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Cannabis Companies Need Capital to Compete

In the new “Green Rush”, virtually everyone is a startup. And many of tomorrow’s biggest players in the ma..

Get Your NY Weed Certification Online Through NuggMD

Getting a New York Cannabis Certification Doesn’t Have to Be Hard If you think getting your New York State medical mar..

Medical Marijuana Might Just Save John McCain

American war hero and US Senator John McCain has brain cancer. His malignancy, a glioblastoma, is often quickly lethal. ..

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ICBC Heads to Kauai in December as Hawaii Makes Progress on Cannabis

In 2000, the State of Hawaii became the first US state to advance medical cannabis policie..

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Trump’s Ship of Fools Opioid Panel Will Surely Sink

After wasting 1,000 billion dollars, 45 years, and tens of millions of arrests the war on drugs has produced as highly l..

Trump Praises Philippine President Duterte’s Genocidal Drug War

Shockingly, President Trump is applauding and rewarding appalling human rights abuses, especially extrajudicial killings..

The Blatant Anti-Science of Trump’s Drug War Zealots

On March for Science Day, a protest against right-wing anti-science actions, blatant Department of Justice anti-science ..
Weed Certification in New York

Get Your NY Weed Certification Online Through NuggMD

Getting a New York Cannabis Certification Doesn’t Have to Be Hard If you think getting your New York State medical
Support Medical Marijuana

7 Reasons Why We Need To Support Medical Marijuana

Marijuana certainly has a lot of benefits and our list will cover 7 reasons why we need to support Medical
how to juice cannabis

How to Juice Cannabis and Why

The cannabis plant is a plant above all else. Today, many other vegetables are being juiced in an attempt to
Medical cannabis sphere

Dutch to Increase Medical Marijuana Exports to Germany

Dutch newspaper Telegraaf reported earlier this month that exportation of medical cannabis from the Netherlands is looking very likely to

Is Marijuana Policy Ahead Of The Science? Not.

The new line for federal marijuana prohibitionists seems to be, “I worry that we have gotten away from allowing science

Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson

OMBC to Cover Marijuana Testing as Deadline Approaches

There are certainly several disputes and controversies within the Oregon cannabis industry and community, but none greater than marijuana testing standards. Last October, stringent testing guidelines went into place, making Oregon regulated cannabis “safer than food.” The standards for Oregon cannabis were so high, that reports surfaced that a vast […]

Russ Belville

Russ Belville

Cayman Islands Supporting Medical Marijuana

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands – Premier Alden McLaughlin is in full support of changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act that would make the Cayman Islands the first Caribbean nation to have a functioning medical cannabis program. The rules changes published by the island government are still subject to a […]

Marijuana Politics Staff

Marijuana Politics Staff

Get Your NY Weed Certification Online Through NuggMD

Getting a New York Cannabis Certification Doesn’t Have to Be Hard If you think getting your New York State medical marijuana card in order to obtain legal cannabis products is a hassle, think again. Thanks to very recent changes in the state’s eligibility requirements, and NuggMD’s expansion into the Empire […]

Don Fitch

Don Fitch

Medical Marijuana Might Just Save John McCain

American war hero and US Senator John McCain has brain cancer. His malignancy, a glioblastoma, is often quickly lethal. On the other hand, this exact type of brain cancer shows great promise for treatment by medical cannabis. Marijuana offers John McCain perhaps his best chance at beating the growing mass […]

Alibi Pierce

Weed-Driven Prostitution? The Colorado Springs Gazette’s Marijuana Scaremongering Continues

The Gazette is at it again. Not one to shy away from borderline libelous innuendo and flagrant cannabis scaremongering, the little paper (in both physical size and journalistic endeavor, but not circulation) from Colorado Springs can’t seem to control its pubescent-like impulse to mislead its readers when it comes to […]

Dragan Vojnovic

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

Medical Marijuana Is More Important Than Ever

With the Trump Administration’s embrace of medical marijuana, our federal government has actually made a very important step forward in its acceptance of cannabis as medicine and states’ rights to implement their own medical programs. Unfortunately, Uncle Sam isn’t as hip to recreational marijuana, making medical marijuana more important than […]

Amber Iris Langston

Amber Iris Langston

Cannabis Companies Need Capital to Compete

In the new “Green Rush”, virtually everyone is a startup. And many of tomorrow’s biggest players in the marijuana market are currently looking for the right partner who will make for a successful business. There’s no shortage of people with skills and ideas in the newly legal cannabis world, and […]

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 […]

Marijuana Politics

Marijuana Politics

The Relationship Between Marijuana and Training

Marijuana continues to be deemed illegal and dangerous to our health, even today, when many countries have legalized it. What can you do when it’s hard to shake off old beliefs? There are always (at least) two sides to every story when you consider the people who don’t find consuming […]

OMBC Staff

OMBC Staff

Happy 4-20 from the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference!

