Oregon Court Addresses Smell of Cannabis Smoke
Aug26

Oregon Court Addresses Smell of Cannabis Smoke

An Oregon Court of Appeals was asked to address the question of whether the smell of cannabis smoke is unpleasant? I will say I have known some cat piss-smelling strains that smelled...wonderful. Anyway, what does the court say?   "We are not prepared to declare that the odor of marijuana smoke is equivalent to the odor of garbage," the Court of Appeals said. "Indeed, some people undoubtedly find the scent pleasing." . . . At...

Read More
Ohio’s Unusual Re-Legalization Fight
Aug25

Ohio’s Unusual Re-Legalization Fight

If Ohio re-legalizes cannabis, the scales would tip significantly in favor of our plant. But, there is an unusual debate in Ohio over how to do that. Follow along:   In November, Ohio voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana use for treating illnesses and for getting high. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said on Wednesday the group ResponsibleOhio had gathered enough valid signatures to place a constitutional amendment...

Read More
The 420 Games Visit San Francisco
Aug21

The 420 Games Visit San Francisco

Long gone are the days where stoners ate only Funyuns and melted into their couch. Last week’s successful 420 Games Fun Run and Marijuana Awareness festivities in San Francisco proved just that. Instead of couch-locked smokers with low lung capacity, hundreds of people will be laced up their sneakers and ran around the city in honor of cannabis.

Read More
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...

Read More
New York MMJ’s Strange Start
Aug06

New York MMJ’s Strange Start

Medical marijuana is underway in New York. This strange start can speak for itself.   On Friday, July 31, the New York State Department of Health (DOH) announced that five companies would be awarded one of the coveted licenses to grow and dispense medical marijuana in New York including PharmaCann LLC; Empire State Health Solutions LLC; Columbia Care NY LLC; Etain, LLC; and Bloomfield Industries Inc. The announcement came after a...

Read More
Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Maine Raises More Than $53,000 in Q2 2015
Aug04

Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Maine Raises More Than $53,000 in Q2 2015

Moves are being made in Maine. As a lot of states in the country prepare for one of the most important votes on marijuana reform in our history, Maine is coming together to make some change and they are raising money.  Check out this latest report from our friends at Regulate Maine. FALMOUTH— The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol reported that it raised $53,011 in the second quarter of 2015 in support of a ballot initiative...

Read More