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U.S. House Bill Introduced to Overturn Ban on Veterans Affairs Physicians Recommending Medical Marijuana

U.S. House Bill Introduced to Overturn Ban on Veterans Affairs Physicians Recommending Medical Marijuana

Washington, DC — U.S. House Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), along with ten bipartisan Congressional cosponsors introduced the “Veterans Equal Access Act” (VEAA) today(November 201th, 2014), marking a concerted federal effort to allow our country’s veterans to become medical marijuana patients in states where it’s legal. The VEAA would simply allow Veterans […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cannabis Consumers Coalition Calls Out Colorado Gubernatorial Candidates and Reminds Voters that Cannabis Vote Could Decide Winner

Cannabis Consumers Coalition Calls Out Colorado Gubernatorial Candidates and Reminds Voters that Cannabis Vote Could Decide Winner

Cannabis can’t win with the current governor, nor his challenger Republican Bob Beauprez. Seeming out of touch with Colorado voters, Beauprez said last night during a 9News debate that Coloradans should be asked if they wanted to repeal Amendment 64. Yet, voters supported Amendment 64 by 54%, and since then, 58% of Americans support marijuana […]

Nationwide Coalition Calls on Department of Justice to Denounce Enhanced Sentence for Pregnant Woman

Nationwide Coalition Calls on Department of Justice to Denounce Enhanced Sentence for Pregnant Woman

Today, a coalition of 48 reproductive justice, drug policy reform, women’s rights, and civil liberties organizations sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to renounce enhanced criminal penalties for women on the basis of pregnancy. The letter was co-signed by organizations in 17 states and the District […]

Tennessee Arrrests Post-Partum Woman for Drug Use

Tennessee Arrrests Post-Partum Woman for Drug Use

This article was published as a press release by the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, an organization that defends the human rights of women who are pregnant.   As if the recent Supreme Court decisions were not enough, the last few weeks have been a frightening reminder that it is not just women’s rights to […]

Hindus Encourage Church of England to Allow Women Bishops

Hindus Encourage Church of England to Allow Women Bishops

This text was originally a press release by Rajan Zed. You can view the original post on his blog here. Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has urged General Synod of Church of England to endorse introduction of women bishops in historic vote on the issue on July 14 in University of York (United Kingdom). It would […]

Drug Policy Alliance Announces  Legalization Impact at 6 Months

Drug Policy Alliance Announces Legalization Impact at 6 Months

The Drug Policy Alliance held a large teleconference press conference yesterday to report on and analyze the impact of six months of cannabis legalization in Colorado. Here’s hoping that policy makers in other states are paying attention, because there’s little question that the crime and addiction explosion predicted by Drug War advocates has not happened. […]

Drug Policy Alliance Announces Legalization Status Report

Drug Policy Alliance Announces Legalization Status Report

  Six months have passed since Colorado’s law legalizing cannabis for adult recreational use went into effect, and people all around the world are wondering what kind of real-world impact the new law has had on the state of Colorado. The Drug Policy Alliance announced on Tuesday that they will be holding  a press teleconference […]