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In a historic vote today the U.S. House passed a bipartisan amendment by Representatives Heck (D-WA), Perlmutter (D-CO), Lee (D-CA) and Rohrabacher (R-CA) preventing the Treasury Department from spending any funding to penalize financial institutions that provide services to marijuana businesses that are legal under state law. The amendment passed

The American Academy of Ophthalmology – the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons – is reminding the public that it does not recommend marijuana or other cannabis products for the treatment of glaucoma.

In less than 75 days, the DC Cannabis Campaign has collected more than twice the number signatures required to place Initiative 71 on November’s General Election ballot. However, the Campaign is alarmed that members of Congress may prevent District voters from being able to vote on the ballot initiative due

Wednesday morning the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment by Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) prohibiting the District of Columbia from spending any of its locally-raised revenues to carry out any law, rule or regulation to legalize or otherwise reduce criminal penalties for marijuana. The amendment is directed at a recent

The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, a Texas nonprofit organization, is proud to present its second annual three-day Texas Regional NORML Conference, which will be held from June 6-8 in Fort Worth at the Norris Conference Center.

On March 3, a company called MarijuanaDoctors.com began airing a commercial on major TV networks for the first time ever.

BEDFORD, TX, Mar 06, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — PetroTech Oil and Gas, Inc. (otc pink:PTOG) (the “Company” or “PetroTech) announced today their LegalizePot.us Inc. is continuing to expand their business model into Rhode Island with a 2500 square foot grow facility up to 50 plants, and 50 to 70

Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization working to revitalize industrial hemp production in the U.S., is excited to report that President Obama has signed the Farm Bill which contains an amendment to legalize hemp production for research purposes.

WASHINGTON, DC — The national, single-issue, non-profit advocacy group Vote Hemp applauds the new resolution on industrial hemp that was adopted by delegates of the American Farm Bureau Federation at its 95th annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas last week, January 14, 2014. The policy resolution urges the repeal of the

Texas Chapters of Moms for Marijuana International, and other pro-Cannabis activist groups, are coordinating an International Call to Action to rally the public in support of Cannabis-consuming parents and to start challenging Child Protection Services Marijuana policies. This event will kick off Moms for Marijuana’s It’s Time to Talk Public

Cheyanne Weldon – Executive Director of the Texas State Chapter of NORML – will be speaking on September 7, 2013 at 8:00 am at the XXVII Border Legislative Conference on the “Overview of Marijuana Initiatives and Legislation” panel.  Please join her if you are in the area! For more information,

At around seven thirty last Friday morning, inhabitants of The Garden of Eden, a small Intentional Community based on Sustainability, were awakened by a SWAT raid conducted by the City of Arlington for suspicion of being a full fledged marijuana growth and trafficking operation. Ultimately only a single arrest was

More than 1,700 substance abuse prevention and treatment specialists from across the country will convene in Austin, Texas next week for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America’s (CADCA) 2013 Mid-Year Training Institute, held July 21-25 at the Hilton Austin.

Privateer Holdings Inc., the cannabis industry’s first private equity firm, today announced the completion of its Series A funding round. The company raised an initial $7 million from high net worth individual investors and family offices, with a strategic plan to invest in companies in the cannabis space and build