Jun 252016
 June 25, 2016
Tomorrow: Cannabis Charity Open, Benefiting The Denver Colorado AIDS Project

If you are in the area, below is an oustanding event: Premium Pete’s Cannabis and High Rollers dispensary are partnering with The Hemp Connoisseur Magazine to host the Cannabis Charity Open benefiting the Denver Colorado AIDS Project (DCAP). As part of an industry born by the will of the voters, we feel it is important to give back to our community. By sponsoring the charitable golf tournament in Denver, we hope to help those affected by HIV/AIDS to live healthier, more comfortable lives. DCAP has been helping people with HIV/AIDS for more than 30 years by providing counseling, transportation, housing

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Jun 252016
 June 25, 2016
NORML's Legislative Round Up Last Week Of June 2016

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director This has been an exceptionally busy week at the state and federal level for marijuana law reform. Keep reading to get the latest news and to find out how you can #TakeAction. Federal: A bipartisan coalition of House and Senate lawmakers have proposed legislation, the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2016, to expedite clinical investigations into the safety and efficacy of cannabis. Passage of the measures —House Bill 5549 and Senate Bill 3077 — would expedite federal reviews of clinical protocols involving cannabis, provide greater access to scientists who wish to study the drug, and mandate

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Jun 242016
 June 24, 2016
Deleware Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Calls For The End Of Cannabis Prohibition

Out of Delaware: Yesterday, state senator and Republican gubernatorial candidate Colin Bonini, publically stated he would sponsor a bill to tax and regulate the marijuana, a move that would make Delaware the first state in the nation to do so legislatively. This signals that the tide is shifting away from the failed policy of prohibition and toward a new, sensible way forward. Now is the time to tell your senator and representative that you agree with Sen. Bonini and ask them to support this responsible policy. His statements came during a debate on a HB 332, a bill sponsored by

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Jun 242016
 June 24, 2016
Just The Beginning With Medical Marijuana In Ohio

An e-mail I received out of Ohio today: Earlier this month, Ohio became the 25th medical marijuana state, a compassionate step toward helping thousands of ill patients. But passing the law was just the beginning. While we’re happy the government passed the bill, we don’t trust the government to faithfully and speedily implement the law — unless we’re at the table with them. It’s up to us to ensure the system is fair and delivers on the promises lawmakers made to create a compassionate program. Please make a donation today, and ensure we have staff attorneys at the table in

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Jun 242016
 June 24, 2016
House Republicans Strip Veterans Equal Access Amendment In Dead Of Night

On Wednesday, in the dead of night, as House Democrats held a sit-in for gun safety, House Republicans stripped language that would make it easier for qualified veterans to access state-legal medical marijuana from legislation to fund the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). With no transparency and little opportunity for Members to review, the House passed the legislation shortly after 3:00 AM (ET) that night. The Senate will vote on the legislation next. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) released the following statement: “Our language ensuring fair treatment for our veterans had broad, bipartisan support and passed

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Finding A Dab Rig In The Flavor Revolution

 Posted by at 10:03 PM on June 24, 2016  Marijuana Products
Jun 242016
 June 24, 2016
Finding A Dab Rig In The Flavor Revolution

Something changed around 2010. Something called “concentrates” started growing in popularity out west, like the wild manifest destiny of smokers everywhere. But you probably know all about that. Hell, you were probably there. The capital I smoking Industry has, if anything, fostered a much more open and diverse community than it was originally known for. And with this shift towards a wider and more normalized demographic, the values and passions of those in the community have really had the opportunity to crack open. Dab rigs, a more specialized kind of water pipe, started popping up around local headshops everywhere. Concentrates

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Jun 232016
 June 23, 2016
MILegalize Fundraiser At Comos With Special Guest Craig Covey

For those in the area: July 1, a Friday, in Ferndale from 5 to 9 PM, at Como’s Restaurant we will have a big fundraiser with hors d’oeuvres, speakers, an auction and entertainment. Only $25 admission, but feel free to give more. Speakers include Candidate for Oakland County Sheriff Craig Covey, Cannabis Counsel Attorney Tom Lavigne, Iraq Vet and Activist Dakota Blue Serna, Cannabis Warrior Chad Marrow, MMJ expert Dr Peter Johnson and MILegalize Board Member and longtime Activist Chuck Ream. More to be announced. As MI Legalize continues our legal battle against the state, we need to ensure that

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Jun 232016
 June 23, 2016
Attorney Files Federal Class Action Lawsuit Against MSP, Oakland County Labs

Komorn Law has filed a class-action suit in federal court against the Directors of the Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division and Oakland County’s Forensic Services Laboratory over 4th Amendment and due process violations in the way marijuana evidence is being officially reported to Courts by those labs. Also named in the suit: Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard and Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, head of the State Police. The suit names as Plaintiffs four individuals who have had these questionable lab results on seized evidence used against them in a court of law, and include Max Lorincz, Earl Carruthers, Jason

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Jun 232016
 June 23, 2016
June 26: Washington, DC Support. Don't Punish Day Of Action

Check out the worthwhile event below: Support. Don’t Punish. is a global advocacy campaign to raise awareness of the harms being caused by the war on drugs. The campaign aims to promote drug policies that respect human rights and protect public health, to change laws and policies that impede access to harm reduction interventions and other evidence-based services, and to end the criminalisation of people who use drugs. The United States’ government is a financial disaster and societal menace. It’s responsible for bloated government budgets and broken communities, especially those of lower financial classes and people of color. On June

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Jun 232016
 June 23, 2016
Congressional Leadership Resists Bipartisan-Backed Marijuana Reforms

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director Congressional leaders have moved in recent days to quash a number of proposed marijuana law reforms. Specifically, provisions previously voted on by Congress to expand medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans have been removed by leadership during the conference committee process. Members have yet to speak publicly as to why the language was removed. Both the Senate and the House versions of the Fiscal Year 2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill contained the marijuana-friendly provisions prior to the reconciliation process. The move follows a decision earlier this week by Republican leaders on

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