It’s the time of year again for everyone’s favorite holiday – April 20th! In the last 20 years, as cannabis culture and accompanying policies have become more prevalent in mainstream societies, a new day of celebration has emerged across the planet. It’s the time now known around the world as […]

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 […]

ICBC Staff

ICBC Staff

Rock and Cultural Icon Henry Rollins to Keynote the OMBC in Eugene

The Oregon Marijuana Business Conference (OMBC), the longest-running cannabis industry conference in the Beaver State, will be bringing its trademark blend of business information, activism, culture and networking opportunities to Eugene on April 28th at the River Valley Inn. Musician, actor, writer, and television and radio host, Henry Rollins, will […]

William Levy

William Levy

It’s Trump Folks! The Future of Trump Cannabis

A journey that began many years ago is apparently realizing significant developments: the push for marijuana reforms. Now begins the examination of the Trump Cannabis agenda in America. Throughout the campaign period, it was not only about the presidency but some other interests as well. Marijuana related issues were also […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brad Richardson

Smoke or Vape? The Benefits of Vaporizing Weed Over Smoking It

Smoke or Vape? As weed begins to become more widely spread in popularity and getting legalized in several states, the trends of vaporizing it have started to make an appearance more and more in the marijuana culture. Vaping in itself has been a popular alternative to smoking cigarettes, so it […]

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. […]

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 […]

Elaina Garcia

Elaina Garcia

Medical Marijuana & It’s Effects On Neurological Disorders

People suffering from different neurological issues may have a new found hope in states where the use of Medicinal or Recreational Marijuana is available. In 2014 the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) released the results of several studies performed using 4 different variations of medical marijuana. These variations consisted of: […]

Ben Landman

Marijuana Legalization States Cash in the Most

In recent years, four states and the District of Columbia have legalized the sale of retail marijuana by popular vote. 25 more states permit medical marijuana or have decriminalized marijuana possession. Starting as early as 2011, polls consistently showed Americans’ support of legalizing marijuana. A number of states are likely […]

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 […]

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 […]

Whitney Diedrich

Whitney Diedrich

Marijuana Is A Schedule I Drug. Why?

Marijuana Is a Schedule I Drug. It Shouldn’t Be. According to the DEA, drugs are classified into five distinct categories or schedules depending upon the drug’s acceptable medical use its abuse or dependency potential. Schedule I drugs are classified as such because: The drug or other substance has a high […]

Hazel Floyd

Medical Marijuana Farmer’s Markets and Meetings: Reasons to Mark Your Canna Calendar and Head to Arizona

Farmers markets have always been a popular way to obtain locally-grown products and try new products, so you can see how a growth in medical marijuana farmers markets in Arizona has been achieved. The availability means that there are some good reasons to mark your canna calendar and set the […]

Aaron Herzberg

The California Primaries, Candidates and their Marijuana Positions

With the California Primaries just four days away, many participants and enthusiasts in the cannabis space are looking to the five remaining presidential candidates (or three, depending on your perspective) to see what are their Marijuana positions and who would be their greatest ally. It’s a difficult question to answer, […]

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 […]

Javed Hashmi

How Easy Is It To Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Online?

With an ever-increasing number of states decriminalizing and/or legalizing medical and recreational marijuana we are entering a new age of in the fight to normalize cannabis use. Little by little the taboo of the marijuana user—the pothead, the cannabis-fiend—is being phased out. This last statement is particularly true in California […]

Leland Berger

Leland Berger

AUMA is the Hillary of United States Cannabis Legalization Initiatives

I had such high hopes for California when we were drafting Measure 91 in Oregon. I hoped that criminal penalties would give way to fines, and that California could improve on what we created in many significant ways. I understand that each state is different and that California is the […]

Evie Harrison

Evie Harrison

Effects of Medical Marijuana on Reiter’s Syndrome

Reiter’s Syndrome and Medical Marijuana Medical marijuana has proved it can help patients with a multitude of medical conditions and Reiter’s Syndrome is no different. As many as 75% of people who have Reiter’s Syndrome have tested positive for the hereditary marker HLA-B27. For this reason, many scientists believe this […]

Devin Yirka

Devin Yirka

7 Reasons Why We Need To Support Medical Marijuana

Marijuana certainly has a lot of benefits and our list will cover 7 reasons why we need to support Medical Marijuana in particular. There are already medications that contain cannabinoids, one of the chemicals found in marijuana and many more are being developed every day. However, although the US Food […]

Jamie Shaw

Legalization Playlist

This blog originally appeared on www.lift.co. You can see Jamie moderate a panel of legal experts at the upcoming International Cannabis Business Conference, October 13-14. Legalization is on the way in Canada. The government appointed task force is holding consultations from coast to coast, but one thing was missing. Epic […]

Tessa Kaplan

Tessa Kaplan

Marijuana and Technology Today

Most people don’t think of Marijuana and technology in the same breath.  We’re all very aware of the absolute explosion of technology and the recent boom in its popularity now that smart phones and other devices have become ubiquitous.  Marijuana likewise, has seen exponential advancements in how it is produced, […]

Emily Taylor

10 Unexpected Medical Uses Of Marijuana

As soon as we hear the name Marijuana, all we think about is addition and drug abuse. However, we are into a partial misconception. Marijuana, also known as Cannabis, is the most popular name for a plant that looks like a weed. Although being an illegal drug in various countries, […]

Redeyes Online

Redeyes Online

5 Surprising Benefits And Uses Of Marijuana Tea

Most people are aware of the fact that drinking tea is good for them, but may not have considered Marijuana tea. Tea is packed with antioxidants, is low in calories, helps with hydration, and can relax the body before sleep. While most cultures use traditional tea leaves when brewing, more […]

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