Category: Culture

Travel Expert Rick Steves Briefed Members of Congress on Marijuana Law Reform

While Rick Steves is perhaps best known for his guide books on traveling as well as his long-running PBS show “Rick Steves’ Europe,” he’s also becoming well-known – especially in the cannabis community – for his continuous battle against marijuana prohibition and his advocacy for legalizing cannabis. Last week Rick spoke in front of members of the bipartisan Congressional Cannabis Caucus on the need for and the effects of cannabis legalization. “There are so many reasons to end the prohibition on marijuana. Whether you’re concerned about the well-being of children, fairness for minority communities, redirecting money away from criminals...

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02-16-2018 Video News – The Marijuana Times Show

Joe Klare discusses the latest on the lawsuit filed against the federal government over marijuana prohibition, the final sales figures for legal cannabis out of Colorado in 2017 and a delay in marijuana legalization in Canada. 02-16-2018 – Ep. 75 | Marijuana Times Show https://www.marijuanatimes.org/the-court-case-against-ag-sessions-the-doj-and-the-dea-began-in-ny-this-week/ https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/02/09/colorado-marijuana-sales-december-year-2017/98606/ https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/16/canada-postpones-marijuana-legalization-again.html Sponsor: http://naturecidecannabis.com/ TroyFlowers Author description...

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Volunteers Ingest Cannabis to Help California Police Identify Stoned Drivers

Legal cannabis comes with some things that most people might not think of. One of those things is how legalization potentially impacts the safety of our roadways. Up until very recently, smoking cannabis around cops would be a terrible idea. But that is precisely what a group of volunteers did in the Santa Ana, California area. The volunteers participated in what were called “green lab” field test experiments, with the goal of aiding police and other public servants in identifying drivers who are stoned. Volunteers agreed to take field sobriety tests at the beginning of the experiment, while they...

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02-15-2018 Video News – The Marijuana Times

Joe Klare discusses marijuana in the mail in Colorado, marijuana sales in Aspen hitting a milestone and possible legal cannabis supply problems on the horizon in California. 02-15-2018 – Ep. 74 | Marijuana Times Show https://www.marijuanatimes.org/number-of-mail-packages-containing-marijuana-on-the-rise-in-colorado/ https://www.aspentimes.com/news/marijuana/aspen-marijuana-shops-sold-11-3-million-in-2017-topping-liquor-stores-for-first-time/ http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/california-weed/article198291569.html Sponsor: http://naturecidecannabis.com/ TroyFlowers Author description...

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The Court Case Against AG Sessions, the DOJ, and the DEA Began in NY This Week

Last July, news broke that a group of five plaintiffs had filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) claiming that keeping cannabis as a Schedule I drug was unconstitutional. Yesterday, on Valentine’s Day, the opening arguments were heard in the Federal District Court in Manhattan by U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein. A government attorney has filed a motion to dismiss the case, and after this first hearing the judge will take time to consider each side’s argument before determining if the case will be dismissed or move...

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02-14-2018 Video News – The Marijuana Times Show

Joe Klare discusses recreational legalization poll numbers out of Florida, a press conference after a hearing on the marijuana prohibition lawsuit filed against Jeff Sessions and Senator Cory Gardner getting under the AG’s skin. 02-14-2018 – Ep. 73 | Marijuana Times Show https://www.marijuanatimes.org/florida-voters-likely-to-approve-recreational-cannabis-if-it-reaches-the-ballot/ https://youtu.be/DrnWJiCz0nM https://www.denverpost.com/2018/02/07/cory-gardner-marijuana-fight-jeff-sessions/ Sponsor: http://naturecidecannabis.com/ TroyFlowers Author description...

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