• GOP plotting to block DC's new pot law | TheHill

    GOP plotting to block DC's new pot law | TheHill

    House Republicans next year will try to block Washington, D.C.'s, newly enacted law legalizing recreational marijuana. Rep. Andy Harris said he "absolutely" intends to launch a push to dismantle the new law when Congress returns with an empowered GOP majority in the 114th Congress. The Maryland Republic...

  • Incoming Illinois Gov. Blasts MMJ Licensing Process : Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

    Incoming Illinois Gov. Blasts MMJ Licensing Process : Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

    Illinois’ highlight secretive process for awarding medical marijuana business licenses doesn’t sit well with new governor-elect Bruce Rauner, who is calling for changes that would increase transparency. Rauner said the process is “rigged” and criticized the fact that the identities of applicants, a...

  • Attorney: Correction officer's death is 'tragic outcome' in marijuana butter case | MLive.com

    Attorney: Correction officer's death is 'tragic outcome' in marijuana butter case | MLive.com

    KENT COUNTY, MI — The attorney for a former Kent County sheriff's sergeant facing drug charges called the man's sudden death Sunday "tragic" after more than two decades of faithful law enforcement service in the county. Timothy Bernhardt, 49, spent 22 years with the Kent County Sheriff's Department and w...

  • Officer convicted in marijuana butter case takes his own life

    Officer convicted in marijuana butter case takes his own life

    "Further stalling of legislation like House Bill 5104 will eventually push us to move out of state, like so many other Michigan families have already done, in order to help guarantee the safety of our family." Jim Powers by Rick Thompson/November 17, 2014   GRAND RAPIDS- One of the correction...

  • NFL: Pot not so bad, but pills are killer

    NFL: Pot not so bad, but pills are killer

    Editor's Note: This article, in an abbreviated form, appeared on the High Times Magazine website under the title, "DEA Targets NFL Doctors Who Provide Pills" This is the full, unedited version.- Rick Thompson, Editor, The Compassion Chronicles    by Rick Thompson/November 17, 2014 DETRO...

  • Enough Signatures Collected in Nevada to Put Cannabis Legalization to a Vote | The Joint Blog

    Enough Signatures Collected in Nevada to Put Cannabis Legalization to a Vote | The Joint Blog

    The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana says it’s collected over 170,000 signatures to put their cannabis legalization initiative to a vote in Nevada. The group plans to submit the signature’s to the Clark County Clerk’s office on Wednesday. Once the clerk’s office verifies that at least 102,000 of the...

  • CNN Marijuana Legalization Debate: Ethan Nadelmann vs. Kevin Sabet - YouTube

    CNN Marijuana Legalization Debate: Ethan Nadelmann vs. Kevin Sabet - YouTube

    The 2014 Election was big for marijuana legalization. Oregon, Alaska and DC all said no to marijuana prohibition. Don Lemon of CNN hosts a passionate debate with DPA’s Ethan Nadelmann vs. Kevin Sabet. via CNN Marijuana Legalization Debate: Ethan Nadelmann vs. Kevin Sabet - YouTube. ...

  • Marijuana Patient Sues After Firm Won't Hire Her - ABC News

    Marijuana Patient Sues After Firm Won't Hire Her - ABC News

    A graduate student has sued a textile company for refusing to hire her for a two-month internship because she uses medical marijuana to treat frequent and debilitating migraine headaches, a decision her lawyer calls discrimination. Christine Callaghan, who is studying textiles at the University of Rhode Is...

  • Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Approved by Arkansas Attorney General | The Joint Blog

    Initiative to Legalize Cannabis Approved by Arkansas Attorney General | The Joint Blog

    Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has given approval to the Arkansas Hemp & Marijuana Amendment, a constitutional amendment initiative which would legalize both recreational and medical cannabis. The initiative, put forth by Arkansas Citizens’ Alliance for the Legalization of Marijuana (CALM)...

  • COA hears arguments on local pot laws

    COA hears arguments on local pot laws

        GRAND RAPIDS- Lawyers argued the legality of liberalizing marijuana laws on a local level today in the Michigan Court of Appeals. At issue is a 2012 Grand Rapids charter amendment that decriminalizes the use and possession of small amounts of marijuana by adults 21 and over. The move changed ...

