Coalinga City Hall

Coalinga’s new oil boom: Proposal would transform empty prison into cannabis oil production

COALINGA - This city founded on the discovery of a petroleum field is looking to strike it rich in a new oil industry. Instead of relying on the black gold pulled from the ground...
Willie Nelson Pot Patent

Patent No. 6,630,507: Why the U.S. government holds a patent on cannabis plant compounds

It may not have quite the same ring to it as a certain seven-digit phone number made famous by a 1980s pop hit, but 6,630,507 has become internet-famous since the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration opted...

Cannabis Club ban passed by Colorado Springs City Council

On Tuesday, Colorado Springs City Council had their first vote to ban cannabis clubs within the city, passing by a vote of 6-3. This action also requires existing clubs to close down within 8...

Bill to set marijuana blood level standards for OUI stalls

AUGUSTA, Maine — Voting 7-4, a Maine legislative panel Thursday rejected a bill to set a blood-level limit that could have been used as evidence to convict a person for driving under the influence...
John D. Ehrlichman

Nixon Aide Reportedly Admitted Drug War Was Meant To Target Black People

An eye-opening remark from a former aide to President Richard Nixon pulls back the curtain on the true motivation of the United States’ war on drugs.John Ehrlichman, who served 18 months in prison for...
Is 2016 the year for medical marijuana legalization?

Will Ohio legalize medical marijuana in 2016?

COLUMBUS — After Ohio voters resoundingly defeated an ill-formed effort to legalize marijuana last fall, everyone started talking about "doing something" on medical marijuana.The idea was popular with voters: As many as 90 percent of Ohioans...
Floria Medical Marijuana Initiative

Medical marijuana will be on Florida’s ballot in November

TALLAHASSEE-Floridians will decide this November whether to allow medical marijuana in the state.On Wednesday, a constitutional amendment to legalize the drug gained enough signed petitions to qualify for the ballot next November. If passed,...
Tasmania Medical Marijuana

Tasmanian medicinal cannabis program opens

Tasmanians will have access to medicinal cannabis when the state government’s Controlled Access Scheme starts on Friday. From September 1 medical specialists will be able to prescribe medical cannabis products for patients where conventional treatments...
California Tribes Form Cannabis Association

California Tribes Form Cannabis Association

The newly formed California Native American Cannabis Association is asking Gov. Jerry Brown to begin government-to-government consultations with tribes to ensure that cannabis regulations include specific language to respect tribal sovereignty and the right...
The Sydney tar ponds

Sydney’s former coke ovens site to grow hemp

"It'll be interesting to see if the plant pulls anything out of the ground. I'm assured it will not," he added.When 500 truckloads of topsoil are spread over the already remediated property that should...