VA Secretary David Shulkin admitted the department can legally perform research on medical marijuana. In testimony to the Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs, Shulkin was asked by Sen. Tester from Montana about his earlier comments that the VA could not legally perform such research. [SHULKIN CLIP: VA can do research on marijuana, but I said ...…
NEWS: NJ Gov pledges marijuana legalization in inaugural address, but NY Gov thinks it still needs more study; Marijuana as an issue in upcoming gubernatorial elections; RANT: Al Harrington and his grandma smoke marijuana, why would you lock them up for i
NEWS: Oregon's US Attorney has "significant concerns" about marijuana legalization; Netflix debuts fantastic semi-satirical PSA featuring Gridiron Cannabis Coalition; RANT: Another remark from Trump about getting tough on drugs like other countries do (Ph
NEWS: Vermont legalization bill on governor's desk; A look at the states about to legalize marijuana in 2018; RANT: How legalization based on profit motives is artificially restricting cannabis production.
NEWS: Vermont legislation to legalize marijuana possession and cultivation awaits governor's signature; DATA: A review of OLCC records shows pot shops beat booze shops in carding minors; RANT: Trump says he has the answer for drug abuse, but the country's
NEWS: Paraguay legalizes medical use of cannabis; 1-in-4 Oregon pot shops failed minor decoy stings; GUEST: Nicole Wicker, CFO & Co-Founder of Altopa Inc., on the Oblend machine; RANT: MJBizDaily lamenting $40 ounces in Washington, urges lawmakers to
NEWS: New Hampshire House approves marijuana legalization bill; Follow-up on Kansas State Rep. Steve Alford's racist marijuana comments; GUEST: David Mangone on the effect on medical states of DOJ rescinding the Cole & Ogden Memos; RANT: The unintende
NEWS: Sen. Gardner vows to block DOJ nominees over AG Sessions' pot policy; California rejects "pro-pot" public service announcement on driving while high; GUEST: John Hudak from Brookings Institute on the impact of rescinding the Cole Memo on the marijua
NEWS: First 2018 Poll shows 61% support for legalization nationwide; Reactions from legal state officials on Cole Memo's death; GUEST: Amy Hildebrand from DePaul University SSDP; RANT: Randy Philbrick, the refreshing prohibitionist who wants to ban alcoho
NEWS: Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinds Cole Memo; Republican reactions to Jeff Sessions rescinding Cole Memo; GUEST: MPP's Morgan Fox on the states most likely to pass marijuana law reforms in the 2018 election; RANT: How naivete, political immatur
NEWS: California's legal marijuana market has begun; Rob Kampia out as head of MPP and as MPP boardmember; STORY: Medical marijuana mom beats state in court to win back one-year-old daughter from CPS kidnapping; RANT: Angela Bacca's latest piece nails it
NEWS: Vermont Gov. warns of "Tobacco 2.0" is commercial sales are legalized; A look at states that should pass reforms in 2018; GUESTS: Jackie Rickert, Gary Storck, and Jim Miller from 2009 Great Midwest Harvest Fest; RANT: Legalizing without commercial s
NEWS: Study shows amotivational syndrome is a myth; Rob Kampia ousted from Marijuana Policy Project; GUESTS: Creed Leffler, Del. Davis, Del. Heretick, and John Hudak at Virginia NORML Conference; RANT: The days of the $2,000 lb are over.
NEWS: Oregon 100% compliant in minor sting operation; Washington won't fund fledgling industrial hemp program; GUEST: Riley Cote, former NHL player and cannabis medicine proponent; RANT: Sweet Leaf budtenders technically followed the letter of the law.
NEWS: VA issues new directive on medical marijuana discussions between doctors and veterans; DATA: More from the NSDUH on Colorado and Washington Teens; GUEST: Doug Fine with a 2017 wrap-up on industrial hemp; RANT: How much did a 1/4 oz bust cost Georgia
NEWS: Sabet, prohibitionists, meet with Attorney General Sessions; Denver Police focus on budtenders in raids and shutdown of Sweet Leaf; PANEL: Policing in the War on Drugs Era; RANT: Colorado posts greatest part-year drop in teen marijuana use rates.
NEWS: Honolulu PD to review policy of seizing medmj patients' guns; Oregon unveils new "Go Legal!" ad campaign; GUEST: Doug Benson interview promoting his VIP event in Kauai; RANT: Pacific Northwest Pot Growing Policies Are Becoming Absurd.
Kellyanne Conway is named White House Opioid Czar; NPR talks about cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome; Steve Miller from LEAP on civil asset forfeiture; RANT: Washington State's home grow options stricter than its gun laws.
Canadian Parliament passes adult-use cannabis regulations; PCI wants to frame lack of stoned driving fear as a bad thing; Kat Murti on continuing SSDP activism after graduation; Oregon medical marijuana grow site limits are ridiculously complicated.
Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says medical marijuana prosecutions are a "pretty low priority"; Researcher questions validity of double-blind studies using marijuana; Dr. Mitch on Ann Coulter's claim that black people lie on drug surveys; Rant:
Canada releases proposed cannabis regulations and invites public comment; Insys Therapeutics gets DEA approval for Schedule II oral THC drug; Former Special Victims Unit Detective Justin Boardman on drugs and sex crimes; My Thanksgiving gratitude to all t
MPP Executive Director Rob Kampia steps down; MPP creating non-public role for Kampia to avoid sexual harassment iceberg; ASA's Dr. Jahan Marcu on the FDA warnings about mislabeled CBD products; How do we keep the diverse and compassionate soul of the mar
Rep. Pete Sessions blocks congressional fix for 280E tax problem; Rep. Steve Cohen grills Attorney General Jeff Sessions over marijuana comments; James Gould from CU Boulder SSDP on campus life under legalization; RANT: Green Rush needs to plow profits ba
New Jersey could legalize by 4/20; Trump won't condemn Duterte; Dr. Mitch on the endocannabinoid system's role in sexual function; We don't need to legalize, we need to recoginze the right we alreaady have to cannabis.
Wisconsin set to become 32nd hemp state if Gov. Walker signs bill; Tracking the progress of the CARERS Act for our veterans' access to medical marijuana; Urb Thrasher's Reefer Rock Review; Joshua Laterman from NACB on the need for self-regulation; Seed-to
Forty percent of Border Patrol checkpoint seizures are for under one ounce of marijuana from US citizens; Rep. Blumenauer's speech announcing anti-prohibitionist PAC; Angela Bacca on the connection between opioid companies and anti-marijuana lobbying; It'
Virginia and New Jersey elect pro-reform Democratic governors; If DEA would break law for CBD oil, why keep CBD illegal?; Doug Fine on the first hemp harvest of Washington's Colville Tribe; Hemp is not illegal because marijuana's a drug, marijuana's illeg
Gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey herald new legal marijuana states; Of course adult use of marijuana goes up when you legalize; Alex Rogers on the International Cannabis Business Conference coming to Kauai, Hawai'i; Treat Guns Like Marij
Oklahoma governor may move medical marijuana vote to the Summer 2018 Primary Ballot; Indiana Attorney General's Reefer Madness Debunked; Dr. Jahan Marcu on FDA warning letters about CBD claims; The irreconcilable disparity between how we treat marijuana a
Maine's governor vetoes legislative regulations on commercial marijuana; David Boyer from MPP on the next step in Maine; Doug Benson on the change in 420 comedy after legalization; Urb Thrasher on the Oregon DOPE Cup.
Michigan won't require dispensaries wanting licenses to close after all; Using marijuana tax money to eradicate marijuana?; David Rheins from MJBA on the mainstreaming of marijuana in Las Vegas; Sexual harassment in the marijuana industryu
Trump's Opioid Commission releases its recommendations for combatting the overdose crisis, but pointedly rejects medical marijuana as a solution; Panelists from Drug Policy Alliance's Reform Conference on Police Abuses in the Drug War; Oregon' Prohibition
Germany's new coalition government in talks to legalize marijuana; What's up with Chris Christie's reefer madness and Obama's reefers?; Aaron Cobian from UC Berkeley SSDP on mass incarceration; Arizona prohibitionists really hate billboards that tell the
Montel Williams sues alleged CBD oil scammers; Cory Booker stands up against the lazy stoner stereotype; Dr. Mitch on the Trump Administration's response to the opioid crisis; We didn't legalize what people are doing with marijuana.
Sessions coy about possibility of a federal marijuana crackdown; Marijuana Moment looks at the next states to vote of marijuana reform in 2018; Urb Thrasher's Reefer Rock Review; Study shows marijuana users have more sex more often.
Trump declares a national emergency over drug overdose deaths; Kevin Caldwell from Commonsense NOLA on decriminalization in New Orleans; Clips from Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump harken back to Nancy Reagan and Richard Nixon
Gallup poll shows 64% nationwide support for marijuana legalization; Harrison Baum from Daily High Club, a monthly gift box delivery he founded; Digging deeper on the history of polls on marijuana legalization.
Belize's Parliament approves marijuana decriminalization; Dr. Jahan Marcu with Americans for Safe Access' Patient-Focused Update; Should marijuana reform organization broaden their missions beyond simply ending prohibition?
AG Sessions seems to support more suppiers of cannabis for medical research; Questioning voices from DPA #Reform17 calling for an end to capitalism and "not screwing Pookie"; My suggestions for alcohol policy reforms if we treated it like pharmaceuticals,
Congressman Blumenauer targets anti-pot congressional chairman's job; Former MPP staffers Steve Fox and Dan Riffle on the setting of marijuana policy relative to alcohol at DPA's #Reform17; If alcohol is a dangerous drug, why aren't drug policy reformers
Today is the 80th anniversary of marijuana prohibition; Dr. Mitch debunks the fentanyl-laced marijuana rumor and covers other recent marijuana studies; Why "Not Your Father's Woodstock Weed" is the stupidest prohibition talking point.
President's Opioid Commission completely ignores public comments on medical marijuana; NORML Founder Keith Stroup on how Playboy's Hugh Hefner made NORML possible; How long can they keep using "Not Your Father's Woodstock Weed" when they're now grandfathe
Acting DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg plans to resign over Trump's lack of respect for the law; Dr. Jahan Marcu, Beth Collins, and Debbie Churgai from Americans for Safe Access on the progress on federal protections for medical marijuana states; How do
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