Oregon’s Rep. Blumenauer Strikes Again
Feb25

Oregon’s Rep. Blumenauer Strikes Again

Got to love a Congressperson who shows up in HMJ with some regularity.  Let's see what Rep. Blumenauer and his friends are up to today.   Today, Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced two bills that together would legalize and tax marijuana at the federal level. Representative Blumenauer’s legislation, H.R. 1014, the Marijuana Tax Revenue Act of 2015, creates a federal excise tax on...

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THC NOT Causing Car Crashes
Feb19

THC NOT Causing Car Crashes

Another scare tactic is falling in light of real evidence.  This time -- THC positive drivers are NOT more likely to be involved in traffic accidents.  And it's the government saying that.   " . . . according to a case-control study released last week by the United States National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA). Authors reported that drivers who tested positive for the presence of THC possessed an...

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Surgeon General Says “Marijuana Helpful”
Feb18

Surgeon General Says “Marijuana Helpful”

The Surgeon General later tried to walk the statement back, but first he spoke the truth.   Newly appointed US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy told CBS News last week that he believes that cannabis is a beneficial therapy for some patients. Speaking on the program 'CBS This Morning,' Murthy said: "We have some preliminary data showing that for certain medical conditions and symptoms that marijuana can be helpful." He added, "I think...

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Rep. Blumenauer Says “MMJ for PTSD”
Feb12

Rep. Blumenauer Says “MMJ for PTSD”

We met Oregon's Representative Blumenauer a few days ago when he was calling out the FDIC.  Now he's trying to help veterans.  Imagine, someone in Congress trying to do the right thing.  Wish that would catch on.   Today, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), along with eight bipartisan cosponsors, will introduce the Veterans Equal Access Act to make it easier for qualified veterans to access medical marijuana in states where it is...

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No Active Resistance by President Obama
Feb03

No Active Resistance by President Obama

It's not support, neither is it outright opposition.  As momentum builds the re-legalization of cannabis gets harder and harder to stop.  Is this the President's real agenda?   President Barack Obama anticipates that additional states will soon approve measures legalizing and regulating marijuana use and commerce by adults. "What you're seeing now is Colorado [and] Washington, through state referenda, they're experimenting with...

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Kid’s Physician’s Say Reschedule Cannabis
Feb02

Kid’s Physician’s Say Reschedule Cannabis

More calls to remove cannabis from its' Schedule One classification.   An updated policy statement issued this week by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) calls for federally rescheduling cannabis in order to better facilitate clinical trial research and to promote its pharmaceutical development. The new position statement resolves: "The AAP strongly supports research and development of pharmaceutical cannabinoids and...

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