NCIA & MCBA Announce Partnership and #CannaBizSummit Scholarships for 2017

Posted on: April 9th, 2017 by admin No Comments

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) and the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) are pleased to announce the formalization of a partnership where each organization will support the other’s work. MCBA exists “to create equal access and economic empowerment for cannabis businesses, their patients, and the communities most affected by the war on drugs,” and..

Legalize marijuana and then ‘sin’-tax it – The

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012 by admin No Comments

It’s time to decriminalize marijuana. Let me be clear: I’m not advocating the use of marijuana, just the decriminalization of it

April 28 Talk Back letters – Alameda Times-Star

Posted on: April 28th, 2012 by admin No Comments

America needs to end arcane war on drugs Oaksterdam was a state legal business, permitted and taxpaying. Sixteen states and Washington, D.C., have legalized medical marijuana. Yet federal officials will jail Americans for growing 100 plants or more.

Legalized marijuana – Evening Observer

Posted on: April 26th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Marijuana has been in the news recently – all the way from South America to California and Washington State.

10 provocative quotes about legalization for global pot day –

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 by admin No Comments

Prime Minister Stephen Harper made what some thought was a surprising admission at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, when he told reporters that existing strategies to combat the drug trade are “not working.” But Harper wasn’t willing to embrace legalization, either, saying April 16 in Santiago, Chile that, “all leaders are interested in looking at a variety of approaches but very, very few leaders think that anything should be done other than fighting this particular scourge on our populations.” While the week began with Harper’s commitment to continue battling drugs through enforcement, it ends with two other notable developments in the drug debate. The first is a bid by activists in the Netherlands to stop a government plan to bar foreigners from purchasing pot in the country’s renowned marijiuana coffee shops, and the other is 4/20, a public celebration of pot use that takes place every April 20 and has become a de facto political statement in favour of drug legalization. The history of 4/20 is somewhat hazy, but it is widely thought to be the work of a group of teenagers who in 1971 made a pact to find an abandoned cannabis crop near their homes in San Rafael, Calif., and designating 4:20 p.m.

On 4/20: 5 enemies of marijuana legalization – Death and Taxes

Posted on: April 20th, 2012 by admin No Comments

It’s April 20, and this year we actually have something to celebrate on 4/20 : it looks like we’re on the verge of making some major steps towards legalizing marijuana and lifting the stigma that makes a sizable chunk of us criminals. Colorado looks likely to fully repeal marijuana prohibition in November with the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. A marijuana supply superstore—the so-called Walmart of Weed , just opened a location in Washington, DC.

OPINION: Decriminalizing marijuana was smart. Now, let’s be smarter – (blog)

Posted on: April 20th, 2012 by admin No Comments

By Matt McQuaid Your day begins when youre rudely awakened by the music of Phish blaring from a loudspeaker right outside your window — a ritual that now happens like clockwork.

Medical Marijuana Laws Go Up in Smoke – Courthouse News Service

Posted on: April 19th, 2012 by admin No Comments

     Sixteen years after California voters passed Proposition 215, legalizing medical use of marijuana, it’s clear the plant is not going to disappear.      Now if only the federal government could figure that out

Legalize drugs? It’s a valid discussion for US, Mexico and others – Los Angeles Times

Posted on: April 16th, 2012 by admin No Comments

The Summit of the Americas is more often a photo opportunity than a forum for bold policy initiatives. When issues of substance are discussed, the meeting of the hemisphere’s 34 leaders has generally yielded more clashes than regional pacts. But some saw a chance for a little more action this year when leaders from several Latin American countries came to this weekend’s summit in the Colombian seaside city of Cartagena complaining of drug war fatigue.

Barnidge: Trying to make sense of feds’ Oaksterdam raid – Contra Costa Times

Posted on: April 9th, 2012 by admin No Comments

Medical marijuana has been legal in California for more than 15 years. Regulated dispensaries have been so well-received in Oakland — $1.68 million in tax revenue last year — that the City Council has voted to double the permits it issues. So it’s difficult to understand why federal agents last week raided Oaksterdam University, where students learn how to grow, harvest and sell cannabis in compliance with state law.

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