DPA Brings Modern Cannabis Consumption Out of the Basement

Yesterday’s News – April 17, 2015     The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) has launched a campaign to promote a new perspective on cannabis consumption. They shot stock photos of mature, modern adults ingesting cannabis in a variety of settings and have made the images available on their website for editorial use. The DPA hopes […]

Court Ruling Leaves Cannabis on Schedule 1

Yesterday’s News – April 16, 2015     A federal judge in Sacramento has decided it is not the job of the courts to reschedule cannabis. U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller held a fact-finding hearing last year on the constitutionality of marijuana’s Schedule I status as a part of a case involving a marijuana grow […]

Voters in Key Swing States Support Cannabis Legalization

Yesterday’s News — April 7, 2015     A Quinnipiac University poll conducted last month found that most voters in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida support the legalization of cannabis for adults, with 51, 52, and 55 percent, respectively. Overwhelming majorities, 80 percent or higher, are in favor of medical marijuana. Christopher Ingraham for the Washington […]

D.C. Cannabis Seed Shares Encourage Homegrow

Yesterday’s News – March 28, 2015       There have been plenty of headlines in the past several days. Here’s Weekend Review Kit’s roundup of the biggest cannabis news stories:   Hundreds of Washington, D.C. residents participated in marijuana seed shares, organized by D.C. Cannabis Campaign’s Adam Eidinger. Because personal possession and cultivation of […]

Federal Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in the House

Yesterday’s News – March 25, 2015   A bipartisan companion bill to the historic CARERS Act, introduced in the Senate two weeks ago, has been submitted to the House of Representatives by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Rep. Don Young (R-AK). Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has agreed to co-sponsor the legislation, which would reclassify cannabis […]

New Science Confirms Our Parents’ Weed Was Terrible

Yesterday’s News – March 24, 2015     Today’s cannabis is far from perfect though. A new study presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society by Charas Scientific found that modern cannabis can have a THC content of up to 30 percent, as opposed to the less than 10 percent found in the […]

Latest Legalization Landscape

Yesterday’s News – March 23, 2015     There are rumblings of legalization all across the country, and, regardless of what President Obama thinks, cannabis law reform is of growing importance for many Americans. We think keeping cannabis illegal is too big of a priority for our federal government, and we encourage them to consider the […]

More Bipartisan Support for CARERS Act

Yesterday’s News – March 12, 2015     Recently introduced federal medical marijuana legislation would allow patients to breathe easier, even in states with legal recreational cannabis. In addition to reclassifying cannabis as a Schedule II substance (downgrading it from its current Schedule I status) and opening the doors for more research, the bill would […]

Drug Testing Gets an F

Yesterday’s News – March 11, 2015     As we noted yesterday, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rand Paul (R-KY) held a press conference presenting legislation that would essentially end federal prohibition of medical cannabis. According to a breakdown on the Washington Post, The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) […]