Feb 082016
 February 8, 2016
Reminder - Cannabis Lobby Day At The Oregon Capitol Today

If you are near Oregon’s capital today and don’t have to work, you should attend the cannabis lobby day. This is going to be a very, very important session, and Oregon’s legislators need to hear from cannabis patients and supporters. There are a lot of proposed changes to the OMMP this session, with more on the way I’m sure. Be heard. If you can’t attend the lobby day, make sure to write your elected officials and let them know how important it is to keep the OMMP intact while Measure 91 is being implemented. Below is more info about the event,

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Feb 072016
 February 7, 2016
Marcus Musante Announces California Congress District 44 Campaign At High Times Cannabis Cup

Marcus Musante, Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney, launched his highly anticipated campaign for California’s 44th Congressional District this weekend from the High Times So-Cal Cannabis Cup, announced Musante campaign strategist and CA GOP Associate delegate Jason Aula. “I don’t always campaign for a Democrat, but when I do they will have the stand on the issues Marcus Musante does,” said Aula. “Mr. Musante is the candidate that can serve the 44th Congress District African American community the best, Isadore Hall III’s official policies increase the incarceration rates of African Americans and we will make sure the African American community gets

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Feb 062016
 February 6, 2016
Join Me At Brunch With Earl Blumenauer And Barney Frank Tomorrow In Portland

Tomorrow I get to do something that I am blown away by – I get to attend a brunch honoring former Congressman Barney Frank at a fundraiser for Representative Earl Blumenauer in Portland. I have admired both men for a long time, and tomorrow I’m lucky enough to see them both in action. I’m very hopeful that Oregon’s marijuana industry will come out in full force to thank these men for all that they have done to support reform over the years. Below is more information about the event,which is hosted by the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). You can register

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Feb 062016
 February 6, 2016
Cannabis Lobby Day At The Oregon Capitol On Monday

Below is an event that is happening at the Oregon Capitol on Monday, via the event’s Facebook page: Come join our rally and let your voice be heard! Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH), along with several other cannabis organizations, will be participating in Cannabis Lobby Day at the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, February 8, 2016. The free speech event, will feature speakers, music and vendors, will be held from 12pm to 5pm. * Protect the OMMP and continue the fight for patient rights and access to medicine. * Prevent over-regulation of marijuana under M91 by

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Feb 052016
 February 5, 2016
Michigan's New 'Impaired Driving Safety Commission' Introduced In H.B. 5024

A bill sponsored by Rep. Peter Lucido looks to expand government by creating another Commission, this time one which would establish a THC nanogram limit for drivers on Michigan’s roadways. Rep. Lucido’s bill will be heard in Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at noon in the House Judiciary Committee. The bill’s purpose, per the language of HB 5024, is: The commission shall research and recommend a scientifically supported threshold of THC bodily content to provide evidence for per se impaired driving in this state. The commission shall exist until it submits the final report to the governor, senate majority leader,

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Feb 052016
 February 5, 2016
NYC Marijuana Possession Arrests Under 17K For First Time Since 1996

According to data just released by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, New York City marijuana arrests in 2015 dropped to under 17,000 for the first time since 1996. The 16,590 arrests for low-level marijuana possession in 2015 is a 42% decline from the 26,386 in 2014 and a 67% drop from the nearly 51,000 arrests in 2011. “New York is finally starting to shed its embarrassing distinction of being the marijuana arrest capital of the world,” said Kassandra Frederique, New York State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance. “Over the last twenty years, more than 700,000

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Feb 042016
 February 4, 2016
Earl Blumenauer And Barney Frank To Be Honored In Portland On Sunday

I was lucky enough to meet Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) late last year at an event hosted by the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). I have admired Mr. Blumenauer since well before I co-founded this blog in 2010. He is absolutely a champion of justice in my book. Just this week Earl Blumenauer was part of a group of Oregon congressional members that co-introduced legislation that would allow publications featuring marijuana ads to be delivered via U.S. mail. There is going to be an event this Sunday in Portland, Oregon to honor not only Earl Blumenauer, but also to honor long

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Feb 042016
 February 4, 2016
Does Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz Support Marijuana Reform?

The 2016 Presidential race went into full swing on Monday with the Iowa Caucuses taking place. On the Democrat side, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton essentially tied, and O’Malley did so poorly that he dropped out of the race after the results were announced. On the GOP side, which has many more candidates, Ted Cruz came out on top, with Donald Trump taking second place in Iowa, and Marco Rubio rounding out the top three. Ted Cruz pulled off somewhat of an upset by winning in Iowa, and has changed the conversation as far as who is considered to be

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Feb 042016
 February 4, 2016
Michigan Marijuana Legalization Initiative Is Close To Signature Goal

The MILegalize Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the campaign has collected over 240,000 signatures to legalize cannabis the right way in Michigan. The campaign is issuing a final challenge to their volunteer base– help us collect another 50,000 signatures to finish the petition drive. Since the campaign began in June of 2015, MILegalize has collected over 240,000 total voter signatures on petitions statewide; the state requires 252,000 valid signatures at time of turn-in to qualify for the November 2016 general election ballot. “MILegalize has always set a goal of overachieving the target number of signatures needed,” said

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Feb 032016
 February 3, 2016
Check Out The 2016 NORML Congressional Lobby Day in Washington D.C.

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director NORML’s 2016 Congressional Lobby Day at the United States Capitol is scheduled for May 23rd and 24th. Hundreds of marijuana consumers, activists, patients and business owners are expected to attend a day-long training and informational conference on Monday and re-convene on The Hill Tuesday to personally lobby their elected members of the House of Representatives and Senate. Whether you’re a longtime activist, young college student, medical marijuana patient or simply just a marijuana consumer and NORML supporter, consider taking the next step and travelling to Washington D.C. to directly lobby Congress in support of

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