Medical Marijuana Gets a Push From a Surprising Source in Congress

By: Jon Walker Rep. Griffith’s bill would move marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II, which is the same as Oxycodone and Hydrocodone A conservative southern Republican congressman has begun a pushing to change federal law prohibiting the use of medical marijuana. On Tuesday Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Virginia) introducedHR 4498 the ‘Legitimate Use of Medicinal Marijuana Act’ […]

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High rollers: Las Vegas is poised to become the Disneyland of weed

By Lessley Anderson (Bautistas, via Creative Commons)   They won’t have neon signs, drive-thru windows, or 24-hour wedding chapels attached to them. But Las Vegas marijuana dispensaries will be massively profitable tourist attractions that could deepen the entire nation’s relationship with weed. At least that’s the hope of the 109 applicants who entered the heated competition […]

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Hawaii – Rev. Christie, Wife, Sentenced in Marijuana Distribution Case

BY TRACY RYAN Roger and Share Christie  The Reverend Roger Christie of the Hilo based THC ministry was sentenced Monday, April 28, 2014, in U.S. District Court in Honolulu.  Judge Leslie Kobayashi following, the Federal minimum sentencing guidelines, sentenced him to sixty months on count one of his indictment relating to the distribution of marijuana […]

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Hawaii – Governor to Sign Industrial Hemp Bill

  Governor Neil Abercrombie plans to sign a bill to establish an industrial hemp research program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. A signing ceremony is planned for Wednesday afternoon.  Full Article: http://www.khvhradio.com/articles/local-news-390646/governor-to-sign-industrial-hemp-bill-12301347

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Oklahoma coalition hopes to put marijuana on November ballot

By Wendell Edwards   State lawmakers said no to legalizing marijuana in Oklahoma, but a coalition is hoping to bring the issue to the voter. And they’re hoping the voter says yes. State Sen. Connie Johnson (D-Oklahoma City) championed several pro-marijuana bills that lawmakers rejected. She believes the time is now to let the people of […]

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Cranfords debuts its high THC, machine-rolled cannabis cigarettes

By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff All-marijuana cigarettes are now a reality. (Cranfords Cannabis Cigarettes)   The cigarette is an American icon, like it or not. And while Big Tobacco and anti-cigarette activists alike can (and will) take advantage of its iconic visage, they’re not the only ones utilizing its familiarity. A Colorado company debuted its […]

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Colorado Symphony, cannabis industry partner for concert series

    By Ray Mark Rinaldi, Denver Post Fine Arts Critic   The Colorado Symphony Orchestra rehearses on April 24 at the Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Classical music and cannabis will come together with a “bring your own cannabis” concert series this summer at the Space Gallery in the Santa […]

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Cannabis for kids: Israel pioneers pediatric pot

Dina Gusovsky | @DinaGusovsky Source: Eshed family Aviel Eshed, prior to his cancer diagnosis. Sheba Medical Center is unique in that it’s a government-run hospital, where patients consume THC and Cannabidiol (CBD) oil as well as cannabis pills on-site. Tikun Olam has about 4,000 patients, or about 30 percent of Israel’s medical marijuana recipients. The company […]

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Sparks, Nevada moves forward on medical marijuana

  Sparks City Council on Monday moved forward on medical marijuana by approving an amendment to the city’s zoning ordinance, the city announced. The amendment allows for the regulation of medical marijuana cultivation facilities, independent testing laboratories and facilities for the production of edible marijuana-infused products, the city said in a news release. “These uses […]

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Big fan of the Internet?

The Federal Communications Commission announced this week that it will propose new rules that would allow companies to pay Internet service providers (ISP) for special, faster lanes to deliver their content to customers. That means that large corporations like Disney or Netflix could pay to have their content delivered more smoothly, while small start-ups or […]

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