Category: Needless Victims

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Needless victims of our failed drug war

April 18, 2014
04/18/2014
Nebraska in Top 10 Marijuana Strict States

Nebraska in Top 10 Marijuana Strict States

A list compiled by an addiction treatment organization lists Nebraska as one of the nation’s most strict when it comes to marijuana arrests. According to the data, Nebraska...
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April 18, 2014
04/18/2014
Update: Victory for Defendants in Two Medical Marijuana Cases – Americans for Safe Access

Update: Victory for Defendants in Two Medical Marijuana Cases – Americans for Safe Access

Over a handful of weeks three state legal medical cannabis patient defendants have had charges dropped against them in two different courts. Congratulations to Andrew Turner and...
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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Alabama Governor Signs Limited Medical Marijuana Law

Alabama Governor Signs Limited Medical Marijuana Law

Earlier this month, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed into law SB 174, known as Carly’s Law. This law creates an affirmative defense for patients suffering from debilitating epileptic conditions —...
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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Maine Patients, Parents, Activists Call on Obama to Remove Medical Marijuana From List of Scheduled Drugs

Maine Patients, Parents, Activists Call on Obama to Remove Medical Marijuana From List of Scheduled Drugs

Three times each day, 19-year-old Katie Solman of Bangor, Maine adds drops of a medical marijuana tincture into a cup of juice or tea and swallows it. Solman and her...
By: NY Farmer
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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Maryland Marijuana Laws Leave Unanswered Questions

Maryland Marijuana Laws Leave Unanswered Questions

Now that the state’s medical marijuana program has been revived, officials say it will take about 15 months for the first patients to buy the drug legally...
By: NY Farmer
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April 15, 2014
04/15/2014
Student Sues School Over Suspension for Marijuana Tweet

Student Sues School Over Suspension for Marijuana Tweet

High Times reports, “A pro-marijuana message posted on Twitter last year led to the suspension of an Ohio high school soccer player, who has since filed a lawsuit...
By: NY Farmer
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April 14, 2014
04/14/2014
Annapolis Mom Was at Heart of Medical Marijuana Reform

Annapolis Mom Was at Heart of Medical Marijuana Reform

In the fight to gain access to medical marijuana for her 4-year-old son, Logan, who suffers up to 10 seizures a day because of epilepsy, Gail Rand...
By: NY Farmer
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April 11, 2014
04/11/2014
Feds Seize San Francisco Medical Marijuana Club

Feds Seize San Francisco Medical Marijuana Club

A medical marijuana dispensary told a federal judge that the U.S. government may have bamboozled it in a forfeiture order against its landlord. Uncle Sam filed a...
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April 11, 2014
04/11/2014
Rhode Island Report: Taxing Marijuana Could Generate Tens of Millions in Revenue

Rhode Island Report: Taxing Marijuana Could Generate Tens of Millions in Revenue

A report released yesterday by Rhode Island-based OpenDoors estimates that passage of the Marijuana Regulation, Control, and Taxation Act will generate between $21.5 to $82 million in annual tax revenue. Although...
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April 10, 2014
04/10/2014
Chris Christie Says He Opposes Bill to Legalize Marijuana in NJ

Chris Christie Says He Opposes Bill to Legalize Marijuana in NJ

Weeks after a state senator introduced a bill that would make the sale and possession of marijuana legal in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie emphasized today that...
By: NY Farmer
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April 8, 2014
04/08/2014
Medical Marijuana Advocates Descend on Capitol Hill

Medical Marijuana Advocates Descend on Capitol Hill

Medical marijuana supporters flocked to Capitol Hill to push for legislation prohibiting the federal government from restricting state medical marijuana laws. Has no one pointed out the...
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April 8, 2014
04/08/2014
Maryland House Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana in Surprise Turnaround

Maryland House Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana in Surprise Turnaround

On Saturday, the Maryland House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved an amended version of the decriminalization bill. In a 78-55 vote, the House approved imposing civil fines — not criminal penalties and possible...
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April 8, 2014
04/08/2014
Kansas SWAT Raids Home for Cannabis, Finds Tea

Kansas SWAT Raids Home for Cannabis, Finds Tea

In what will surely go into the annals of history as one of the most sterling examples of intelligent police work, a Kansas SWAT team raided the...
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April 7, 2014
04/07/2014
California Wants to Bust Sober Stoners for DUI

California Wants to Bust Sober Stoners for DUI

California lawmakers want to bust marijuana users for DUI, even when they are not stoned. A recent proposal introduced in the state legislature would make it illegal...
By: NY Farmer
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April 7, 2014
04/07/2014
What’s Up With the Multi Level Marketing of Hemp-Derived CBD?

What’s Up With the Multi Level Marketing of Hemp-Derived CBD?

Ladybud raises serious concerns about how the marketing of Hemp-Derived CBD is being conducted. “The whole topic has caused a huge deal of conflict in the Medical...
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April 2, 2014
04/02/2014
Missouri Lawmakers Hold Medical Marijuana Hearing

Missouri Lawmakers Hold Medical Marijuana Hearing

The Missouri Senate committee is considering legislation to legalize marijuana use by patients diagnosed by a physician with a debilitating medical condition.  Zayden, 4, has a condition that...
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April 2, 2014
04/02/2014
New Jersey Marijuana Prosecutors Reverse Course, Say It’s Time to Legalize

New Jersey Marijuana Prosecutors Reverse Course, Say It’s Time to Legalize

The New Jersey State Municipal Prosecutors Association now officially supports legalizing the possession of marijuana, which is quite an unlikely source of support, since they are the...
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April 2, 2014
04/02/2014
Head of Epilepsy Foundation Wants Marijuana Oil Available

Head of Epilepsy Foundation Wants Marijuana Oil Available

“Charlotte’s Web” is a strain of marijuana grown in Colorado that is named for Charlotte Figi. Charlotte and others with severe epilepsy have found relief from seizures by ingesting...
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April 1, 2014
04/01/2014
Marijuana Oil Bill Gets Final Legislative Approvals

Marijuana Oil Bill Gets Final Legislative Approvals

The bill for marijuana oil trials to help children who suffer uncontrollable seizures received its final legislative approval on Monday and was sent to Gov. Steve Beshear...
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March 31, 2014
03/31/2014
Maral v. Live Oak – Local Politics Matter

Maral v. Live Oak – Local Politics Matter

A local ban on all medical cannabis cultivation stands, after the California Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal on Wednesday in Maral v. Live Oak, an appellate...
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