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2016 Cannabis Legalization Initiatives: An Overview

By Phillip Smith, StoptheDrugWar.org Marijuana is going to be part of the political conversation between now and Election Day 2016. Support for legalization is now consistently polling above 50% nationwide, four states and DC have already voted to legalize it, and activists at least ten states are doing their best to make it an issue …

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Colorado Rally Planned in Support of Cannabis for PTSD

Less than two weeks after Colorado’s Department of Health and Environment rejected adding post trauatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the list of qualifying medical cannabis conditions, activists have announced a Medical Marijuana for PTSD Rally. Hosted by Operation Grow for Vets, the rally will place in Denver (3461 Ringsby Court) starting at 11AM, and ending at …

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2,400 Year Old Gold Bongs Discovered in Russia

By Aaron Mamlit, Tech Times Archaeologists have unearthed a pair of “bongs” made of pure gold that date back to 2,400 years ago. The historic paraphernalia, which were once used by tribal chiefs to smoke cannabis and opium, were discovered along with other items made of gold weighing almost seven pounds in total when a …

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Cannabis Exec Helps Victims of Illinois Tornado

People who lost their homes when a tornado roared through their small Illinois town last week received help from a top executive of a company that grows medical cannabis in the city. Delavan Mayor Liz Skinner said on Sunday that Tim McGraw (no, not the country singer), CEO of Revolution Enterprises, is paying for hotel …

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Nation’s Largest Cannabis Policy Organization Launches Voter Guide to 2016 Presidential Race

Rand Paul earns the top spot on the list of 22 presidential hopefuls graded by the Marijuana Policy Project; Chris Christie and Rick Santorum receive lowest grades The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), the nation’s largest organization working to change cannabis laws, has launched a voter guide to the 2016 presidential race, detailing the candidates’ positions …

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Where Do Presidential Candidates Stand on Marijuana?

By Tom Angell, Marijuana.com The 2016 presidential field is taking shape, and many of the candidates are weighing in on the debate about marijuana. Here’s a roundup of what the declared candidates have said about cannabis policy, as well as what they’ve admitted about their own marijuana consumption. This post will be updated as new candidates officially enter the …

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In 5 Weeks, the Most Progressive Cannabis Possession Law in the World Will take Effect

In just five weeks, on Wednesday, July 1st, the possession and personal cultivation of cannabis will become legal in Oregon. The new law, which allows everyone 21 and older to possess up to half a pound of cannabis at a private residence (an ounce in public), will be the most progressive in the world in …

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Top 10 Reasons to End Cannabis Prohibition

Cannabis prohibition has led to a brutal and deadly black market. Sometimes this market benefits your everyday person just trying to make a living, but behind the curtains, it vastly benefits criminal organizations, handing them an easy method of financial empowerment. This fuels violent crime throughout the country, and world. Many of the most dangerous …

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Nevada Voters Have Opportunity Next Year to Legalize Cannabis; Now’s the Time for Public Outreach

Although there are several states – including California, Arizona and Massachusetts – that may end up with an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis on their 2016 general election ballots, at this point, there’s only one state where that’s already the case; Nevada. If approved by Nevada voters in the November, 2016 election, The Initiative to …

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WA Liquor Control Board Confused About New Medical Cannabis Law

As part of the recent passage of Senate Bill 5052 in Washington State, those under 21 are no longer allowed to participate in collective gardens, or even so much as enter a dispensary. The law establishes a misdemeanor penalty for those under 21 who do participate in collectives. However, the state’s Liquor Control Board (LCB), …

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Washington: Those Under 21 Can No Longer Participate in Medical Cannabis Collective Gardens

In April, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5052 into law, despite statewide protest from patient advocates. The majority of this measure, including the portion that shuts down medical cannabis dispensaries and the provision that drastically reduces the amount of cannabis patients can possess and cultivate, doesn’t go into effect until July 1st, …

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Growing Cannabis Outdoors; A Detailed Guide

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com If you smoke heavily, you will only need the harvest from between five and seven large female marijuana plants for the entire year – assuming they were grown properly and are as healthy as possible, of course. When translated into choosing the best place for growing cannabis, this means that you …

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Why Governor Jay Inslee Lost My Support After Signing Senate Bill 5052

By Anthony Martinelli, Editor, TheJointBlog.com Before TheJointBlog launched as a daily cannabis news site in January, 2013, I served as the Campaign Manager for then-Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove, who’s now on the King County Council, and worked on his political action committee, which purpose is to help elect progressive candidates. During the 2012 election, …

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Sign Bill Maher’s Petition to Congress to Recognize 4/20 as a National Holiday

Comedian Bill Maher on the April 17th episode of his HBO show Real Time with (who else but) Bill Maher called on the government to recognize 4/20 as an official holiday. Maher has setup a petition on Change.org, titled Make 4/20 a National Holiday, which has over 11,000 signatures in just two days. Every signature …

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Pressure on Governor Inslee Last Hope for Medical Cannabis in Washington State

In Washington, lawmakers recently approved a bill that would do harm to, and greatly inconvenience thousands of people with debilitating conditions across the state. Senate Bill 5052, which now sits on Governor Jay Inslee’s desk after passing the state’s House and Senate, would shut down every medical cannabis dispensary in the state, reduce the amount …

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