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 182014
 November 18, 2014
The Marijuana Industry Needs To Do A Better Job Of Supporting Marijuana Reform

Something that has always bothered me, and that I’ve always been very vocal about, is that too many marijuana business owners and executives don’t do enough to support marijuana reform. They make large sums of money, but when they are asked to donate to the cause they act like they don’t have a dime to their name. Why is that? I’ve always pointed out that marijuana businesses should support reform in any way that they can mainly because it’s the right thing to do. And if being noble doesn’t fit […]

Nov 122014
 November 12, 2014
March For Medical Marijuana In Florida

I was asked by a reader to share a crowd funding effort for a march for medical marijuana in Florida. Below is more info. If you are able, please consider making a donation: Our group is trying to gather funds to rally in Tallahassee in support of medical marijuana. Whether it is in the legislative session or rallying on the streets, there is no question that educating the public on this subject is essential to get our legislators to pay attention to the voice of The People. Any monies that are […]

Nov 102014
 November 10, 2014
Who Voted Against Medical Marijuana In Florida?

Florida’s medical marijuana initiative, Amendment 2, was narrowly defeated on Election Day 2014. Despite the fact that the initiative received almost 58% of the vote, it still lost due to the fact that Florida requires at least 60% of the vote. By all accounts, the measure was very close to passing. Organizers plan on running a similar initiative in 2016 unless Florida’s Legislature steps up and passes a meaningful medical marijuana bill, which is clearly something that a large majority of Floridians want. If the Florida Legislature drags their feet, […]

Nov 102014
 November 10, 2014
Massachusetts Approves Four More Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Prior to last week, there were eleven medical marijuana dispensaries working their way through the licensing process in Massachusetts. Currently, there are not dispensaries operating at all in the state. You can now add four more dispensaries to the list of hoop jumping applicants. Per WBUR.org: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has given three companies provisional approval to open four medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. Patriot Care Corp., which already has a Lowell dispensary in the works, was approved for dispensaries at 21 Milk Street in Boston and […]

Nov 042014
 November 4, 2014
Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative Fails, But Still Gets Strong Majority Of Votes

Sadly, it appears that Florida’s medical marijuana initiative has failed to pass, according to several media reports. The ‘Yes on Amendment 2′ campaign did a stellar job and shouldn’t hang their heads. A strong majority of Florida voters approved the medical marijuana initiative. In just about any other state the 2014 Election Day results would have been enough. But in Florida an initiative has to get at least 60% of the vote, and as a result, the initiative didn’t pass. Opponents will no doubt celebrate their ‘victory.’ However, I hope […]

Guam Legalizes Medical Marijuana

 Posted by at 7:42 AM on November 4, 2014  Medical Marijuana Policy
Nov 042014
 November 4, 2014
Guam Legalizes Medical Marijuana

According to multiple sources, Guam is going to legalize medical marijuana. with 50 of 58 precincts counted, medical marijuana is winning in Guam by a margin of 56% to 44%. It’s a great day for the patients of Guam, who will soon have a new way to medicate that is much safer than pharmaceutical drugs. Under Guam’s new law, a patient can possess an “adequate supply” of medical marijuana. This is defined as three months, but what the true amount will be will be determined by The Department of Public […]

Nov 022014
 November 2, 2014
Anxiously Waiting For 2014 'Marijuana Midterm' Election Day

After the historic 2012 Election, where Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana and anti-marijuana Attorney General candidate Dwight Holton was defeated in Oregon, many states started contemplating their next move. Would they wait until the next Presidential election year (2016), or make an attempt at achieving reform in the very next election (2014). There was a lot of arguing, and some shunning by national marijuana reform leaders, with many people declaring that 2014 was off limits, and that any attempts in 2014 would fail and therefore would affect chances in 2016. […]

Nov 012014
 November 1, 2014
Michigan Marijuana Voter Guides

2014 has been a particularly nasty election cycle. New sources of seemingly unrestricted advertising have hammered away at candidates in election races from local contests to the Supreme Court. Where does a person who supports marijuana law reform turn to find out who REALLY supports their position? To The Compassion Chronicles, of course! Several voting guides have been produced this year- I wrote one myself- and each offers a slight variation on the list of candidates recommended. Here’s a breakdown of each listing and their top recommendations.   1. The […]

Nov 012014
 November 1, 2014
Jimmy Buffett Endorses Medical Marijuana In Florida

Jimmy Buffett is very popular, especially in Florida among older voters. So when he publicly endorses medical marijuana in Florida, it’s a big deal. My grandma was on the fence about marijuana legalization for a long time, and what pushed her over the top was a video that I showed her where Willie Nelson endorsed marijuana legalization. ‘If it is good enough for Willie, it is good enough for me!’ she exclaimed. Below is a video in which Jimmy Buffet expresses his support for Florida Amendment 2 and various other […]