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Remembering Cheryl Miller: Beloved Wife and Friend, Activist and Inspiration

Remembering Cheryl Miller: Beloved Wife and Friend, Activist and Inspiration

I first met Cheryl Miller and her husband, Jim, at the 2001 NORML convention in Washington, D.C.  While I had been a cannabis hemp activist for 10 years, meeting Cheryl profoundly changed my perspective.  She was a woman being wheeled around in a bed by Jim, and was unable to walk and barely able to […]

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. Senators Mike Folmer (R – Lebanon) and Daylin […]

Illinois Medical Cannabis Program Growing, Business Applications Being Accepted

Illinois Medical Cannabis Program Growing, Business Applications Being Accepted

More than 2,000 people signed up for the Illinois state medical cannabis program in its first week of existence. The Illinois medical marijuana program just began accepting initial applications from state residents with last names that fall between letters A and L via their website on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014. The first applicant was Jim […]

Missouri CBD-Only Medical Marijuana Bill Signed by Governor

Missouri CBD-Only Medical Marijuana Bill Signed by Governor

The following text is a press release from NORML that was released on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. A bill which will permit marijuana to be grown legally in the state of Missouri for the first time since cannabis prohibition began and which will allow cannabidiol (CBD) to be extracted from those plants and provided to […]

Cannabis Curriculum: John Dvorak’s Speech at Hartford, CT Global Marijuana March

Cannabis Curriculum: John Dvorak’s Speech at Hartford, CT Global Marijuana March

The following is John Dvorak’s speech at the Hartford (CT) Global Marijuana March: It’s great to be back in Hartford for the Global Marijuana March!   Why are we here today?  Some of us are here because we know medical marijuana is the safest and most effective medicine known to man.  Some of you love industrial […]

How New Jersey Treats Patients: A Tragedy, in One Act, and One Scene

How New Jersey Treats Patients: A Tragedy, in One Act, and One Scene

PHOTO: Andrew Jackson . . SCENE: A small prison cell, with just a bunk bed, a toilet and a sink.  A prisoner, dressed in ill-fitting khaki shirt and pants, sits on the bed. He speaks: PRISONER:  Damn, here I am, locked up. And it’s all for using my medicine: marijuana. I flunked out of Drug Court and […]

Chobani Yogurt And US Air Force Fiasco Exposes Dark Underbelly Of The Drug War

Chobani Yogurt And US Air Force Fiasco Exposes Dark Underbelly Of The Drug War

by Chris Conrad It’s easy to understand why Chobani added hemp seeds to its Blueberry Power Flip brand of Greek yogurt. Hempseed is an amazingly nutritious and meaty fruit. It has a crunchy texture, a nutty flavor and a wide array of essential fatty acids, essential proteins and minerals, as well as some rare digestive […]

Lindsey Rinehart: A Message To My Precious Boys

Lindsey Rinehart: A Message To My Precious Boys

Lindsey Rinehart is an activist from Idaho. On April 23, the state removed her children from her custody for three weeks. Read her story here. This letter is a message to her children to read in 15 years when they are adults, but really a message to all parents, moms and dads, who risk their […]

Lindsey Rinehart: “My Children Were Taken From Me Because I Am An Activist”

Lindsey Rinehart: “My Children Were Taken From Me Because I Am An Activist”

PHOTO: Lindsey Rinehart, left, and Sarah Caldwell, right, make an emotional plea for the return of their children from foster care. Laustin is celebrating his 11th birthday, it is almost 80 degrees outside and sunny at his house in Boise, Idaho and his friends are over for a pool party. They run in and out […]