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Elected Officials, Community Members To March To Mayor Bloomberg’s House To Protest Marijuana Arrest Crusade In NYCUnder Bloomberg, More Than 400,000 People Arrested on Low-Level Marijuana Charges in NYC, At a Cost of More Than $600 Million; Most Are Young Blacks and Latinos, Despite Whites Using Marijuana at Higher Rates Illegal Searches and Manufactured Misdemeanor Arrests Continue Despite Order by Commissioner Kelly to Halt These Unlawful [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Sensible Washington Filing Initiatives In Six Cities To 'De-Prioritize' Marijuana EnforcementCannabis Initiatives Being Filed In 6 Washington Cities By Steve Elliott of Toke of the Town Washington state cannabis advocacy group Sensible Washington on Wednesday is filing initiatives to make marijuana enforcement the lowest priority for law enforcement in six cities throughout the state. “Today in Spokane, Olympia, Bellingham, Everett, [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Does Refusing A Search Give Police Probable Cause? Know your rights when dealing with police. This is the 4th episode in the Flex Your Rights YouTube series How to Deal with Cops. Flex Your Rights Associate Director Scott Morgan responds to YouTube questions and comments. This episode answers the question of whether or not refusing a police search [Click Here To Continue Reading]

San Diego NORML Women’s Alliance Kickoff PartySan Diego NORML Women’s Alliance Kickoff Party The San Diego NORML Women’s Alliance will be celebrating our inaugural event and National Women’s History Month this Saturday, March 31st from 2-6 PM at Spanish Landing Park by the beautiful San Diego Bay. There will be food, drinks, music, and some informative [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Michigan Hash Bash Rally To Feature Legalization CampaignFirst Time Appearance of National Expert Steven DeAngelo The Hash Bash rally on the University of Michigan Diag began in 1972, after cultural activist John Sinclair was sentenced to ten years on prison for selling two joints to an undercover narcotics agent. The Michigan Supreme Court declared the law used [Click Here To Continue Reading]

University of Idaho SSDP Chapter Is Doing Big ThingsStudents Unite For Sensible Drug Policies By Katy Sword Inactive for almost four years following its debut in 2008, Students for Sensible Drug Policies is back on campus at the University of Idaho. Jami Riedner, club president, said the club returned officially in February with 15 active members, but about [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Supports America's Future By Supporting SSDPDonate To Students For Sensible Drug Policy The world is a scary place, full of people that have selfish motives and agendas. The drug p0licy movement is no exception. That’s why it is a breath of fresh air to meet an organization that is full of nothing but amazing, sincere [Click Here To Continue Reading]

2012 International Students For Sensible Drug Policy Conference Was A Success2012 International SSDP Conference Recap The 2012 International Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) Conference has wrapped up in Denver, and I can easily say that it was one of the best weekends of my life.  I vividly remember when the legendary Adam J. Smith (that Adam Smith!) told me [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Cops and Judges Endorse Washington Marijuana Legalization Initiative I-502Law Enforcers Say Ending Prohibition Will Improve Public Safety A group of police officers, prosecutors, judges and other criminal justice professionals – including Seattle’s former chief of police – is endorsing I-502, the Washington initiative to regulate and tax marijuana that voters will decide on this November. Norm Stamper, the [Click Here To Continue Reading]

 

 
What Is 'Students For Liberty'?Mission Students For Liberty is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a unified, student-driven forum of support for students and student organizations dedicated to liberty. About Us ISFLC Introduction Video from Students For Liberty on Vimeo.The philosophy of liberty is in jeopardy today. The older generations have [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Report Finds Drug Testing Results Often Inaccurate And UnreliableBy Paul Armentano “[Government] certified drug testing laboratories have significant reliability problems and that the government’s assurances that false positive test results are a thing of the past is untrue,” the paper concludes. The NWI paper bases its conclusion on several key findings. These include: • “The accuracy of certified [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Using Facebook While Driving Is More Dangerous Than MarijuanaAlmost Every Activity While Driving Is More Dangerous Than Driving After Cannabis Use Research released by the Institute of Advanced Motorists in the UK suggests that driving after using marijuana is safer than having a conversation on your cellphone while driving, using a cellphone for social media while driving, texting [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Marijuana Supporters Need To Elect Ellen Rosenblum For Oregon Attorney GeneralVote For Ellen Rosenblum For Oregon Attorney General 2012 The 2012 Oregon Attorney General election is the most important race on the entire ballot.  In the 2008 election, I actually submitted a question that was asked to then Oregon AG candidates John Kroger and Greg Macpherson on a public radio [Click Here To Continue Reading]

