Aug 252015
 August 25, 2015
Voters In Key Swing States Want A President That Will Respect State Marijuana Laws

Very happy to pass along amazing poll results from Tom Angell and the Marijuana Majority: New polling data reveals that voters in early presidential primary states overwhelmingly support ending federal prosecutions of people acting in accordance with state marijuana laws. Among respondents, 71% in Iowa and 73% in New Hampshire agree that “states should be able to carry out their own marijuana laws without federal interference.” Just 13% of Iowans and 15% of New Hampshirites think that “the federal government should arrest and prosecute people who are following state marijuana laws.” “Politicians running to become our next president should take

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Aug 252015
 August 25, 2015
The Unintended Consequence Of The High Times Cannabis Cup

The High Times Cannabis Cup wrapped up this weekend in Clio, just north of Flint, and thousands of people attended- some even stuck it out when Michigan showed her August fury and dumped rain on the event for most of Sunday. But what is left when the crowds are gone and the muddy fields have dried up? What is rarely reported on is the event’s unintended consequence to the community, the fallout after the High Times cannaexplosion. What happens next? Well, signs get painted. Buildings get improved. Gas station owners on Saginaw Street can perk up their properties from the

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How To Pass A Drug Test For Marijuana

 Posted by at 6:39 AM on August 25, 2015  Drug Testing
Aug 252015
 August 25, 2015
How To Pass A Drug Test For Marijuana

Myths, Options & FAQ About Marijuana Drug Testing Passing a drug test for marijuana is an unfortunate reality for many Americans who get tested for new jobs or by their existing employer. Even with the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in states throughout the country private companies are drug testing more than ever and marijuana is still number one on the list. Most employers use 3rd party drug testing labs to perform drug tests. As the test taker you are provided an address and time to go to a scheduled drug test performed by a lab technician. In some

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Aug 242015
 August 24, 2015
Where Is The Best Place To Buy Recreational Marijuana In Portland, Oregon On October 1st?

I love rooting for people that fight for social justice. Especially when their fight includes a David versus Goliath story, and marijuana. I have found my new favorite medical marijuana dispensary in Portland, Oregon. It’s called Panacea, and it’s located at 6714 NE Sandy Blvd. I had heard about Panacea for a little while now (they are about four months old), and everything I have heard was positive. I first heard about Panacea from my friends at Eclipse Farm-Ecology. I have the utmost respect for Eclipse because of how they put their ethics and carbon footprint considerations above business. And

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Aug 242015
 August 24, 2015
Why Activists Nationwide Should Support Missouri Marijuana Reform

I have been fortunate enough to make some good friends from Missouri since I started this blog. The people behind the successful Oregon marijuana legalization initiative were cannabis refugees from Missouri. I’ve never visited Missouri, but I hope to make it there sometime soon. If there is one thing that I know about Missouri, it’s that their marijuana laws are very scary. Missouri once sentenced a man to life in prison for marijuana only offenses (Jeff Mizanskey). Get caught selling any amount of marijuana, and you are looking at a felony, at least 7 years in prison, and a hefty

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Aug 242015
 August 24, 2015
Recap: Portland NORML Membership Meeting August 22, 2015

By Jennifer Alexander If you didn’t make it out to our last membership meeting this past Saturday, you missed an awesome presentation by Joy Beckerman Maher on hempcrete.  We learned a lot about this incredible building material and watched her demonstrate the process of building with hempcrete! But first, we started off the meeting announcing upcoming events, including the Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference on September 12 – 13 and the High Times Cannabis Cup, which is currently seeking approval from the City of Milwaukie to take place September 19 – 20. After that, our Executive Director, Russ Belville, talked

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Aug 242015
 August 24, 2015
Action Alert: Help Push Medical Marijuana Over The Finish Line In Pennsylvania

On Tuesday August 25th, the House of Representatives will go back into session. That means the ‘medical cannabis task force’ will be getting back to work. This task force, led by Reps. Dom Costa, Rep Jim Cox, MaryJo Daley, Sheryl Delozie, Ed Gainey, Ron Marisco, Joseph Petrarca, Mike Regan, Peter Schweyer, and Jesse Topper have been working on new medical cannabis legislation based off of Senate Bill 3 and the numerous hearings that the Health and Judiciary committees held earlier this year. Some say we could see a vote as early as September, but in the meantime, they need to

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Aug 232015
 August 23, 2015
Check Out Cannasure Insurance Services At The 2015 Fall Regional Cannabis Business Summit

If you are like me, and I think like most Americans, you find insurance to be very boring. There are a lot of details dealing with a seemingly endless list of possible scenarios and by the time I try to wrap my head around all of it I can’t remember half the stuff I was reading about insurance policies. At the end of the day, I just want to know that I have good insurance, and that my insurance company has my back. That goes for health insurance, car insurance, home insurance, etc. I describe myself as an overly-paranoid person,

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Aug 232015
 August 23, 2015
Poll: 53% Of Canadians Want Marijuana To Be Legalized

I grew up in Oregon and started consuming marijuana in the mid 90’s. Back then Canadian marijuana was everywhere in the Pacific Northwest. It seemed like the closer you got to the Canadian border, the cheaper the dank marijuana became. That’s not to say that there wasn’t locally grow quality marijuana, because that has almost always been around in the Pacific Northwest. But I’m talking about the big weight, ‘the work’ we used to call it back in the day. Almost all of that came from Canada back in those days. Back then I always looked at Canada as being

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Aug 232015
 August 23, 2015
Menominee Indian Tribe Votes To Legalize Medical And Recreational Marijuana

Last year the Obama Administration declared that the United States government would not stand in the way if Native American tribes wanted to legalize recreational and/or medical marijuana sales and cultivation. It was one of the most significant public policy shifts in marijuana enforcement history because it put just about every state in America in play for marijuana reform, albeit only on reservations within those states. But that’s important because there are areas of America where marijuana reform sounds unheard of, yet it could occur at any time at any reservation in that region. That’s a very big deal. So

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