How A Marijuana Company Is Giving Back To The Community

The post How A Marijuana Company Is Giving Back To The Community appeared first on High Times. For some, the weed industry might seem like an evil scheme trying to capitalize on the downtrodden of America. Yet, this still mostly outlaw trade is, by far, considered one of the most community-conscious business sectors in the United States. Take Bloom Farms, for example. This California marijuana company is giving back to the community by reportedly Read entire story

Dennis Peron, Father of Medical Marijuana in California, Dies at 72

Dennis Peron, the activist who fired up the movement to legalize medical marijuana in California, died on Saturday in a San Francisco hospital. He was 72. Is marijuana a medical miracle? The truth is, we still don't know Also a prominent figure in San Francisco’s gay community, Peron was credited as a pioneer in recognizing the health benefits of pot at the height of the Aids crisis in the 1980s. “A man that changed the… (c) Cannabis Read entire story

Pot Matters: Hemp on the Hill

Look no further for proof of the success of the hemp industry than your local grocery store. This picture is from the aisles of Giant Food, a major grocery chain in the Washington, DC area, showing raw shelled hemp seeds in the organic foods section of the store. Vote Hemp is the leading advocacy group working on restoring hemp to American agriculture. Vote Hemp was responsible for the congressional passage and enactment of Section 7606 of the Read entire story

Hollywood Sign Could Get More Security After ‘Hollyweed’ Stunt

The nonprofit group that takes care of the iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles says it’s considering tougher security measures after a man allegedly altered the sign over the holiday weekend so that it temporarily read “Hollyweed.” Chris Baumgart, chairman of the Hollywood Sign Trust, told KTLA News that “we will determine this week where the link was that was weak, then we will upgrade there.” Cops say a man Read entire story

Radical Rant: Is It Still Civil Disobedience If It Makes A Profit?

This weekend, Canada’s best-known marijuana activists Marc and Jodie Emery were arrested by police in Montreal for their role in opening six new outlets for their Cannabis Culture marijuana dispensary franchise. Recently, a federal task force in Canada recommended that sales of marijuana be made legal to all adults 18 and older. They noted that while health officials cite 25 as the age at which brain development is complete, and therefore the Read entire story

Who is Canada’s Self-Styled ‘Prince of Pot’ – And What Does He Want?

Marc Emery and his stores, Cannabis Culture, came out of nowhere last week with the announcement that they were breaking federal marijuana laws at eight secret locations in the city. A few days later, the stores were raided, closed and Emery was thrown in jail. He was charged with drug trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking and conspiracy. He has been released on bail and is due back in court Feb. 15. Here's a… (c) Read entire story

Backers and Foes of Legalization Battle for Endorsements

Which newspapers back California’s recreational pot legalization effort? Who cares? Both sides, pro and con, are battling for the endorsements of the Golden State’s still-influential dead-tree media. The No on Prop. 64 people just boasted that the Sacramento Bee, the Fresno Bee, the Porterville Recorder, and the St. Helena Star have all endorsed a no vote on the legalization initiative. The Sacramento Bee urges its readers to Read entire story

Victory for Legalization in California is Looking Good

Past polls by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), USC and other organizations have found general support for marijuana legalization among a good majority (about 60 percent) of likely California voters. For the first time in one of its polls, however, PPIC asked likely voters if they were down with Prop. 64 in particular. The Adult Use of Marijuana act will make it legal for the 21-plus crowd. Again, 60 percent of Californians are Read entire story

Pot Haters Say California Legalization is in Trouble

If you think there’s a lot of debate about what poll numbers say about California marijuana legalization, get used to it. We’re nearing the home stretch to election day, and foes are starting to battle seriously over Prop. 64, the Golden State initiative that would legalize pot for those 21-and-up. The latest attack comes from SAM Action, part of the anti-cannabis group Smart Approaches to Marijuana. They say that a new poll from Read entire story

Fact Check: Has Pot Ever Caused Death?

You’ve heard it before, and we’ve published it as fact: Marijuana does not lead to death in humans. But is it true? After Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson repeated it, PolitiFact and its notoriously accurate fact checkers got to work. “I just think that so much research and development needs to take place that hasn’t taken place,” he said during a CNN town hall earlier this month. “And that Read entire story

Calling All Californians: Bernie’s Last Stand

The 2016 U.S. Democratic presidential primary race will go down as one of the most unpredictable, farcical and important races in modern memory, and Californians will have a crucial role in writing the ending to one of the more absurd chapters in American history. Get Involved In The Election Process and Vote! If you want to be part of that history, and you are not registered as a Democrat (or “no party preference,” and request a Democratic Read entire story

4/20 Vancouver Deserves Respect From Civic Leaders

CANNABIS CULTURE – This year's 4/20 Vancouver celebration was the best ever, and confirms the cannabis celebration as one of the city's premier cultural events. MASSIVE ATTENDANCE An estimated 130,000 people attended 4/20 this year, with a peak crowd of over 100,000 at 4:20pm. Photos and aerial footage clearly show the entire Sunset Beach Park area completely filled with people at 4:20. At that crowd density we can calculate a crowd of about Read entire story

Jodie Emery Calls For an End to Cannabis Arrests in Canada

Jodie Emery, widely known cannabis activist, appeared on CBC’s Power and Politics calling for an end to cannabis related arrests in Canada. When asked what her message to Canada’s prime minister would be, Jodi responded by saying “Please stop arresting peaceful Canadians for pot possession. That’s our first request.” In addition to her appearance on Power and Politics, Jodie was also in Ottawa on Wednesday for the Liberal Senate Forum Read entire story

Bill Maher Lights One Up During Impassioned ‘New Rules’ Advocating National Pot Legalization

The Real Time host 'goes there' in a segment calling for lax drug laws. Real Time host Bill Maher took his support for the legalization of marijuana around the US to new highs on Friday, lighting up a joint to make his point. “It’s not a tenable situation” he said of the drug’s limited legality. “When I leave Colorado, Oregon, Washington or Alaska, my back pain doesn’t go away. Or whatever it is I have.… (c) Cannabis Culture - Read entire Read entire story

Medical Marijuana is Back on the Ballot in Florida

A measure to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes that almost passed in 2014 in Florida is back on the ballot for voters to take another look at this year. The pro-pot group that arranged the petition drive, United for Care, successfully collected more signatures from certified voters than what they needed to land their measure on the ballot this November. And the fact that this year’s endeavor will be up for vote during a presidential Read entire story

Activist Seeking Moratorium on Marijuana Arrests While Feds Figure Out Legalization

While visiting Toronto today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was for a rough timeline on when pot will be legalized in Canada. "We're working on this in a responsible way and we're going to get it done as quickly as is responsible," was his answer. Pot activist Jodie Emery says it's a concern and disappointing. She says Trudeau seems to be dragging his heels on this and in the meantime prohibition is costing taxpayers millions of dollars a Read entire story