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Philadelphia Removes Criminal Penalties for Pot Possession

Philadelphia Removes Criminal Penalties for Pot Possession

Beginning on October 20th, 2014, possession of small amounts of marijuana in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will be a civil offense with no criminal penalties. That means that once the policy takes effect, Philadelphia will become the largest city to effectively decriminalize marijuana possession. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed the bill into law this last Wednesday, October […]

THEATRE REVIEW:  “Yes Weed Can” At Second City Hollywood

THEATRE REVIEW: “Yes Weed Can” At Second City Hollywood

“Yes Weed Can” is a musical comedy packed with big laughs and upbeat hilarious songs, but it’s not your typical stoner fare. You will leave the theater with an education in the ridiculous history of marijuana prohibition in America (and sore abs). Writers Shawn Handlon & Jaime Moyer weave hilarious historical flashbacks throughout the main […]

Genetic Study of Seizure Patients Who Respond To Charlotte’s Web Strain Underway

Genetic Study of Seizure Patients Who Respond To Charlotte’s Web Strain Underway

Researchers in Colorado are focusing on cannabis’ ability to alleviate seizures. Specifically, medical researchers at the University of Colorado Anshutz Medical Campus will be doing a study about the efficacy of the strain commonly known as Charlotte’s Web and its ability to help slow, decrease, or stop seizure activity in children with Dravet syndrome. The […]

Jamaica Drafting Law to Decriminalize Marijuana

Jamaica Drafting Law to Decriminalize Marijuana

Thanks in no small part to the famous musician Bob Marley, Jamaica is synonymous with marijuana in many people’s mind. Despite that cultural correlation, marijuana has been prohibited by law in Jamaica for a century. Marley’s cultural heritage is certainly impacting the proposed decriminalization, which will include specific protections for Rastafari using cannabis for religious […]

Colorado Supreme Court Considering Marijuana Use and Employment Today

Colorado Supreme Court Considering Marijuana Use and Employment Today

The Colorado Supreme Court is hearing a case about whether it is legal for an employee to use medical marijuana on their own time today. In 2010, Brandon Coats was fired from his job with Dish Network after he failed a drug test by testing positive for cannabis. There was no evidence that he was […]

PA Senate Passes Limited Cannabis Products Bill: Too Many Patients Left Out

PA Senate Passes Limited Cannabis Products Bill: Too Many Patients Left Out

In a landmark vote on Wednesday, the PA Senate passed a limited medical marijuana bill that would provide some limited cannabis products to certain qualifying patients in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvanians suffering from epilepsy, seizure disorder, PTSD, MS and cancer patients will have limited access to medicinal cannabis products. Senator Mike Folmer (R – Lebanon) worked tirelessly […]

CBD Helps Lab Animals Kick Cocaine and Alcohol Addictions

CBD Helps Lab Animals Kick Cocaine and Alcohol Addictions

A recent study published in the journal Alcohol and Alcholism shows what cannabis activists have been saying for years may be right: medical marijuana may present a real tool to help people who struggle with severe drug addiction. Specifically, the study looked at the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on the drug-seeking behavior of animals addicted […]

British Grandma Accidentally Grows Weed, Cops Respond Reasonably

British Grandma Accidentally Grows Weed, Cops Respond Reasonably

A British grandmother named Patricia Hewitson, from Exmouth (located in East Devon, England), needed some help identifying a pioneer plant, commonly called a weed, in her garden. So, like many people would, she called for an expert’s opinion. On Sunday afternoon, after unsuccessfully asking her Facebook friends to help her identify the five-foot tall plant […]

Northeastern Institute of Cannabis Open Houses Today & Friday September 26th

Northeastern Institute of Cannabis Open Houses Today & Friday September 26th

New Englanders, take notew: the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis is offering Open Houses for the next few days, and everyone’s invited! What is the Northeastern Institute of Cannabis? It is a cutting-edge educational facility in Boston, Massachusetts dedicated to educating the future employees of the cannabis industry. Director Mickey Martin will be on site today […]

New York State Looking at Marijuana Legalization in 2015

New York State Looking at Marijuana Legalization in 2015

Was it The New York Times calling for the complete legalization of recreational marijuana for adults? Was it the negative press focusing on the chronically ill children who have been needlessly dying in New York State since the state’s medical marijuana law was passed (as it has yet to be implemented)? Or was it something […]