Cannabis Pesticide Regulations Need Rethink

(Catching up on old news…It’s here because it’s important!)By Adrian Devitt-Lee on May 05, 2017As cannabis is legalized for medical and recreational use on a state-by-state basis, safety regulations regarding cannabis products are becoming increasingly important. One aspect of safety regulations involves setting maximal allowable limits on pesticides. Such regulations are particularly significant given that …

Marijuana activists cuffed after lighting up at U.S. Capitol

Protesters smoke marijuana on steps of the U.S. Capitol to tell Congress to 'De-schedule Cannabis Now', in Washington, U.S. April 24, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas By Ian Simpson | WASHINGTON Two dozen red-hatted protesters gathered on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Monday to call for easing federal marijuana laws, but police snuffed out the …

Secretive investment group sought Indiana marijuana business

Tony Cook , tony.cook@indystar.com 6:06 a.m. ET April 16, 2017 Some of Indiana's best-known former legislators and lobbyists joined a secret investment company that several investors say was formed to cash in if marijuana was ever legalized in Indiana. Some of Indiana’s most influential lobbyists and political operatives joined a secretive investment company that several …

Ahead of marijuana legalization, activists call on feds to forgive past pot offences

Travis Lupick on April 12th, 2017 at 11:23 AM The federal Liberal government is expected to table legislation to legalize recreational marijuana on Thursday (April 13), exactly one week ahead of the world’s annual 4/20 celebration of all things cannabis. RELATED STORIES Justin Trudeau: Liberal government would look at overturning convictions for marijuana crimes Decriminalization …

Toronto dispensaries once owned by the Prince of Pot will all shut down this weekend

  After police raids, former owner Jodie Emery says government is clearing way for legal producers CBC News Posted: Apr 07, 2017 11:20 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 08, 2017 10:20 AM ET The last of the former Cannabis Culture dispensaries in Toronto, once synonymous with Marc and Jodie Emery, will close this weekend after …

Prince and princess of pot are expanding their dispensary empire, whether it’s legal or not

  Sunny Freeman | February 3, 2017 Jodie Emery struts through the hazy hallway of Cannabis Culture’s flagship Toronto store, through a 15-person deep checkout line, and then past the extracts, pre-rolled joints and display jars of bud into the lounge area where a group of pot enthusiasts is sparking up. It is just after …

North Americans Spent $53.3 Billion On Marijuana Last Year, Most Of It Illegally

The industry “just needs to move demand for an already widely-popular product into legal channels,” a new report says. 01/17/2017 06:20 pm ET Ryan Grenoble Reporter, The Huffington Post A new report estimates consumers spent $53.3 billion on cannabis in North America last year. The first-of-its-kind analysis, compiled by ArcView Market Research, spans legal, medical …

Trump’s marijuana options

  By Beau Kilmer - 01/17/17 01:30 PM ES Finally, there appears to be a serious federal discussion about marijuana legalization. But it’s nowhere near the Beltway. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s marijuana task force recently released a landmark report about legalizing and regulating the drug in Canada. Advocates on all sides will find something to …

This may be the ultimate indictment of the "moneyed" drug reform movement in this country and I urge you to distribute this article as widely as possible

(The following article is posted from a website that I happened to come across today while looking for information on the "MERRP Model" for RE-Legalization.  I decided to repost it because I think the opinion that is offered needs to be heard and RE-Legalization vs. Legal-Lies or "Legalize" has to be made known.  SK) (1) …

Clinton Gave Thumbs Down to Legal Marijuana, Leak Shows

By Tom Angell on October 10th, 2016   Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke out against legalizing marijuana in a paid speech, hacked emails from her campaign show. During an on-stage Q & A session with Xerox’s chairman and CEO in March 2014, Clinton used Wall Street terminology to express her opposition to ending cannabis …

9 States to Vote Soon on Expanding Legal Access to Marijuana

By paul elias and david crary, associated press SAN FRANCISCO — Sep 28, 2016, 2:35 AM ET From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana. Collectively, the ballot measures …

A "repealer’s" opinion on the subject of marijuana "legalization"… (We must REPEAL PROHIBITION of Cannabis and all other plants!)

    Angalee Jones 34 mins · By Chris: I can't speak loudly enough or harshly enough against the Fucking Sell Out RATS at groups like NORML, MPP and DPA and their associated allies at various commercial enterprises growing up across the country.All of the aforementioned groups are useless and no good for the American …

Jesse Ventura Calls For Legalizing All Drugs

VIDEO AT THIS LINK By Jason Devaney   |   Thursday, 08 Sep 2016 04:54 PM Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura wants to see marijuana and every other drug made legal in order to regulate them better. During a series of interviews with Newsmax TV, Ventura — the author of the book "Marijuana Manifesto" — said Wednesday …

It’s time for another Presidential Election in the U.S.A. (Lord, what are we supposed to do now?)

The following is a short synopsis of the current situation as I see it concerning the Presidential Elections. After watching Donald J. Trump at the Republican National Convention (RNC) and Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in July, I am still at a loss on who would be the best Candidate to put …

HB 584 AN ACT relating to the medical use of marijuana in Kentucky introduced March 1, 2016 (You won’t believe what they are doing to our medical cannabis!)

