One of my biggest pet peeves is when marijuana prohibitionists use the delay statement of ‘there needs to be more scientific research before we legalize marijuana.’ I hear this time and time again whether it’s about recreation or medical marijuana. The truth is there is a ton of scientific research about marijuana. While prohibitionists stick their head in the sand and pretend the truth isn’t out there, people are hard at work doing more research and spreading the word.
PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA MIGRATION/RELOCATION RESEARCH PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS WELCOME Wisconsin to Michigan Medicinal Movement Participants are needed for an undergraduate research study that is being conducted by a student/staff team specializing in geography at the University of Wisconsin Fox-Valley. We will be looking to conduct our research in the form of a single, semi-structured interview with medical marijuana patients and caregivers; mainly those who migrated internally for political-medicinal relief. By studying the migration of medical marijuana patients to Michigan, we hope to contribute our results to the discussion on marijuana […]
Accompanied by various clips of Jack Herer, musical activist Tim Pate performs the hemp anthem “Come Climb The Mountain With Me” in tribute to the historic hemp icon. Herer’s passion revitalized hemp reform in the United States. Register to Vote: http://rockthevote.org California: http://registertovote.ca.gov Footage archived by the Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH).
Colorado’s Marijuana Task Force has issued 58 recommendations on how recreational marijuana should be grown, sold and taxed. We need to pay close attention to how things are rolled out, as the ‘Colorado System’ will no doubt become the norm for many other states. Recommendations are offered for the following activities: Creating and financing the new regulatory structure Taxation of marijuana through both excise and sales taxes, to support regulatory and enforcement costs, as well as other state programs including several suggested by this Task Force related to marijuana education and studies […]
By Phillip Smith, StopTheDrugWar.Org Bills to allow for the use of medical marijuana in Minnesota have popular support and may still be introduced this year, but will be little more than place markers for 2014, supporters said this week, citing opposition from the governor’s office and law enforcement. Heather Azzi of Minnesotans for Compassionate Care said the effort got off to a late start this year, and that the rest of the year would be devoted to trying to shore up support. “We just had a lot of background work to do before […]
Metro Times (MT) is Detroit’s premiere weekly periodical featuring news, music, art and events. Larry Gabriel writes a column called ‘Higher Ground’ that discusses in depth some of the issues facing the medical marijuana community in Wayne County, in Michigan, and federally. This week’s issue features a long-awaited article about the healing powers of cannabis; specifically, cannabis oil and cancer. MT is not the first to take up this discussion. Cannabis oil pioneer Rick Simpson lives in exile from his homeland of Canada for fear of arrest, but his formula for […]
By Eugene Davidovich, San Diego Americans for Safe Access Ronnie Chang, a legitimate medical marijuana patient has been in federal custody for over six months awaiting trial. Ronnie is facing over sixty federal counts for operating a legal state sanctioned, medical marijuana collective. After winning his case in State court, US Attorney Laura Duffy’s office decided to make an example out him by filing over sixty trumped up federal charges in an attempt to dissuade anyone else from attempting to follow state law with regards to medical marijuana. Ronnie was […]
I don’t mind if people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with their preferred adult beverage, even though I don’t drink that much myself. I always celebrate with my favorite green item. If you are looking for something to do on St. Patrick’s Day, and you are near the Dallas area, below is information about an event I was invited to on Facebook: “We come in peace, but we’re pissed. As we had previously announced, DFW NORML planned to participate in the Dallas St. Patrick’s Day festivities by entering our 420 Truth […]
Billboards are significant. I am a total blog nerd, stuck indoors at my computer for long hours, and even I see lots of billboards every day. Imagine if there were billboards all over the place in a state that has ‘less than progressive’ marijuana laws. Sounds pretty cool right? Well then let’s make it happen in North Carolina! Support the NC NORML Billboard Campaign with a donation. Imagine if every state had billboards all over the place? I saw first hand how Oregonians for Law Reform’s billboards in Portland, Oregon, […]
I think this is going to be a fantastic event, and for such a great cause. Viva Oaksterdam! Below is information about the event: Last year, the Oaksterdam Community suffered a Federal raid. April 2, 2013 is the first anniversary and the University has decided to celebrate the future. We will be taking over Subpar Mini Golf from noon to 8PM on April 2, 2013 with a benefit for raid recovery “Oaksterdam on the GREEN”! This event will be a combination miniature golf tournament and cannabis cup. There will be […]