If You Could Meet Anyone In The Marijuana Movement, Who Would It Be?Which Marijuana Celebrity or Activist Would You Want To Meet? A little while ago, I met with the organizers of Oregon’s I-24 initiative which will end marijuana prohibition in Oregon if it succeeds.  It was the first time that I had met fellow marijuana activists face to face for official [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Worries About Stoned Drivers Are OverblownMarijuana Legalization Opponents Try To Use Scare Tactics To Win Votes The main rally cry for marijuana legalization opponents right now, and often medical marijuana opponents as well, is that if marijuana were legalized there would be a dramatic increase in stoned drivers on the road.  Dr. Bob DuPont, President [Click Here To Continue Reading]

What Is 'Canadian Students For Sensible Drug Policy'?Students For Sensible Drug Policy In Canada Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) is a grassroots network comprised of youth and students who are concerned about the negative impact our drug policies have on individuals and communities. CSSDP considers problematic drug use in society primarily a health issue rather [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Court Says Cop's Excuse Of Dog Eating Marijuana Evidence Is UnconstitutionalCop Says No Warrant Needed Because Dog ‘Might’ Eat Marijuana Evidence I was on Digg earlier today, and came across a bizarre marijuana case.  Apparently, a police officer claimed he didn’t need a warrant to search a suspect’s house because there was a chance the suspect’s dog might eat the [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Arguments Against Marijuana Legalization And Why They Are WrongAn Analysis Of Arguments Against Ending Marijuana Prohibition Opponents of marijuana legalization always cling to the same arguments.  Recently the legendary Russ Belville debated Dr. Kevin Sabet who has worked in the last three presidential administrations.  If you didn’t get a chance to watch it, I suggest you do (I [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Florida Gov Signs Bill Authorizing Random Drug Tests For All State WorkersBy Phillip Smith Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has quietly signed a bill that would require state employees to undergo random, suspicionless drug testing. His office announced after normal business hours Monday that the deed had been done. Florida becomes the first state in the nation to pass such a [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Celebrates 10th AnniversaryLaw Enforcement Against Prohibition’s 10th Anniversary I have long said that Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (L.E.A.P.) is one of the greatest assets the marijuana movement has.  For a vast majority of people that don’t support marijuana legalization, the reason is because, ‘if the cops found out, I could go to [Click Here To Continue Reading]

