• Press Release: High Times Cannabis Cup This Weekend

    Press Release: High Times Cannabis Cup This Weekend

      PRESS RELEASE                                                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2014 CLIO, MICHIGAN- The High Times Medical Cannabis Cup makes a grand return to Michigan as the nation's leading industry trade show fires up...

  • Rachel Maddow: Exclusive Report on Michigan GOP Spying Operation

    Rachel Maddow: Exclusive Report on Michigan GOP Spying Operation

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vETEOkhMSdo&feature=youtu.be Michigan Republican Party operatives caught spying on state Democratic candidates using high-tech gear make a low-tech blunder- they left the memory card behind. Their efforts are now national news, and this doesn't look good for Mi...

  • Swedish Covenant wants to dispense medical pot - chicagotribune.com

    Swedish Covenant wants to dispense medical pot - chicagotribune.com

    Medical marijuana will soon be legally distributed in Illinois, and officials at Swedish Covenant Hospital on Chicago's North Side say their pharmacy deserves to be among the dispensaries. They say marijuana could benefit patients with cancer and other serious maladies, and that hospital pharmacists alread...

  • Illinois legalizes medical marijuana for children with seizures - Yahoo News

    Illinois legalizes medical marijuana for children with seizures - Yahoo News

    (Reuters) - Illinois children and adults with epilepsy will soon be allowed to use marijuana to ease their symptoms under a law signed on Sunday by Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, the latest in a series of measures loosening restrictions on cannabis by U.S. states. The move to add epilepsy and other seizure...

  • Illinois legalizes medical marijuana for children with seizures - Yahoo News

    Illinois legalizes medical marijuana for children with seizures - Yahoo News

    Illinois legalizes medical marijuana for children with seizures - Yahoo News. (Reuters) - Illinois children and adults with epilepsy will soon be allowed to use marijuana to ease their symptoms under a law signed on Sunday by Democratic Governor Pat Quinn, the latest in a series of measures loosening restric...

  • Huff Post- 46K Drugs Prisoners Could Get Reduced Sentences

    Huff Post- 46K Drugs Prisoners Could Get Reduced Sentences

    Today the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to retroactively apply an amendment approved earlier this year by the U.S. Sentencing Commission that lowers federal guidelines for sentencing persons convicted of drug trafficking offenses. The vote could shorten sentences for tens of thousands of people who are a...

  • FDA to review marijuana safety | Northwest Herald

    FDA to review marijuana safety | Northwest Herald

    The federal government is considering easing its position on marijuana, reclassifying it as a less dangerous drug in what marijuana advocates say reflects the changing attitudes nationwide. But drug specialists fear the watershed moment for marijuana research could be a slippery slope for addicts. The...

  • White House Opposes Attempts to Hinder DC Marijuana Reform | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

    White House Opposes Attempts to Hinder DC Marijuana Reform | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

    In a Statement of Administration Policy, released today, President Obama’s administration took a firm stance against recent efforts by Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) to restrict the District of Columbia from using any of its funds towards reducing the penalties for, or legalizing, marijuana for recreational use. ...

  • Editorial: Lawmakers, get serious on roads | Lansing State Journal | lansingstatejournal.com

    Editorial: Lawmakers, get serious on roads | Lansing State Journal | lansingstatejournal.com

    Editorial: Lawmakers, get serious on roads | Lansing State Journal | lansingstatejournal.com. Michigan lawmakers may be headed for an unusually active summer, despite the election year. Yet arguably the most pressing issue on the table — a solution to the state’s $1.2 billion shortfall in road funds — ...

  • Tougher Standard Ahead for Adding Illnesses To MMMA

    Tougher Standard Ahead for Adding Illnesses To MMMA

    New Standards For New Conditions Panel- and the Panelists themselves, too by Rick Thompson/July 14, 2014 LANSING- On Wednesday the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), in conjunction with the Office of regulatory Reinvention (ORR), will roll out to the public their proposed reinvention of the Medi...

  • Judge Upholds Marijuana Warrant For Woman Who Shopped At Garden Store

    Judge Upholds Marijuana Warrant For Woman Who Shopped At Garden Store

    An Illinois judge on Thursday upheld the validity of a warrant to search a woman's house for marijuana based in part on the fact that she shopped at a garden store, but also took a little time to acknowledge the popular outrage the warrant generated. Facepaint artist Angela Kirking faces two misdemeanor dr...

