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Biking for better Cannabis Policy from Amsterdam to The Hague

Because cannabis makes you lazy, right? Well, no. A report from the frontline of cannabis activism.

Following the international success of the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour, which will finish this year in Amsterdam atCannabis Liberation Day 2015, a couple of years ago a group of cannabis enthusiasts from the Netherlands formedTour de Achterdeur.

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Up in Smoke! Judge Could Rule US Marijuana Ban Unconstitutional

The California courts will soon be hearing a case that could turn current federal law against marijuana on its head.

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento will hear on March 25 a case involving nine persons accused of growing marijuana in the state’s Shasta-Trinity National Forest in northern California. Their attorneys argue that current federal law governing marijuana is wrong because the federal government places weed the same as heroin and other hard drugs under a Drug Enforcement Administration classification that states those drugs “(has) no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.”

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OrganiGram Announces Increased Production and Exceptional Patient Growth

Moncton, N.B. March 16, 2015 – OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (TSX-V: OGI) (OTC US:OGRMF) (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed an initial harvest from one of the three newly constructed grow rooms that were approved by Health Canada in December 2014. As a result, the Company has significantly increased production, available strains, and has been able to increase its registered patient list by 250%. It is anticipated that this growth will continue over the coming weeks with a further doubling of our active patients.

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A local government in Wash. state tries to corner the marijuana market

NORTH BONNEVILLE, Wash. — Deep in the Columbia River Gorge, a short drive from the Bridge of the Gods, the nation’s only government-run marijuana shop was running low on weed.

The store had been open for just a few days. Inside, manager Robyn Legun was frantically trying to restock. Outside, five customers stood waiting for the doors to open. Someone cracked a joke about this being a typical government operation, always running late.

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Nosh Pit: Interest in cannabis cuisine reaches new high

Marijuana. It’s what’s for dinner.

It could come in the form of “pot” roast or a “rasta pasta” with cannabis-infused pesto. Or for those feeling a little too lazy to cook, a pre-made, pot-laced pizza can be baked in the time it takes to hear the first three songs on Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.”

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Canada: Mettrum Launches Industry First Physician Portal and Provides Business Update

TORONTO, ONTARIO- Mettrum Health Corp., a vertically integrated producer and distributer of medical cannabis products, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Physician/Client Portal and online store. 

Physician/Client Portal and Online Store Latest Applications Developed by Mettrum to Help Create Responsible Dialogue and Visibility Throughout the Prescription Process:

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Ruling clears way for marijuana convictions to be erased

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Thousands of people busted in Connecticut for marijuana possession now have the right to get their convictions erased after the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the violation had been downgraded to the same legal level as a parking ticket.

The 7-0 ruling came in the case of former Manchester and Bolton resident Nicholas Menditto, who had asked for his convictions to be overturned after the Legislature decriminalized possession of small amounts of pot in 2011.

"It's a topic multiple states will have to be facing," said Aaron Romano, Menditto's attorney. "Because marijuana is being decriminalized across the United States, this issue needs to be addressed."

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Reedsport voters will decide marijuana taxes

The Reedsport City Council voted to approve taxes on marijuana sales, when those sales become legal, but voters in the city will have to approve those taxes.

Measure 10-136 will appear on the May 19 ballot.

“Before Measure 91 passed,” Reedsport City Manager Jonathan Wright said, “the City Council passed an ordinance that would institute a tax ... 5 percent on medicinal, 10 percent on recreational. Because of the city's charter, as amended in 2010, it cannot be imposed until ratified by a vote of the people.”

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Public support overwhelms marijuana dispensary owner

Since word of the RCMP letter to close his medical marijuana dispensary went public last week, Bryan Raiser says he has heard nothing but support from the public.

But Raiser says he may be forced to close this week.

“Even people who aren’t big fans of my previous political decisions have come out in huge support,” Raiser said from 99 North Medical Cannabis Dispensary.

“I have fought so many battles in my years and I have never come close to fighting something where I have 100 per cent support of the community,” he said.

Raiser opened on Feb. 16 at 37768 Second Avenue in downtown Squamish.

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Federal Representative Applauds Senate Medical Marijuana Bill

 Congressman Earl Blumenauer has been a longtime champion of sensible marijuana law reform. As a state legislator in Oregon, he voted to decriminalize personal amounts of marijuana all the way back in 1973. He has been at the forefront of cannabis law reform ever since, even when it wasn’t near as politically popular as it is today. He was very instrumental in the fight to legalize marijuana, even debating the merits of Measure 91 at the Salem City Club against Oregon’s most prominent prohibitionist.

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