HB 584(BR-1994)(click bill number to view bill details.)       Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - introduced in House   The following is a summary of this House Bill:   Summary: *Create new sections of KRS Chapter 211 to define terms; *require the Department for Public Health (DPH) to operate a medical marijuana program; *establish …

The New Peaceful Pot Head Revolution: Or, Why I’m Going To Infiltrate The Democrats & Run As One Of Them

    By CrisEricson2016 | Fri, February 26 2016 S.241 Vermont marijuana Bill does NOT make marijuana legal like alcoholic beverages: (1) because you can brew your own alcoholic beverage at home in Vermont, and this bill does NOT allow you to plant a seed in the ground and grow your own marijuana at home; …

U.S.: Congressman Blumenauer Writes Open Letter To President About Marijuana

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 22:24 - steveelliott By Steve Elliott Hemp News Congressman Earl Blumenauer on Tuesday wrote an open letter advocating marijuana legalization to President Obama in advance of the President's State of the Union speech. "As you begin your last year in office, I hope there is one more step you take to bring …

Update: 16 RS; BR 161, has become sb 13, "Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Act"

  SB13/CI/LM (BR161) - P. Clark AN ACT relating to the regulation of cannabis and making an appropriation therefor. Establish KRS Chapter 245 to regulate the cultivation, testing, processing, taxing, and sale of marijuana to persons aged twenty-one years and older; amend various sections to conform; repeal KRS 218A.1421, KRS 218A.1422, and KRS 218A.1423. Jan …

If Kentucky wants to pass br 161 "the Cannabis Freedom Act", you must do this now…

Left:  Link to USMjParty Kentucky Above: Link to Facebook Page of the "Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Coalition" Because of the "Origination Clause" in the U.S. Constitution there must be a Representative to submit a "Companion Bill" in order for it to move forward because this clause says that all bills for raising revenue must start in …

Canada to be first G7 country to legalize weed – Gov-General

  Next year Canada could become the first country in the G7 group of the world’s leading economies to legalize marijuana as the government announces its plans in a speech to parliament. The freshly-elected Liberal government has reaffirmed their pledge to legalize marijuana as Governor-General David Johnson addressed the parliament with a speech that outlined …

After federal raids, U.S. tribes cautioned about marijuana

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Tribes across the U.S. are finding marijuana is risky business nearly a year after a Justice Department policy indicated they could grow and sell pot under the same guidelines as states. Play Video Justice Department clears the air on states' marijuana laws Federal raids on tribal cannabis operations in California followed …

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Mark Thornton: Cannabis Legalization Starting to Advance Rapidly –

Anthony Wile: Hello, Mark. It's been over a year since we last interviewed you. Give us an update on your recent work. Mark Thornton: I was asked to debate the War on Drugs at Oxford Union in June of last year. I was happy to see such a political elitist institution interested in debating the …

The Science of Toxicology and U.I. or "Under the Influence and/or Intoxication?" of Cannabis/Marijuana and D.O.A. Drug Testing

The Official Court Documents that I present to you below here, {THIS ONE TIME, FOR FREE = this offer will not last and is for a limited amount of time = THIS SET OF DOCUMENTS WILL GO MISSING AND A FEE WILL BE CHARGED LATER FOR THIS INFORMATION} The following Documents were presented, accepted and …

Big Court Defeat For Marijuana Despite Record Tax Harvests

    Should marijuana businesses pay tax on gross profits or net profits? It sounds like a silly question. Virtually every business in every country pays tax only on net profits, after expenses. But the topsy-turvy rules for marijuana seem to defy logic. And taxes are clearly a big topic these days under both federal …

45th Annual Smoke-In July 4, 2015 Washington, CO

Deadheads United™

Marijuana Activist Call To Action

45th Anniversary Smoke-In

Saturday July 4th, 2015, Washington DC

“Smoke-in Alumni Reunite!”

 

“This demonstration, held on the day that commemorates 45 consecutive years of Smoke-In history in Washington DC, is an opportune moment to acknowledge the era of change created by Marijuana Activists across these United States of America.”

 

Smoke-In Alumni Call To Action

We are asking all Smoke-In Alumni to return to to Washington DC on Saturday July 4th, 2015 for the 45th Anniversary Smoke-In and join our demonstration at our Rally, the “Peace Mile March” and Concert in the contingent of the year they attended their first Smoke-In. This will be the best time during this current presidential administration to let your voice be heard in front of the White House and to be acknowledged as an American Veteran Marijuana Activist, and POW of THC!

 

During the 45 year history…

View original post 252 more words

Don’t regulate marijuana like alcohol — keep government out

March 02, 2015 12:00 am  •  James C. Wilson On Feb. 20, U.S. Representatives Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, introduced two new bills for federal marijuana legalization. The U.S. government's practice of imprisoning, fining, harassing and stigmatizing marijuana users is tragic and has damaged many lives. Ending prohibition is a welcome change, but …

Justice Department on Thursday will tell U.S. attorneys to not prevent tribes from growing or selling marijuana on the sovereign lands

U.S. won't stop Native Americans from growing, selling pot on their lands By Timothy M. Phelps contact the reporter Business U.S. Department of Justice The Justice Department will generally not try to enforce federal marijuana laws on Native American reservation Opening the door for what could be a lucrative and controversial new industry on some …

‘PREPARE FOR PROHIBITION’

  The new law, passed by the overwhelming demand of the American people, broke new ground in drug policy. Finally forcing the federal government to regulate a drug which had been a part of American society since the Colonial days, the new policy provided an innovative compromise: adult Americans were permitted to possess the drug …

Advocates push for marijuana legalization in 2016

      By Christian M. Wade Statehouse reporter BOSTON — Emboldened by victories in other states and recent polls showing widespread support, advocates of legalized marijuana are preparing to put the question to Massachusetts voters in 2016. Supporters of legalization say they are drafting legislation to allow recreational pot cultivation and use, with a …

All The Progress Made On Marijuana Legalization Could Vanish With A New President

    Matt Ferner  Become a fan  Matt.Ferner@huffingtonpost.com The movement to end marijuana prohibition has made significant progress recently, but it could all be undone when the next president takes office in 2017. Harvard economist Jeff Miron, a vocal supporter of marijuana policy reform, highlighted the precarious nature of state marijuana laws in a Wednesday …