Category Archives: News & Current Events

Sea-Tac on List of MMJ-Friendly Airports

The Seattle Weekly has reported that TSA agents at the Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) airport seem to be better-informed about the rights of medical marijuana users in Washington than many other members of the Federal government. This was proven when one of … Continue reading

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Wednesday Film Festival: This Week in Weed

If you aren’t already watching NORML’s weekly videocast, This Week in Weed, you should be, because it’s a great round-up of breaking medical marijuana news. Here’s the most recent episode:

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Deputy AG Silent on MMJ Dispensary Crackdown

Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole, the author of a June, 2011 memo which says that state MMJ laws do not protect medical marijuana growers is in Denver this week, announcing the results of a local crackdown on armed gang … Continue reading

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MMJ Radio Spots Newest Federal Targets

Social Justice website Think Progress reported late last week on a new attack from the federal government. Specifically, the United States attorney based in San Diego announced a plan to target newspaper and radio advertisements from MMJ dispensaries. Already this … Continue reading

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Do Closed MMJ Dispensaries Increase Crime?

There’s a report on the AP wires this week that the Santa Monica-based Rand Corp, a nonprofit “think tank” has removed from their website a study which asserted that crime increased in the areas around medical marijuana dispensaries in Los … Continue reading

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Friday Film Festival: ATF vs. MMJ

Earlier this week, I blogged about the department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms banning Medical Marijuana users from owning guns. I recognize the irony in sharing a video from Fox News, but the debate presented here is a good one. … Continue reading

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Firearms Forbidden for MMJ Users

This probably won’t come as a shock to anyone, but on September 21st, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive issued a reminder letter to law enforcement across the country stating that even if you live in a … Continue reading

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Friday Film Festival: Dr. Andrew Weil

Lately, it seems that the U.S. government has been doing more and more harm to medical marijuana research. What does the future look like for MMJ? Can we honor the plant’s history and move forward productively? Here are Dr. Andrew … Continue reading

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MMJ Q&A in Michigan Tonight!

In order to help dispel the confusion surrounding the legality of medical marijuana in Michigan, Edith Burney, a youth librarian at the Chelsea District Library has organized a discussion panel on the subject. The panel, called “Medical Marijuana: The Good, … Continue reading

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Friday Film Festival: High Times MMJ Magazine

High Times has been a leader in MJ literature for decades now, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that they also print a magazine devoted entirely to medical marijuana. The fall issue has been on sale for a few … Continue reading

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