ACTIVISM

  • Travel Writer Rick Steves Pushing For Marijuana Legalization
    by Associated Press on February 15, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Travel writer Rick Steves’ next trip is happening far from Europe and is focused on helping people in New Jersey get high. The public TV host is coming to Princeton Wednesday as part of a regional tour to advocate for legalizing and regulating marijuana. He’s a board member of the marijuana [... […]

  • Berkeley Declares It’s a Sanctuary City for Marijuana Users
    by Associated Press on February 15, 2018 at 3:00 AM

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Berkeley has declared itself a sanctuary city for marijuana users, a largely symbolic move that cements a policy prohibiting city employees from assisting federal officials in the enforcement of federal marijuana laws. The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of the resolution proposed by Mayor Jesse Arreguin and two [... […]

  • Pebbles Trippet’s Achievement is Legal Marijuana in California
    by Guest Post on December 28, 2017 at 9:30 PM

    By Fred Gardner On New Year’s Eve, NBC San Francisco will air a documentary that gives activist Pebbles Trippet proper credit for advancing the movement to legalize marijuana. Peter Coyote narrates the 45-minute video, which uses the Ken Burns template of integrated interviews, still photos, and spoken commentary. This is must-see TV. Coyote: “Pebbles Trippet [... […]

  • Las Vegas-Based Artists Finds His Voice With Recycled Propaganda
    by Beth Schwartz of elevate Nevada on November 17, 2017 at 7:13 PM

    It’s not surprising that artist Izaac Zevalking, who succinctly drills down complex societal issues into a solitary image could also, in a single sentence, tackle the meaning of life. “Like life, you are envisioning the endpoint but it’s the journey that is the significant thing,” he notes, adding, “Art really embodies that. We acknowledge that [... […]

  • Richard Branson: North America’s Opioid Crisis Calls for “Pragmatism” Over “Ideology”
    by Monterey Bud on October 3, 2017 at 5:21 PM

    Sir Richard Branson, the astute billionaire and founder of the Virgin Group, is pleading for “pragmatism” over “ideology” in combating the scourge of North America – opioid addiction. Branson, an entrepreneur and an advocate for social issues, is also a commissioner on the Global Commission on Drug Policy. A leader who employs more than 100,000 [... […]

  • Where is the Landmark Lawsuit for Cannabis?
    by Betsy Pisik on October 2, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Retired NFL star Marvin Washington wants to start up a program to help injured athletes use cannabis, but he is barred from seeking federal money. Dean Bortell wants desperately to help his epileptic daughter, Alexis, live a normal life. Army veteran Jose Belen only wants to get some sleep. Each one, and thousands like them, [... […]

  • Toronto’s Dispensaries and Lounges Address the City Council
    by Jon Hiltz on September 19, 2017 at 12:53 AM

    Several members of Toronto’s cannabis community addressed the city council today to voice their opposition to the proposed moratorium on unlicensed dispensaries and cannabis lounges. This gathering was in response to announcements made on Sep. 8 by the Ontario Provincial Government, which stated that law enforcement will make efforts to close all unlicensed cannabis operations [... […]

  • Rev. Al Sharpton Speaks at Cannabis World Congress Conference
    by Monterey Bud on September 15, 2017 at 5:50 PM

    Rev. Al Sharpton understands that fighting for marijuana legalization isn’t about “getting high” – it’s about economic freedom, diversity, inclusion, equal opportunity, and exercising your right to vote. On Thursday, the Rev. Al Sharpton provided an informative keynote address at the 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) held in Los Angeles. While [... […]

  • Life Inside a Zambian Prison for David Wightman
    by Jon Hiltz on September 12, 2017 at 9:14 PM

    David Wightman is a cannabis activist who was born in Zambia and raised in Canada. In May of this year, Marijuana.com published a feature on David highlighting his attempt to bring cannabis reform to Zambia through his journalism and various other efforts. By July, Zambian authorities raided David’s home and arrested his brother when David was not [... […]

  • UK Patients Won’t Benefit From GW Pharma’s Expansion
    by Jon Hiltz on September 1, 2017 at 9:39 PM

    UK medical cannabis company GW Pharmaceuticals is planning a massive expansion in Britain. This growth is necessary to meet the anticipated demand for a new epilepsy treatment, after promising results in clinical trials. The company plans to hire 70 new staff members and invest approximately £50m in capital funding over the next three years. “We’re proud [... […]