The DEA has failed to eradicate marijuana. Now Congress wants it to stop trying.

By Christopher Ingraham November 27 at 12:46 PM The Drug Enforcement Administration is not having a great year. The chief of the agency stepped down in April under a cloud of scandal. The acting administrator since then has courted ridicule for saying pot is "probably not" as dangerous as heroin, and more recently he provoked …

Marijuana makes mother nature cry: report

06/26/15 05:17 PM facebook twitter 1 save share group 37 By Tony Dokoupil     If you consume cannabis this weekend, you might also be killing fish, clear-cutting forest, and poisoning some cute-faced and endangered members of the weasel family. That’s one takeaway from new report in the journal BioScience, which details the water-guzzling, land-destroying, …

Rapid Fire Marketing Enters Industrial Hemp Farm Industry

      CARSON CITY, NV--(Marketwired - Jun 22, 2015) -  Rapid Fire Marketing (OTC PINK: RFMK), a developer and reseller of herbal vaporizers, announced today that the Company has acquired assets, including equipment as well as a land lease, to begin Industrial Hemp farming in California. In addition to the Company's vaporizers, including the …

County’s 1st hemp seeds of 2015 planted

More, bigger plots coming, advocate says By Eli Pace, New Era editor       If last year’s industrial hemp planting was a trial run, this year Christian County hemp farmers are going all out with what’s expected to be 85 total acres of the crop spread across four local pilot projects. The first pilot …

Vaccine exemptions: California Senate overwhelmingly passes SB 277, abolishing most opt-outs

By Lisa M. Krieger [email protected]   SACRAMENTO -- A controversial bill that abolishes "personal belief exemptions" for vaccinations won overwhelming approval in the California Senate on Thursday, bolstering supporters' hopes that it will also clear the Assembly and be signed into law. The measure by Democratic Sens. Richard Pan, of Sacramento, and Ben Allen, of …

SUPPORT NEEDED FOR LEGITIMATE MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENT FACING FELONY CHARGES

    SAN DIEGO: Brandon Smith is a legitimate medical cannabis patient who was part of an informal collective. He was criminally charged by the County of San Diego District Attorney’s Office for providing four grams of cannabis to another member of the collective. The DA’s Office will not back off the case, and will …

Federal Judge Weighs Marijuana’s Classification

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Jan 12, 2015, 1:39 PM ET A federal judge in California is weighing the constitutionality of a 45-year-old act that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug along with LSD, cocaine and heroin. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller in Sacramento held a five-day fact-finding hearing on the classification question late last year, …

Lexology Report: Congress temporarily de-funds US-DOJ medical marijuana prosecution but does not legalize medical marijuana

Littler Mendelson Dale L. Deitchler   USA December 30 2014   Author page » In a few short paragraphs within the 1,603-page congressional spending bill signed into law on December 16, 2014, Congress prohibited the U.S. Department of Justice from using federal funds to prosecute users, growers and distributors of medical marijuana in states that …

Let’s talk about DOJ enforcement of marijuana laws…(on Tribal Lands)

In reference to the last post regarding the enforcement of marijuana laws on tribal lands: Justice Department on Thursday will tell U.S. attorneys to not prevent tribes from growing or selling marijuana on the sovereign lands Today, via this link, the Department of Justice, as reported by the LA Times has/will produce a "Memorandum" concerning the …

Federal Spending Bill Blocks Funding For Medical Marijuana Raids, Legalization In D.C.

The proposed congressional budget released Tuesday night prevents the Department of Justice from using funds to undermine state laws regarding medical marijuana. posted on Dec. 9, 2014, at 9:20 p.m. Michelle Broder Van Dyke BuzzFeed News Reporter   The House budget passed Tuesday night prevents the Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration from using …

Marijuana legalization effort begins in California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. marijuana advocacy group took steps Wednesday to begin raising money for a campaign to legalize recreational pot use in California in 2016, a move with potential to add a dose of extra excitement to the presidential election year. The Marijuana Policy Project filed paperwork with the California secretary of …

30 Members Of Congress Demand Increased Access To Marijuana For Research Purposes

 Matt Ferner  Become a fan  [email protected]   Thirty members of Congress, led by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), H. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell on Tuesday demanding an end to the federal monopoly on marijuana research so that more studies …

What Is Fracking and Why Should It Be Banned?

    The case to ban fracking grows stronger every day. Fracking is short for hydraulic fracturing. It’s a water-intensive process where millions of gallons of fluid — a mix of water, sand, and chemicals, including ones known to cause cancer — are injected underground at high pressure to fracture the rock surrounding an oil …

Miracle marijuana? 6-year-old California boy’s violent seizures dramatically subside with help of liquid marijuana

Child’s father said seizures were a daily nightmare before the medical marijuana treatment. But medical experts question risks of treating children with the drug. Comments (10) By Victoria Cavaliere / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 8:57 AM Jayden David's seizures have been reduced, and his life is far more normal, now that …