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Michael Barefoot

Effective 03/18/2016, Michael Barefoot is stepping down from his role as Executive Director of the Janice Michaels Foundation.

Hemp History Week

WASHINGTON, DC – The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp have announced the dates for the 7th annual Hemp History Week, to be held June 6-12, 2016.

DALLAS — Local marijuana policy reform activists, including a former Dallas police official, will gather Saturday for an advocacy training event at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas.

Texas-based military veterans and their families will gather at the state capitol Wednesday for a lobby day in support of legislation that would allow medical marijuana to be used in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), severe pain, and other debilitating medical conditions.

Press Release: They toke. They smoke. They joke. They’re “Four Twentysomethings.” Hardworking slackers Robert Kaval, Steven Hugh Nelson, and Steve Scapardine premiere their original series on YouTube on Monday, April 20 at 4:20 a.m. CT. Please, don’t call it a web series – it sounds more professional this way.

Texas state lawmakers introduced legislation Friday that would allow patients with cancer, seizure disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other debilitating conditions to access medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. HB 3785, introduced by Rep. Marisa Márquez (D-El Paso) in the House, and a companion bill introduced by Sen. José

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), a non-profit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses, has released final estimates of the size of the 2014 U.S. retail market for hemp products. Data from market research supports an estimate of total retail sales of hemp food and body care products in

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and Vote Hemp are organizing the sixth annual Hemp History Week, which will be held June 1-7, 2015. Encouraged by federal support in Congress, with the Industrial Hemp Farming Act recently introduced in both the House and Senate in January 2015, the campaign’s theme Sow

Today, Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY), Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), and a bipartisan coalition of 45 lawmakers introduced federal legislation that requires the federal government to respect state laws allowing cultivation of industrial hemp. The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015 (H.R. 525) amends the Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial

Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism (MAMMA) will be a guest of PACT, the Patient Alliance for Cannabis Therapeutics, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at their inaugural “PACT Patient Lobby Day” at the Texas state capitol. MAMMA will be there to represent the 1 in 68 Texas children who have

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