Oklahomans Rally For Medical Marijuana Initiative

BY HEATHER HOPE, NEWS 9   OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans pushing for a stronger medical marijuana initiative rallied at the State Capitol on Saturday. Organizers said although they made some strides in the past year, it’s still not enough for patients who they said really need help. All smiles now, little Jaqie Warrior looks like […]

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Las Vegas – Jury acquits medical marijuana patient of felony charges

By DAVID FERRARA LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL   Steven Ficano wept as the clerk read the verdict: not guilty on both counts. He embraced his lawyers, who had tears in their eyes. A few members of the jury cried, too. For almost three years Ficano has faced two felony counts, one of which could have sent […]

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Man with life sentence for pot has sentence commuted

BY KEVIN S. HELD AND ANTHONY KIEKOW   JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Governor Jay Nixon commuted the sentence for Missouri’s only man serving life in prison for non-violent marijuana-related offenses. Jeff Mizanskey, now 62, was arrested during an undercover drug bust in Sedalia in 1993. He was sentenced in 1996 under the state’s Prior […]

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Pine Ridge reservation farmer banned from growing hemp seeks reprieve

By The Associated Press   PINE RIDGE, S.D. — Alex White Plume planted industrial hemp on his Pine Ridge farm more than a decade ago, but never harvested a crop. Now, he says it’s time to grow again. White Plume, an Oglala Sioux tribal member, wants to grow hemp again on the Pine Ridge Indian […]

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Feinstein’s game-changing vote for medical marijuana

By Debra J. Saunders   The Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment today to stop the federal government from preventing Veterans Administration doctors from prescribing medical marijuana for American veterans. The Daily Caller reports: Republican Sen. Steve Daines and Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley forwarded the amendment for inclusion in the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related […]

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Please help #SaveWAMM

Greetings WAMM supporter: As you may have read recently in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the WAMM collective faces the potential  loss of the land where, since 1993, we’ve grown low-cost or no-cost cannabis for seriously ill patients otherwise unable to afford medicine. The loss of this land could mean the end of the collective forever, cutting […]

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National Geographic on marijuana science: An embarrassment of riches

By David Downs Microscope image of cannabis trichomes, which contain the plant’s main active ingredients, the cannabinoids. (By David Downs) The June issue of National Geographic features an in-depth look at the science and medicine of cannabis that’s guaranteed to open a few minds. NatGeo hangs out with the discoverer of THC, Raphael Mechoulam, who reports: “We […]

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Weed K-Cups Let You Start the Morning Stoned

BY CHRISTOPHER SPATA It’s like the old commercial said:  the best part of waking up, is getting really high. As marijuana retailers amaze us with the things they’re selling in states where such things are legal, this newest one probably has people outside Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Alaska really jealous because it combines weed with […]

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National Geographic loves weed so much, they’re devoting an entire print issue to it

By Xeni Jardin   The high times, they are a-changing: editors of National Geographic chose cannabis as the theme of their next print issue. The first article to hit the web examines the cannabis treatments for child epilepsy as a likely path toward legalization. “The drug’s ability to reduce seizures in some children has softened […]

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Activist lit up joint on live TV because ‘interview was stressful’

Eyewitness News Screengrab of Andre du Plessis smoking a dagga joint during SABC’s Newsroom interview on 11 May 2015. JOHANNESBURG – Head of the Cannabis Working Group Andre du Plessis has defended himself saying he lit up and starting smoking a dagga joint on live television this week because his interview on SABC’s Newsroom programme became “too […]

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