Monthly Archives: April 2011

Friday Film Festival: Medical Marijuana and Children

In the MMJ world few things are more controversial than whether or not it’s appropriate to give it to children who are suffering from cancer and other chronic conditions. This news story illustrates why age should not be a barrier … Continue reading

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ACLU Challenges Wal-Mart on MMJ Firing

Yesterday, the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) requested that a federal appeals court reinstate its lawsuit claiming that Wal-Mart wrongfully fired an employee in Battle Creek, MI, who was using medical marijuana to treat his brain tumor and cancer. Two … Continue reading

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Tulare County Delays Vote on MMJ Card Fees

The county supervisors in Tulare County, California have tabled a vote on the fee for medical marijuana identification cards until next week, in order to have time to clarify some of the issues in the proposal. At issue is a … Continue reading

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Bitter Irony: Anti-Pot Politician Charged with Possession

While we try to keep this blog away from sensational stories, we’re sharing this one, which we first saw in High Times because it illustrates the hypocrisy that so pervades the marijuana movement – medical or otherwise. Last February, Robert … Continue reading

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Friday Film Festival (on Monday): It’s Just a Plant

Some of you regular readers will remember that I mentioned my eight-year-old nephew, who was a cancer patient. He died last Thursday morning (the 14th). He was at home, and his parents and brother were with him at the final … Continue reading

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Friday Film Festival: Echo Movement at Extravaganja

Earlier this week we posted about the Amherst, MA Extravaganja celebration/event/faire/thing. One of the features of this annual event is live music, so to finish out this week, we’re sharing a video (thanks, YouTube) of the band Echo Movement performing … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Says Odor Isn’t Evidence

Medical marijuana isn’t legal in Massachusetts (yet) but two years ago possession of any pot (to a maxium quantity of one ounce) was decriminalized, and made a civil offense rather than a criminal one That was a great first step, … Continue reading

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It’s 420 Day!

It’s 420 day! Over on our main site we’ve discussed the significance of 420 (or 4:20), but we thought it would be fun to debunk some of the popular myths associated with our “holiday.” 420 refers to the number of … Continue reading

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Veteran Activist Appears at UMass Extravaganja

Last Saturday, on the Amherst common, a very special event took place. It was called Extravaganja, and it was sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition. In fact, this month’s event was the 20th anniversary of the festival, … Continue reading

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CA Proposes Ban on Firing MMJ Users

Even though the proposal to legalize marijuana for all purposes (not merely medicinal) failed in the California polls last November, state Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) has proposed SB 129 – a piece of legislation that would remove employers’ ability … Continue reading

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