The Next President & Cannabis
Aug27

The Next President & Cannabis

If you see a re-legalized future, you know how crucial the upcoming Presidential election will be. How the next President feels about cannabis -- if they know the truth about cannabis from personal experience, even if they haven't the courage to speak the truth -- re-legalization gets a push forward. Otherwise... You are paying attention to all this, aren't you?   At least eight (and as many as 17) of the 23 major-party...

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Donald Trump on Cannabis
Aug20

Donald Trump on Cannabis

We are keeping a wary eye on a bunch of these political people at the moment. One of them may just become president, so, for the cannabis plant, is that good or bad? Let's see what we can find out.   Donald Trump doesn't want to end the War on Drugs. In the 1990's, he declared that legalization was the only way to win the Drug War, so he knows -- or, at the very least, knew -- that prohibition doesn't work. Trump has since...

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How 3 Presidential Candidates Feel about Marijuana
Aug19

How 3 Presidential Candidates Feel about Marijuana

As marijuana becomes a more prevalent issue and way of life within our culture, larger questions must be asked. States that have legalized marijuana recreationally are raking in tax dollars and national leaders are taking notice. Though marijuana may still be federally illegal, looser regulations may come in the future. Here is an overview of the three presidential candidates most likely to take a positive stance on marijuana.

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DEA Shocker: Heroin More Dangerous than Cannabis
Aug11

DEA Shocker: Heroin More Dangerous than Cannabis

So, what does this new understanding mean for cannabis as a Schedule I drug?   Last week, newly-appointed Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) administrator, Chuck Rosenberg, publicly acknowledged that marijuana is "probably" not as dangerous as heroin. Then, in a clarifying statement made this week, he said, "heroin is clearly more dangerous than marijuana." Rosenberg's comments appear to be in conflict with marijuana's...

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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...

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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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