“arriving high in the saddle on Tonto, an Irish sport horse…”

  On his first day on the job, the new Interior Department secretary, Ryan Zinke, proved he knows how to make an entrance: arriving high in the saddle on Tonto, an Irish sport horse. Mounted police escorted him a few blocks through Washington. Mr. Zinke, a fifth-generation Montanan who now oversees the country’s 500 million …

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 …

Prison operator sued in death of former marijuana provider

By Sanjay Talwani - MTN News Connect     HELENA - The widow of a former medical marijuana provider who died while serving time is suing the operator of Montana's only private prison. A federal lawsuit says Corrections Corporations of America failed to give the inmate (Flor) needed medical care while at its Crossroads Correctional …

US Senators Cast First-Ever Vote In Favor of Medical Marijuana Access

May 26, 2015 via NORML’s Deputy Director, Paul Armentano: The majority of the US Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday cast votes in favor of expanding medical cannabis access to United States veterans. The committee vote marks the first time that a majority of any body of the US Senate has ever decided in favor of …

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 …

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 …