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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 […]

“I think I had an undercover Cop in my driveway yesterday”…

August 30, 2017

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If you didn’t already know him, meet Daren McCormick.  He lives in Nova Scotia Canada and is one of “Canada’s new oilmen”. He heals the sick, illegally. He is prosecuted, illegally. He has and is being detained in an Amherst facility, most likely illegally, as no signed search warrant was produced before his arrest. The […]

CORRECTION! Shannon Dugas of “The Couch” Radio Show interviews Tim Simpson, member of Phoenix Tears

June 15, 2017

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THE CORRECT TITLE SHOULD BE: SHANNON DUGAS OF “THE COUCH” RADIO SHOW INTERVIEWS TIM ALLEN,  MEMBER OF PHOENIX TEARS! THE TITLE NAME WAS INCORRECTLY REPORTED AS “TIM SIMPSON”, AND I APOLOGIZE FOR THE ERROR! THE STORY REMAINS THE SAME! THE LINKS ARE CORRECT. Shannon Dugas of “The Couch” Radio Show interviews Tim Allen, member of […]

(KY) GOV. MATT BEVIN AND AG ANDY BESHEAR GET SUED OVER MEDICAL MARIJUANA!

June 14, 2017

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BECAUSE THIS STORY IS SO IMPORTANT IN KENTUCKY I HAVE INCLUDED TWO SOURCES OF INFORMATION. PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO THE VIDEO BELOW TO HEAR THE PRESS CONFERENCE WHICH WAS AIRED ON WLKY. THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED TODAY, JUNE 14TH, 2017, IN JEFFERSON COUNTY KENTUCKY AGAINST GOV. MATT BEVIN AND AG ANDY BESHEAR BY DANNY […]

Shannon Dugas of “The Couch” Radio Show interviews Tim Simpson, member of Phoenix Tears

June 14, 2017

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Above is a link to the full official version of the Documentary “RUN FROM THE CURE”, released January 28, 2008. On June 11th, Shannon Dugas, Host of “The Couch” Radio Show, interviewed Tim Simpson, long time neighbor, advocate and friend of Rick Simpson. It is a very interesting and informative show and I urge everyone […]

ASSET FORFEITURE IS ALIVE AND WELL…

June 13, 2017

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By Brad Devereaux | bdeverea@mlive.com Follow on Twitter on June 12, 2017 at 8:43 AM THREE RIVERS, MI — Police arrested a 22-year-old Elkhart man after a traffic stop for defective equipment and a K9 search that revealed about nine ounces of marijuana, police say. On Saturday evening, June 10, a police officer pulled over […]

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 […]

Marijuana may be legal in California, but it could get you deported

April 15, 2017

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Immigrant rights activists and attorneys are reminding immigrants of potential consequences of using marijuana at a time when President Donald Trump is ramping up deportation efforts. By Alejandra Molina | amolina@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise PUBLISHED: April 14, 2017 at 7:07 pm | UPDATED: April 14, 2017 at 10:31 pm It’s legal in California, but marijuana […]

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 […]

Toronto dispensaries once owned by the Prince of Pot will all shut down this weekend

April 12, 2017

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  After police raids, former owner Jodie Emery says government is clearing way for legal producers CBC News Posted: Apr 07, 2017 11:20 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 08, 2017 10:20 AM ET The last of the former Cannabis Culture dispensaries in Toronto, once synonymous with Marc and Jodie Emery, will close this weekend after […]

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 […]

The Existential War: Obama’s Collectivism Vs Trumps Individualism

March 5, 2017

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    Bruce Cain·Sunday, March 5, 2017 Oh what a nice day to follow Alice down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. The scope of this essay is so broad that I do fear I will be completely lost by the time I type the final period and post the essay. But whether I succeed or […]

Democrats Call For Attorney General Sessions To Resign

March 2, 2017

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March 2, 20175:08 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition Democratic leaders want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after news reports that he met with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. twice last year. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is defending his meetings with a Russian diplomat The Washington Post reports Sessions met twice […]

‘America Is Full Of Hypocrites’: Marijuana Lifer John Knock Speaks Out

February 21, 2017

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By Tess Allen  |  Feb 20, 2017 Days after John Knock learned that his application for clemency had been denied – meaning he would have to continue serving out two life sentences plus 20 years for a non-violent cannabis offense – he found himself transfixed by a story on NPR. “There was [someone on the […]

Smoke & ministers: Israel moves to allow medical marijuana exports

February 5, 2017

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Published time: 5 Feb, 2017 An Israeli government committee has given the first go-ahead for the country to export medical marijuana. The green light came from a ministerial committee on Sunday, but the legislation could take months to get through parliament. The measure could generate an estimated 1 billion shekels ($267 million) per year for […]

Cannabis convict Eddy Lepp free from prison

December 9, 2016

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Lepp, age 64, hailed as a “marijuana martyr” by supporters   By Lisa M. Krieger | lkrieger@bayareanewsgroup.com PUBLISHED: December 7, 2016 at 9:59 am | UPDATED: December 8, 2016 at 9:16 am     SAN FRANCISCO — Free after eight years of federal imprisonment, one of the nation’s most celebrated cannabis convicts came home to […]

