War on Drugs
Marijuana Legalization

Former Prosecutor on the War on Drugs and #BlackLivesMatter

Today on The Russ Belville Show’s Cops Say Legalize Drugs segment, I spoke with Teresa Smallwood, a former prosecutor and defense attorney in North Carolina, and an ordained Baptist minister. We covered the intersection of the War on Drugs and and the Black Lives Matter, how she found the drug […]

Marijuana Legalization

Idaho Drug Czar, Too Chicken To Debate Live, Spews Reefer Madness

Idaho’s Drug Czar, Elisha Figueroa, has penned an op-ed in the Idaho Statesman entitled “Experiment with legalized marijuana isn’t working out.” I’m writing this open letter response to Ms. Figueroa, since she is too chicken to face opposition to her reefer madness in person. Ms. Figueroa, I really wish you had […]

Marijuana Studies

Study Shows Why Children Like Marijuana Edibles

SEATTLE, Washington – Researchers at the University of Washington are examining the factors that attract children to certain edible products in an effort to combat the potential for accidental ingestion of adult marijuana products in states where they are legal. The University of Washington School of Law’s Cannabis Law and […]

Doug Fine
Marijuana Business

Hemp Expert Doug Fine On Vermont Hemp Farm

Every other Wednesday on The Russ Belville Show, we speak with the author of “Hemp Bound” and “Too High to Fail”, Doug Fine, for our Hempday Humpday Update. This week, Doug has returned from an industrial hemp farm in Vermont to tell us all about the progress in the Northeast.

Russ Belville
Marijuana Business

“Radical” Russ Belville Is Now On WeedNews.co

Good day, tokers and tokettes and non-toking lovers of liberty! My name is “Radical” Russ Belville and I am the CDO (Chief Debunking Officer) of the new WeedNews.co. Me and Johnny Green and the rest of the crew here at WeedNews are excited to bring you the latest in marijuana […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Oregon Marijuana Tax Exceeds Forecasts; UFC Vape Pen; Memphis Decrim

PORTLAND, Oregon – Tax revenue from legalized marijuana in Oregon has blown away initial two-year forecasts in just the first seven months of sales. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission had originally projected that the state would garner $18.4 million in tax revenue in 2016 and 2017 combined. Portland’s KGW reports […]

ohio marijuana
Marijuana Legalization

Ohio NORML Continues Fight At The Local Level

By Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach Coordinator Statewide marijuana legalization efforts in Ohio have proven to be more difficult than many expected. After Ohio voters overwhelming rejected Issue 3 – a well-funded ballot initiative, that would have legalized the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and […]