“…any Canadian working in the marijuana industry would not be permitted to enter the US. "

Canadian cannabis companies are whipping around after report says workers may face lifetime travel ban to US (TLRY, CGC, CRON)Jonathan Garber   Sep. 14, 2018, 08:06 AMA report out Thursday suggests workers in the Canadian cannabis industry could face a lifetime ban on travel to the US.Shares of Canadian cannabis companies were down as much as …

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NOVA SCOTIA CANADA: Once again it seems that you can’t grow Cannabis and treat licensed patients, even if Cannabis is “legal”…

NOVA SCOTIA CANADA:  Once again it seems that you can’t grow Cannabis and treat licensed  patients, even if Cannabis is “legal”.At approximately 10:30am on September 5th, Rev. Daren McCormick and Rev. Kevin James were visited by the RCMP at which time they proceeded to search their property located in Loch Broom Nova Scotia Canada, where …

What Is Legal and What Is Not??? “I was arrested for multiple felonies…in KNOX County Tennessee for possessing Industrial Hemp”

Please view video above.Following the passing of the 2014 Farm bill, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture launched the Industrial Hemp Research Program that would allow farmers and processors to begin the development of an industry. LINKThere has been some disconcerting news showing up on social      media in the past few days.  It seems the DEA …

Canada just became the 2nd country in the world to legalize marijuana

Jeremy Berke  25 m Canada just became the second country in the world to legalize marijuana nationwide. Legal sales are set to begin October 17.The bill passed Canada's Senate 52-29 on Tuesday evening.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised during his 2015 campaign to legalize marijuana.Marijuana stocks surged on the news on Wednesday morning.Canada is the second …

The House Just Passed a Bill That Could Make Kratom Illegal

By Peter Hesson June 18, 2018Kratom, an herbal drug used by chronic pain patients and people with opioid use disorder, has been on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s chopping block for years, but it could become illegal a lot sooner than expected. On Friday, 239 members of the US House of Representatives voted to pass H.R.2851, …

Thailand’s Legendary Marijuana

Recently, there have been signs that the Thai government is softening its stance on marijuana. By Peter MaguireApril 30, 2018For decades, Thailand was one of America’s most resolute allies in the war on drugs. After zero tolerance policies left the Kingdom with the highest rate of incarceration in Asia and a methamphetamine (ya ba) epidemic …

Thorne Peters LIVE from Shelby County Justice Center in Memphis Tn …

Mike Cox 3 hrs · Thorne Peters taking a stand for all of us today, saying No Mens Rea, no guilty mind, no crime no time. This is sickening folks. Mens Rea has been a principle of criminal law since the beginning of Law. He will be live very shortly and there is no more important …

HORSE CAVE (KY) POLICE CHIEF PLEADS THE 5TH, WHEN GLASGOW ATTORNEY ASKS “DID YOU PLANT DRUGS ON MY CLIENT?”

on 03/22/2018 |The Horse Cave Police Department has been in the headlines recently and few details have been released regarding the active FBI investigation into the department.  Initially with pay, later changed to unpaid, Horse Cave Police Chief Sean Henry and Officer Chris Trulock have been placed on administrative leave from the department.This week, in …

FOUND GUILTY, BY JURY, of “possession of pot – that I was not in possession of…” Thorne Peters

In the continuing saga of Cannabis prohibition comes Thorne Peters who was convicted by a Jury of his “peers” on March 1, 2018, in Shelby County Tennessee under Judge Robert Carter Jr.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 3, 2018.  We will continue following this case to the finale because, I agree with …

(LOUISVILLE, KY) Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks on Efforts to Reduce Violent Crime and Fight the Opioid Crisis

Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks on Efforts to Reduce Violent Crime and Fight the Opioid CrisisLouisville, KY - Tuesday, January 30, 2018Thank you, Russel for that introduction, for your leadership in this office, and for your service as an FBI Special Agent.  As a former senator, I am certain that your experience as a hostage …

SITSA creates a new “Schedule A” that gives the Attorney General of the United States the power to ban any “analogue” of an opioid that controls pain or provides an increase of energy.

Kratom Advocates:If you’ve had one of those days that starts with friends calling you with bad news, and the news just gets worse and worse as the day goes on - then that describes my day perfectly.On Friday of last week, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, dropped a bill …

‘America Is Full Of Hypocrites’: Marijuana Lifer John Knock Speaks Out

By Tess Allen  |  Feb 20, 2017 Days after John Knock learned that his application for clemency had been denied – meaning he would have to continue serving out two life sentences plus 20 years for a non-violent cannabis offense – he found himself transfixed by a story on NPR. “There was [someone on the …

NORML Forms Multi-State Workplace Drug Testing Coalition

by Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach Coordinator February 14, 2017 The fact that 190 million Americans now live in states where marijuana has been legalized to some degree is raising a number of questions and issues about how to integrate the American workforce and marijuana consumers rights in regards to drug testing. With medical marijuana is …

The Congressional Cannabis Caucus

  Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., left, and Dana Rohrabacher, D-Calif., two of the four U.S. congressmen who have launched the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. Photo by Tom Williams—CQ-Roll Call,Inc   With public support for reforming marijuana laws at an all time high, Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Don Young (R-AK) …

How police tracked down a suspected heroin dealer after a rash of overdoses in Nicholasville

By Karla Ward kward1@herald-leader.com   When a narcotics detective with the Nicholasville Police Department heard about a surge in heroin overdoses in Jessamine County this week, he got busy. The detective, also a task force officer with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, notified Nicholasville Emergency Medical Services Tuesday that if there were more suspected heroin …

DEA Hurts Growing Industry and Exceeds its Authority Regarding Scheduling Controlled Substances; Enacts Final Rule Seeking to Make Any Extract of the Cannabis Plant a Schedule 1 Drug

December 14, 2016 19:29 ET DEA Hurts Growing Industry and Exceeds its Authority Regarding Scheduling Controlled Substances; Enacts Final Rule Seeking to Make Any Extract of the Cannabis Plant a Schedule 1 Drug DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - December 14, 2016) - On December 13, 2016, the DEA issued its Final Rule, "Establishment of New Drug Code …

What is the DEA up to now? What are they doing to our CBD?

