Feb 272013
 February 27, 2013
ASA's Unity Conference Was A Big Success - Order A DVD Today!

By Steph Sherer, Executive Director, Americans for Safe Access This weekend’s Medical Cannabis Unity Conference was a big success! More than 250 patients, advocates, medical professionals, workers, and industry professionals from thirty-four states met in Washington, DC, for three days of education, strategy, and skills building. Thanks to our generous donors, 125 people came to the conference with the help of a scholarship! Most of the attendees were on Capitol Hill on Monday visiting more than 200 legislative offices in support of new bills to protect medical cannabis patients. Staff […]

Feb 272013
 February 27, 2013
Things You Might Not Know About Cannabis

The majority of America has either decriminalized cannabis, or legalized it for medicinal purposes It’s almost hard to believe when you consider how strong prohibition continues in most parts of the country, but 27 states in the U.S. have either decriminalized cannabis possession, legalized possession and state-licensed retail sales, legalized cannabis for medicinal purposes, or a combination of the three. Cannabis is an ancient substance The cannabis plant isn’t new, and neither is its usage. For example; pounds of cannabis have been found in Chinese tombs dating back thousands of years. Going […]

Feb 262013
 February 26, 2013
High Times Medical Cannabis Cup In San Bernardino 2013 - Part 1

Thumbs up of you can’t get enough dabbing in the Southern California sunshine! In part one of our coverage of the 2013 San Bernardino / Los Angeles High Times Medical Cannabis Cup, join Gil from WeedMaps.tv as he explores day one of this HIGHly anticipated weekend. For those of you that think you have to go to Amsterdam to experience a High Times Cannabis Cup WAKE UP! There’s already been about a dozen of them taking place all over the states so get a plane ticket yo! WeedMaps.tv has already […]

Feb 262013
 February 26, 2013
Kentucky Poll Finds Majority Support For Medical Marijuana, Industrial Hemp

By Morgan Fox, Marijuana Policy Project A Courier-Journal Bluegrass Poll conducted last week found that 60% of registered Kentucky voters support making marijuana legal for medical use. Only 31% were opposed. A bill to make medical marijuana legal for certain qualifying conditions and ensure safe access for patients, S.B. 11, was introduced this session by Sen. Perry Clark. In addition, 65% of those polled support making production of industrial hemp legal in the state. There is also a bill being considered that would allow farmers in Kentucky to cultivate hemp and take advantage of this versatile […]

Feb 262013
 February 26, 2013
Americans for Safe Access Congressional Press Conference

Americans for Safe Access Press Conference in Washington, DC on morning of 2/25/13 regarding HR689 and HR710 two federal bills protecting medical marijuana patients, rescheduling cannabis, and allowing states to regulate. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Dan Rush of the UFCW, Cheryl D. Glenn (MD House of Delegates), Dr. Karen Mcasey, Scott Murphy (Iraq War Veteran), and Jim Greig (Patient) all spoke at the press conference in support of the federal legislation.

Feb 262013
 February 26, 2013
Marijuana Legalization Is Number Two Issue In Rhode Island

By Morgan Fox, Marijuana Policy Project The news blog GoLocalProv just ranked the bills being considered in the Rhode Island General Assembly as the “most likely to have a swift and immediate impact on residents throughout the Ocean State and the ones most likely to take up the majority of the General Assembly’s time.” Naturally, the Marijuana Regulation, Control, and Taxation Act, or H 5274, came in at Number 2 on the list! From GoLocalProv: Mason Tvert, director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, the nation’s largest marijuana policy organization, said legalizing marijuana has […]

Feb 262013
 February 26, 2013
EnviroTextile Hemp Products Listed With USDA Biopreferred Program

Hemp Based Products Receive Federal Procurement Preference From The USDA EnviroTextiles, LLC, a Colorado based Industrial hemp and natural fiber manufacturer, is pleased to announce that it has earned approval from the USDA BioPreferred® Program as the only Hemp products manufacturer to list their products in the Federal Procurement Preferred category. To quote the USDA’s website: “The purpose of the USDA BioPreferred® program is to promote the increased purchase and use of biobased products. The program is expected to promote economic development, creating new jobs and providing new markets for […]