Crawford police sergeant dies while responding to suspected marijuana growing … – WABC-TV

WABC-TVCrawford police sergeant dies while responding to suspected marijuana growing ...WABC-TVSgt. Eric Meier, 51, passed away of an apparent heart attack while responding to a tip of a possible marijuana growing operation. Another officer was on the scene conducting a search with Sgt. Meier when he suffered the heart attack. He tried to help ...Town of Crawford police sergeant dies while searching for pot growing operationTimes Herald-Recordall Read entire story

Another Florida Municipality Decriminalizes Pot

On Tuesday, West Palm Beach officials joined local lawmakers in other cities throughout the state in enacting a municipal ordinance decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses that occur within city limits (c) High Times - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Almost Legal with Tommy Chong

Pot legend Tommy Chong has his own talk show! The Grammy Award-winning comedian is at the helm of the new “counterculture variety show”Almost Legal with Tommy Chong.Theseries is in the vein of traditional late-night talk shows, with interview... (c) High Times - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Australia: Cannabis Cultivation Trial Set For Victoria

Victoria is set to grow its own marijuana to help legally treat people with a range of serious medical conditions. In an Australian first, the Andrews government is preparing to announce a cannabis “cultivation trial”, potentially clearing the way for a state-based medicinal cannabis oil industry. The controversial move follows a promise by Daniel Andrews before the November 2014 election to legalise cannabis oil for use in Read entire story

Jeff Mizanskey Set Free After Serving 21 Years For Cannabis Arrests

In 1996, Jeff Mizanskey was a dead man, sentenced to life without the possibility of parole because of three felony convictions. All were for non-violent, marijuana-related offenses. Mizanskey’s three strikes included selling a small amount of pot to a relative, possessing less than three ounces in his home, and driving a friend to a motel to buy pot from an undercover officer. That’s it. No guns, no sales to children. For those offenses, he got Read entire story

State senator slams Schuh’s medical marijuana proposal – CapitalGazette.com

CapitalGazette.comState senator slams Schuh's medical marijuana proposalCapitalGazette.comSteve Schuh's proposal to prohibit medical marijuana from being grown, produced and sold in Anne Arundel County has caught the attention of state lawmakers who disagree — including some of the county executive's closest Republican allies. The most ...Schuh medical marijuana proposal would divide MarylandBaltimore Sunall 8 news articles Read entire story

Mundelein medical marijuana dispensary gives early tours – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneMundelein medical marijuana dispensary gives early toursChicago TribuneAlthough construction is complete, the dispensary is not allowed to give medical marijuana to clients yet. The dispensary license for the clinic should be approved in the next few weeks, according to Terry Horstman, a spokesman for the Illinois ... (c) medical marijuana - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story

September 2015 ASA Activist Newsletter

The September 2015 issue of the ASA Activist Newsletter is finally out!  Our monthly newsletter is your go to guide for the most up to date information on state and federal legislation, product safety, citizen advocacy and so much more! Featured Article Maryland Taps ASA to Train Cannabis Compliance Inspectors Maryland officials tasked with watching over the state’s emerging medical cannabis program will be trained by the Patient Focused Read entire story

Medical Marijuana Takes the Stage at GOP Debate

On Wednesday evening at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, the issue of medical marijuana was finally addressed in a nationally televised presidential debate. The topic came up around two and half hours into the debate, with Senator Rand Paul, Governors Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, and businesswoman Carly Fiorina weighing in on the issue. While part of the time was spent on Paul pointing by the racial disparity of marijuana arrests and Read entire story

Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee Approved A Measure That Would Allow Past Cannabis Convictions To Be Sealed

Colorado Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 218 with a 3 to 2 vote. The bill would allow anyone who was convicted of a marijuana related offense before amendment 64 was in effect, to request their conviction record to be sealed.The court would seal the conviction record after the person applies and pays the filing fee. However, the District attorney would have to approve the request before the court can order the record to be sealed. Once a Read entire story

Minnesota Senate Approved A Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana

A bill to legalize medical cannabis was approved by Minnesota's Senate. Senate Bill 1641 was approved by a 48-18 vote. With the vote showing 2/3rds of the voters in favor of the measure, its enough to override a state's governors veto. Governor John Kasich has made it clear he does not support the move to legalize medical marijuana.If approved, the possession of up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis would be legal for those who receive a recommendation Read entire story

How Legalizing Marijuana Could Help California Address Drought – RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comHow Legalizing Marijuana Could Help California Address DroughtRollingStone.comAs the state continues to battle the drought and its effects, its leaders are considering every possible means to cut water usage, but there's an obvious culprit that could merit a closer look: marijuana. Fully legalizing marijuana production for all ...and more » (c) marijuana legalization - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story

New report from Colorado shows negative effects of marijuana legalization – Columbus Dispatch

Columbus DispatchNew report from Colorado shows negative effects of marijuana legalizationColumbus DispatchIssue 3 is a proposed constitutional amendment calling for legalization of marijuana for recreational use for those 21 and older and medicinal use for those with documented ailments. The proposal would limit commercial pot cultivation to sites owned by ...Colorado report reinforces marijuana legalization concerns, Issue 3 opponents Read entire story

What is the marijuana industry doing to reduce its carbon footprint? – The Cannabist

The CannabistWhat is the marijuana industry doing to reduce its carbon footprint?The CannabistSo what's the impact of growing indoors? A 2013 analysis of energy use in cannabis cultivation commissioned by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board describes marijuana grown indoors as an energy-intensive product requiring about 2,000 ...Why won't pot be taxed on Wednesday?9NEWS.comLegalized Marijuana Falls Prey to Busybody Read entire story

Peach Co. man, five others charged in marijuana-growing cases – 13WMAZ

13WMAZPeach Co. man, five others charged in marijuana-growing cases13WMAZA Peach County man is accused of running marijuana-growing operations in four counties. Sheriff Terry Deese says Jason Lang of Byron is charged with conspiracy to traffic in marijuana, conspiracy to manufacture marijuana and possession of a firearm ...and more » (c) marijuana growing - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Midnight Express – Freedom Seeds new strain

Freedom Seeds Midnight Express As midnight struck on New Year’s Eve we raised a toast to 2015 and our new strain – Midnight Express. After a lot of work and development we couldn’t be more excited or proud of this new autoflowering addition to the Freedom Seeds range. Last year, as well as releasing our groundbreaking FreeBD strain, we launched Purple Express. That strain introduced a more colourful shade of purple to our selection for the first Read entire story

Clark French on medical cannabis around the world – California

In my latest series of articles for Freedom Seeds I am going to look into and explain a little about medical cannabis in other countries and how patients live and get their medicine. I'm lucky enough to have travelled to quite a few of the places I am going to write about. The first is possibly my favourite place in the world to be and is of real significance as the first US state to legalise medical cannabis in 1996. California has much meaning Read entire story