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Posted: 2015-10-26 15:30:00
The decision to remove caps on the interest rates banks can pay is a step in the right direction.
Posted: 2015-10-26 04:00:00
New guidelines issued by the American Cancer Society present yet another wrinkle for women who are trying to make informed decisions about their health care.
Posted: 2015-10-26 04:00:00
A new contract helps the efforts not only to improve pay in the auto industry, but to press for a higher minimum wage.
Posted: 2015-10-25 04:00:00
Imagining Capitol Hill as a Sci-Fi Show
There’s a surfeit of promising material for an upcoming TV series about an alien spawn that eats the brains of congressmen.
Posted: 2015-10-25 04:00:00
Save Puerto Rico Before It Goes Broke
The Obama administration has offered a new rescue plan for the island, but Congress will have to act on it.
Posted: 2015-10-25 04:00:00
The Law School Debt Crisis
American law schools are increasingly charging outrageously high tuition and sticking taxpayers with the tab for loan defaults when students fail to become lawyers.
Posted: 2015-10-24 04:00:00
Mr. Obama Is Right to Veto Defense Bill
By rejecting the $612 billion spending bill, the president could force Congress to end an era of fiscal mismanagement on Capitol Hill.
Posted: 2015-10-24 04:00:00
Wise Moves After an Officer Dies
The shooting in East Harlem underscores the agonizing judgment calls the criminal justice system has to make.
Posted: 2015-09-01 04:00:00
Manipulating the Work Schedule to Keep Worker Pay Low
Some companies are starting to change their dubious policies, but unpredictable scheduling is still widespread.
Posted: 2015-08-31 04:00:00
Let Consumers Use Better, Cheaper Cable Boxes
Connecting a set-top box should be as easy as activating a new cellphone on a wireless network.

Posted: 2015-10-22 19:45:05
Earlier this week, the Brookings Institution issued a report that takes the federal government to task for undermining research on medical cannabis. In “Ending the U.S. government's war on...
Posted: 2015-10-21 00:48:00
The ruling that may spell the end of federal interference with state medical marijuana programs comes with a good dose of irony. When Senior U.S. District Judge Charles R. Breyer yesterday effectively...
Posted: 2015-10-20 04:47:00
In a major victory for medical cannabis patients and providers, a federal judge in California has ruled that the prosecutions of medical cannabis defendants must be consistent with the Rohrabacher-Farr...
Posted: 2015-10-19 19:48:13
Join us for Rally for Medical Cannabis in Anne Arundel County Tonight at 5:30pm
  Activist will be holding a rally for medical cannabis before the Anne Arundel County Council hearing tonight at 5:30pm. We need all the support we can get. If you are a medical cannabis...
Posted: 2015-10-19 18:40:36
October 2015 ASA Activist Newsletter
The October 2015 issue of the ASA Activist Newsletter is finally out!  Our monthly newsletter is your go to guide for the most up to date information on state and federal legislation, product...
Posted: 2015-10-19 15:00:01
Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state
Contents (Scroll down for details and links): News National California Local Events October 20, 2016 – ASA and SAMM Planning Meeting to Stop the Grow Ban (Petaluma) October 21, 2015 –...
Posted: 2015-10-16 21:31:44
2 Minutes or Less Could Change the Lives of 3 Patients
Two minutes or less could help put an end to the federal war on patients and change the lives of the three members of the “Kettle Falls Five”! Rolland Gregg, his wife Michelle Gregg, and...
Posted: 2015-10-12 15:00:05
Medical cannabis news, events, and more from all over the state
Contents (Scroll down for details and links): News National California Local Events October 14, 2015 – Halloween Costume Contest at the Sacramento NORML Meeting (Sacramento) October 15,...
Posted: 2015-10-09 23:07:02
The Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act will license and regulate commercial medical cannabis activity in California
California Governor Jerry Brown signed three historic bills today that will finally license and regulate commercial medical cannabis activity in the state. Known collectively as the Medical Marijuana...
Posted: 2015-10-09 17:00:00
Demand President Obama Pardon The Kettle Falls Medical Cannabis Defendants
Kettle Falls Defendants Charged For the past few years Americans have been outraged by the Kettle Falls Five medical cannabis case. In August of 2012 the Drug Enforcement Agency seized cannabis...

Posted: 2015-10-24 15:08:36
Recently, I had my attitude checked in a marijuana dispensary. You read that right: a weed shop. If you know me personally, and are judging me right now, save it 'til the end; you may be checking...
Posted: 2015-10-24 12:59:10
Brookings report will help open the national dialogue on this issue. It certainly gets high marks for re-focusing the issue back to where it belongs, the federal government's intractable cannabis...
Posted: 2015-10-23 20:27:10
Hillary Clinton just had the best week of her campaign yet. Not only did she shine at the Benghazi hearing yesterday, three of her Democratic opponents dropped out of the presidential nomination...
Posted: 2015-10-20 15:18:15
Sunil Kumar Aggarwal: Cannabis, Medical Science, and Fundamental Human Rights, With Dr. Ethan Russo
Where cannabis has been made medicinally available in a limited fashion via local regulatory frameworks, which often in themselves conflict with higher-level jurisdictional laws, it is most certainly...
Posted: 2015-10-20 11:30:01
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Win Battle Against Federal Crackdown
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Posted: 2015-10-19 10:59:26
Many States Still Grapple With Regulating Medical Marijuana
This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo... Read more: Medical Marijuana,...
Posted: 2015-10-16 12:11:27
Sam Tracy: This Pro-Marijuana Mascot May Hurt Ohio's Chances of Legalization
That's right, ResponsibleOhio is the first marijuana legalization campaign in the country to have a mascot -- a cartoon superhero with a marijuana bud for a head, at that. Buddie (yes, that's...
Posted: 2015-10-14 20:02:45
Chris Weigant: Taking Marijuana Reform Seriously
The concept that the federal "War On Weed" needs to end is now about as mainstream as it gets, and after the people have led so admirably on the issue in the past decade, the politicians are...
Posted: 2015-10-14 10:29:51
David Casarett, M.D.: California's Medical Marijuana Mistake
You could point to lots of problems that Proposition 215 created. The problem that has been most troublesome, in my opinion, is the ease with which anyone with $30 can get a letter of recommendation...
Posted: 2015-10-06 14:55:20
Fiona Ma: Colorado's Cannabis Industry Growing Pains Provide Lessons Learned for California
Nearly 20 years after California jump-started a national dialogue on medicinal cannabis, the Legislature and the Governor have succeeded in negotiating a set of new bills to bring law and order...

