Category: Miscellaneous

Progress, Progress, Progress: A Look At Marijuana Reform Across America

All around the U.S. and world, progress is being made towards ending a decades long and failed prohibition on marijuana. Individuals, and even elected officials, from all walks of life are continuing to stand up in support of reform. In America, the majority supports legalizing cannabis and moving past this disastrous and pointless war, which …

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Global Marijuana March: Working for Change Around the World

This month people all over the world will take to the streets with a common goal – ending marijuana prohibition. This annual showing of global support – known as the Global Marijuana March – helps bring attention to the subject, as well as discredits the idea that marijuana is taboo, proving that people everywhere agree …

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Seattle Hempfest Gears Up For Its 22nd Festival

Seattle Hempfest, for over two decades, has been a beacon of free speech and marijuana activism. Starting as a small get-together in a moderately-sized, quiet Seattle park, and growing into a bustling, at times shoulder-to-shoulder event that garners hundreds of thousands of visitors, Seattle Hempfest has grown to be one of, if not the absolute …

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The 10 Biggest Signs That Times Are Changing, and Legalization is Inevitable

If you haven’t noticed, marijuana legalization is a mainstream issue, and the majority of Americans believe it’s the right path forward. After decades of absurd propaganda, draconian laws, and a public that believes marijuana to be the¬†devil’s weed, it’s increasingly refreshing to see the winds of change take place. In many parts of the country …

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Harvard Law School Offers Seminar on “Tax Planning for Marijuana Dealers”

As marijuana legalization – whether for medical or recreational purposes – becomes more mainstream, more people are realizing that the conflict between state and federal law is nothing short of a clusterfuck, which results in confusing tax issues for those who are distributing marijuana legally under state law – such as medical marijuana dispensaries in …

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Medical Marijuana Proving Helpful in Treating Epileptic Children

Medical marijuana may be one of, if not the best medicine for children with epilepsy – though unfortunately studies are few and far between, given its federal illegality. Epilepsy is a severe disorder that leads to potentially hundreds of seizures a day, which often has a permanent effect on the psychological capability and welfare of …

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Decriminalization is Good, Legalization is Better

Among those who support marijuana law reform, many advocates support, and are working towards, decriminalizing marijuana – making it no longer a criminal offense, without legalizing its sale, and in many instances maintaining a civil infraction (such as a traffic ticket). Although this is a great starting point, some see it as the endgame. In …

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Happy 4/20!

It’s that time of the year again – April 20th – and cannabis consumers around the world are preparing to celebrate. As we enter this holiest of days, us here at TheJointBlog want to send a big HAPPY 4/20 to our readers, and everyone else across the globe! As you enjoy this day, remember to …

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40% of U.S. to Have Decriminalized Marijuana Possession by 2014

Marijuana law reform has become a rapidly growing beast, with consistent movement being made across the globe – especially in the United States. 18 states plus D.C. have legalized medical marijuana, Washington and Colorado have legalized possession and retail sales (as well as home-cultivation in Colorado), and 30% of the entire nation has decriminalized marijuana …

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Medical Marijuana School Opens in Nevada

Nevada’s first medical marijuana school, the Cannabis Career Institute, has officially opened its doors, and class is underway. According to the school’s website, “The goal of this marijuana school is empower the students by giving them the information they need to succeed in the world of cannabis”, they continue, “Whether they want to start their …

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