Feb 032013
 February 3, 2013
Robert Platshorn's "Should Grandma Smoke Pot" To Air In Prime Time, South Florida

Our good friend Bobby Platshorn is a man on a mission – to convert the AARP-demographic to supporting marijuana law reform. Thanks to very generous supporters who donated the big bucks, Platshorn’s groundbreaking TV show, Should Grandma Smoke Pot?, will be airing in prime time starting tomorrow on various South Florida cable and broadcast outlets. Silly US Parole Board, grounding Bobby to Florida without his supper. Now you just made him mad. Grandma Comes to Prime Time Controversial Medical Marijuana Expose to Air in Prime Time on South Florida TV South [...]

Feb 032013
 February 3, 2013
When Will We See A Marijuana Related Super Bowl TV Commercial?

One of my favorite things about the Super Bowl is the commercials. I guess that’s what happens when you grow up in a state without a professional football team (Oregon). Funny commercials are my particular favorite. I never understood someone paying millions of dollars to run a commercial that doesn’t stand out because it’s extremely plain and could have been played during any other time for far less money. But then again those companies make a lot of money, and I’m just a viewer eating chicken wings so who am [...]

Feb 022013
 February 2, 2013
Help Add PTSD To The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act!

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee is holding a hearing on Senate Bill 281, a measure that will add Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition this Thursday at 1:30pm.  It is a shame that soldiers who have fought for our country, as well as anyone who has undergone immense trauma, should be denied a nontoxic medicine that can alleviate their severe stress and improve their livelihood. New Mexico, Connecticut, California and Delaware all allow PTSD as a qualifying condition under their medical marijuana laws and studies have demonstrated  that cannabis many be an effective treatment for [...]

Feb 022013
 February 2, 2013
Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Hearings Announced

Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance Informational Meeting/ Public Hearing Preparation Thursday, February 7, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Northampton Saturday, February 9, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Boston For details and location, RSVP to Matt Allen at mjpatients@gmail.com Medical Marijuana “Listening Sessions” announced! We need patients, family members, medical professionals and supporters to attend and show their support! Come to one of our upcoming meetings to learn more: DPH Medical Marijuana Listening Sessions February 13, 2-5pm, Worcester, Worcester Public Library February 14, 10am-1pm, Boston, Roxbury Community College Feburary 27, 1:30-4:30 pm, Holyoke, Holyoke Community College These meetings will cover two topics: 1.  THE [...]

Feb 022013
 February 2, 2013
Most Americans Support Treating Marijuana Like Alcohol, Federal Non-interference

By Morgan Fox, Marijuana Policy Project A national poll released this week by Reason Magazine found that a majority of adults want to see marijuana reform, and that they want the federal government to respect state laws concerning marijuana. Some highlights, courtesy of Katie Hooks: – 72 percent of Americans say the federal government should not arrest marijuana users in states like Colorado and Washington that have legalized the drug. – 68 percent of Americans say the federal government should not arrest marijuana growers in states that have legalized the drug. – 64 percent say the federal [...]

Feb 022013
 February 2, 2013
What Will The Future Of The Marijuana Industry Look Like?

The Marijuana Green Rush Is On As marijuana becomes more mainstream, I often wonder what the industry will look like in two years, five years, ten years, and beyond. One thing is for sure – it isn’t going to look like it does now. As more and more states legalize marijuana, and marijuana becomes more mainstream, things are no doubt going to evolve. But how? There are normal trends that industries usually follow, and the marijuana industry will exhibit some traits of those trends, but there will also be a [...]

Feb 012013
 February 1, 2013
Support Senate Bill 281 To Add PTSD To The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act

People suffering from PTSD, especially veterans, deserve to use medical marijuana to treat their health issue. Anyone who says otherwise lacks compassion. Below is information about a petition to add PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions for the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. Please sign it today! To be delivered to: The Oregon State House and The Oregon State Senate PETITION STATEMENT Please support SB 281, which will allow our veterans and others suffering from PTSD to qualify for medical marijuana under the OMMA. Our veterans and other victims of trauma [...]