Sep 102014
 September 10, 2014
Jodie Emery Files To Run For Federal Liberals In Canada

Jodie Emery has been one of my heroes for a long time. She fights hard for marijuana reform, even when it isn’t easy. Even when she had to fly from Canada to visit her wrongfully incarcerated husband in America, she was still able to be one of the most active marijuana reformers on the planet. Canadian politics are heating up, as Jodie Emery has announced that she is running for office. Per the National Post: Jodie Emery, the wife of notorious marijuana activist Marc Emery, officially filed her nomination papers [...]

Sep 092014
 September 9, 2014
DPA Responds To New Global Drug Commission Report

On Tuesday, the Global Commission on Drug Policy will release a new, groundbreaking report at a press conference in New York City. The event will be live-streamed and speakers include Richard Branson, former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, former Colombian President César Gaviria, former Swiss President Ruth Dreifuss and others. The report reflects a new evolution in the thinking of the Commissioners, who reiterate their demands for decriminalization, alternatives to incarceration, and greater emphasis on public health approaches – and now also call for permitting the [...]

Sep 082014
 September 8, 2014
World Leaders Encourage World Governments To Legalize Marijuana

A prominent group of world leaders, led by former UN secretary general Kofi Annan, along with former presidents of Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and other nations, as well as former U.S. secretary of state George Shultz and business mogul Richard Branson, are encouraging governments around the world to legalize marijuana and other drugs. This is absolutely huge. Per Tom Angell from the Marijuana Majority: “With polling having shown consistent majority voter support for legalizing marijuana in the U.S. for several years now, it’s been clear that this is a mainstream issue [...]

Sep 062014
 September 6, 2014
Majority Support For Marijuana Legalization In Alberta, Canada

Cannabis legalization is a very popular topic these days, with so many cities and states pursuing reform efforts. In the United States, voters in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C. will be voting on cannabis legalization this November. Polls in Oregon and Washington D.C. show the initiatives winning. Unfortunately, the latest poll out of Alaska shows it losing. However, it’s worth noting that Alaska is a very hard place to get an accurate poll due to geography and the fact that the population of the state is so scattered. There is [...]

Sep 042014
 September 4, 2014
Italy To Release 10,000 Marijuana Inmates

No one should ever have to be arrested and jailed because of marijuana. Prison beds should be reserved for those members of society that are such a threat to others that they need to be locked up so that they can’t re-offend. This obviously would include rapists, murderers, child molesters, etc. To throw marijuana consumers, sellers, and growers into the prison population with violent criminals is a huge was of resources and a huge injustice. Italy is taking a step in the right direction by releasing roughly ten thousand inmates [...]

Aug 212014
 August 21, 2014
Jackie Chan's Son Could Face Execution For Marijuana Possession

No one should be fined for marijuana. No one should be arrested for marijuana, and under no circumstances should anyone ever, ever be executed for marijuana. Sentencing someone to death for marijuana is wrong on so many levels that I can’t fit them all into one article. However, that may happen in China, where Jackie Chan’s son is looking at marijuana possession charges, the penalty of which could be death. Per Kotaku: Chinese actor and singer Jaycee Chan was arrested for marijuana consumption and possession in Beijing Monday. The son [...]

Aug 172014
 August 17, 2014
Barcelona Closes One Third Of Its Cannabis Clubs

I have had many friends visit Barcelona, Spain, and they always comment on how marijuana friendly it is. The marijuana is top quality, affordable, and isn’t hard to find from what people tell me. I have never been there before, but I plan on making a trip there someday. Barcelona has had a growing reputation as a top marijuana tourism destination in Europe. It sounds like that reputation isn’t sitting well with government officials. Per Forbes: After conducting inspections of 145 of the fast-growing cannabis clubs, city officials announced “deficiencies” [...]

Aug 122014
 August 12, 2014
Sensi Seeds - Sign The 'Weed Like To Talk' Petition

The Sensi Seed company is iconic in the marijuana world. They fight hard for reform, embrace marijuana culture in a way that few companies do, and have some of the highest quality genetics that I have ever seen. If you don’t follow them on Twitter yet, I highly encourage you to give them a follow. They sent out a tweet recently about a petition that has been started in Europe, see below: Sensi Seeds would like to highlight a petition that could put the European cannabis legislation on the agenda [...]

Aug 012014
 August 1, 2014
Protect Children: End The Drug War

A diverse coalition of more than 80 civil rights, immigration, criminal justice, racial justice, human rights, libertarian and religious organizations are joined by notable figures such as Michelle Alexander in calling for an end to the war on drugs in the name of protecting children both in Latin America and here in the United States. The supporters of the letter – which include the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Center for Constitutional Rights, Institute of the Black World,, Students for Liberty, United We Dream, William C. Velasquez Institute, and [...]

Jul 262014
 July 26, 2014
Most Canadians Want Marijuana Law Reform According To Poll

Canada’s Department of Justice conducted a poll to gauge how much support there is in Canada for marijuana reform. The poll was kept secret for months until the media outlet The Star was able to obtain a copy of the results. What did the poll find? Per The Star:  The poll, kept secret by the Conservatives for months, found 70 per cent of respondents believe pot laws should be loosened. Of the 3,000 respondents, 37.3 per cent said the government should legalize marijuana, while 33.4 per cent said the possession of [...]