Senator Ron Wyden and Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Jared Polis have introduced legislation in the House and Senate — The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act —

Marijuana Treated Like Alcohol? Legislation Filed In Senate and House by NORML March 30, 2017 Senator Ron Wyden and Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Jared Polis have introduced legislation in the House and Senate — The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act — to permit states to establish their own marijuana regulatory policies free from federal interference. …

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Hash Bash 2017: The Great Cannabis Betrayal Continues

Bruce Cain·Friday, March 31, 2017 I would very much appreciate it if you would re-post and republish this article as widely as possible. Whether you live in the US, Canada -- or anywhere around the world -- your right to “grow and sell” your own Cannabis is under assault. I have been a small voice …

She formed the U.S. Marijuana Party in 2002; ran for Alabama governor in 2006 on a platform to legalize pot; created the Alabama Compassionate Care group to fight for use of marijuana for treatment of disease; and in 2010 was named by the magazine Skunk as one of the top 100 most influential women in Cannabis…

Pushing for legalization: Alabama housewife to marijuana activist By Kent Faulk | kfaulk@al.com Email the author | Follow on Twitteron March 29, 2017 at 7:31 AM, updated March 29, 2017 at 10:20 AM Loretta Nall remembers the first time she smoked marijuana. "I was about 12 years old at a Ratt/Queensreich concert at the BJCC …

Why Cannabis and Not Marijuana

  January 31, 2017 GreenSleeves You may be wondering why even though the word Marijuana is a very ingrained in American culture, we tend to use the word Cannabis. Cannabis used as medicine is a significant part of American history. It was used mainly in the form of tinctures and very commonly prescribed for various …

…Under (HB 315), a gang can be any three people who share a name, symbol or leader, or who have been identified as a gang by any state or the federal government…

  The Kentucky House and Senate are poised to pass a bill this week that is both unnecessary and likely to be costly in terms of both money and human potential. If it reaches him, Gov. Matt Bevin should veto House Bill 315, the so-called gang bill. It flies in the face of the evidence-based …

The Challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline Isn’t Over: Cheyenne River Sioux Take Battle to Court

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 By Emma Niles Harold C. Frazier, chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, outside a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., in late February. (Cliff Owen / AP) The camps once occupied by self-named “water protectors” in the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) have been cleared out, but the …

DEA Approves Synthetic Marijuana for Company That Spent $500K to Keep Weed Illegal

March 24, 2017 at 5:27 pm Written by Alex Thomas (ANTIMEDIA) Lobbying in the nation’s capitol is a billion dollar industry, but sometimes, companies dip their toes into state and local politics, as well. When giant corporations want to influence bills and national elections, they generally spread their money around, cozying up to a number …

Opinion: Trump’s decisions to expedite the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines could actually slow them down

Published: Mar 20, 2017 5:28 a.m. ET Cutting regulatory or procedural corners on the oil pipelines increases the risk of successful court challenges and trade disputes President Donald J. Trump’s new actions intended to expedite approval of energy and infrastructure projects were hailed by industry groups and decried by environmentalists. If those actions are implemented …

WV Senate committee passes medical marijuana bill

The West Virginia Senate’s Health and Human Resources Committee narrowly passed a bill Friday morning that would allow certain patients to be prescribed marijuana for medicinal purposes. The bill (SB386), called the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, now goes to the Senate Judiciary Committee. If it passes there, it would also have to pass a …

Moving Beyond Cannabis Culture: An Interview with Jodie Emery

By Jon Hiltz on March 23rd, 2017 at 8:20 am   It’s impossible to look at the history of marijuana activism in Canada and not think of Marc and Jodie Emery. Their decades-long fight with the powers that be have culminated into a good part of the reason we are heading toward adult-use cannabis across …

Federal Marijuana Sentences Plummet: Report

  by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director March 23, 2017 The number of federal offenders sentenced for violating marijuana laws has fallen significantly since 2012, according to data provided by the United States Sentencing Commission. Just over 3,000 federal defendants were sentenced for marijuana violations in 2016, according to the Commission. That total is roughly …