Posted: 2015-10-23 21:37:00
Early this week, the Brookings Institution released a report titled ‘Ending the U.S. government’s war on medical marijuana research’, which analyzes the ways in which the federal...
Posted: 2015-10-21 17:11:55
A Gallup poll released Wednesday shows 58% of adults in the United States think marijuana should be made legal, up from 51% in October 2014. Just 40% think it should remain illegal. The national...
Posted: 2015-10-20 21:18:59
On Monday, the Liberal Party in Canada won the national elections by wide margins, promising an impending shift in a number of policy areas, including marijuana. Newly elected Prime Minister...
Posted: 2015-10-20 17:58:11
Federal Court Ruling Is Big Win for Medical Marijuana Patients, Businesses
A federal judge ruled Monday that a budget amendment approved by Congress prevents the Department of Justice from taking action against medical marijuana patients and providers who are operating...
Posted: 2015-10-20 16:28:58
Maryland Medical Marijuana Seminars This Week – Free for Physicians
Our allies at Patients Out of Time, in partnership with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission and the Maryland Cannabis Industry Association, are hosting two half-day seminars about medical...
Posted: 2015-10-16 21:39:13
MPP’s Dan Riffle Discusses Impact of Marijuana Initiatives on Presidential Election
MPP has been paying close attention to the slate of candidates running for president next year. Marijuana policy reform has been coming up more and more as the hopefuls try to adjust to increasing...
Posted: 2015-10-15 15:53:40
Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Work Group Issues Report Urging Swift Legislative Action
At the beginning of the summer, Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Dave Reed appointed a work group to develop recommendations for House medical cannabis legislation. Late last month, the group...
Posted: 2015-10-15 15:22:59
Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Recommends New Conditions Again
The Medical Cannabis Advisory Board agreed last week to recommend adding eight new medical conditions to Illinois’ medical cannabis pilot program. The conditions are chronic pain syndrome,...
Posted: 2015-10-14 16:56:05
Marijuana Policy at the Democratic Presidential Debate
Last night, the first Democratic Party national presidential debates took place, and as expected, the issue of marijuana policy was addressed. Bernie Sanders stood out by becoming the first...
Posted: 2015-10-12 03:00:00
Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Historic Medical Marijuana Regulations
Gov. Brown signed three landmark bills on Friday that together usher in a new era for medical marijuana patients and those who provide to them. AB 243, AB 266, and SB 643 establish important...

Posted: 2015-10-25 20:54:31
By Robert Bergman, If you really want to maximize the outcome of your harvest, you are going to need to figure out a few things. You’ll need to be able to identify...
Posted: 2015-10-25 20:27:26
If elected president of the United States, neurosurgeon Ben Carson would not only continue the nation’s war on drugs, he would “intensify” it. In a recent interview with Glenn...
Posted: 2015-10-23 08:14:48
A new study published in the most recent issue of the journal Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that activation of the body’s...
Posted: 2015-10-23 00:27:51
Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform Bill Passes U.S Senate Judiciary Committee
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee voted 15 to 5 today to pass the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, which would reduce mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses, expand early release...
Posted: 2015-10-21 17:05:14
New Gallup Poll: 58% of Americans Support Legalizing Cannabis, Up 7% from Last Year
A newly released Gallup poll has found that 58% of adults in the U.S. believe that cannabis should be made legal, up from 51% the last time the question was asked by Gallup in October, 2014....
Posted: 2015-10-20 18:18:18
Federal Court Tells DEA to Leave Dispensaries Alone
In a hugely important decision, a federal court in California has ruled that the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) interpretation of a federal medical cannabis provision which was...
Posted: 2015-10-20 17:54:38
Canada’s Liberals Sweep to Victory—With a Marijuana Legalization Platform
By Phillip Smith, Led by Justin Trudeau, Canada’s Liberal Party swept to a strong victory in Monday’s elections. While results were still being tallied Monday night,...
Posted: 2015-10-19 22:40:04
Leaked United Nations Paper Calls for Decriminalizing Drug Use and Possession
By Drug Policy Alliance Drug Decriminalization Rapidly Emerging as Consensus Goal of Drug Policy, Public Safety and Health Stakeholders as 2016 UN Special Session on Drugs Approaches Momentum...
Posted: 2015-10-19 22:20:55
Mexico Supreme Court to Consider Legalizing Recreational Cannabis
On October 28, the Mexico Supreme Court is set to discuss a proposal that would effectively legalize the possession, use and production of cannabis for recreational purposes. According to Reuters,...
Posted: 2015-10-19 03:08:37
Nullification in Effect: Oregonians Defy Feds, Spend Millions on Marijuana in First Week of Legal Sales
By Tenth Amendment Center SALEM, Ore. (Oct. 18, 2015) – In the first week of limited marijuana sales in Oregon, dispensaries sold a staggering $11 million of weed – more than double the numbers...