Dec 242012
 December 24, 2012
NORML's First Southeast Regional Conference

By Bamboo Jones “We need to help our members know the political climate and go to their legislators with an education package. Don’t be condescending, or treat them like idiots, or make it personal, or dress in a chicken suit or block a doorway.” Cheyanne Weldon, Director of Women’s Outreach for Texas NORML, had Marijuana educational experience the 52 attendees from seven states were eager to hear at the first ever Southeast NORML Conference, December 15, 2012 in Nashville, TN. “Keep in mind, it’s your lawmakers’ job, whatever they do [...]

Dec 232012
 December 23, 2012
We Be NORML Over Here

It’s not that often that we post music on TWB. Mainly because it opens a huge can of worms that we are not quite prepared to handle yet. But I felt the need to post the following song, which is the official song of DFW NORML. DFW NORML is one of the hardest working groups in America, working to reform marijuana laws in one of the harshest states in the country. Help them by making a donation today!

Dec 232012
 December 23, 2012
Director Quentin Tarantino Compares Drug War To Slavery

Writer and director Quentin Tarantino sits down with George to talk about his new movie ‘Django Unchained’, which opens on December 25th. In this clip, Quentin talks about the modern ‘War on Drugs’ in the United States, and its parallels with slavery. On December 13th, ‘Django Unchained’ was nominated for five Golden Globe awards, including ‘Best Picture – Drama’.

Harborside Health Center Legal Update

 Posted by at 10:36 AM on December 23, 2012  Medical Marijuana Policy
Dec 232012
 December 23, 2012
Harborside Health Center Legal Update

An Update On The Harborside Health Center Legal Battle By Steve DeAngelo, Executive Director, Harborside Health Center Harborside Health Center (HHC) was one of the first of hundreds of dispensaries targeted in the federal crackdown on medical cannabis. Unlike many others, we had the determination and the resources to fight back, and we have been doing that–hitting back hard. If our luck holds, and our legal team prevails, we could well become the last dispensary they decide to tangle with. Our federal troubles started in early 2010, when our banks [...]

Dec 222012
 December 22, 2012
Want To Help Improve The Marijuana Industry? Take A Short Survey

Cannabis professionals, we need your help. Medical Marijuana Business Daily is conducting an anonymous survey of cannabis business owners to help us gather data for our upcoming industry factbook. We want to get an idea of what your biggest startup and ongoing costs are, how much you spent to open your business and what you forecast for the coming year. This information is confidential – no identifying information is required – and will only be used to paint a picture of the general business climate in the MMJ industry. You don’t even have [...]

Dec 222012
 December 22, 2012
Florida Attorney General Shoots Down Medical Marijuana Petition

Please find below a recent memo from Florida Attorney General’s office rejecting activist’s petition to reschedule marijuana for medical access. This is notable because Florida is a top five political bellwether state, with an aging population, NORML receives more requests from Florida residents than anywhere else in the country to reform local medical cannabis laws. Unfortunately, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office has rejected a petition from the Cannabis Action Network to reschedule cannabis so that sick, dying and sense-threatened medical patients with a doctor’s recommendation can possess and use it legally. [...]