  • Aboriginal Group Looking to Grow MMJ in Canada : Marijuana Business Daily

    Aboriginal Group Looking to Grow MMJ in Canada : Marijuana Business Daily

    The Penticton Indian Band, a First Nation community in Canada, may approve a plan to start growing medical marijuana on its lands in British Columbia. If members sign off on the plan, Penticton Indian Band would become the first aboriginal group to become federally licensed to produce cannabis, and it coul...

  • ACLU Files Suit Over Medical Marijuana Discrimination | American Civil Liberties Union

    ACLU Files Suit Over Medical Marijuana Discrimination | American Civil Liberties Union

    The ACLU of Rhode Island has filed a lawsuit today on behalf of a URI graduate student who was denied summer employment this year at a fabrics company because of her status as a registered medical marijuana user. The suit, filed in R.I. Superior Court by ACLU volunteer attorney Carly Beauvais Iafrate, is o...

  • Medical marijuana program airing in 2015

    Medical marijuana program airing in 2015

        [caption id="attachment_9902" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Dr. Partha Nandi of the 'Ask Dr. Nandi' television show[/caption] by Rick Thompson/November 12, 2014 FARMINGTON HILLS- The airing schedule for the 'Ask Dr. Nandi' television show has been announced, and the episode titled...

  • Michigan's NORML elects new board members

    Michigan's NORML elects new board members

    [caption id="attachment_9894" align="aligncenter" width="500"] MiNORML Quarterly Meeting group photo Nov 2014[/caption] by Rick Thompson/November 11, 2014 MT. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN- At a meeting in Mt. Pleasant, the Michigan chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (MiNORML) ap...

  • Medical Marijuana: Parents of Kids with Epilepsy Search for Cure

    Medical Marijuana: Parents of Kids with Epilepsy Search for Cure

    When you’re driving across the country with a stash of marijuana in your trunk, you follow the speed limit. You signal when changing lanes. You might even pick a route that skips Colorado, because ever since recreational pot was legalized there, police just over state lines have been on the lookout for ...

  • Washtenaw County patient meeting Nov 12

    Washtenaw County patient meeting Nov 12

    Do you have questions about becoming a licensed medical marijuana patient? Do you have a loved one that could benefit from medical cannabis, but you don't know where to start? Are you a licensed patient or caregiver with legal questions? My Compassion a 501(c)(3) nonprofit for medical marijuana educati...

  • Loretta Lynch Seen As Strong Civil Rights Defender

    Loretta Lynch Seen As Strong Civil Rights Defender

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch was a federal prosecutor in New York when she encountered an astonishing case of police brutality: the broomstick sodomy of a Haitian immigrant in a precinct bathroom. The 1997 assault on Abner Louima set off street protests, frayed race relations and led to one of the mos...

  • BREAKING: NYC Makes Historic Move For Marijuana With 25g Rule | High Times

    BREAKING: NYC Makes Historic Move For Marijuana With 25g Rule | High Times

    On the heels of speculation swirling Sunday that New York would end the prosecution and arrest of individuals for low-level marijuana possession, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced that possession of 25g or less of cannabis would no longer be an arrestable offense. The change to the city's policy w...

  • After dozens of suicide attempts, mom says MI's mental health system has nearly abandoned her son - WXYZ.com

    After dozens of suicide attempts, mom says MI's mental health system has nearly abandoned her son - WXYZ.com

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  • Marijuana Detection Device Coming In 2015 | High Times

    Marijuana Detection Device Coming In 2015 | High Times

    The mad scientists of marijuana prohibition are hell bent on sucking all the fun out of getting stoned in hotel rooms and rental properties with the invention of a new smoke detector that detects marijuana compounds. Designed primarily as a tattletale mechanism for landlords and the hotel industry, AirGuard w...

  • 8 Michigan cities legalize marijuana

    8 Michigan cities legalize marijuana

    8 Michigan cities adopt legalization measures in 2014, states of Florida, Alaska and Washington, D.C. do, too   During the 2014 election season, eight Michigan cities have voted to eliminate all local penalties for the possession, use, transfer and transportation of small amounts of marijuana. Two...

