Oct 302013
 October 30, 2013
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative Filed, Has $$$ Support

By Phillip Smith Last Friday, Oregon activists organized as the New Approach Oregon political action committee filed a marijuana legalization initiative with the secretary of state’s office. Unlike the initiatives filed this year by Paul Stanford, author of 2012’s failed Measure 80 legalization initiative, this one has picked up the backing of deep-pocketed donors. Last month, the new initiative picked up contributions of $32,000 from Progressive Insurance founder and marijuana law reform funder Peter Lewis and $50,000 from Drug Policy Action, the lobbying arm of the Drug Policy Alliance, the secretary of state’s office reports. Since the spring, the effort has also received $38,500 in cash

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Oct 302013
 October 30, 2013
New Legal, Over The Counter Cannabis Medicine Released For Pets

Courtesy of The Joint Blog Two veterinarians and an entrepreneur from MIT have leveraged the high CBD content of industrial hemp and determined the proper dosages for pets, releasing supplements specifically for the health and well-being of cats and dogs, under the name Canna-Pets, according to a press release sent out yesterday. After seventeen years of research and development, and five years of clinical trials, these supplements are now available directly to the public, over-the-counter and without a prescription. According to the organization’s press release; “Canna-Pet supplements are all natural, completely safe, and grant health benefits without any “high.” Sprinkling

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Oct 302013
 October 30, 2013
Michigan Senators: Get Your Kush At CVS

Virtual repeal of 2012-s synthetic marijuana ban, no local control, sales through pharmacies are highlights of the new Prairie Plant Bill It’s been known by many names- the Anti-Local Option Bill, the Anti-Dispensary Bill, or merely the ‘Prairie Plant Paid For It Bill’. Whatever you choose to call it, the Michigan Senate is on the threshold of introducing legislation that would establish a system of medical marijuana greenhouses who distribute cannabis through your corner pharmacy. Yes, pot sold through national big-box chain pharmacies. The plan would not kick in until federal policy on marijuana law changes,  which is rapidly evolving

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Oct 302013
 October 30, 2013
Poll Shows 84% Support For Legalizing Marijuana In Ireland

I recently posted an article about Luke Ming Flanagan’s ‘Cannabis Regulation Bill 2013.’ The bill would do many things, including regulating cannabis for recreational and medical use, allowing home cultivation (up to a maximum of six cannabis plant), allowing personal possession of up to one ounce of cannabis, allowing ‘Cannabis Social Clubs’ , and setting up a ‘cannabis regulation authority’. A media outlet in Ireland, The Journal, has an online poll to see how their readers feel about legalizing marijuana. The options in the poll are ‘Yes, completely legalised both recreational and medicinal,’ ‘Yes, but only for medical reasons,’ ‘No,’ and ‘I’m not sure.’ I

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Oct 302013
 October 30, 2013
Banks And Credit Unions Willing To Work With Marijuana Businesses

One of the biggest obstacles facing the marijuana industry is banking. The federal government has not yet signaled that they will allow banks and credit unions to work with marijuana businesses. The feds have said that they are ‘considering’ it, but the federal government is ‘considering’ a lot of things that they never intend to follow up on. If banks are willing to work with the marijuana industry, and the marijuana industry wants to use banks and credit unions, why should the federal government stand in the way? I worked at a large Oregon credit union for two years. If

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Oct 302013
 October 30, 2013
Portland May Legalize Marijuana Possession Next Week, You Can Help

by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director Next Tuesday, November 5th, voters in Portland, Maine will decide whether or not to legalize the personal possession of marijuana in the city. The initiative, Question 1, would remove all criminal and civil penalties for adults possessing up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana. This means no arrest, no criminal record, no citation, no fine. We know we can win on Election Day and pass this initiative, which would send a clear message down the East Coast that the people in this region are ready to move forward on legalizing marijuana. You can help make

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Oct 302013
 October 30, 2013
Show-Me Cannabis Executive Director Challenges Narcotics Officer To Debate

Open letter to officer requests apology for insulting Facebook post After attending a Show-Me Cannabis town hall meeting in Cape Girardeau last Monday, October 21, Kevin Glaser of the Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force posted a public status update to his Facebook page disparaging the other people who attended the meeting. In response, Show-Me Cannabis Regulation Executive Director John Payne has issued an open letter that requests Glaser apologize for his remarks and debate Payne in a public forum. While at the meeting, Glaser engaged in debate with the panelists, including State Representative Paul Curtman, Sergeant Gary Wiegert, and Payne.

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Oct 292013
 October 29, 2013
Deadhead OG Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Deadhead OG Cannabis Strain Review And Pics Deadhead OG is bred by The Cali Connection and is a 60/40 hybrid of ’91 Chemdawg X SFV OG. The plant grows to medium height and typically finishes flowering between 65 and 75 days. Good for insomnia, anxiety and pain. “A perfect strain for night time when you need to turn off the stress of the day and get some sleep.” – Brad420Brad Check out the Deadhead OG marijuana strain on THCFinder.Com, and see what people had to say about Deadhead OG, and how Deadhead OG affects various ailments. Buy quality marijuana seeds at

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Oct 292013
 October 29, 2013
ACLU Seeks Ruling In Arizona To Protect Access To Medical Marijuana In All Forms

MARICOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA – The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Arizona filed a lawsuit Monday in the Superior Court of Arizona for Maricopa County to protect the parents of five-year-old Zander Welton from criminal prosecution for successfully treating their son’s debilitating seizures with a medical marijuana extract. The lawsuit names as defendants the state of Arizona, Gov. Janice Brewer, Maricopa County Attorney William Montgomery, the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services William Humble. Zander’s severe epilepsy is one symptom of his focal cortical dysplasia type 2A, a rare,

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Oct 292013
 October 29, 2013
Washington Post Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization In D.C.

The Washington Post supported marijuana prohibition for decades. Like most of the main stream media, the Washington Post perpetuated false marijuana stereotypes, helped spread the ‘marijuana is a gateway drug’ theory, and blamed marijuana for everything that was bad about society. Allen St. Pierre, the Executive Director of NORML, wrote an excellent piece when the Washington Post was recently sold titled ‘Will Washington Post Sale Help End Prohibition?’. In the article he highlights some of the anti-marijuana moves the Washington Post has made in the past: Activism (one time the Washington Post compared 10,000 cannabis activists gathered in DC to protest prohibition laws

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