The 2nd Annual Las Vegas HEMPFEST – this Saturday!

Special Appearance by: Tommy Chong and Main Stage Host: Medicinal Mike   Legendary comedian, actor, musician and cannabis crusader Tommy Chong will have a special appearance at the second annual Las Vegas HEMPFEST and Educational Expo on October 3, 2015. The event takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center with entertainment, vendors and education […]

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Hemp products help dogs

by Darren Handschuh Photo: Contributed Dogs are eating up a new product from a North Okanagan company – literally.   True Leaf of Vernon, is marketing a line of hemp-based doggie chews that, the company says, offers a variety of benefits to the family dog. Called True Love, True Spirit and True Calm chews, the company […]

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FBI: America is Arresting One Marijuana User Every Minute

Alibi Pierce   A marijuana user is being arrested every minute–more than a dozen will be taken to jail as I type this piece. This according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation which today released its annual Uniform Crime Reportaggregating law enforcement data and tallying the nation’s crimes and arrests in 2014. While murders, robberies, […]

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Free Cannabis Products Offered To Valley, Butte Fire Victims

by Carlos E. Castañeda The ruins of a home that burned in the Valley Fire. (David McNew/Getty Images)   Victims of the Valley Fire and Butte Fireare being offered free cannabis products if they have current prescriptions for medical marijuana. Healdsburg-based Care By Design and AbsoluteXtracts, makers of marijuana-related products such as cannabis oils, sprays […]

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The Nation’s First Marijuana “Resort” to Open in South Dakota

Katy Osborn Jay Pickthorn— APIn this Sept. 24, 2015 photo, marijuana plants grow in the new germinating facility on the Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation in Flandreau, S.D.   Talk about high profits. American Indians have held a leading role in the casino industry since 1987, when the Supreme Court ruled that gambling could not be […]

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Comer tells hemp backers: Kentucky will be ‘epicenter’ of industrial production, processing

  Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer told a gathering in Lexington that industrial hemp is poised for exponential growth, with thousands of jobs from field work to possessing to sales expected to follow. “We’re going to be making things that range from parts in the automotive industry to parts in the construction industry to pharmaceuticals,” […]

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Smoking Weed and Painting with Margaret Cho and Kevin Pereira

BY LINDSEY BARTLETT   Puff, Pass, and Paint, a private, cannabis-meets-cocktails-and-canvas class offered every weekend in Denver, often welcomes colorful guests. This Saturday, comedians Margaret Cho and Kevin Pereira joined in the fun while filming an episode of the new TruTV show I’m So Into that highlights — you guessed it— marijuana. Comic Cho has done […]

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Prominent Medical Marijuana Defense Attorney, William McPike’s Home Gets Raided by Sheriff’s Department

Friday morning at 9 AM, September 18th, 2015, prominent medical marijuana defense attorney, William McPike, opened the door of his residence to find a dozen uniformed Madera Deputy sheriffs with Sgt Larry Rich brandishing a search warrant, who had just gotten out of a white unmarked vehicle and demanding access to McPike’s home. According to […]

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New laws hailed as huge boost for Tasmanian hemp growers

ROGER HANSON Mercury Primary Industries Minister and Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff inspecting an industrial hemp crop at Kindred, near Devonport.   NEW laws to make it easier to grow industrial hemp have been hailed as a huge opportunity for Tasmanian farmers. Primary Industries Minister Jeremy Rockliff said the Industrial Hemp Bill 2015, tabled in State Parliament […]

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Bernie Sanders Seeks to End the Private Prison Racket

Marijuana Politics Staff   The Drug War has been a failed disaster by any measure, destroying lives and bankrupting budgets across our great nation. The mass incarceration of nonviolent people for drugs has been a tragic epidemic that has disproportionately hurt people of color and citizens living in poverty. For far too long, politicians scored […]

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