California Assembly Member Introduces Insane Anti-Marijuana DUI BillCalifornia Assembly Torres Is Insane Norma Torres’ California Assembly Bill 2552 is the worst piece of anti-marijuana legislation that I have seen since we started this site.  To quote David Goldman from American’s for Safe Access’ San Francisco Chapter, ”If there is ever a time to fight back and oppose a [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Grand Rapids Group Wants Marijuana Possession DecriminalizedGroup Wants Marijuana Possession Decriminalized In Grand Rapids More and more municipalities are realizing that their marijuana laws are outdated.  Incarcerating people for marijuana only offenses is a very expensive public policy, and some cities’ citizens are tired of waiting for marijuana reform to come at the state and/or federal [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Study Finds Synthetic Cannabinoids Protect Against Stroke-Induced Cell DeathThe administration of a cannabinoid agonist is neuroprotective in subjects with cerebral ischemia (a condition characterized by insufficient blood flow to the brain resulting in cell death), according to preclinical data published online in the journal Neuroscience. Investigators at the University of California, San Francisco, Neonatal Brain Disorders Center assessed [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Marijuana Supporters Need To Vote With Their DollarsThe Marijuana Movement Needs To Boycott Companies That Support Prohibition You may have heard something about a boycott against Starbucks that was led by marijuana activists. For those of you that haven’t, here is the breakdown; The organization ‘Safer Alternative For Enjoyable Recreation’ called for a nationwide boycott of Starbucks [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Mitch McConnell's Marijuana Comments Prove He's A Reefer Madness FoolMitch McConnell Thinks Marijuana Causes Death I just read a media report that exemplifies the stupidity that permeates the halls of Washington D.C.  The Huffington Post has a story out today talking about how Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) told a constituent via letter that he doesn’t support the idea [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Campaign To End Marijuana Prohibition In Oregon Surpasses 50,000 SignaturesIP-24 Surpasses 50,000 Signatures for Campaign to End Marijuana Prohibition in Oregon The campaign to end marijuana prohibition in Oregon blew past the 50,000 signature mark this week, according to Chief Petitioner of IP-24, Robert Wolfe. This week, Citizens for Sensible Law Enforcement will turn in another 11,800 signatures, including [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Colombia Set To Officially Decriminalization Drug PossessionBy Phillip Smith The government of Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is preparing legislation that will set “personal dose” amounts for drugs that will allow for their possession without the possibility of arrest or prosecution, the Bogota newspaper El Tiempo reported Tuesday. The decriminalization legislation could be presented as early [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Richard Branson And Ethan Nadelmann To Speak In Washington DC About Ending The Failed War On DrugsVirgin Founder Sir Richard Branson and DPA Executive Director Ethan Nadelmann to Speak in Washington D.C. About Ending the Failed War on Drugs To Be Discussed: Legalization Debate in Latin America, Portugal’s Decriminalization Experience, Marijuana Legalization Ballot Initiatives in CO and WA, and the State of National Drug Policy Reform [Click Here To Continue Reading]

California Lawmaker Introduces Zero Tolerance Marijuana DUI BillBy Steve Elliott of Toke of the Town A bill that would establish a zero-tolerance driving under the influence (DUI) standard for marijuana has been introduced in the California Legislature. The bill, AB 2552, sponsored by Norma Torres (D-Pomona), would make any driver found with above-zero levels of cannabinoids in [Click Here To Continue Reading]

NORML’s Russ Belville Debates Former ONDCP’s Dr. Kevin Sabet on Marijuana LegalizationBy Russ Belville My undying thanks go out to The James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy for the invitation to participate in this illustrious event. I learned so much from the incredible presentations of Rev. Edwin Sanders, Sen. Larry Campbell, Prof. Alex Stevens, Dr. Ethan Nadelmann, Prof. Michelle Alexander, [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Marijuana Policy In LouisianaLouisiana Marijuana Policy As you will see below, Louisiana has some pretty hardcore marijuana laws.  Due to Louisiana’s geographical location and ports, it has been a smuggling route since before America was founded.  Combine that with decades of prohibition, and you have a breeding ground for reefer madness.  Below are Louisiana’s current [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Led By Latin America, Debate On Ending The War On Drugs Gains MomentumCommission on Narcotic Drugs gathers this week in Vienna; a Google+ event will assemble an unprecedented online audience of hundreds of millions to discuss drug policy on the 13th The 55th annual session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) started today in Vienna, Austria with a focus on strengthening [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Interview With Truman State University Students For Sensible Drug Policy ChapterTruman State University Students For Sensible Drug Policy Chapter I sent out e-mails across the nation after the 2012 Cannabis Law Reform Conference hosted by Oregon Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and even to some international Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters, with interview questions in order to write articles like this [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Show-Me Cannabis Regulation Secures More Funding In MissouriShow-Me Cannabis Regulation Show-Me Cannabis Regulation is pleased to announce that we have secured funding that will allow us to begin paying $1 for every valid signature gathered on or after March 10 and turned into the campaign. Our funders are willing to give thousands more to help us get this measure [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Interview With Manchester College Students For Sensible Drug Policy ChapterManchester College Students For Sensible Drug Policy Chapter I sent out e-mails across the nation after the 2012 Cannabis Law Reform Conference hosted by Oregon Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and even to some international Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters, with interview questions in order to write articles like this one [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Why Obama Won't Oppose Marijuana Legalization In An Election YearBy Scott Morgan The anti-marijuana zealots at the Christian Science Monitor are at it again, pleading with the President to please, please, please help promote pot prohibition. They’re frustrated that Vice President Biden traveled all the way to Mexico to lament legalization talk among Latin American leaders, yet the Obama [Click Here To Continue Reading]

