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Former U.S. Rep. Explains What Obama Can Do Right Now To Support Marijuana

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 18:00
In anticipation of President Obama’s delivery of the State of the Union address, former United States Representative Anthony Weiner published an article for Business Insider explaining that now is the time for President Obama to make a push for federal marijuana reforms. Mr. Weiner felt that such efforts should be laid out in the State

D.C. Police Chief: Marijuana Decriminalization Makes Jobs Easier

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 17:00
Last year Washington D.C. decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana. People are no longer being arrested for possessing personal amounts of marijuana in Washington D.C.. Instead, they are given a $25 ticket. Washington D.C. has one of the best decriminalization laws in the country. This has freed up law enforcement to go after real

Minnesota Native American Tribe May Enter The Marijuana Industry

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 16:30
Recently the federal government came out and stated that they would not prevent tribes from growing and selling marijuana if the tribe decided to do so on tribal lands. Slowly but surely, some tribes are exploring the idea. One tribe in California has already stated that they will be growing marijuana, although the only sales

Arizona Medical Marijuana Sales Tripled In 2014

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 16:00
The medical marijuana industry is booming in states that allow sales of medical marijuana, especially in Arizona. The numbers are in for 2014, and it’s clear that Arizona’s medical marijuana industry had it’s biggest year to date. Sales of medical marijuana in Arizona tripled last year. Per the Arizona Daily Star: The Arizona Department of

Maine Senator Introduces Bill To Allow Medical Marijuana At Hospitals

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 15:26
Hospitals should be places where patients go to get better. Hospitals should be places where you are allowed to take medicine that helps your health. However, if a patient tries to consume medical marijuana at a hospital, they are likely to get kicked out, which is sad. One Senator in Maine wants to change that.

Oregon Marijuana Growers Scrambling For Real Estate

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 14:25
When I first started consuming marijuana in the mid-90’s (I’m 33 years old), there were tons of consumers for every marijuana grower in Oregon. I don’t have an exact ratio because obviously no one kept track of such things. However, marijuana was not nearly as easy as cheap and available as it is now in

State Of The Union Rhetoric Rings Hollow To Marijuana Activists

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 04:14
The 2015 State of the Union speech is in the history books, and television news shows and social media are all over it with reviews and opinions. I think I’m with most marijuana fans in that I’m disappointed that there was no mention of marijuana at all. I wasn’t expecting there to be a lot

International Cannabis Business Conference Focuses On Activism On Day 1

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 17:47
When we named the International Cannabis Business Conference The Weed Blog’s Marijuana Event of 2014, it wasn’t just because the event was a great time. Of course, it’s a great time with the cannabis community converges upon a cannabis friendly city to network and share ideas, but it’s because the event melds both activism and

Effort To Legalize Marijuana In Mississippi Is Underway

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:36
Mississippi is not a friendly place when it comes to marijuana policy. Get caught with even a little bit of marijuana for a second offense, and you could be looking at 3 years in prison and a hefty fine. Selling a small amount results in a similar penalty. Distributing or cultivating within 1500 feet of a

Donate To SAFER’s 10th Anniversary Party

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:31
I can’t believe it’s been ten years since S.A.F.E.R. was launched. They are trying to crowd fund $5,000 to throw an anniversary party, and they are very close. More information is below. Click here to donate: In January 2005, Steve Fox and Mason Tvert set out to change the culture in Colorado. They did so

Marijuana Possession Decriminalized In US Virgin Islands

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 20:00
By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Legislation decriminalizing the possession of one ounce or less of cannabis in the United States Virgin Islands became law this weekend. On Friday, Senate lawmakers voted to override Gov. John P. DeJongh’s line-item veto of the decriminalization provision, which had been included in territory’s 2015 fiscal year budget. The

Kansas May Join Marijuana Lawsuit Against Colorado

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 18:59
Last week it was announced that Nebraska and Oklahoma were suing the State of Colorado in federal court over Colorado’s legalization law. Nebraska and Oklahoma claim that Colorado marijuana legalization is a nuisance to their states, and that they want the feds to overturn the law. The legal arguments being made on behalf of Nebraska

Uruguay Has Registered 1,200 Marijuana Growers

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 17:53
One year ago Uruguay shocked the international community by legalizing marijuana, much to the delight of marijuana advocates across the globe. There have been bumps along the way, and a fully implemented, regulated distribution system has yet become a reality. However, the policy change is still a success, and there has been a lot of

How Much Marijuana Was Seized By Border Patrol In Texas In 2014?

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 16:44
Cartels try to smuggle marijuana into the United States on a daily basis, and have for many decades. Until marijuana prohibition is ended in Texas, and throughout the United States, this will continue to occur. Some of the marijuana will get seized at the border, and some of it will make it’s way across the border

California Court: Concentrated Marijuana Qualifies As Medical Marijuana

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 15:37
To most people, marijuana is marijuana, regardless if it’s flower, edibles, or concentrates. After all, it all contains marijuana, just in a different form and/or infused into other products such as brownies. However, public policy does not always reflect that fact. In a lot of states concentrates are treated differently than flower, carrying a separate penalty

Video Game Company ‘Marijuana Games’ Releases 2 New Weed Games

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 14:36 announced the release of 2 new cannabis-themed video games this week, adding the titles Crop Defender and Too Stoned Russ to its stable of marijuana games.  Previous games produced by the US-based company were mostly parodies such as Stoned Mario and Stoned Pacman.  However, the 2 new games released by the company stray from

Medical Marijuana Bill To Be Filled In Indiana

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 17:41
When it comes to medical marijuana reform, the State of Indiana is likely not the first state that comes to mind. However, emboldened by new federal policy that de-funded medical marijuana raids in states that have passed medical marijuana laws, Indiana appears to have a medical marijuana bill on the horizon. Per NUVO: Sen. Karen

Seattle May Not Issue Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses After All

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 16:33
The State of Washington is in desperate need of solid, clear medical marijuana dispensary rules and regulations. Without clearer rules and regulations, medical marijuana dispensaries are left in a grey area at best, which leaves all of them vulnerable to being shut down at any minute. That of course is no way to live if

Will Ohio Legalize Recreational And Medical Marijuana In 2015?

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 15:26
There are numerous states planning a 2016 marijuana legalization effort. There are also a few states targeting a 2015 effort via their State Legislatures. But there is one state that has it’s sights set on an initiative during the 2015 Election, and it’s not a state that most expected to see put forth such an

Oregon Legalization Leader Is Rooting For Missouri To Do The Same

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 14:24
I first met Anthony Johnson during the 2012 Oregon Attorney General primary. I was working on the anti-Dwight Holton campaign, and received an e-mail from a guy named Travis and a guy named Anthony asking if I wanted to meet up in Portland and discuss reform efforts. Little did I know that the meeting would