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August 1, 2013 — The Day We Got To 20 Medical Marijuana States

August 1, 2013 — The Day We Got To 20 Medical Marijuana States

This is big. It was only, what, last week that New Hampshire became the 19th state to legalize medical marijuana. Today, Governor Pat Quinn is scheduled to sign legislation making Illinois the 20th MMJ state! That’s not just a round number, but it happens to represent 40% of the states. I believe this also marks

Steve Kubby

Breaking News: Steve Kubby Ends Long Activist Career

Tonight I was contacted by a colleague I’ve worked with on a number of projects, who is a bit more well-connected in the marijuana activist community than I am. He had gotten a surprising and very frank and heartfelt email from Steve Kubby, saying that Steve was planning to leave not only the entire marijuana

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Gary Johnson: Putting My Vote Where My Mouth Is

I just wrote a comprehensive article on Weedist covering the cannabis legalization propositions nationwide, the possibility of new medical marijuana states, and the presidential race, from the perspective of “who’s better for cannabis users”. It was as fair and balanced as I could make it, while still putting forth the idea that it’s not a

Asking Obama Some Hard Questions About Medical Marijuana

I just joined the staff of Weedist, and my first story was an exclusive, pull-no-punches video interview with Barack Obama about his medical marijuana policies and promises! Check it out here! Update: quite a few people are starting to weigh in on Obama’s hypocrisy… Another update: full transcript of the video interview.

Obama Did An AMA On Reddit And We Got Nuttin

I Got So Excited About Obama Going On Reddit, But…

…this memetoon says it better than I could: Obama Did An AMA On Reddit And We Got Nuttin’, Honey

Marijuana Was Legal At the Federal Level In The Sixties

This one is right out of Old Hippie’s infamous stash of little-known facts. In the process of doing some historical research, I found some interesting tidbits. Today is, at least according to one source, exactly 75 years since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the dangerous and illegal Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, based largely

Californians: Vote For David Levitt For U.S. Senator

This is just a quick post to inform people in California who care about medical cannabis that there is now someone running for the U.S. Senate that has your concerns in mind. Dianne Feinstein has worked against the interests of sick people in California for long enough! Please vote for David Levitt on Tuesday, June

The Original Ministry Of Truth

Cannabis, Politics, and Scientific Revisionism

It seems like it was just yesterday that I wrote an article on The 420 Times about how great it was that the U.S. Government was starting to publicly acknowledge some of the benefits of cannabis (a.k.a. medical marijuana). Oh, wait…it was just yesterday. In an amazing, almost real-time drama, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), mentioned prominently