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U.S. States Tried Decriminalizing Pot Before. Here's Why It Didn't Work

U.S. States Tried Decriminalizing Pot Before. Here’s Why It Didn’t Work

U.S. States Tried Decriminalizing Pot Before. Here’s Why It Didn’t Work

In the past five years, eight states and Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational marijuana for adults. Today, 68 million people live in areas where marijuana is treated like alcohol or tobacco.

Sen. Orrin Hatch Makes the Case for Medicinal Marijuana

Sen. Orrin Hatch Makes the Case for Medicinal Marijuana

In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday morning, Senator Orrin Hatch made the case for medical marijuana. During the hearing Hatch questioned U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions about a path forward for marijuana research.

Could Canadian Legalization of Recreational MJ Help US Pot Stocks?

Could Canadian Legalization of Recreational MJ Help US Pot Stocks?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently introduced legislation to legalize use of recreational marijuana in Canada. While legalization should help Canadian marijuana providers, could it also provide a boost to U.S. marijuana stocks?

Science and Medicine of Cannabis: Coping With PTSD

Science and Medicine of Cannabis: Coping With PTSD

Sue Sisley, M.D., is leading the way in studying medical marijuana and post-traumatic stress disorder. In her talk, “Coping With PTSD,” hear Sisley discuss the first clinical trial to study the effects of medical marijuana in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans.

Pot Smokers Owe Last Night’s Historic Ballot Wins to This Man

Pot Smokers Owe Last Night’s Historic Ballot Wins to This Man

Yesterday, Americans handed over the keys to the White House to a thin-skinned demagogue, but in eight states, at least, they also voted to legalize a way to cope with the cataclysm they wrought.

Jimmy Buffet Supports Florida's Medical Marijuana Amendment

Jimmy Buffet Supports Florida’s Medical Marijuana Amendment

On Oct. 23, 2016, Jimmy Buffet announced his support for Amendment 2, an amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in Florida, as well as his opposition to Amendment 1, an amendment that would give Florida additional oversight of customer-owned solar energy.

Allen St. Pierre Submits Letter of Resignation to NORML

Allen St. Pierre Submits Letter of Resignation to NORML

On July 10, 2016, NORML announced that Allen F. St. Pierre, executive director of NORML, a consumer advocacy organization focused on reforming state and federal cannabis laws, had submitted his resignation to the NORML board of directors.

Steve DeAngelo

HIGH TIMES Business Summit: Steve DeAngelo Keynote Speaker In DC

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 9, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — A perfect addition to this ‘meeting of the minds’ event, Steve DeAngelo’s expert talk will highlight his recently released book, “The Cannabis Manifesto.”

Steve DeAngelo

National Cannabis Thought Leader LIVE in New York: An Evening with Steve DeAngelo, Author of “The Cannabis Manifesto”

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Come hear one of the most influential leaders in the national legal Cannabis industry, Steve DeAngelo, address New York’s largest Cannabis Community.

Harborside Health Center and U.S. attorney Oakland and Sean Parker

Author & National Cannabis Pioneer Steve DeAngelo Weighs In On Sean Parker’s Move for Cannabis Legalization In California for 2016

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 3, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — California is roaring toward legalization efforts in 2016, and the field of initiatives submitted to the state is getting crowded. On Monday billionaire philanthropist Sean Parker, a known disrupter in the music and technology space, announced that he is backing initiative language filed Monday.

NORML

NORML Appoints New National Board Member

The National Organization for the Normalization of Marijuana Laws has just announced the appointment of Evan Nison to the National Board of Directors. The 25-year-old Nison is one of the youngest ever named to such a senior position within the organization.

Lori Ferrara

Investor Dispatch: Lori Ferrara Trailblazing in the Marijuana Industry

Lori Ferrara wasn’t deterred when she walked into her first ArcView meeting and found herself the only female investor among 80 men. She recalls being a little intimidated but took them on “one-by-one” and ended up being the organization’s first female investor.

Larry Harvey

Larry Harvey, Marijuana Patient Who Challenged DEA, Dies of Cancer

Larry Harvey, the Washington state medical patient who helped advocacy groups personify the draconian and misplaced impact of federal drug policy, died on Aug. 20, 2015. Harvey suffered from pancreatic cancer. He was 71.


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