Nov 232014
 November 23, 2014
Two Different Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Planned In Maine

Maine has been on the marijuana legalization radar for awhile now. I think Maine has a great chance of being the first state to legalize marijuana via the legislature. But if that doesn’t happen before the next election, it sounds like there will be two efforts trying to get a marijuana legalization initiative on the 2016 ballot. Per WCSH6: Legalize Maine held a press conference in Augusta Wednesday to introduce its plan. The group is focused on jobs, and said legalization would bring economic development opportunities to rural areas.Paul McCarrier […]

Nov 232014
 November 23, 2014
IRS Advisory Council: Protect Tax Preparers Who Advise Marijuana Businesses

When many people think of the marijuana industry and the federal government, they don’t realize that there is more than just marijuana stores involved. There are a lot of facets to the marijuana industry and beyond. There are a lot of non-marijuana businesses that deal directly with the marijuana industry. The best two examples are attorneys and accountants. There has been a lot of debate about whether or not attorneys and accountants that advise marijuana businesses who are in direct violation of federal law are liable for prosecution themselves. The […]

Nov 232014
 November 23, 2014
What Will It Take To Legalize Marijuana In California In 2016?

There are now four states that have legalized marijuana. Those of course are Colorado (2012), Washington (2012), Oregon (2014), and Alaska (2014). Washington D.C. also voted to legalize marijuana in 2014. For a long time, most marijuana activists and analysts assumed that California would be the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. After all, California was the first to legalize medical marijuana. However, a successful recreational marijuana campaign hasn’t happened yet in California. Why is that? What would it take for California to legalize marijuana in 2016? There are four […]

Nov 232014
 November 23, 2014
Event - The Future Of Legal Marijuana In Oregon

Oregon voters approved Measure 91 on Election Day 2014. Oregon Measure 91 legalized possession of marijuana up to 8 ounces per individual, and cultivation of up to 4 marijuana plants per household in Oregon. There’s a lot of work still to be done as Oregon implements the new law. Are you curious what the next steps are? If so, I’d urge you to attend an event tomorrow in Portland. The event is hosted by amazing marijuana reporter for the Oregonian, Noelle Crombie, and includes marijuana legal genius Dave Kopilak, who […]

Nov 222014
 November 22, 2014
Congressional Report On The Federal Government Taxing Marijuana

By Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director The Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a comprehensive thirty five-page report last week examining the federal government establishing a wholesale excise tax on the production and sale of cannabis-related products. In what is one of the most comprehensive policy and fiscal reviews to date of how cannabis can be taxed and regulated numerous areas of consideration were reviewed including enforcement, discouraging youth use, choosing the base to tax (i.e., weight, potency and price), restrictions, labeling, measurement, special tax rates, home production and medical […]

Nov 222014
 November 22, 2014
Missouri Fall Marijuana Conference A Massive Success

By John Payne We would like to thank everyone that helped make our fall conference and the associated events possible last week. Nearly 500 people attended at least one of the nine events we held from Wednesday to Saturday. We also received substantial media attention, including this Fox 2 story in Saint Louis covering our legislative panel, in which state Representative-elect Shamed Dogan (R – Ballwin) calls for the legalization of cannabis. We recorded all of the events, and should have video coverage available over the next few weeks, so […]

Ten Ways You Can Use Marijuana And Hemp

 Posted by at 9:01 AM on November 22, 2014  Hemp
Nov 222014
 November 22, 2014
Ten Ways You Can Use Marijuana And Hemp

With most things in the world, the wonderful marijuana plant and hemp plant can be used for many different purposes. It is medical and industrial. With the right funding and some smart people who care about the planet, cannabis and hemp could be the most used plants in the world. Not only that but it would save us land and help to produce more oxygen, plus they grow far faster compared to it’s bark covered relative, the tree. So how can you use cannabis and hemp? Here’s ten ways that cannabis and […]

Nov 222014
 November 22, 2014
Forty Six States To Go, Help Us Legalize Marijuana!

By Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel Please allow me to act nostalgic for a moment or two about the wonderful progress we have all seen in recent years, with a majority of the country now supporting and end to prohibition, and the adoption of various forms of marijuana legalization in many states. The political environment was not always so favorable. When we started NORML in 1970, only 12% of the population supported legalization; 88% supported prohibition. It has been a long, slow and sometimes arduous effort, but we have finally won […]

Nov 212014
 November 21, 2014
Bill Introduced To Overturn Ban On VA Physicians Recommending Medical Marijuana

U.S. House Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), along with ten bipartisan Congressional cosponsors introduced the “Veterans Equal Access Act” (VEAA) today, marking a concerted federal effort to allow our country’s veterans to become medical marijuana patients in states where it’s legal. The VEAA would simply allow Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians to discuss and recommend medical marijuana to their patients, a right enjoyed by physicians outside of the VA system. “Post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury are just as damaging and harmful as any injuries that are […]

Nov 212014
 November 21, 2014
Legal Marijuana Tax Revenue Higher Than Predicted In Washington

The Washington legal recreational marijuana industry got off to a late start, and is still wracked with issues, but is getting bigger and better everyday. New projections are out about marijuana tax revenues in Washington, and they are higher than expected. Per the Huffington Post: The most recent revenue forecast released by the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council shows that the industry is expected to bring in more than $694 million in state revenue through the middle of 2019. A previous forecast in September had that projection at about $636 […]