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RE: Spencer Boston,

February 13, 2020

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Tennessee man arrested for smoking a joint during court appearance on possession charge Free Spencer Boston – GOFUNDME Account

Justin Bieber’s New Documentary Touches On His Struggles With Lyme Disease

January 26, 2020

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Fans can expect to get a glimpse into the popstar’s life, including his long-time struggle with Lyme Disease. BY AJA DANDRIDGE JAN 25, 2020 After tying the knot with Hailey Baldwin and taking off for his next world tour, the Biebs is officially making a comeback. After 4 long years, the singer has finally released […]

House Judiciary Passes MORE Act to Decriminalize Marijuana at Federal Level

November 20, 2019

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Nov 20, 2019 Washington, D.C. –Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, by a vote of 24-10. The MORE Act is one of the most comprehensive marijuana reforms bills ever introduced in the U.S. Congress. The MORE Act aims to correct the historical injustices of failed […]

dpa: “ In an unprecedented move, the House Judiciary Committee will vote on the MORE Act this Wednesday.”

November 20, 2019

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Above:  Link to Press Conference IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUEST!!! From Drug Policy Alliance, I want to make sure you didn’t miss the huge news in my email below. Tomorrow will go down in history as the closest we’ve come to ending federal marijuana prohibition and repairing the harms it’s causing to our communities. The House Judiciary […]

"…There is NO SUCH THING as a "Good" Pot Law, and that INCLUDES so called "Legalization"…."

November 19, 2019

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11/19/2019 6 States Trying to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in 2020 The opinion given here, is a response in comment to the article linked above, and the explanation thereof, are directed to inform everyone of just what “legalization” does…It lies to you!  Total REPEAL of these unlawful Statutes much be ensued to regain our Freedom upon […]

Canadians Who Smoke Legal Weed Could Be Banned From U.S. For Life

June 30, 2018

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By Jason Lemon On 6/26/18 Marijuana will be legal for recreational use in Canada on October 17, but despite legalization, Canadians who admit using cannabis could be banned permanently from entering the U.S. “It’s basically black and white—if you admit to a U.S. border officer at a U.S. port of entry that you’ve smoked marijuana […]

Russia Says Canada Weed Legalization Is a ‘Breach’ of International Legal Obligations

June 30, 2018

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By Jason Lemon On 6/25/18 Russia has come out strongly against Canada’s decision to legalize recreational marijuana, calling the move a “breach” of its “international legal obligations.” The Russian Foreign Ministry said that a number of international conventions, to which Canada is a signatory, require privy nations to restrict the use of cannabis and other […]

International Drug Scheduling; … Cannabis Plant and Resin; Extracts and Tinctures of Cannabis; Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol; …Cannabidiol; Request for Comments…

April 10, 2018

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International Drug Scheduling; Convention on Psychotropic Substances; Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs; Cannabis Plant and Resin; Extracts and Tinctures of Cannabis; Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol; Stereoisomers of Tetrahydrocannabinol; Cannabidiol; Request for Comments A Notice by the Food and Drug Administration on 04/09/2018 This document has a comment period that ends in 13 days. (04/23/2018) The Food and Drug […]

March 7, 2018 Today In Frankfort; Praying for HB 166 !

March 8, 2018

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As I sat here patiently waiting for the Kentucky Legislature to take a vote on HB 166, I was thinking of a way to say, “Thank-You” to ALL of the people who took a stand this year in Kentucky! Jaime Montalvo   Justin Lewandoski   Eric Michelle Crawford   Pat Dunegan   Jennifer Dunegan   Dan Seum   Sally Oh   Dan […]

Sessions to rescind Obama-era rules on non-interference with states where pot is legal

January 4, 2018

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By Laura Jarrett, CNN Updated 10:07 AM ET, Thu January 4, 2018 (CNN)  In a seismic shift, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce Thursday that he is rescinding a trio of memos from the Obama administration that adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws, according to a source with knowledge of the decision. […]

40 YEARS FOR MARIJUANA IS NOT JUSTICE

December 7, 2017

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GRANT CLEMENCY TO OUR SON EDWIN RUBIS – 40 YEARS FOR MARIJUANA IS NOT JUSTICE Jeremy Malone Huntsville, AL Our son, Edwin Rubis, is serving a federal sentence of 40 years for a non-violent marijuana offense. [www.marijuanaliferproject.org/federal-prisoner-edwin-rubis-is-serving-life-for-marijuana/ At age 29, our son, while battling drug addiction, associated himself with drug couriers, and was charged with […]

Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

October 17, 2017

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The team behind the study hopes that their findings can eventually be used to treat people with cannabis use disorder, defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 as a “problematic pattern of cannabis use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress.” By Yasmin Tayagon October 16, 2017 Filed Under Alcohol, Drugs, Neuroscience […]

Marijuana-Related Charges Will Still Be Used to Build Deportation Cases, the Homeland Security Chief Says

April 19, 2017

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  Kevin Lui Apr 18, 2017 U.S. immigration authorities will continue to enforce federal laws against marijuana and use them as a basis to deport undocumented immigrants, says John Kelly, U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security, on Tuesday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) "will continue to use marijuana possession, distribution and convictions as essential elements as […]

TRUMP’S DHS CHIEF JUST FLIPPED! WHAT HE SAID ABOUT THE WAR ON DRUGS IS GAME-CHANGING!

April 19, 2017

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  The Next News Network Published on Apr 18, 2017 MORE INFO: http://CannaSense.com | Email Jordan jpage@cannasense.com | Sub for more: http://nnn.is/the_new_media | Eliot Nelson for the Huffington Post reports, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said that marijuana “is not a factor in the drug war,” placing him at odds with a number of […]

Ahead of marijuana legalization, activists call on feds to forgive past pot offences

April 15, 2017

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Travis Lupick on April 12th, 2017 at 11:23 AM The federal Liberal government is expected to table legislation to legalize recreational marijuana on Thursday (April 13), exactly one week ahead of the world’s annual 4/20 celebration of all things cannabis. RELATED STORIES Justin Trudeau: Liberal government would look at overturning convictions for marijuana crimes Decriminalization […]

Canada takes action to legalize and strictly regulate cannabis

April 14, 2017

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News Release From Health Canada Proposed legislation would provide regulated and restricted access to cannabis and crack down on impaired driving April 13, 2017              Ottawa, ON                                                                  Government of Canada The current approach to cannabis does not work. It has allowed criminals and organized crime to profit, while failing to keep cannabis out of the […]

Teen denied double-lung transplant after smoking marijuana

April 12, 2017

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  Salt Lake City, UT (KSL/CNN) — Up until Thanksgiving, Riley Hancey led a pretty normal life; the 19-year-old was an avid skier, river runner and biker. But then a severe form of pneumonia left him with failing lungs and nowhere to turn for help. Within 10 days of being hospitalized, Riley Hancey’s lungs collapsed […]

Hash Bash 2017: The Great Cannabis Betrayal Continues

March 31, 2017

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Bruce Cain·Friday, March 31, 2017 I would very much appreciate it if you would re-post and republish this article as widely as possible. Whether you live in the US, Canada — or anywhere around the world — your right to “grow and sell” your own Cannabis is under assault. I have been a small voice […]

Marc and Jodie Emery arrested in Toronto amid marijuana dispensary raids across Canada

March 9, 2017

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  By Adam Miller Online Journalist  Global News Marc and Jodie Emery, Canada’s self-proclaimed “Prince and Princess of Pot,” have been arrested in Toronto ahead of coordinated raids at their Cannabis Culture marijuana dispensaries across the country. The couple’s Vancouver-based lawyer, Kirk Tousaw, said the marijuana activists were arrested at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport Wednesday […]

Garrett introduces legislation to remove marijuana from controlled substances list

March 2, 2017

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February 27, 2017 Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today 5th District Congressman Tom Garrett introduced legislation aimed at federally decriminalizing marijuana. The short title for this legislation is cited as the "Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017." If passed, this bill would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list – joining other industries […]

Unless we tell the real truth about why folks shouldn’t support "legalization", we are as negligent as the legalization supporters…

September 25, 2016

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Marijuana Possession Played Key Role in Police Shooting of Keith Scott

September 25, 2016

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By Daniel Politi Possession of marijuana played a significant role in the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Chief Kerry Putney said during a news conference that officers were trying to serve a warrant for someone else when they spotted Scott rolling “what they believed to be a marijuana ‘blunt’" […]

The DEA could resume sending medical marijuana patients and caregivers to prison at the end of this month — unless you act right now.