New Hampshire House Votes To Decriminalize Marijuana PossessionMarijuana Decriminalization In New Hampshire Yesterday was one of the most interesting days in the New Hampshire House’s history in regards to marijuana.  The end result of the final vote for New Hampshire House Bill 1526 was a passage by one vote (162-161).  New Hampshire House Bill 1526 would decriminalize [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Pat Robertson Steps Up Support For Marijuana Law Reform And Endorses WA And Co Efforts To LegalizeHe “Absolutely” Supports the Colorado and Washington State Marijuana Legalization Ballot Initiatives Pat Robertson is the latest and maybe most surprising person to come out in support of legalizing marijuana. Last week on his show, “The 700 Club,” the signature program on his Christian Broadcast Network, he spoke out passionately [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Multiple Controlled Trials Show Cannabinoids' "Statistically Significant Pain Relieving Effects"Study also finds cannabinoids appeared to be most effective in treating neuropathic pain conditions Cannabis and its active constituents appear to be safe and modestly effective treatments in patients suffering from a variety of chronic pain conditions, including neuropathy (pain due to nerve damage), according to a literature review to [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Colorado Cannabis Advocates Offer Free Activist Training "Boot Camp"The campaign to “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol” is holding a “boot camp” on March 18 to teach volunteers from around the state how to be effective cannabis advocates Sensible Colorado and Sensible Colorado Action are proud members of the large coalition supporting the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol. The campaign [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Interview With George Washington University Law School Students For Sensible Drug Policy ChapterGeorge Washington University Law School Students for Sensible Drug Policy I sent out e-mails across the nation after the 2012 Cannabis Law Reform Conference hosted by Oregon Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and even to some international Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters, with interview questions in order to write articles like [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Massachusetts Lawmakers Debate Marijuana Legalization BillHouse Bill 1371 Would Legalize, Regulate, And Tax Marijuana In The State by Phillip Smith A bill that would legalize the possession of and commerce in marijuana got a hearing at the Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary Tuesday. While even the bill’s sponsor conceded it was unlikely to [Click Here To Continue Reading]

How Big Is The Marijuana Voting Bloc?The Marijuana Voting Bloc Everyday I read and hear marijuana activists stating the importance of the marijuana voting bloc in this election.  It got me wondering, how big is the marijuana voting bloc?  Can the marijuana voting bloc even be measured?  I Googled the question, and the overwhelming return dealt [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Support Guatemalan President Molina's Call For LegalizationBy Neill Franklin Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina recently declared that he will present a proposal for drug legalization in Central America at the Summit of the Americas next month. Guatemalan Vice-President Roxana Baldetti began a tour to discuss the proposal with regional leaders and garner support for it, starting [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Marijuana Policy In Ohio

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Marijuana Policy In OhioOhio Marijuana Policy Ohio happens to have some pretty progressive marijuana laws when compared to it’s Midwest counterparts.  The penalty for personal possession is the most liberal in the entire united states.  California has the same fine, but not nearly the same limit.  With Ohio native Peter Lewis funding marijuana [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Interview With Portland State University Students For Sensible Drug Policy ChapterPortland State University Students For Sensible Drug Policy Chapter I sent out e-mails across the nation after the 2012 Cannabis Law Reform Conference hosted by Oregon Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and even to some international Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters, with interview questions in order to write articles like this [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Bill Gets Hearing TodayMarijuana Legalization In Massachusetts I just read a media report out of Massachusetts that the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act will be heard by the Massachusetts Judiciary Committee.  The bill was proposed more than a year ago by Reps. Ellen Story (D-Amherst), Ruth Balser (D-Newton), Lori Ehrlich (D-Marblehead), and Ann [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Interview With University of New Hampshire Students For Sensible Drug Policy ChapterUniversity of New Hampshire Students For Sensible Drug Policy Chapter I sent out e-mails across the nation after the 2012 Cannabis Law Reform Conference hosted by Oregon Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and even to some international Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters, with interview questions in order to write articles like [Click Here To Continue Reading]

