politics

Why All Cannabis Advocates Should Support Hemp Legislation

Why All Cannabis Advocates Should Support Hemp Legislation

There are quite a few cannabis-related bills in Congress. In fact, a quick search showed more than 10. My favorite is HR 499, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act. But according to Govtrack.us, HR 499 has a zero percent chance of passing. Why? Because it was assigned to the Judiciary Committee, which is focused on […]

Sante Fe City Council Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession!

Sante Fe City Council Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession!

Last night, the Santa Fe City Council voted to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis within the city. The local ordinance passed in a very close 5-4 vote. Although there’s been no official statement as to when the ordinance will go into effect, it will make the possession of an ounce or less […]

Politician with POT-ential for Reform: Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Politician with POT-ential for Reform: Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Utah has more support than one might suspect for cannabis reform. This article will detail what Utah Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck (D), District 24 (Minority Assistant Whip), thought about strictly medical marijuana in 2010 (click this link for the original article, published by this writer on 1/27/2010). When originally interviewed on the topic, years before it […]

Arkansas Readies Medical Marijuana Law for 2016

Arkansas Readies Medical Marijuana Law for 2016

While several states are gearing up for November with eyes on the legalization prize, Arkansas is getting ready to push forward with an initiative for the 2016 ballot. The group backing the initiative, called The 2016 Arkansas Compassionate Care Act, is touting this as one of the most liberal and comprehensive medical cannabis bills written, […]

Open Letter to President Obama – Legalize it!

Open Letter to President Obama – Legalize it!

Dear President Obama, Once upon a time, you campaigned against prohibition.  Sadly, you turned into a jaded politician that presided over more marijuana arrests than any other president.  You’ve turned hope into dope by acting like one when it comes to addressing it.  You came around on gay rights, and now it’s time to come […]

Uruguay Looking for Cannabis Growers for Legal Marijuana Program

Uruguay Looking for Cannabis Growers for Legal Marijuana Program

When the United States government is pathetically failing in attempts to justify its decades old war on cannabis, a country to the south is hard at work on nationalized legalization. In fact, the government in Uruguay is looking to sign up a few good pot growers! Although it now appears that rollout of the legal […]

NORML PAC Endorces Connie Johnson in Oklahoma Senate Race

NORML PAC Endorces Connie Johnson in Oklahoma Senate Race

NORML PAC is pleased to announce its endorsement of Democratic State Senator Connie Johnson in her campaign to be the next United States Senator representing Oklahoma. “Sen. Johnson has been an outspoken supporter of legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use during her tenure in the Oklahoma legislature,” stated NORML PAC Manager Erik Altieri. “Few […]

PTSD Study May Move Ahead, Doctor Appealing Her Firing

PTSD Study May Move Ahead, Doctor Appealing Her Firing

The University of Arizona, the school that fired cannabis research Doctor Suzanne Sisley shortly before her groundbreaking study on  cannabis’ use for treatment of PTSD in military veterans was scheduled to begin, is now asking the organization funding the study if they can keep the money and assign someone else to the project. The school […]

Take Action: Tell Congress to Support the Smarter Sentencing Act

Take Action: Tell Congress to Support the Smarter Sentencing Act

Our federal prison population is out of control. While America has only five percent of the world’s population, we have 25 percent of the world’s prison inmates–an 800% increase in the last 30 years. Unless we curb policies like extreme sentencing, our prison population will continue to grow at these staggering rates. And taxpayers like […]

Compassion for Children: Refugees Need Help, not Hate

Compassion for Children: Refugees Need Help, not Hate

Are you a parent? If not, do have children (or perhaps companion animals) that you feel lovingly protective toward? Imagine that love and that connection, and then try to imagine how terrible your situation would have to be to send that person you loved far, far away without you. How desperate would you have to […]