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Questions for prominent defense attorney Eric Shevin

$2 Million Pledged to Fight Legalization

Anti-marijuana group SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) Action says it has more than $2 million aimed at stopping legalization in California and other states. The cash will also be used to attempt to de...

Industry ‘Cannabis Caucuses’ Happen This Week

The California Cannabis Caucuses for marijuana businesses happen this week. One takes place in Santa Monica today. The other happens in Oakland Thursday. They're being organized by the  (NCIA). Schedu...

L.A. Pot Retailers Head for the Ballot

The self-proclaimed "largest trade association of compliant medical marijuana dispensaries operating legally within the City of Los Angeles" wants to change the rules of the game in L.A. A little. The Uni...

Democrats’ Platform to Include Support for Marijuana States

It looks like the Democrats will officially support states that legalize marijuana, medical and otherwise. The Democratic Platform Drafting Committee concluded its work with a final draft ahead of the Democr...

CBD Maker Asks for Help After Raid

A cannabidiol (CBD) maker in Sonoma County, California is urging supporters to take action after cops raided the operation earlier this month. Care By Design of Santa Rosa is asking supporters to let politic...
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Weed Entrepreneurs Unite

California's weed entrepreneurs are coming together. The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is holding its third annual national conference, the Cannabis Business Summit and Expo, in Oakland this ...

Ohio Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Way to go Ohio. You're almost there. Governor and former presidential candidate John Kasich recently announced that he signed Ohio House Bill 523 into law. The bill "authorizes the use of marijuana for me...

Anti-Pot Group Compares Orlando Tragedy to Marijuana ‘Threat’

The idiots at the Oregon chapter of anti-pot group Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) just compared the tragedy in Orlando, Florida to the "threat" posed by making access to marijuana easier. U.S. Rep. Earl...

Man Faces Life in Prison for Marijuana Crime

A man has been convicted by a federal jury of trying to smuggle nearly two tons of marijuana into the United States from Mexico. Twenty-four-year-old Mexico resident Jose Guadalupe Zepeda-Ramirez was found g...

As Legalization Prevails, Teen Pot Issues Decline

It might be a stretch to say that the medical and recreational legalization of marijuana is good for teenagers. But it seems clear that teen pot use, even in states with legalized cannabis, is leveling off o...

California Legalization Will Create New Pot Smokers

A new analysis from RAND Drug Policy Research Center co-director Beau Kilmer concludes that if Californians legalize recreational marijuana in November, "use will increase." He calls it a "fairly safe bet." ...

New Dispensary Group Works to Protect Marijuana Biz

A new medical marijuana dispensary group in Los Angeles is vying to protect its interests. The UCBA (United Cannabis Business Alliance) Trade Association just launched its website, organizers say. The org...