Nov 222014
 November 22, 2014
Forty Six States To Go, Help Us Legalize Marijuana!

By Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel Please allow me to act nostalgic for a moment or two about the wonderful progress we have all seen in recent years, with a majority of the country now supporting and end to prohibition, and the adoption of various forms of marijuana legalization in many states. The political environment was not always so favorable. When we started NORML in 1970, only 12% of the population supported legalization; 88% supported prohibition. It has been a long, slow and sometimes arduous effort, but we have finally won the hearts and minds of most is our citizens, despite

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Nov 212014
 November 21, 2014
Bill Introduced To Overturn Ban On VA Physicians Recommending Medical Marijuana

U.S. House Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), along with ten bipartisan Congressional cosponsors introduced the “Veterans Equal Access Act” (VEAA) today, marking a concerted federal effort to allow our country’s veterans to become medical marijuana patients in states where it’s legal. The VEAA would simply allow Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians to discuss and recommend medical marijuana to their patients, a right enjoyed by physicians outside of the VA system. “Post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury are just as damaging and harmful as any injuries that are visible from the outside,” said Blumenauer, the bill’s author. “Sometimes

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Nov 212014
 November 21, 2014
Legal Marijuana Tax Revenue Higher Than Predicted In Washington

The Washington legal recreational marijuana industry got off to a late start, and is still wracked with issues, but is getting bigger and better everyday. New projections are out about marijuana tax revenues in Washington, and they are higher than expected. Per the Huffington Post: The most recent revenue forecast released by the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council shows that the industry is expected to bring in more than $694 million in state revenue through the middle of 2019. A previous forecast in September had that projection at about $636 million. The latest report shows that nearly $43 million from

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Nov 212014
 November 21, 2014
Five Places To Hide Your Marijuana Stash

In a world where marijuana is far more accepted, a lot of smokers don’t have to worry about hiding their stashes. But for those who still live at home or need to keep their green usage on the down low, there are some clever places to stuff your stash. Even if you don’t need to hide your weed at home, traveling with bud can prove to be stressful and any one of these methods will prove to be an efficient way to transport your bud and keep it hidden from the cops, in case you get pulled over for some

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Nov 212014
 November 21, 2014
Support Missouri Marijuana Reform By Buying Show-Me Cannabis Gear

The Show-Me Cannabis campaign is doing amazing things in Missouri. The education campaign that they have been running for several years now has done a lot to change minds in Missouri and spread the truth about marijuana in a state that is fraught with reefer madness in many areas. You can help them keep up their good work, and ramp up for a 2016 marijuana legalization initiative, by purchasing some Show-Me Cannabis gear. Currently they have different t-shirts and a wristband. I’d imagine more things will be added over time. The t-shirts come in sizes small to XXX-Large, and come in

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Nov 202014
 November 20, 2014
Open Letter To Oregon District Attorneys - Stop Prosecuting For Marijuana

On election night I sent out tweets predicting that after Oregon legalized marijuana, that we would see parts of Oregon suspend marijuana enforcement. I’m happy to say that my prediction has come true, as Multnomah County and Clackamas County have both said that they will treat future marijuana cases as if Measure 91 was in effect. Multnomah County didn’t surprise me nearly as much as Clackamas County, which has traditionally been an unfriendly marijuana county. The same week that Oregon legalized marijuana, I posted an article urging all counties to suspend marijuana enforcement, because after all, it’s a waste of

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Nov 202014
 November 20, 2014
Anchorage Official Wants To Ban Marijuana Sales In Alaska's Largest City

Alaska voters approved marijuana legalization earlier this month during the 2014 Election. Alaska joined Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Washington D.C. in doing so. But, despite the will of the voters, an official in Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, wants to ban legal recreational marijuana sales. Per Marijuana Business Daily: Assemblywoman Amy Demboski has prepared an ordinance to prohibit marijuana cultivation, production, testing and sales in Anchorage. The measure was slated to be introduced on Tuesday during an Assembly meeting, and a draft of the proposed ban is available on the Assembly website. Demboski told the Alaska Dispatch News that she doesn’t

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Nov 202014
 November 20, 2014
Study: Marijuana Drastically Shrinks Aggressive Form Of Brain Cancer

I hate cancer. Right now I have two family members battling cancer, and it’s a very sad thing. I am confident that they will both win their battle. In the case of my step dad, this is his second battle. I have urged both of them to try marijuana  to compliment their other treatments, and I’m happy to say, both of them are trying it. A new study was recently released that shows marijuana can shrink a very aggressive form of brain cancer. Per the Huffington Post: In a paper published Friday in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapies, a team of

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Nov 202014
 November 20, 2014
Grandmas Smoking Weed For The First Time (Video)

There is a video going around right now of three grandmas smoking marijuana for the first time. The video has gone viral, getting well over 5,000,000 views in less than a day as of the posting of this article. The video is nothing short of sensational. I wish I could get my grandma and her three friends to puff! Below is a description of the video, by its makers, and the video that I’m sure you have heard a lot about: “We found three grandmas who had never smoked pot and gave them an opportunity to try it for the

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Nov 202014
 November 20, 2014
Contribute To The Jack And Jeannie Herer Cannabis And Hemp Museum

The late Jack Herer is an icon in the marijuana and hemp world. Strains are named after him, books have been written about him, and now, there is an effort to create a cannabis and hemp museum in his honor. The effort is being led by his wife, who has started a crowd funding page dedicated to opening the Jack and Jeannie Herer Cannabis and Hemp Museum. Below is more information. You can donate at this link here: Hi everybody. I’m Jeannie Herer and my husband was the late great Jack Herer, one of the founding fathers of the Cannabis

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