  • Puff, Puff, Pink Slip: Legal Weed Use Still Carries Job Risk - NBC News.com

    Puff, Puff, Pink Slip: Legal Weed Use Still Carries Job Risk - NBC News.com

    u're not being paranoid: Even in Washington and Colorado, smoking a legal joint after work could still get an employee fired. The whirlwind firing-turned-rehiring of a tie-dye-bedecked marijuana buyer in Spokane last week - followed by an admission Friday by Seattle's City Attorney that he took pot to work...

  • Medical pot might mean jobs for struggling Illinois towns - News - Rockford Register Star - Rockford, IL

    Medical pot might mean jobs for struggling Illinois towns - News - Rockford Register Star - Rockford, IL

    CHICAGO — The prospect of adding jobs — even as few as 30 — has led officials in many shrinking Illinois’ communities to set aside any qualms about the state’s legalization of medical marijuana and to get friendly with would-be growers. The aspiring growers and their agents have been racing from ...

  • Affluent community may be player in marijuana debate | The Times Herald | thetimesherald.com

    Affluent community may be player in marijuana debate | The Times Herald | thetimesherald.com

    Just outside Detroit, in a lakeside Eden of mansions, blue blazers and yacht shoes, Michigan marijuana advocates are testing the waters. Since 2010, they’ve seen voters pass ballot proposals to ease marijuana laws in nine cities across the state. This year, they have similar measures headed to electio...

  • LARA proposes broad changes to medical marijuana program

    LARA proposes broad changes to medical marijuana program

    A first-in-the-nation paperless system is envisioned by LARA; the losers in the proposal include the poor, rural residents, the elderly   by Rick Thompson/July 11, 2014 LANSING- Although you won't find it announced in any press release or on the government's website, big changes are being propose...

  • Seattle City Attorney buys weed, hopes DEA won’t mind | Q13 FOX News

    Seattle City Attorney buys weed, hopes DEA won’t mind | Q13 FOX News

    SEATTLE –  City Attorney Pete Holmes tells Q13FOX News he bought pot from Cannabis City in Seattle Tuesday. Holmes told Q13FOX News reporter Dana Rebik why he wanted to do it as he waited in line outside the SODO area pot shop. “The most important take away here is that today marijuana sales became...

  • The Next Five States In Line For Marijuana Reform

    The Next Five States In Line For Marijuana Reform

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Advocates seeking more lenient marijuana laws have no intention of stopping with Colorado and Washington. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have allowed marijuana for medicinal purposes, and more could follow. Here's a look at five of the states that may be welcoming more p...

  • C- For Michigan On National Marijuana Report Card

    C- For Michigan On National Marijuana Report Card

    National organization Americans for Safe Access issued Report Card on July 7; Michigan's weakest score in 'Patient Rights and Civil Protection From Discrimination'   [caption id="attachment_4562" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Michigan ASA contingent, including Greg Pawlowski, Chuck Ream, Jamie Low...

  • Drug enforcement team SANE splits to cover more ground : News : UpNorthLive.com

    Drug enforcement team SANE splits to cover more ground : News : UpNorthLive.com

    After more than 20 years, Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement team, also known as S.A.N.E., split their forces in half. "Drug dealers don't stay within the boundaries, they go outside the boundaries," said Chairman Pete Wallin of the SANE Board of Directors. "We do have our people and the regular officers, ...

  • Few Think the FDA Will Reclassify Marijuana : Roll Call Policy

    Few Think the FDA Will Reclassify Marijuana : Roll Call Policy

    Advocates on both sides of the debate over legalizing marijuana are skeptical that the Food and Drug Administration will recommend reclassifying marijuana out of the highest drug schedule and say little would change even if it did. Douglas C. Throckmorton, deputy director for regulatory programs at the FDA...

  • Marijuana study backed by feds delayed after researcher's firing

    Marijuana study backed by feds delayed after researcher's firing

    As legal marijuana expands in the USA, with recreational sales starting Tuesday in Washington state, a first-of-its-kind pot study approved by the federal government is hitting a snag. A researcher who received federal approval to study medical marijuana's effects on veterans with post-traumatic stress syn...

  • UPDATE: Detroit event offers fun for marijuana supporters

    UPDATE: Detroit event offers fun for marijuana supporters

    UPDATE: Information added!   DETROIT EVENT OFFERS FUN FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA SUPPORTERS  Explore Detroit Historical Museum’s signature exhibit while supporting a major community organization  July 3, 2014. DETROIT- Sander’s Confections. Kresge Department Stores. These are the names of Michigan’...

