Money Flowing For and Against Re-Legalization
Sep27

Money Flowing For and Against Re-Legalization

Money, big money, is flowing for and against the re-legalization of cannabis. AGAINST: Billionaire casino founder Sheldon Adelson has given another $1 million to the campaign against medical marijuana in Florida, recent records from the Florida Divisions of Elections show. Adelson gave $1 million to the Drug Free Florida committee between Sept. 3 and Sept. 9. Drug Free Florida/Vote No on 2 is the campaign actively working against...

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School Officials Supporting Arizona’s Prop 205
Sep26

School Officials Supporting Arizona’s Prop 205

In Arizona, election day will offer Proposition 205, which will regulate cannabis like alcohol.  Look who has joined in support of that effort — state school officials. Several Arizona school officials threw their support behind Prop. 205 on Thursday, highlighting the much-needed revenue that will be raised for K-12 education if voters approve the initiative to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol. The Yes on 205 campaign...

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“Branding” Cannabis
Sep22

“Branding” Cannabis

With re-legalization and the return of cannabis to legit commercial activity, the emergence of a few brands of cannabis seems inevitable.  It’s the framework of the marketplace.  Branding is a popular topic of discussion around Hail Mary Jane.  Here’s the next page in an on-going story. DENVER – After years of developing proprietary genetics and taking a painstaking approach to growing the highest quality marijuana,...

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Do Private Clubs = Public Consumption in Re-Legal Alaska?
Sep21

Do Private Clubs = Public Consumption in Re-Legal Alaska?

Will private cannabis clubs get around the ban on public consumption when legal rec sales start in Alaska?  That the current debate.  Here’s more: Legislators sparred with Alaska’s attorney general over the legality of marijuana clubs at a hearing Wednesday, arguing she had the wrong definition of “public.” A wide-ranging hearing about commercial marijuana largely focused on the lasting uncertainty of just where people can light...

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Big Pharma Opposes Arizona Re-Legalization
Sep14

Big Pharma Opposes Arizona Re-Legalization

A short time back HMJ’s About Tomorrow column claimed “Remember — It’s a Fight.”  Here’s more on those trying to derail our efforts.  In Arizona Proposition 205 aims to regulate cannabis in a manner similar to alcohol. The opposition to that effort is lining up and opening its’ wallet. . . . the opposition campaign’s decision to accept a massive contribution from a pharmaceutical company with...

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Re-Legalized Cannabis Becoming Less Available to Youth
Sep12

Re-Legalized Cannabis Becoming Less Available to Youth

A central argument in favor of re-legalizing cannabis is that, when available in a regulated market for those of age, youth will find cannabis harder to obtain.  Offered as evidence — When’s the last time you saw a kid leave the convenience store with a pack of smokes, or walk out of a state liquor store carrying a purchase?  Here’s more: Investigators from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...

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