'Televangelist' Pat Robertson Blames Liberals For Failed Drug WarPat Robertson Blames Liberals for Drug War and Over-incarceration Pat Robertson created a firestorm when he first called for the decriminalization of marijuana in December 2010, causing even his Christian Broadcasting Network’s own publicist to deny that that’s what he actually meant. Well, in a March 1 segment of “The 700 Club” that went [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Interview With University Of Rhode Island Students For Sensible Drug Policy ChapterUniversity Of Rhode Island Students For Sensible Drug Policy Chapter I sent out e-mails across the nation after the 2012 Cannabis Law Reform Conference hosted by Oregon Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and even to some international Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters, with interview questions in order to write articles like [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Cypress Hill SmokeOut 2012 Was Off The HookCypress Hill SmokeOut 2012 The Weed Blog had a blast at the 2012 Cypress Hill SmokeOut last weekend at the NOS Center in San Bernadino, California.  I won’t lie, I think I’m still a little stale from the massive amount of marijuana Ninjasmoker and I smoked before, during, and on [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Deep Green Festival And Conference 2012Deep Green Festival And Conference 2012 In Richmond, California Don’t Miss This Year’s Expanded Exploration and Celebration of Cannabis Hemp on Saturday April 21st, 2012! Come experience our vibrant village of attractions, vendors, speakers, music and exhibits exploring the 7 Dimensions of Cannabis! Deep Green is THE gathering for the evolving[Click Here To Continue Reading]

Interview With Keene State College Students For Sensible Drug Policy ChapterKeene State College Students For Sensible Drug Policy Chapter As I stated before, I sent out e-mails across the nation after the 2012 Cannabis Law Reform Conference hosted by Oregon Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and even to some international Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters, with interview questions in order to [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Bill Hearing Tuesday March 6 Marijuana Legalization Gets A Hearing In Massachusetts I received the following information in an e-mail from Massachusetts.  It’s a very important opportunity to be heard, and I hope Massachusetts marijuana activists come out in numbers: Legalization hearing at the statehouse, room A-2, Tuesday, March 6 at 1:00, Judiciary Committee, please [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Interview With University Of Maine At Farmington Students For Sensible Drug Policy ChapterUniversity of Maine at Farmington Students For Sensible Drug Policy Chapter As I stated before, I sent out e-mails across the nation after the 2012 Cannabis Law Reform Conference hosted by Oregon Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and even to some international Students for Sensible Drug Policy chapters, with interview questions in [Click Here To Continue Reading]

New Study Finds Cannabinoids Are An Effective Treatment For Multiple SclerosisSynthetic Cannabinoid Halts Progression Of Multiple Sclerosis, Study Says The administration of a cannabinoid agonist halts the advancement of multiple sclerosis, according to preclinical data to be published in the journal Neuropharmacology. Investigators at Complutense University in Madrid assessed the impact of WIN55,512-2, a synthetic cannabinoid agonist, in an animal [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Happy 'Cypress Hill SmokeOut Festival And Medical Marijuana Expo' EveCypress Hill SmokeOut Festival And Medical Marijuana Expo 2012 Six extra strength marijuana brownies eaten, roughly seven grams smoked, over 900 miles driven, and TWB is now strategically placed to attend tomorrow’s 2012 Cypress Hill SmokeOut Festival and medical marijuana expo at the NOS Events Center in San Bernadino, California. [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Costa Rican President Calls For An End To Prohibition Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla has added her voice to the growing chorus of Latin American leaders calling for an end to Prohibition in the wake of violence, crime, and corruption sweeping the hemisphere. From Bloomberg: “Drug legalization in Central America merits a “serious” debate as a solution to the [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Georgia Has Enormous Racial Discrepancies In Marijuana ArrestsRacial Discrepancies Abound In Georgia Marijuana Arrests I read an article today about racial profiling and marijuana arrests in Georgia.  Minorities are the biggest victim of marijuana prohibition.  Arrests rates for marijuana offenses for minorities is so unbalanced it’s mind blowing.  Apparently, Georgia is one of the biggest offenders of [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Interview With Lewis And Clark Law School Students For Sensible Drug Policy ChapterLewis And Clark Law School Students For Sensible Drug Policy Chapter Many of you have heard me talk about how I was inspired at the 2012 Cannabis Law Reform Conference hosted by Oregon Students for Sensible Drug Policy last weekend.  That event wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for a very, [Click Here To Continue Reading]

