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UPenn Professor To Assist in Cannabis Studies Focusing on PTSD

UPenn Professor To Assist in Cannabis Studies Focusing on PTSD

The University of Pennsylvania has a staff member involved in coordinating two proposed studies involving cannabis. Dr. Marcel Bonn-Miller, whose education and work history involve long-standing efforts with the Veterans Affairs Health Care System, will be helping to determine if cannabis is useful in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Bonn-Miller is researcher and […]

History in the Making: Recreational Marijuana Legal in Oregon

History in the Making: Recreational Marijuana Legal in Oregon

After a 54.8 percent majority win, marijuana is now legal for adult recreational use ages 21 and over in Oregon. In thirty short days, the bill will be certified and will be fully instated by July 1, 2015. Now that Measure 91 has passed, Oregonians will be allowed to possess up to 1 ounce in […]

West Coast Election Results: Congrats to Alaska and Oregon!

West Coast Election Results: Congrats to Alaska and Oregon!

Election 2014 is finally over, and it looks like marijuana won pretty big at the polls! Although the medical marijuana proposal, Amendment 2, was defeated in Florida, almost every other ballot initiative related to cannabis passed. After a long night of tallying, the results from Alaska are mostly in, and the experts are calling it: […]

Prohibitionists to Defend Schedule I Classification of Marijuana in Court Today

Prohibitionists to Defend Schedule I Classification of Marijuana in Court Today

Last Friday, a Federal Court in Sacramento, California began a historic hearing; U.S. District Judge Kimberlly Mueller is hearing evidence regarding the Schedule I classification of marijuana by the Federal Government of the United States of America. The hearing has already extended past the original estimate of three days. Defense attorneys for a group accused […]

Cops Gone Wild: What T-Shirtgate Exposes About Police Culture

Cops Gone Wild: What T-Shirtgate Exposes About Police Culture

Can someone pass the Advil? I have had a raging headache keeping up with the media coverage on what can only be described as T-Shirtgate. Last week a San Diego multi-jurisdictional Narcotics Task Force (NTF) consisting of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, DEA and other state and local agencies served a search warrant on an […]

Federal Court Hearing on Marijuana Prohibition Today

Federal Court Hearing on Marijuana Prohibition Today

For the first time since the 1970s, defendants in a cannabis-related criminal case are being allowed to present new scientific and medical studies as part of their defense in a federal trial in California that begins today. Starting today and for the next three days, U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller will be holding a hearing […]

ATMs in Legal Dispensaries Shut Down, Cutting off Cash for Customers

ATMs in Legal Dispensaries Shut Down, Cutting off Cash for Customers

One of the ways retail cannabis dispensaries and medical marijuana dispensaries have been able to operate in a country that doesn’t allow them to actually bank has been via the use of on-site ATMs, registered to their business or a neighboring business. These machines may either dispense cash directly to customers or allow them to […]

Congrats to Philadelphia! Today Decriminalization Takes Effect

Congrats to Philadelphia! Today Decriminalization Takes Effect

It’s official: cannabis possession (in small amounts) is now decriminalized within the city limits of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There are no longer criminal penalties attached to simple marijuana possession if the individual is carrying 30 grams or less. Instead, those violating cannabis prohibition will simply receive a civil infraction citation (commonly known as a ticket). What […]

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 […]

South Florida Sun Sentinel Backs Florida Medical Marijuana Law, Amendment 2

South Florida Sun Sentinel Backs Florida Medical Marijuana Law, Amendment 2

Early next month, voters in Florida will get to decide whether the Sunshine State is ready to offer its citizens safe, legal access to medical marijuana. Amendment 2 has a well-organized opposition, the No on 2 campaign, which has been warning about medibles marketed to kids and marijuana cookies being used as tools for date […]