found promising evidence that cannabinoids can provide a natural treatment for the symptoms of multiple sclerosis. “In an experimental mouse model of MS-related spasticity, Sativex [a product made entirely from cannabis] dose-dependently improved hind [...]
The New Hampshire House of Representatives will be voting on a marijuana legalization bill on Wednesday. There is a rally in conjunction with the vote. Below is more information from the Facebook page for the event. If you are in the area, I highly encourage you to participate: This bill comes up for vote on [...]
By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Fifty-five percent of Americans favor making cannabis legal for adults, according to the findings of a CNN/ORC International survey released late Monday. The percentage is the highest ever reported by the survey, which has been tracking public opinion on the issue since 1973, and marks a 12 percentage point jump in [...]
The advertising sector of the marijuana industry is a crazy thing. Since the marijuana industry has been a cottage industry for so long, there really aren’t any huge advertising agencies that specifically deal with marijuana. Trust me, I have searched and searched for an ad agency to handle our advertising, and it has always led [...]
I have asked readers on multiple occasions to support Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s (SSDP) crowd funding campaign. Students for Sensible Drug Policy lost some of their funding recently, and has been pursuing the crowd funding campaign in order to make up the difference. In the last couple of days some businesses from Colorado announced [...]
Would You Support Companies That Advertise To Cannabis Consumers Over Ones That Don’t? There are many signs that the marijuana industry is going mainstream. People will often point to the amount of venture capitalists that are entering the marijuana industry. Other people point to the fact that so many news outlets are covering the marijuana [...]
I have a lot of family members and friends that take a number of prescription drugs. They often complain about how prescription drugs make them feel, which can be anything from groggy to shaky and just about anything else in between. I always tell them to try using cannabis as a substitute for some or [...]
By Robert Bergman Question: Should I prune my marijuana plants? How? Answer: Pruning your plants provides increased yields and decreased heights along with the added benefit of stronger, sturdier stems. The middle bud (the tallest part of the plant) produces a chemical called auxin that limits the growth of other, smaller buds. Cutting the center [...]
DPA Statement: Bold Step to Help Some Patients Builds Momentum for Needed Comprehensive Legislation New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will announce Wednesday in his State of the State address that he plans to bypass the legislature and sign an executive order creating an interim medical marijuana program, based on an existing public health law from 1980 that [...]
Oaksterdam University was founded in November 2007. Richard Lee, the founder of Oaksterdam University, placed a provocative advertisement in the East Bay Express proclaiming “Cannabis Industry Now Hiring”. Lee had wanted to open a trade school for the cannabis industry ever since visiting the cannabis college in Amsterdam. Rather than emulate the college in Amsterdam where [...]
Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and Americans for Safe Access Foundation (ASAF) share the mission of ensuring safe and legal access to cannabis (marijuana) for therapeutic uses and research. ASA works with their grassroots base of over 50,000 members to effect change using public education and direct advocacy at the local, state, and federal level. [...]
I saw the Marijuana Majority asked people on Twitter what their favorite quote was on their website for 2013. You can check out their site at this link here. Let them know which one is your favorite!
The mission of the NORML Women’s Alliance Foundation is to empower women to educate the public about the costs of marijuana prohibition and the benefits of alternative policies. The NORML Women’s Alliance Foundation advocates for responsible adult cannabis consumers by providing support and legal assistance – with a specific focus on parents and families, supporting [...]
Pittsburgh NORML supports NORML’s mission of moving public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to criminal sanction. To that end they are working in Western Pennsylvania to build support for medicinal marijuana laws and the repeal of marijuana criminal [...]
Dallas/Fort Worth NORML is an educational organization dedicated to legalizing marijuana in Texas. They recognize that cannabis prohibition is bad for Texas, and they support the legalization of marijuana for medicinal purposes, responsible adult use, and the production of industrial hemp. To donate to DFW NORML, go to this link here.
One of my favorite NORML Chapters is UCF NORML. Make a donation to them by going to this link here.
Debate on Wednesday! By John Payne This Wednesday, December 18, I will debate Sgt. Jason Grellner of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and President of the Missouri Narcotics Officer’s Association. The event will take place in the auditorium of the Ethical Society of Saint Louis at 9001 Clayton Road, 63117 starting at 7:00 p.m. As [...]
The National Cannabis Coalition supports sensible cannabis policies based upon science and not upon fear and propaganda. ‘Like’ them on Facebook at this link here.
Peachtree N.O.R.M.L.’s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty. Peachtree N.O.R.M.L. is an officially recognized affiliate of N.O.R.M.L., The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, located in Washington D.C. To donate to [...]