2012 International SSDP Conference In Denver2012 International SSDP Conference To Be Held In Denver This Year The Weed Blog will be at the 2012 International Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference, will you?  Below is more information, taken from the SSDP website: Each year, hundreds of SSDP chapter members, leaders, alumni, and other supporters gather [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Connecticut Marijuana Decriminalization Lowers Courts CaseloadsMarijuana Decriminalization In Connecticut Saves Taxpayers Money One of the biggest arguments in support of marijuana legalization is that it would save tax payers money by not incarcerating people for a harmless act.  Marijuana decriminalization is obviously less desirable than legalization, but it still saves money due to the same [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Interview With Colgate University Students For Sensible Drug Policy ChapterColgate University Students For Sensible Drug Policy Chapter As I stated before, I was inspired at the 2012 Cannabis Law Reform Conference hosted by Oregon Students for Sensible Drug Policy last weekend by what college students can do if they put their minds to it.  I sent out e-mails across the nation, [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Interview With University Of Idaho Students For Sensible Drug Policy ChapterUniversity Of Idaho Students For Sensible Drug Policy Chapter While I was at the 2012 Cannabis Law Reform Conference hosted by Oregon Students for Sensible Drug Policy last weekend, I was impressed by what college students can do if they put their minds to it.  It also reminded me of [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Possession Of Any Drug Would No Longer Be A Felony Under Proposed California Billby Phillip Smith California state Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) has introduced a bill that reduce the penalties for possession of controlled substance from a felony to a misdemeanor. The bill, Senate Bill 1506, would also eliminate felony penalties for hashish, removing from prosecutors the option of charges such offenses [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Recap Of The California Cannabis Initiatives Forum Hosted By USC SSDPUSC Students Host Forum On Marijuana Legalization By Austin Byron Students for Sensible Drug Policy, a student-lead organization, held the California Cannabis Initiatives Forum on Sunday at Taper Hall with an aim to better educate the public about current marijuana initiatives and to discuss which marijuana initiative the group might [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Cypress Hill Leading Medical Marijuana Protest Thursday In Downtown LAThursday, March 1 at 4:20pm in Downtown Los Angeles Cypress Hill SmokeOut has teamed with Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and Medicine & Music Project for a peaceful protest in response to recent Federal activities against medical marijuana as well as the local Los Angeles ban on medical marijuana. The [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Colorado 'Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol' Qualifies For 2012 BallotColorado Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol It is done. Official. Signed (more than 90,000 times), sealed, and delivered. The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol initiative in Colorado has qualified for the November 2012 ballot! In a little more than eight months, the voters of Colorado will have the opportunity to make the state [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Oregon SSDP Chapters Endorse IP-24 Campaign To End Marijuana ProhibitionThe Oregon chapters of the national organization Students for Sensible Drug Policy formally endorsed IP-24 this weekend at a statewide conference held at the Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland. Representatives from all six state chapters were in attendance to hear presentations from three different ballot initiative campaigns, each [Click Here To Continue Reading]

First Annual '420 Strike' Planned For This YearA First Ever “420 Strike” Has Been Proposed To Bring Awareness To The Failure Of Marijuana Prohibition. A first ever “420 Strike” has been proposed to protest marijuana prohibition. Since the strike has the support of one of our hero’s, Elvy Musikka, rest assured The Weed Blog will be doing [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Cannabis Initiatives Join Forces To End Marijuana Prohibition In CaliforniaDetails are still emerging but it appears that differences have been set aside and in a rare show of unity, the leaders of the three most successful California cannabis initiatives have pledged to join forces to work towards the common goal of ending marijuana prohibition in the state once and[Click Here To Continue Reading]

Four New Marijuana Related Bills Introduced To The California LegislatureCalifornia lawmakers have introduced four new bills related to cannabis. Here’s a rundown a quick rundown: AB 2465 (Campos, D – San Jose) would require all medical  marijuana patients to obtain a state ID card and also register the  address where they are growing it.  This bill is a blatantly[Click Here To Continue Reading]

