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Ohio Village Closes Loophole That Prevented Prosecution for Marijuana Possession

Granville, Ohio – A small village in central Ohio closed a cannabis loophole that was found in its village statutes Wednesday. The loophole, which was found in the Granville General Offense Code prevents patients with prior written cannabis recommendation from a state licensed physician from being...

Political Pot: The Far Reaching Clutches of the Federal Government

Political Pot and the IRS The Federal government is out of control. Despite promises by President Obama the Federal government crackdown on the legal marijuana market is unmatched to his predecessors. More importantly under the current administration we are seeing acts that were only “pipe dreams” the...

Montana Marijuana Dispensaries Get Raided. Who’s Next?

First California, then Washington and now it is apparently Montana’s turn to feel the heavy boot of the federal government when marijuana dispensaries in Missoula, Somers, Kalispel and Whitefish were raided over the past two days. A total of 12 search warrants and 4 civil seizures were executed,...

Washington Marijuana Dispensaries: Latest Obama Victims

Here we go again. On Tuesday, Washington medical marijuana dispensaries became the latest victims of the Obama administration’s escalating war on cannabis and the will of citizens. Agents of the federal government raided several state-sanctioned dispensaries with no regard for their actual compliance...

Marijuana in Tacoma and Kalamazoo: Voters Demand Reform

Eager for marijuana reform, voters across the country are affirming their support for change in measured steps aimed at keeping momentum strong into the pivotal 2012 elections. Both the cities of Tacoma in Washington and Kalamazoo in Michigan voted this past Tuesday to make marijuana possession the lowest...

California’s Marijuana Lawsuits Can Limit Federal Power

While the Obama administration’s sudden escalation of war on marijuana has caused nothing but hardship on patients and thousands of lost jobs, it may ultimately become the catalyst for the final legal dismissal of federal cannabis prohibition. Since 2005 and Raich v Gonzales, when the Supreme Court...

Marijuana Prohibition in America Drives Cruel Laws Abroad

As backwards and archaic as America’s cannabis prohibition may be, there’s one thing that will always be true: it could be worse. Indonesia is infamous for their harsh penalties for drugs – including marijuana – and vacationing Australians have a habit of falling prey to their strict...

Fort Collins Marijuana Ban Passes, But Rebellion is Brewing

If there one universal way to qualify the multi-faceted battle for marijuana reform, it is the remarkable resilience of the movement and its dedication to carry on the fight regardless of how many disappointments and setbacks get in the way. Most recently, activists in Colorado and California have shown why...

Florida Judge Blocks Unconstitutional Drug Testing law

Florida’s recent law forcing welfare applicants to submit to a drug test has been blocked by a federal judge. In perhaps the perfect storm of unexpected characters, a 35 year old Navy veteran and a judge appointed by former president George W. Bush are at the helm of this crusade. Luis Lebron is a...

Medical Marijuana News: More Delays in DC and New Jersey

Seems like the federal attack on California dispensaries have, predictably, created a chilling effect on medical marijuana reform across the nation. Last week, municipal authorities in Maple Shade, New Jersey decided not to allow Compassionate Sciences (one of the 6 companies allowed to grow medical...

Marijuana Prohibition Corrupts the US Border

Corruption runs rampant among American border patrols, as was evidenced by a dramatic highway chase and arrest yesterday. Jason Lowery is a deportation officer who patrols the Mexico-Arizona border in search of illegal immigrants. He’s also a high-stakes drug trafficker, using his law enforcement...

Obama is Using the War on Drugs to Weaken the 1st Amendment

The Obama administration’s unexpected attack on medical marijuana continues unabated, now aiming to curtail basic First Amendment freedoms in the name of the War on Drugs. This is not about stopping some sort of dangerous action that may victimize innocents where the government can get around free...

Colorado Marijuana Case Helps Patients who are Divorcing

We have previously covered the way in which the war on drugs harms the welfare of children, but at least medical marijuana patients going through messy child custody cases do have a ray of hope. Until recently, most family courts have upheld a zero tolerance view of marijuana usage and all it would take is...

Marijuana News: Czech Republic is Going Medical

As the American war on Marijuana gets a fresh new boost from President Obama and thousands of California medical marijuana jobs (along with millions in taxes) are thrown away for the sole purpose of repressing personal choice, elsewhere on earth, governments are starting to see the light. Most recently, a...

Feds Aim to Shut Down All California Marijuana Dispensaries

California marijuana dispensaries must all shut down within 45 days or be destroyed by the federal government. Yes, it has come to this, the Obama administration has chosen to drop all pretense of justice or rationality and is going for the jugular. U.S. Attorneys have sent out letters to multiple Marijuana...

Marijuana Prohibition Trumps the Second Amendment?

Usually, attacks against the Second Amendment are a recipe for political disaster, as million of diehard gun advocates and the powerful NRA lobby are quick to show their outrage and pummel the perpetrator from any angles possible. Today, the time has come for the marijuana reform movement to demand the full...

New York Cops Finally Told to Stop Illegal Marijuana Arrests

New Yorkers can revel in their glee – police are officially forbidden to commit atrocious acts of entrapment. The extent the police have overstepped their bounds is almost comical in this case, if it weren’t so infuriating. Marijuana is decriminalized in New York to the degree that indulgers can...

Montana Marijuana Mayhem

The Montana marijuana conflict is approaching critical mass. Research has shown that the slew of new regulations on the Montana marijuana industry has turned it into an ineffectual shell of its former self. And, to make matters worse, a recent conference had officials suggesting the state restrict legal...

Marijuana Regulation Fever

Medical marijuana businesses in Boulder City, Colorado took notice Tuesday night as the city council approved the first reading of new rules that would prohibit marijuana advertising aimed at recreational users of the drug. The proposed changes would expressly prohibit marijuana marketing that is...

Thailand Plans to Double Down on its Disastrous Drug War

If there’s any shred of good that could come from the American war on drugs, it’s the education that prohibition is a completely counter-productive measure. One would hope that other countries and governments might learn from our blunder, and attempt a different approach to their drug abuse...

Mexico’s President May be Ready to Give up on the Drug War

It’s no news that Mexico has, and has had for many years, a lot of problems – mainly with violence. And it’s also no surprise that a lot, if not most, of that violence can be attributed either directly or indirectly to the astoundingly lucrative Mexican drug trade. And in recent years, the...

Oregon Authorities are Going After Cannabis Clubs

Oregon may be seeing the start of a crackdown on cannabis clubs. Recently Kathleen Cambron, the owner of Wake `n Bake Cannabis Lounge, plead guilty to two counts of distribution of marijuana because she charged near street value for the cannabis she offered to patients.  Prosecutors also cited the clubs...

California Will Allow Cities to Ban Marijuana Dispensaries!

Terrible news for California marijuana dispensaries this evening: Governor Jerry Brown has caved to pressure from anti-marijuana municipalities and signed a law that will give cities the power to do whatever they want with marijuana dispensaries regardless of their compliance with the state’s medical...

Two Bills Could Soon Cripple California Medical Marijuana

California’s marijuana policy is truly a mind-boggling phenomenon. The state was one of the first to decriminalize the drug in the early 70s, and an early adopter of the medical marijuana movement in 1996. Since that time though, cannabis law in California has stagnated. After the disappointment of...

Drug Testing FAIL: No Savings, More Money for Rick Scott

Recently there seems to be an unsettling trend sweeping the country, state mandated drug testing for welfare recipients. While proponents for this say that this will prevent drug abusers from using tax dollars to feed their habit, they are completely overlooking the many negative aspects to these types of...

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