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More Long Beach Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Raided

Long Beach Medical Marijuana Dispensaries have been the target of increased pressure from the California state, county and local authorities. Over the last 3 weeks, authorities have carried out numerous operations resulting in 10 arrests at the local Long Beach Medical Marijuana storefronts. The three raids...

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...

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...

Obama Tries to Shift the Blame for Attack on CA Marijuana

In the wake of the major federal crackdown on California medical marijuana, most of the focus has been on the injustice of the action and the various components of the attacks; however, an interesting dual narrative has been developing over the issue of who is to blame. This is actually unusual, as in most...

California’s Government Begins Reacting to Obama’s Attack

There are finally some members of California’s government who are stepping up and demanding some measure of restraint from the federal government after it began a campaign of vicious attacks on medical marijuana. While this is step in the right direction, it is a long way from the kind of response that...

California Marijuana: Doctors Demand Legalization

A timely endorsement of the legalization of marijuana was made Saturday, by the largest doctors’ group in California. This announcement comes shortly after the federal government’s sudden decision to force all marijuana dispensaries to close their doors, giving them only until December to do...

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...

Obama’s War on Weed is Killing CA Jobs and Social Services

Most reactions to the Obama administration’s unexpected declaration of war on medical marijuana have focused on the emotional outrage generated by such complete disregard for the desires of Americans. However, the economic context of these actions should be at the core of any discussions to an even...

Obama May Lose in 2012 for Attacking California Marijuana

President Obama may have just made one of the biggest electoral mistakes in recent memory; a mistake hinged upon the cynical dismissal of a mass of people and the trampling of their democratic rights. As we reported yesterday, California’s U.S. attorneys have sent out letters to dispensaries ordering...

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...

LA Dispensaries Actually Reduce Local Crime Rates

As efforts to shut down dispensaries and disfranchise patients are on the rise across the nation, an all too common piece of political and law enforcement “reasoning” states that dispensaries somehow generate or foster crime in their neighborhoods. Such declarations rightly infuriate the people...

Oakland Successfully Hosts Massive Marijuana Fair and Expo

This past Memorial Day weekend, thousands flooded into Oakland as it hosted the nation’s first bona-fide cannabis street fair. Oakland has been at the forefront of marijuana legalization so it’s no surprise that they would hold this landmark event. The city, known to be the first city to legalize...

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...

The Sacramento HempFest Debuts August 19-21

Cannabis rallies are becoming widespread phenomena in America, and Sacramento will soon be adding their name to the list. August 19th through the 21st, the first annual Hempfest Sacramento will be held in a park along the Sacramento River. Attendees will be treated to live music, while they camp or peruse...

Free Federal RAID Training for Growers and Dispensary Owners

Tired of the fear of being raided by federal agents despite the fact that the Obama Administration directed DEA agents to leave medical marijuana patients alone? You’re not the only one. In light of the recent raids in California and in medical marijuana states across the country, Americans for Safe...

Marijuana Law Dead, Feds Would Prosecute Council Members!

How far do the powers of the federal government extend? Do they extend too far? Medical marijuana patients in Chico, California might say “yes”. On July 5th, Chico city council members voted to permit two medical marijuana dispensaries to be opened in the city. They came to this decision after a public...

Hemp Industrialization Coming to California, Yolo Says No

Hemp. An sturdy, strong material used the world around. Not only is it durable enough to be used in material and clothing, but it also has other uses such as plastics, textiles, construction, cosmetics, paper, food, cars and even an alternative fuel to gasoline. Since 2007, industrial hemp growing and usage...

Huge Mendocino Pot Bust Shows the Futility of Prohibition

National parks are well-known marijuana grow operation hotbeds, and drug enforcement agencies are desperately trying to quell the problem. Mendocino County, featured in the recent Frontline expose “The Pot Republic,” is one of the six counties the sprawling Mendocino Forest includes. In the...

Chico Cops Refuse to Allow Legal Marijuana Dispensaries

In Chico, California, cops are trying to blatantly overstep their authority and derail the city’s medical marijuana ordinance. On July 5th, the city council passed (on a 4-3 vote) a law aimed at regulating at-home growing and chico medical marijuana dispensaries. Part of the ordinance allows the...

Marijuana Legalization Efforts Begin in California

A bold petition is shaping up in California, spearheaded by a group of renowned activists who support recreational use of cannabis. Their challenge is to acquire a whopping 504,706 signatures by December 19. Accomplishing this will allow their Regulate Marijuana Like Wine initiative to be placed on the June...

Marijuana Dispensary Gets Reality Show

The Discovery Channel is planning to add a mellower flavor to its lineup of ice truckers, fishermen and assorted occupation-based reality dramas. The network has revealed that it is producing a reality show focused around the medical marijuana industry. Weed Wars is scheduled to debut this fall and will...

Cannabis Conference Report

Last month MCN, our parent company, sponsored two marijuana conferences in its ongoing commitment to the advancement of the medical marijuana industry: Marijuana Conference 2011 in San Francisco on June 16-17, and the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Expo in Atlantic City on June 25. Couldn’t make it?...

Marijuana Miss USA And Other News

There she is…Miss Medical Marijuana? Yesterday, California’s Alyssa Campanella was had to answer a marijuana legalization   question as the final test of her mettle during the 60th annual Miss USA contest. Her response: “Well, I understand why that question would be asked, especially with today’s...

The Marijuana Conference 2011 DAY 2

Today is Day 2 of the second annual Marijuana Conference! Day 1 MCN is sponsoring the conference with Deal Flow Media and here at 420petition we will be covering this event via Live Blog. So keep checking here throughout the today and tomorrow for the latest updates on The Marijuana Conference 2011. Also...

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