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  • Thanksgiving, Personal Freedom … and Marijuana

    Celebrating a day of thanksgiving has a long history in this country,dating back to the first year of George Washington’s first term as president, when he proclaimed Nov. 28, 1789 “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the... read more

    Tuesday, 24 November 2015
  • Lawmaker Wants To Revamp Florida's Medical Marijuana Program

    A state senator filed a bill recently that replaces Florida’s current medical marijuana program.Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, said his bill is a free-market approach that stops only a few from cornering this new industry.The current program will eventually award licenses t... read more

    Friday, 20 November 2015
  • Why Are People Overlooking Marijuana Legalization Efforts In Michigan?

    I have been following Michigan marijuana politics since I started this blog in 2010. I actually watched prior to that from afar, but afterco-founding this blog in 2010, I have always kept a keen eye on Michigan. One of my favorite activists on this planet is Rick Thompson. You ma... read more

    Wednesday, 18 November 2015
  • Congresswoman Lee Recognized With National Cannabis Industry Association’s 2015 Legislative Leadership Award

    I received the following press release from Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s office:Yesterday,Congresswoman Barbara Lee received the 2015 Legislative Leadership Award from the National Cannabis Industry Association at the organization’s 5th annual gala dinner.“It is truly a humbling h... read more

    Monday, 16 November 2015
  • 10 Reasons Why Federal Medical Marijuana Prohibition Is About To

    Nine years ago, even I might have been pessimistic about passing a comprehensive marijuana reform bill through Congress. But, as previouslyimpossible victories keep mounting I am confident we can do this.Here’s why (not in any particular order):1. Congress Passes “Ceasefire” Amen... read more

    Friday, 13 November 2015
  • Marijuana Legalization And The Case For Liberty

    It is amazing how fast times can change. Ten years ago, most Americans would not have imagined that marijuana would be legalized in several states. The majority of Americans would have been against the idea.In fact, it was almost impossible to get an initiative passed in most sta... read more

    Thursday, 12 November 2015
  • The South West Cannabis Conference Recap

    The South West Cannabis Conference + Expo promised to be the region’s most professional and educational medical cannabis conference to date. Given the grand expectations, the event coordinators still managed to underpromise and overdeliver. The Weedmaps event presence was especia... read more

    Wednesday, 11 November 2015
  • New Research Shows No Evidence Linking Head And Neck Cancer With Marijuana Smoking

    A new PubMed report shows that lifelong exposure to marijuana smoke has little to no bearing on the potential of individuals developing cancer of the head or neck.According to the recent study,researchers from the UFMG (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais) in Brazil evaluated ni... read more

    Tuesday, 10 November 2015