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Obama Jokes About Getting High at White House Correspondents’ Dinner [VIDEO]

Sign of the times: President Barack Obama made a joke about his marijuana use at last night’s White House Correspo..

How Anti-Smoking Bill Would Hit Alaska Cannabis Cafes Culture

Legalization of cannabis use for medical purpose and for recreational purpose is in progress across the United States. A..

Portland Mayoral Candidate Jessie Sponberg Declares “Pot Grows Jobs” In Great Campaign Video

For those that are tired of politics as usual Jessie Sponberg, is a breath of fresh air. The Portland, Oregon, activist ..
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Dr. Carl Hart Keynotes the OMBC Today!

Dr. Carl Hart is a neuropsychopharamacologist at Columbia University, where he conducts research and serves as a professor for both undergraduate
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Marijuana Heart Attack Risk Claims Unfounded

Researchers at the American College of Cardiology 2016 Scientific Sessions have presented new evidence that seems to debunk common marijuana
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Colorado Battles the Ghosts of Prohibition: THC Limits and 3.2 Beer

As Colorado leads the way in the national cannabis legalization effort, the ghosts of national alcohol prohibition–now nearly a century-old–still
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Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson

Feel the Bern with Everybody Bern! Rolling Papers

Despite the political establishment and mainstream pundits calling for Bernie Sanders to drop out of his race against Hillary Clinton, Bernie, and millions of supporters, are still fighting for the political revolution. Propelled by an upset victory in Indiana, Bernie Sanders, now sensing momentum behind his insurgent campaign, proclaimed, “I think […]

Russ Belville

Russ Belville

Marijuana Heart Attack Risk Claims Unfounded

Researchers at the American College of Cardiology 2016 Scientific Sessions have presented new evidence that seems to debunk common marijuana heart attack risk claims. Not only does prior marijuana use not seem to affect survival factors after suffering a heart attack, it seems marijuana use may improve post-heart attack survival […]

Marijuana Politics Staff

Marijuana Politics Staff

Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal is About Lack of Transparency

Hillary Clinton’s ongoing private email server scandal is not an engineered right-wing smear. Even though Bernie Sanders hasn’t made Clinton’s server and corresponding ethical questions an issue during his anti-establishment campaign, that doesn’t mean that Clinton’s server and lack of transparency isn’t a legitimate issue to the American people. We […]

Alibi Pierce

Obama Jokes About Getting High at White House Correspondents’ Dinner [VIDEO]

Sign of the times: President Barack Obama made a joke about his marijuana use at last night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The glitzy annual hobnobby event featuring journalists, celebrities, and high-ranking politicians saw its expected share of Donald Trump jokes (even though the Republican presidential front-runner wasn’t in the audience […]

Don Fitch

Don Fitch

Bernie Sanders Endorses Tim Canova for Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Florida Congressional Seat

Bernie Sanders has endorsed Tim Canova over Debbie Wasserman Schultz for US Representative in the August 30 Florida Democratic primary vote. The primary election offers the chance to replace anti-cannabis prohibitionist Schultz with drug law reformer Tim Canova.  Debbie, of course, is also the Chair of the Democratic National Committee, […]

Romain Bonilla

Romain Bonilla

Andrew Sullivan’s Next Book to Discuss Cannabis and Christianity

Political-commentating powerhouse Andrew Sullivan is working on a new book on the future of Christianity in which he plans to discuss the role of cannabis in religious practice. “Cannabis and psilocybin have been really important parts of my own faith life,” he told Marijuana Politics, “People always regard these things […]

Carl Wellstone

Carl Wellstone

Merle Haggard, Outlaw Country Legend and Cannabis Connoisseur, Passes Away at 79

Merle Haggard had a legendary career and life. Known as a pioneer of  the “outlaw country” movement, Haggard was inducted into the Country Hall of Fame in 1994. A friend of cannabis community icon Willie Nelson, Haggard was once anti-marijuana, but he evolved and became a cannabis connoisseur. Today, the […]

Alex Rogers

Alex Rogers

Help Protect Jackson County patients

Unfortunately, we need to act again to protect Southern Oregon patients. Thanks to you, we successfully stopped a ban on personal marijuana gardens in Medford and we are having to be vigilant in Ashland as well. Now, the Jackson County Commission needs to hear from us as commissioners consider regulations […]

Cyd Maurer

Cyd Maurer

Rihanna & Snoop Dogg Want to Sell Us Marijuana? A Millennial’s Look at “Big Weed”

Let me be the first to say: I love Snoop Dogg, I love Rihanna, and I love cannabis. I mean, as the youngest child in my family, I still remember when my older, teenage siblings would ask me what my favorite song was, and at age 4 I would immediately […]

Ngaio Bealum

Ngaio Bealum

Steve DeAngelo and Ngaio talk weed and the future!