September 14, 2016

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The DEA could resume sending medical marijuana patients and caregivers to prison at the end of this month — unless you act right now. You probably already know that for the past two years our movement has succeeded in passing Congressional amendments preventing the Justice Department from interfering with state medical cannabis laws. But those […]

CENSORSHIP: THE 1947 MEDICAL CANNABIS STUDY COVERUP

June 27, 2016

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By Erin Elizabeth – June 24, 2016   (Editor’s note: The Antique Cannabis Book is a free resource on the internet and houses “over  600 2,000 Pre-1937 Medical Cannabis Products Documented;—a Great Resource book for the Antique Cannabis Collector”. But don’t think of it just as a picture book, it’s also an amazing resource. It […]

After Fighting for Freedom, 76-yo Vet Sentenced to Die In Prison for Treating His Illness With Pot

April 23, 2016

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    Claire Bernish April 21, 2016 As public frustration helps sound the death knell for the drug war, its arbitrary laws and policies appear even more absurd. In the latest inexcusable enforcement of an antiquated law, 76-year-old disabled veteran Lee Carroll Brooker will live out what should be his golden years behind bars — […]

From Organizing America to Operation Chronic Problem, How Cannabis Prohibition Ruins Lives

February 24, 2016

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      Katree Darriel Saunders is a 30 year old mother, cannabis activist, and an active member of her community. Katree was living in Las Vegas, NV when she was arrested during a DEA sting called Operation Chronic Problem on the charges of: Conspiracy to distribute marijuana and hashish. For 10 grams of hashish […]

George Washington, Champion of Growing Hemp

February 17, 2016

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February 16, 2016 Washington Inseparable from Hemp by Joe Klare The recent occasion of Presidents Day allows us to take some time to look back on Presidents of yore and discuss the things they championed. When you talk about the Father of our Country, George Washington, you really can’t have a discussion of his life […]

U.S.: Congressman Blumenauer Writes Open Letter To President About Marijuana

January 16, 2016

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Tue, 01/12/2016 – 22:24 – steveelliott By Steve Elliott Hemp News Congressman Earl Blumenauer on Tuesday wrote an open letter advocating marijuana legalization to President Obama in advance of the President’s State of the Union speech. "As you begin your last year in office, I hope there is one more step you take to bring […]

Employers tightening drug policies since marijuana legalization

December 18, 2015

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    "There is what I consider to be a significant number of employers that are saying they wouldn’t hire an employee that uses marijuana," said Evren Esen, SHRM’s director of survey programs.   Published: Dec 15, 2015, 11:37 am By Bloomberg News With marijuana legalization spreading state-by-state and the U.S. government backing away from […]

Red Vanwinkle explains why we must regulate cannabis like alcohol in kentucky

December 12, 2015

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  December 12, 2015 Good morning everybody! Will you help me? Above: Patient in Illinois tends to a plant in 2010. Today I will be sharing a story that only a handful of people knows about. Some know just enough, that I have been asked many times over the years to share publicly. I haven’t […]

The DEA has failed to eradicate marijuana. Now Congress wants it to stop trying.

November 27, 2015

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By Christopher Ingraham November 27 at 12:46 PM The Drug Enforcement Administration is not having a great year. The chief of the agency stepped down in April under a cloud of scandal. The acting administrator since then has courted ridicule for saying pot is "probably not" as dangerous as heroin, and more recently he provoked […]

Three Individuals Growing Medical Marijuana In WA State Convicted And Sent To Prison

November 10, 2015

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Darren Smith 2d ago Washington By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor Nearly a year and a half ago we featured a story describing the plight of the “Kettle Falls Five” who were arrested by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency on charges relating to marijuana cultivation and firearms violations.  I am reprinting here portions of my previous […]

“Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to purposes and principles of the United Nations.” HOW THE UNITED NATIONS IS STEALING OUR “UNALIENABLE RIGHTS” TO GROW FOOD AND MEDICINE THROUGH THE U.N. CONVENTION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS AND AGENDA 21.

October 26, 2015

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10/25/2015 Sheree Krider Because of the nature of the Beasts which we are dealing with in regards to the “War on Drugs” in general, but additionally because the Beasts are taking control of plants, food, medications and plant medicines worldwide at will, I feel it is imperative that we confront this issue now. WHILE READING […]

HB161 Florida house of representatives attempt to set the stage for the governance of dui while using marijuana

September 20, 2015

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September 20, 2015 Sheree Krider On Monday, September 14, FLORIDA State Representative David Kerner, a Democrat, Filed HB161 which attempts to set a standard for measuring (via blood test) Marijuana intoxication.  It sets the "limit" of 5 nanograms per milliliter of blood. Anyone with a blood test showing THC level that is above 5 nanograms […]

Lawmakers, sign on now, to repeal the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA).

