Scheduled Delusion: How Jeff Sessions Treats Cannabis the Same As Heroin

CANNABIS CULTURE- Marijuana’s inclusion as a Schedule I drug makes little sense, but it impacts people’s lives every day. Drug schedules affect the legality of a drug, so when someone is arrested for marijuana use or possession, they may face the same consequences as someone with a heroin possession charge. This just doesn't seem right. Cannabis is legal on the state-level in nearly half of the country. Yet, federally it remains amongst the most Read entire story

TOMORROW: Toronto City Hall Smoke-Out to Protest Project Claudia Raids

CANNABIS CULTURE- Join Cannabis Culture's exiled Princess of Pot Jodie Emery at Toronto City Hall tomorrow at 11 am to mark the one-year anniversary of the shameful, violent and expensive Project Claudia police raids against marijuana dispensaries. From Jodie's Instagram: Join me TOMORROW, Friday May 26th 11:00am at Toronto City Hall - I will be marking the one-year anniversary of the brutal Project Claudia mass dispensary raids by holding a Read entire story

Marijuana News Roundup For February 3

Too high to read all of the marijuana news out there? Well, we have done you the favor of finding the most interesting articles. Here is the marijuana news roundup for Friday, February 3. A headline you never expected to see in the New York Times In “headlines you never expected to see in the New York Times” we have “Dogs on Marijuana: Not Cool.” The article explains that many dogs are starting to buy and smoke weed. Not Read entire story

Police raid six pot shops, arrest nine store employees

(OttawaCitizen) Ottawa police raided six marijuana dispensaries Friday morning, closing a big chunk of the city’s pot shops in one fell swoop.It’s the first police action against the dispensaries that have been popping up in Ottawa, and is bound to ratchet up the heated debate over what to do about the illegal shops.Teams of police officers, some in black balaclavas, descended on six dispensaries shortly after 10 a.m. and emerged with plastic Read entire story

Richard Branson Encourages Marijuana Entrepreneurs

Richard Branson has some words of advice for people who are thinking about getting into the marijuana industry: “Screw it, just do it.” Branson spoke at the cannabis industry’s New West Summit in San Francisco over the weekend, and that’s how he replied when asked what advice he would give to marijuana entrepreneurs. Branson said those words have been his personal motto during his storied career. As Business Insider points Read entire story

Safe to Smoke Weed? Marijuana Arrests Are Down

Marijuana arrests in 2015 were at the lowest they’ve been since 1996, according to new FBI statistics. Credit: Washington Post/FBI Those statistics are simply for marijuana possession, but they appear to show a promising trend. With four states having legalized weed and more likely on the way, going to jail or at least getting a criminal record for simply having a couple joints in your pocket may soon become a thing of the past. Arrests in Read entire story

Indiana Veteran Fights for Medical Marijuana

Jeff Staker is a 51-year-old veteran in Indiana, and he wants the state to legalize medical marijuana. “I haven’t smoked marijuana in over 35 years. I’m a federal employee, a federal firefighter, to be specific,” Staker told me. That said, he sees the opioid epidemic ravaging his state, especially the veteran population, and he believes marijuana could save countless lives. Staker has taken pain medication for ten years Read entire story

Don’t Smoke Weed and Drive, Warns Colorado Billboard

Don’t smoke weed and drive is the message from a new billboard put up by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The Denver billboard features a car mangled to look like a giant lit joint, and it says, “Hits Lead to Hits, Don’t Drive High.” Photo via CDOT The CDOT recently conducted a survey and found 55 percent of marijuana users in Colorado reported driving high in the past 30 days. In a press release, the department Read entire story

Initiative to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Maine Will Appear as ‘Question 1’ on November Ballot

On Monday, Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap announced that the initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol will appear as Question 1 on the November ballot. Question 1 will read: “Do you want to allow the possession and use of marijuana under state law by persons who are at least 21 years of age, and allow the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products subject to state regulation, taxation Read entire story

Maine: Initiative to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol is Question #1 on November’s Ballot

On Monday, Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap announced that the ballot initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol will appear as Question 1 on the ballot. Question 1 reads: “Do you want to allow the possession and use of marijuana under state law by persons who are at least 21 years of age, and allow the cultivation, manufacture, distribution, testing, and sale of marijuana and marijuana products subject to state regulation, taxation and Read entire story

Coma – Waking Up to Find Legal Cannabis (Video)

By JAMES HSU - Third Monk A man wakes up from a five-year coma surrounded by his wife and doctor. As he deals with the blight of his new reality, including the surprise of an amputated leg and five years of his life down the tube, his doctor offers to write him a prescription for Vicodin, morphine or … marijuana. The man in the hospital bed looks at the doctor with disbelief when he says, “Marijuana is legal now.” “Coma” was created by IFC’s Read entire story

Switzerland and Copenhagen – beyond cannabis tolerance (part two)

Switzerland and Denmark are considering measures which could lead to the return of decriminalised cannabis in 2012. In both cases, the main reason for the proposed change is to reduce the harm caused by pushing cannabis onto the black market. The simple, inarguable fact is that cannabis will continue to be consumed for its medicinal and recreational properties, so allowing otherwise law-abiding people to grow or purchase it legally is the best Read entire story

Over medicated America – a few figures to understand why cannabis is still illegal

Here’s a chart that puts into simple words and figures a system that shows no benefits: Created by: Medical Billing and Coding Online What this work prove is that profit is more important to the people in charge of the health system than the health of the people that generate their profits. Just over a week ago the FDA pushed to approve a skin cancer treatment when side effects are varied and numerous, while Cannabis Science is publishing Read entire story

The Beatles call for the legalisation of marijuana

9.00am, Monday 24 July 1967 (45 years ago) A full-page advertisement appeared in The Times newspaper on this day, signed by 64 of the most prominent members of British society, which called for the legalisation of marijuana. Among the signatories were The Beatles and Brian Epstein. The advertisement was instigated as a response to the nine-month prison sentence for possession received on 1 June 1967 by John Hopkins, founder of International Read entire story