Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

According to this Mlive article, U.S Representative Justin Amash and Representative Ted Lieu introduced the "Stop Civil Asset Forfeiture Funding for Marijuana Suppression Act"  with the goal of dismantling the Drug Enforcement Administration's marijuana enforcement program. The … [Read more...]

California Medical Marijuana Bill Killed for 2014

California Medical Marijuana Bill Killed for 2014, Exceptions and the Rule in Sacramento, and the Perspective from Fresno. Thursday, August 14 marked the death of California’s medical marijuana regulation bill for the year. The California Assembly Appropriations Committee failed … [Read more...]

Marijuana Crackdown to Continue Despite White House Directive

Marijuana Crackdown, despite White House directives to the contrary will continue largely unchanged in California. This means that despite a historic new memo from the White House announcing that it will not stand in the way of marijuana legalization in Colorado or Washington … [Read more...]

Medical Marijuana Legislation For Patient Treatment Supported by Illinois Doctors

Medical Marijuana Legislation making its way through several states. These states are becoming more lenient in allowing seriously ill patients to obtain medical marijuana.  One example of a state in the process of making a legal decision to allow medical marijuana for patients … [Read more...]

Marijuana Reclassification AKA “Catch 420”

As we reported in our Marijuana Reclassification news article of January 23rd, a federal appellate court ruled that marijuana would remain a Schedule 1 drug, defined as having no accepted medial value and a high potential for abuse. The court deferred to the judgement of … [Read more...]

Marijuana Reclassification Challenge Fails… sort of

According to this article found on the Americans For Safe Access website, the most recent and ongoing marijuana reclassification attempt at getting the federal government to reclassify Marijuana from its current status as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use did AND did … [Read more...]

Lake County Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance Being Enforced

On August 8th, Community Development Director Richard Coel updated the Lake County Board of Supervisors as to the enforcement status of the Interim Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance. According to an article in the Lake County Record Bee, Coel indicated that seven arrests … [Read more...]

Bill Maher Reviews “Too High to Fail” by Doug Fine

Bill Maher has long been known as a marijuana activist. Read his review of Doug Fine's recent book Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution, here in The NY Times. Among other things, a story of the Cannabis growing season in Mendocino County California. … [Read more...]

Harborside Medical Marijuana Dispensary Targeted by Feds

Civil forfeiture actions have been filed by federal prosecutors against the Harborside medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland. Harborside has been featured in the Discovery Channel reality TV show "Weed Wars" and is facing the loss of its Oakland facility. You can find the … [Read more...]

Pot Growers Star in New AMC Series “Grass Valley”

Per an article in deadline, AMC is developing a new series more or less about a pair of brothers in the pot growing business. The series is to be set in Ukiah in Mendocino County. … [Read more...]


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