Washington Moving to Re-Legalize Medical Marijuana Seeds and Plants
For several years, Washington medical marijuana patients have been in a conundrum.
Aside from the state-licensed commercial grow houses supplying retail dispensaries, they are the only people in the state allowed to cultivate cannabis, and the only people allowed to grow their own marijuana supply at home. (Washington’s recreational legalization law does not allow home grow.)
They have this privilege—but mostly in theory—as they have to break the law to exercise it.
Since the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries closed a few years ago (all dispensaries in Washington are retail dispensaries), there’s no legal way for medical cannabis patients to buy marijuana seeds or clones.
How Alaska Gun Nuts May Save Legal Marijuana in California (And Beyond)
In the last month of 2012, much of America was in the grips of a mass psychosis.
A disturbed, mentally ill young man who had access to military-grade weaponry and a cache of ammunition used his arsenal to murder his mother and then a roomful of 5- and 6-year old schoolchildren, their teacher and their principal.
Rather than question the state of affairs that could have led to such a thing or take action to prevent a redux, immediate reactions to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School included denial—like insisting the tragedy of inconceivable scale was a conspiracy to take away Americans’ 300 million firearms—followed by a flurry of NRA-funded lawmaking to ensure such a conspiracy could never come true (and simultaneously preserving both “gun rights” and the likelihood that similar gun massacres could continue unimpeded, as they have in the ensuing four years).
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Activists Celebrate Milestone Moment, One Step Closer to Hemp Legalization
The National Hemp Association (NHA) recently announced that it had reached its goal of gathering over 130,000 signatures on its petition to Congress to “Allow American Farmers to Grow Industrial Hemp.”
The signature drive campaign began on January 20 through Change.org and related campaigns established to legalize industrial hemp cultivation in the United States.
The NHA will present its petition at the annual “Hemp on the Hill Expo and Conversation” to be held in Washington, D.C. on February 28, hosted by several congress people including Congressman Earl Blumenauer and Senator Ron Wyden, both Democrats from Oregon, and Kentucky Democrat, Congressman James Comer.
California Woman Denied Essential Heart Transplant Because She Uses MMJ
This is a sad story that will infuriate you.
Summer Waltman, 23, was born with fetal alcohol syndrome and has suffered heart complications for most of her life.
She is in severe need of a heart transplant and is generally a good candidate. However, she has been denied.
She is also a good candidate for a medical pump that could extend her life from days to years. But she was also denied this option.
Why? Because Summer Waltman uses medical marijuana for pain management and comfort.
“It seems to me like they’re just sending her just to die,” Waltman’s cousin Andrew Babcock told a local CBS station in Sacramento, California.
Arizona to Give Marijuana Legalization Another Try
Marijuana legalization came within 70,000 votes in Arizona of having a perfect record on Election Day. Of the five states with adult-use cannabis legalization measures on the ballot, Arizona’s Prop. 205 was the only one to fail in November, thanks largely to the best-funded opposition effort in the country—and at 51.32 percent opposed to 48.68 percent in favor, the lone setback was a narrow loss.
Barring unprecedented intervention from Donald Trump’s Justice Department, marijuana legalization’s record great success seems to all but guarantee that Arizona voters will consider the question again in 2018.
One citizen-led effort is already afoot—and if Safer Arizona has its way, the state will have some of the most permissive marijuana laws in the country.
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