By Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director Among the many hundreds of public policy concerns that Americans care and act upon, what are the top policy concerns in Congress for which citizens search? -Military spending? -Environment? -Reproduction Rights? -Economy? -National Deficit? -Sequestration? -Drones Used In Domestic Law Enforcement? None of these supposedly political hot button topics were at the top of a newly created list by Thomas (the online interface the public has with Congressional legislation, run by the Library of Congress). According to the March 6 print edition of The Hill, the [...]
New legislation has been introduced that seeks to make Oregon the next state to legalize and regulate the adult use of marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol. House Bill 3371 would regulate the commercial cultivation, processing, and retail sale of marijuana to adults over the age of 21 similar to alcohol. You can read the full text of this proposal here. In Summary HB 3371: Provides for regulation of production, processing and sale of marijuana and marijuana-infused products. Directs Oregon Health Authority to license marijuana producers, marijuana processors, marijuana wholesalers [...]
Hemp, Inc. (HEMP) is proud to announce that it has signed a deal with KUSH (www.kushcorporate.com) to distribute a line of natural hemp-based skin care products featuring the unique properties of the hemp plant which provides powerful relief and scientific cellular rejuvenation. As consideration for licensing rights, Hemp Inc. (HEMP) will immediately transfer 10,000,000 shares of their stock, which is currently trading for about $0.058 per share, to KUSH, a private firm. “This is a company that we believe will soon be the gold standard for 100% legal hemp-based products [...]
By Robert Capecchi, Marijuana Policy Project Tuesday, the Hawaii Senate unanimously voted to approve a decriminalization bill, sending it to the House of Representatives. S.B. 472, SD 1, would replace Hawaii’s current criminal penalties — including possible jail time — for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana with a civil fine of $1,000. The bill originally called for a fine of $100, but it was amended up in committee. If you live in Hawaii, please email your representative and ask that she or he work with marijuana policy advocates to bring [...]
Last year, the Oaksterdam Community suffered a Federal raid. April 2, 2013 is the first anniversary and the University has decided to celebrate the future. We will be taking over Subpar Mini Golf from noon to 8PM on April 2, 2013 with a benefit for raid recovery “Oaksterdam on the GREEN”! This event will be a combination miniature golf tournament and cannabis cup. There will be a FREE HASH BAR and miniature golf is included. Masters Cup – Cannabis Contest for the Experts who submit early Amateurs Cup – Cannabis [...]
By Dan Viets, J.D., SMCR Board Chair A bill which would allow patients who have a doctor’s written certification of a legitimate medical need to possess, use and cultivate marijuana for the treatment of serious medical conditions has been filed in the Missouri House of Representatives. House Bill 688 was filed recently by Representative Mike Colona of Saint Louis along with three co-sponsors, including Representative Chris Kelly of Columbia. HB 688 would permit patients who have a physician’s certification to cultivate up to three mature plants, along with four immature [...]
Compassionate Idaho is releasing our New Petition for circulation to put Medical Marijuana for the Seriously and Terminally Ill Patients of The Great State of Idaho on the 2014 Ballot for the Voters to decide to allow this medicine! On 3/15/13 Compassionate Idaho will release a petition to address the failed medical marijuana policy of Idaho that is putting seriously ill and terminally ill patients in a position of being a “criminal.” This petition, once law, will protect our Seriously and Terminally ill patients and their caregivers from arrest, prosecution, [...]
Longview Police raid a Kelso dispensary over 25 plants, one pound, and $4,366 in cash… in Washington State, where possession of an ounce is legal, possession of 24 ounces and 15 plants is legal for a patient, and 45 plants and 4.5 lbs is legal for a collective. Plus, buying and selling will be legal soon.