Vets Asking for MMJ
Nov19

Vets Asking for MMJ

Here's another place re-scheduling cannabis off Schedule 1 would help -- veterans access to medical marijuana.   Every morning, former Air Force senior airman Amy Rising makes breakfast for her second-grader, drives him to school and returns home to prepare what she calls her medicine. She suffers from severe anxiety after four years working in the frenetic global command center at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, providing...

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Hemp Update
Nov19

Hemp Update

You may recall last spring when the DEA seized a shipment of hemp seed bound for a research project.  Here's the harvest end of the story.   Hemp is grown in more than 30 nations, led by China. Even though it couldn’t be grown in the U.S., sales of hemp products, such as oilseeds and fiber, reached $581 million last year, up 24 percent from a year earlier, said the Hemp Industries Association, a trade group. “I see hemp’s future...

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Challenging Cannabis as Schedule 1
Nov11

Challenging Cannabis as Schedule 1

Earlier this month a federal judge started hearing evidence on cannabis being a Schedule 1 drug.  Here's why that's important.   U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller could start a legal revolution as she considers the validity of science regarding marijuana’s classification as a Schedule 1 drug. The question at hand: Does marijuana have medicinal properties? If it does, the government’s definition of a Schedule 1 drug – which...

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New Atty Gen = New Day for Cannabis?
Nov11

New Atty Gen = New Day for Cannabis?

Attorney General Eric Holder is leaving the Obama administration.  We need to pay attention to his replacement and not lose the momentum towards reform that is at work.  Here's more:   President Obama announced his nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. attorney general in a Saturday press conference. If confirmed, Lynch would replace Eric Holder, who has overseen sweeping criminal justice reforms and led Justice...

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How Feds Use Tax Code to Hamstring Re-Legalization
Nov10

How Feds Use Tax Code to Hamstring Re-Legalization

I've mentioned my Grandmother before -- "judge'em by what they do, not what they say."  Grans would say the feds don't plan on re-legalizing the cannabis plant if they can help it.  Here's what they are up to now (still?).   We all know that the expense of running a business, the rent, the employees salaries, buying things to resell at a higher price -- all those "costs of doing business" are deducted from the business gross...

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Cannabis Banks on the Truth
Nov02

Cannabis Banks on the Truth

My wise old grandmother used to say, "Judge people by what they do, not what they say. Words are wind." Let's apply Mema's advice to the banking situation faced by cannabis. The federal government says that states who wish to experiment with re-legalizing cannabis can do so within certain parameters.  Those words are not true.  After eighty years of lie after lie when it comes to cannabis the government just can't seem to quit cold...

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