cannabis legalization

Will 2016 Be the Year of Weed and Women?

Will 2016 Be the Year of Weed and Women?

As 2015 drew to a close, many of us did what we do each year at this time: reflect on the changes to our culture and personal lives that happened over the last year. 2015 was surprising in a lot of ways. It saw real, if biased, mainstream media attention focused on police brutality and […]

Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis

Dear President Obama: Please Stop Making Jokes About Cannabis

Dear President Obama, Please stop making jokes about weed. And while you’re at it, please stop telling young people that cannabis prohibition reform shouldn’t be a priority. You’ve been called out on this before, but clearly you are still out of touch with what’s going on in America. Yes, pot can make you laugh, and it […]

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Changes Stance on Cannabis, Says Legalization Can Work

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Changes Stance on Cannabis, Says Legalization Can Work

To say that Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has been less than enthusiastic about presiding over the legalization of recreational cannabis in his state would be quite an understatement. During campaign season last fall, he called legalization “reckless.” Of course, that opinion hadn’t stopped him from courting  funding from NORML for his re-election. His inability to […]

California AG Sees a ‘Certain Inevitability’ To Legal Marijuana

California AG Sees a ‘Certain Inevitability’ To Legal Marijuana

The following article was written by John Peoples and was originally published by Marijuana.com. It is reprinted with permission.  Based on the success of pro-marijuana ballot measures in the recent mid-term elections, proponents of legalizing cannabis are watching California closely as the 2016 election approaches. Folks within the marijuana industry think legalization in California will […]

Post Halloween Round-up: No Marijuana Candy Handed Out, Dispensary in Berkeley Honored

Post Halloween Round-up: No Marijuana Candy Handed Out, Dispensary in Berkeley Honored

  Despite the reefer madness being spouted by the Denver Police Department (and several others following their lead), warning parents that cannabis users might be sneaking medicated candies into trick or treating bags, Halloween has come and gone with not a single story of a pot-poisoned child being rushed to the emergency room. Let’s all […]

East Coast Election Results: Congrats to Guam and Washington DC!

East Coast Election Results: Congrats to Guam and Washington DC!

The results are in from the eastern seaboard, and cannabis reform is doing pretty well. Although Amendment 2, the proposed medical marijuana law, did not receive the necessary 60% of the vote in Florida, cannabis has had two other significant wins. The proposed medical marijuana law in Guam passed with nearly 57% of votes in […]

Tired of Reading About it? Watch it: “Marijuana in Oregon: Measure 91 (Part I)”

Tired of Reading About it? Watch it: “Marijuana in Oregon: Measure 91 (Part I)”

November is practically upon us and Measure 91 is set to potentially legalize adult recreational use in Oregon. Producer Nic Adenau and co-producer/host Shanti Mooney took the time to create an informative documentary on Measure 91 that won’t put you to sleep entitled Marijuana in Oregon: Measure 91. Part II of IV was just released; […]

TAKE ACTION: Colorado Board of Health Rulemaking Hearing Tomorrow

TAKE ACTION: Colorado Board of Health Rulemaking Hearing Tomorrow

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is proposing new rules for the state’s medical marijuana program that would force patients who shop at Medical Marijuana Centers (MMCs) to provide confidential medical information to the Department of Revenue to be stored in a new non-confidential database that is open to all law enforcement. […]