Oct 172012
Maine Police Support State Law, Return Medical Marijuana Patient's Medicine

No Patient Should Have To Go Without Their Medicine, Especially As The Result Of A Police Confiscation By Brendan Ferreri-Hanberry, Marijuana Policy Project A medical marijuana grower in Ellsworth, Maine received a pleasant surprise on Saturday: a marijuana delivery from the police. Thomas Davis, a state-licensed medical marijuana caregiver and grower, lost 17 marijuana plants from his greenhouse in a burglary on Wednesday night. The thief, 32-year-old Aaron Pert, was arrested soon afterward and charged with offenses including marijuana possession, burglary, and theft. He confessed to breaking into the greenhouse [...]

Oct 172012
"Code Of The West" Illustrates Need For Sensible Regulation

Find Out If Screenings Of ‘Code Of The West’ Are Coming To Your Area By Matt Simon, Marijuana Policy Project Of the 17 states that have passed medical marijuana laws, only one — Montana — has experienced a serious legislative effort to repeal the law. How could this have happened, and what can advocates in other states learn from Montana’s experiences? Fortunately for those of us who work to pass — and improve — medical marijuana laws, an excellent new documentary film provides a unique and insightful view of Montana’s [...]

Oct 172012
Willamette Week Endorses Measure 80, An End To Cannabis Prohibition

Portland Area Newspaper Endorses Oregon Initiative To End Marijuana Prohibition Portland, Oregon’s biggest alternative weekly, The Willamette Week, endorses Measure 80, urging Oregon voters to end the failed and harmful policy of cannabis prohibition.  Of course, the weekly had to include a picture poking fun of the measure (anyone familiar with Portland’s alternative weeklies know that despite their usual support of cannabis law reform, they can’t help but poke fun at the issue with a pun for a headline or a funny picture.)  Despite the unnecessary puns and jokes, it is great [...]

Oct 172012
Walk To End Alzheimer's With Team Hope Through Cannabis And Texas NORML

Support The Walk To End Alzheimer’s, Team Hope Through Cannabis, And Texas NORML Please join Team Hope through Cannabis (THC) and the Texas NORML Senior Alliance on October 27th in Austin, TX to walk/roll the in support of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Various properties in marijuana have shown immense potential in halting, even reversing, the effects of this devastating disease. Patients and their families should be allowed to explore ALL treatment options, especially those that offer so much hope and possibility. This is our first year participating as a group and [...]

Oct 172012
Sensible Washington - "Initiative 502 Is Bad Policy"

Initiative 502 Is Bad Policy By Sensible Washington Initiative 502, especially at first glance, is an appealing measure. The message that cannabis prohibition has failed, and that we should legalize it for adults, is something individuals are quickly and rightfully grasping on to. It’s not hard to see why. Cannabis prohibition has succeeded in only a few things – enriching criminal syndicates, imprisoning nonviolent individuals, and putting underground a non-lethal substance that would produce thousands of jobs and billions in tax revenue throughout the country. It’s become clear that legalization [...]

Oct 172012
Dr. William Courtney And The "The Raw Truth" Medical Marijuana Seminar

Dr. William L. Courtney, M.D., Gives A Seminar About Medical Cannabis By Rick Thompson The Genesys Regional Medical Center was alive with the energy of raw cannabis as Dr. William L. Courtney, M.D., spoke to a packed house on Friday, October 12. His lecture and presentation was part of an evening of education called “The Raw Truth: Smoke free, Buzz free Medical Marijuana Seminar”. Dr. Courtney shared the stage with speakers Ken Beyer from Michigan Testing Authority and the Mx Process, Nick Panessidi from Michigan Wellness Center, and Rep. Michael [...]

Oct 172012
Colorado Amendment 64 Launches Second TV Ad

By Mason Tvert, Co-Director, Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Today, we’re proud to launch our second TV ad! In the ad, Tony Ryan, a 36-year veteran of the Denver Police Department, explains how we can create safer communities if we have police focus their resources on serious crimes — not on marijuana arrests. Once you’ve finished watching the ad, use the buttons below the video to email it to friends and family, post it on Facebook, and share it on Twitter — or simply forward this message to any [...]

Oct 162012
Marijuana Prohibition Takes A Young Washington Man's Life

No Mother Should Have To Lose Her Son Because Of Marijuana Prohibition On July 2nd Michael Saffioti, 22, turned himself into the Lynnwood police for having a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest for getting caught with marijuana. His own brother drove him to the police station that morning, where he got out of the car with a full bag of medications that he knew he was going to need in order to survive his jail sentence. His mother, Rose Saffioti, is a nurse who assured her son that everything was going [...]