Mar 312013
 March 31, 2013
Take Action Right Now To Help Support Medical Marijuana In Illinois

By Hunter Holliman, National Field Coordinator, Americans for Safe Access At the beginning of March, Illinois came one step closer to becoming the 18th medical marijuana state when HB 1 passed out of the House’s Human services committee. You can personally help make sure that the state takes the next step forward by encouraging your State Representatives to pass HB 1 when it comes to vote in the House soon! Representive Lou Lang’s medical marijuana bill would create a program where patients with qualifying medical conditions can get safe and legal […]

Mar 312013
 March 31, 2013
Medbox To Host Free Educational Seminar And Demonstration April 3rd In Massachusetts

Medbox, Inc. (OTC Markets: MDBX) (www.medboxinc.com), the leader in the development, sales and service of automated, biometrically controlled dispensing and storage systems for medicine and merchandise, will host a free educational seminar for those interested in applying for licensure to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts. The event will be led by Medbox CEO, Dr. Bruce Bedrick . Dr. Bedrick and the Medbox team are the most successful consultants in the medical marijuana industry, having helped hundreds of clients navigate the difficult path of state and local licensure and permitting.  This seminar […]

Mar 312013
 March 31, 2013
Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect Monday In Rhode Island

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Legislation signed into law last year decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses takes effect on Monday, April 1. Presently, possessing cannabis in the Ocean State is classified as a criminal misdemeanor punishable by one year in jail and a $500 maximum fine. Starting Monday, the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana by an individual 18 years or older is a non-arrestable civil offense, punishable by a maximum fine of $150 but no jail time, and no criminal record. Fifteen states have enacted similar decriminalization laws. Three states — […]

Mar 302013
 March 30, 2013
Welfare Drug Testing Bills Moving In Kansas And Texas

By Phillip Smith, StopTheDrugWar.Org Bills that would force welfare applicants and recipients to undergo drug testing are moving in the state legislatures in Austin and Topeka. In Austin, a Texas Senate committee approved a drug testing bill, while in Topeka, the Kansas House approved a bill that would require drug testing of both welfare and unemployment recipients. Both bills seek to avoid the constitutional problems that have plagued earlier welfare drug testing laws in Florida and Georgia. In those states, legislators passed bills calling for suspicionless mandatory drug testing of […]

Mar 302013
 March 30, 2013
Get Your Marijuana Picture In Jorge Cervantes' Next Book

I saw the following message posted on Jorge Cervantes’ forum, and figured it was worth passing along. If I had better picture skills I would be all over a once in a lifetime opportunity like this: So far I have chosen and placed about 1500 fotos for the new book. There are more than 200 fotos needed. I´m working with several professional photographers and have sent them the list. I am also posting it here in hopes of acquiring fotos from forum members. The fotos must be perfect! perfect focus, […]

Mar 302013
 March 30, 2013
Marijuana Resolve With Robert Platshorn

The Marijuana Resolve show has as our guest a man known as America’s most written about marijuana smuggler, Robert Platshorn. About Robert Platshorn: author of the Black Tuna Diaries and America’s longest imprisoned (30 years) nonviolent marijuana offender. Raised on South St. in downtown Philadelphia, acting ambitions earned him a supporting role in a successful off Broadway play while still in high school. The same skill led to Robert becoming one of America’s most famous pitchmen. The late Billy Mays called him “A legend in the pitch business”. He also […]

Mar 302013
 March 30, 2013
Cannabis Activist Steve DeAngelo To Appear At University Of Massachusetts/Amherst

Amherst, MA ~ Stephen DeAngelo, national cannabis leader and Executive Director of Harborside Health Center, the nation’s model & leading “gold standard” medical cannabis dispensary in Oakland, California, will be speaking at University of Massachusetts in Amherst on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at [7:00 pm] . This talk is part of the ongoing “Cannabis Colloquium” series put on by the UofMA Cannabis Reform Coalition, a student activist group at the University. Background: A Life Well Lived in the Cannabis Movement: Steve DeAngelo is an inspired leader, who has contributed four […]

Mar 302013
 March 30, 2013
New Michigan Medical Marihuana Program Applications Go Into Effect

Applications changed without any fanfare, explanation; new forms available online Flint- New applications are now in effect for Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Program (MMP), including a complete overhaul of new and renewal patient applications, caregiver attestations and other forms. This change came to light during a call-in segment of the Planet Green Trees Radio Show, broadcast Thursday evenings from 8 – 10 PM EST on blogtalkradio.com. On-air personalities commented on the form and the changes, including Michigan- Americans for Safe Access Vice Chairperson Jamie Lowell, Michigan ASA Public Relations Director and Compassion Chronicles Editor Rick […]

Mar 302013
 March 30, 2013
SSDP's Post-Training Networking Social And Drug War Trivia In Portland

By Stacia Cosner, Students for Sensible Drug Policy Next week, members of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy staff will be in Portland for our one-day Drug Policy Activism Training (and it’s not too late to join us! More information here). Regardless of whether or not you can make it to the training, I hope you can join us for our Saturday evening social event: Post-Training Networking Social + Drug War Trivia in Portland 7:00pm-midnight, Saturday April 6, 2013 4th floor of the Modish Building (333 SW Park Ave. Portland, […]

Mar 302013
 March 30, 2013
Marijuana Activist Paul Stanford Has A Rap Sheet As Long As My Arm And Why That Doesn't Matter

By Badweather Here’s a thing: I have a question… When we legalize marijuana finally, and everybody realizes that we’ve been lied to for 75 years, and the dirty hippies were actually right about everything… then can I have my first class citizenship back after that? Or are we all going to become puritans? Because having worked in the trenches of social justice for years, and working with ACORN the last five years of that organizations existence, this shit it getting old fast. I also spent 6 years in federal prison for […]