Oct 302013
 October 30, 2013
Poll Shows 84% Support For Legalizing Marijuana In Ireland

I recently posted an article about Luke Ming Flanagan’s ‘Cannabis Regulation Bill 2013.’ The bill would do many things, including regulating cannabis for recreational and medical use, allowing home cultivation (up to a maximum of six cannabis plant), allowing personal possession of up to one ounce of cannabis, allowing ‘Cannabis Social Clubs’ , and setting up a ‘cannabis regulation authority’. A media outlet in Ireland, The Journal, has an online poll to see how their readers feel about legalizing marijuana. The options in the poll are ‘Yes, completely legalised both recreational and medicinal,’ ‘Yes, but only for medical reasons,’ ‘No,’ and ‘I’m not sure.’ I

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Oct 302013
 October 30, 2013
Banks And Credit Unions Willing To Work With Marijuana Businesses

One of the biggest obstacles facing the marijuana industry is banking. The federal government has not yet signaled that they will allow banks and credit unions to work with marijuana businesses. The feds have said that they are ‘considering’ it, but the federal government is ‘considering’ a lot of things that they never intend to follow up on. If banks are willing to work with the marijuana industry, and the marijuana industry wants to use banks and credit unions, why should the federal government stand in the way? I worked at a large Oregon credit union for two years. If

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Oct 302013
 October 30, 2013
Portland May Legalize Marijuana Possession Next Week, You Can Help

by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director Next Tuesday, November 5th, voters in Portland, Maine will decide whether or not to legalize the personal possession of marijuana in the city. The initiative, Question 1, would remove all criminal and civil penalties for adults possessing up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana. This means no arrest, no criminal record, no citation, no fine. We know we can win on Election Day and pass this initiative, which would send a clear message down the East Coast that the people in this region are ready to move forward on legalizing marijuana. You can help make

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Oct 302013
 October 30, 2013
Show-Me Cannabis Executive Director Challenges Narcotics Officer To Debate

Open letter to officer requests apology for insulting Facebook post After attending a Show-Me Cannabis town hall meeting in Cape Girardeau last Monday, October 21, Kevin Glaser of the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force posted a public status update to his Facebook page disparaging the other people who attended the meeting. In response, Show-Me Cannabis Regulation Executive Director John Payne has issued an open letter that requests Glaser apologize for his remarks and debate Payne in a public forum. While at the meeting, Glaser engaged in debate with the panelists, including State Representative Paul Curtman, Sergeant Gary Wiegert, and Payne.

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Oct 292013
 October 29, 2013
Deadhead OG Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Deadhead OG Cannabis Strain Review And Pics Deadhead OG is bred by The Cali Connection and is a 60/40 hybrid of ’91 Chemdawg X SFV OG. The plant grows to medium height and typically finishes flowering between 65 and 75 days. Good for insomnia, anxiety and pain. “A perfect strain for night time when you need to turn off the stress of the day and get some sleep.” – Brad420Brad Check out the Deadhead OG marijuana strain on THCFinder.Com, and see what people had to say about Deadhead OG, and how Deadhead OG affects various ailments. Buy quality marijuana seeds at

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Oct 292013
 October 29, 2013
ACLU Seeks Ruling In Arizona To Protect Access To Medical Marijuana In All Forms

MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA – The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Arizona filed a lawsuit Monday in the Superior Court of Arizona for Maricopa County to protect the parents of five-year-old Zander Welton from criminal prosecution for successfully treating their son’s debilitating seizures with a medical marijuana extract. The lawsuit names as defendants the state of Arizona, Gov. Janice Brewer, Maricopa County Attorney William Montgomery, the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services William Humble. Zander’s severe epilepsy is one symptom of his focal cortical dysplasia type 2A, a rare,

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Oct 292013
 October 29, 2013
Washington Post Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization In D.C.

The Washington Post supported marijuana prohibition for decades. Like most of the main stream media, the Washington Post perpetuated false marijuana stereotypes, helped spread the ‘marijuana is a gateway drug’ theory, and blamed marijuana for everything that was bad about society. Allen St. Pierre, the Executive Director of NORML, wrote an excellent piece when the Washington Post was recently sold titled ‘Will Washington Post Sale Help End Prohibition?’. In the article he highlights some of the anti-marijuana moves the Washington Post has made in the past: Activism (one time the Washington Post compared 10,000 cannabis activists gathered in DC to protest prohibition laws

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Oct 292013
 October 29, 2013
Florida Medical Marijuana Petition Headed To Supreme Court

On December 5th, the Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments in regards to the constitutionality of our medical marijuana petition. Besides collecting the 683,149 signatures, this is the most crucial hurdle to getting on next year’s ballot. We’re pleased with the rapid speed in which they are addressing the manner, and feel confident with our legal position. In fact, we redrafted the petition last year specifically to comply with the stringent requirements of the court regarding ballot amendments. Please help us gear up for this critically important legal battle by making a contribution here. Our needs are now much more

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Oct 292013
 October 29, 2013
Putting Chickens On Hemp Diet Increases Health Of Their Eggs

Courtesy of The Joint Blog A new study published in the Journal of Consumer Protection and Food Safety has found that chickens fed primarily with hemp produce healthy, omega-3 rich eggs that may provide more nutrients than eggs laid by chickens who are fed differently. For the study, chickens were placed on a diet of linseed cake, rapeseed cake and hemp seed cake (“cake” is the byproduct of pressing the seed into oil). Researchers found that those fed with hemp seed cake produced healthy eggs that were higher in omega-3s. Feeding the chickens hemp seed cake also provides the “possibility of the enrichment of

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Oct 292013
 October 29, 2013
Michigan Council Candidate Sees Campaign Finance Boost From Marijuana Supporters

ANN ARBOR- In preparation for the 2013 election Councilwoman Sabra Briere has far outpaced her challenger, due in part to fundraising by the medical marijuana community. Briere has been a member of Council in the 1st Ward for several election cycles. MLive reports that she has raised over $11,000 in campaign contributions aimed at her re-election on November 5th. Her challenger, Jeff Hayner, is listed as an Independent and has raised $2680. Among Briere’s supporters, MLive lists community members, political allies and “medical marijuana dispensary owners”. “Sabra is the kind of politician that truly speaks for her constituents,” said Ann Arbor cannabis

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