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  1. Ron Strider

    Ireland: Consultants Yet To Seek Licenses For Cannabis Treatments

    No consultant has applied for a license to use medicinal cannabis to treat a patient, Health Minister Simon Harris has confirmed, Evelyn Ring. "I know there are difficult cases out there and I know that, at a human level, our hearts would go out to anybody in a difficult case," said Mr...
  2. Ron Strider

    NV: Disbarred Las Vegas Lawyer Wanted In Pot Dispensary Scam

    A now-disbarred Las Vegas lawyer and his childhood friend were indicted this month after at least three people were scammed into investing thousands of dollars in a fake medical marijuana company. Easton K. Harris was suspended by the State Bar of Nevada in December 2015 and disbarred in June...
  3. Ron Strider

    Newfoundland: Cannabis Producer Wants To Set Up In Clarenville

    There appears to a budding market for a new type of business in Clarenville. It's so new, in fact, there are currently no development regulations for a proposed "medical cannabis production facility" among the town's rules. A prospective cannabis producer, who wishes to start a business in...
  4. Ron Strider

    MD: Harris Sponsors Medical Marijuana Research Bill

    U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md.-1, has sponsored the Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017, intended to remove some of the hurdles to breakthroughs involving the drug. "As a physician who has conducted NIH-sponsored research, I cannot stress enough how critical this legislation is to the...
  5. Ron Strider

    Why An Anti-Pot Lawmaker Is Pushing For Marijuana Research

    Rep. Andy Harris, M.D., is a towering, surprisingly skinny 60-year-old, but as he walks the halls of Congress no heads turn. Tourists haven't heard of him, national reporters mostly ignore him and rarely does a single one of the thousands of camera phones on the Capitol grounds come out to...
  6. Ron Strider

    UK: 50 Years After The Summer Of Love, Why Is Cannabis Still Illegal

    You always expect the sun to come out for hippies, as though they have their own Californian microclimate. But in Britain, the summer of 1967 started late and ended up rather rainy. Even though the weather didn't live up to the look, this was the first Summer of Love. This is when pot became...
  7. Ron Strider

    CA: Kamala Harris To Trump: Leave Grandma's Marijuana Alone

    Sen. Kamala Harris of California used the year's first big 2020 presidential spotlight Tuesday to rail against Trump administration drug policies and call for easing laws governing marijuana. "Let me tell you what California needs, Jeff Sessions. We need support in dealing with transnational...
  8. K

    Jamaica: St Kitts Gov't Considering Committee To Examine Use Of Marijuana

    Basseterre, St Kitts – The St Kitts/Nevis government says it is considering appointing a broad-based to examine the issues involved in the use of marijuana. Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris says his administration is ready for open dialogue with the relevant stakeholders on the issue of the...
  9. K

    TX: The Five Things You Should Know About Harris County's New Marijuana Policy

    There has been a ton of chatter online lately about Harris County's new marijuana policy and there seems to be quite a bit of confusion surrounding the new policy. New DA, Kim Ogg, has written up a policy that has been agreed upon with the Houston Police Department regarding the enforcement of...
  10. K

    Laura Harris New Director Of Colorado Cannabis Chamber Of Commerce

    Laura Harris directed the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division when all the state knew was the medical market. Now she's joining the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce (C4) to help businesses work with legislators and understand the laws put in place. C4 is a nonprofit chamber of...
  11. K

    Lawmaker - Recreational Weed's Future In PA Relies On Success Of Medical Marijuana

    A Democratic state representative from Philadelphia plans to push a bill to legalize recreational marijuana during the new legislative session that began in Harrisburg on Tuesday. But Rep. Jordan Harris, D-186th, knows his success of broadly legalizing pot in Pennsylvania likely will hinge on...
  12. K

    TX: No More Jail Time For Marijuana Misdemeanors In Harris County

    The new District Attorney Kim Ogg made some fairly groundbreaking (for Texas) announcements for Harris County in regard to how marijuana misdemeanors will be handled. According to NewsFix, following her inauguration she made the following comments: "All misdemeanor possession of marijuana...
  13. K

    Ireland: Simon Harris Pledges To Take Action On Medicinal Cannabis

    Minister for Health Simon Harris has promised the mother of an ill child that he will take action on the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes in January. The Minister made the promise to Vera Twomey after she embarked on a walk from Co Cork to Leinster House in order to draw attention to...
  14. K

    Ireland: Simon Harris Pledges To Take Action On Medicinal Cannabis

    Minister for Health Simon Harris has promised the mother of an ill child that he will take action on the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes in January. The Minister made the promise to Vera Twomey after she embarked on a walk from Co Cork to Leinster House in order to draw attention to...
  15. K

    CT: An Industry Creating Jobs - Yes, It's Medical Cannabis

    The news is gloomy for Connecticut's head-in-the-sand conservatives who scoffed at the 2012 legalization of marijuana for the treatment of debilitating ailments. That conjured image of a stoner paradise, with nodding-and-winking proprietors of state medical-cannabis dispensaries happily...
  16. K

    CT: An Industry Creating Jobs - Yes, It's Medical Cannabis

    The news is gloomy for Connecticut's head-in-the-sand conservatives who scoffed at the 2012 legalization of marijuana for the treatment of debilitating ailments. That conjured image of a stoner paradise, with nodding-and-winking proprietors of state medical-cannabis dispensaries happily...
  17. R

    Cannabis Party Candidate Joins The Race For London Mayor

    An elderly hippy aims to campaign for the legalisation of cannabis by joining the mayoral contest – backed by the multi-millionaire founder of social networking site Bebo. Lee Harris – who 50 years ago was among the first to seek the prohibition of drugs in Britain, is gathering the required...