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Two Medical Cannabis Dispensaries in Hawaii Generate Over $426,000

Maui Grown Therapies and Oahu’s Aloha Green Apothecary are the only two medical cannabis dispensaries legally operatin..

Canadian Cannabis Heads to Germany

The Land of Ideas (Germany), is getting a creative boost – legal cannabis from overseas. Canadian cannabis colossu..

Cost of Cannabis Regulation Too High for California Growers?

The world is watching as California comes into the main fold this next year with a full adult legalization policy. The e..

CONFERENCE NEWS

However Trump Shakes Out on Cannabis, ICBC Will Have You Prepared

The United States system of democracy has faced few administrations as tumultuous as the f..

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“Impossible! Naive!” Cannabis Prohibitionists Cry Foul in Canada

Members of the Canadian House of Commons health committee have been hearing testimony this week about the planned roll-o..

House Rules Chairman Commits an Immoral Act

Pete Sessions, chair of the hugely powerful Rules Committee of the US House of Representatives, committed a highly immor..

Senate Debt Deal Saves State Medical Marijuana Protections For Now

The cannabis community was rocked when the Republican-led House Rules Committee nonsensically prohibited a vote on the R..
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Stricter Oversight for Pesticides in Cannabis Starts Now in Oregon

The Recreational Marijuana Program at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) made an announcement on Wednesday, August 30, related to
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Testing Woes Strike Again – This Time in Canada

Broken Coast Cannabis Ltd., a Vancouver Island-based commercial medical cannabis grower, has issued a recall for three batches of dried
10 Unexpected Medical Uses Of Marijuana

Cannabis is a Pathway from Opiate Addiction

President Trump’s Opioid Commission, chaired by Governor Chris Christie, has released their findings. The report calls for the president to declare
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Polish Medical Cannabis Patients Can Expect Relief by October

Polish President Andrzej Duda signed into law last a month a measure which will allow the production and sale of

Big Pharma’s Obscene Price Gouging of Life-Saving Opioid Blockers

The American opioid crisis continues to worsen. After 45 years of drug war failure, drug addiction and death are at
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

Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson

Two Medical Cannabis Dispensaries in Hawaii Generate Over $426,000

Maui Grown Therapies and Oahu’s Aloha Green Apothecary are the only two medical cannabis dispensaries legally operating under Hawaiian law, both first opening their doors in August. Like many states working out the kinks of a newly established dispensary system, bureaucratic hurdles hindered the Hawaiian dispensaries initially, but their state […]

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

Lagunitas Launches Beer With Cannabis Extracts

Cannabis and alcohol have an interesting relationship in American society. Both of the substances have been prohibited by the federal government, but alcohol was able to break free of that disastrous policy after a few year after prohibition helped lead to the rise of gangsters like Al Capone. Marijuana prohibition […]

Don Fitch

Don Fitch

House Rules Chairman Commits an Immoral Act

Pete Sessions, chair of the hugely powerful Rules Committee of the US House of Representatives, committed a highly immoral act. This Congressman, along with others in the committee, blocked several pro-cannabis amendments from full House votes, killing them. For years, medical marijuana users and their industry have been protected from […]

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 […]

Amber Iris Langston

Amber Iris Langston

Canadian Cannabis Heads to Germany

The Land of Ideas (Germany), is getting a creative boost – legal cannabis from overseas. Canadian cannabis colossus Aurora, based in Alberta, announced their first shipment of the medicine to German markets this week in to help meet the enormous demand for the plant. Earlier this year, German legislators significantly […]

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 […]

Ngaio Bealum

Ngaio Bealum

Dank News! This is what’s happening.

News travels fast, but stoners travel slow(ly). We here at Marijuana Politics want to make sure you are up to date on the latest weed news, so we have compiled a tasty hit of headlines just for you. Check it out: Congressman wants to end drivers license suspensions for drug […]

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 […]

Marijuana Politics

Marijuana Politics

4 Common Marijuana Myths Busted

Much of public perception about cannabis is based on misinformation. Whether it is a blatant denial of science, or just a misunderstanding of what it is all about, to make progress towards societal acceptance of cannabis, it is important to bust these four common myths. Marijuana Is a Highly Addictive […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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NBA Open to Discussing Medical Cannabis

Could the NBA allow players to (openly) use cannabis? It
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NFL Agrees to Talk to the Players About ...

Finally. NFL management has finally agreed to start talking to