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How to Understand DC: An Interview with Adam Eidinger

How to Understand DC: An Interview with Adam Eidinger

“This is what a liberated city looks like,” declared Adam Eidinger in his keynote address to DC’s recent Capitol CannaShow.   Perhaps that should be understood as a forward-looking statement because, as most high intent users realize, the current cannabis scene in DC is plenty strange. Eidinger suggested a link between suffering and liberation. That’s ... Read More
 
3 States Likely to Go for Medical Marijuana in 2016

3 States Likely to Go for Medical Marijuana in 2016

While all eyes are on prospect that as many as 11 states may legalize full adult use of marijuana in 2016, something else is bubbling up underneath.   That something is Medical marijuana   This is, of course, hugely important for patients who want access to medicine without breaking the law. But it is also ... Read More
 
Will Vermont be the First to Legalize in 2016?

Will Vermont be the First to Legalize in 2016?

Vermont has long been at the top of prognosticators’ lists to legalize marijuana for full adult use in 2016. But time is already ticking down for legislative action. Senate Bill 241 is in hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.   That committee has until January 29 to refer it to the full Senate for consideration. ... Read More
 
California Countdown Begins

California Countdown Begins

More or less ten months from now, on the night of November 8, 2016, the marijuana world will glue itself to the screen, hold its fragrant breath and wait to see what happens in California.   It’s a very big deal. California is the eighth largest economy in the world. The economic and political heft ... Read More
 
Stoned On The Range:  Marijuana Legalization On Native American Lands

Stoned On The Range: Marijuana Legalization On Native American Lands

Native American lands have long maintained a laissez faire relationship with particular US government regulations. In states with anti-gambling legislation, a non-Native American citizen could easily duck out to a legal casino run by US Bureau of Indian Affairs.   With last year’s decision to allow reservations to determine their own regulations on recreational marijuana, ... Read More
 
2016 Presidential Candidates’ Stance On Marijuana

2016 Presidential Candidates’ Stance On Marijuana

Here’s a quick rundown of the 2016 Presidential candidates featured in major polls, and their views on legalizing marijuana.   THE REPUBLICANS   Jeb Bush is a Republican and Florida’s Governor. In the past, he has seemed conflicted about the issue of marijuana. Expressing concern about interstate commerce, he states he is unsure about federal ... Read More
 
Colorado Probation Laws and Marijuana

Colorado Probation Laws and Marijuana

Almost all state probation programs require their participants to take drug tests, and failure to pass one can mean a violation. Until May of 2015, this was true even in Colorado, where a medical marijuana program has been in place for the last 15 years.   As recently as 2012, Colorado’s court of appeals ruled ... Read More
 
Marijuana Meetups in Legalized States

Marijuana Meetups in Legalized States

These are exciting times for marijuana, particularly in the states that have legalized recreational marijuana within their borders: Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington (as well as the District of Columbia, but there is currently no provision to set up a system for legal sales). These four states are trailblazers attempting to organize and maintain a ... Read More