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Weed Watch
North Dakota ag commissioner signs off on final version of proposed state rule that would allow farmers to obtain state approval to grow industrial hemp
"...Industrial hemp – strains of Cannabis sativa with just trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the..."

Sept. 1, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch: South Dakota Medi-Pot Supporters Push Forward
After six years of failed attempts to convince state's lawmakers to pass a law to protect medical marijuana patients from arrest and prosecution, medi-pot supporters take their proposition to the public
"...of patients, authorize the cultivation of up to six cannabis plants per patient, legalize possession of up to an..."

Aug. 25, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
U.S. House of Reps once again votes down measure that would prevent Department of Justice from spending tax money to raid, arrest, and prosecute sick people using medi-pot
"...arresting seriously ill patients who possess and use medical cannabis in compliance with state law," said Allen St. Pierre,..."

July 7, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Simian septuagenarians
"...of Medicine and Dentistry in London have revealed that cannabis has the potential to destroy leukemia cells.Napoleon once said..."

May 19, 2006 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Naked City
"...craft a law that "include[s] no criminal penalties for cannabis … possession when recommended by a physician." Noelle Davis,..."

April 7, 2006 News Feature

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Thursday
"...rap superstars Swollen Members carved their fate by rocking cannabis cups and snowboarding competitions. Based out of Vancouver, Prevail..."

March 17, 2006 Music Feature

Weed Watch
UT students pass initiative calling for equalization of penalties associated with pot and alcohol use, plus other weed news
"...In other cannabis-related news, a bill legalizing medi-pot use for New Mexico..."

March 17, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Chronic Goes On
Top 10 drug war stories
"...of any confectionery containing marijuana-derived ingredients. According to Peña, cannabis-flavored candies are nothing more than a means to "entice..."

Jan. 6, 2006 News Feature

Top 10 Ways to Convince AMD Not to Move to Lantana That SOS Hasn't Tried Yet
"...7) Slipping a few pounds of cannabis sativa seeds into the natural restoration mix to make..."

Jan. 6, 2006 News Feature

Feds/DEA Only Interested in Control
"...control the medical field by not allowing research on cannabis for multiple medical problems. The Feds/DEA are an example..."

Jan. 5, 2006 Postmarks

Weed Watch
Previously losing at Supreme Court on narrow ruling, Raich now argues medical necessity
"...determining that she has 'no reasonable legal alternative to cannabis for effective treatment or alleviation of her medical conditions..."

Dec. 2, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Weed Watch
Denver legalizes weed, and a record number of Americans think it's a good idea
"...growing number of Americans see the benefit of legalizing cannabis, regardless of whether it is being used as a..."

Nov. 18, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Texas cities claim four of the seven top spots in per capita daily driving in the whole world
"...Maryland's Center for Substance Abuse Research, 9% of lifetime cannabis users met DSM-R-III criteria for dependence at some time..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Weed Watch
Sensenbrenner aide gives bad, bullying legal advice ... and then vanishes
"...political indignation over the consumer sale of lollipots – cannabis-flavored lollipops, sour candies, and other confections made with an..."

Aug. 12, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
House of Reps to vote on an amendment that would forbid the Department of Justice from using federal resources to enforce the government's drug prohibition laws against sick patients
"...As a GOP state assemblyman, Murphy authored Maryland's medical cannabis law, making medi-pot possession punishable by a $100 fine..."

June 17, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

We All Need to Watch the Weed Carefully
"...civilization. The flowers and leaves of the hemp plant (cannabis) were and are used in many kinds of medicines...."

May 10, 2005 Postmarks

Naked City
California lawmaker tries to legalize industrial hemp, but DEA still has reefer madness
"...statute … retains control over all varieties of the Cannabis plant by virtue of including [all strains] under the..."

March 4, 2005 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...the last election.) Doctors agree I'd likely benefit from cannabis, but they'd lose their licenses if they even suggest..."

Dec. 24, 2004 Column

Increasingly Desperate
"...the last election.) Doctors agree I’d likely benefit from cannabis, but they'd lose their licenses if they even suggest..."

Dec. 16, 2004 Postmarks

Rich Are to Blame
"...– go figure. Do you think that is why cannabis is illegal?..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Postmarks

A Med-Mari Challenge to HHS
Advocates petition the feds to change their tune on medical marijuana
"...in town last weekend touting his new book, The Cannabis Companion: Culture, Cultivation and Connoisseurship. In his latest book..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Undeterred by the courts, the feds continue California grower raids
"...– Eddy Lepp's Medicinal Gardens and Multi-Denominational Church of Cannabis and Rastafari, and the Capitol Compassion Care dispensary outside..."

Sept. 17, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
Sentencing reform (or not), medical marijuana, and short-term memory loss in Nevada
"...going to consider whether [people] who possess and cultivate cannabis for their own personal [medical] use [are engaging in..."

July 2, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

About AIDS
Proposal to change medical pot laws
"...For information on the medical use of cannabis, or on TMM and its petition drive, go to..."

June 25, 2004 Column by Karen Heikkala

Naked City
Medical marijuana backers score another victory in the appellate courts.
"..."[D]espite the gravity of the plaintiff's need for medical cannabis, and despite the concrete interest of California to provide..."

Dec. 26, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
The FBI continues to use the RAVE Act as a bludgeon against drug-reform activists.
"...Network, two days before the Nov. 15 Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards banquet, sponsored by the Oregon chapter of the..."

Dec. 12, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

About AIDS
Court's Medical Marijuana Ruling a First Step
"...Circuit, which had passed laws approving the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes, the federal anti-pot laws still override..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Column by Sandy Bartlett

Federal Pot Laws Outdated
"...myself what to ingest, so they continue to ban cannabis and punish those who disagree with the current system...."

Oct. 10, 2003 Postmarks

Tainted Pot
"...preventing them from receiving the therapeutic benefits of the cannabis. These suffering people are being forced to decide between..."

Sept. 22, 2003 Postmarks

South for the Marijuana
The gringo travels to Mexico in search of weed and wisdom.
"...The weed was a particularly stinky variety of cannabis that could cost $50 a thimbleful in Texas, but..."

Sept. 5, 2003 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

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