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The Most Dangerous Thing About Marijuana

The Most Dangerous Thing About Marijuana

    by Thomas L. Knapp I’m writing this column as an open letter to my state’s US Senators (Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott). I encourage you to write to yours as well, and if you like any of the language herein, feel free to “steal” it. Dear Senators Rubio and Scott, On December […]

In Five States, the Presidential Race Isn’t the Most Important Thing on the Ballot

In Five States, the Presidential Race Isn’t the Most Important Thing on the Ballot

    By Thomas L. Knapp Yes, everyone’s caught up in the question of who will win the presidential election next week. Yes, everyone wants to know whether the Democrats will seize control of the US Senate. But those are “horse race” questions, and none of the likely outcomes are, in themselves, likely to result […]

7 Fatally Shot at Illegal California Marijuana Growing Site

7 Fatally Shot at Illegal California Marijuana Growing Site

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AGUANGA, Calif.—Seven people were found fatally shot at an illegal marijuana growing operation in rural Southern California, authorities said. The crime scene was discovered before dawn Monday after deputies responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon at a home in the unincorporated community of Aguanga, north of San […]

Border Patrol Finds Four Tons Of Marijuana Hidden In A Shipment Of Jalapenos

Border Patrol Finds Four Tons Of Marijuana Hidden In A Shipment Of Jalapenos

MATT M. MILLER CONTRIBUTOR   Border Patrol agents in California reportedly seized four tons of marijuana hidden in a shipment of jalapeno peppers Thursday. A 37-year-old male Mexican national driving a tractor-trailer reportedly drove through the port of entry at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in California with a shipment of jalapeno peppers, according to U.S. Customs […]

The Cheapest Way to Save the Planet Grows Like a Weed

The Cheapest Way to Save the Planet Grows Like a Weed

    by Ellen Brown Planting billions of trees across the world is by far the cheapest and most efficient way to tackle the climate crisis. So states a July 4 article in The Guardian, citing a new analysis published in the journal Science. The author explains: As trees grow, they absorb and store the carbon dioxide emissions […]

MediCannaCon: the Ojai Medical Cannabis Conference on May 4, 2019

MediCannaCon: the Ojai Medical Cannabis Conference on May 4, 2019

The Cannabis plant has a long history of medical use. China’s first surgeon used it almost 2000 years ago for anesthesia after tincturing it in wine. In India, it was used for gastrointestinal pain and the pain of childbirth, and in the Islamic world as an analgesic. In 1996, California voters approved Proposition 215 – […]

United States Of WEED: Marijuana, Drug Use Hits 14-Year High

United States Of WEED: Marijuana, Drug Use Hits 14-Year High

Tim Pearce | Energy Reporter The number of U.S. workers who tested positive for marijuana and other drugs jumped to a 14-year high in 2018, according to the drug-testing laboratory Quest Diagnostics Inc. Quest Diagnostics found that 2.3 percent of 10 million urine, saliva and hair samples from U.S. workers tested positive for marijuana in 2018, a […]

LA Teams Up With Tech Group To Clear Weed Convictions |

LA Teams Up With Tech Group To Clear Weed Convictions |

Grace Carr | Reporter   Los Angeles prosecutors have partnered with a tech company to help ex-convicts become free of marijuana charges that no longer stand under state law. LA-based attorneys and attorneys from nearby districts are working with tech nonprofit “Code for America” to aid those who face old marijuana convictions. Code for America developed an […]

AIB2B Hosted an Emotionally Charged Forum on Controversial Issues, Marijuana and Sex Education

AIB2B Hosted an Emotionally Charged Forum on Controversial Issues, Marijuana and Sex Education

The Asian Industry B2B invited members of the business, nonprofit, religious, government, and educational communities to attend a special bilingual (Mandarin and English) event that addressed issues of concern in the Chinese communities of the San Gabriel Valley. The event had an attendance of over 120 people from diverse backgrounds. Longo Toyota was the venue […]

Why Wait for 2021? End the Federal War on Marijuana Now!

Why Wait for 2021? End the Federal War on Marijuana Now!

  By Thomas L. Knapp The Boston Globe’s Naomi Martin and James Pindell report that all of 2020’s formally declared “major party” presidential candidates say they support legalizing marijuana at the federal level. Yes, that includes President Trump. Great idea! But why should the nearly 2/3 of Americans who want marijuana legalized spend the next […]

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