Which Direction for the Business of Cannabis?

Until our potential opponents make their move the emerging cannabis industry keeps puffing along.  Let’s take a look at the shape of our battlefield.   But it’s hard to see much anxiety watching the comings and goings inside DeAngelo’s dispensary, which these days looks more like a Whole Foods than the shady corner bodegas such Read more…

Hawaiian MMJ About to Start Growing

Let’s check in on the medical cannabis program in Hawaii. The state Department of Health said Tuesday it’s ready to connect its seed-to-sale tracking software with the programs used by the eight companies that received licenses to grow and sell medial marijuana. It plans to do so Feb. 1. It’s a milestone that will allow Read more…

What Will Trump Do About Cannabis ?

What will the Trump administration do when it comes to cannabis policy?  Here’s an excerpt from a post on “The Hill.”   Thought you would enjoy this.   The new administration will have at least six options [for cannabis policy]. Shut it down. The administration could crack down on marijuana businesses in states that have legalized Read more…

Law Enforcement Leaning Towards Re-Legalization

The people who work in law enforcement tend to be a conservative sub-group in our society.  Even here, however, the benefits and good sense of re-legalizing cannabis is being recognized.  Here’s more:   Nearly seven in ten police officers believe that marijuana ought to be legally regulated for either medicinal or recreational purposes, according to Read more…

Massachusetts — Who’s the Boss?

Evidently some elected officials in Massachusetts don’t realize another election is coming up.  Time for the voters to demonstrate where the power resides.  Here’s more:   With little debate and without taking public testimony, House and Senate lawmakers voted today to significantly amend Massachusetts’ voter-initiated marijuana law. The vote sets the stage to delay the Read more…

NORML’s Open Letter to the Next Vice-President

President-elect Trump has made no secret that his pick for V.P., Mike Pence, will be carrying a large part of the load of leading the country.  Realizing that, NORML has written an open letter to the next V.P.  Here’s a sample: American drug policy is at an important crossroads and the incoming Trump/Pence Administration will Read more…

Feds “Hands Off” MMJ — For Now

There will be changes in the new Trump administration.  Whether for good or ill remains to be seen.  But there’s one front where the fighting won’t break out — at least for a while.  Here’s more:   Members of Congress have re-authorized a federal provision prohibiting the Justice Department from interfering in state-authorized medical cannabis Read more…

Ganja Gifts: PlazmaticX Lighter

Looking for a clever gift for a toking friend?  Try this — the PlazmaticX lighter! It is a flameless windproof lighter that uses dual beam plasma beams instead of butane or harmful liquids. Whether you’re lighting tobacco products, hemp wick, or firing up charcoal in the grill, Plazmatic X gets the job done every time. Read more…

North Dakota Embraces Medical Cannabis

Deep in the heartland of America the once solid walls of cannabis prohibition have failed, yet again.  The voters in North Dakota  — a long way from the left coast — have made access to medical cannabis legal in their state.  Here’s more:   Voters have approved a ballot initiative to establish a comprehensive medical Read more…

Clergy Supporting Arizona’s Re-Legalizing Proposition 205

Here’s a new group — clergy — coming out in support of Proposition 205, Arizona’s effort to re-legalize cannabis.   We are clergy in Arizona united in our support of Proposition 205. This measure will regulate, tax, and control marijuana like alcohol. It will limit legal use to adults 21 years of age or older Read more…

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