Dec 192012
 December 19, 2012
NJWeedman Files $420,000 Lawsuit Against San Bernadino Sheriff Department

By, Big Oscar N. Goodtree Complaint: On Dec 17th, 2010 a unknown number of San Bernadino Sheriffs descended on Santa Fee Springs Grow operation of “NJWeedman” with a search warrant. They left with 422 fully mature Cannabis plants that were about to be harvested, a couple pounds of dried Cannabis and hundreds of valid Doctor Recommendations and various legal paperwork that signified to the sheriffs that this was definitely a legal grow operation in Los Angeles County. No charges were ever filed. No San Bernadino Sheriff spokesman could ever fully explain why San [...]

Dec 182012
 December 18, 2012
Team Vendetta Announces Release Of The Great "aPOTcalypse" On 12-21-2012

Team Vendetta Makes Announcement With Anonymous In Support Of Marijuana Reform The following message was posted on Team Vendetta’s website, along with the video also found below: Greetings from Anonymous and Team Vendetta, When Team Vendetta joined the legalization movement, one of the things we wanted to accomplish was to bring something new to the legalization movement. Also we have noticed the polarization of the 420 community due to infighting so the team wanted to develop something that would help bring the cannabis community back together again to fight the war on [...]

Dec 182012
 December 18, 2012
Marijuana Blamed For Death Of Careless Pedestrian In Vancouver, WA

Every day at lunch I leave my studio and walk my dog Roscoe to the park. This park is a block away from my studio, across a very busy Oregon Highway 213, otherwise known as NE 82nd Ave. Where my cross street meets 82nd Ave, I could just walk myself and Roscoe directly across the five-lane-with-center-turn-lane avenue. However, wanting to be as safe as possible, I walk him an extra block north where there is a designated crosswalk, complete with a center median island. At night I do this while [...]

Dec 182012
 December 18, 2012
What Did President Obama's Comments On Marijuana Legalization Mean?

Are Media Outlets Missing What President Obama Really Said About Marijuana? Barbara Walters interview with President Obama aired last Friday and marijuana legalization was one of the topics covered.  Reactions have varied from the hopeful to the pessimistic since a preview of the interview and a partial transcript were released.  Now that the interview has been aired, where do the marijuana legalization measures in Colorado and Washington stand with the federal government?  Different people took different things away from the interview.  Just as I have blogged previously, I don’t think that President [...]

Dec 182012
 December 18, 2012
Michigan Panel Recommends Marijuana For Parkinson's Disease

Michigan Conditions Panel Recommends Marijuana Use For Parkinson’s, Asks For More Info On PTSD By Rick Thompson A long-awaited panel was convened in Lansing on Friday to evaluate adding medical conditions to the list of ailments that can be treated with medical marijuana in Michigan. The panel of was composed almost entirely of physicians and health care professionals. They recommended Parkinson’s Disease be added to the list of qualifying conditions contained within the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMA). A second condition, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, failed to receive a recommendation from [...]

Dec 182012
 December 18, 2012
Harborside Health Center Heads To Federal District Court

Motions to Be Heard: City of Oakland & Americans for Safe Access – How Will Medical Cannabis Industry Move Forward? Oakland, Calif. — The current political winds have changed since Election Day and two states, Washington and Colorado, made history in legalizing adult use of marijuana.  Grey areas of national government policy towards both legalization and medical cannabis still remain to be resolved. Last week, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), called on the need to have a comprehensive judicial hearing on the matters after the first of the [...]

Dec 172012
 December 17, 2012
Marijuana Reform Efforts Ramp Up In Georgia

Support The Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform & Education The Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform, & Education Project (C.A.R.E. Project) held a press conference today to announce the campaign’s mission. If I get video footage of the press conference, I’ll update this article. Below is information from their press release: Atlanta, Ga.: A new push to reform Georgia’s marijuana (Cannabis) laws will kick off next week as lawmakers consider criminal justice reform measures. The Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform & Education or Ga. C.A.R.E. Project, will host a press conference [...]

Dec 172012
 December 17, 2012
Marijuana Consumers Go To Prison While Cartel Bankers Get Bonuses

Sell Weed To Pay Rent And Get Prison Time. Launder Nine Billion Dollars For Drug Cartels And Get Bonuses! Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone is the best journalist out there explaining the world of high-finance criminality that is allowed to flout the law, ransack our tax dollars, and never get truly punished time and time again.  This time, his reporting on the financial settlement with British megabank HSBC shows how the high-finance criminals finance your high and profit handsomely while you go to prison if you try to profit. Assistant Attorney General and longtime [...]

Dec 172012
 December 17, 2012
Marijuana Legalization Implementation Task Force To Hold First Meeting Today In Colorado

Colorado Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force Meets Today A task force set up by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is meeting for the first time today from noon to 3 pm to start the implementation process for Colorado Amendment 64. The Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force’s agenda is fairly simple: Welcome and Introductions Objectives, Expectations and Guidelines Issue Identification Colorado Amendment 64 requires licenses for marijuana stores to roll out by the start of 2014, which means regulations, policies, and procedures need to be in place by the end of this next [...]

Dec 172012
 December 17, 2012
Help The Seattle Hempfest

Take The Seattle Hempfest Impact Survey It appears that the Seattle Downtown Association wants the Seattle Hempfest organizers to prove the worth of Seattle Hempfest to the local economy. Or as Seattle Hempfest’s site states, “Believe it or not we need your help to show the Downtown Association that we are an asset to Seattle and not a blight upon downtown!” Seattle is a very progressive city, and has lately been at the forefront of sensible marijuana reform, so this seems to be a bit of a surprise to me. I have [...]