Apr 302016
 April 30, 2016
Runnin' Republican Shuts Down State Canvassers Meeting By Fleeing

Why did a member of the Michigan Board of State Canvassers bolt from the room and halt the discussions regarding a policy change being advocated for by a marijuana legalization organization? Was it a floral emergency? Norm Shinkle has faced his share of tough votes on the Board, including delivering decisions on petitions that would expand the number of casinos in Michigan, require a vote of the people before raising taxes, decide the fate of an international bridge and Michigan’s broken Emergency Manager program. On April 25, the four-member Board was convened to roll out a proposal created by Board

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Apr 302016
 April 30, 2016
Join NORML In Washington D.C. For Our 2016 National Conference and Congressional Lobby Day

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director We are excited to have finalized the agenda for our 2016 National Conference and Congressional Lobby Day! You can check out the full itinerary here. Day one will include panel discussions on a variety of topics, including the prospects of marijuana law reform in the 114th Congress, the ongoing experience with legalization in Colorado, Washington, and other states, and post prohibition concerns for marijuana consumers. Throughout the day attendees will hear policy experts from NORML, the Marijuana Policy Project, Americans for Safe Access, the National Cannabis Industries Association, and many others NORML’s Conference seminar

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Apr 292016
 April 29, 2016
Laremy Tunsil Doesn't Have A Marijuana Problem - Professional Sports Has A Cannabigotry Problem

I have been out of town the last couple of days, so I didn’t get to do one of my favorite things that I look forward to all year – hanging out at my uncle’s house eating amazing food and watching the NFL draft. My uncle is a HUGE football fan (raging Green Bay Packers fan to be specific), and he invites over lots of friends and family and makes a very good time out of all of it. I was out of town for work, so I didn’t get to go to his house, or watch the draft at

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Apr 292016
 April 29, 2016
Leading Medical Cannabis Expert To Present The Facts Behind A Solution To The Opioid Epidemic

I received the following press release today. Dr. Dustin Sulak is a very talented, knowledgeable expert. I strongly urge you to check out the event, which is free to all: One of the world’s leading medical cannabis experts, Dr. Dustin Sulak, will on May 10th, present a free to attend and view seminar that addresses a powerful solution to the opioid addiction epidemic that is sweeping the country. According to the United States Center For Disease Control: Drug Overdose Death is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. In 2014, 61% of U.S. drug overdose deaths involved some

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Apr 292016
 April 29, 2016
Human Rights Tribunal: Victoria Officer Has The Right To Express Beliefs Against The Failed War On Drugs

I am a big believer in freedom of expression. In America it’s often referred to as a First Amendment right, but even outside of America, people should obviously be allowed to express themselves too. There was a big case involving freedom of expression and an officer in Victoria (BC) who was speaking out against the failed drug war as a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). I’m happy to say that a human rights tribunal ruled in favor of the officer (and in favor of free expression!). Below is more information, via a message that I received from LEAP:

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Apr 292016
 April 29, 2016
How Much Legal Marijuana Was Sold On April 20th, 2016?

I look forward to April 20th every year, for obvious reasons. But it’s more than just a day to blaze up. I do that every day. For me 4/20 also provides a day for me to gathering with a lot of people I haven’t seen in quite awhile, and it also provides an opportunity to make new friends. I spent my 4/20 in Portland this year, and it was hands down the best 4/20 I’ve ever been a part of. My friends Dave and Linda really know how to throw a party! This was the first 4/20 that legal recreational

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Apr 282016
 April 28, 2016
Utah Poll: 66% Support For Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Utah is one of a number of states that has passed a CBD-only (for epilepsy) medical marijuana law. The law does not provide for a legal way for patients to get their CBD-only medical marijuana, which even if they could, it would still be a very limited medical marijuana program. Patients can possess and use CBD medicines, but that’s it. I don’t know how easy CBD meds are to come by in Utah, but I’d imagine it’s not easy. Instead patients have to break federal laws by obtaining medicine in other states. Clearly that’s not OK. A recent poll found

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Apr 282016
 April 28, 2016
National Medical Cannabis Advocacy Group Partners with Leading Global Law Firm

Orrick, a leading global law firm, is partnering with Americans for Safe Access’ Patients’ Rights Project to provide pro bono support to medical cannabis patients, many if not most of whom are low-income, to navigate the often confusing legal landscape of medical cannabis laws. Forty-one states, DC, Puerto Rico, and Guam all have some type of medical cannabis law today.  Each law is unique and presents varying challenges for patients trying to obtain treatment in these often complex programs. Once laws are passed, medical cannabis patients and providers are often unclear about the specifics of the laws, which leaves them

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Apr 282016
 April 28, 2016
Chicago Narcs Busted Lying Through Their Teeth In Marijuana Case

By Clarence Walker It was just another marijuana bust by Chicago’s crack dope squad and should have resulted in an easy conviction, but thanks to a forgotten camera, things didn’t exactly work out the way the cops planned. Now, the pot dealer is free, he has a bunch of cash in pocket, and it’s the cops who are facing justice. It went down on June 6, 2013, when three Chicago Police narcotics officer and a pair of suburban Glenview police officers pulled over Joseph Sperling on the pretext that he had failed to properly use his turn signal, then claimed

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Apr 282016
 April 28, 2016
'Sports Cannabis' To Take Center Stage At ArcView Event In Portland Next Week

I know a lot of people that play sports and/or exercise regularly. I used to play sports quite a bit before I was diagnosed with arthritis in my foot. I still exercise though, as should everyone. It’s estimated that over 125 million adults play some type of sport and/or exercise regularly. That number just includes adults, and when compared to the overall population of America (estimated to be about 318 million people of all ages), it becomes even more relevant. That’s why I think the ‘sports cannabis’ movement is going to be such a big deal, both for the cannabis

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