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Happy Cannabis Legalization Anniversary To Oregon, Alaska, And D.C.

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 20:24
Three years ago today my life changed in a profound way. I have been a cannabis consuming Oregonian since 1993, and as such, lived in fear of persecution for over two decades from a consumer...

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What Is The Best Way To Decarboxylate (Decarb) Cannabis?

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 17:59
Few things are as satisfying as making your own cannabis edibles. If you are an avid cannabis consumer, then you likely know what I am talking about. Being able to purchase edibles at retail outlets...

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Oregon Marijuana Business Conference Early Bird Prices Go Up At Midnight

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 20:00
The Oregon Marijuana Business Conference (OMBC), Oregon’s oldest and longest running cannabis industry event, is coming to Ashland later this month. If you have attended an OMBC event in the...

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Maine Governor Vetoes Legal Marijuana Sales Implementation Legislation

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 19:26
Republican Gov. Paul LePage today vetoed legislation that sought to regulate the production and sales of cannabis to adults. Members of the House and Senate approved the legislation late...

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California Approves First Commercial Insurer For Marijuana Businesses

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 14:00
Cannabis businesses licensed by the State of California may now purchase commercial insurance coverage from an admitted commercial insurance company. Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved...

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Missouri Medical Marijuana Campaign Gathers 100k Signatures

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 13:25
I received the following good news out of Missouri this morning: I am excited to let you know that our petitioners have now collected more than 100,000 signatures and submitted to the campaign! That...

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Pete Holmes: The Most Important Cannabis Lawyer

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 23:20
I live on the edge of Seattle and love it here. It’s not perfect, but it’s safer than most places I’ve traveled to in America as an American with a permanent tan. A place not just...

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Poll: Military Veterans Overwhelmingly Support Cannabis Reform

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 21:00
American military veterans sacrifice a lot for their country. I have had friends and family serve in the military, and what they have to go through is something that no civilian could ever...

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Friday Press Conference: New Mexico To Consider Adding Opioid Use Disorder To Medical Cannabis Program

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 20:30
On Friday, November 3rd, New Mexicans will come together to urge the NM Department of Health to add opioid use disorder (OUD) as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis in the state. The petition...

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Connecticut Budget Signed, Marijuana Legalization Left Out

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 20:00
I received the following disappointing news out of Connecticut today: On Tuesday, Governor Dannel Malloy signed into law a $41.3 billion, two-year state budget that increases taxes by approximately...

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Cannabis Opponents Take Halloween Cannabis Candy Scare Tactics To New States

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 18:39
Cannabis opponents are some of the most desperate members of the public policy world. While I can’t understand why opponents continue to push reefer madness, I can understand why they are so...

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Ex-Cops And Orange Is The New Black Actor Say NO To The Drug War

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 20:00
Actor Matt Peters from the hit NETFLIX original series Orange is the New Black and a group of former law enforcement officers (LEAP) will speak out about the hypocrisy of America’s...

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Ranking Member Walz Calls For VA Research Into Medical Cannabis

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 19:32
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Tim Walz (D-MN), released the following statement after he and the nine other Democratic members of the committee sent a letter to the...

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Michigan Dispensary Hopefuls Wait A Week Outside in Freezing Temperatures

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 14:29
What would you do for a chance at a million dollars? Some Michigan residents are camping outside in the freezing temperatures for a chance at just that opportunity, in the form of a medical...

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President Trump’s Declaration Of Opioid Public Health Emergency Ignores Reality

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 04:45
Via the Drug Policy Alliance earlier today: Moments ago, President Trump declared a public health emergency on the opioid overdose crisis. In a speech at the White House, Trump characterized the...

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Take A Survey About Employee Engagement In The Cannabis Industry

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 04:13
One of the biggest benefits of a legal, regulated cannabis industry is the jobs that it creates. Estimates put the size of the cannabis workforce as high as 230,000 full and part-time employees. If...

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David Stern’s Cannabis Comments Ring Hollow For Some NBA Players

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 19:42
News broke yesterday that David Stern, National Basketball Association (NBA) commissioner from 1984-2014, came out in support of cannabis reform in the NBA. His comments came during an interview...

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Trump Declares Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency, Falls Short On Substance

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 19:18
Today, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. While this is good news, this declaration does not carry the same weight as the national emergency declaration the...

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4th Annual Croptoberfest

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:20
Croptober is about to end which marks the beginning of fall in the NorthWest. For a lot of people, it means festival season is over but I say wait, there’s more. There one more chance to...

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Will President Trump Escalate The War on Drugs?

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 03:15
On Thursday, President Trump is expected to declare a national emergency on the opioid overdose crisis. Trump indicated nearly three months ago in July that he planned to accept...

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