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Free Weed for Those In Need: An Actual Washington Law?

Free Weed for Those In Need: An Actual Washington Law?

Compassion is one thing the cannabis industry was initially built upon, at least in the early days before recreational sales and profits took precedence over patients.  In Washington state, for example, did you know that dispensaries “may donate product to qualifying patients or designated providers who hold a valid recognition card” according to WAC 314-55-155? […]

Federal Appeals Court Orders Action On Cannabis’ Status

Federal Appeals Court Orders Action On Cannabis’ Status

Many cannabis activists felt extreme disappointment when the 2017 legal case brought by the parents of Alexis Bortell, U.S. Army veteran José Belén, and several other medical cannabis activists got thrown out of court. Essentially, the courts ruled that the activists involved had not made enough efforts to remedy the issue of how the government […]

Blunts on Boats: Can You Consume Weed on Watercraft?

Blunts on Boats: Can You Consume Weed on Watercraft?

With summer weather right around the corner, many people are currently looking forward to spending some time out on the water. Whether you live in the Midwest and intend to go out on a lake or live on coast and will be boating on the Pacific or Atlantic Ocean, you may want to take some […]

Is  Mexico Moving Toward Cannabis Legalization This Year?

Is Mexico Moving Toward Cannabis Legalization This Year?

Mexico effectively changed its cannabis policy through its Supreme Court late last year. On October 31, 2018, the Mexican Supreme Court reached its fifth ruling regarding recreational cannabis use by adults. The Mexican court system is carefully structured to prevent unusual cases from setting powerful precedent. It was that fifth case where the Mexican Supreme […]

New York City May Ban Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing

New York City May Ban Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing

One of the most frustrating things about medical cannabis programs and cannabis legalization is that there is still nothing stopping employers from discriminating against people who have medical or personal reasons to use cannabis. Many employers still perform pre-employment drug testing as a way to eliminate the potential hiring a cannabis user for their staff. […]

Michigan Activists Sue to Change Cannabis’ Schedule I Status

Michigan Activists Sue to Change Cannabis’ Schedule I Status

Michigan activists are banding together to push back against the state’s legal code. Yes, it is true that medical cannabis has been legal in Michigan since 2008, and 2018 saw the legalization of recreational adult cannabis in the Great Lakes State. However, cannabis is currently listed as a Schedule 1 substance in the state’s Controlled […]

Cytonia Brown, Trafficked Teen, Finally Has Sentence Commuted

Cytonia Brown, Trafficked Teen, Finally Has Sentence Commuted

The popular saying is that justice is blind, but in reality, it seems like Lady Justice often sees color. Individuals with more melanin are much more likely to suffer the maximum penalties for criminal charges. They are also less likely to be given the benefit of the doubt in situations involving self-defense. The ludicrous prosecution […]

Domestic Prohibition to Blame for ‘Death Penalty’ Drug Cases

Domestic Prohibition to Blame for ‘Death Penalty’ Drug Cases

People across the western world reacted with shock and horror when they learned that a British citizen faces serious punishment for the possession of cannabis oil in Bali, Indonesia. In fact, early articles reporting the issue screamed that he could face the death penalty for his relatively minor charges. Many people were quick to point […]

Despite Legalization, Cannabis Users Face Employment, Housing Discrimination

Despite Legalization, Cannabis Users Face Employment, Housing Discrimination

One of the many hiccups involved in cannabis legalization is the legal discrimination against cannabis users in our society. This ongoing discrimination is an aftereffect of prohibition that lingers even where cannabis is now legal. A large portion of individuals who serve as employers by hiring workers or as landlords by offering rental units feel […]

New Jersey Lawmakers Finally Inching Toward Cannabis Reform

New Jersey Lawmakers Finally Inching Toward Cannabis Reform

After years of frustrating delays due in no small part to intensely corrupt politicians, the Garden State is finally making progress on cannabis legalization. On Monday, November 26th, 2018, committees in both the Senate and the State Assembly in New Jersey voted to release an adult legalization measure to the floor for a general vote. […]