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Hemp Industry

Arizona Governor Vetoes Hemp Bill

May 23, 2017, 9:09 am Keith Mansur

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey approved a whole bunch of new laws in the Grand Canyon state, but the Republican leader thought hemp farming would be too expensive, apparently. On Monday, May 22, he vetoed SB 1337 which passed with a overwhelming majority through the legislature. That was the only reason […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Tell Your New Jersey Lawmakers To Support S3195

May 23, 2017, 7:15 am Johnny Green

I received the following alert out of New Jersey yesterday: Last week, Senator Nicholas Scutari (D) introduced his long-awaited bill that would end marijuana prohibition in New Jersey and replace it with a system that regulates and taxes cannabis similarly to alcohol. Please contact your lawmakers and urge them to […]

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Marijuana Business

California Insurance Department Holds Meeting To Discuss Cannabis And Insurance Issues

May 23, 2017, 6:41 am Johnny Green

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones convened 63 insurance-related stakeholders to make sure they have time to comment on cannabis-related regulations with insurance provisions currently under consideration by other state agencies. “As Insurance Commissioner, my goal is to make sure all Californians, including emerging cannabis businesses, have insurance protection,” said Commissioner Jones. […]

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Cannabis Culture

New Memoir: Secret Marijuana Secretly Grown at Kennedy Home

May 22, 2017, 9:54 am Keith Mansur

A new book claims that the Kennedys had marijuana growing at their famous Hyannis Port, MA, estate. The new book, Jackie’s Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family, is a memoir written by the former first lady Jackie Kennedy’s assistant. Kathy McKeon, who was employed from 1964 to 1977, explain […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Michigan Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure Approved

May 21, 2017, 1:35 pm Keith Mansur

The Michigan State Board of Canvassers approved an adult cannabis use approved a ballot measure for signature gathering. On Thursday, May 18th, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol was told they can now begin collecting the 252,523 signatures needed from registered Michigan voters. To get the measure on the […]

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Cannabis Activism

On Anslinger’s 125th Birthday, PopPot Continues His Legacy

May 21, 2017, 12:17 pm Russ Belville

May 20, 2017, was the 125th birthday of one Harry J. Anslinger, the Godfather of Reefer Madness. You may know him as the man behind such classic quotes as: The primary reason to outlaw marijuana is its effect on the degenerate races. Marihuana is the most violence-causing drug in the […]

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Cannabis Activism

Willie Nelson Suggests Attorney General Try Marijuana

May 20, 2017, 7:17 pm Keith Mansur

By Jenny Bloom In response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling marijuana ‘slightly less awful’ than heroin, country legend Willie Nelson suggest he try it, to see if it were true. Don’t Knock It Until You Try It In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Nelson responded to questions about […]

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Cannabis Activism

Kevin Sabet Pushes More Reefer Madness With Ignorant Tweet

May 19, 2017, 8:52 am Keith Mansur

The founder and director of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), the nations leading marijuana opposition group, made another ridiculous and ignorant statement on Twitter concerning cannabis use. It’s not the first time Kevin Sabet, the self-appointed, anti-marijuana, former George W. Bush drug war hack, has used over-reaching and inflammatory comments […]