A Founder Looks at 50: NORML and the Carter Administration

Jimmy Carter was the first US President ever to endorse the decriminalization of marijuana, first during his 1976 campaign and again in 1977 in a statement to Congress — which I helped to draft The post A Founder Looks at 50: NORML and the Carter Administration appeared first on NORML. via http://www.KahliBuds.com

Most Americans Want Full Weed Legalization, But Biden’s Task Force Doesn’t Advise It

Two-thirds of Americans want to put an end to cannabis prohibition, according to Newsweek. Even so, a criminal justice task force co-created by Joe Biden did not include federally legalizing weed among its recommendations to the Democratic presidential candidate. The task force was co-created by Biden’s former campaign rival Bernie Sanders. The Vermont senator does... Continue Reading →

Idaho Medical Marijuana Activists Ask State For Electronic Signature Gathering Option Following Court Ruling

Idaho activists have formally requested that the state allow them to collect signatures electronically for a medical cannabis legalization initiative following a series of federal court rulings on the issue in a case filed by a separate campaign. While the signature submission deadline passed in May, advocates for an education funding campaign filed a suit... Continue Reading →

Top Canadian Police Association Says It’s Time To Decriminalize All Drugs

The top police chiefs association in Canada made a bold call for drug policy reform on Thursday, arguing that low-level possession should be decriminalized and substance misuse should be treated as a public health matter. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) said that its recommendation is motivated by an interest in reducing overdose... Continue Reading →

Top Canadian Police Association Says It’s Time To Decriminalize All Drugs

The top police chiefs association in Canada made a bold call for drug policy reform on Thursday, arguing that low-level possession should be decriminalized and substance misuse should be treated as a public health matter. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) said that its recommendation is motivated by an interest in reducing overdose... Continue Reading →

Green Market Report’s Marijuana Money: July 10, 2020

KushCo Holdings Inc. reported that its revenue had dropped by 46% as the company shifted gears to focus on larger, more financially stable customers. The compare reported revenue of $22 million, which missed analyst estimates and was far lower than what even the company had forecast it would report. Net losses increased to $13 million,... Continue Reading →

Friday Book Club: It’s Just A Plant

“It’s Just a Plant: A Children’s Story about Marijuana” by Ricardo Cortes For many parents, this topic is a looming monster that needs to be slain but is too often hidden from. Talking to kids about Cannabis use is scary but having books like “It’s Just a Plant” can make that conversation far less anxiety-inducing... Continue Reading →

Biden panel rejects legal cannabis recommendation (Newsletter: July 10, 2020)

State treasurers push Congress on marijuana banking; FDA sends CBD purity update; PA Senate Dems call for legalization Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… Subscribers who value this... Continue Reading →

Ask Ars: Should You Stop Using the Word “Marijuana”?

Do words matter? The “Marijuana” versus “cannabis” debate. Here’s a question to ponder this morning: should people use the word “cannabis” or “marijuana” when referring to the psychoactive plant? That sounds like a pretty left-field question for a Wednesday morning, we know. But it was sparked by a lengthy discussion in the Ars office this... Continue Reading →

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