Oct 212014
 October 21, 2014
Poll: Support For Marijuana Legalization In New Hampshire Keeps Growing

A new poll is out in New Hampshire which found growing support for marijuana legalization. New Hampshire is one of the leading states on my radar to legalize marijuana via the legislature between now and 2016. The poll was conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Below are some of the findings: Although New Hampshire has legalized marijuana for medical purposes, earlier this year the New Hampshire legislature defeated an effort to legalize marijuana for recreational use. There is growing support for legalizing recreational marijuana in New Hampshire [...]

Oct 212014
 October 21, 2014
First Civil Citation For Marijuana Issued To PhillyNORML Activist

The City of Philadelphia has now implemented the new fine structure for marijuana possession. PhillyNORML activist and US Marine Corps combat veteran Mike Whiter received the first citation this morning at 8:00AM. Whiter negotiated with PPD Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan and Civil Affairs department head Captain Stephen Glenn to engage in the peaceful action. Whiter, an underground medical cannabis patient, walked into the outdoor rotunda at City Hall then lit a marijuana joint. He was issued a $100 ticket for public cannabis smoking. Whiter’s interaction with police was brief and [...]

Oct 212014
 October 21, 2014
Under De Blasio NYPD Continues Discriminatory Marijuana Arrest Crusade

A new report released by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project and the Drug Policy Alliance shows that, despite campaign promises, marijuana possession arrests under Mayor de Blasio are on track to equal – or even surpass – the number of arrests under Mayor Bloomberg. As under the Bloomberg and Giuliani administrations, these arrests are marked by shockingly high racial disparities. The report, Race, Class & Marijuana Arrests in Mayor de Blasio’s Two New Yorks: the NYPD’s Marijuana Arrest Crusade Continues in 2014 draws on data from the New York State [...]

Oct 202014
 October 20, 2014
AmeriCann Partners With Medical Marijuana Applicants In Illinois In $9 Million Alliance

AmeriCann, Inc. (ACAN OTCQX), a company that develops cannabis cultivation facilities and provides capital for cannabis entrepreneurs, has partnered with local medical marijuana applicants in the state of Illinois. “AmeriCann’s management team members have had extensive first-hand experience with compassionate medical marijuana programs for many years,” AmeriCann CEO Tim Keogh stated.  “We have seen the tremendous benefits that patients have received from medical cannabis and, as an organization, we are proud to play a role in helping to potentially bring an important medicine to patients in Illinois.” In Illinois, the [...]

Oct 202014
 October 20, 2014
Medical Marijuana Inc Files Huge Lawsuit Against Other Cannabis Companies

The marijuana industry can be a shady place at times, which is something that I’ve stated over and over. There are more ‘snake oil salesmen’ in the marijuana industry right now than I can stand. There are also more haters in the industry that I think there is in any other industry. People, for various reasons, want to throw other people under the bus, stab people in the back, or in a lot of cases, want to blatantly rip off or bash other people in the industry to try to [...]

Oct 202014
 October 20, 2014
Poll: Majority Support For Marijuana Legalization In Delaware

A growing majority of Americans want to see marijuana legalized, taxed, and regulated. The citizens of Delaware are no exception. A recent poll found that a strong majority of Delaware residents want to see Delaware follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington and legalize marijuana. Per Delaware Online: According to a new University of Delaware poll that finds 56 percent of Delawareans support legalization of marijuana use. The university polled 902 Delaware adults between Sept. 10 and 22, finding just 39 percent opposed to legalization. Delawareans older than 60 [...]

Oct 202014
 October 20, 2014
Oregon Court Rules That Local Governments May Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

It has been a wild ride for medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon. Medical marijuana dispensaries have been around for a long, long time in Oregon. However, until late 2013 they were illegal, and it wasn’t until this year that licenses were issued to make some of them completely legal. Ironically, even though the dispensaries were illegal for so long, it was only after they became legal that local governments started to crack down on some of them. Some local governments issued moratoriums prohibiting them from opening until rules could be [...]

Oct 202014
 October 20, 2014
Vote Medical Marijuana Ad: Get Educated

Americans for Safe Access created a site to track where candidates stand on the issue of medical marijuana, and I encourage readers to check it out. If you get a chance to meet with a candidate, make sure to ask where they stand on this very important issue. If a candidate has expressed support in the past, but their actions don’t match their words, feel free to call them out on their empty rhetoric. Below is an ad created by Americans for Safe Access talking more about the issue. “This [...]

Oct 202014
 October 20, 2014
Hemp Building Material Absorbs Pollutants And Improves Insulation

Hemp never ceases to amaze me. Hemp is great for making clothes. Hemp seed is a great food source. Hemp is better to make paper out of than wood, although as we continue to transition to digital formats, that need is becoming less prevalent, but still prevalent enough to be relevant nonetheless. I read an article not too far back that showed hemp is likely to be used to make more efficient batteries in the future. It appears that hemp is a stellar building material too, creating a material that [...]

Oct 202014
 October 20, 2014
How Much Money Does A Seattle Marijuana Store Make In A Day?

Legal recreational marijuana sales started in Washington near the beginning of July. However, until very recently, there was only one legal recreational marijuana store in Washington’s largest city of Seattle. There are now two stores in Seattle, with hopefully more opening sooner than later. The Seattle marijuana market consumer base is by far the largest in the state, and that translates to enormous sales revenues. How much does a Seattle marijuana store make in a day? Per Capitol Hill Seattle: Anybody who thinks Washington’s I-502 pot business is fun and [...]