Feb 072016
 February 7, 2016
Marijuana-Themed TV Doctor Show To Air On WXYZ

A marijuana-themed episode of Ask Dr. Nandi, a syndicated television show featuring metro Detroit area physician Dr. Partha Nandi, will be broadcast on ABC television Sunday, Feb. 24 at 5pm. The episode was taped in 2014 and has been aired previously through the show’s syndication network. The show is recorded in an Oakland County studio and features a live audience. Guests on the program were medical marijuana patient and leader of Sons and Daughters United, Josey Scoggin; Jim Powers (Michigan Parents For Compassion), his wife Erin and their young son Ryan; Southfield attorney Michael Komorn; Aaron Justice of L.A.’s Buds

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Feb 062016
 February 6, 2016
Woody Harrelson Wants To Get Into The Hawaii Medical Marijuana Industry

Woody Harrelson has been a long time support of reform. He has participated in Seattle Hempfest, and was even arrested for trying to very publicly plant hemp seeds. He’s a freedom fighter in every way. I have always been a Woody Harrelson fan, even before I was an activist. I grew up watching him on the show Cheers and he was my favorite character, and his film White Men Can’t Jump is absolutely one of my all time favorites. When I was playing hoops growing up, if I wasn’t wearing a Portland Trailblazer jersey, I often wore a homemade jersey with ‘Billy

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Feb 062016
 February 6, 2016
Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Patients To Hold News Conference And Rally At Capitol

A group of seriously ill patients and their family members will hold a press conference and rally Monday in support of ending the wait for legal access to medical cannabis. Since early November, patients and their caregivers have spent their days in the Capitol rotunda in the “Still Waiting Room,” a simulated doctor’s office, as a way to bring attention to legislative delays. The press conference will take place adjacent to the waiting room at 2:30 p.m., followed by patients deconstructing the room to express their frustration with lawmakers. Representatives from Campaign for Compassion will be available for interviews following

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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
Will The V.A. Let Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana To Veterans?

By Phillip Smith On Wednesday, a group of 21 US senators and representatives sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs calling on it to allow VA doctors to discuss and recommend marijuana as medicine in states where it is legal. The bipartisan effort was led by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Dina Titus (D-NY), and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA). All represent medical marijuana states. Under current VA policy, embodied in VHA Directive 2011-004, which expires Sunday, VA doctors are prohibited recommending marijuana as a treatment option even in

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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
Not So Shocking News - Missouri Sheriffs Oppose Medical Marijuana

For some reason when it comes to marijuana reform, members of law enforcement almost always lead the charge for the opposition. Members of law enforcement will be quick to say that they ‘don’t make the laws, they just enforce them,’ yet law enforcement is constantly present at public hearings and events to voice their opposition to proposed marijuana law changes. I have seen it happen in almost every state that has had a reform effort that was gaining traction. Members of law enforcement will say that they oppose marijuana because it’s a gateway drug, which is a theory that has been

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Feb 032016
 February 3, 2016
Detroit Puts 211 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries On Notice

As early as this morning, medical marijuana dispensaries in Detroit will be opening envelopes containing letters from the City of Detroit regarding the city’s new registration process- and a reminder that most of them will not be in operation for very much longer. The letter was referenced in a Powerpoint presentation created by three different divisions of government and delivered to City Council during a meeting Tuesday morning. The presentation, titled “Medical Marihuana Caregiver Center Application Process Status Report For Detroit City Council,” identifies 211 dispensary locations in the city and includes a map. The status report also says, “Notice

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Feb 032016
 February 3, 2016
California Governor Signs Bill To End Medical Marijuana Deadline

Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 21, an urgency measure introduced by Rep. Jim Wood that repeals a March 1 deadline in the new state medical marijuana law that some have interpreted as requiring local jurisdictions to ban or regulate medical marijuana cultivation, or lose their licensing authority. Now that the March 1 deadline is repealed, Cal NORML is calling for all jurisdictions that are considering banning medical marijuana activities to instead table the issue, and for all cities and counties to work towards land use regulations to protect patients rights, as well as public safety and the environment. ”Driving marijuana

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