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Weed Site Review:  LeafedIn.Org
May27

Weed Site Review: LeafedIn.Org

There’s no shortage of new business ventures popping up in the cannabis industry, especially lately with such a promising election coming up, it seems the industry’s potential is limitless. That’s why it’s usually good to approach new products and companies cautiously to find out if they’re a legit business or just another domain-name hack. One company that keeps coming up, mostly because at first it seems too good to be true, is...

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Illinois Looking to De-Criminalize
May27

Illinois Looking to De-Criminalize

This is not re-legalization but it’s not a poke in the eye, either.  Illinois, a state along the Mississippi River, may de-criminalize.  I keep harping on how re-legalization needs a heartland state to pull the center of the nation along.  This isn’t that, yet, but it’s an encouraging herald of things to come.  Here’s more:   In 2012, Chicago City Council voted to move to civil instead of criminal...

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“Dear Next President . . .”
May26

“Dear Next President . . .”

If you come to Hail Mary Jane to join the on-going talk about cannabis politics, you will want to read this post.  The Brookings Institute has produced a memo to the next president on the issue of cannabis.  It’s a longer piece and worth every word.  Here’s a taste: Public opinion on marijuana policy has changed rapidly over the past 20 years. Huge majorities of Americans nationally and at the state-level support medical...

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About Tomorrow:  What If Trump Wins?
May25

About Tomorrow: What If Trump Wins?

We are five months and two weeks from the 2016 election.  If the Democrats pick Bernie Sanders as their presidential candidate all the polls to date show he defeats Republican, Donald Trump handily [assuming Trump is that party’s candidate].  Out of the current crop of candidates Bernie seems to be the green knight many of us want to see in office.   If the Dem’s pick Hillary Clinton the outcome of the election...

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Tennessee:  Small Steps / Right Direction
May24

Tennessee: Small Steps / Right Direction

The states of the old confederacy are some conservative places, but even there small steps in the direction of re-legal cannabis are being taken.  Attend: On the criminal front: Legislation signed into law reduces marijuana possession penalties for repeat offenders.  House Bill 1478 amends third-time marijuana possession offenses from a Class E felony, punishable by up to six years in prison, to a misdemeanor offense, punishable by no...

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MMJ in the Old Confederacy
May23

MMJ in the Old Confederacy

Medical marijuana is seeping into the states of the old confederacy.  North Carolina is approaching eventual re-legalization via MMJ.  Now it’s Alabama stepping up to health. Here’s more: [Alabama] Governor Robert Bentley signed legislation into law last week expanding legal protections for qualified patients who use cannabidiol-dominant (CBD) extracts for therapeutic purposes. Under the legislation, House Bill 61 aka...

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