Legal Marijuana Poses a Problem for Gun Buyers

November 15, 2016

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Firearm purchases by drug users are prohibited by federal law; Alaska Republican is taken aback By Gary Fields and Kristina Peterson Updated Nov. 14, 2016 6:04 p.m. ET 37 COMMENTS Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s husband and sons ordered her a new Benelli 12-gauge shotgun as a gift, but when the Alaska Republican—and enthusiastic duck hunter—went to […]

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’" […]

U.S. Attorney General Admits Marijuana Is Not a Gateway Drug

September 21, 2016

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Top federal official crushes this popular anti-legalization argument. One of the most popular arguments against the legalization of marijuana is that pot is a “gateway” drug with the potential to turn the great American populous into a nation of dope fiends. But today the country’s leading law enforcement official denounced this common misconception by admitting […]

Ellen Brown Asks if Monsanto Will Win The War On Weed

July 12, 2016

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Corbett • 07/11/2016 • 4 Comments   Voter initiatives like California’s “Adult Use of Marijuana Act” have many celebrating the legalization of the long-demonised plant. But as Ellen Brown writes in her new article, “The ‘War on Weed’ Is Winding Down – But Will Monsanto/Bayer Be the Winner?” the push toward legalization is being steered […]

Democrats call for ‘pathway’ to marijuana legalization

July 10, 2016

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      By David Weigel July 9 at 6:27 PM ORLANDO — The Democratic Party endorsed a "reasoned pathway to future legalization" of marijuana and called for the drug to be downgraded in the Controlled Substances Act, in a tense and unexpected victory for supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Going into the platform committee […]

As Marijuana Goes Mainstream, California Pioneers Rot in Federal Prison

April 14, 2016

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Luke Scarmazzo and Ricardo Montes opened a dispensary in Modesto. Now they’re doing 20 years in federal prison. Their families want them home. By Angela Bacca / AlterNet April 13, 2016 Behind the headlines about President Obama’s historic visit to federal prisons and highly publicized releases of non-violent drug offenders, the numbers tell a different […]

A Maricopa County nonprofit that makes much of its money off low-level marijuana offenders would take a big financial hit if Arizona voters legalize marijuana in November

January 26, 2016

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The Treatment Assessment Screening Center, better known as TASC, contracts with the county to provide six months of mandatory drug-treatment services for first- or second-time offenders who get busted for possession of illegal drugs. TASC participants, with exceptions for low-income offenders, pay their own way for the program If Arizonans vote "yes" on the Colorado-style […]

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 […]

Kevin Sabet Is The Marijuana Movement’s Biggest Threat, But Can He Really Stop ‘Big Pot’?

December 9, 2015

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By Joel Warner @joelmwarner j.warner@ibtimes.com on December 09 2015 8:02 AM EST BETHESDA, Maryland — Kevin Sabet, the man Salon called the quarterback of the new anti-drug movement, the guy Rolling Stone labeled the No. 1 enemy of marijuana legalization, the 36-year-old political wunderkind whom High Times has declared the devil himself, takes the stage […]

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 […]

Ian Bell: Let’s end the war on drugs by making them legal

November 11, 2015

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IT could be a pub quiz question. What do Armenia and Argentina have in common? The Czech Republic and Chile? Paraguay and Poland? The answer isn’t football. Each has decided, in some fashion, that if you just say no to drugs, you say nothing useful at all. Depending on the definitions used, there are between […]

“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. […]

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 […]

Marijuana addiction drug research gets $3 million grant as Obama encourages legalization

June 26, 2015

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By Kelly Riddell – The Washington Times – Thursday, June 25, 2015     The National Institutes of Health is dedicating $3 million to fast-track the development of drugs to treat marijuana addiction — an estimated 4.2 million Americans are hooked on cannabis — even as the president encourages its legalization and more states look […]

This Mom Faces Prison For Medical Marijuana. Now Her Attorney Has Declared War On The Drug War Itself.

June 23, 2015

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Matt Ferner Become a fan Matt.Ferner@huffingtonpost.com A 38-year-old Kansas woman who lost custody of her 11-year-old son and faces charges that could send her to prison for 30 years over her use of medical marijuana was released on bail last week. Shona Banda, who has a severely debilitating case of Crohn’s disease, now prepares for […]

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 […]

Senator Whose Family Was Caught With Smuggled Cocaine On Cargo Ship Says ‘No’ To Legalized Marijuana

June 5, 2015

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A cargo ship which has been linked to anti-drug Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell was stopped and searched before departing from Colombia recently, with approximately 90 pounds of cocaine found on board by the Coast Guard. But now, Senator McConnell is doubling down on his reputation as an “Anti-Drug Senator” by railing against legalized marijuana. The […]

Afghanistan: Democracy with the flavor of narcotics

May 26, 2015

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Submitted by TwoCircles.net on 24 May 2015 – 9:32pm By Dr Mohammad Nazrul Bari and Milad Alimoradian, Afghanistan has been the core of exhaustive research and analysis. This great landlocked country with an excellent ancient history has seen lots of difficult and different situations, especially in the last century; it suffered massively from several external […]