Marijuana Legalization News

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 […]

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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 […]

Rob Patridge OLCC
Marijuana Business

Oregon’s Top Marijuana Regulator Stepping Down and Moving On

March 6, 2017, 3:32 pm Anthony Johnson

When we first drafted Measure 91, Oregon’s marijuana legalization law, and put the Oregon Liquor Control Commission in charge of regulating the burgeoning cannabis industry, the OLCC was not helmed by a Republican district attorney. When Rob Patridge, the top prosecutor in Klamath County, was appointed OLCC Chair, I was […]

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Cannabis Activism

Missouri Republican Fights for Medical Marijuana Bill

March 6, 2017, 2:53 pm Anthony Johnson

My home state of Missouri has an opportunity to pass a medical marijuana bill this session, and a Republican is leading the fight. It is imperative to have a member of the GOP leading the way as the Show-Me State has gone from a “purple” swing state to a “deep […]

Cannabis Activism

Jeff Sessions Tells GOP Senators He Will Respect State Marijuana Laws

March 2, 2017, 4:28 pm Anthony Johnson

Understandably, Jeff Sessions appointment confirmation as United States Attorney General has the cannabis community, and everyone that wants the federal government to respect state marijuana laws (71% of American adults in a recent poll), worried. After Press Secretary Sean Spicer stated that he expected ”greater enforcement” in states that have legalized marijuana, […]

Cannabis Activism

Senators Urge Jeff Sessions to Continue Obama Marijuana Policy

March 2, 2017, 3:03 pm Anthony Johnson

Jeff Sessions appointment and subsequent confirmation as United States Attorney General certainly caused consternation among the cannabis community, with many gravely concerned following recent statements by Sessions and Trump Administration Press Secretary Sean Spicer regarding state’s recreational marijuana laws. While Attorney General Sessions has much bigger fish to fry than state-regulated […]

Oregon ACLU
Global Drug War News

ACLU: Over 70% of Oregonians Want to Reduce Drug Felonies

March 1, 2017, 10:02 am Anthony Johnson

While Oregon has helped lead the way in the fight to end cannabis prohibition, demonstrating that you can legalize more freedom, create new jobs and generate revenue for your state by legalizing marijuana, there is still more work to be done to end the failed and harmful Drug War. The […]

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Cannabis Activism

Urge Donald Trump to Respect State Marijuana Legalization Laws

February 23, 2017, 4:39 pm Anthony Johnson

Donald Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer sent shockwaves across the cannabis community today by stating that the Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department may crack down more on recreational marijuana across the nation. Spicer reiterated that the Trump Administration supports states’ rights on medical cannabis, but didn’t guarantee that adult-use providers would […]