Tag: Marijuana

O CANNABIS! Trudeau Unveils Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in Canada

By Heather Callaghan, Editor BREAKING – Today, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, sticking to his campaign pledge, introduced legislation to legalize marijuana in Canada. But not just medical marijuana – recreational marijuana. A milestone in the country’s history and one for the world, too. While many countries have decriminalized or allowed the medical use of marijuana, Trudeau’s bill…

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California Could Become a Sanctuary State — for Marijuana

By Carey Wedler California could soon codify resistance to federal marijuana prohibition if state lawmakers pass a recently introduced bill. Assembly Bill 1578 seeks to bar law enforcement in California from cooperating with federal authorities in ways that violate the state’s cannabis laws. Citing both California’s medical marijuana policy and voters’ recent legalization of recreational…

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For The First Time Ever, The Federal Government Is Referring To Marijuana As Medicine

By Justin Gardner A profound shift in the federal government’s stance on cannabis was marked by subtle changes made this month to one webpage. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, now has a webpage titled Marijuana as Medicine. Prior to March 2017, it was titled Is Marijuana…

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DEA Approves Synthetic Marijuana for Company That Spent $500K to Keep Weed Illegal

By Alex Thomas Lobbying in the nation’s capitol is a billion dollar industry, but sometimes, companies dip their toes into state and local politics, as well. When giant corporations want to influence bills and national elections, they generally spread their money around, cozying up to a number of politicians and shaking hands with numerous government…

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Jeff Sessions Goes Full Reefer Madness

  By Carey Wedler Attorney General Jeff Sessions is terribly confused and wildly uninformed. That, or he’s a liar. Trump’s pick to head the Department of Justice has long opposed cannabis and enthusiastically supported the war on drugs. Though he reportedly recently assured congressional lawmakers he would not be instituting a crackdown on weed in…

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Is The Trump Administration Preparing to Relaunch the War on Marijuana?

By Brandon Turbeville If White House spokesman Sean Spicer is not simply spouting off at the mouth, as Trump Administration officials have been known to do, then recreational marijuana will face “greater enforcement” under a Trump Presidency. But it is still unclear what the Administration’s position regarding medical marijuana will be. When asked about the…

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Court Sentences 77-Year-Old Disabled Veteran to Die in Prison for Treating Illness with Marijuana

By Amando Flavio Many people have spoken vehemently against this draconian law in the state before, but state officials have deliberately ignored the concerns. The November 2016 elections held in the United States confirmed that marijuana is gaining public acceptance in the country. In fact, the plant won major ballot victories on Election Day in states…

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Harris County, Texas, Houston to Stop Prosecuting Pot Cases

By Brandon Turbeville As the Federal Government shows no signs of letting up on its ridiculous War on Drugs, Americans are starting to revolt at the local level even through local government officials. For instance, a recent announcement by Harris County D.A. Kim Ogg and Houston City officials is taking a step away from the…

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DEA Quietly Removes Damning Report on Marijuana “Dangers”

By Brandon Turbeville The recent removal of a 45-page document from the DEA’s website now has many pro-cannabis activists claiming a small victory. The document entitled “The Dangers and Consequences of Marijuana Abuse” listed various nonsensical claims such as that marijuana causes addiction and is a gateway drug. The document also suggests that marijuana use…

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