Nov 102012
 November 10, 2012
Americans For Safe Access National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference

Harnessing Our Power For Victory – Americans For Safe Access National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference We are pleased to announce Harnessing Our Power for Victory – Americans for Safe Access National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference, taking place February 21st – 25th at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. Americans for Safe Access and our allies will fight even harder for safe access in 2013. This is our chance to show the Obama Administration and the new Congress our strength in unity – and to make our voice heard like [...]

Nov 102012
 November 10, 2012
Attend A Screening For The Film 'The House I Live In'

The House I Live In By Brendan Ferreri-Hanberry The House I Live In, a newly released documentary from director Eugene Jarecki, dissects the United States’ failed drug prohibition policies, both previous to and following the declaration of the “War on Drugs” under the Nixon administration. Endorsed by Brad Pitt, who is one of the producers, the film deals with the serious consequences of our anti-drug crusades, including world-record rates of incarceration, the development of an influential prison-industrial complex, and, connected with these, the exacerbation of racial and class-based divisions in society. As with the prohibition of [...]

Nov 092012
 November 9, 2012
Oregon's High Hopes Farm Faces Federal Forfeiture

In their constant swim upstream against public sentiment, Federal prosecutors filed court papers on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Portland to fire up its unjust forfeiture case against High Hopes Farm by Philly Blunt Two days after the historical election in which Washington and Colorado both legalized recreational marijuana consumption, Oregon’s High Hopes Farm is not feeling to Irie. That might have something to do with the DEA’s knock on James Bowman’s door. James has recently been faced with ‘the feds’ idea of justice as they attempt to [...]

Nov 092012
 November 9, 2012
Congressional Medical Cannabis Champions Win Big In Reelection And Senate Bids

by Mike Liszewski, Americans For Safe Access One of the least reported stories coming out of this year’s Election Day results was the strong showing that medical cannabis champions had in their reelection bids this year. Even better for medical cannabis patients, 2013 will mark the first time that the public supporters of safe access will be joining United States Senate. Overall, the 40 strongest safe access champion candidates received 66.7% percent of the vote! What makes these victories more impressive is that they came in an election season when [...]

Nov 092012
 November 9, 2012
Daily Show Calls Out Media Over Marijuana Jokes

By David Borden Jon Stewart just took the media to task for all the marijuana jokes. Marijuana prohibition is a serious matter. Of course the show was funny nonetheless.  :) Video is available, in two parts:   The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook     The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook     Article From StoptheDrugWar.org - Creative Commons Licensing

Nov 092012
 November 9, 2012
Welcome To The Future: Thanks I-502 And Amendment 64

The future is here, or at least in Washington. Even though I’ve been against I-502 for personal reasons (making marijuana commercial), I will undoubtedly embrace the new situation here in Washington. Being that I’ve stood against it, I’ll be the first to thank those that got it through. Even though I don’t like the law, I do like the conversation that it has started. Even big money can’t corrupt the one love bud as long as its good. No matter how I feel about things the War on drugs and [...]

Nov 092012
 November 9, 2012
Kickstarter Campaign Is Announced For New Marijuana Themed Movie 'Gone To Pot'

Indie film’s 22,000-plus Facebook fans get engaged With historic legalization votes in Colorado and Washington, marijuana is going mainstream. The pot trend is also blazing in pop culture: Gone To Pot The Movie has steadily built a base of more than 22,000 fans on Facebook, and is now putting its future in the hands of the people with the Nov. 9 launch of its Kickstarter campaign! Gone To Pot is a comedy feature film from writer/director Martin Keegan about two hustlers who inherit a medical marijuana dispensary. The unorthodox, grass-roots [...]

Nov 092012
 November 9, 2012
DPA Releases Report On Veterans And The War On Drugs As Nation Commemorates Veterans' Day

More Than 200,000 Veterans Behind Bars; One in Five Current Conflict Veterans in VA Care Diagnosed With Substance Abuse Disorder Report Calls for Alternatives to Incarceration; Increased Access to Overdose Prevention Programs and Medication-Assisted Therapy; and Medical Marijuana and MDMA for PTSD The Drug Policy Alliance, the nation’s leading organization advocating alternatives to the drug war, has released an updated and revised edition of their seminal 2009 report, “Healing a Broken System.” The report examines the plight of returning veterans who struggle with incarceration and psychological wounds of war such [...]

Nov 092012
 November 9, 2012
2012 National Marijuana Business Conference - Day 1 Recap

A Summary Of The First Day Of The 2012 National Marijuana Business Conference In Denver The first day of the 2012 National Marijuana Business Conference was one of the funnest days I’ve ever had in my life. I knew there would be some big time industry leaders at the event, but my expectations were blown away after barely 30 minutes into the presentations. I’ve been lucky enough to attend a handful of events around the Western United States, but I have never been to an event like the 2012 National [...]

Nov 082012
 November 8, 2012
Is D.A.R.E. Finally Ready To Quit Lying About Marijuana?

by Brendan Ferreri-Hanberry, The infamous school drug-education program known as D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) may be removing marijuana from its curriculum. D.A.R.E. officer Mike Meyer of Kennewick, Washington explains that program’s materials for December make no mention of the substance, though he says he does not know why. If true, this is a welcome step, although eliminating D.A.R.E. altogether would be preferable. All credible studies of the program, including a report from the Government Accountability Office, have failed to find any decrease in drug use connected with participation in [...]