Cannabis Science, Inc. Releases Newest Photos Of Cannabis Healing Incurable TumorsHow much more evidence do people need to see before they realize cannabis truly saves lives? Cannabis Science, Inc. a pioneering U.S. biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis (marijuana) products is monitoring the outstanding progress of the 3rd Self-Medicated Cannabis Patient with Clear Continued Improvement. This self-medicating patient has what his [Click Here To Continue Reading]

What Is UK Cannabis Activist Group 'CLEAR'?CLEAR Cannabis Law Reform Organization Since The Weed Blog is based out of the United States, we focus mainly on marijuana reform in the United States.  However, as our traffic overseas grows, we will try to meet the demand to bring news and information from your area.  One group that[Click Here To Continue Reading]

California Cannabis Initiatives Forum Today At USC CampusUSC STUDENTS FOR SENSIBLE DRUG POLICY TO HOST THE CALIFORNIA CANNABIS INITIATIVES FORUM ON SUNDAY I was told at the Oregon SSDP Conference yesterday that USC would be holding a similar conference today for the following California initiatives: Repeal Cannabis Prohibition Act of 2012, Regulate Marijuana Like Wine, Medical Marijuana Regulation, Control [Click Here To Continue Reading]

NORML Responds To Criticism Of Washington Marijuana Legalization Initiative I-502NORML’s Official Reply To ‘Patients Against I-502’ by Allen St. Pierre NORML supports (and publicly endorses when requested by the principal organizers) marijuana legalization, regulation, and medical use initiatives that qualify for the state ballot, so long as they move us closer to full legalization, even if they contain provisions we [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Recap Of The 2012 Cannabis Law Reform Conference Hosted By Oregon SSDPOregon Students For Sensible Drug Policy Vote To Endorse the I-24 Campaign To End Marijuana Prohibition In Oregon Today I attended the first ever Cannabis Law Reform Conference at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.  The pro-marijuana conference was hosted by the six Oregon chapters of Students for [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Some Towns In Massachusetts Raise Penalties For Marijuana PossessionMarijuana Penalties In Massachusetts Are Harsher In Some Areas The trend in the United States in the last couple of decades has been to lower penalties for marijuana possession.  That was the case with the State of Massachusetts, which decriminalized possession of less than an ounce of marijuana four years [Click Here To Continue Reading]

What Is The Aggie Cannabis Reform And Education Society?On-Campus Organization At Texas A and M Seeks To Reform Marijuana Laws I just read a great article about some hardworking students at Texas A and M who are fighting for marijuana reform in their area.  The Aggie Cannabis Reform and Education Society (ACRES) serves as the official NORML chapter for [Click Here To Continue Reading]

'Cannabis Contradictions' InfographicMarijuana is such a divisive political issue that few currently elected public officials will advocate weed’s decriminalization. As far as the U.S. federal government is concerned, even legalizing the drug’s medicinal applications is closed for discussion. Arguments for cannabis prohibition stress protecting children and assume that arresting people for possession [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Do You Call It Marijuana, Cannabis, Weed, Pot, Or Something Else?Should Consumers Only Refer To Marijuana As Cannabis? About once every few months I get an e-mail from a concerned marijuana consumer.  The e-mail is almost always the same.  It criticizes The Weed Blog for using the word weed and not being politically correct by calling it something else, usually [Click Here To Continue Reading]

California Marijuana Initiatives Need Financial Support To Make The BallotBy Phillip Smith Proponents of four out of five of the California marijuana initiative campaigns came together to tout the merits of their various measures at a public meeting in Mill Valley, just across the Golden Gate Bridge and up the road from San Francisco, Tuesday night. But the take[Click Here To Continue Reading]

New National Geographic Series 'American Weed' Premiers TonightPremieres Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at 10 p.m. ET/PT Premieres Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT All-new series American Weed finds Colorado medical marijuana businesses under scrutiny and facing mounting pressures from local residents. Medical cannabis entrepreneur and Fort Collins dispensary owner Josh Stanley works aggressively to counter such pressure [Click Here To Continue Reading]

 

