Nov 072013
 November 7, 2013
Missouri Cop Accepts Challenge To Debate Show-Me Cannabis Director On Marijuana Prohibition

I recently published an article asking for people to sign a petition asking for the resignation of a Missouri police officer (Kevin Glaser) that suggested marijuana activists are stupid welfare-sucking potheads who probably can’t read. The officer’s comments were posted on his Facebook page after he attended a marijuana town hall meeting hosted by the Show-Me Cannabis campaign. How a sworn officer can make such insensitive, inaccurate statements and keep his job is beyond me. The comments resulted in a debate challenge by the Executive Director of the Show-Me Cannabis campaign John Payne. I wasn’t holding out hope for a

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Nov 072013
 November 7, 2013
Kansas Billboard Campaign Launched To Support Marijuana Legalization

The marijuana activist organization ‘Fire It Up Kansas’ is back in the headlines, announcing that they are launching a billboard campaign to push for legalizing marijuana. The first billboard is being placed near the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, and more are expected to pop up soon. Currently under Kansas law, possession of any amount of marijuana (first offense) is a misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail and a $2,500 fine. Any subsequent offense is a misdemeanor or felony (up to the judge), punishable by 10-42 months in jail/prison, and a $100,000 fine. That’s right, a possible $100,00 fine for

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Nov 072013
 November 7, 2013
Medical Marijuana Gets More Votes Than The Leading Mayoral Candidate In Miami Beach, Florida

Something really cool happened during the 2013 election, besides the victories in Michigan and Portland, Maine. Voters in Miami Beach were asked a straw ballot question asking if they supported medical marijuana. More than 64% of these voters supported medical marijuana, which was more votes than the leading mayoral candidate. Mayoral front-runner Philip Levine received 5,639 votes while medical marijuana garnered 6,683. It reminds me of the 2012 election where more people voted for marijuana legalization in Colorado than for President Obama. I find it hard to wrap my head around how poll after poll shows support for medical marijuana in Florida,

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Nov 072013
 November 7, 2013
Alabama Safe Access Update: Plans For The Upcoming Legislative Session

Yesterday, I met Representative Patricia Todd for lunch to discuss the 2014 legislative session and our efforts to reform marijuana policy in Alabama. When we met at the end of the 2013 legislative session, we discussed nine possible pieces of legislation that takes a vertically integrated approach to the issue. I am pleased to announce that she has agreed to carry the complete package. Vertical integrated legislation is when you take your ultimate goal and break it down into its individual components and then create a bill that would accomplish your ultimate goal as well as bills that would address

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Nov 062013
 November 6, 2013
Jack Flash Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Jack Flash Cannabis Strain Review And Pics Jack Flash takes Jack Herer’s gene-pool and crosses it with Super Skunk and Haze. The sativa-dominant Jack Flash is astounding in every way, its flavor, yield and mind-body potency are virtually unparalleled. Provides a quick-hitting high that is good for hanging out with good friends. “Sativa dominant with soaring head highs. Well trimmed with an array of flavors from lemon to piney. Soaring head high that gradually moves down into your body.” Check out the Jack Flash marijuana strain on THCFinder.Com, and see what people had to say about Jack Flash, and how Jack

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Nov 062013
 November 6, 2013
Oregon State Officials Drafting Rules For Hemp Production

Oregon has had a hemp law on the books since 2009. However, the law basically stated that hemp production couldn’t begin until the federal ban on it was lifted. With a recent memo from the United States Department of Justice saying that they would back off, it cleared the way to explore implementing Oregon’s hemp law. Oregon is the perfect place to grow hemp, with a great climate and so much available land. Oregon State officials are currently drafting rules for hemp production in my home state. According to The Oregonian, “The Oregon Department of Agriculture has assembled a committee

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Nov 062013
 November 6, 2013
Study: Daily Marijuana Use Is Perfectly Healthy

I smoke marijuana daily, and have for about two decades now. Every time I have ever gone to the doctor during the last two decades I have always been given a clean bill of health. I know a lot of people that use marijuana on a daily basis. Jay Smoker probably smokes marijuana every fifteen minutes if he can. Marijuana opponents will always say that daily marijuana use is harmful. However, a new study suggests otherwise. “Researchers from Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine examined 589 drug users, more than 8 out of 10 of then

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Nov 062013
 November 6, 2013
Is The Marijuana Industry Growing Faster Than The Smartphone Industry?

How many people do you know that have a smartphone? Virtually everyone I know has a smartphone, and if they don’t, they will sooner than later. And those that have smartphones are constantly buying new ones. So if I said that the marijuana industry will grow faster than the smartphone industry, that would be very, very significant, right? Well that appears to be the case according to a recent report. According to The Huffington Post: Legal marijuana is among the fastest-growing markets in the United States, and it’s growing at a rate poised to outpace the expansion of the global

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Nov 062013
 November 6, 2013
Washington DC Mayor Looking Into Expanding Medical Marijuana Program

Something that makes me sad is when someone can clearly benefit from medical marijuana, but they don’t qualify as a patient because they don’t suffer from a ‘qualifying condition.’ That’s one thing that I like about California compared to other states – their doctors can prescribe marijuana for just about anything. I feel that if a doctor thinks that someone needs medical marijuana, regardless of the condition, the doctor should be able to make that call. An example would be PTSD. Medical marijuana clearly helps those that suffer from PTSD, yet there are still many states that don’t list it

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Nov 062013
 November 6, 2013
Local Oregon Governments Cannot Regulate Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The State of Oregon’s Legislative Counsel Committee issued a letter yesterday, which stated that only the State of Oregon can regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, not local municipalities. The letter came after cities in Oregon started attempts to ban medical marijuana dispensaries altogether, namely Medford. The letter stated: “we conclude that while a municipality may not be required to violate federal law to comply with a conflicting state law, a municipality may not act contrary to state law merely because the municipality believes that the action will better carry out the purposes and objectives of federal law.” Oregon has a long history

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