ACTIVISM

  • 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 [... […]

  • Jailed Zambian Activist Receives Help from Marc Emery
    by Jon Hiltz on August 25, 2017 at 7:05 PM

    In the midst of the dark and tangled mess cannabis prohibition has brought on this world, some examples of its destruction are far more severe than others. At the beginning of May, Marijuana.com shared the story of David Julian Wightman, a journalist and cannabis activist in Zambia. David was trying desperately to bring attention to the [... […]

  • UK to Host First Ever Medical Cannabis Summit
    by Jon Hiltz on August 18, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    Prime Minister Theresa May is dead-set against any sort of cannabis reform. Despite the opinion at the head of Her Majesty’s Government, there are government officials, healthcare providers, activists, and everyday citizens who are calling for the legalization of medical and even adult-use cannabis in the United Kingdom. Due to this growing choir of pot [... […]

  • Utah Medical Marijuana Signature Drive Needs Your Support
    by Monterey Bud on August 18, 2017 at 5:40 PM

    Do you live in Utah? Do you support medical marijuana? Would you like to see it legalized in 2018? Outstanding, here’s how you can help. Participate in the Utah Patients Coalition (UPC) signature drive. The UPC has officially started collecting the 113,143 signatures needed to place the Utah Medical Cannabis Act on the 2018 ballot. [... […]

  • Guyanese-American Group Calls For Pot Reform in Guyana
    by Jon Hiltz on August 16, 2017 at 5:14 PM

    A group of Guyanese-Americans known as the Guyana American Patriotic Forum (GAPF) has called on the Government of Guyana to decriminalize small amounts of cannabis. In a press release, the group voiced their opposition to citizens of Guyana who are jailed for possessing small amounts of pot for personal use. “The GAPF is a group [... […]