California lawmakers want to block police from helping federal drug agents take action against marijuana license holders

Patrick McGreevy With federal authorities hinting at a possible crackdown on state-licensed marijuana dealers, a group of California lawmakers wants to block local police and sheriff’s departments from assisting such investigations and arrests unless compelled by a court order. A bill by six Democratic legislators has drawn strenuous objections from local law enforcement officials, who …

Kentucky congressman says ‘Hell No’ to Obamacare replacement bill

By Fernando Alfonso III falfonso@herald-leader.com A tweet from a Northern Kentucky congressman went viral Wednesday afternoon after he used his voting card to double down on his disdain for the American Health Care Act, the Republicans’ attempt to replace Obamacare. Rep. Thomas Massie’s tweet features a photo of his “new” voting card and the words …

The Best Recipe for Maximizing the Medical Effects of Marijuana

CBD-only preparations lack the synergies available when marijuana's other cannabinoids and its terpenes are kept in the game.   By Phillip Smith / AlterNet March 22, 2017 CBD (cannabidiol) is getting a lot of attention these days as the medicinal cannabinoid in marijuana. CBD-only products are all the rage in the ever-expanding medical marijuana market, …

(IL) Illinois lawmakers propose legalizing recreational marijuana

  Robert McCoppinContact ReporterChicago Tribune Lawmakers are proposing to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois but say the legislation probably won't come up for a vote until next year. Sponsors on Wednesday introduced bills that would make it legal for adults 21 and older to possess, grow and buy limited amounts of marijuana. The state would …

Hemp Lobby Day Report

  Vote Hemp held a fly-in in Washington, DC on March 1st in coordination with Hemp On the Hill. Attendees included 55 farmers, business owners and advocates who engaged in more than 80 meetings with Senate and House members and staff. A number of attendees were able to meet with their representatives including Senators Grassley, …

It’s with a great respect for all persons of the Kentucky Hemp Industry that I address you today as the new president of the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association

The KYHIA is pleased to welcome Chad Rosen as our new president. Chad shares his thoughts and thanks you for your support of the Kentucky hemp industry.  It’s with a great respect for all persons of the Kentucky Hemp Industry that I address you today as the new president of the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association. …

World Water Day: This Handheld Device Can Disinfect Water Anywhere

By Matthew V. Libassi Published March 22, 2017 Health Care Over 780 million people worldwide do not have access to an improved water source (piped or protected water) reports the Center of Disease Control (CDC).  It’s estimated that diarrhea, caused by waterborne illnesses, kills 1.5 million to 2.2 million people annually, according to the World …

(in) Legislature Considering Indiana’s First Medicinal Cannabis Laws

Submitted by Marijuana News on Tue, 03/21/2017 - 08:30 This legislative session, a record 11 proposals addressed the use of cannabis. Most of them never got a hearing, but two are still moving through the legislature and could become Indiana’s first medical cannabis laws. Indiana is one of six states that have not passed any …

ORGANIC HEMP IS IN DEMAND BUT CURRENTLY IT CANNOT BE CERTIFIED IN THE U.S.

  ORGANIC HEMP IS IN DEMAND BUT CURRENTLY IT CANNOT BE CERTIFIED IN THE U.S. HELP US CHANGE THIS! See "Take Action" Section Below to Act Now. Your participation in this call-to-action is crucial to our collective progress regarding organic certification of domestic hemp production. Currently, hemp cultivated in the U.S. per Sec. 7606 Farm …

Free & Pardon JOHNNY BOONE!

