About Tomorrow:  Schedule One or Schedule None?
Aug23

About Tomorrow: Schedule One or Schedule None?

There is one fundamental issue that all cannabis users — recreational and medical, spiritual and party-people — can all focus on as one.  That ever-so-basic issue is WHY SHOULD CANNABIS BE SCHEDULED UNDER THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT? Thanks to the machinations of resigned-in-disgrace President Richard M. Nixon, cannabis is listed in Schedule 1. Schedule 1 substances have no recognized medical value and a high probability...

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MMJ On Ballot in North Dakota
Aug22

MMJ On Ballot in North Dakota

The cracks in the walls of cannabis prohibition run deep.  Medical cannabis will be on the ballot this November in North Dakota.  Here’s more: The [North Dakota] Secretary of State’s office has confirmed that initiative proponents, North Dakota Compassionate Care, submitted a sufficient number of signatures from registered voters to qualify the measure for the November ballot. The act permits patients with an eligible...

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Come Out For Cannabis?  Oh, Yes
Aug16

Come Out For Cannabis? Oh, Yes

The tide is rising.  Have you Come Out for Cannabis today? One in eight Americans over the age of 18 acknowledge that they currently “smoke marijuana,” according to survey data compiled by Gallup. Thirteen percent of respondents, including one in five of those between the ages 18 and 30, say that they use the substance. That total is nearly double the percentage reported in 2013. Men were more likely than women to admit to...

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About Tomorrow:  We Fight Over Scheduling
Aug15

About Tomorrow: We Fight Over Scheduling

Last week the DEA decided to keep cannabis as a schedule 1 drug.  Just in case you missed it, here is a quick catch-up: The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has rejected a pair of administrative rescheduling petitions challenging the federal classification of cannabis as a Schedule I controlled substance with no accepted medical utility. The decision continues to classify marijuana in the same category as heroin. ....

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2016 Election:  The Cannabis Vote
Aug12

2016 Election: The Cannabis Vote

Which candidate will be the first to pitch the “cannabis vote?”   Both Clinton and Trump have had trouble wooing Black Lives Matter voters, so showing that they care about the disproportionate arrest of millions of African Americans for marijuana possession could help. When it comes to older voters, polls show that many seniors do embrace medical marijuana, though marijuana legalization is not on their agenda. In...

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Cannabis Prohibition Cracking Along the Mississippi
Aug11

Cannabis Prohibition Cracking Along the Mississippi

The states touching the Mississippi River are some deeply conservative areas of our nation.  Even here cannabis re-legalization is making inroads on a variety of fronts.  Let’s travel north-to-south. MINNESOTA: Intractable pain patients are now eligible to participate in the state’s medical cannabis program, following legal changes that took effect this week. State health officials announced their intent to expand the...

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