• Events Leading Up To Primary Election Day

    Events Leading Up To Primary Election Day

    Candidates, 420 Camping, MILegalize, the TV show VICE- and more! by Rick Thompson/July 20, 2016 DETROIT- Not only is Al Williams asking you to "Put $5 on it," Vice TV is filming in the state and 420 camping is all the rage- Michigan's cannabis community is having an incredible summer! There is no b...

  • Next Stop For the CBD Oil Industry: Dog Treats

    Next Stop For the CBD Oil Industry: Dog Treats

    Next Stop For the CBD Oil Industry: Dog Treats by Joel Goldstein Cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, is one of the most common cannabinoids found in marijuana, along with THC. This oil is extracted from industrial hemp instead of recreational marijuana and sold in states across the country where it has already b...

  • Cannabis Benchmarks Comments on Need To Satisfy Concentrates Market

    Cannabis Benchmarks Comments on Need To Satisfy Concentrates Market

    Weekly Report -- Published on 15 July 2016 FOR ACCESS TO STATE PRICE DATA UPGRADE TO PREMIUM REPORT   U.S. Cannabis Spot Index down 9.9% to $1,700 per pound. ​The simple average (non-volume weighted) price increased $18 to $2,072 per pound, with 68% of transaction...

  • News from the NCIA- July 2016

    News from the NCIA- July 2016

    According to Bethany Moore, Communications and Projects Manager for the National Cannabis Industry Association, these are some of the exciting project being initiated by the NCIA: EVENTS NCIA’s Q3 Quarterly Cannabis Caucus events are kicking off next week in 12 cities across the country. These events ...

  • Improving Yield, Reducing Footprint with Terraponics

    Improving Yield, Reducing Footprint with Terraponics

    Justin Trudeau’s election as prime minister of Canada raised hopes for Canada’s cannabis community who saw him as a major ally in the fight to legalize cannabis throughout the country. Indeed, in July 2015, Trudeau issued a mandate to the minister of justice and attorney general of Canada to, Working...

  • No Decision On Rescheduling Marijuana Prompts Congressional Action

    No Decision On Rescheduling Marijuana Prompts Congressional Action

    by Rick Thompson/July 13, 2016 The DEA's evaluation of marijuana and its place in the Schedule of Controlled Substances Act generated media coverage in 2016, but fizzled out when the organization's self-proclaimed deadline came and went without a decision at all. What appeared to be a chance at moving ...

  • Crooks, A Stoner, The Lions- And a Happy Ending

    Crooks, A Stoner, The Lions- And a Happy Ending

    Hey, if you don't like me, stop reading now. If you need a feel-good story about the power of media and crossing out of our community to spread the word, this is your kind of a story   A photo of the tractor and trailer from the Lennon Lions' 2015 raffle, which is the same make and model as the s...

  • Toolbox Update: The Best Resource for State Marijuana Laws

    Toolbox Update: The Best Resource for State Marijuana Laws

    An interactive map, complete real-language explanations of each state's laws, DUI and Tax Stamp information- the NORML States map has it all! Editor's Note: Rick Thompson is a Board member of the Michigan chapter of NORML, which is mentioned in the article.  by Rick Thompson/July 7, 2016 Should be...

  • Outspoken NFL Player Eugene Monroe to Speak at Hash Bash 2017

    Outspoken NFL Player Eugene Monroe to Speak at Hash Bash 2017

    "I’m calling for the NFL to remove marijuana from the banned substances list; fund medical marijuana research, especially as it relates to CTE; and stop overprescribing addictive and harmful opioids." - Eugene Monroe, speaker at the 2017 Hash Bash   by Rick Thompson/July 6, 2016 ANN ARBOR- O...

  • Michigan's Marijuana Law Section Hosts Social Event

    Michigan's Marijuana Law Section Hosts Social Event

    Michigan's Marijuana Law Section of the Michigan Bar Association is largest of its kind in the nation; event is open to the public Photo captions: Bernard Jocuns (top) and Bruce Leach (side), criminal defense attorneys and leaders of the Marijuana Law Section of the Michigan Bar Association by Rick Th...

  • When Traditional Pain Killers Are Not Effective - Managing Pain with Medical Marijuana

    When Traditional Pain Killers Are Not Effective - Managing Pain with Medical Marijuana

    When Traditional Pain Killers Are Not Effective - Managing Pain with Medical Marijuana by Ian Lebowski/June 30, 2016 _______ Did you know that marijuana has been used to treat pain since prehistoric times? As the debate about medical marijuana gets heated, one would think this is a modern ideology....

  • ALEC's influence in Michigan politics

    ALEC's influence in Michigan politics

      Editor's note: Rick Thompson is a Board member of the MILegalize organization and a co-host of the Planet Green Trees Radio Shows, which are both mentioned in the article. ~RT   by Rick Thompson/June 30, 2016 During the Planet Green Trees Radio Show #304 from June 17,  Rep. Jeff I...

  • Democrats Approve Marijuana Platform Plank | Marijuana

    Democrats Approve Marijuana Platform Plank | Marijuana

    Members of a Democratic National Committee panel responsible for drafting the party’s 2016 platform have approved a plank calling for broad marijuana law reform. It reads: “We believe that the states should be laboratories of democracy on the issue of marijuana, and those states that want to decri...

  • Legal Marijuana In Colorado Hasn't Stopped Racial Disparity In Arrests : NPR

    Legal Marijuana In Colorado Hasn't Stopped Racial Disparity In Arrests : NPR

    Marijuana is legal in Colorado — as long as you're 21 or older. It's still illegal for kids to possess, so juveniles are coming to dominate the marijuana arrests in Colorado. But another startling trend also has developed: Arrest rates have risen dramatically for young blacks and Latinos. Ricky Montoya isn...

  • D.C. Department of Health Calls for Taxing and Regulating Marijuana | Washington City Paper

    D.C. Department of Health Calls for Taxing and Regulating Marijuana | Washington City Paper

    Despite a congressional rider that limits the District from currently doing so, the D.C. Department of Health is calling for the city to tax and regulate marijuana using strategies similar to those that states employ to control tobacco and alcohol. In a comprehensive report published on DOH's website late la...

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