Monthly Archives: October 2014

RIP Bill Buckman: Ladybud Attorney, NJ NORML Board Member & Celebrated Civil Rights Activist

RIP Bill Buckman: Ladybud Attorney, NJ NORML Board Member & Celebrated Civil Rights Activist

PHOTO: Bill Buckman speaking at a Coalition for Medical Marijuana – New Jersey press conference in 2012 with Ladybud Publisher Diane Fornbacher and Managing Editor Vanessa Waltz/Credit: Peter Rosenfeld UPDATE on Bill’s funeral arrangements:  Sunday, October 19th at Platt’s Memorial Chapel, 2001 Haddonfield Berlin road, Cherry Hill, NJ at 1pm. The Ladybud family is mourning […]

South Florida Sun Sentinel Backs Florida Medical Marijuana Law, Amendment 2

South Florida Sun Sentinel Backs Florida Medical Marijuana Law, Amendment 2

Early next month, voters in Florida will get to decide whether the Sunshine State is ready to offer its citizens safe, legal access to medical marijuana. Amendment 2 has a well-organized opposition, the No on 2 campaign, which has been warning about medibles marketed to kids and marijuana cookies being used as tools for date […]

Take Action: Tell Congress to Make NFL Pay Taxes

Take Action: Tell Congress to Make NFL Pay Taxes

The National Football League is the world’s most popular and wealthiest sports league. It earns more than $9 billion in annual revenue. But did you know that the NFL is considered a tax-exempt nonprofit under U.S. law? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell makes over $44 million a year, which means that the leader of this “nonprofit” […]

Denver Police: Watch Out for Medicated Halloween Candy

Denver Police: Watch Out for Medicated Halloween Candy

That’s it, trick or treating is canceled! Okay, not really, unless the Denver Police Department gets its way. Why else would they be trying to scare local parents about their kids being poisoned by pot candy? Yesterday, they released a video on their YouTube channel warning all parents to forget about the razor blade in […]

HEMP OIL HUSTLERS: A Project CBD Special Report on Medical Marijuana Inc., HempMeds and Kannaway

HEMP OIL HUSTLERS: A Project CBD Special Report on Medical Marijuana Inc., HempMeds and Kannaway

UPDATE: On January 8, Project CBD and CannaVest posted a joint statement detailing additional testing results. They note, however, that  “These findings do not negate or refute the lab data presented in Project CBD’s original report.” Click here for full statement. A half year ago, Project CBD assigned a writer to investigate and report on Medical Marijuana […]

The Life and Death of Eric Sinacori, UMass Confidential Informant

The Life and Death of Eric Sinacori, UMass Confidential Informant

A pair of journalism students from UMass wrote an article recently for the Boston Globe about the death of a student. The student, Eric Sinacori, died in October of 2013. The cause of his death was not reported at the time. It turns out that he died of a heroin overdose. That’s sad enough, but […]

UPDATED NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

UPDATED NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

Federal Legislation: Federal: Congress Attempts to Undermine District of Columbia’s Decriminalization Law Federal: Measure Introduced to Form National Commission on Federal Marijuana Policy Federal: Senate: Vote Remains Pending On House Approved Budget Amendment to Defund Medical Marijuana Raids Federal: Measure Introduced to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition Federal: Bipartisan Coalition of Lawmakers Introduce ‘Respect State Marijuana […]

Italian Military to Grow Medical Marijuana to Keep Prices Low

Italian Military to Grow Medical Marijuana to Keep Prices Low

Beginning in 2015, a high-security Italian military compound in Florence will begin growing medical marijuana. Last year Italy legalized medical cannabis, but because there is a steep cost (as much as 38 Euro or $48 USD per gram) associated with the medical marijuana bought at pharmacies, very few Italians have availed themselves of the medical […]

Oregon’s Portland Hempstalk: Cannabis Festival or Police State?

Oregon’s Portland Hempstalk: Cannabis Festival or Police State?

Hempstalk took place September 26th & 27th at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park located in downtown Portland. Despite the events rocky history with the Portland Police Department, founder & organizer Paul Stanford managed to pull off the event at the serious cost of banning all marijuana use at the festival. Many OMMP cardholders (including myself) […]