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Opinion

One Plant, One People, One Fight, One Love

March 23, 2017, 9:00 am Russ Belville

I continue to be perplexed by the hemp advocacy groups that still flee from any association with marijuana law reform advocacy. I understand having a group that focuses on a specific mission, like industrial hemp, medical cannabis, or spiritual ganja. What I don’t understand is excluding the group from any […]

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Opinion

Once Again, “Marijuana” Is Not A Racist Term

March 22, 2017, 11:36 am Russ Belville

I was in an online conversation with a huge supporter of industrial hemp when that person explained to me that it is critical we stop using the word “marijuana.” *sigh* Here we go again. It was explained to me that “marijuana” is based on racism. I was told that “marijuana” […]

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Marijuana Legalization News

Agent: Marijuana RICO Case “Possible” But “Unprecedented”

March 16, 2017, 5:00 pm Russ Belville

On today’s episode of The Russ Belville Show, Former Special Agent David Long of the Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General responded to suggestions by talk show host Hugh Hewitt that the Department of Justice could put an end to legalized marijuana through the use of RICO prosecutions, calling such a […]

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Marijuana Legalization News

Sessions on Cole Memo: “Much of it is valid”

March 15, 2017, 11:10 am Russ Belville

As first reported by Tom Angell at MassRoots, Attorney General Jeff Sessions seemed favorable to ”some policies” set up under the Cole Memorandum, when asked by a reporter “will you be cracking down on any states that have legalized marijuana, recreational or medical?” But Sessions was coy about his support of the […]

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Marijuana Legalization News

Sessions: Marijuana’s “Only Slightly Less Awful” Than Heroin

March 15, 2017, 9:57 am Russ Belville

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Richmond, Virginia, this morning to members of law enforcement and the media, telling them in his prepared remarks that he is “astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana – so people can trade one life-wrecking dependency […]

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Hemp Industry

DEA Reiterates: Hemp CBD is Illegal

March 14, 2017, 12:31 pm Russ Belville

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a new clarification about the coding of marijuana extracts that rebuts the claims by sellers of “hemp-derived CBD oil” that their product is “legal in all 50 states.” CBD, or cannabidiol, is the second-best known cannabinoid occurring in the cannabis plant. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, […]

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Marijuana Legalization News

What’s Happened In Colorado Since Marijuana Was Legalized?

March 13, 2017, 1:13 pm Russ Belville

Every so often, some prohibitionist shill will erupt onto the internet some blather about how Colorado has gone to hell in a handbasket since the legalization of marijuana for adult use in 2012. Whether it is Kevin Sabet trying ensure pot smokers are forced by drug courts to become clients […]

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Global Drug War News

Emerys Arrested, Strip-Searched, Banned From Own Business by Court

March 11, 2017, 12:17 pm Russ Belville

Once again, friends of mine have been arrested for providing cannabis to adults who want it. This time, it’s Canada’s Marc and Jodie Emery, the so-called Prince and Princess of Pot. “This is my first time being arrested and detained and forced to strip naked in a very degrading fashion,” Jodie Emery said […]