I'd Rather Have Teens Smoke Marijuana Than Drink Alcohol Before DrivingMore Teens Are Driving Under The Influence Of Marijuana Than Alcohol In a perfect world, teenagers would never make bad decisions.  However, as any adult will tell you, everyone makes bad decisions when they are teenagers.  Teenagers think that they know everything (I know I did), and that they are [Click Here To Continue Reading]

U.S. Law Enforcement Officials Call On Canadian Prime Minister To Legalize MarijuanaCanada Risks Repeating ‘U.S. Mistakes‘ With Mandatory Minimum Sentences In Bill C-10 A high-profile group of current and former law enforcement officials from the United States is calling on the Canadian government to reconsider the mandatory minimum sentences for minor marijuana offenses proposed in Bill C-10, arguing that the taxation [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Leaked Documents Show Facebook 'Bans All Drugs EXCEPT Marijuana' MARIJUANA is the only drug allowed on Facebook – according to documents leaked by a disgruntled Facebook moderator. The leaked guidelines to what is officially allowed on the site included the advice that depictions of all illegal drug use are banned EXCEPT marijuana “unless context is clear that the poster [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Campaign To End Marijuana Prohibition In Oregon Picking Up MomentumSignature gathers for IP-24 collected another 10,000 signatures in the past two weeks, bringing the total now collected to over 35,000 according to Chief Petitioner Bob Wolfe. As we continue to accelerate our efforts, we’re getting a very positive response from people on the street. At Monday’s rally at the [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Vermont Speaker Of The House Is Blocking A Bill To Decriminalize MarijuanaBy Phillip Smith Although it has the support of the governor and the public, a Vermont bill to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana is stalled, held hostage by a hostile House speaker, the Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus reported Saturday. Under the bill, House Bill 427, possession of less than [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Robert Platshorn's "Silver Tour" Is The Key To The Medical Marijuana Senior VoteIf Robert Platshorn Was Well Funded He Could Get Seniors To Support Marijuana Reform I first started talking to Robert Platshorn in the infancy of The Weed Blog.  Robert Platshorn sent me an e-mail letting me know about his book, ‘The Black Tuna Diaries.’  For those of you that don’t [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Former NY Gov Eliot Spitzer Says Legalize MarijuanaFormer New York governor and attorney general Eliot Spitzer says he not only supports medical marijuana, but thinks we should replace marijuana prohibition with legalization.  Speaking on Friday night on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Spitzer said: “To spend prosecutorial resources on pot is ridiculous…I’d be in favor of legalized [Click Here To Continue Reading]

America's Most Popular President Was A 'Hempster'Update: National Public Radio reports that more books have been written about Abraham Lincoln than any other human who has ever lived–second only to Jesus Christ. More than 15,000 books have been penned about ol’ Abe. An impressive 35-foot high tower representing these numerous literary works is found at Ford’s [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Rick Santorum's Marijuana Policy Report CardRick Santorum’s Stance On Marijuana If there’s one thing that I can take away from the videos that I have seen about Rick Santorum talking about marijuana, and the things I have read about Rick Santorum talking about marijuana, it’s that he is struggling with this issue.  Rick Santorum admits[Click Here To Continue Reading]

Cannabis Cafes Refuse To Implement Dutch-Only "Weed Pass" ProgramBy Phillip Smith All 16 cannabis coffee shops in the city of Haarlem have united in opposition to the Dutch government’s “Weed Pass” program, which would bar foreigners from entry to the coffee shops and make the coffee shops “members only” for Dutch citizens. The plan foresees placing a cap [Click Here To Continue Reading]

How Many Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team Members Does It Take To Screw Oregon’s Taxpayers?Question: How many interagency narcotics enforcement team members does it take to screw Oregon’s taxpayers? Answer: All of them. This week, personnel from five agencies; the Oregon State Police, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office, both the Eugene and Springfield police departments, and the Lane County District Attorney’s Office, wrapped up [Click Here To Continue Reading]

Colorado's 'Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol' Campaign Turns In Final Batch Of SignaturesBy Phillip Smith The proponents of a Colorado initiative to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol turned in more than 14,000 additional voter signatures Friday in a last bid to qualify for the November ballot. The initiative needs only 2,400 valid signatures to qualify, meaning a whopping four out of five signatures [Click Here To Continue Reading]

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