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University of Arizona Cannabis Researcher Fired

University of Arizona Cannabis Researcher Fired

As prohibition has been rolling back across the country, small steps into medical research with cannabis have been taken by brave scientists. One of those ingenious people on the cutting edge of science, Doctor Suzanne A. Sisley, has had her opportunity for comprehensive, university-funded research summarily destroyed, without explanation. Dr. Sisley was about to commence […]

Colorado: Fight for Legalization Protections Rages On

Colorado: Fight for Legalization Protections Rages On

News from Colorado Cannabis Patients Alliance: HB1122, a clean-up bill, defines “locked and enclosed” among other things. Passed and already signed by the Governor. *** The Whizzinator Bill (HB-1040) was killed in committee. Essentially it came down to ridiculousness. It started out as a felony, then got dropped to a misdemeanor, then a civil fine. […]

Gov. Christie, Colorado Has The Quality Of Life Our Family Wants

Gov. Christie, Colorado Has The Quality Of Life Our Family Wants

“For the people who are enamored with the idea with the income, the tax revenue from this, go to Colorado and see if you want to live there. See if you want to live in a major city in Colorado where there’s head shops popping up on every corner and people flying into your airport […]

Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff: Cannabis Reform in Utah

Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff: Cannabis Reform in Utah

What does a Republican, Mormon, family man and father of 5, a former Attorney General, once tempted to use medicinal cannabis look like? Well, here in the  great State of Utah, he would look Mark Shurtleff. Mr. Shurtleff was Utah born and bred, educated at Brigham Young University (BYU) and served as a missionary for […]

Gov Chris Christie’s Curious Brand of Vengeful Politics Not Limited to Actual Rivals

Gov Chris Christie’s Curious Brand of Vengeful Politics Not Limited to Actual Rivals

Image Courtesy: Donkey Hotey Jay Lassiter, political consultant, sometimes writer for Ladybud Magazine and board member at the Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey yesterday wrote on his blog for PolitickerNJ.com about the travails of the state bungled medical marijuana program and how Governor Christie’s political bullying isn’t simply directed at those who displease the beleaguered […]

Governor Scott Walker Has Had 120 Arrested In Three Weeks For Singing

Governor Scott Walker Has Had 120 Arrested In Three Weeks For Singing

PHOTO: Jenna Pope Photography Governor Scott Walker has repeatedly suppressed opposition or dissent in the Wisconsin State Capitol, and is allowing heavy-handed tactics to continue to be used against peaceful protestors. Every weekday since the Winter/Spring 2011 protests against Walker’s Act 10, there has been an opportunity for Wisconsin citizens to air grievances within the […]

Gay Rights & Marijuana Activist Jay Lassiter: “Let’s Make Weed Sexy”

Gay Rights & Marijuana Activist Jay Lassiter: “Let’s Make Weed Sexy”

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher In 2009, lame-duck New Jersey Governor John Corzine (D) signed bills from the legislature both allowing same-sex marriage and medical marijuana in the state, knowing full well when incoming Republican Governor Chris Christie took office, he would veto both. “As a state, New Jersey is one of the hardest battlegrounds because it […]

How And Why You Should Talk To Strangers About Marijuana

How And Why You Should Talk To Strangers About Marijuana

Sometimes I get really sick of talking about pot, but then I remember why I need to. I have been immersed in the marijuana world for awhile now and it is easy for me to feel like all the things I know about marijuana are common knowledge; it wasn’t illegal until 1937, it cannot kill […]