The 5th monthly Smoke Down Prohibition rally in Philadelphia ended with police breaking through the crowd to arrest several individuals for smoking marijuana, including the primary organizer of the event and the man that was speaking at the time. Several, including New Jersey Senate candidate Don DeZarn, were given citations and released.
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Advocates applaud Illinois legislature on HB1, but pledge to pursue follow-up bill to improve the law The Illinois Senate voted 35-21 today to pass HB1, the “Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act,” which creates a framework to protect physicians and certain qualified medical marijuana patients Read More »
New York Senator Liz Krueger revealed a draft of her bill “Marijuana Regulation, and Taxation Act” last week. The legalization bill resembles Colorado’s Amendment 64, allowing 6 plants for home growers. Marijuana would be regulated by the New York State Liquor Authority and taxed up to $50 an ounce.
Who: Federal defendant Ronnie Chang and his atty Michael J. McCabe Esq. What: Gag Order Hearing in Federal Medical Marijuana Case, then Press Conference with Mayor Bob Filner When: 2:00PM – Monday, May 20, 2013 Mayor’s Press Conference to Read More »
Yesterday was the public’s first look at the new Washington State marijuana logo, as well the state’s first draft of marijuana laws. Let other Weedists know in this poll and leave your comment below. Read More »
Washington’s Liquor Control Board released draft regulations for the state’s legal marijuana industry yesterday. The draft regulations include: Tracking marijuana from seed to store, most likely setting up a system similar to Colorado’s. Limiting the number of retail stores in each county. Growers and processors will not be limited in... Read More »
Schools that institute student drug testing programs are likely to experience a rise in students’ consumption of ‘hard’ drugs, according to observational trial data published this week in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Researchers at the University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research analyzed the impact of student drug Read More »
by Adam Klasfeld, May 15, 2013 An accountability expert described a possible way to reform New York City’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy as the evidence phase in a trial on the issue wound down Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, who is deciding the case without a jury, has heard roughly... Read More »
Robert “O.J.” Hudson is a forty-something medical cannabis patient who suffers from a host of sleep disorders leaving him debilitated and looking for non-chemical answers to his conditions. Mr. Hudson has found the limited side-effects of cannabis tolerable and the Read More »
Dispensaries providing marijuana to doctor-approved patients operate in a number of states, but they are under assault by the federal government. SWAT-style raids by the DEA and finger-wagging press conferences by grim-faced federal prosecutors may garner greater attention, but the assault on medical marijuana providers extends to other branches... Read More »