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  1. Ron Strider

    RI: Judge Licht Says Smithfield Can't Curtail Rights Of Medical Cannabis Growers

    Smithfield can't restrict the rights of state-licensed medical cannabis growers through its zoning ordinance, said Superior Court Judge Richard Licht in putting a temporary injunction on the town's new zoning ordinance that restricted caregivers from 12 to 2 plants, among other reductions in...
  2. Ron Strider

    VA: Seeking Middle Ground On Justice Reform, Gillespie Calls For Looser Cannabis Laws

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie called Wednesday for loosening Virginia's marijuana laws, raising the state's grand larceny threshold and ending driver's license suspensions for unpaid court costs as part of a broad effort to reform the state's criminal justice system...
  3. Ron Strider

    Jeff Sessions Prepping For Medical Marijuana Crackdown

    Next week, the Task Force on Crime and Public Safety led by President Trump is expected to release a report linking cannabis in general to violent crimes. Activists fear that the report is going to snowball into tougher sentences on possession, growing and selling marijuana and a general medical...
  4. Ron Strider

    Court: Iowa State University Wrong To Block Pot T-Shirt

    Iowa State University lost another appeal in a federal court case over the decision of administrators to prevent a marijuana advocacy group from printing a T-shirt that included the university logo and a marijuana leaf. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday for the second time said...
  5. Ron Strider

    Philippines Explains Drug War To UN: Rights For Most but Not All

    Addressing the mounting criticisms of the war on drugs, the Philippine delegation in Geneva fell short of recognizing the universal characteristic of human rights as it told a United Nations assembly that the Duterte administration's campaign is to protect the rights of "majority" of Filipinos...
  6. K

    Canada: As Pot Legalization Nears, Cannabis Industry Can't Forget Workers' Rights

    When it comes to workplace safety and rights for cannabis workers in Canada, the recent report by the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation leaves some labour advocates a bit dazed and confused. The Canadian cannabis industry is poised to become a significant player in our...
  7. K

    Half Baked - The Brave New World Of Branding Weed

    In last week's election, California voters passed Prop 64, which means recreational marijuana can be sold and used by persons over 21 within the state. But don't get excited about the gold rush just yet. Recreational users won't be able to buy from medical dispensaries without a prescription...
  8. K

    BC: Pot Advocate Says Fight For Rights Won't Stop After Legalization

    Vancouver — A special federal task force working to help Ottawa draft legislation to legalize pot is meeting in Vancouver today, but, of course, not without protest. Local activists promise to rally outside as members, including BC's top doctor Perry Kendall, talk to experts as they research...
  9. K

    Debate Over Marijuana In Missouri More Than Just A Puff Of Smoke

    Last week a group of Missouri prosecutors announced they had taken legal steps to block voter consideration of a medical marijuana proposition on the November ballot. In a news release, the group said it opposes the measure because pot is illegal under federal law. "Missouri law cannot usurp...
  10. K

    Debate Over Marijuana In Missouri More Than Just A Puff Of Smoke

    Last week a group of Missouri prosecutors announced they had taken legal steps to block voter consideration of a medical marijuana proposition on the November ballot. In a news release, the group said it opposes the measure because pot is illegal under federal law. "Missouri law cannot usurp...
  11. K

    CA: Long Beach Wins Lawsuit Filed Over Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

    Long Beach officials announced this morning they have prevailed in a lawsuit filed four years ago challenging the city's ban on medical marijuana dispensaries on the grounds the ban violated the rights of those with disabilities. The decision, handed down July 12 by the Court of Appeal, isn't...
  12. K

    How Gay Rights Advocacy Gave Rise To The Marijuana Movement

    The medical marijuana movement probably wouldn't have happened without San Francisco's gay rights movement. Marijuana policy reform and gay rights may at first appear to operate in entirely separate advocacy spheres in the United States, but the two movements actually share a deep common...
  13. R

    The corporate legalization movement v human rights

    Lorraine Dechter, General Manager of KZYX interviews Ron Kiczenski for the Cannabis Hour's May 5, 2016 episode. This is a show Monsanto, the Drug Policy Alliance, MPP , and NORML would not want you to hear. If you care about human rights , food , and freedom , take the time to hear and share...
  14. R

    BC: Draft Bylaw May Restrict Rights For Medical Marijuana Patients

    A member of a planning commission for rural Shuswap communities has put the brakes on a bylaw she fears infringes upon the rights of medical marijuana growers and patients, and not a moment too soon according to local cannabis activists. Jenya Mudrie, a member of the electoral area 'D'...
  15. R

    Ontario Medical Marijuana Users Rights Violated By Liberal Government

    They're smoking and drinking much stronger stuff in Toronto at Queen's Park in contrast to the stuff we've got down here in Windsor. Or it at least seems that way when you read over their latest assault on medical marijuana users' rights. How else do you explain reclassifying medical...
  16. R

    Segregating Medical Marijuana Patients Isn't The Answer

    In 1997 my father was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer. He underwent treatments, both conventional and alternative, and despite a courageous fight, he passed away in the spring of 1998. During his illness I visited with him and my mother quite often and remember how people looked...
  17. K

    Search Warrant: Drug Task Force Tricks

    It was just before noon when I was suddenly startled by a loud noise. As I went to see what was going on, I got no more than two steps when I looked up and had numerous Drug Task Force officers with guns pointed at me yelling to get on the ground. I was so startled and shaken up I had no clue...
  18. S

    Aloha and Mahalo

    Hi Everyone My name is Byron, and I am grateful for everyone's involvement in keeping Cannabis cultivation and usage alive for all these years. I finally decided to get more political as I don't like what is happening in this country. I believe it is my constitutional right to use...
  19. P

    Know your rights

    When it comes to be searched, it's seems like ever day a pot head keeps getting busted for not knowing his rights so here's a list. 1. If an individual voluntarily consents to a search, no warrant is needed. In order for a consent search to be legal, the individual must be in control of the...
  20. greengo840

    Legal question about loosing home?

    Does anyone know? In CA, even if you had a prescription could your home be taken from you by the federal govn?