“…the riskiest pot is coming from the black market—which could be an argument for expanding legalization”

Marijuana: Why Dangerously Potent Pot Is Making People Lose Their Minds and MemoriesBy Jessica Firger On 10/19/17 at 4:44 PM High-potency pot is causing psychiatric issues, including addiction and memory problems. New strains of the recreational drug have higher levels of the active chemical and not enough of another compound that keeps the drug safe. …

The following can be called my rendition on the opioid/lack of Medical Marijuana/ crisis in Kentucky,

(…or whatever else you want to call it!)Any way that you look at it, none of it passes the “smell test”!From Robert Weber of the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission came the following account of  a meeting of both the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare and Family Services, and the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory …

The Continuing Saga of Kentucky Cannabis…

Headlines from the past week on the continuing argument concerning Cannabis “legalization” in Kentucky…Witnesses testify against Kentucky legalizing marijuanaLOUISVILLE (WHAS) -- A proposal to balance Kentucky’s pension crisis with proceeds from pot sales has gained a lot of attention on social media. Thursday it was the focus of a hearing in Frankfort.   Governor Matt Bevin …

Republican state Senator will propose recreational marijuana as way to create needed pension revenue

10/04/2017 03:11 PMby Nick Storm• @NStorm_politicsVIDEO THROUGH THIS LINK!With one of the worst funded pension systems in the entire nation in the commonwealth, Republican state Sen. Dan Seum says the need for new revenue could take the state higher, legally. Seum, R-Fairdale, suggests legalizing marijuana could add badly needed new revenues to the state coffers …

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 , [email protected] 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 …