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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 […]

Remembering Clayton Holton: New Hampshire Activist

Remembering Clayton Holton: New Hampshire Activist

It has been a full month since passionate activist Clayton Holton lost his battle with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a crippling, debilitating genetic condition. Clayton’s illness was the inspiration and impetus for his activism, and he fought his entire adult life to help guarantee legal, safe access to medical marijuana patients in this country. Clayton was […]

Seized Marijuana Grow Lights Given to Soccer Team in UK

Seized Marijuana Grow Lights Given to Soccer Team in UK

It’s a truly British story: the local law enforcement agency in Greater Manchester gifted a massive commercial grow light seized from a cannabis cultivation operation to the local soccer team. The Rochdale AFC (Rochdale Association Football Club), which is located in Great Britain, is now using a grow light that would have probably gathered dust […]

Congrats to Philadelphia! Today Decriminalization Takes Effect

Congrats to Philadelphia! Today Decriminalization Takes Effect

It’s official: cannabis possession (in small amounts) is now decriminalized within the city limits of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There are no longer criminal penalties attached to simple marijuana possession if the individual is carrying 30 grams or less. Instead, those violating cannabis prohibition will simply receive a civil infraction citation (commonly known as a ticket). What […]

Dr. Daddio, CGI’s Wanda James, to Discuss Cannabis in Denver’s African American Community

Dr. Daddio, CGI’s Wanda James, to Discuss Cannabis in Denver’s African American Community

Wanda James, Managing Partner of Cannabis Global Initiative (CGI), will join the legendary Dr. Daddio this Saturday, October 18, 2014 on AM 760. Dr. Daddio’s show, “Real Talk 760 – Real Life, Real Solutions,” addresses issues affecting Colorado’s African American communities. Topics such as crime prevention, health, economics and politics are routinely discussed. With the […]

#UNACCEPTABLE : No Safe Access to Medical Marijuana Means Seizures for Sick Kids

#UNACCEPTABLE : No Safe Access to Medical Marijuana Means Seizures for Sick Kids

This past Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, activists gathered out from of the Public Health Department in Boston, Massachusetts to express their frustration with the state’s inaction regarding the voter-approved medical marijuana law. Dozens of citizens with signs marched, chanted, and gave speeches demanding immediate action on the part of the state. Two years after medical […]