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Texans Support Legalizing Marijuana

Recent Public Policy Polling shows that a significant majority of Texans would support ending the prohibition on marijuana for both medicinal and recreational use. In the poll, 58 percent of respondents replied “support” when asked, “Do you support or oppose changing the law in Texas to allow seriously and terminally ill patients to use me

Supreme Court Will Decide if Michigan Cities can Ban Medical Marijuana

The city of Wyoming argues that it can reject the voter-approved MMMA because it violates federal law. This week, attorneys will argue before the State Supreme Court whether the city, and thereby any Michigan city, can reject the act. The whole ordeal began in 2010 when attorney John Ter Beek filed a lawsuit in the Kent County Circuit Court aga

MM Community Response to AG Holder’s Speech: Cautious Optimism, or Increased Tension?

related: Attorney General Holder Aims to Ease Drug Sentencing Guidelines. In the wake of Attorney General Eric Holder’s address to the American Bar Association in San Francisco, medical marijua

Nevada Senator Wants Pardons for Medical Marijuana Patients

Nevadans convicted of felony possession and sale of marijuana could be pardoned if Senator Tick Segerblom, D-Las Vegas gets his way. In 2015, he will introduce a bill that requires the state to pardon convictions against medical marijuana cardholders in his state. The United States has the largest prison population of any country in the world, an

Carry-on Cannabis?

Could medical marijuana users finally get a break from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)? It’s not yet clear-cut, but it seems that this federal agency may have relaxed their response to travelers with prescription cannabis. TSA’s official website st

Washington MM Patients May Suffer from Legalization

Patients and advocates of the medical marijuana program in Washington are up in arms upon learning the proposed provisions to the current medical marijuana system. The three state agencies and the governor’s office that make up the state’s med marijuana administrative agency have created the I-502 Initiative, which is tasked with cleaning up t

Corporatizing Cannabis Production in Michigan

Michigan republicans are fighting to get marijuana reclassified as a schedule 2 drug and distributed by pharmacies. A special committee has already passed a bill for a Senate vote. It outlines a new system for distributing medical cannabis to run parallel to the current one. This new process could not be implemented unless the federal government re

Medical Marijuana At Your Local Pharmacy

Republican Senator Roger Kahn of Saginaw Township is leading the charge to make marijuana available at pharmacies across Michigan. The bill, which was approved last week by a Senate Committee, aims to classify marijuana as a schedule 2 drug. The change would move marijuana’s status from the ranks of heroin and LSD to that of other potentially har

Schuette Ignores Decrim in Ferndale, Jackson and Lansing

The picture is becoming more and more clear when it comes to how americans feel about marijuana. A recent Gallup poll showed 58% of Americans favor the outright legalization of Marijuana. Americans are tired of spending tax dollars on fighting a losing war, especially when revenue could be generated with legalization. In the poll, 65% of Demo

Jury Nullification

In Montana, an ad put up at various bus stops has angered Federal Prosecutors and Judges. The sign reads, “Good jurors nullify bad laws.” It is easy to forget that juror’s hold the power to refuse to convict, even if a defendant is in violation of a law. The founding fathers had this in mind when framing the Constitution as Americans were

Senate Passes Bill Allowing Pharmacies to Dispense Medical Marijuana

Michigan patients using medical marijuana could obtain the drug from a pharmacy after a proposal was passed today by the Senate. Federal approval, along with a rescheduling of cannabis would be needed to implement the proposal, however. The Republican-led Senate approved the measure today, saying that the Pharmaceutical Cannabis would run along

Gretchen Whitmer Stands with Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Community

The Planet Green Trees Radio team was delighted to have Michigan Senator and Senate Democratic Leader Gretchen Whitmer on the show this past Thursday. We discussed the recent passa

That Hemp Necklace You Like is Going to Come Back In Style

That Hemp Necklace You Like is Going to Come Back In Style The Drug Enforcement Administration has kicked its lobbying against legalizing industrial hemp into high gear, hoping to block an amendment in the House that would decriminalize the crop for research purposes. The amendment to the farm bill, proposed by Rep. Jared Pol

DEA Raids Legal Pot Shops in Colorado

Dozens of legal growers and dispensaries in Denver were devastated after Federal Agents raided them, taking piles of plants and cartons of cannabis infused drinks just weeks ahead of the date that businesses were set to open their doors in Colorado to the public. The raids sent a message to recreational marijuana businesses that the Feds will be k