When the news hit the fans today concerning the DEA's "new rule" on the sale of CBD remedies and other products everybody jumped up and said "WHAT?", or at least I did! I had been so wrapped up in the Kratom issue lately I hadn't even been thinking about CBD's.  Low and behold, I thought, …

New DEA Rule Says CBD Oil is Really, Truly, No-Joke Illegal

Bruce Barcott December 14, 2016 The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) this morning made CBD oil a little more federally illegal in a little-noticed bureaucratic maneuver this morning. Today’s Federal Register (Dec. 14, 2016) contains an item (21 CFR Part 1308) that establishes a new drug code for “marihuana extract.” “This code,” wrote DEA Acting …

Illinois residents forced to cough up nearly $725mn in civil asset forfeitures

Published time: 18 Nov, 2016   Over the course of a decade, Illinois and federal law enforcement took in more than $319 million and $404 million, respectively, from state residents who were merely suspected of having committed a crime, a new report has found. “[E]very year, Illinois law enforcement agencies take tens of millions of …

Apparent overdose in Ohio McDonald’s parking lot captured on Facebook live

      Alyssa Raymond, WKYC 12:30 PM. CST November 19, 2016 SANDUSKY - A desperate search for help from the man seen in a Facebook Live stream who overdosed in a McDonald's Parking lot in Sandusky Thursday evening. The video and the man's story are a powerful reminder of the heroin and opioid epidemic …

Petitioning to keep Kratom OUT of the Controlled Substance Act and Schedule I – We only have until December 1st!

Recently I published an article with information pertaining to the rescheduling of Kratom by the U.S. Government via the DEA into Schedule I Status. Fortunately the change was at least held off long enough for people to be able to make their comments on the subject. The link to REGULATIONS.GOV where the DEA/Federal Government is …

Legalize all narcotics now: War on drugs is war on people, says BMJ

Published time: 15 Nov, 2016 Doctors have an “ethical responsibility” to back the legalization of drugs, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has advised for the first time. An editorial in the BMJ, the UK’s most widely-read medical journal, argues that laws against drug use have harmed people across the world, while stressing that drug addiction …

It’s high time: If we can legalize marijuana, why can’t we end the misguided War on Drugs?

America's wasted more than $1 trillion on demonizing drugs, many of which, like weed, have real medical benefits Thor Benson On Election Day, my home state of California voted to legalize recreational cannabis, as did Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada. So the 2016 elections represented a substantial victory for the legalization movement, which has managed to …

The DEA is accepting comments on the rescheduling of Kratom into Schedule I until December 1st…The time to comment is NOW!

Due to be published in the “Federal Register” on August 31st, 2016 is the DEA’s “Intent to reschedule” the opioids mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine  These are the “ingredients” of the plant Kratom and they are placing it into schedule I using the “temporary scheduling provisions” of the Controlled Substances Act.  LINK     Speak now or …

Nearly 100 Groups Send Letter to Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) Opposing Death Penalty for Fentanyl Bill

  Press Release | 10/18/2016 Outdated Approach Would Expose Drug Sellers to Death Penalty Legislation Repeats Worst Mistakes of the Drug War Nearly 100 groups working on criminal justice reform, including NAACP, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, and the Drug Policy Alliance today sent a letter to Representative Tom Reed (D-NY), opposing H.R. 6158, the HELP …

Every 25 seconds in the United States, someone is arrested for the simple act of possessing drugs for their personal use…

  Summary   Neal Scott may die in prison. A 49-year-old Black man from New Orleans, Neal had cycled in and out of prison for drug possession over a number of years. He said he was never offered treatment for his drug dependence; instead, the criminal justice system gave him time behind bars and felony …

New Study Confirms Marijuana Use Up Drastically in Workforce

Cully Stimson / @cullystimson / October 12, 2016 / comments This November, there are a record number of ballot initiatives in at least nine states regarding so-called medical marijuana or outright legalization of the Schedule I drug. The pot pushers, both small businesses and large, want more people smoking, eating, and consuming more pot because …

The DEA spent $73,000 to eradicate marijuana plants in Utah. It didn’t find any.

  By Christopher Ingraham October 7 In 2015, the Drug Enforcement Administration gave $20,000 to the state of New Hampshire to eradicate marijuana plants, according to federal documents. But the Granite State's law enforcement agencies didn't have much luck finding any weed to pull that year -- their efforts uncovered a single outdoor grow site …

The Law of Unintended Consequences: Illicit for Licit Narcotic Substitution

Originally written July 15, 2014 at LINK below Martin R. Huecker, MD and Hugh W. Shoff, MD, MS   The dealers will not use it. Heroin dealers have explicit knowledge of the addictive properties of their product. The heroin addict is no longer the desperate character living under a bridge. She is a 17-year-old high …

In NC prisons, synthetic marijuana has emerged as a deadly threat

K2, one of the commonly used brands of synthetic marijuana, is widespread in North Carolina’s prisons. Medical experts say it poses serious health risks. By Ames Alexander and Gavin Off aalexander@charlotteobserver.com goff@charlotteobserver.com   North Carolina prison officials are grappling with a growing threat – synthetic marijuana, which is suspected in the death of at least …