Monthly Archives: February 2017

Advocates Push for a 2017 Texas Medical Marijuana Bill in Austin

Advocates push for a 2017 Texas medical marijuana bill during a Constituent Advocacy Day that brought a few hundred cannabis supporters to the state capitol, in Austin. The effort to galvanize support for cannabis in the southern state was organized

Former NBA Player Stephen Jackson Used Marijuana While Playing

Former NBA player Stephen Jackson used marijuana before hitting the court throughout his career, and at least one of his coaches was well aware. The admission came during an appearance on the I Am Rapaport podcast. “We’re in Utah and

Microdosing Weed: From Medical-Use Only to a Lifestyle Supplement

Cannabis is going from medical-use only to a lifestyle supplement as more states go recreational. In both pioneering states like Colorado, and new adult-use states like California, there’s a new trend emerging: Microdosing Weed. Products like Root of it All‘s

Israeli Marijuana Activists Took to the Street to Demand Legalization

Earlier this month,thousands of Israeli marijuana activists took to the street to demand legalization chanting,“the people demand legal cannabis.” The support for legalization is mirrored within parts of the Israeli government. The homeland to the ‘Father’ of cannabis science, Dr.

Dispensary Touring: Another Benefit to Retirement in Portland

Last year, 2016, after attending the 420 smoke out on Mt. Tabor, I walked off the mountain and wandered over to a 420 event at Service Studio PDX on Glisan to which I had purchased the VIP ticket. The event

California Cannabis Business Expo brings Endless Opportunities for Canna-preneurs

The 3rd Annual Spring California Cannabis Business Expo (CCBE), produced by MJIC Media and sponsored by the Marijuana Investor Summit, will be held March 5-7 in San Diego. This event has been recognized as a leading forum in one of

A Massachusetts Senator Ignored a Question on Whether Marijuana Could Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic

A Massachusetts Senator ignored a question on whether marijuana could help fight the opioid epidemic. The new head of Health and Human Services (HHS), Tom Price, just ignored Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (MA) letter addressing the future of medical marijuana prior

Could Jeff Sessions Marijuana Policies Bring the Sea Change that Legalization Needs?

Could Jeff Sessions Marijuana Policies Bring the Sea Change that Legalization Needs? Under the Obama administration, the marijuana industry has grown to a billion dollar industry in states like Colorado due to the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment. The amendment kept federal authorities

Minnesota Marijuana Bills Introduced to Legalize the Plant for Adults 21 and Up

Two Minnesota Marijuana bills introduced to legalize for adults 21 and over may give voters a chance to bring recreational marijuana to their state. Last week, two lawmakers brought their ideas to the table on how to get the ball

Trump on Marijuana: If Anyone Can Convince GOP on Legalization, It’s the President

Trump on Marijuana: If Anyone Can Convince GOP on Legalization, it’s the President. In an opinion piece published by the Los Angeles Times, the self-described writer and capitalist Mark Stefanos lays out the reasons why legalization would behoove President Donald

New Zealand Patients Now Have Easier Access to Medical Marijuana

Access to medical marijuana is now easier for New Zealand patients as a top minister deferred the duty of who can get the plant to the Ministry of Health. The change in the approval process means the Associate Health Minister

Attend 2017 CannaCon Business Convention in Seattle

Attend 2017 CannaCon Business Convention in Seattle! As this everchanging cannabis industry grows from a reported 57 billion dollars in 2016, With conventions in Denver, Alaska, California, Jamaica, and Boston in 2017 CannaCon is continuing to grow across America and

420 Evaluations in Santa Cruz , Get Approved Online!

420 Evaluations in Santa Cruz can now be completed online to get a medical marijuana card for just $39. Start now! If you’re reading this article, you’re probably either wondering what a 420 evaluation is or what’s the best way

Anti-Marijuana Candidate Jeff Sessions Confirmed for Attorney General

After much deliberation, the U.S. Senate confirmed anti-marijuana candidate Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Wednesday with a vote of 52-47. “I can’t express how appreciative I am for those of you who stood by me during this difficult time”,

Respect States Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 Introduced by Republican Congressman

Cannabis advocate, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), introduced the Respect States Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 this week. The bill is aimed at protecting individuals in the cannabis industry against threats of federal prosecution. The bill, HR975 was introduced by

Massachusetts Senator Jason Lewis Attempts to Undermine Will of Voters

Massachusetts Senator Jason Lewis (D-MA) attempts to undermine legalization and the will of voters by introducing fourteen new bills. The proposed laws would target the sale, cultivation and possession of cannabis. The recreational cannabis law took effect December 15, yet

Understanding the Role of Silicon (Si) in Plant Growth and Health

Understanding the role of Silicon (Si) in plant growth and how it affects plant health has recently been a subject of substantial research. Experienced growers have always wondered why plants do better in soil as compared to soilless mediums. The

US Veterans Enroll in First Trial of Marijuana for Chronic PTSD

I received a press release from one of my favorite organizations, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). I was excited to learn that U.S. Veterans have a chance to enroll in the first trial of marijuana for chronic PTSD (post