Apr 092013
 April 9, 2013
Superstar Coalition To Obama: Let's Tackle Drug Policy Reform Together

Russell Simmons, Will Smith, Dr. Boyce Watkins, Scarlett Johansson, Ron Howard, Mark Wahlberg, Kim Kardashian, Ben Jealous, Eva Longoria, Demi Moore, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Russell Brand, John Legend, Sir Richard Branson, Nicki Minaj, Harry Belafonte, and many others: NOW IS THE TIME for paradigm shift in CRIMINAL JUSTICE policies Powerful Group Urges New Approaches to Failed Drug War, Move from Criminal Justice Toward Public Health Approach NEW YORK, April 9, 2013 - Today, a coalition of over 175 artists, actors, athletes, elected officials and advocates, brought together by hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons and Dr. Boyce Watkins, presented an open letter to President

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Apr 092013
 April 9, 2013
Marijuana Strain Review - AMF OG

AMF OG… better known as Adios Mother Fucker OG is one of those beautiful OG flowers that makes you want to find the nearest smoking utensil. That’s exactly what Gil does in this latest strain review video for WeedMapsTV! Pick some up at Blue Planet https://legalmarijuanadispensary.com/… 7301 Sepulveda Blvd Suite #2 Van Nuys, CA 91405 (818) 782-3949 *EDIT* AMF OG stands for Adios MotherFucker OG…!

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Apr 092013
 April 9, 2013
Over 500 Top Economists Support And Have Lobbied For Legalization

Milton Friedman, who was one of the most well-known economists in the world, was joined by over 500 additional economists in signing a letter which broke down the economic benefits of legalization. The letter, which was written in 2005, was sent to then-President George Bush, Congress, and every state’s governor and legislature. The letter states “Marijuana legalization — replacing prohibition with a system of taxation and regulation — would save $7.7 billion per year in state and federal expenditures on prohibition enforcement and produce tax revenues of at least $2.4 billion annually if marijuana were taxed like most consumer goods. If,

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Apr 092013
 April 9, 2013
Physicians Recommend Marijuana For PTSD, Parkinson's Disease

The Panel recommends Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Parkinson’s Disease be added to Michigan’s medical marijuana conditions LANSING- On Friday April 5 a panel of doctors gave their final approval on a recommendation that would expand the list of ailments justifying a patient’s inclusion in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Program (MMP). Two conditions were given approval and two more were announced as under consideration. This was the third hearing for both Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Parkinson’s Disease. The Medical Marihuana Review Panel is almost exclusively composed of physicians and is tasked with reviewing scientific literature and taking public testimony in determining if marijuana

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Apr 092013
 April 9, 2013
Missouri Cannabis Law Conference To Be Held Saturday

Participants Will Include Members of Law Enforcement, Legislators, Progressive, and Conservatives On Saturday, April 13, Show-Me Cannabis will host a statewide conference on cannabis law reform at the Crowne Plaza Downtown at 200 N. Fourth Street in Saint Louis. Beginning at 11:00 A.M. and running until 6:00 P.M., the conference will attract participants from across Missouri and nearby states. The event is co-sponsored by Missouri NORML and Greater Saint Louis NORML. The conference will feature panel discussions with individuals who approach cannabis policy from a variety of different perspectives, but all agree that the laws prohibiting marijuana have failed and

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Apr 092013
 April 9, 2013
CA Zero-Tolerance Drug DUI Bill SB 289 Would Criminalize Innocent Drivers

Cal NORML Denounces Unscientific Abuse of Drug Testing SACRAMENTO – On April 23rd, the  State Senate Public Safety Committee will be hearing a “zero tolerance” drug DUI bill that would criminalize unimpaired drivers as DUI based on scientifically unproven drug tests. The bill, SB 289 by Sen. Lou Correa (Anaheim), would make it illegal to drive with any detectable trace of marijuana or other illegal drugs in the blood, regardless of actual impairment. In testimony to the legislature, California NORML warns that SB 289 would wrongly misclassify countless innocent drivers as DUI. “The science is clear that driving impairment can’t

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Apr 092013
 April 9, 2013
Attend The Marijuana Business Legal Seminar In Colorado

COURSE OUTLINE Colorado Marijuana Business Models Legal Seminar Attorney Robert J. Corry, Jr. will discuss the legal issues related to marijuana businesses in Colorado. With the passage of Am. 64 in November 2012, there are new opportunities outside of the medical marijuana industry that are available to people right now. This 4-hour class is designed for those who want to thoroughly understand all the legal issues in Colorado marijuana law. Topics to be covered include: 1) A64: Colorado Marijuana and Hemp Regulation Act This seminar will cover the following business models allowed under A64: – A64 Assistance Agreements – A64

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Apr 092013
 April 9, 2013
Marijuana Is Clearly Winning In The Court Of Public Opinion

By Badweather While clearly the debate regarding the full legalization of marijuana is as they say,all over but the shouting, and polls show a huge change in the way marijuana is viewed with 52% supporting legalization of cannabis, depending who you talk to, how you ask the question, and where in the country you are, nearly 80% of Americans favor legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. Recently in Bradenton, FL a husband and wife had the medical marijuana they were growing seized by police. Florida has an active medical marijuana community but have so far not been able to get a bill passed.

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Apr 092013
 April 9, 2013
Burlington Free Press Supports Decriminalizing Marijuana In Vermont

The Burlington Free Press, the most widely circulated newspaper in Vermont, editorialized in favor of a bill that would remove the threat of jail for possession of small amounts of marijuana. The bill, known as H.200, would remove criminal penalties for possession of up to two ounces of marijuana or two mature plants for people 21 and older. The penalties would be replaced by a civil citation and a fine. From the Free Press: “Given the challenges facing law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and the courts, the added burden of treating minor possession as a criminal offense no longer makes sense. Chittenden County State’s Attorney

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Apr 082013
 April 8, 2013
Marijuana Keeps Coming Up In Sports Entertainment

Former NFL defensive end and linebacker Jason Taylor appeared on CNN’s inaptly named roundtable show (Get To) The Point last week, where he said some cringe worthy statements about marijuana policy reform: “Just because the status quo is not working on law enforcement right now does that mean that, ‘You know what we can’t beat it so let’s just legalize it and do it?’ … Well you know what, it’s against the law to rob banks. If we can’t control it, just legalize it. What’s next? What’s next? I mean really, what’s next?” Aside from equating marijuana use to robbing banks, Taylor

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