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UPDATED NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

UPDATED NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

Federal Legislation: Federal: Congress Attempts to Undermine District of Columbia’s Decriminalization Law Federal: Measure Introduced to Form National Commission on Federal Marijuana Policy Federal: Senate: Vote Remains Pending On House Approved Budget Amendment to Defund Medical Marijuana Raids Federal: Measure Introduced to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition Federal: Bipartisan Coalition of Lawmakers Introduce ‘Respect State Marijuana […]

Ohio Man Commits Suicide After Being Busted by Cops for Marijuana Grow

Ohio Man Commits Suicide After Being Busted by Cops for Marijuana Grow

A cannabis prohibition-related standoff in Ashville, Ohio, resulted in the death of one man on Tuesday night. When police moved to arrest Timothy Sturgis, a 42-year-old resident of Pickaway County, they believed he would attempt to defend his home, his marijuana grow operation, and his freedom. He had reportedly stored his firearms by the windows […]

NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

NORML Action Alerts for Federal & State Cannabis Laws

In response to the flood of cannabis, hemp, and medical marijuana bills proposed this year, NORML has compiled a massive Take Action list to help cannabis enthusiasts and activists ensure they are being heard on measures in their area! Current Action Alerts Federal Legislation: Federal: Congress Attempts to Undermine District of Columbia’s Decriminalization Law Federal: […]

Ohio Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative Fails

Ohio Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative Fails

The state of Ohio may have decriminalized small amounts of cannabis (meaning that those caught with under 100 grams can go on their merry way with a misdemeanor and a ticket that costs $150), it seems like it won’t be joining the ranks of medical cannabis states this year. Ohio has been on a short […]

Why No Parent Should Support CBD-only Legislation

Why No Parent Should Support CBD-only Legislation

There has been an explosion of newly proposed legislation on CBD-rich cannabis extracts, the type of medical marijuana featured as a treatment for epilepsy in Sanjay Gupta’s “Weed” special in the summer of 2013. Parents fighting for the lives of their epileptic children are desperate for treatment that works, and the power with which these […]

50 Years As A Junker: Or The Meaning Of The Perfect Dumpster

50 Years As A Junker: Or The Meaning Of The Perfect Dumpster

PHOTOS: Jack Rikess There have been a few Fridays that I’ve accompanied Raymond on her ritual end-of-week junking expedition. On the north side of San Francisco’s Haight, across the Panhandle, Ray likes the surprises or discoveries that can be harvested from this particular line of trashcans waiting out near the curb for pick-up. “Lots of […]

We Need To Free Up Our Police To Fight Crime, Not the Drug War

We Need To Free Up Our Police To Fight Crime, Not the Drug War

PHOTO: SWAT raid in Lakewood, New Jersey “Why Cops Bust Down Doors of Medical Pot Growers, But Ignore Men Who Keep Naked Girls on Leashes” – so reads the title of an AlterNet article by Kristin Gwynne that made the social media rounds this week. The article explains the lure of asset forfeiture laws: why […]