Oct 042012
 
The Union Presents LA City Council With Two Draft Medical Marijuana Ordinances

  The Union Helps Cities Craft Sensible Ordinances James Shaw, director of the Union for Medical Cannabis Patients, has presented to the Los Angeles City Council two draft ordinances which represent parts to a whole. “These Ordinances should enable the City to finally get a handle on regulating medical marijuana patient associations in Los Angeles, while providing the added benefit of avoiding litigation or having the law overturned by courts,” he said. Shaw explained further: “The efforts to sensibly regulate the medical marijuana associations that have been serving upwards of [...]

Oct 042012
 
National Cannabis Coalition Donates To Colorado Amendment 64

The Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol In Colorado Receives A Donation From The National Cannabis Coalition The National Cannabis Coalition is proud to make a $3,000 donation to support Colorado’s Amendment 64, a proposed constitutional measure that would end cannabis prohibition in the Centennial State.  We are excited to be helping this very important campaign and are glad that our contribution is being matched by a generous donor. Amendment 64 will sensibly establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed like alcohol.  Like alcohol prohibition, marijuana prohibition enriches organized [...]

Oct 042012
 
2012 National Marijuana Business Conference List Of Speakers

Join The Weed Blog At The 2012 National Marijuana Business Conference In Denver As loyal TWB readers already know, I will be attending the 2012 National Marijuana Business Conference in Denver, and I encourage any readers that are involved in (or are looking to get involved in) the cannabis industry to attend as well. The 2012 National Marijuana Business Conference is set for November 8-9 at the Sherman Street Event Center in Denver, Colorado. I have been lucky enough to attend some great events in the 2+ years The Weed Blog has [...]

Oct 042012
 
Urge Attorney General Holder To Let States Decide Their Own Marijuana Policies

Former Heads Of The DEA Are Standing In Our Way To Legalize Marijuana In Three States This Year By Bill Piper, Drug Policy Alliance In Colorado, Oregon and Washington, ballot initiatives will let the voters decide whether they want to legalize marijuana in their states. These former DEA officials are so scared that the public will vote to legalize that they sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to oppose all the ballot initiatives. Let’s show the Attorney General that our voice is stronger than former drug war generals. [...]

Oct 032012
 
Elizabeth Warren Supports Medical Marijuana, But Democratic Platform Doesn't

Will The Democrats And/Or Republicans Ever Include Medical Marijuana In Their Platform? If you asked the average voter what President Obama’s stance on medical marijuana, or even marijuana in general they would probably say he supports it. Sadly this is one fact that is keeping the mainstream voters from fully realizing what has been going on in the cannabis reform community for years now. On the one hand, we have President Obama who has raided more medical marijuana facilities in his past four years than President Bush had done in [...]

Oct 032012
 
New Amendment 64 Campaign Ad Hits Televisions In Colorado

Watch The Latest Campaign Video From The Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol By Mason Tvert, Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Today is the final day of our $50,000 online fundraising challenge, in which an anonymous donor will match your contribution to the campaign, dollar for dollar. We have raised $30,000 so far, and we have until midnight tonight to raise another $20,000 and reach our goal. When you watch our new TV ad, you’ll realize just how important it is that you contribute today. Every voter in Colorado [...]

Oct 032012
 
U.S. Senate Candidate Michael Baumgartner Endorses Washington I-502

Joins a bipartisan effort for a new approach to marijuana policy Today U.S. Senate candidate Michael Baumgartner, a Republican state senator from Spokane, announced his endorsement of Initiative 502. The measure would create a tightly regulated and taxed system that would allow adults 21 and over to possess limited amounts of marijuana. Washingtonians will be voting for I-502 on the November 6 general election ballot. “I’ve seen firsthand the nexus of international drug trafficking networks and terrorism, and I believe our drug policy is a national security concern. I think [...]

Oct 032012
 
Marijuana And Diabetes: Smoking Out The Truth

by Scrog Betty There is a reason why smoking marijuana has such a holistic effect on people. Scientists have discovered that humans and animals produce compounds called endocannabinoids that are very similar to those found in cannabis. The cells in our brains, nervous system, liver, kidneys and lungs all have cannabinoid receptors called CB1. Furthermore, our blood cells and immune system have additional receptors called CB2. These receptors are activated naturally by endocannabinoids, as well as through consumption of cannabis or manufactured derivatives. The exciting news is that over 100 [...]

Oct 032012
 
Presidential Debates Should Address Marijuana Prohibition

by Allen St. Pierre, NORML The Brownie Mary Club Democratic Club of California is hosting an online petition to be presented to the chairman of the Presidential Debate Commission to include at least one cannabis-related question in the presidential debates. MARIJUANA IS A MAJOR ISSUE AND NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED BY THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES Seventeen states and the District of Columbia representing over a third of the U.S. population have legalized the use of marijuana when recommended by a physician, six states have marijuana initiatives on their November ballots (three [...]