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.
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The production of South Carolina hemp is a step closer as more than 120 farmers signed up to grow the crop here.
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.
On her show, Ellen DeGeneres answered the question that marijuana enthusiasts have been dying to know – does she smoke weed?
Pennsylvania Pastor Shawn Berkebile knowingly allowed his church members to break the law when they confessed to him that they were going to use medical marijuana to treat their sick daughter.
“Complex Live” sits down with Damian Marley, who just released his new album, “Stony Hill,” and discuss the reggae star’s promotion of medical marijuana.
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?
Advocates want New Hampshire state legislators to allow medical marijuana use for treatment of a disorder that leaves 1 in 5,000 people in chronic pain.
Will Connecticut join the handful of states around the nation to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana?
As many as 10 “supermodels” are handing out hugs and 10,000 free marijuana joints at a cannabis convention ending Wednesday at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday made comments about marijuana that both ignited concern in some and sparked hope in others within the state of California.
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.
OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In a forward thinking move, Oxford has invited American cannabis leader, advocate and educator Steve DeAngelo, to participate in a debate on drugs.
Joe Rogan talks about the health benefits of CBD oil and anti marijuana propaganda with former world kickboxing champion, Joseph “Bazooka Joe” Valtellini.
People behind the plan say it is about much more than getting high.
Dr. Gupta chats with Seth Meyers about his changed views on medicinal marijuana and how it’s the only thing that works for some people.
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.
In the city of North Pole, Alaska, an unlikely ally for marijuana legalization has emerged: Santa Claus. According to KTUU, the jolly old saint has been speaking out against Proposition 7, a local ballot initiative passed in October that banned the commercial sale of marijuana in the city.
The rapper filmed a public service announcement to make his case for pot legalization—particularly as a path to criminal justice reform.
Pro-pot groups are addressing the marijuana candy warning sent out by the Florida Sheriff’s Association.
Nelson is a legalization activist, a social warrior and now a ganjapreneur via his own Willie’s Reserve pot brand, and he still gets high regularly at age 83. But he’s also not the most discerning of cannabis consumers.
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.
The principal of Campbell Elementary School sent out an automated phone message this morning apologizing after a partisan message was sent out the night before by an unnamed staff member.
A new poll conducted by the Florida Chamber of Commerce has found that more than 73 percent of Florida voters would vote to pass Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
After a series of protests in the spring—most notably a mass smoke-in at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—DCMJ is once again hitting the streets to advocate for making it legal to take a hit.
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.
The Ravens wouldn’t draft a left tackle who they knew was smoking marijuana through a gas mask. But a left tackle who is on their roster for now has made a major contribution to marijuana research.
It’s been a lonely 20 years for Democratic Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, one of legal marijuana’s biggest champions in Congress.
On March 23, 2016, Coral Reefer, a legalization advocate and popular voice in the cannabis community, released her coverage of the California Cannabis Business Expo, which took place March 3-5, 2016, in San Francisco.
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.”
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.
OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 19, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Steve DeAngelo joins the latest cannabis industry discussions November 21-22 in San Francisco at the New West Summit.
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.
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 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.
Should marijuana be administered to assist with pain relief to help ease suffering during hospice and palliative care?
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.