Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
Missouri Police Sergeant Sues Department For Blocking Marijuana Reform Activism Work

According to the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, Sgt. Gary Wiegert, a 32-year veteran of the St. Louis police force (SLMPD) and former Show-Me Cannabis lobbyist, is suing the department for violating his first amendment rights. The phrase “lobbyist activities in Jefferson City” did not raise any eyebrows last month when Sgt. Wiegert filled out the necessary forms to work a second job. However, after word of Sgt. Wiegert’s off-duty activities spread, the SLMPD rescinded its permission. The police veteran was told that he would need to obtain a business license if he wished to continue lobbying for the marijuana reform organization.

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Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
Vermont Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed

By Phillip Smith Vermont has become the latest state to see a marijuana legalization bill filed this year. House Bill 499, ”An Act Relating to Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana,” was introduced to the House and assigned to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. The bill is sponsored by Reps. Susan Davis (P-Washington), David Deen (D-Westminster), James Masland (D-Thetford), William Stevens (I-Shoreham) and Teo Zagar (D-Barnard). It would allow people 21 and over to possess up to two ounces of marijuana and grow up to three plants. The bill also legalizes the possession of pot paraphernalia. It would also “create a regulatory

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Mar 142013
 March 14, 2013
A Special Thank You To Our Readers From The Weed Blog

For over three years now we have tried as hard as we can to spread marijuana news and information on the internet on this website. There has been a lot of help over the years from real life friends and ‘internet friends,’ as I call them. I want to thank all those people, and I hope to meet each and every ‘internet friend’ someday. But especially I want to thank our readers. If it wasn’t for TWB readers, I would just be sending off articles into digital space. Over the last three-plus years, I have witnessed TWB readers do some

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Mar 132013
 March 13, 2013
Federal Representative Nancy Pelosi: Tax And Regulate Marijuana

By Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director In an interview with the Denver Post, published this week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke about the marijuana legalization initiatives passed in Colorado and Washington in November. When asked, “What are the measures in Washington (DC) that might address states that legalize marijuana and what is your view of federal policy?,” Minority Leader Pelosi expressed her support of state laws regarding marijuana and encouraged a tax and regulate policy: Q: What are the measures in Washington (DC) that might address states that have taken steps to legalize marijuana and what is your view

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Mar 132013
 March 13, 2013
The Southern Cannabis Reform Conference

The Southern Cannabis Reform Conference will be held on March 15-16, 2013 at  Center @ Spring4th Complex in beautiful downtown Atlanta, Georgia! This conference aims to increase awareness of the failures of current marijuana laws and possible solutions; promote networking among federal, state and local marijuana law reform organizations, and empower participants with knowledge to advocate for marijuana law reform. We will accomplish this through a collaborative with Peachtree NORML, , Moms for Marijuana International, Georgia NORML, S.C. NORML, TN NORML, N.C. NORML,  AMMA,  The Silver Tour NORML, NORML Women’s Alliance, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition L.E.A.P , S.S.D.P., ACLU, Over Grow  and other

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Mar 132013
 March 13, 2013
Are Ex-DEA, Reform Opponents Profiting From Marijuana Prohibition?

A common refrain in politics is that if you want to find the root cause of certain policies or stances, simply follow the money. Last week, U.S. News & World Report did just that. Early last week, a group of former DEA administrators released a statement calling on the Department of Justice to prevent Colorado and Washington from implementing new marijuana regulations in accordance with laws passed in those states in November. In an article published later that week, the magazine explored the possibility that some of the signatories of that statement may have something to gain from keeping marijuana illegal: Two of the former

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Mar 132013
 March 13, 2013
Terminally Ill, Senior Citizen, Medical Marijuana Patients Endure Raid And Felony Charges

Continuation of San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis’ Reign of Terror on the Ill and Infirm Is Unacceptable By Terrie Best – Court Support Coordinator, San Diego Americans for Safe Access San Diego, CA – Dennis and Deborah Little are a retired couple dealing with life-threatening illnesses who became medical cannabis patients and sought cover under California’s voter approved Proposition 215, the ballot measure which allowed ill patients to use medical cannabis without threat of prosecution. The legal cover the Littles sought from Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act was the ability to grow and use their own medical cannabis, under

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Mar 132013
 March 13, 2013
Copenhagen: We Want United States Marijuana

The Copenhagen Post reports that part of the city’s proposed three-year marijuana legalization program includes importing cannabis from the United States or Great Britain. “Yes, we are looking at Colorado and Washington, but we’re also looking at places like Great Britain, where there is state-controlled production of marijuana for medical purposes,” said Copenhagen’s deputy mayor for social affairs, Mikkel Warming. “The US states of Colorado and Washington recently legalised marijuana for recreational use, so it makes sense to learn from their experiences and to explore the possibility of importing from them.” The three-year plan will formally be announced on Friday at a cannabis

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Mar 132013
 March 13, 2013
Marijuana Decriminalization Passes In New Mexico House

It was close, but by a vote of 37-33 the New Mexico House passed legislation removing the possibility of jail time for possession of marijuana. Next, the bill will move to the Senate where it will be assigned to a committee. It will then need to win the support of the majority of committee members, then a majority of the full Senate. If it passes in the Senate and is not vetoed by Gov. Susana Martinez, H.B. 465 would make the first offense for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana a civil offense, punishable only by a $50 fine. Possession of one to four

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