Long-time marijuana activist faces charges in California

Published: Dec 21, 2017, 3:48 pm • Updated: Dec 21, 2017, 3:48 pm By Don Thompson, The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A marijuana activist whose advocacy dates to the 1960s counterculture has been arrested in California toting 22 pounds of illegal marijuana, prosecutors said Wednesday. Irvin Dana Beal, 70,…

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Devoted cannabis activist who helped patients long before Washington legalized has died

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 7:32 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 7:32 pm By Gene Johnson, The Associated Press SEATTLE — JoAnna McKee, a pioneering medical marijuana activist in Washington state who went to sometimes difficult lengths to obtain the drug for the patients she served, has died at age…

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Cannabis activist claims political views reason for denied entry to Canada

Published: Sep 8, 2017, 10:21 am • Updated: Sep 8, 2017, 12:41 pm By The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine marijuana activist says he was detained and denied entry to Canada because he supports the legalization of marijuana. The Portland Press Herald reports Paul McCarrier posted on Facebook…

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Los Angeles’ new cannabis czar for ‘new era’ is longtime legalization activist

Published: Aug 18, 2017, 8:20 am • Updated: Aug 18, 2017, 8:38 am By Elizabeth Chou, The Cannifornian An active and prominent supporter of the campaign to legalize recreational-use cannabis in California will head up the Los Angeles agency tasked with regulating the local marijuana industry. Cat Packer, a nominee…

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Charges dropped against weed activist who gave out joints in front of Capitol

Published: Aug 17, 2017, 8:25 am • Updated: Aug 17, 2017, 8:25 am By Perry Stein, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – On April 20, an unofficial holiday for marijuana users, Capitol Police arrested eight protesters for handing out marijuana joints on land near the U.S. Capitol under local jurisdiction. Only…

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Marijuana Activist Toolbox Update: Cannabis And The Brain Research

While doing research for an article being featured in print later this year, I’ve accumulated a nice little body of quotes and research regarding the brain, its chemistry and the methods through which cannabis interacts with it- specifically, how cannabis can inspire creativity and thought. Quotes included are from the…

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Wednesday: Anti-Drug War Activist Anthony Papa To Release His New Book “This Side Of Freedom: Life After Clemency”

Anthony Papa will release his new book, This Side of Freedom: Life After Clemency at the New York office of the Drug Policy Alliance (131 W. 33rd Street) on May 25th 2016. This Side of Freedom: Life After Clemency is a riveting, compelling tale about the life of activist, writer and…

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Cannabis Activist Shona Banda Files Lawsuit Against State Of Kansas And Others For Wrongfully Taking Her Son

Shona Banda is a longtime cannabis activist in Kansas that suffers from Crohn’s disease. Cannabis has been proven to be very effective at treating Crohn’s disease, and as such, Ms. Banda consumed cannabis oil as part of her treatment regimen, and did so responsibly. Unfortunately cannabis is illegal in Kansas, even for medical…

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