Monthly Archives: August 2014

Washington City Dispensary Ban Lawsuit Threatens to Derail State Legalization

Washington City Dispensary Ban Lawsuit Threatens to Derail State Legalization

Today on the West Coast, a judge will hear the opening arguments in a case that could undo the progress made in Washington state regarding cannabis policy. Fife, located in Pierce County, Washington, is one of many municipalities which is trying to prohibit the development of legal cannabis-related businesses (particularly retail dispensaries). Tedd Wetherbee has […]

Doctors in Ireland Support Cannabis Studies for Possible Legalization

Doctors in Ireland Support Cannabis Studies for Possible Legalization

The United States isn’t the only world player seriously debating about legalizing cannabis. Across the pond, in Ireland there is a growing level of support for cannabis legalization as well. Two general practice doctors in the UK, Dr. Cathal O’ Suilliobhain (out of Dublin) and Dr. Garret McGovern, recently asked the Irish Medical Organisation to […]

National  CBD-Only Law Proposed: Is Charlotte’s Web Choking out Legalization?

National CBD-Only Law Proposed: Is Charlotte’s Web Choking out Legalization?

Republican Scott Perry from Pennsylvania introduced a bill into the United States House of Representatives at the end of July that could, if passed, legalize certain low-THC strains of cannabis. That’s right folks, in case you hadn’t heard yet, there’s now a federal CBD-only law in the works. It’s called the  Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp […]

NORML Endorses Three Legalization Initiatives; Seeks Public Help To Pass Them All

NORML Endorses Three Legalization Initiatives; Seeks Public Help To Pass Them All

Photo Credit: Cannabis from 3D Cannabis Center by Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine Citizens’ votes in Colorado and Washington in 2012 to end their state’s cannabis prohibition laws and replace them with ‘tax-n-regulate’ laws arguably has forever broken the back of the federal government’s nearly eighty-year old failed and expensive prohibition. We can lay more bricks of […]

ACLU Calls for End of Solitary Confinement of Minors

ACLU Calls for End of Solitary Confinement of Minors

Every day across the country, kids as young as 13 are held in solitary confinement with almost no human contact for days or months at a time. Solitary can amount to torture, and the consequences can be devastating for children because they are still developing—that’s why we must stop this cruelty now. Earlier this year, […]

Sante Fe City Council Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession!

Sante Fe City Council Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession!

Last night, the Santa Fe City Council voted to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis within the city. The local ordinance passed in a very close 5-4 vote. Although there’s been no official statement as to when the ordinance will go into effect, it will make the possession of an ounce or less […]

Politician with POT-ential for Reform: Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Politician with POT-ential for Reform: Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Utah has more support than one might suspect for cannabis reform. This article will detail what Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck (D), District 24 (Minority Assistant Whip), thought about strictly medical marijuana in 2010 (click this link for the original article, published by this writer on 1/27/2010). When originally interviewed on the topic, years before it […]

Rocking for a Reason: The Do It For Love Foundation

Rocking for a Reason: The Do It For Love Foundation

Have you heard of the Do It For The Love Foundation yet? They’re kind of like the music world’s version of the Make A Wish Foundation. Basically, their mission is to take people who are terminally ill, children with severe challenges, and wounded veterans to concerts that will provide them with joy, happiness, and inspiration […]

Minnesota Mom Charged For Giving Son Cannabis Oil, Despite State MMJ Law

Minnesota Mom Charged For Giving Son Cannabis Oil, Despite State MMJ Law

Mothers with sick children understand desperation in a way few other people can; how do you sit passively by while someone you love suffers unnecessarily?  Angela Brown, like many mothers with a severely ill child, was relieved and grateful when her state finally approved and passed a medical marijuana law that would provide her son […]