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Republicans for Cannabis: Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul Work for Industrial Hemp

Republicans for Cannabis: Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul Work for Industrial Hemp

Two conservative Republicans have come out in support of industrial hemp. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, both Republican senators from Kentucky, are working to bring industrial hemp back to Kentucky, where it was once a major crop. In fact, the battle to legalize hemp has already succeeded at the state level, where a bill to […]

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Good News! Forfeiture Grab Thwarted

Good news for the good guys! In a blatant attempt at seizing a valuable, mortgage-free property, the DEA instituted forfeiture proceedings against a motel-owner, shocked shocked that dealing might be going on in the parking lot.  Caswell Motel Case Marks a Victory Against Federal Forfeiture Abuse crossposted; Stop The Drug War The shocking part of […]

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Drug War Database May Include Medical Marijuana Patients

Drug War Database May Include Medical Marijuana Patients

If you use medical marijuana, your name and prescription may be entered into a state database that will now be made available to local police, as well as state police and agents of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, according to an article in the Boston Globe. The Prescription Monitoring Program, a database originally created by […]

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Report from Amsterdam: Weed Hangs On Under Attack

Report from Amsterdam: Weed Hangs On Under Attack

  In the last 4 decades Amsterdam has been known as the modern Sodom and Gomorrah and is on the bucket list of many herb lovers all over the world. But the freedom of smoking cannabis has been endangered over the course of this year to a point where everybody believed it was going to […]

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Lester Grinspoon Speaks at Victory Celebration Dec. 8

Lester Grinspoon Speaks at Victory Celebration Dec. 8

Dr. Lester Grinspoon, the world’s most widely published author regarding the medical application of cannabis and thought by many to be the grandfather of modern medicinal cannabis research, was honored at a members’ meeting Dec. 8 at the Summer Shack in Cambridge, along with  pro-cannabis activists Maddy Webster, Mike Crawford (“Mike Cann”), and Matt Allen. […]

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No Dispensaries in My Backyard–Towns Anticipate Medical Marijuana

Several Massachusetts  communities are anticipating the possible advent of medical marijuana by moving to ban dispensaries within their own town limits. According to reports by the Boston Globe, Reading, Wakefield, and Melrose are considering bans on any dispensaries in those towns, and Malden is considering a measure confining dispensaries to industrial zones.  

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Patients, Caregivers and Treatment Centers: Who Can Grow and How?

(This article first appeared in Mass Grass. It has been changed from the original publication and contains corrections.) Bill Downing Cannabis will soon be grown across the state for medical purposes. We expect most of you activists would like to grow some too. What are the chances we will be able to grow and that […]

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