Massachusetts Opens First MMJ Dispensary
Jul03

Massachusetts Opens First MMJ Dispensary

It took a lot longer than is reasonable, but Massachusetts can finally say it has its first medical marijuana dispensary.   The first medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts opened last Wednesday, June 24, by appointment only, nearly three years after voters overwhelmingly approved the drug's therapeutic use. Patients lined up outside the Alternative Therapies Group's dispensary in Salem, a day after state regulators signed...

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Arizona Voters Ready to Quit Cannabis Prohibition
Jun26

Arizona Voters Ready to Quit Cannabis Prohibition

Here's a new poll heralding a new day -- at least in Arizona.   An independent poll released Wednesday shows a majority of Arizona residents support ending marijuana prohibition. The Behavior Research Center's latest Rocky Mountain Poll found 53% of Arizonans support making possession of a small amount of marijuana legal for personal use. Just 39% are opposed. Support outpaced opposition in all three of the geographical areas...

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The 420 Games
Jun23

The 420 Games

Jim McAlpine, founder of the 420 Games, said, "We're coming off decades of negative propaganda stigmatizing cannabis use. We've all been lied to. It's a bad rap and we need to change the dialogue. There are millions of people who use marijuana in effective, healthy and productive ways." Hail Mary Jane certainly agrees with that.       [Image via Google images "420...

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To Delaware & Beyond
Jun22

To Delaware & Beyond

Let's begin the week by raising our pipes in salute to Delaware, which has just decriminalized cannabis possession.  In an effort to reduce prison populations for low level offenses, Governor Markell signed a controversial marijuana decriminalization bill that will take effect in six months, according to The News Journal. The bill, which was met with resistance from Republican representatives, allows residents of Delaware to possess...

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Hempapalooza 2015
Jun19

Hempapalooza 2015

The next event we’re stoked about is Hempapalooza, a three-day Summer Solstice music and film festival, which will take place in Brinnon, WA, this year. Since we recently celebrated Hemp History Week, Hempapalooza is aimed at celebrating and raising awareness about the value of community-based economic development, localization, farm-to-fork programs, and other progress made by the cannabis movement.

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Taxing Legal Cannabis
Jun17

Taxing Legal Cannabis

Both Oregon and Colorado have legal cannabis, and both are still working out the tax issue.   In Oregon, which is open for business in a few days: Legislators in Oregon have reached a tentative agreement on a deal that would result in a 20% sales tax on recreational marijuana. 17% of the tax revenues would go to the state, while the other 3% would go to localities. The deal was made with the hopes that it will end the...

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