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After Recent Major Setbacks, Will New York and New Jersey Legalize Pot?

Despite what felt like sea-changing momentum, marijuana legalization in New York and New Jersey have met serious roadblocks — and at almost exactly the same time. Just a few months…

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Medical marijuana sales have been approved by Georgia Legislature

The Georgia General Assembly passed a bill late Tuesday that allows medical marijuana sales, providing a way for patients to buy the drug that they’re already allowed to use. The…

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Bud Briefing: The State Of Marijuana Legalization In North America

When Canada began discussing the possibility of ending marijuana prohibition nationwide, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the move would be less about the economic benefits of legalization and more about…

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New York Moves Toward Legal Marijuana With Health Dept. Endorsement

ALBANY — New York moved a significant step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana, as a study commissioned by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will recommend that the state allow adults to…

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Michigan: Marijuana legalization heads to ballot after legislature declines to take it up

LANSING, MI – Lansing lawmakers did not approve the marijuana legalization ballot initiative by a Tuesday deadline, instead sending the issue to the ballot for voters to decide on. “There’s…

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Gas Pipe owners charged in federal court with selling synthetic marijuana

                The father and daughter who ran The Gas Pipe head shop chain have been charged with conspiracy to sell synthetic marijuana. Gerald “Jerry” Shults and his daughter, Amy Lynn…

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Oregon Senate going own way on medical marijuana dispensaries

                SALEM — Senate and House Democrats remain at odds over a bill placing new limits on Oregon’s medical marijuana program, and now the Senate will forge ahead alone with…

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Medical marijuana not snuffed out yet in Florida

The day after Amendment 2 failed, supporters of medical marijuana began preparing for rounds two and three: Business groups and sympathetic lawmakers plan to push new laws next spring, and…

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A conference of peacemakers in the world war on drugs

By Dion Markgraaff The 2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference held in downtown Los Angles this past November was the biggest and best meeting of freedom fighters in this epic…

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The U.S. Government has no regard for the People or Freedom of Speech


By Dion Markgraaff The United States President, Barrack Obama, and his administration have launched a new assault on California’s sovereignty and the rights of its citizens. In a top level…

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BREAKING NEWS: San Diego City Council Votes to Repeal Medicinal Marijuana Ordinances

By: Esther Rubio-Sheffrey SAN DIEGO – After listening to almost two hours of public commentary, both in favor and against repealing the ordinances that attempted to regulate medicinal marijuana co-ops,…

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Private Prisons are Un-American

By: James Stacy One of the worse things to happen to our freedom is the privatization of our prison system. Prisons are supposed to be a drain on our society…

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Twelve Words That Will Help You Avoid Jail Time

By: Esther Rubio-Sheffrey James Stacey was driving away from his medicinal marijuana co-op, Movement in Action, on September 9, 2009 when a patrol car and two undercover officers in an…

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Obama/FEDs Cave to Patient Pressure on Safe Access!

By Freshman | hempbeach.tv In a monumentally historic move made by the Obama Administration via comments from Attorney General Eric Holder, the Feds announced today that they would begin to…

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L.E.A.P. LAWSUIT AGAINST SAN DIEGO TO BLOCK NEW DISPENSARY ORDINANCE APPEARS UNLIKELY. . . BUT

By Leo E. Laurence, J.D.; Law Enforcement Against Prohibition When you wear a badge and carry a weapon 24/7, you look at the world differently. As a sworn officer, you…

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Steele Smith is the central figure in what could be the most significant Federal Marijuana Case in U.S. History

The first to allow a medical defense based on state law http://www.steelescase.org/ A medical marijuana patient and his wife face 10 years in federal prison in a fight to uphold…

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We'll See You in Court!

At this point, it’s fair to say that most of the medical cannabis collectives, their patients and primary caregivers feel alone and cast aside by the city they call home.…

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We’ll See You in Court!

At this point, it’s fair to say that most of the medical cannabis collectives, their patients and primary caregivers feel alone and cast aside by the city they call home.…

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Prepare for Battle: Medicinal Marijuana Advocates vs. San Diego’s City Hall

Article and Photo By: Esther Rubio-Sheffrey San Diego’s medicinal marijuana community is in the beginning stages of a potentially long and expensive legal battle against city hall. At stake: safe…

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Today I keep thinking about why I do what I do…

By: Nicole Scott Today I keep thinking about why I do what I do…. Why start a cannabis institute devoted to teaching the laws that protect us? Why be active…

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