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Idaho Medical Marijuana Petition Is Available For Circulation Now

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 15:15
Idaho’s Cannabis Laws are outdated and make criminals out of non-violent, responsible (and often extremely ill) citizens. In 2010, Boise State University conducted a survey that showed 74% of Idahoans supported Medical Marijuana. ​IMAGINE WHAT THAT NUMBER IS TODAY!! The Idaho Legislature’s most current efforts for Medical Marijuana was an affirmative defense law for CBD ONLY oil

Minnesota NORML Is Launching A Campaign To Stop Marijuana Arrests

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 14:45
Minnesota NORML, the state affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is holding a press conference on Monday, April 6, 2015, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM at the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis to announce their campaign to Make Cannabis the Lowest Level Enforcement Priority (LLEP) and to call thousands

Marijuana Joint Rolling Tips With John The Freak

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 14:15
I have never attended the Seattle Hempfest, but this year I plan on making the journey from Oregon to Seattle to attend. I have had many, many friends go, and they always say it’s an amazing time. Seattle Hempfest has been rolling out videos lately. Below is a video of Vivian McPeak, who sat down with

President Barack Obama Commutes Drug Sentences For 22 People

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 13:45
Yesterday President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 22 federal inmates convicted of nonviolent drug offenses. This follows the commutation of eight federal inmates convicted of drug offenses by President Obama in December of 2014. According to White House counsel Neil Eggleston, “had they been sentenced under current laws and policies, many of these individuals would

Hear Patricia Rosi, CEO Of Wellness Connection Of Maine, Speak At The Spring Marijuana Business Conference And Expo

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 13:05
Maine approved medical marijuana in 1999, but it wasn’t until 2009 that the state’s medical marijuana industry took its first steps. Between 1999 and 2009, Maine allowed use of medical marijuana, but didn’t provide for safe access. The changes made in 2009 resulted in then Governor Baldacci signing an Executive Order which created the Committee

How Does Lighting Affect Your Marijuana Yield?

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 20:22
We all know that photosynthesis is what makes plants stay healthy and green, but not everyone is aware that all living things on Earth rely on this process to remain healthy. After 3 billion years of photosynthesis processing, the earth has formed an oxygen-rich atmosphere, which consequently supports all complex life’s evolution. The sun’s radiant energy

Marijuana Legalization Effort Gears Up In Italy

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:15
By Phillip Smith An effort to legalize marijuana is getting underway in the Italian parliament, with some 60 lawmakers having signed onto a motion to do just that by the time it was rolled-out three weeks ago. Now, the “all party” group is getting to work on the twin tasks of drafting an actual legalization

Portland NORML Director Testifies In Salem

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:45
Portland NORML brought seven people to Salem today to participate in a hearing on SB936 & HB3400, bills that would, among other things, restrict medical marijuana grows within residential area to just twelve plants. Portland NORML Executive Director Russ Belville testified to the committee (see testimony here) that such a change would affect over 5,000

How To Signup For DFW NORML’s GivePulse

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 15:15
I’m a big fan of the DFW NORML chapter, and have been for a long time. They are the largest NORML chapter in the country from what I’ve read, and they are doing stellar work in a state that is not exactly marijuana friendly. If you live in the DFW area, you should get active

Alaska Bill That Would Have Banned Marijuana Concentrates Is Defeated

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:45
Alaska has had quasi-legal marijuana for several decades now, due to the case of Rakin v. Alaska (1975). That quasi-legal status went to full legalization status after the 2014 Election, during which Alaska voters approved marijuana legalization on Election Day. Since then some members of the Alaska Legislature, and some municipalities, have been trying to

Man Walks Into D.C. Police Office, Asks For Marijuana Back, And Gets It

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 17:15
The times are changing. Washington D.C., which used to be a pretty harsh place for marijuana policy, is now one of the most marijuana friendly places in America. Washington D.C. voters approved a marijuana legalization initiative last November by a hefty margin. After a showdown with Congress, Washington D.C. moved forward with implementing the marijuana

Poll: 72% Of Likely Utah Voters Support Medical Marijuana Legalization

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 16:45
A representative of the DEA warned Utah recently that if Utah legalized medical marijuana, it would lead to stoned rabbits all over the state. That scare tactic doesn’t seem to resonate with Utah voters that recently participated in a poll conducted by Y2 Analytics. The poll found that 72% of likely Utah voters support legalizing

ResponsibleOhio Raises Thirty Six Million Dollars For Legalization Effort

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 16:15
There is news coming out of Ohio that the group behind a marijuana legalization proposal, ResponsibleOhio, is claiming that they have raised $36 million dollars. The group was receiving backlash from marijuana reform organizations and activists because their original plan gave the monopoly for marijuana cultivation to ten entities. The State of Ohio rejected the language

Washington Senate Passes Bill That Bans Marijuana Vending Machines

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 15:45
If you have been in some medical marijuana or recreational marijuana outlets, you may have seen a marijuana vending machine or two. The marijuana vending machine is a novel idea, but they are not as popular as many people would think. If you know what you want, and you know what the quality is of

Bill Introduced In Texas That Would End Marijuana Prohibition

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 15:15
Texas State Representative David Simpson has introduced a bill that would eliminate all marijuana prohibition language from the laws in Texas. Texas HB 2165 would essentially regulate marijuana like tomatoes. Per the organization Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition: Representative Simpson’s HB 2165 harkens back to a time when government did not intervene in the control of marijuana.

Pennsylvania House To Hold Satellite Hearing On Medical Marijuana

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 14:45
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will hold a joint satellite hearing of the Health and Judiciary Committees on medical marijuana. The hearing will take place on March 24, 2015 at 10:00AM at the University of PA Health System in the Perelman School of Medicine Zumbrow Auditorium, 800 S. Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA. Legislation to enact a

New Mexico’s Industrial Hemp Farming Act Passes Senate With A Super Majority

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 14:10
Yesterday, for the first time in history, the New Mexico Senate voted in favor of a measure allowing hemp cultivation.  On a vote of 33-8, New Mexico State Senator McSorley’s (D-16-Bernalillo) Senate Bill 94 (SB94) passed the Senate Floor. The bill now heads to the House of Representatives. SB94 would allow for the New Mexico

Federal Jury Acquits Medical Marijuana Defendants On 4 Out of 5 Charges

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 05:46
In an unexpected verdict today, the jury in a widely watched federal medical marijuana case from eastern Washington State, known as the Kettle Falls Five, acquitted the three remaining defendants of all but one charge of manufacturing less than 100 marijuana plants. The charge carries no mandatory minimum sentence and defendants Rhonda Firestack-Harvey, 56, her

Through The Roots Tour Bus Catches On Fire

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 21:14
Yesterday I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and I came across pictures from some friends that showed their tour bus up in flames! I used to have a weekly reggae podcast when I interned for NORML called The Irie Island Hour, which gave me an amazing opportunity to meet some great musicians, many of

DEA Warns Of Stoned Rabbits If Utah Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:45
Usually marijuana opponents go around asking people, ‘what about the children?’ Marijuana opponents have long warned that marijuana reform will lead to an epidemic of stoned youth. That claim has yet to be backed up by facts, so now marijuana opponents are trying a new tactic – they are warning that legalizing medical marijuana in