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Guyanese-American Group Calls For Pot Reform in Guyana activism 

Guyanese-American Group Calls For Pot Reform in Guyana

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 of Guyanese-Americans who live in the United States,” said Colin Moore, president of the GAPF in an interview with Marijuana.com. “Some of our members are attorneys in Guyana and one of them reported to us…

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The Rise of Cannabis Journalism activism People 

The Rise of Cannabis Journalism

The world has lost a lot of great newspapers over the last decade, but one place the art of journalism is alive and well is covering America’s fastest growing industry — cannabis. As with other adult pastimes like micro-brewing and cigars, pot journalism is here to stay, and it’s more localized than it’s ever been before. It’s also more dynamic; today’s newsrooms cover every nook and cranny of the cannabis industry as it makes its way to the light. Journalists are not just covering the strains and policies, but also…

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Black Dog Q&A activism 

Black Dog Q&A

Toni Reita is not the type of person who sits still very long. Reita’s eclectic career has spanned a wide variety of industries, from construction to homeopathic medicine to agriculture. So it’s not surprising that after three years as a cannabis farmer, she’s ready for her next adventure. The free-spirited founder of Black Dog Acres is putting her Goldendale, Washington property and state-licensed grow operation on the market. Marijuana Venture first interviewed Reita for its February 2016 cover story, “Force of Nature,” and now reconnects to discuss the rollercoaster life…

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Cryptocurrency & Cannabis: Exploring the Edge of Economics activism 

Cryptocurrency & Cannabis: Exploring the Edge of Economics

Don’t feel bad if your first reaction to this story’s headline is “what’s cryptocurrency?” The idea is still slowly seeping into the mainstream discussion around money, but if you’ve ever heard of “Bitcoin,” that’s one expression of what we’re talking about — alternative currency that only exists as ones and zeros. There are some basic explanations for the uninitiated, but the key feature to keep in mind is the lack of physical currency, because that’s the primary appeal for businesses producing high volumes of cash with no access to traditional…

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City of Goettingen Flooded With Hemp Plants by Activists activism 

City of Goettingen Flooded With Hemp Plants by Activists

In Goettingen, a small university town in northern Germany, hemp grows all over the city — between other flowers, on urban green spaces, at the main station, and even in front of police stations. The activists from “Some Autonomous Flower Children” have taken responsibility for the action and declared that the sowing-campaign is intended to draw attention to the meaninglessness of the cannabis ban in Germany. Read the full article

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The Activist on the Inside — MP Paul Flynn on U.K. Pot Reform activism 

The Activist on the Inside — MP Paul Flynn on U.K. Pot Reform

One of the most inspiring aspects of watching a country emerge from the bowels of prohibition is witnessing the advocates of cannabis rush to its defense. These outspoken reformers come in many shapes and sizes, including people from the “illicit” cannabis industry, patients who need marijuana, and even parents who are desperately trying to secure important medicine for their children. Possibly the most fascinating activists are the representatives of government who encourage people to challenge the status quo, despite the consequences. Read full article HERE

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Growing Pot is Your Patriotic Duty activism 

Growing Pot is Your Patriotic Duty

Clammy mists clung bitterly to the rolling hills of a brisk autumn morning, but the panting grower ignored them as he hurried on. His employer, one of the top cannabis growers in the region, would be devastated by the news the man so hurriedly carried that crisp fall morning, but he was also a man who should not be kept waiting. In an unfortunate turn of events, this dutiful gardener had learned that an unaccounted male plant had popped off, pollinating an entire field of sinsemilla in the process. This…

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Michigan Glass Project Aims to Save Detroit Public School Art activism 

Michigan Glass Project Aims to Save Detroit Public School Art

The Michigan Glass Project’s annual live art festival will once again see glassblowers donating their time to benefit Art Road Nonprofit, an organization working to return art to Detroit Public Schools. Last year, organizers donated $80,000 to the program. According to ARN, for every $40,000 donated, 300 students are able to have an art class in their regular curriculum — meaning last year, MGP brought art classes to 600 Detroit public school students. The event, held at Detroit’s Russell Industrial Center, will feature three days of live glassblowing, painting, jewelry…

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Tell the Senate to Expand Veterans’ Access to Medical Cannabis activism 

Tell the Senate to Expand Veterans’ Access to Medical Cannabis

Update: The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 24-7 to include the amendment as part of the 2018 MilCon-VA bill. It is expected that an identical amendment will be introduced in the future in the House. This Wednesday, July 12th, members of the Senate Appropriations Committee will convene to discuss the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. This legislative debate provides lawmakers with the opportunity to expand much needed medical marijuana access to our nation’s veterans. Read the full article here

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Two New Virginia Laws Foreshadow Larger Cannabis Policy Changes activism 

Two New Virginia Laws Foreshadow Larger Cannabis Policy Changes

A common cliché for overcoming a difficult obstacle asks, “how do you eat an elephant?” The answer is, “one bite at a time.” In Virginia politics, the tough question facing cannabis policy reform advocates is, “how do you change the minds of political Elephants?” The answer is, “one law at a time.” Although progress in cannabis reform has been slow in Virginia, two recent bills signed by Governor Terry McAuliffe are significant signs that change is coming, and quicker than ever before. Read the full article here

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