United States Supreme Court Rejects Case Involving Life Sentence For Marijuana

No one should ever be locked in a cage because of marijuana. Not one day, and sure as hell not a life sentence. Yet, sadly, that is what is happening to people at this very moment. Marijuana opponents are always quick to say, ‘Yes, there are people in prison for…

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Today: Students Rally Outside United Nations Drug War Meeting

About 200 students and youth allies will demonstrate outside of a high-level United Nations meeting on the global war on drugs in New York tonight. They are distressed that youth and other anti-prohibition voices have been ignored by world leaders, many of whom seem set on continuing the same criminalization-based…

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Catalina Island Medical Marijuana Campaign Meets Required Signature Goal

(image via Wikipedia) In less than 180 days, the Catalina Island Cannabis Campaign has collected more than  the number of signatures required to place the initiative on November’s General Election ballot according to Jason Aula who says verification can be obtained by contacting the Avalon City Clerk. However, the Campaign…

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High NY: Medical Panel And Angel Investment In Cannabis Tonight

If you are in the area, you should check out the High NY event tonight. I have heard nothing but good things about this organization, see below: Join New York’s largest Cannabis Community, High NY, as we feature 2 dynamic educational programs: Angel Investment Overview + Q&A featuring Alain Bankier:  Partner in…

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Tuesday: DC Council Expected To Vote On Final Passage Of Permanent Ban On Marijuana Clubs

The Council of the District of Columbia has scheduled a final vote Tuesday on legislation that would permanently prohibit adult consumption of marijuana everywhere but a private residence.  Advocates warn that final passage of this bill will undermine existing laws that protect medical marijuana patients and yield more control over…

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Philly NORML Reacts To Governor Wolf Signing Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Bill

On Sunday, April 17, hundreds of activists, patients, parents and politicians packed the Main Rotunda in the Capitol Building to watch as Pennsylvania became the 24th state with a medicinal cannabis law. “I am proud to sign this bill that will provide long overdue medical relief to patients and families…

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What It Was Like Attending My First NCIA Quarterly Cannabis Caucus

The cannabis industry is directly tied to cannabis politics. Anyone who thinks otherwise isn’t in the industry. Local politics, state politics, and national politics decide the parameters in which the cannabis industry is allowed to operate. Those parameters are constantly changing, and at a pace that is often difficult to keep…

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