Apr 262016
 April 26, 2016
Cannabis Industry Social W/ Tobias Read May 9

Members of Oregon’s cannabis industry will meet with Oregon Treasurer candidate Tobias Read on May 9th in Portland. Two of the biggest issues facing Oregon’s cannabis industry today (and America’s industry for that matter) are lack of banking access and the need for tax reform (280e). That’s why it’s important that Oregon voters choose the right person for the job, which I personally feel is Tobias Read. I will be out of town when the social takes place, otherwise I would absolutely be there. Below is more information, via the event’s Facebook page: Please join us for a social hour

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Apr 262016
 April 26, 2016
Clarkston May Be The First City In Georgia To Decriminalize Marijuana

There are a lot of municipalities looking into decriminalizing marijuana possession. It would be nice if they were pursuing full legalization, but in a lot parts of America, decriminalization is the logical first step towards reforming marijuana laws. State victories may be unattainable right now for various reasons in certain parts of the country, but local decriminalization is achievable. One city in Georgia is trying to be the first to decriminalize marijuana possession in the state. Per Atlanta Journal Constitution: The city of Clarkston is pressing ahead with a vote as early as next week to make it the first city

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Apr 262016
 April 26, 2016
Louisiana Lawmakers To Hold Hearing On Medical Marijuana Bill Tomorrow

The Louisiana House Health and Welfare Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday morning on a bill that would establish a workable medical marijuana program that allows patients with serious illnesses to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. Several local patients and advocates will be attending the hearing to express their support for the measure. The Therapeutic Use of Cannabis Act (HB 1112), introduced by Rep. Ted James (D-Baton Rouge), would allow Louisiana residents with qualifying medical conditions to access medical marijuana from a limited number of regulated dispensaries. WHAT: Louisiana House committee hearing on HB 1112,

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Apr 262016
 April 26, 2016
Rhode Island Poll: 55% Support For Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Rhode Island lawmakers are making a final push before the current session ends. One of the bills they are considering is H 7752, which is known as the ‘Marijuana Regulation, Control, and Taxation Act.’ It would make possession of limited amounts of marijuana legal for adults 21 years of age and older, and it would establish a tightly controlled system of licensed marijuana cultivation sites, testing facilities, and retail stores. Rhode Island was near the top of many lists related to states most likely to be the first to legalize recreational marijuana via legislative action. A recent poll was conducted by Brown

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Apr 252016
 April 25, 2016
What Is THCV And How Is It Different From THC?

Cannabinoids. So many cannabinoids. Everyone of them has their own characteristics, and more are likely to be discovered. As far as I know, there are at least 111 known cannabinoids (fact check please, let me know if there are more!). A lot of them are unknown. The first cannabinoid (tetrahydrocannabinol) was discovered in 1964 at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam and his colleagues, Dr. Yehiel Gaoni and Dr. Haviv Edery. Research has been limited for the cannabis plant since that time, so a lot has yet to be discovered as to the traits and benefits

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Apr 252016
 April 25, 2016
DCMJ Says White House Meeting Was Good First Step But Group Seeks Higher Level Sit Down

DCMJ, the cannabis legalization group that successfully worked to pass the Initiative 71 ballot measure legalizing marijuana in the District of Columbia, called their meeting with the White House “a move in the right direction” toward removing marijuana from Schedule One of the Controlled Substance Act. “This is a good first step, but we hope to continue the dialogue with the White House,” said Adam Eidinger, co-founder of DCMJ. “We thanked the White House for extending the invitation, but it is clear that our work is far from finished. This is only the start. What we are requesting is a

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Apr 252016
 April 25, 2016
Tomorrow At Interphex - From Seed To Solution With Leaps In Cannabis Progress

The largest pharmaceutical manufacturing conference is taking place this week in New York. The conference is called Interphex. I am not a fan of the pharmaceutical industry, which I have made clear over the years. That is largely due to the fact that the pharmaceutical industry pushes harmful substances, and historically ignores the medical properties of whole plant cannabis. I’m happy to say that there will be a cannabis presence at the event, which I think will be good for people to hear. There’s going to be a presentation called ‘Medicine Authenticity: From Seed to Solution with Leaps in Cannabis

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Apr 252016
 April 25, 2016
Does FANG Have The Authority To Raid Medical Marijuana Dispensaries?

A trio of medical marijuana distribution centers in Genesee County have recently been raided- some places, more than once- by the Flint Area Narcotics Group, or FANG, but did the multi-jurisdictional task force have the authority to perform the raids? That’s the question raised by Komorn Law in defense of their client, the owners of Clio Caregiver Connection. Their day in court is April 25, at 3pm before the Hon. Judge Archie Hayman in 7th Circuit Court, Flint. As one of the three raided facilities, the C3 is being sued as a nuisance by FANG via the Genesee County Prosecutor’s

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Rick Doblin Speaking At #SSDP2016

 Posted by at 10:30 PM on April 24, 2016  Marijuana Video
Apr 242016
 April 24, 2016
Rick Doblin Speaking At #SSDP2016

I remember back when I was growing up, there was no internet. Well, there was a rudimentary form of the internet, but it hadn’t been ‘created by Al Gore’ yet. If you don’t understand that reference, you are likely much younger than I am. Today information is at people’s fingertips, and awareness spreads so much faster as a result. A great example of that is a video that was uploaded by Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). The video was made by Rick Doblin, who was basically cyber presenting at the recent SSDP conference via the video. Now I’m cyber

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Apr 242016
 April 24, 2016
Recent Study Shows That Cannabis Fights Osteoarthritis Related Cartilage Breakdown

One of my favorite things to do in life is play basketball. I’m not the best at it, and definitely don’t possess the genetics and talent that I wish I had in order to have pursued my dreams as a basketball player growing up, but it’s something that I’ve always enjoyed. It was the only form of exercise that I could do that came naturally. Running around a track gets boring. Trying to make it rain at noon ball open gym was always much funner. I have played in a lot of city basketball leagues, and play in a basketball

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