Which Direction for the Business of Cannabis?

Until our potential opponents make their move the emerging cannabis industry keeps puffing along.  Let’s take a look at the shape of our battlefield.   But it’s hard to see much anxiety watching the comings and goings inside DeAngelo’s dispensary, which these days looks more like a Whole Foods than the shady corner bodegas such Read more…

Dr. Who Addresses Our Future

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What Will Trump Do About Cannabis ?

What will the Trump administration do when it comes to cannabis policy?  Here’s an excerpt from a post on “The Hill.”   Thought you would enjoy this.   The new administration will have at least six options [for cannabis policy]. Shut it down. The administration could crack down on marijuana businesses in states that have legalized Read more…

2016 Election & Maine Is Re-Legalized !!

East of the Mississippi River the walls of cannabis prohibition are falling.  Massachusetts and Maine have been liberated ! Adults in Maine will be able to legally possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis without penalty beginning on Monday, January 30, 2017. Republican Governor Paul LePage on Saturday certified the results of Question 1: Read more…

NORML Calls “No To Sessions” TODAY

Care about your future?  If so, get on board with NORML’s call to action.  Keep reading: On Monday [TODAY], NORML and our supporters will participate in a Day of Action to mobilize opposition to the appointment of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. Senator Sessions is a militant opponent of any efforts to Read more…

Massachusetts — Who’s the Boss?

Evidently some elected officials in Massachusetts don’t realize another election is coming up.  Time for the voters to demonstrate where the power resides.  Here’s more:   With little debate and without taking public testimony, House and Senate lawmakers voted today to significantly amend Massachusetts’ voter-initiated marijuana law. The vote sets the stage to delay the Read more…

Donald Trump Is a Win-Win for Cannabis Re-Legalization

President-elect Donald Trump will prove to be a win-win for the re-legalization of cannabis.  Regardless of what he does he will provide a faster path to full re-legalization than Hillary Clinton.  Ms. Clinton would have permitted medical cannabis and lots of research, all of which would be good.  But she was not in favor of Read more…

NORML Comments on Nevada Re-Legalization

Is the fact that Nevada became the seventh state to re-legalize lucky?  Lucky 7?  Here’s more:   On Sunday, January 1, Nevada will become the seventh US state to eliminate criminal penalties specific to the adult possession and personal use of cannabis. “What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas,” NORML Executive Director Erik Read more…

NORML’s Open Letter to the Next Vice-President

President-elect Trump has made no secret that his pick for V.P., Mike Pence, will be carrying a large part of the load of leading the country.  Realizing that, NORML has written an open letter to the next V.P.  Here’s a sample: American drug policy is at an important crossroads and the incoming Trump/Pence Administration will Read more…

Maine’s Re-Legalization Survives Recount Challenge

The voters in Maine decided to re-legalize cannabis.  The opposition called for a recount of the vote — then gave up.  Maine and Massachusetts, both east of the Mississippi, have re-legalized!  Here’s more: The group opposing Maine’s marijuana legalization initiative has withdrawn its recount effort. Last month, representatives from ‘No on 1’ requested a recount Read more…

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