Feb 252015
 February 25, 2015
Petition Filed - Idaho's New Approach To Marijuana

A press release from my hardworking friends at New Approach Idaho: New Approach Idaho is pleased to announce that we submitted a citizen’s initiative petition named “Idaho’s New Approach to Marijuana” to the Idaho Secretary of State’s office on Friday, February 20th, 2015. It will be available for circulation at the beginning of April, 2015. Our petition includes: The Idaho Medical Marijuana Act, which will create a safe access program for Idaho’s qualified patients to utilize Marijuana as a beneficial medicine. The petition will allow for 12 plants, 3oz of usable marijuana, and medical marijuana organizations. Decriminalization of 3 oz

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Feb 252015
 February 25, 2015
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher Brings Marijuana Legalization To GOP

Too often, marijuana legalization is seen as a liberal, Democratic policy ideal that is opposed by conservative Republicans. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who worked as a speechwriter for conservative icon Ronald Reagan, is doing his part to educate the public and his fellow Republican colleagues, that ending cannabis prohibition includes the conservative ideals of personal liberty, states’ rights and limited government. At the International Cannabis Business Conference, the Orange County Republican was even willing to sit down for Marijuana Politicswith convicted drug dealer “Freeway” Ricky Ross to both listen to the felon-turned-author as well as promote the need to reform our

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Feb 252015
 February 25, 2015
Trial Starts Today In Widely Watched Federal Medical Marijuana Case

Trial starts Wednesday in a widely watched federal medical marijuana case from eastern Washington State known as the Kettle Falls Five. The Obama Administration is aggressively pursuing marijuana trafficking charges against a family of patients who claim to have been growing for themselves in full compliance with Washington State’s medical marijuana law. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is also choosing to try them in defiance of a recent Congressional ban on DOJ interference in the implementation of state law. What: Trial of the Kettle Falls Five, medical marijuana patients growing for themselves in eastern Washington State When: Jury selection begins

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Feb 252015
 February 25, 2015
Marijuana At The Polls In Michigan

Voters in the tiny city of Montrose, Michigan go to the polls today with only one issue on their ballot: to eliminate criminal penalties for adult use, possession and transportation of marijuana. The issue was placed on the ballot via a petition drive completed in 2014. Petitions and paperwork were not processed in a timely manner, forcing the issue off the November ballot and bumping it to the next election. Across Michigan, approximately 60 communities are voting today on various issues. Genesee County Clerk John Gleason announced in December that Montrose’s marijuana proposal would be on the February ballot. Montrose

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Feb 252015
 February 25, 2015
Debunking The Latest Smear Campaign Against Marijuana

There has been a lot of media coverage about a study that claims that consuming marijuana will make you crazy. I have consumed marijuana for over half my life, and not one time has it made me psychotic. I know people that have consumed marijuana for 4-5 decades, and they also have never gone crazy. In the video below, Paul Armentano of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) joins Thom Hartmann and thoroughly debunks this new claim that is floating around media circles. It’s sad to think that despite how far we have come, the mainstream

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Feb 252015
 February 25, 2015
Join The CO2 Company At The OMMBC

The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference (OMMBC) will bring together the top cannabis law reform advocates and industry professionals March 15th-16th in Eugene, Oregon. The OMMBC combines both activism and business to provide a holistic approach to anyone in the cannabis industry or thinking of joining. The conference provides the latest information about the current Oregon medical marijuana industry and insight into the cannabis industry once legalization goes into effect for all adults. In addition to the great information, networking opportunities also abound at the OMMBC. Growers, processors, dispensaries and advocates will all benefit from mingling with other industry participants.

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Feb 242015
 February 24, 2015
Congresswoman Promises Fight To Maintain D.C. Marijuana Legalization

The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said that she sees no reason why the end of the 30-day congressional review period for the District of Columbia’s self-executing marijuana legalization initiative, Initiative 71, on Wednesday should be eventful if Members attend to their own business and principles.  The initiative takes effect on Thursday.  Norton said that it would be “unseemly and arbitrary” for Congress to try to interfere again with the most restrictive marijuana legalization law in the country while other jurisdictions continue to enact far more permissive reform laws. “If the Republican Congress, which can’t decide to

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Your Brain On Marijuana Is Just Fine

 Posted by at 9:00 AM on February 24, 2015  Marijuana Science
Feb 242015
 February 24, 2015
Your Brain On Marijuana Is Just Fine

If you smoke marijuana, you will permanently lose 8 IQ points as chronic THC exposure hastens the age-related loss of hippocampal neurons.  The resulting impairments in neural connectivity will degrade memory, learning, and impulse control, eventually leading to an increasing likelihood of becoming addicted to heroin. The federal government says so, right here on the “What are marijuana’s long-term effects on the brain?” page at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Scares about marijuana’s long-term effects are as old as prohibition itself.  The problem for the scaremongers is that there are plenty of older pot smokers actively debunking all the

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Feb 242015
 February 24, 2015
Researchers: Marijuana May Be Safer Than Previously Thought

Marijuana has never killed anyone, ever. That’s a fact that marijuana supporters have offered up for many decades now. It’s a simple form of proof that marijuana is safer than many things that are not prohibited, such as alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceuticals, and many other things. New research was released yesterday that suggests that marijuana is even safer than previously thought. Per the Washington Post: Compared with other recreational drugs — including alcohol — marijuana may be even safer than previously thought. And researchers may be systematically underestimating risks associated with alcohol use. Those are the top-line findings of recent research

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Feb 242015
 February 24, 2015
Kosher Marijuana Edibles Could Be Coming To New York

I have a lot of friends in the marijuana industry and activism movement that are Jewish. I am not Jewish, but I have always respected the Jewish religion and culture. One of my Jewish friends text me a link while I was at work yesterday which talked about the likelihood of some medical marijuana products in New York getting certified as being kosher. Per the Jewish Daily Forward: Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of the Orthodox Union’s kosher certification agency, said he has held “preliminary discussions” with several companies interested in obtaining a kosher seal of approval for medical marijuana. The

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