Rhode Island’s Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect Monday

By Thomas H. Clarke   PROVIDENCE – Possession of small amounts of marijuana will no longer carry criminal penalties in Rhode Island when a legislation signed into law last year decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses takes effect on Monday, April 1. Presently, possessing cannabis in the Ocean State is classified as a criminal misdemeanor punishable by one year in jail and a […]

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10 Ounces = 60-Day Supply, And Other Rules For Medical Pot In Mass.

Martha Bebinger (Photo: Laurie Avocado via Wikimedia Commons)   “Medical marijuana” became legal in Massachusetts on January 1, but the first draft of rules for its use are just out today. Here are some highlights from the Department of Public Health. The full summary is here: • Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs): DPH requires each non-profit MMTC organization […]

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The Rick Simpson Show – Show One “Run from the cure” Darkcity Radio

Wednesday 27th March 2013     https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MqptTb1EALY

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India, America & the business of marijuana

Wherever new markets open up, trust intrepid Indian entrepreneurs to wade in. Many American states have legalised the use of marijuana with a medical prescription and two now allow it for recreational use. This has led to hopes that, soon, cannabis will be legalised across the US. Some analysts expect the market to grow to as much as […]

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Should this Veteran Be Evicted for Using Medical Marijuana?

John J. Walters   U.S. Army veteran Jeff Crawford and his family have been bounced around a lot over the past three years—living out of hotels and sometimes on the streets. When the Veterans Administration (VA) connected him six months ago with the L.A. chapter of Volunteers of America (a non-profit organization that helps the […]

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Ky. Agriculture Commissioner To Push Hemp In DC

  FRANKFORT(AP) – Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will lead a Kentucky delegation to Washington to ask for an exemption to allow farmers in his state to grow industrial hemp. That announcement came a day after the Kentucky Legislature passed a bill that lays the groundwork for licensing hemp growers if the federal government ever lifts […]

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‘Cannabis clubs’ register in France

THE first of an estimated 400 “cannabis social clubs” in France have formally registered their existence. Fifteen clubs have lodged declarations at their local préfecture, registering as a not-for-profit association.   Full Article: http://connexionfrance.com/cannabis-social-clubs-register-existence-france-prefecture-14584-view-article.html

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Cannabinoids and Cancer

By Larry Gabriel   I got a good bit of reaction to my last piece on cannabis and cancer, so I want follow up on it before moving on to other subjects. Obviously, many folks out there are suffering and seeking relief, but I don’t want to peddle false hope; there is already too much of […]

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N.Y. Senator Wants To Legalize Marijuana – Introduced Bill Today

Reported by: Bobby Brooks   Elmira, N.Y. – New York could be the next state to legalize marijuana use.  Tuesday State Senator Diane Savino introduced a bill in the senate that would legalize medical marijuana for patients with serious medical conditions like cancer or aids. It’s called the Compassionate Care Act.  Doctors will be authorized to prescribe marijuana to certified patients […]

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Kentucky House, Senate Pass Hemp Bill

The Kentucky House and Senate have passed a hemp bill. Late Tuesday, just minutes before the 2013 General Assembly session was scheduled to end, both chambers passed a bill that would allow the state to quickly license farmers to grow hemp if the federal government lifts its current ban on the crop. The House vote was […]

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