Cannabis visionary and awesome business person Steve DeAngelo (Harborside Wellness dipsensaries, ArcView Group, et cetera)  Has a new book out. The Cannabis Manifesto is his latest treatise about marijuana for today, and tomorrow. I got a chance to sit down with him and have a nice chat about weed, the […]

Melody Greene

Oregonian Provides a Q & A on Marijuana Legalization

There is a daily countdown in Oregon as every adult over the age of 21 will be able possess, cultivate and consume cannabis on July 1st. While marijuana has been widely available and a relatively low law enforcement priority (especially in Portland),it still just feels good to know that we no […]

Sarah Duff

Sarah Duff

OMMP AND OLCC CHANGES FOR BETTER OR WORSE: IT’S TIME TO COMPLY

UPDATE: The Oregon Health Authority has announced new rules for cannabis extract processing licenses and early sales reporting. We begged for a delay in the plant number restrictions and tracking so Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) participants can learn what they are expected to do. The new temporary OHA/OMMP rules […]

Allison Dumas

Allison Dumas

Legalization and one of its heroes

This past month has been a frenzy for leaders in cannabis reform in Oregon. In case you missed it, Tom Burns got fired, the medical marijuana community is at war with Oregon legislators who are trying to impose grow limits, inspections, and fees, and no one yet knows where they […]

OMBC Staff

OMBC Staff

After the Best Oregon Marijuana Business Conference Yet, Onto Vancouver

The Oregon Marijuana Business Conference (OMBC) was the biggest yet, bringing together hundreds of cannabis industry entrepreneurs and advocates this weekend in Eugene to hear about the latest developments in Oregon marijuana law. Not only was the conference the best-attended OMBC, but the consensus from attendees was that it was […]

Jerry Schoon

Platforming for a Plant in Calhoun County, Iowa

Democrats for both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton met Saturday, March 12th for the Calhoun County Convention. The result of the convention was two delegates for each presidential candidate to advance onto the state convention. The Calhoun County Democratic Convention also did a fun activity called platforming. It is where Democrats throw […]

ICBC Staff

ICBC Staff

Green Rush Consulting: Helping Your Cannabis Business Thrive

Green Rush Consulting: Helping You from Seed to Success For many, the burgeoning cannabis industry is the new American Dream. With manufacturing jobs hard to come by and college degrees (and even advanced degrees) not what they used to be, marijuana businesses can be an exciting career for many, similiar […]

James Betesh

James Betesh

From Prison to Pot Industry Mogul

Nine years ago, Alex Rogers, co-owner of Marijuana Politics, was released from a German prison, where he had finished serving a six-month sentence for cannabis related offenses. He was 35 years old and completely broke. He had been living in Europe for seven years and upon his release from prison, […]

Jeremy Daw

Jeremy Daw

What A Military Psychologist Forgot to Say About Cannabis

Combat veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress are hardly doing anyone harm by choosing a less toxic, safer alternative to alcohol to help soothe the stress of readjusting to civilian life, but never mind: clinical psychologist and Iraq veteran Bret A. Moore wants our vets to continue to just say […]

Sarah Jane Gallegos

Dispensaries Compete to Impress on First Day of Sales

Many Marijuanapolitics.com reporters enjoyed making their first legal cannabis purchase in the state of Oregon yesterday. It seems there are new dispensaries opening daily.  I visited shops in each of Portland’s communities to see how each neighborhood was bringing their own flavor to this historic day. Here are some of […]

Jack Rio

Warm Springs, Cold Shoulder

On December 17th, members young and old of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs reservation voted overwhelmingly to proceed with a new commercial venture in recreational cannabis. Nearly 9 out of 10 tribal members said yes. But, in what might be described fairly as a travesty, while the tribe’s business office […]

Casey Houlihan

Casey Houlihan

Oregon Releases Draft Rules For Oct. 1st Adult-Use Cannabis Sales

The Oregon Health Authority has released the first draft of the rules to implement Senate Bill 460’s limited retail sales of cannabis for adult-use beginning on October 1st. According to the initial draft of the rules, all existing medical marijuana dispensaries will have the option to sell limited marijuana retail […]

Smantha Brooks

Do You Want To Make Money Legally In Marijuana Business? Here’s The Way

It is presently legitimate to purchase, possess, and devour pot for recreational purposes in large portions of the states. In this article, we dig deep into the business to disclose who’s getting rich from it and whether there’s an open door for different investors to get in on the action. […]

Ben Landman

Marijuana Legalization: States Weigh the Positives and Negatives

Below is a guest blog submitted by a reader who wanted to join the conversation. If you would like to contribute to Marijuana Politics and join the discussion, click here.  In recent years, marijuana has become legal in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C. It’s obvious that the majority […]

Andi Bixel

Andi Bixel

Inside Scoop: Top 6 Marijuana Branding Tips from Andi Bixel of Drip Ice Cream

  At Saturday’s Oregon Marijuana Business Conference in Ashland, Bixel will present on branding, marketing and packaging. Widely known as an industry leader in creative branding, she sits on the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s packaging and labeling subcommittee.   Use the OLCC pre-approval process on labeling and packaging. The OLCC […]

Jeremy Kwit

Jeremy Kwit

Medical Marijuana Production Limits: OPEC in Oregon

The joint legislative committee overseeing implementation of voter-approved marijuana legalization seems to have have found a new policy framework in the least democratic of places: OPEC. Apparently the 12 member states that comprise the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries — Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi […]

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