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U.S. House Bill Introduced to Overturn Ban on Veterans Affairs Physicians Recommending Medical Marijuana

U.S. House Bill Introduced to Overturn Ban on Veterans Affairs Physicians Recommending Medical Marijuana

Washington, DC — U.S. House Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), along with ten bipartisan Congressional cosponsors introduced the “Veterans Equal Access Act” (VEAA) today(November 201th, 2014), marking a concerted federal effort to allow our country’s veterans to become medical marijuana patients in states where it’s legal. The VEAA would simply allow Veterans […]

OR: International Cannabis Business Conference Interview with Activist & Speaker Diane Fornbacher

OR: International Cannabis Business Conference Interview with Activist & Speaker Diane Fornbacher

PHOTO: Debby Goldsberry (L), Diane Fornbacher (C), Liana Held (R)/courtesy International Cannabis Business Conference Portland, OR hosted the International Cannabis Business Conference that took place during the weekend of September 13th & 14th. The who’s-who of cannabis attended, including international speaker Laura Blanco De Leon, President of the Association of Cannabis Studies of Uruguay. Oregon […]

Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer Calls for Federal Investigation into Misuse of Public Funds To Oppose A Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer Calls for Federal Investigation into Misuse of Public Funds To Oppose A Marijuana Legalization Initiative

Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer is shining a spotlight on questionable, possibly illegal, practices being used by supporters of ongoing marijuana prohibition. He has sent a letter to the White House Drug Czar asking for an investigation into these tactics in the case of some lectures in Oregon, clearly intended to be anti-legalization and anti-cannabis, despite […]

Ending the Drug War: Cannabis Reform Advocates in US Congress

Ending the Drug War: Cannabis Reform Advocates in US Congress

If you haven’t seen the video coverage of Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) grilling the drug czar’s chief deputy Michael Botticelli at Tuesday’s House Oversight Committee Hearing on marijuana policy, you should. The lines of questioning are similar to Rep. Cohen’s questioning last year of DEA Director […]

Hemp Hemp Hurray: Vote Hemp 2013 Year-End Wrap-Up

Hemp Hemp Hurray: Vote Hemp 2013 Year-End Wrap-Up

PHOTO: Theodor von Hörmann (1840–1895) ‘Retting Raw Hemp’ oil painting We’re huge fans of the folks at Vote Hemp. There are only a few hours left in 2013 to do some year-end giving and since hemp is one of our all-time favorite things on this Spaceship Earth, we invite you to get to know the wonderful organization […]