U.S. Senators Call for MMJ Research
Jul28

U.S. Senators Call for MMJ Research

After many years of Grassroots' demand for medical marijuana research, we are finally hearing those calls echoed from on-high -- no pun intended. Here's more:   On July 9, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), along with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Edward Markey (D-MA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Ron Wyden (D-OR), sent a formal letter to representatives of the...

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Cannabis and the 2016 Election
Jul28

Cannabis and the 2016 Election

Here's a brief summary of the coming election. We have work to do.   We have a moment now to take advantage of the Presidential stage and make real strides in legitimizing cannabis across the country. There are bills currently in Congress to open the industry up to banking, to ease the tax burdens for business owners, or do both of these things while rescheduling the plant entirely. But, unless these bills can be shown to have...

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Taking Cannabis to the Bank
Jul23

Taking Cannabis to the Bank

This effort is at the federal level. Is this the time cannabis is finally allowed to have a bank account?   "Members of the U.S. Senate have introduced Senate Bill 1726, 'The Marijuana Businesses Access to Banking Act of 2015, which will permit financial institutions to engage in business relationships with the marijuana industry. The measure is companion legislation to the House version of the bill, HR 2076. The Marijuana...

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New Law Prohibits the Feds from Raiding Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Jul15

New Law Prohibits the Feds from Raiding Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

A new law prohibits federal agents from raiding dispensaries and cannabis clubs in states that have legalized medical marijuana. Under a new provision, federal agents can no longer raid medical marijuana dispensaries where medical marijuana is legalized. The law was included in the spending law signed by President Obama in December of 2014. The law is a step forward in the push to legalize marijuana in the U.S. and puts an end to the...

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Walls Coming Down – Cannabis Research Ahead
Jun30

Walls Coming Down – Cannabis Research Ahead

It's about to become easier to do legitimate       research on cannabis. A regulation that had turned into a barrier is being removed -- by the White House. Is it our turn to get some help from the White House?     The Public Service Health review was created in 1999 to ensure the use of scientifically valid clinical trials, but in practice it served as a barrier to launching studies. A scientist would submit a proposal to...

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MPP Creates 2016 Voter Guide
Jun29

MPP Creates 2016 Voter Guide

Who gets the cannabis vote in 2016? The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is offering a voter guide for 2016. "Most Americans recognize that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol and they think it should be made legal for adults," said MPP Communications Director, Mason Tvert. "Voters should know which candidates support rolling back prohibition and which ones are fighting to maintain it. People are becoming increasingly wary of the...

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