The POTUS Will Not Be Rescheduling Marijuana
Feb03

The POTUS Will Not Be Rescheduling Marijuana

If you were hoping that the Obama Administration would be the one’s to reschedule marijuana you’re going to be disappointed. According to Steve Cohen (D-Tenn), last Thursday at the House Democratic retreat in Baltimore President Barack Obama said that marijuana reform is not on his list of end-of-term priorities. The very next day, White house press secretary John Earnest said that any type of marijuana reform would need to come...

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2016 Election Libertarian Candidate Has Cannabis Roots
Feb03

2016 Election Libertarian Candidate Has Cannabis Roots

One candidate for the Libertarian Party nomination for President is Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico, part-owner/investor in a cannabis business, and consumer of herb.  Here's more:   If the Libertarian candidate for president doesn’t win the White House in 2016, he hopes to profit handsomely from a timely investment in the marijuana business. In fact, he might enjoy that profit even if he does win the White House....

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Congress Calls for MMJ for Vets
Feb02

Congress Calls for MMJ for Vets

More evidence of how things are changing.  Members of the House and Senate are calling on the Veterans Administration to allow use of medical marijuana by vets.  About damn time, I'd say.  Read on:   In a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald released Wednesday, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senate and House members urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to allow VA doctors to write medical marijuana recommendations...

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About Tomorrow:  The Walk for Freedom
Jan25

About Tomorrow: The Walk for Freedom

We have a small window of opportunity.  As regards the coming national election, we must push the re-legalization of cannabis into the dialogue.  With 58% of the nation in favor of some form of legalization this is an achievable goal.  We must  make this election the tipping point on re-legalization.  We can make it that.   We have the power -- do we have the courage? Towards this end you should mark your calendar for September 23,...

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Add Pittsburgh to city-by-city strategy
Jan11

Add Pittsburgh to city-by-city strategy

Another American city -- Pittsburgh, PA -- has joined the city-by-city strategy. The erosion of acceptance for cannabis prohibition continues. Here's more:   Members of the Pittsburgh City Council voted 7 to 2 -- in late December 2015 -- in favor of municipal legislation to amend marijuana possession penalties within city limits. The city's mayor signed the measure into law days later. Under the new policy, minor marijuana...

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DEA Easing Path to CBD Research
Jan09

DEA Easing Path to CBD Research

When someone -- anyone -- has held a pig-headed, non-truth-based notion for as long as the federal government has on the issue of cannabis, even small change is welcome. Here's one example:   Federal Regulation (21 CFR 1301.18) requires researchers conducting Cannabidiol-based (CBD) clinical trials under an Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Investigational New Drug (IND) Application to have a Drug Enforcement Administration...

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