  • Guam adopts medical marijuana

    Guam adopts medical marijuana

    According to the final, unofficial results of yesterday’s General Election, with all 58 precincts counted, medical marijuana is now the law in Guam. According to the Pacific Daily News: And more than 56 percent of voters want medicinal marijuana legalized on Guam, the results show, which means the gover...

  • Marijuana issue makes ballots across state, country

    Marijuana issue makes ballots across state, country

    Tuesday's election is the first in Michigan and across the nation to reflect in key ways that Americans are shifting in their attitudes toward marijuana.   Tuesday's election is the first in Michigan and first across the nation to reflect a widespread movement in the change of attitudes on the issu...

  • Election night features marijuana-themed coverage

    Election night features marijuana-themed coverage

    81 different local and state marijuana proposals across the US; national broadcast features Michigan report live from Lansing   [caption id="attachment_9862" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Belleville at the 2014 High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in Michigan[/caption] by TCC Staff/November 3, 2014 ...

  • Toledo Hemp Company Provides Blankets to City Homeless

    Toledo Hemp Company Provides Blankets to City Homeless

    Editor's Note: This is a press release from the Toledo Hemp Company. Full disclosure: I provided editorial input on the creation of the Release.   Rick Thompson, Editor, The Compassion Chronicles [caption id="attachment_1920" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Kevin Spitler and Trena Martin from Kala...

  • U.S. DEA 'Most Interested' in U.S. Investors in Canadian Marijuana Firms

    U.S. DEA 'Most Interested' in U.S. Investors in Canadian Marijuana Firms

    With marijuana still illegal on a federal level in the United States, American investors in Canadian medical marijuana can be seen as violating the Controlled Substances Act, according to some U.S experts. And the use of the banking system to transfer the proceeds of such investments could be seen as money la...

  • Feds, Denver police conduct raids on six marijuana grow sites | FOX31 Denver

    Feds, Denver police conduct raids on six marijuana grow sites | FOX31 Denver

    DENVER — Federal agents and the Denver Police Department conducted multiple raids on marijuana growing operations in the city Tuesday morning. They seized thousands of plants and hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Denver Police Department would only say it was “conducting an ongoing investigation in...

  • Doctor dissects US Attorney in marijuana rescheduling hearing

    Doctor dissects US Attorney in marijuana rescheduling hearing

      Assistant US Attorney Gregory Broderick stumbled badly in his cross-examination of Dr. Carl Hart in federal evidentiary hearings to determine the constitutional basis of the federal Schedule I classification of cannabis, appearing at times to even tacitly endorse the idea that cannabis has medic...

  • Cincinnati Council Committee Unanimously Approves Cannabis Expungement Bill | The Joint Blog

    Cincinnati Council Committee Unanimously Approves Cannabis Expungement Bill | The Joint Blog

    The Cincinnati City Council Law and Public Safety Committee has given unanimous approval to a proposal by Councilmember Charlie Winburn to allow for the expungement of cannabis possession misdemeanors. The measure is now up for a full Council vote, which is expected to come this week. Under the proposed la...

  • Michigan's Cannabis Voter Guides

    Michigan's Cannabis Voter Guides

    Three guides are indexed and explained; all three feature a Schauer/Totten recommendation   by Rick Thompson/October 27, 2014 2014 has been a particularly nasty election cycle. New sources of seemingly unrestricted advertising have hammered away at candidates in election races from local contests to the...

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GOP plotting to block DC's new pot law | TheHill

GOP plotting to block DC's new pot law | TheHill

House Republicans next year will try to block Washington, D.C.’s, newly enacted law legalizing recreational marijuana.

Rep. Andy Harris said he “absolutely” intends to launch a push to dismantle the new law when Congress returns with an empowered GOP majority in the 114th Congress.

The Maryland Republican, who…

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Incoming Illinois Gov. Blasts MMJ Licensing Process : Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Incoming Illinois Gov. Blasts MMJ Licensing Process : Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Illinois’ highlight secretive process for awarding medical marijuana business licenses doesn’t sit well with new governor-elect Bruce Rauner, who is calling for changes that would increase transparency.

Rauner said the process is “rigged” and criticized the fact that the identities of applicants, as well as those of the…

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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

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