  • Study: Cannabis May Cure Addiction To Hard Drugs | Collective-Evolution

    Study: Cannabis May Cure Addiction To Hard Drugs | Collective-Evolution

    A new study suggests that cannabinoids may play a crucial role in helping with stimulant addiction. “A growing number of studies support a critical role of the ECBS and its modulation by synthetic or natural cannabinoids in various neurobiological and behavioral aspects of stimulants addiction. Thus, can...

  • Detroit event offers fun for medical marijuana supporters

    Detroit event offers fun for medical marijuana supporters

      DETROIT EVENT OFFERS FUN FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA SUPPORTERS  Explore Detroit Historical Museum’s signature exhibit while supporting a major community organization  July 3, 2014. DETROIT- Sander’s Confections. Kresge Department Stores. These are the names of Michigan’s pioneer retail outlets, an...

  • Detroit, respect drug law reform, says former drug taskforce leader

    Detroit, respect drug law reform, says former drug taskforce leader

    NEWS ADVISORY: July 1, 2014 CONTACT: Darby Beck – darby.beck@leap.cc or (415) 823-5496   FORMER DRUG TASKFORCE LEADER ASKS DETROIT PD TO RESPECT DRUG LAW REFORM   Police Chief Craig Refuses to Meet with Former Drug Taskforce Leader to Discuss Alleged Ethics Violations   [ca...

  • Press release: Ohio Rights Group To Continue Into 2015

    Press release: Ohio Rights Group To Continue Into 2015

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       Contacts:             John Pardee, President of ORG mediarelations@ohiorights.org (614) 300-0529   Date:  July 1, 2014 SUBJECT:  OHIO RIGHTS GROUP TO CONTINUE INTO 2015   (Columbus, OH): The Ohio Rights Group is honored to announce that our ...

  • A Detroit meet and greet with LEAP Executive Director

    A Detroit meet and greet with LEAP Executive Director

    A very special Meet and Greet with Major Neill Franklin, (Ret.) Executive Director of LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition   When: Thursday, July 3rd, 7:30pm-9pm Where: Cannabis Counsel * 2930 E. Jefferson Ave * Detroit, MI 48027 Hosted By: National Patients Rights Association Why: B...

  • Michigan GOP candidate: Ignore my arrests for publicly masturbating in other people’s cars

    Michigan GOP candidate: Ignore my arrests for publicly masturbating in other people’s cars

    A candidate running to represent Michigan’s 95th House district in the state legislature wants you to know that once you look past his bizarre sexual fetish and multiple felony convictions, he is a rock-ribbed conservative Republican, whose “stool of conservatism” is held up by “faith, family and free...

  • Wyclef Jean to headline Cannabis Cup concert in Flint

    Wyclef Jean to headline Cannabis Cup concert in Flint

        FLINT- Three-time Grammy Award winner and hip-hop recording artist extraordinaire Wyclef Jean will be the featured musical guest at the Saturday night celebration during the High Times Cannabis Cup, coming to the Flint area on July 26-27. The High Times Cup is a major event, and the...

  • U.S.: House Committee Votes To Block Marijuana Decriminalization In Washington DC | Hemp News

    U.S.: House Committee Votes To Block Marijuana Decriminalization In Washington DC | Hemp News

    The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed a Republican-sponsored amendment to the 2015 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill intended to prevent the District of Columbia from implementing its recently passed law decriminalizing the possession of marijuana. It also has the ...

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Press Release: High Times Cannabis Cup This Weekend

Press Release: High Times Cannabis Cup This Weekend

 

PRESS RELEASE                                                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 23, 2014
CLIO, MICHIGAN- The High Times Medical Cannabis Cup makes a grand return to Michigan as the nation’s leading industry trade show fires up on Saturday, July 26 in Clio at the Auto City Speedway. The Cup is more an event…

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Rachel Maddow: Exclusive Report on Michigan GOP Spying Operation

Rachel Maddow: Exclusive Report on Michigan GOP Spying Operation

 

Michigan Republican Party operatives caught spying on state Democratic candidates using high-tech gear make a low-tech blunder- they left the memory card behind. Their efforts are now national news, and this doesn’t look good for…

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Photogallery: Michigan Sober Project Takes 1st Place at MDA Muscle Walk

Photogallery: Michigan Sober Project Takes 1st Place at MDA Muscle Walk

The Michigan Sober Project was the largest sponsor in the category of Corporate Flexors in the entire…

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