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West Coast Election Results: Congrats to Alaska and Oregon!

West Coast Election Results: Congrats to Alaska and Oregon!

Election 2014 is finally over, and it looks like marijuana won pretty big at the polls! Although the medical marijuana proposal, Amendment 2, was defeated in Florida, almost every other ballot initiative related to cannabis passed. After a long night of tallying, the results from Alaska are mostly in, and the experts are calling it: […]

Where Are People Voting About Cannabis Today?

Where Are People Voting About Cannabis Today?

In Alaska,citizens will vote on Ballot Measure 2, which will create a retail industry for marijuana sales and give the state government the authority to tax recreational cannabis as well. In Oregon, voters will be weighing in on Measure 91, which would also create a legal framework for the production and sale of recreational marijuana […]

Yes on 64, NO on 67: Pot & Personhood in Colorado

Yes on 64, NO on 67: Pot & Personhood in Colorado

You made history voting Yes on 64 in 2012. Here’s why you should vote No on 67 in 2014. Colorado voters made headlines at the polls two years ago when the passage of ballot initiative Amendment 64 made recreational marijuana legal for adults over the age of 21. The vote heralded a new era in […]

Prohibitionists to Defend Schedule I Classification of Marijuana in Court Today

Prohibitionists to Defend Schedule I Classification of Marijuana in Court Today

Last Friday, a Federal Court in Sacramento, California began a historic hearing; U.S. District Judge Kimberlly Mueller is hearing evidence regarding the Schedule I classification of marijuana by the Federal Government of the United States of America. The hearing has already extended past the original estimate of three days. Defense attorneys for a group accused […]

A Time to Sow: Chile Plants Cannabis Seed for Medical Marijuana Program

A Time to Sow: Chile Plants Cannabis Seed for Medical Marijuana Program

Chile has permitted the planting of a 9,150 square-foot cannabis garden in the capital city. The heavily guarded marijuana grow operation is a one-year probationary program that the Chilean government greenlit in response to the lobbying efforts of a a very sick citizen. Cecilia Heyder has had lupus for five years. According to the BBC, […]

Cops Gone Wild: What T-Shirtgate Exposes About Police Culture

Cops Gone Wild: What T-Shirtgate Exposes About Police Culture

Can someone pass the Advil? I have had a raging headache keeping up with the media coverage on what can only be described as T-Shirtgate. Last week a San Diego multi-jurisdictional Narcotics Task Force (NTF) consisting of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, DEA and other state and local agencies served a search warrant on an […]

Federal Appeals Court Says Maybe Locking Up Marijuana Users Isn’t Appropriate

Federal Appeals Court Says Maybe Locking Up Marijuana Users Isn’t Appropriate

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has handed down a decision condemning the incarceration of citizens simply for marijuana use, even if it is a violation of parole or probation. One of the judges, Reagan-appointed Judge Richard Posner, was bluntly quoted as saying, ““we have our doubts that imprisonment is an […]

Federal Court Hearing on Marijuana Prohibition Today

Federal Court Hearing on Marijuana Prohibition Today

For the first time since the 1970s, defendants in a cannabis-related criminal case are being allowed to present new scientific and medical studies as part of their defense in a federal trial in California that begins today. Starting today and for the next three days, U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller will be holding a hearing […]

The Cannabis Global Initiative and NAACP Call Attention to the Racial Remarks of Dr. Christian Thurstone

The Cannabis Global Initiative and NAACP Call Attention to the Racial Remarks of Dr. Christian Thurstone

Dr. Christian Thurstone has claimed to be an expert on the effects of cannabis on developing brains. Numerous times he has been quoted for controversial remarks. The Cannabis Global Initiative (CGI) is concerned that the State of Colorado and numerous media outlets are allowing the racial remarks of Thurstone, a certified addiction psychiatrist, a medical […]

ATMs in Legal Dispensaries Shut Down, Cutting off Cash for Customers

ATMs in Legal Dispensaries Shut Down, Cutting off Cash for Customers

One of the ways retail cannabis dispensaries and medical marijuana dispensaries have been able to operate in a country that doesn’t allow them to actually bank has been via the use of on-site ATMs, registered to their business or a neighboring business. These machines may either dispense cash directly to customers or allow them to […]