Jan 052013
 January 5, 2013
Obama Throwing Medical Cannabis Patients Into Prison At An Alarming Rate

This Month Will See A Number Of Patients Sentenced, Sent To Prison Despite Compliance With State Medical Marijuana Laws Washington, DC – Fallout from the Obama Administration’s aggressive federal enforcement in medical marijuana states has reached a fever pitch this month with three people being sentenced, two others due to surrender to federal authorities to serve out sentences of up to five years in prison, and one federal trial in Montana currently scheduled for January 14th. Two of the three people being sentenced in the coming month — Montana cultivator [...]

Jan 052013
 January 5, 2013
High Times Author Releases Book About Legalizing Marijuana In Colorado

Legalized It!: Inside Colorado And Washington State’s Historic Votes To End Marijuana Prohibition, And Other Tales Of Adventure From A Fully-Embedded High Times Reporter One of my prized possessions is a book that my father bought me called ‘The Official High Times Pot Smoker’s Handbook. I have shown that book to as many people as I can find that will look at it because it’s so full of education and entertainment. There is no equal to it on the market today. The author, David Bienenstock, is someone that I have admired [...]

Jan 052013
 January 5, 2013
Questions And Answers Regarding Medical Marijuana In Massachusetts

Massachusetts has put out a new document outlining the frequently asked questions, and answers, about medical marijuana in Massachusetts. A special thanks to Shaleen Title for bringing it to everyone’s attention! FAQ Regarding Medical Marijuana in Massachusetts In November 2012, Massachusetts voters approved a ballot question which allows qualifying patients with certain medical conditions to obtain and use medical marijuana. While the ballot question makes medical marijuana legal in the state, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health must consider several important issues to ensure safe and responsible use. To that end, DPH has [...]

Jan 052013
 January 5, 2013
What Michigan Medical Marijuana Patients Need To Know In 2013

Near the close of the 2011-12 legislative session, the Michigan legislature passed a  series of six bills that will alter the rights and obligations of patients participating in Michigan’s medical marijuana program. As originally introduced, many of these bill  contained language that would have been disastrous for patients and the medical  marijuana community. For example, HB 4834 originally called for making confidential  registry information available to police through the Law Enforcement Information Network. However, after MPP pointed out the potential negative consequences and vocal advocates throughout the state brought them [...]

Jan 042013
 January 4, 2013
Oregon Sen. Doug Whitsett's Reefer Madness Debunked

Sometimes I feel sorry for the legislators who are forced to deal with the marijuana issue.  I imagine most of them are far removed from any experience with the herb, and those few who did may have toked a badly-rolled joint of seedy ditchweed back when they wrote their college papers on typewriters. Then I remember that these people literally have the power to decide whether I should be put in a cage because I prefer marijuana’s high to Miller High Life and a bowl of buds over a six-pack [...]

Jan 042013
 January 4, 2013
Study Shows Cannabis Retail Outlets Not Linked With Rise In Cannabis Use

The availability of cannabis retail outlets in The Netherlands is not associated with the greater incidences of cannabis use or an increase in the intensity of the public’s consumption of marijuana, according to a study published in the European Journal of Criminology. Researchers at the Bonger Institute of Criminology and the Trimbos Institute assessed the influence of coffee shop availability on the prevalence and intensity of cannabis use, as well as the effectiveness of the nations ‘separation of markets’ policy – which seeks to separate cannabis from the illicit drug [...]

Jan 042013
 January 4, 2013
The 2013 DFW NORML Freedom Speech

“The prohibition of marijuana has kept liberty in the dark for many years. It’s time to let it out and ring the bells of freedom because we are Americans.. And we will be free.” – Larry Talley, U.S. Navy (Retired), Texas Resident and parent. Like this video? Consider making a donation to DFW NORML and together we’ll continue ending cannabis prohibition one Texan at a time:http://dfwnorml.myshopify.com/products/donation

Jan 042013
 January 4, 2013
Have You Told VP Biden To Respect State Marijuana Laws?

Petition Calling Out Vice President Biden’s Marijuana Stance Has Six Days Left By Mason Tvert, Amendment 64 Proponent We need your help. The Vice President of the United States is trying to undermine our new marijuana law in Colorado and he needs to know the American people want him to stop immediately. Click here to sign a petition on the White House website telling the Vice President to respect the voters of Colorado. We have less than a week to reach the 25,000 signatures needed to force them to respond! [...]

Jan 042013
 January 4, 2013
Which States Will Be Next To Legalize Marijuana?

By Rob Kampia, Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project After the marijuana-policy-reform movement’s huge victories in Colorado and Washington on November 6, many people are asking, “What states will be next to enact measures to tax and regulate marijuana like alcohol?” (We refer to these as “T&R” bills or initiatives.) It is important to note that this pair of 55 percent victories would have been less resounding had they appeared on the ballot during a midterm election. Presidential elections traditionally attract far more voters, many of whom are younger and more [...]

Jan 042013
 January 4, 2013
Missourians Speak Out Against Cannabis Prohibition

A number of Show-Me Cannabis supporters from across the state have now written letters and submitted them to papers in their areas. We are also collecting these letters on our website as part of a new feature called Missourians Speak Out. This section will be devoted to supporter-submitted content explaining why you think we should end cannabis prohibition. This isn’t just limited to letters, either. If you use cannabis medically and want to tell your story, we’d like to hear it. If you have been abused by the criminal justice system [...]