Dec 142014
 December 14, 2014
Some Tribes Are Considering Growing/Selling Marijuana, Some Not So Much

Earlier this week news broke that the federal government would allow Native American tribes to grow and sell marijuana on tribal lands if the tribes desired to do so. The news seemed to come out of nowhere, as no organization or veteran activists from the marijuana community seemed to be working on the policy change. After the dust settled, it became clear that tribes themselves pushed for the policy change. This is a very significant thing, as it could result in legal marijuana being grown and sold in regions that were once thought off limits. The policy change is getting

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Dec 142014
 December 14, 2014
Meet Sugar Bob: Oregon's Marijuana Eating Deer

Richard Davis is a medical marijuana grower in southeast Oregon. When OPB went to interview him, they were surprised to find his pet deer helping on the farm. To people that aren’t from Oregon or don’t consume marijuana, this video footage might be surprising. However, if you are a marijuana consuming Oregonian, this video is likely not surprising at all. I have lived my entire life in Oregon, and I love it here. After watching the video below, I love it even more.

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Dec 142014
 December 14, 2014
Senator Booker Gives A Passionate Speech About Respect For DC Marijuana Vote

Senator Cory Booker has been a very vocal supporter of marijuana reform, and for reform of drug laws in general. He realizes that the war on drugs has failed, and has expressed so publicly many times. Earlier this week he gave a very passionate speech in support of Washington D.C.’s vote to legalize marijuana during the 2014 Election. Members of Congress are trying to undermine the will of D.C. voters by including language in a spending bill that could potentially harm implementation of D.C.’s marijuana legalization initiative. Below is video footage of the speech. A sincere thank you to Senator

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Dec 132014
 December 13, 2014
Neill Franklin At The 2014 Missouri Cannabis Conference

Below is video footage of Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, speaking to attendees at the 2014 Missouri Cannabis Conference held on Saturday, November 15, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Saint Louis. One of my prized possessions is an autographed picture of Neill that he was kind enough to send me. Neill is easily one of the most influential people in the cannabis world, and the war to end drug prohibition in general. If you are not familiar with his work, you should be:

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Dec 132014
 December 13, 2014
Poll: 60 Percent Of Americans Say States Should Decide Marijuana Policy

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Six out of ten voters believe that states, not the federal government, should authorize and enforce marijuana policy, according to national polling data reported this week by the Washington, DC think-tank Third Way. When presented with the option, 60 percent of respondents said that state officials ought to possess the authority to “control and decide whether to legalize marijuana.” Only 34 percent of those polled said that the federal government ought to enforce marijuana laws. Similarly, a super-majority of voters (67 percent) agreed, “Congress should pass a bill giving states that have legalized marijuana

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Dec 132014
 December 13, 2014
Another New York Child Dies Waiting For Emergency Access To Medical Marijuana

Yesterday, 8 year old Donella Nocera of Niagra Falls passed away while waiting for emergency access to medical marijuana to ease her end-of-life suffering. Donella was fighting stage 4 brain cancer. Her father, Nate, joined Compassionate Care NY from Donella’s bedside, fighting for emergency access for his daughter and pleading with Governor Cuomo to take action. This October, the Times-Union published Nate’s powerful op-ed about his fight to ease his daughter’s pain. Statement by Nate Nocera, father of Donella: “More than five months after Governor Cuomo signed a bill into law that was meant to bring vital treatment to our

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Dec 132014
 December 13, 2014
Obama To Native Americans: Marijuana Legalization Is OK

By Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director In a completely unexpected move by the Obama Administration, the US Department of Justice released a memo on October 28 indicating to Native American tribes that they can engage in cannabis commerce-cultivation, processing and retail sales-as long as they comport with the existing eight rules put forward in a previous August 2013 Obama Administration memo allowing states the autonomy to develop cannabis-based businesses in states where voters have passed binding ballot initiatives or elected policymakers have passed reform legislation. Distribution of marijuana to minors Revenue from the sale of marijuana from going to

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Dec 122014
 December 12, 2014
Wall Street Firm Urges Big Tobacco To Get Into Marijuana Industry

For a very long time marijuana advocates have thought that the tobacco industry would try to get into the marijuana industry. It’s something that I don’t personally support at all. The tobacco industry has used shady tactics to get people hooked on their product, and has gone to great lengths to target children. Tobacco has killed millions of people over the decades, and there is simply no place for them in the marijuana industry as far as I’m concerned. A prominent Wall Street firm has been strongly urging tobacco companies to take a hard look at the marijuana industry. Per

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Dec 122014
 December 12, 2014
Where Is The Best Place To Hide Marijuana In Your Vehicle?

It is a very bad idea to drive under the influence of marijuana. You run the risk of getting a DUII, which can cost thousands of dollars when all is said and done, result in the loss of your driving privilege, and potentially lead to forced rehab. Even driving with marijuana in your car can be risky, especially in states with ultra harsh marijuana laws. However, all marijuana veterans have had to do it at one point or another. Below is a video that I came across on YouTube that was made by a former police officer. In the video,

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Dec 122014
 December 12, 2014
It Appears That DC Marijuana Legalization Can Proceed

It’s been a wild week for marijuana legalization in D.C.. Earlier this week it appeared that marijuana legalization would be blocked in D.C. via the federal spending bill. Now it appears due to bad language in the bill, Initiative 71 will be allowed to be implemented, but that additional provisions for taxing and sales will not be allowed in the future. This seems to be the view of the Drug Policy Alliance and StopTheDrugWar.Org. Per the Drug Policy Alliance: Republicans were successful in including language in the “cromnibus” federal spending bill that interferes with the right of Washington, D.C. to set

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