May 312016
 May 31, 2016
What Would It Take To Reform Marijuana Rules In Professional Sports?

Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) both randomly drug test players for the presence of marijuana. The National Football League (NFL) does as well. All three professional sports leagues consider marijuana to be a ‘substance of abuse.’ The National Hockey League (NHL) on the other hand only tests for ‘performance enhancing substances,’ of which marijuana is not included. You don’t hear as many stories about baseball players getting overly harsh penalties for failing drug tests for marijuana, but the NBA and NFL are full of horror stories. The NFL and NBA are particularly harsh when it

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May 302016
 May 30, 2016
Marijuana Legalization Would Generate Over $300 Million Annually In New Jersey

There are currently four states that have legalized recreational marijuana. Those states are of course Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. Washington D.C. has also legalized recreational marijuana. There are a handful of states that will be voting on recreational marijuana legalization in November. A recent study found that marijuana legalization in America could generate as much as 28 billion dollars annually. A follow up study found that New Jersey alone would generate over $300 million annually in tax revenue. Per NJ.Com: New Jersey could reap $300 million a year in sales tax revenue by legalizing marijuana for recreational use, according to

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May 302016
 May 30, 2016
Public Policy Institute Of California Finds 60% Support For Marijuana Legalization

The campaign behind California’s ‘Adult Use of Marijuana Act’ has turned in more than 600,000 signatures to get the initiative on the ballot. 365,880 of those signatures need to be valid for that to happen. The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) recently released poll results which found very strong support for marijuana legalization in California. Per PPIC: Marijuana legalization. A majority (60%) of likely voters say that, in general, marijuana use should be legal, and 37 percent say it should not be legal. It is estimated that the initiative to legalize marijuana—if passed—would generate about $1 billion in tax revenue

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May 302016
 May 30, 2016
Oregon: It's Getting Much Harder For Marijuana Entertainment Events And Venues

One of my favorite niches or sectors of the marijuana industry in Oregon is the marijuana entertainment sector. The first one that I had ever heard of was the World Famous Cannabis Cafe (WFCC). It has since been shutdown due to new indoor air rules, but at one point in time it was the hotspot destination in Oregon. Other venues built on a similar model started popping up all over Oregon. Some are still operating, while others have been shutdown like the WFCC. Another type of entertainment event started proliferating Oregon over the last couple of years. One-time events have become

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May 302016
 May 30, 2016
Happy Memorial Day 2016 From The Weed Blog

Happy Memorial Day 2016 from TheWeedBlog.Com. We would like to honor those men and women that served our country proudly, and paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives while fighting for America. Without their service and sacrifice, freedom of expression would not be what it is today in America, in addition to many other freedoms and liberties that we get to exercise. To the families that are grieving today due to a family member not being with them, our condolences.

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May 292016
 May 29, 2016
Check Out The Grow for Vets Eugene Member Event Tomorrow

If you are in the Eugene area tomorrow and are a member of Grow for Vets, there is a great event happening. Below is more information (you can find out how to become a member of Grow for Vets at this link here): Greenhouse raising and pot-luck Please join us on May 30th Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm Location: Eugene Oregon 97405 (Full address will be emailed to you when you register) Bring a dish and your favorite flower You Must be a Grow for Vets Member to Attend ATTENDEES MUST PREREGISTER ONLINE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT Event check-in will be

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May 292016
 May 29, 2016
Toronto Police Department's Official Statement About 'Project Claudia'

Last week the Toronto Police Department raided dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries as part of ‘Project Claudia.’ The raids were a huge waste of money. I saw one activist post that it cost as much as 2.5 million dollars to carry out the raids. This of course coming at a time when support for medical marijuana in Canada is overwhelming, and the country is in discussions to legalize cannabis for adults for all uses. Below is the official press release from the Toronto Police Department which lists the exact locations raided. You can find out how to contact the Toronto

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May 292016
 May 29, 2016
Michigan Is Auditing Its Medical Marijuana Program

The Michigan Medical Marihuana Program (MMMP) is being evaluated by the state’s Office of Auditor General (OAG) to determine their “potential for improving State government operations,” per an announcement on the OAG website. The Office’s website reports the two assessments being made by the OAG involve “the effectiveness of MMMP’s administration of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act” and “assess MMMP’s compliance with legislative reporting requirements.” Results of the report are targeted for release in mid-2016. The OAG performs both “Performance Audits” and “Financial Audits”. There are approx. fifty Performance Audits listed on their website as in progress. Performance audits are described

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May 292016
 May 29, 2016
NORML's 2016 Conference And Lobby Day - A Debrief

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director NORML members, supporters, and chapter leaders gathered in our nation’s capital this week, for NORML’s 2016 Conference and Lobby Day. The events were filled with education, activism, socializing, and plenty of marijuana smoking. For those who weren’t able to attend, keep reading below to find out what you missed and how you can get involved in next year’s events. On Monday we held our educational conference at George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs. On the top floor, surrounded with ceiling to floor windows, the meeting room provided attendees a view of some of

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May 282016
 May 28, 2016
Ohioans For Medical Marijuana Suspend 2016 Signature Drive

I received the below press release from the Ohio medical marijuana campaign: Statement can be attributed to Brandon Lynaugh, campaign manager for Ohioans for Medical Marijuana. Late Friday evening, after considerable discussion, the decision was made to suspend our drive to place an issue on the November 2016 Ohio ballot. We make this decision with a heavy heart as we will surely disappoint our many volunteers, supporters and patient-advocates who invested considerable time and effort in our movement. It had become increasingly clear following the state legislature’s passage of a medical marijuana law on Wednesday that our ballot issue campaign

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