Tuesday, October 8, 2013

TSA Eases Up on Passengers Flying with Marijuana

by Oscar Pascual
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 11:34 AM

The Transportation Security Administration recently made changes to their policies regarding marijuana, according to a report from NY Daily News.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Filmmaker JoAnn Schuch to Screen and Discuss Pot Regulation Documentary

by Oscar Pascual
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 11:49 AM

With such a vast imbalance between state and federal marijuana laws, filmmaker JoAnn Schuch decided to take the issue head-on in her new documentary, Tricky Bidness.

The film explores the state legality of medical marijuana in contrast to the illegal grow houses set up in the Humboldt County's town of Arcata. Known as the American homeland of marijuana production, Humboldt County is a perfect microcosm for every decriminalized state's struggle to maintain its laws in opposition to the federal stance against legalization.

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Government Shutdown Will Not Affect the War on Pot

by David Downs
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 11:10 AM

The government may be shut down but the crackdown on medical marijuana in California will roll on.

The sweeping shutdown does not include about 87 percent of the staff at the Drug Enforcement Administration, reports Reason.com, which has a copy of the Justice Department's contingency plan.

That is because "DEA investigations need to continue uninterrupted so that cases are not compromised and the health and safety of the American public is not placed at risk," Justice states.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Economist Debate: Should Cannabis Be Legalized Everywhere?

by David Downs
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Pop on over to The Economist to vote on whether or not cannabis should be taxed and regulated worldwide. After two days of voting, the yes contingent was winning this morning 94-6 percent.

Supporting the drug war, Neil McKeganey of the Center for Drug Misuse Research, who says, 'Yes, drug war, because marijuana makes people crazy.'

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Government Seizing Kids Over Parents' Medical Pot

by David Downs
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 9:59 AM

If you're a medical marijuana patient, and you are in the middle of a nasty divorce, and you live in a cultural backwater like Michigan or inland California - beware. Government workers will seize your kids over your lawful medical cannabis use, and it'll be a long fight to get them back. Lawyers.com relates the latest in a long string of such incidents:

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