March 21, 2013
03/21/2013
Report: New York City Cops Spent One Million Hours In Staff Time Making Marijuana Possession Arrests

Report: New York City Cops Spent One Million Hours In Staff Time Making Marijuana Possession Arrests

New York City police spent an estimated one million hours in staff time making low level marijuana possession arrests between the years 2002 and 2012, according to the findings...
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March 21, 2013
03/21/2013
Maryland Senate Okays Marijuana Decriminalization

Maryland Senate Okays Marijuana Decriminalization

A bill that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Maryland passed the state Senate Tuesday by a nearly two-to-one margin. The vote was...
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March 21, 2013
03/21/2013
The Culture High Kickstarter Update #36: The Non-Magical Part of Film-Making!

The Culture High Kickstarter Update #36: The Non-Magical Part of Film-Making!

On Wednesday, we received the latest Kickstarter update (#36) from one of our favorite projects: The Culture High, by Adam Scorgie. We support this Kickstarter project and encourage you...
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March 21, 2013
03/21/2013
California Bill Would Create New Regulations for Medical Marijuana Industry

California Bill Would Create New Regulations for Medical Marijuana Industry

California’s medical marijuana industry would be overseen by a Sacramento-level bureaucracy under AB 473, a reform bill introduced Tuesday by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco.
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March 21, 2013
03/21/2013
Medical Marijuana Bill Passes New Hampshire House With More Than 80% Support

Medical Marijuana Bill Passes New Hampshire House With More Than 80% Support

013 A bill allowing seriously ill New Hampshire residents to use marijuana for medical purposes moved one step closer to becoming law Wednesday afternoon when the House...
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March 20, 2013
03/20/2013
Stressed? Try Yoga and/or Cannabis

Stressed? Try Yoga and/or Cannabis

It is widely agreed that the harder you drive (stress) your car, the faster it breaks down. Our bodies are not so different. The harder you use...
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March 20, 2013
03/20/2013
Leave the Pot at Home If Driving Through Kansas

Leave the Pot at Home If Driving Through Kansas

Marijuana possession charges hold in Kansas, even against those caught passing through after buying the herb legally in another state, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled. Troy...
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March 20, 2013
03/20/2013
Progress in Massachusetts

Progress in Massachusetts

Following overwhelming approval of the medical marijuana ballot initiative in November, Massachusetts’ patients are waiting for safe access to their medicine as the state proceeds with implementation....
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March 20, 2013
03/20/2013
New York State Budget Battle Could Lead to Pot Decriminalization in NYC

New York State Budget Battle Could Lead to Pot Decriminalization in NYC

Lawmakers in Albany are still negotiating over the state budget, as part of the proposed deal, Governor Coumo is pushing for the decriminalization of small amounts of...
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March 20, 2013
03/20/2013
Southern Cannabis Reform Conference Unites Reform Groups

Southern Cannabis Reform Conference Unites Reform Groups

The Southern Cannabis Reform Conference began in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday. The conference was attended by members of several cannabis reform organizations such as NORML Women’s Alliance, Law...
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March 20, 2013
03/20/2013
Numbers Game Kicks Off Stop-and-Frisk Trial Against NYPD

Numbers Game Kicks Off Stop-and-Frisk Trial Against NYPD

Curbing racial disparities in the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program requires a federal judge to act “boldly and broadly,” a civil rights lawyer said at...
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March 20, 2013
03/20/2013
New York City: 39,218 Low-level Marijuana Arrests in 2012

New York City: 39,218 Low-level Marijuana Arrests in 2012

The NYPD made 39,218 low-level marijuana possession arrests in 2012 (over 440,000 in past decade), each consuming an estimated 2.5 man hours of police work. Just a...
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March 20, 2013
03/20/2013
Sen. Elizabeth Warren Takes Dig at Pro-Legalization Senate Candidate Dan Winslow

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Takes Dig at Pro-Legalization Senate Candidate Dan Winslow

At a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in South Boston this past weekend, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) took a jab at pro-legalization Republican State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk),...
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March 20, 2013
03/20/2013
Mark Kleiman Wins Washington Marijuana Legalization Implementation Contract

Mark Kleiman Wins Washington Marijuana Legalization Implementation Contract

Prominent policy analyst and UCLA professor Mark Kleiman has won Washington State’s consulting contract on I-502 implementation. According to Northwest Public Radio, “Washington’s Liquor Control Board wants consulting help in...
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March 19, 2013
03/19/2013
BHO vs. Back Pain-Strong Medicine for Hard Hitters

BHO vs. Back Pain-Strong Medicine for Hard Hitters

This is a true story… When I moved to a MMJ state, I found myself in an interesting situation. I was already a heavy recreational smoker, but...
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March 19, 2013
03/19/2013
Ohio Hemp and Medical Marijuana Amendment Launches

Ohio Hemp and Medical Marijuana Amendment Launches

Ohio Rights Group launched the Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment this weekend, gathering the 1,000 signatures required to obtain a state-wide petition. The amendment would legalize medical marijuana...
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March 19, 2013
03/19/2013
Attorney Pushes for Medical Marijuana in Florida

Attorney Pushes for Medical Marijuana in Florida

John Morgan, a prominent attorney in Orlando, is putting $3.5 million into legalization efforts for medical marijuana in Florida in memory of his father. Morgan’s father used...
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March 19, 2013
03/19/2013
Amendment 64 Task Force Full Report Released

Amendment 64 Task Force Full Report Released

I recently wrote about the biggest recommendations made by Colorado’s Amendment 64 Task Force. The task force’s full report has since been made public,...
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March 19, 2013
03/19/2013
DC 911 Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Bill Takes Effect

DC 911 Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Bill Takes Effect

As of Tuesday, there will be limited legal protections for people who witness or experience a drug overdose in the District of Columbia and summon medical assistance....
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March 19, 2013
03/19/2013
$4 Million Marijuana Discovery on Santa Barbara Beach

$4 Million Marijuana Discovery on Santa Barbara Beach

Authorities in Santa Barbara County found about 2,000 pounds of marijuana next to a panga boat that washed ashore at Arroyo Quemada Beach. The pot was wrapped...
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