As the 2015 Oregon legislative session begins, the issue of implementing regulations for the marijuana industry looms large. Lobbying groups have formed representing the interests of growers, retailers, medical marijuana patients, industrial hemp farmers, and the cities and counties, but until now no group has stepped up to represent the
Former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel, a Democrat from Alaska, will be heading up a new marijuana business. Cannabis Sativa, Inc. announced the reorganization of its wholly owned subsidiary, KUSH, as a separate strategic business unit with former United States Senator Mike Gravel at the helm. KUSH will focus on the
Texas State Representative Joe Moody (D–El Paso) introduced a bill Monday that would reduce state penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana. Representative Moody announced the details of H.B. 507 at a news conference hosted by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy. He was joined by retired Texas District Court Judge
Replenishing the supply of a molecule that normally activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain could relieve mood and anxiety disorders and enable some people to quit using marijuana, a Vanderbilt University study suggests. Cannabinoid receptors are normally activated by compounds in the brain called endocannabinoids, the most abundant of which
U.S. House vote allows banks to accept deposits from marijuana businesses, Texas reps largely vote against
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.
LegalizePot.us Cannabis & Hemp Division: PTOG’s New Subsidiary Continues Expansion Into Rhode Island, and Sets Up to Support Legalization in Florida
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