Tag Archives: Smart Approaches to Marijuana

Bill To Legalize Recreational Cannabis Reigniting Debate In Maryland

Bill to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Reigniting Debate in Maryland

Bill to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Reigniting Debate in Maryland

The debate to legalize recreational marijuana is gaining momentum across Maryland, but some are urging lawmakers to slow down the process.

Deadline to Challenge Michigan Legalization Signatures Passes Without Objection

The Michigan-based Committee to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol received a boost in support after the Feb 9. 2018, deadline to challenge the group’s petition signatures for a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in the state passed without any objection from opposing organizations.

Michigan Pot Legalization Push Faces New Opposition

A campaign to legalize and commercialize recreational marijuana in Michigan is facing opposition from a national group that has fought similar proposals in other states around the country.

CBA Five years SAM Cannabis Business Alliance CBA

Cannabis Business Alliance Statement: As Prohibitionists Spread False Accusations, Hard Data Prove Legal Cannabis is Safe and Has Overwhelming Acceptance While Strengthening the Economy Through Job Growth and Tax Revenues

DENVER, Sept. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) has released a statement in response to a recent report by anti-legalization organ SAM that attempts to claim that states that provide legal cannabis have failed to comply with the Cole Memo.

Reps. Blumenauer and Rohrabacher Rebuke False Claims Regarding Critical Medical Marijuana Protections

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48) rebuked false claims made by Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) that critical medical marijuana protections were stripped from Fiscal Year 2018 funding legislation.

Medical Marijuana Advocates Worry Pot Price Spike Coming to California

Medical Marijuana Advocates Worry Pot Price Spike Coming to California

In 2016, more than 750,000 people in the state of California were registered medical marijuana users, making up nearly 2 percent of the state’s population. So what will change for the medical industry since the legalization of marijuana? Prices.

Patrick Kennedy's anti-marijuana crusade

Patrick Kennedy’s Anti-Marijuana Crusade

In an interview with Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I. claims lobbyists for marijuana legalization are attempting to sell Americans on a “Trojan horse.” Should members of the legal marijuana industry be concerned about Kennedy’s argument gaining momentum?

Obama: Marijuana Should Be Treated Like ‘Cigarettes or Alcohol’

Obama: Marijuana Should Be Treated Like ‘Cigarettes or Alcohol’

“Look, I’ve been very clear about my belief that we should try to discourage substance abuse,” Obama said. “And I am not somebody who believes that legalization is a panacea. But I do believe that treating this as a public-health issue, the same way we do with cigarettes or alcohol, is the much smarter way to deal with it.”

After Election Day, Access to Marijuana Likely to Reach All-Time High

After Election Day, Access to Marijuana Likely to Reach All-Time High

Nearly 60 million Americans may wake up Nov. 9 to find voters in their states have abolished long-standing marijuana prohibitions, a three-fold expansion for legal cannabis across the country.

Las Vegas Officer

Nevada Paper Reverses Marijuana Stance After Adelson Purchase

A conservative billionaire has succeeded in pressuring an influential Nevada newspaper to reverse its longtime support for legalizing marijuana — by buying it and then sending its editorial writers to visit a drug treatment facility.


Pueblo for Positive Impact Resists Marijuana Industry in Colorado

Pueblo for Positive Impact is an advocacy group in Pueblo County, Colorado that, according to its website, supports “Robust economic development for Pueblo County” and stand against “Government bodies which devise policy without sufficient citizen input,” but basically they don’t want marijuana around.

Reform Team

Passing the Torch for Marijuana Reform

Ethan Nadelmann, Founder and Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, recently addressed the ArcView Investors Chicago Forum about the need for new marijuana capitalists to step up to the task of supporting drug law reform. In a nutshell, his message to new investors was that without continued focus on changing the law, there will be no place for investments to go.


SAM is the Invisible Opposition

Legalization seems to be losing ground in Alaska, where, in the latest Public Policy Poll, 49 percent of those polled said they would vote “No” on legalization, with 44 percent saying “Yes” and 8 percent “Not sure.”

Event Protest

Scandal Cancels Anti-Cannabis Event

On November 4, 2014, Oregon residents will go to the polls to decide whether Oregon should legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. In the mean time, cannabis proponents and opponents are fighting a war for the minds of Oregonian voters.

Mental Maze

Leafly’s Strain Reviews for Mental Illnesses

As a marijuana resource site, Leafly allows users to review strains of marijuana; part of the review process allows users to select medical conditions and symptoms they believe a strain can treat, as well as allowing them to add their own medical conditions and symptoms they believe are treatable with specific strains.


Insurance to Cover Medical Marijuana?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has faced conservative opposition ever since the subject first cropped up. Despite that, it is in place and moving along quite nicely, at least for now. A similar amount of opposition has confronted the campaign for medical marijuana. Until recently, issues regarding the ACA and medical marijuana have remained separate, which is best for both; however, new reports have highlighted that issues of insurance and medical marijuana are intersecting.