OMBC Marijuana Bud Bowl
Marijuana Legalization

OMBC to Cover Marijuana Testing

April 26, 2017, 4:43 pm Anthony Johnson

There are certainly several disputes and controversies within the Oregon cannabis industry and community, but none greater than marijuana testing standards. Last October, stringent testing guidelines went into place, making Oregon regulated cannabis “safer than food.” The standards for Oregon cannabis were so high, that reports surfaced that a vast […]

Henry Rollins OMBC
Cannabis Activism

Henry Rollins Brings His Message to the Oregon Cannabis Community

April 19, 2017, 9:52 am Anthony Johnson

Cultural icon Henry Rollins is following up his keynote address at the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in San Francisco with a speech at the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference (OMBC) on April 28th in Eugene. The cannabis community is fortunate to have a prominent persona like Rollins, who doesn’t use […]

Cannabis Culture

KRS-One Rocks the Leafly-Sponsored ICBC Berlin After-Party

April 12, 2017, 3:32 am Anthony Johnson

It was very fitting that the first day of the International Cannabis Business Conference in Berlin focused heavily on medical cannabis research as the German medicinal marijuana system just recently improved, paving the way for thousands of patients to utilize cannabis to improve their lives. It just made sense that the […]

Congressional Cannabis Caucus kicked off with a press conference with Earl Blumenauer, Dana Rohrabacher, Jared Polis and Don Young. They took questions on a wide variety of issues, including federal marijuana policy under Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Marijuana Business

U.S. Congressional Delegation Heads to the ICBC in Berlin and Beyond

April 3, 2017, 6:17 pm Anthony Johnson

The International Cannabis Business Conference in Berlin is poised to be a historical event for the German cannabis community, with potential positive impacts throughout Europe and the rest of the globe. Not only is the ICBC bringing together entrepreneurs and activists far and wide, but a delegation of U.S. congressional […]

Cannabis Activism

Oregon Congressmen Launch Bipartisan Path to Marijuana Reform

March 30, 2017, 12:00 pm Anthony Johnson

Oregon Congressmen, Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Earl Blumenauer, announced the introduction of three bills that will protect state cannabis laws and provide a path forward for the federal government to end the failed and harmful policy of cannabis prohibition. With a supermajority of American voters supporting medical cannabis and over […]

NORML KC placed Question 5 on the April 4th ballot.
Cannabis Activism

56 Percent of Kansas City Voters Support Marijuana Decriminalization

March 28, 2017, 5:31 pm Anthony Johnson

A poll of likely Kansas City, Missouri, voters just released by Remington Research Group shows 56% support for the Question 5 marijuana decriminalization measure on the April 4th ballot. While these mid-year, non-presidential elections can be tricky for cannabis reformers, as young people are less likely to vote, the Remington […]

Marijuana Business

MedCann’s Pierre Debs to Speak at the Berlin ICBC

March 24, 2017, 9:26 am Anthony Johnson

MedCann founder Pierre Debs has a rather remarkable story about how he rose to the highest ranks of the medical cannabis industry in Germany. The European powerhouse’s medical law has emerged as a progressive beacon that is helping lead the way for the rest of the world in a number of areas, […]

Marijuana Legalization

Vermont Committee Passes Marijuana Law

March 22, 2017, 1:39 pm Anthony Johnson

Vermont is one step closer to legal marijuana after the state House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that legalizes marijuana possession and cultivation for adults 21 and over. Legalizing cannabis is a very difficult endeavor that requires a ton of work to break through decades of Reefer Madness propaganda and […]

Henry Rollins OMBC
Marijuana Events

Henry Rollins to Keynote the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference

March 21, 2017, 10:17 am Anthony Johnson

The Oregon Marijuana Business Conference (OMBC), the longest-running cannabis industry conference in the Beaver State, will be bringing its trademark blend of business information, activism, culture and networking opportunities to Eugene on April 28th at the River Valley Inn. Musician, actor, writer, and television and radio host, Henry Rollins, will […]

Jeff Sessions Caricature
Cannabis Activism

NORML Responds to Jeff Sessions

March 15, 2017, 12:34 pm Anthony Johnson

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is back in the news with comments on marijuana today. On the plus side, as Tom Angell states over at Mass Roots and Russ Belville here at Weed News, the AG agreed that former President Barack Obama’s Cole Memo is “valid” to determine appropriate federal enforcement of cannabis […]