Jan 302013
 January 30, 2013
Will The Federal Government Allow Colorado Hemp Farmers To Thrive?

While the public’s attention surrounding cannabis legalization measures in Colorado and Washington have focused on recreational marijuana use, changes regarding state industrial hemp laws have gone relatively unnoticed.  That may soon change as farmers may take advantage of a sustainable crop that is a part of a growing, billion dollar industry.  Of course, American farmers ability to compete with foreign farmers will depend on the federal government staying out of the way. From the Rim Country Gazette: Colorado farmers like Michael Bowman will be planting 100 acres of hemp to be harvested and sold off [...]

Jan 302013
 January 30, 2013
Interview With Dr. Lester Grinspoon About Cannabis Prohibition

Dr. Lester Grinspoon has been one of the most vocal and respected voices within the cannabis reform movement for years. A retired Harvard Psychiatry Professor and author, Dr. Grinspoon tends to turn heads when speaking about how adamantly he opposes our failed prohibition on cannabis. We had the honor of speaking with him recently to ask him a few questions.  What would you say is the number one reason for our country to end cannabis prohibition? Freedom. We have a right to be able to put in our bodies what we [...]

Jan 292013
 January 29, 2013
Will Oregon Legalize Marijuana In 2014 Or 2016?

Loyal readers know that I am a lifelong Oregonian, and I have been a long time marijuana activists here. Not as long as some of the veterans, but I have been fighting for reform for about half my life, and I feel that I know what I’m talking about when it comes to marijuana reform in my state. When you throw in the fact that I have a degree in Public Policy from a university that is not too far from the state capital, I think it strengthens my credibility even [...]

Jan 292013
 January 29, 2013
NCAA Reduces The Threshold For Testing Positive For Marijuana, Plans To Lower Penalties

By Phillip Smith The NCAA is reducing the threshold for a positive result for marijuana, meaning that student athletes who smoke pot are more likely to be caught. At the same time, however, it is recommending reducing the penalty for those testing positive for marijuana. The testing threshold will drop from 15 nanograms per milliliter of blood to five nanograms (the same standard that is considered per se evidence of impairment under Washington state’s new marijuana DUID law) in order to “more accurately identify usage among student athletes,” the group’s [...]

Jan 292013
 January 29, 2013
Compassionate Idaho Needs Volunteers To Help Bring Medical Marijuana To Idaho

Compassionate Idaho is group of Idahoans who are changing marijuana laws in Idaho. We are a Grassroots organization that believes that qualified patients should be able to safely access Medical Marijuana. We seek to protect patients from arrest, prosecution, and forfeiture. We have drafted a Brand New Citizen’s Initiative with MPP that will be submitted to the Idaho Attorney General Very soon! Signature gatherers are needed all over Idaho! We’ll need approximately 60,000 VALID signatures…  Register to vote now, and get your friends to register too!! We need you all, [...]

Jan 292013
 January 29, 2013
Former Drug Czar Advisor Compares Marijuana To Child Pornography

Cannabis prohibitionists are apparently feeling very desperate these days as legalizing marijuana has become a mainstream issue now supported by a majority of Americans and a super majority wants states to be free from federal interference when implementing their own laws.  There have been many wild claims about marijuana from Harry Anslinger to William Bennett to Newt Gingrich to Kevin Sabet, but I had hoped that we had gotten to a point in our national discourse where we could have rational discussions about the best way to regulate cannabis.  Enter Paul Chadot, former Drug Czar advisor under [...]

Jan 292013
 January 29, 2013
We Are On The Right Side Of Wrong

What will the rest of this year bring? Already a month into two states legalizing marijuana and the collapse of society did not happen, or at least nothing more than the usual. At least in those two states, consumers of cannabis are able to self-medicate with a little more pride and faith. This will be a year of legalization limbo for Washington, as lawmakers ask for a halt on progress to the State Liquor Control Board, but the medical scene flourishes more than ever due to new attitudes of the [...]

Jan 282013
 January 28, 2013
Idaho NORML Meet And Greet

We are SO excited to invite you to come join us at our “First Saturday” event! Are you ready to enact social change and give real help those who are suffering? Come join us this Saturday for educational opportunities, networking, and the rare opportunity to meet like-minded individuals! Our events are always a great time, so plan on joining us. ALL of our Idaho Groups are represented at this meeting if they have a Boise Representative. NORML members are needed to show up!! There are OPEN BOARD Positions that need [...]