• Elizabeth Warren Urges CDC To Look At Pot As Potential Fix To Prescription Painkiller Epidemic | ThinkProgress

    Elizabeth Warren Urges CDC To Look At Pot As Potential Fix To Prescription Painkiller Epidemic | ThinkProgress

    American political leaders around the country are casting about for a policy response to the widespread abuse of opioid painkillers that doesn’t replicate the mistakes of past punitive approaches to drug use. Now, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has thrown her clout into that push for solutions – and in a w...

  • Players Say Half of NFL Using Medical Marijuana — Pain News Network

    Players Say Half of NFL Using Medical Marijuana — Pain News Network

    With the countdown underway for Super Bowl 50, there’s a renewed focus on the NFL’s high rate of injuries and concussions, and whether the league should be open to players using medical marijuana to treat their pain. “The growing legality of the plant, especially for medical use, is putting the NFL int...

  • Colorado Just Became the First State Ever to Generate More Taxes from Marijuana than Alcohol | The Free Thought Project

    Colorado Just Became the First State Ever to Generate More Taxes from Marijuana than Alcohol | The Free Thought Project

    In the past year, it has become obvious that marijuana is set to become a booming industry on the legal market and recent news from Colorado gives us more evidence of this taking place. As one of the first states to go legal, the Colorado government has collected more taxes for marijuana than they have fo...

  • White Shirt Day holds valuable lessons for Flint water crisis | MLive.com

    White Shirt Day holds valuable lessons for Flint water crisis | MLive.com

    This is the opinion of The Flint Journal News Leader Bryn Mickle. It was 79 years ago this week the most pivotal labor strike in U.S. history ended. The Sit-Down Strike of 1936-37 changed the course of labor when 50 workers at the old Fisher 2 sat down and refused to work in protest over the transfer of t...

  • Press Release: PATIENTS IN NEED OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA SPEAK OUT AGAINST GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED “SICK TAX”

    Press Release: PATIENTS IN NEED OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA SPEAK OUT AGAINST GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED “SICK TAX”

    NEWS RELEASE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: JoAnne Leppanen: 401-861-1601; 617-470-8183 Steven Brown: 401-831-7171 PATIENTS IN NEED OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA SPEAK OUT AGAINST GOVERNOR’S PROPOSED “SICK TAX” Patient Advocate Says Governor’s Proposal Will “Wrea...

  • Senate Tries To Seal Up MILegalize Elections Loophole

    Senate Tries To Seal Up MILegalize Elections Loophole

    Technology update may make it easier to verify petition signatures; new bill is latest effort to impede citizen redress of government photo caption: Lansing, Michigan, at dusk "It's a terrible sign of things to come as our democracy becomes even more the province of monied special interests." - Jeff Ha...

  • ASA Activist Newsletter - Feb 2016

    ASA Activist Newsletter - Feb 2016

    ASA Activist Newsletter - Feb 2016 In this issue Annual ASA Report on Safe Access Finds States Improving Bipartisan Congressional Letter Urges VA to End Medical Cannabis Ban Puerto Rico to Implement Limited Medical Cannabis Program Voters in Florida Get Another Chance at Initiative CBD Found Ef...

  • Marijuana extract slashes pediatric seizures, landmark study confirms/SF Gate

    Marijuana extract slashes pediatric seizures, landmark study confirms/SF Gate

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Today, February 8, is National Epilepsy Day. We share recent scientific advances in the knowledge of epilepsy and marijuana use. Please take time to appreciate someone in your life or community that has a family member suffering from any seizure disorders, including epilepsy.~ R.T.  http://...

  • "At Your Own Risk" Warning From Detroit to Dispensaries

        photo caption: Hundreds of buildings like this have been rehabilitated by Detroit medical marijuana dispensaries over the last six years; City Council is preparing to shut nearly all of them down, returning buildings to blight by Rick Thompson/February 8, 2016 DETROIT- The Compassion...

  • Flint Water Crisis: A Love Story - with a surprise ending!

    Flint Water Crisis: A Love Story - with a surprise ending!

    The Flint Water Crisis has created deep divides within the state of Michigan, but it has also drawn people together. This video shows the feel-good kind of story rarely seen on traditional media. It is well worth the view. #flintwatercrisis #flintborn #flintlivesmatter a new video by Rick Thompson   ...

  • Marijuana-themed TV Doctor show to air on WXYZ

    Marijuana-themed TV Doctor show to air on WXYZ

    by Rick Thompson/February 5, 2016 DETROIT- A marijuana-themed episode of Ask Dr. Nandi, a syndicated television show featuring metro Detroit area physician Dr. Partha Nandi, will be broadcast on ABC television Sunday, Feb. 14 at 5pm. The episode was taped in 2014 and has been aired previously throug...

  • Michigan's New 'Impaired Driving Safety Commission' Introduced in H.B. 5024

    Michigan's New 'Impaired Driving Safety Commission' Introduced in H.B. 5024

    by Rick Thompson/Feb. 5, 2016 LANSING-  A bill sponsored by Rep. Peter Lucido looks to expand government by creating another Commission, this time one which would establish a THC nanogram limit for drivers on Michigan's roadways. Rep. Lucido's bill will be heard in Committee on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at n...

  • Colorado Just Became the First State Ever to Generate More Taxes from Marijuana than Alcohol | The Free Thought Project

    Colorado Just Became the First State Ever to Generate More Taxes from Marijuana than Alcohol | The Free Thought Project

    In the past year, it has become obvious that marijuana is set to become a booming industry on the legal market and recent news from Colorado gives us more evidence of this taking place. As one of the first states to go legal, the Colorado government has collected more taxes for marijuana than they have for ...

  • Michigan Governor, Legislature would be subject to FOIA law under bipartisan proposal

    Michigan Governor, Legislature would be subject to FOIA law under bipartisan proposal

    Legislation to subject Michigan's governor and legislature to the state's Freedom of Information Act could drop as soon as next month, say lawmakers working on the plan. Source: Michigan Governor, Legislature would be subject to FOIA law under bipartisan proposal...

  • High Times Explores The History Of Recreational Marijuana

    High Times Explores The History Of Recreational Marijuana

    photo caption: Reading about Jamaica while it's snowy in Michigan, the April 2016 High Times Magazine by TCC Staff/February 4, 2016 When did man first realize that the ancient hemp plant could be used for more than food, fuel and fiber? The answer to that question can be found in the The April 2016 edi...

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