Mar 282013
 March 28, 2013
Seeking Sponsors for the 420RADIO Effin' NORML Tour

SEEKING SPONSORS – HUGE AD OPPORTUNITY! READ ON! This summer, I am delighted to be going on a tour with this band from Dallas/Ft. Worth - The Effinays. They play groovalistic irie rock funk and are huge supporters of NORML (as if the photo didn’t give it away) and we’re performing the Effin’ NORML Tour beginning this June. I don’t have many details yet (aside from shows in Dallas and Albuquerque) but this should last a few weeks (I’m told we’re done before Seattle Hempfest). I don’t even know how I […]

Mar 282013
 March 28, 2013
Footage From Marijuana/Alcohol Billboard Press Conference In Portland, Oregon

It was a big day today in Portland, Oregon, where representatives from the Marijuana Policy Project held a press conference to discuss their ‘marijuana is safer than alcohol’ billboard with the public. I think that the billboard is fantastic, appropriately placed, and timely. I hope it boosts the chances of HB 3371 passing in Oregon. I’ve seen traditional and non-tradition media outlets reporting on it all over the place since it went up, and even more coverage before, during, and after the press conference. Below is footage captured by the […]

Mar 282013
 March 28, 2013
It's Time To Talk: Why Moms Want To End Prohibition

Question and answer portion of the “It’s Time to Talk” panel at the Southern Cannabis Reform Conference on March 15th-16th, 2013. Panel members: Sharon Ravert (Peachtree NORML), Diane Goldstein (L.E.A.P.), Rebecca Forbes (Carolina Cannabis Coalition), and Ebony Knight (Project Freedom)….Moderator: Greg Finan, Jr. (legacyofgonzo.wordpress.com)

Mar 282013
 March 28, 2013
Marijuana Legalization Measure Formally Introduced In Maine With 35 Co-Sponsors

By Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director This week, Representative Diane Russell (D-Portland) formally introduced LD 1229: An Act to Tax and Regulate Marijuana into the Maine legislature. This legislation would legalize the sale of as much as 2 1/2 ounces of marijuana per week to people 21 or older at licensed retail locations. It would also permit for the cultivation of the plant in private settings. The measure has been assigned to the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety, but has yet to be scheduled for a hearing. […]

Mar 282013
 March 28, 2013
Conservatives Support For Marijuana Policy Reform Is On The Rise

Despite what some may think, marijuana reform is not a rallying cry for simply one side of the political spectrum. In response to a comment from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on “Fox News Sunday” that marijuana use wasn’t worth throwing people in jail for, Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis for the socially conservative American Family Association, tweeted: “Sen. Paul doesn’t want [to] send folks to jail for marijuana beef. Fine. Make ‘em pay a fine, like we do for speeding tickets.” TV evangelist Pat Robinson has also spoken in favor of […]

Mar 282013
 March 28, 2013
Idaho Lawmaker: Medical Marijuana A "Farcical Predatory Scheme"

Try telling that to the faces of the millions in our country who benefit from medical marijuana, “Representative” Luke Malek. The statement was made by the Republican state representative while arguing in favor of an anti-marijuana resolution that passed Idaho’s House of Representatives today by a vote of 63-7. The resolution isn’t legally binding, and will have no effect on the laws of Idaho state: It simply makes a ridiculous declaration that Idaho lawmakers are behind the times and firmly oppose legalization, a policy that would bring their state jobs, tax revenue […]

Kentucky On The Edge Of Legalizing Hemp

 Posted by at 7:28 AM on March 28, 2013  Hemp
Mar 282013
 March 28, 2013
Kentucky On The Edge Of Legalizing Hemp

Kentucky Senate, House Passed Bill To Legalize Industrial Hemp Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner James Comer believes in hemp’s power to pull his state out of financial distress; so do the state’s voters. Now it’s up to Governor Steve Beshear to finish the job and sign the bill that would make industrial hemp legal. SB 50 would enable the state to act quickly to issue licenses and begin commmercial production of the multi-purpose plant once federal bans on hemp are lifted. The Kentucky legislature passed the bills in the last few minutes of Tuesday’s General […]

Mar 282013
 March 28, 2013
Research Firm Analyzes Hemp, Inc. In Recently Published Information Report

Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP) announces the release of a comprehensive Information Report on the Company, by the independent research firm, Grass Roots Research and Distribution, Inc. Known for providing a “gold standard” in in-depth securities analysis, with its Cohen brand name, the 38-page Information Report on Hemp, Inc. includes detailed information on the Company’s business model, products, industry, valuation, management and risks. According to the Information Report, “The U.S. market for hemp-based products has a highly dedicated and growing demand base, as indicated by recent U.S. market and import data […]

Mar 282013
 March 28, 2013
Have You Read The Cannabis Cookbook 'The Ganja Kitchen Revolution'?

As my interest in wild experimentation in the kitchen when it comes to Cannabis and my favorite potables and edibles has grown, my level of research on the topic has grown in proportion. During one such well-medicated adventure on the internet in search of more appealing recipes I stumbled upon a blog dedicated to the subject. Not only had Jessica Catalano of The Ganja Kitchen Revolution put together an appealing blog, but had also had a cookbook published on the subject via Green Candy Press. This book “The Ganja Kitchen […]

Mar 272013
 March 27, 2013
MPP Unveils Marijuana Billboard In Oregon In Honor Of 'Alcohol Awareness Month'

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, which in Portland means it’s time for the annual Spring Beer & Wine Fest. Locals may notice something different about this year’s festival: a massive sign reminding onlookers that marijuana is safer than alcohol. MPP’s latest billboard, located at Southwest 13th and Alder Streets, features a glass of beer, a glass of wine, and a marijuana leaf below the words “Beer,” “Wine,” and “Safer.” “Our goal is to make this year’s beer and wine festivals as educational as they are enjoyable,” said Roy Kaufmann, MPP’s Oregon representative. “We […]