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More Than 100 Native American Tribes May Enter The Marijuana Industry

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 19:30
Late last year the Obama Administration issued a memo stating that if Native American tribes wanted to grow and/or sell marijuana on tribal lands, that the administration would not stand in the way. It was unclear at first just how many tribes, if any, would pursue marijuana cultivation and/or sales. Then slowly but surely news

Poll: Strong Support For New Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 18:50
The United for Care team almost legalized medical marijuana in Florida during the 2014 Election. The initiative failed to pass by just 2 percent. The initiative received roughly 58% of the vote, but needed 60% to pass. The campaign regrouped, tweaked some language, and is back for another push for the 2016 Election. According to

First Congressional Medical Marijuana Legislation Of The Year Focuses On Veterans

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 17:19
U.S. House Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and eight bipartisan Congressional cosponsors introduced the “Veterans Equal Access Act“, marking a concerted federal effort to allow our country’s veterans to become medical marijuana patients in states where it’s legal. The bill, which is modeled after similar legislation introduced in November, would simply allow Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians

Exploring Patterns Of Misconduct In Missouri’s Drug Task Forces

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 16:12
By Aaron Malin On February 3, 2015, Show-Me Cannabis published a comprehensive report on Missouri’s drug task forces: Secret, Dangerous, and Unaccountable: Exploring Patterns of Misconduct in Missouri’s Drug Task Forces Missouri’s drug task forces are fraught with rampant misconduct and abuse. In 2013, Governor Nixon announced a proposal to increase drug task force funding by

Obama’s Budget: Drug War On Cruise Control

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 15:08
By Phillip Smith President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal today, and when it comes to the drug war budget, it’s largely more of the same old same old. Despite the growing realization that the war on drugs is failed policy and despite the wave of marijuana legalization beginning to sweep through the

Major Concerns Raised About New York’s Medical Marijuana Program

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 14:08
Yesterday, elected officials, patients, and more than twenty community groups gathered at Hostos Community College in the Bronx to discuss the proposed regulations for New York’s medical marijuana program. At the end of December, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) released more than a hundred pages of draft regulations outlining many features of

Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference Returns To Eugene

Wed, 02/04/2015 - 01:26
Anyone familiar with my political activism knows that civil liberties and social justice are my primary focuses in the cannabis field. I want to end the arrest and prosecution of the cannabis community, when they aren’t hurting anyone else. I am proud to have helped lead three successful marijuana law reform measures to victory at

Rand Paul: Jeb Bush Is A Marijuana Hypocrite

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 17:48
In a recent article in the Boston Globe, it became known that while Jeb Bush was in boarding school he consumed marijuana, and even sold some hash to at least on of his classmates. It’s fairly common to hear about someone Jeb Bush’s age having consumed marijuana. But what makes the revelations significant is that

Marijuana-Sniffing Police Dogs No Longer Needed In Oregon

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 16:38
Drug detecting dogs have been used for decades by law enforcement in Oregon. That will continue to be the case when it comes to many substances. But with marijuana legalization only months away from becoming law in Oregon, most police agencies are no longer using them to detect marijuana, which is a huge shift in

Connecticut To Add Three More Qualifying Conditions To Medical Marijuana Program

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 15:27
Connecticut is expanding its medical marijuana program. Currently Connecticut recognizes eleven conditions to qualify a patient for the medical marijuana program. Soon there will be three more conditions added to the list. Per the Hartford Courant: Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A . Harris, who oversees the program, announced Monday that he agrees with recommendations by

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