NAACP Endorses Pennsylvania Marijuana Legalization Bill

By Thomas H. Clarke   A bill introduced in Harrisburg to legalize and regulate marijuana similar to alcohol received an endorsement by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the NAACP Tuesday. Senate Bill 528, the Regulate Marijuana Act, was  was introduced earlier this year by State Senator Daylin Leach. The bill would allow adults 21 and over to grow up to six plants and […]

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The Power Of The Cannabis Economy

by Rick Thompson   In July, $2 bills will be flowing into the cash registers of businesses across Michigan in an effort to show the cannabis community’s economic impact. Community representatives are calling on the patients, caregivers and legalization supporters to unite in the symbolic effort. The idea is simple: spend one $2 bill when paying […]

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Man gets off painkillers with marijuana – Dealing with aftermath of serious fall left former glazier facing serious medical questions

BY SHAWN CONNER, VANCOUVER SUN John Berfelo says medical marijuana is better than pharmaceuticals for pain. Photograph by: Arlen Redekop, PNG Files , Vancouver Sun John Berfelo had always been what he calls “a recreational smoker.” But after falling 8.5 metres onto concrete, he credits marijuana with not just getting him high, but saving his life. […]

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High Crimes: Strategies to Further Marijuana Legalization Initiatives

  In November 2012, Washington and Colorado became the first states—and the first jurisdictions in the world—to legalize the possession, use, and regulated distribution of marijuana. Although Attorney General Eric Holder promised in March 2013 to announce a Department of Justice policy to address the state initiatives, the White House has yet to take a […]

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Patent The Marijuana Plant?

By Doug Fine   I missed out on an $8,000 one-day profit several weeks ago when I declined an opportunity to invest in British-based GW Pharmaceuticals, which subsequently went public as GWPH on NASDAQ. I could’ve got in at $1. The stock ended its first day of trading around $9, which is about where it’s […]

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B.C. lotto winner Bob Erb surprises restaurant owner with $10,000 tip

BY EMMA GRANEY, POSTMEDIA NEWS Bob Erb won $25 million in 2012. He recently donated $10,000 to a Saskatchewan restaurant owner who has a daughter fighting cancer. It started with a burger, fries and a little conversation. It led to an act of kindness that one Saskatchewan man with a daughter who’s facing cancer will […]

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Adrian Grenier On Obama’s Marijuana Use: Imagine If He Was Busted For Inhaling

Huffington Post  |  By Alexandra Schuster   “Imagine if Barack Obama had been busted for inhaling,” said Cooke. “In that single moment when the SWAT teams came in and raided him, he wouldn’t have been able to become president of the United States, and not only that, he couldn’t have had a good job at all.” “He […]

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Michigan Farmer Caught with 8,000 Marijuana Plants Gets Probation

By Associated Press    A southeastern Michigan farmer recovering from throat cancer was sentenced to probation instead of prison Tuesday for growing thousands of marijuana plants, due partly to many handwritten letters from supporters who described him as a modest, selfless man who helps others at every turn. “This is one that most screams out: This […]

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Holy Smokes? Some say the good book approves of kind bud.

By Larry Gabriel   Apparently God, who — from a believer’s standpoint — is the creator of all things, including marijuana, doesn’t care if you use it. At least that’s the opinion of the Rev. John Jackson of Trinity United Church of Christ in Gary, Ind., and probably quite a few of his peers. Jackson attended a […]

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Hawaii – Gov. Abercrombie Signs Two Bills Improving Medical Cannabis Program

By News Release Senator Josh Green, Governor Abercrombie, Representative Della Au Belatti (speaking), Senator Will Espero   Honolulu – Patient advocates celebrated the signing of two bills to improve Hawaii’s 13 year-old medical marijuana program – the first updates to pass the legislature since the program began. Approved today were measures to move program oversight […]

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