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Cannabis Connection: A Primer for Jeff Sessions on Marijuana and Opioids

By David Jenison   “I see a line in the Washington Post today that I remember from the ‘80s: ‘Marijuana is a cure for opiate abuse,’” said Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently. ”’Give me a break. This is the kind of argument that’s been made out there to just … [it’s] almost a desperate attempt […]

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Freedom Leaf Exclusive Interview: Eddy Lepp

Russ Belville   On the morning of August 18 2004, DEA agents raided Eddy’s Medicinal Gardens and Multi-Denominational Chapel of Cannabis and Rastafari in Upper Lake, Calif. They arrested Charles Eddy Lepp, who had been allowing patients to cultivate cannabis for medical purposes on his property; the 24,784 plants confiscated on his 20 acres were […]

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Cannabis prohibition discriminates against elderly

Beverley Aldridge, centre, with son Mikael, left, and husband Owen, at Parliament today. Photo: RNZ / Chris Bramwell A Parliamentary select committee is considering a petition from a group of Northland retirees who want cannabis legalised so they can grow it in their gardens. The spokesperson for the group, Beverley Aldridge, said none of them […]

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CSU-Pueblo awarded 900K for Cannabis Institute

By Laura Wilson   CSU-Pueblo’s marijuana research efforts continue to grow. They’re expected to receive another $900,000 from the state for the college’s Institute of Cannabis Research. The funding was unanimously approved by the Colorado General Assembly Joint Budget Committee. That first $900,000 came in this past June, so the institute has already been able […]

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Mothers in Peru Lead the Fight for Medical Cannabis Legislation

Tyler Koslow   Most of us are aware of the growing support for cannabis across the United States and Canada, but the movement is far from confined to North America. Medical and recreationally legal marijuana has also been taking root in South America, from full-scale legalization in Uruguay to decriminalization in Chile. Now, thanks to […]

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Georgia mother’s journey to the front lines of marijuana advocacy

By Adam Kincaid / For the AJC   Janea Cox, her husband Brian, their 7-year-old daughter Haleigh and their chocolate Lab Kala left their Forsyth home in December 2016 for their semi-annual trip to Colorado. They flew into Denver and made their way toward Colorado Springs in a rental car, squeezing the three of them, […]

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Cork Mum’s second epic walk to access cannabis for her sick child

BY ALISON BOUGH   Cork mum Vera Twomey has embarked on a second 155 mile walk from Cork to Dublin in a bid to get Health Minister Simon Harris to allow her daughter access medicinal cannabis. Vera’s seven-year-old daughter Ava Barry has a drug-resistant form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome which can cause her to have […]

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Senator Tick Segerblom Wants Cannabis Stores in Las Vegas by Summer

ED MURRIETA   Nevada voters passed adult-use legalization back in November. According to Question 2, the state’s retail market doesn’t have to open until 2018. But state Sen. Tick Segerblom (D-Las Vegas) wants to speed up the process. Earlier this week he introduced measures that would open up the state’s retail market by mid-2017, and […]

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Encourage Your Members of Congress to Join the Congressional Cannabis Caucus

By Johnny Green Will you support the first ever Congressional Cannabis Caucus?   Last year was the biggest year in the history of cannabis reform. The 2016 Election victories brought the total number of legal adult-use states to 8 (and Washington D.C.). The total number of states that have legalized cannabis for medical purposes is […]

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Gov. Kate Brown to Trump: Hands off Oregon legal pot biz

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press , KGW (Photo: Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty Images)   Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says the federal government should leave the state’s legal marijuana industry alone. Brown says that if the Trump administration makes a move against legalized recreational marijuana, it would be going against its own goals such as […]

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