September 19, 2015

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JackieTreehorn Joined: Sep 2005 TX, USA Posted: 10/20/2008 3:04:42 PM EDT Lawmakers, sign on now, to repeal the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA). Without this authority, the ill-conceived War On Drugs (WOD) stops in its tracks. No one has talked about the War On Drugs for a long time. It has not gone away. […]

$7.5 million of marijuana seized in Southern Indiana

September 10, 2015

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By Hannah Alani After a two-week investigation, police have seized an estimated street value of $7.5 million of marijuana in southern Indiana. “Operation Smoke Out,” a collaborative effort by the Indiana State Police, the Indiana National Guard and local law enforcement, lasted from Aug. 17 through Aug. 28, according to a state police press release. […]

Conflicting Federal Laws beg to differ on Marijuana enforcement

July 9, 2015

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It Is interesting to follow the news on Marijuana/Cannabis/Hemp these days.  It seems that the law enforcement agencies have a really hard time deciphering which laws they can enforce and which ones to "not" enforce. The Federal Government has previously issued  "policy guidelines" to help "guide" the differing agencies through the process of elimination but […]

The Cannabiterians and the cops

July 8, 2015

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THE COPS Charlie Doss stood outside his house on South Rural Street and watched the cops rumble by on their motorcycles. “You’d think they were gettin’ ready for World War Three,” he muttered. The police presence in his neighborhood was making Charlie cranky. “What’s the big fuckin’ deal?” he announced. Roughly two dozen patrol cars […]

THE PROTECTION OF COMMERCE IN THE FORM OF PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX

June 26, 2015

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http://www.cms.gov/medicare-cover…/…/icd-9-code-lookup.aspx…& ICD-9 Code Lookup Find an ICD-9 Code by searching on keyword(s). cms.gov Like Comment Share Sheree Krider ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Code Description 304.30 CANNABIS DEPENDENCE UNSPECIFIED USE 304.31 CANNABIS DEPENDENCE CONTINUOUS USE 304.32 CANNABIS DEPENDENCE EPISODIC USE 304.33 CANNABIS DEPENDENCE IN REMISSION 305.20 NONDEPENDENT CANNABIS ABUSE UNSPECIFIED USE 305.21 NONDEPENDENT CANNABIS ABUSE CONTINUOUS USE […]

Docs don’t like medical marijuana

June 22, 2015

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The Philadelphia Inquirer Published: June 22, 2015       State legislatures across the country are legalizing medical marijuana, but the nation’s physicians aren’t requesting these laws. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Society of Addiction Medicine are both against medical marijuana laws. The American Medical Association doesn’t support them either. Groups representing […]

Big pharma backs both sides in Pennsylvania marijuana debate

June 22, 2015

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Written by Mark Walters, Evening Sun | Jun 22, 2015 1:15 PM   The Medical Cannabis Act, Senate Bill 3, was referred to the Health Committee last month. Introduced in January by Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Lebanon County, the bill cleared the Senate by a 40-7 vote last month. (Harrisburg) — A Pennsylvania representative who has […]

Man Serving 13 Years For Possessing Marijuana Two Joints Is Denied Clemency

June 22, 2015

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Man Serving 13 Years For Possessing Marijuana Two Joints Is Denied Clemency Posted by Johnny Green at 7:30 AM on June 22, 2015 Ending Marijuana Prohibition According to at least one reputable study, alcohol is 114 times more harmful than marijuana. Marijuana is also safer than tobacco and pharmaceuticals, both of which are legal. Knowing […]

Monsanto Develops First Genetically Modified Strain of Marijuana

June 17, 2015

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FYI… The following was copied from a Google news search for "Marijuana" on 6.16.15 at 11:48pm CST.  The link to the story has been "deleted".   Monsanto Develops First Genetically Modified Strain of Marijuana Wisconsin Ag Connection – ‎17 hours ago‎ Monsanto has announced it has patented the first genetically modified strain of marijuana. Global […]

Oglala tribal member says he should be allowed to grow hemp

June 13, 2015

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Dave Kolpack, Associated Press Published 6:13 am, Saturday, June 13, 2015   Photo: CHET BROKAW, AP ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 14 — FILE – This June 26, 2007 file photo shows Alex White Plume sitting near some hemp plants growing at his house near Manderson, S.D. White Plume thought his decade-long wait to produce industrial […]