Category Archives: News & Current Events

MMJ Provider Charged With Election Law Violation

A medial marijuana dispensary owner in Lansing, MI, who advertised free products to patients who registered to vote has been charged with breaking Michigan state election law. Specifically, the owner of the Your Healthy Choice clinic, Shekina Pena, has been … Continue reading

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Marijuana Use on the Rise, Meth and Coke Use Down, Survey Says

Reuters reported yesterday on the results of a national survey on drug use which said that the use of methamphetamines is decreasing while more people are using marijuana. According to the survey, 22.6 million Americans over the age of twelve … Continue reading

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Wednesday Film Festival: South Bay Healing Center

Last week an overturned truck offered San Jose denizens a chance to get free weed, but if you want your MMJ a bit more legitimately you actually have several options. One of them is the South Bay Healing Center – … Continue reading

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Kucinich Calls Hempfest Attendees to Action

Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), who may make a bid for an opening representative seat in Washington if his existing seat in Ohio is eliminated because of re-districting, spoke on Saturday at Seattle’s Hempfest. His speech called for – among other … Continue reading

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Biotech Firm Opensources MJ Genome

NPR ran a story this morning about a new biotech company that has recently completed sequencing the DNA of cannabis sativa, but here’s the catch: the company in question is doing this because it wants to breed marijuana plants with … Continue reading

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California Judge Says Cannabis is Not A Crop

“It grows in the ground, requires water and sunshine to blossom, and earns Californians an estimated $17 billion a year. But don’t call marijuana an agricultural crop in Tulare County.” Those words are the opening of a story from the … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Says No to Medical Marijuana as a Special Need

The Department of Community Services in Nova Scotia, Canada, are getting stricter about what qualifies for special needs funding, and the changes to the guidelines say that people on “income assistance” (sort of like welfare) will no longer have their … Continue reading

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DoJ, ACLU Want AZ MMJ Suit Dismissed

Two months ago, Arizona governor Jan Brewer filed a lawsuit asking for an official verdict regarding whether or not the state’s medical marijuana law is legal. On Monday, Federal attorneys asked a judge to throw the suit out, claiming there … Continue reading

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PBS TONIGHT: Frontline – Pot Republic

PopCornBiz, one of the blogs associated with Chicago, IL’s NBC affiliate, scours the TV listings each week and recommends shows that you shouldn’t miss if you can help it. This week, they’re recommending that you check out tonight’s episode of … Continue reading

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NY Governor Reconsidering MMJ

Now that his state has passed a same-sex marriage law, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who said just before his election last November that he thinks the dangers of legalizing marijuana – even for medical use – outweigh its benefits, … Continue reading

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