Double Standard? Marijuana Or Hemp? DEA Indian Tribe Raid Raises Questions

By Phillip Smith Taking advantage of a 2014 Justice Department memo giving Indian tribes a green light to participate in marijuana commerce, as well as a 2014 congressional vote allowing for industrial hemp pilot programs, Wisconsin’s Menominee Tribe earlier this year planted some 30,000 cannabis plants as part of a…

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Meet Jeff Mizanskey At The Industry Celebration And Benefit Event In Vegas Next Month

I am a big fan of Jeff Mizanskey. For those that are not familiar with Jeff Mizanskey, he was sentenced to life in prison in Missouri for non-violent, marijuana-only offenses. After serving over two decades of that prison sentence, and after a very concerted effort by cannabis activists and his…

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Bernie Sanders To Introduce Legislation to Remove Marijuana from Controlled Substance Act

One day after announcing at George Mason University that he plans to introduce legislation to remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances, Senator Bernie Sanders took to the Senate floor to give an impassioned speech about how marijuana prohibition has failed. In a speech that lasted ten minutes, Sanders drew…

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Donald Trump Asked If He Supports Marijuana Legalization On Recent Campaign Stop

Many in the marijuana world got what they wanted yesterday when Bernie Sanders finally came out officially with his support for marijuana legalization. Prior to yesterday’s announcement, Bernie had been asked about Nevada’s marijuana legalization initiative and he said he would support it, and has made other comments in support…

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Bernie Sanders On MSNBC: ‘It Is Absurd’ That Millions Have Been Arrested For Marijuana

Just before heading on to the Senate floor to deliver a speech on removing marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, Bernie Sanders stopped by Thomas Roberts’ show on MSNBC to supposedly answer questions about marijuana. He ended up having to fend off horse race questions regarding his opponent Hillary Clinton…

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Former Dallas Police Officer To Join Marijuana Activists Saturday At Training Event

Local marijuana policy reform activists, including a former Dallas police official, will gather Saturday for an advocacy training event at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas. Details of the event are available at http://www.texasmarijuanapolicy.org/training-dallas. The event, hosted by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, is the second in a series…

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New York State Legislators Call For Marijuana Legalization At Buffalo Forum

Yesterday, Assemblymember Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Senator Liz Krueger sponsored a public forum to discuss the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, a bill that would legalize the production, distribution, and use of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. The bill would effectively end marijuana prohibition in New York State…

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