Free & Pardon JOHNNY BOONE! #FREEJOHNNYBOONE   Anthony Hilbert Bloomfield, KY   Johnny Robert Boone a.k.a "The Godfather of Grass" was arrested just outside of Montreal Canada December 22, 2016 and is in the processes of being extradited back to the United States. Johnny is a man that found a way to support his community …

Pro-marijuana church active in Alabama: Members tout ‘God and cannabis’

By Greg Garrison | ggarrison@al.com Email the author | Follow on Twitteron March 20, 2017 at 6:12 AM, updated March 20, 2017 at 2:40 PM With a stained-glass window behind them, a lineup of speakers stepped to the front of the church and talked about the potential health benefits of legalizing plants that are currently …

Nevada bill would allow medical marijuana users to carry guns

Jenny Kane , jkane@rgj.com Published 4:09 p.m. PT March 20, 2017 Nevada lawmakers are trying to address everything from marijuana users' gun rights to the danger that edible marijuana products pose to children. On Monday, a wide array of marijuana-focused bills were introduced to both members of the Nevada Senate and the Assembly to help …

David Rockefeller, Philanthropist and Head of Chase Manhattan, Dies at 101

By JONATHAN KANDELL     MARCH 20, 2017 In His Own Words, ‘an Interesting Life’ CreditMichael Evans/The New York Times David Rockefeller, the banker and philanthropist with the fabled family name who controlled Chase Manhattan bank for more than a decade and wielded vast influence around the world for even longer as he spread the gospel of …

This antibiotic will ruin you.

Mountains and Mustard Seeds

4739Hi there, we need to talk. I have almost written this post at least 20 times and got too overwhelmed and abandoned it. Well here goes…

The antibiotics you took or are taking for your sinus infection, UTI, skin infection, laser eye surgery…ect…may have already damaged you.

Cipro, Levaquin, Avalox, nearly every generic ending in “quin”, “oxacin,””ox,”…are all part of a large family of antibiotics called “Flouroquinolones.” The FDA finally updated their warning on these antibiotics as of July 2016. They site “multiple system damage that may be irreversible. Permanent you guys. Here is the link for the warning if you are a doubting Thomas  https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm500143.htm. Take a gander real quick if you are reading this with an eyebrow raised. Trust me, I wish I had been given the opportunity to soak up this information before it was too late.

In 2010, I took Cipro for a UTI and it changed…

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DO PRISONERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIFE?

Sonni Quick Recently I watched a Conservative/Catholic news station on TV.  There was an interview with the executor of a religious political group. I failed to write down the names. There was a video of a meeting he participated in with Trump. This man's concern was if there was enough protection for the right to …

Medical Marijuana, Inc.’s CBD Oil RSHO-X™ Garners National News Headlines Across Mexico For Significantly Reducing Seizures Of Epileptic Children

Articles Focus On RSHO-X™ Study Conducted on Severe Epileptic Children By Mexican Neurologist Who Reported Elimination in Seizures in 17% of Cases and Reduction of Motor Seizures in 84% of Cases News provided by Medical Marijuana, Inc. Mar 17, 2017, 09:00 ET   SAN DIEGO, March 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), …

Clarification of the New Drug Code (7350) for Marijuana Extract

Note regarding this rule – In light of questions that the Drug Enforcement Administration has received from members of the public following the publication of the Final Rule establishing a new Controlled Substance Code Number (drug code) for marijuana extract, DEA makes the following clarification: The new drug code (7350) established in the Final Rule …

Bless The Water around the World on March 22 for World Water Day

  Join us on World Water Day in a Global Prayer for Water Join us as we come together to Bless The Water around the World on March 22 for World Water Day.Gather at your local water source, or home, and place good intentions and prayers into the water. Let’s stand in solidarity with the …

Son of state senator banned from 3rd floor of Capitol Annex says he will hire an attorney to clear his name

03/16/2017 02:54 PM by Nick Storm • @NStorm_politics Dan Seum Jr., a medical marijuana advocate and the son of Sen. Dan Seum, R-Fairdale, has been banned from the third floor of the Capitol Annex after racially charged comments, according to a letter detailing the ban. But the younger Seum says the whole incident is a …