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 […]

Feb 252013
 February 25, 2013
Bill Ending Cannabis Prohibition Introduced In Oregon

On the heels of Colorado and Washington legalizing cannabis, the Oregon House Committee on Revenue has recently introduced a bill that would end cannabis prohibition by licensing, regulating and taxing cannabis similar to alcohol.  After legalization victories in two states and 47% of Oregon voters supporting a proposal that would have allowed the unlimited personal production and possession of cannabis last November, The Oregonian Editorial Board called on state lawmakers to craft a sensible legalization bill.  The editorial board was rightfully concerned that Oregon would be losing out on much-needed […]

Feb 252013
 February 25, 2013
Today Is National Medical Cannabis Lobbying Day

Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Sam Farr recently introduced legislation that will end the federal conflict with state medical cannabis programs.  Blumenauer’s bill, titled the States’ Medical Marijuana Patient Protections Act (HR 689), will move cannabis out of Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act and allow for medical research to be controlled by an agency other than the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Farr’s bill, the Truth in Trials Act (HR 710), will allow patients, caregivers and providers who are in compliance with state law to offer evidence of the medical necessity for their use of […]

Feb 252013
 February 25, 2013
Guatemalan Minister Of Foreign Affairs Interviewed About Initiatives To Regulate Drugs

The government of Guatemala has promised to tackle the high murder rate of a country living under the threat of gangs, organised crime and drug traffickers. Some have expressed fears that it could become a narco-state, with state institutions that are weak or corrupted by criminal activity. When President Otto Perez Molina took office just over a year ago he said the war on drugs has failed and that it is time to consider decriminalizing them. HARDtalk speaks to the newly appointed Foreign Minister of Guatemala, Fernando Carrera.

Feb 252013
 February 25, 2013
NORML To Provide Educational Content To TheAnswerPage.com

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws is pleased to announce that it is now providing educational content to the editors of The Answer Page, Inc. The Answer Page, Inc. is anonline medical educational resource founded in 1998 that provides daily education to healthcare professionals in 120 countries. TheAnswerPage (online at TheAnswerPage.com) uses the Socratic question-and-answer teaching method. The content for the website is primarily written by academic clinicians respected in their fields. All content is peer-reviewed and referenced from current texts and recent literature. […]