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Biden Pardons Thousands for Federal Marijuana Possession

President Biden has pardoned more than 6,500 people who were convicted for Federal marijuana possession including those in the District of Columbia.  He said the current system of convicting people for simple possession or use of cannabis “makes no sense” anymore since so many states have legalized medical and recreational marijuana. Biden says the penalties for being convicted can last a lifetime and affect a person’s employment, education and social benefits.

Biden called on the states to follow suit and pardon those convicted of simple cannabis possession. He also has asked to reconsider the scheduling of cannabis alongside other… Continue reading

Thailand to Give Away One Million Cannabis Plants!

The Government of Thailand has announced that it will give away one million cannabis plants after marijuana legalization takes effect on June 9, 2022.  Medical cannabis was approved in Thailand in 2018.

To take advantage of the emerging cannabis industry in Asia, Thailand will allow citizens to grow plants in their own homes.  In fact, they have created a new app, called Plook Ganja, where they expect residents to register their grows with the authorities, allowing cannabiz companies to purchase marijuana directly from growers, while keeping track of the whole business.

Way back in the daze of the… Continue reading

Canada Legalizes Recreational Cannabis!

Thank you Justin Trudeau for introducing legislation to legalize cannabis last year. It was a brave move for any country’s leader, especially one with such close ties to the United States.
This is the third country in the world to legalize cannabis for personal use, Uruguay has legalized cannabis for personal, and medical use, and legalized cultivation also. Spain has restricted legal cannabis use, and has limited the use of medical cannabis, and allows growing for personal use but only out of site of anyone from a street or public place.

Canadian Senator Tony Dean said to reporters yesterday “We’ve… Continue reading

Marijuana Legalization Reduces Violent Crime

A new study found that US border states that legalized marijuana witnessed a huge drop in violent crime. The study: Is Legal Pot Crippling Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations? The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on US Crime. found that:

…among the border states the effect of the change in law was largest in California, where there was a reduction of 15% in violent crime, and weakest in Arizona, where there was a fall of 7%. The crimes most strongly affected were robbery, which fell by 19%, and murder, which dropped by 10%. Homicides specifically related to the drug trade fell… Continue reading

California Tokes Up! Cannabis Legalization is Here!

Thousands of Californians and visitors waited in line this morning to purchase their first legal recreational marijuana in the state.

Thanks to Proposition 64, as of January 1st, 2018, California’s cannabis legalization is now a fact!

One of the largest purveyors of cannabis in California, Harborside in Oakland opened at 6am and was soon packed to capacity.  Operating as a medical marijuana dispensary for many years, Harborside, along with many other medical dispensaries, have chosen to sell recreational marijuana as well now.  The only difference besides needing a medical recommendation for medical cannabis (yes, prop 215 is still in effect), is the price.  Medical cannabis is not taxed as high as recreational, which adds 15% to the retail cost as well as taxes at the wholesale level. Continue reading

  • DEA will issue new Cannabis Schedules
    Terrance Boos, chief of DEA’s Drug and Chemical Evaluation Section, said that officials have received “multiple petitions” on the issue and are “in the process of modifying our [regulations]” on cannabis constituents based on recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). They plan to release the new Schedule for Cannabis this […]
  • US States Generate Billions from Cannabis Taxes
    The numbers are phenomenal. $15 Billion Dollars since 2014 From the Marijuana Policy Project: Here are the national year-by-year totals: 2014: $68,503,980 2015: $264,211,871 2016: $530,521,110 2017: $736,534,982 2018: $1,308,693,928 2019: $1,749,459,667 2020: $2,814,837,199 2021: $3,866,974,690 2022: $3,774,783,548 CUMULATIVE TOTAL: $15,114,520,975 What are they doing with this cash haul??? I think that would... US States […]
  • Amazing News from Thailand about Chickens
    Ya'll got to read this...especially if you like to eat chickens or eggs... a lot of people do. High Quality: How cannabis-fed chickens could help in weaning off the poultry from antibiotics How cannabis-fed chickens could help in weaning poultry off antibiotics Researchers at Thailand's Chiang Mai University have been... Amazing News from Thailand about […]
  • Yet Another Referendum For Legalization In California
    Omar Figueroa and other North Bay activists plan a 2016 Referendum for Cannabis Legalization and Regulations. July 17, 2015 news from the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat's Julie Johnson. The march to bring marijuana legalization before California voters in 2016 ramped up Thursday with the announcement by a group of longtime Bay Area cannabis advocates that they […]
  • With NJ becoming legal. 2 towns over from me sees bright side
    With NJ becoming legal. 2 towns over from me sees the bright side. Somerville will be 'trailblazer' by allowing marijuana shops downtown
  • Marijuana legalization by US senator Cory Booker
  • Recreational Marijuana
    So my state has legalized marijuana. I've heard that there are still some restrictions. For example, you cannot smoke on your front porch because it's considered a public place since anyone can walk up your driveway and approach you there. Why is it okay to have a beer on your porch, but not a joint?
  • Pot In Vending Machines
    Vending machines are no longer the dusty wastelands of candy and potato chips — selling everything from caviar and luxury makeup to iPods and beer. But now it’s been reported that a Phoenix-based cannabis technology firm called American Green wants to make weed available via vending machine for anyone legally allowed to buy. Before...Click to […]
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  • Dirty Cannabis
    https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/leafly-investigation-california-dirty-cannabis-problem this article goes into detail regarding testing done at californias emerald cup....the emerald cup is a prestigious growers competition that prides itself on organic and under the sun only entries.... ​all the legal medical cannabis in Canada has to be tested and... Dirty Cannabis