Apr 102013
 April 10, 2013
Pro-Marijuana Billboard Goes Back Up In Portland After Being Vandalized

A couple of weeks ago I posted an article talking about how happy I was to see a pro-marijuana billboard go up in Portland, Oregon. The Marijuana Policy Project was responsible for putting up the billboard, which was right in time for alcohol awareness month and a popular alcohol festival in Portland. By the end of the day, the sign had been vandalized by someone that couldn’t handle the truth – marijuana is safer than alcohol. Below is the original billboard:   Below is the sign vandalized, as confirmed by […]

Apr 102013
 April 10, 2013
Schedule For The High Times Cannabis Cup In Denver Has Been Announced

It has always been my dream to participate on a panel at a High Times Cannabis Cup. Maybe next time! Below is the schedule for the first recreational Cannabis Cup ever held in the United States: Doors open at noon both days of the expo. The seminar stage is located in the main building of EXDO. The awards show will take place in the expo hall of EXDO’s main building. Friday, April 19 An Evening with Snoop Lion Details to come. Saturday, April 20 1:30 p.m. THE ART OF EDIBLES Elise McDonough […]

Apr 102013
 April 10, 2013
Celebrate The Dawn Of Marijuana Legalization With A NORML T-Shirt

On Election Day 2012, Colorado and Washington residents voted overwhelmingly to legalize marijuana. In the months that followed nearly two dozen states have introduced countless bills to reform marijuana laws locally, including an unprecendent ten measures that would legalize marijuana outright. In Washington, DC, more measures than any previous year have been introduced to roll back the federal prohibition on marijuana. On April 20th, 2013 celebrate our recent victories and support the ongoing fight to bring these reforms nationwide by buying one of these limited edition NORML t-shirts available exclusively […]

Apr 102013
 April 10, 2013
Study Shows Likely Explosion Of Marijuana Industry Revenue By 2018

For those that haven’t noticed lately, using marijuana as a substitute for pills, booze and other deadly means of ‘taking the edge off’ ones’ day has steadily been gaining public support across the United States. With a current revenue stream of $1.5 billion, primarily based on Washington and Colorado’s legalization efforts. Many believe the cash value of America’s most ‘chronic crop’ could easily reach over $6 billion by 2018. Caroline Fairchild — “The two states both legalized the recreational use of weed in November. Elsewhere, 18 states and Washington, D.C. have made medical marijuana legal, […]

Apr 102013
 April 10, 2013
Maine Legislative Committee Overwhelmingly Approves Measure Allowing Hemp Cultivation

Yesterday, with a vote of 9-1, Maine’s Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee approved a measure explicitly allowing hemp cultivation in the state, even before a federal change takes place. Under current Maine law, hemp is legal for certain purposes, though the law mandates that an individual can’t receive a license to grow until federal law changes – this measure would remove that requirement, and would allow farmers in the state to begin cultivating hemp this year. On top of making this change, the measure would remove a requirement that mandates that applicants for a hemp license […]

Apr 102013
 April 10, 2013
Former Parole And Probation Officer Working To Legalize Marijuana

When I had the honor of testifying before the Oregon House Judiciary Committee in support of House Bill 3371, a measure that would regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol, I was pleased to have a former parole and probation officer there supporting the measure as well.  Shelley Fox-Loken represented Law Enforcement Against Prohibition in submitting written testimony in support of HB 3371. Ms. Loken also had a guest column published by The Oregonian: People are sometimes surprised to hear that someone who dedicated her life to public safety would favor the legalization […]

Apr 102013
 April 10, 2013
Cheech And Chong's Animated Movie Soundtrack Released

Los Angeles, CA – The infamous stoner duo Cheech and Chong are back and animated in a new feature-length film, aptly titled Cheech and Chong’s Animated Movie, premiering at an exclusive, invite-only VIP green carpet event on April 17th at the legendary ROXY Theatre in Los Angeles. After all these years, the iconic Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong are still smokin’ strong and have also baked up a bag full of songs for the film’s soundtrack, which will be available through all digital retailers beginning April 9th from Ode Sounds […]

Apr 102013
 April 10, 2013
Bill To Tax And Regulate Marijuana Introduced In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania recently joined the growing list of states considering taxing and regulating marijuana like alcohol this year, when Sen. Daylin Leach (D-17) introduced SB 528. The proposal was referred to the Senate Law and Justice Committee on April 3. Sen. Leach’s bill, the Regulate Marijuana Act, would allow adults 21 and over to possess, grow, process, or transport up to six marijuana plants (three or fewer being mature) and possess the marijuana produced by those plants where they were grown, provided that the growing takes place in a secure location. In […]

Apr 092013
 April 9, 2013
Superstar Coalition To Obama: Let's Tackle Drug Policy Reform Together

Russell Simmons, Will Smith, Dr. Boyce Watkins, Scarlett Johansson, Ron Howard, Mark Wahlberg, Kim Kardashian, Ben Jealous, Eva Longoria, Demi Moore, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Russell Brand, John Legend, Sir Richard Branson, Nicki Minaj, Harry Belafonte, and many others: NOW IS THE TIME for paradigm shift in CRIMINAL JUSTICE policies Powerful Group Urges New Approaches to Failed Drug War, Move from Criminal Justice Toward Public Health Approach NEW YORK, April 9, 2013 - Today, a coalition of over 175 artists, actors, athletes, elected officials and advocates, brought together by hip-hop pioneer Russell […]