All Farmers Should Be Able to Grow Hemp – Celebrate Hemp History Week, June 5 – 11

The 8th annual Hemp History Week campaign video “Breaking Ground” shares the story of Alex White Plume, Oglala Lakota hemp farmer and activist, whose hemp crop was unlawfully raided and destroyed by the DEA in 2000. Since then, he has been fighting for the right to grow hemp on tribal lands, which have been left out of current federal hemp farming legislation. Learn more about Hemp History Week, June 5-11, 2017, and sign up for updates at This video was directed by Lauren Stansbury and produced by Movement Media and Bell Visuals for the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) © 2016

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Calls for Federal Decriminalization of Marijuana

“Our outdated policies on marijuana are having devastating ripple effects on individuals and communities across the country,” said Rep. Gabbard. “They have turned everyday Americans into criminals, torn apart families and wasted huge amounts of taxpayer dollars to arrest, prosecute, and incarcerate people for non-violent marijuana charges. Differences in state and federal law have also…

Big Tobacco loses tax battle in California, but Big Marijuana is on the rise

This article first appeared at The Conversation and is republished under Creative Commons license. Big Tobacco loses tax battle in California, but Big Marijuana is on the rise by Stanton Glantz, Professor of Medicine, UCSF California voters handed Big Tobacco a resounding defeat Tuesday when they passed Proposition 56 to raise the cigarette tax by…

Highly Productive: Lagunitas Brewing Company

On March 31 Merry Jane premiered “Highly Productive: Lagunitas Brewing Company,” the first episode of a new series dedicated to “debunking the stoner stereotype,”

The premiere appropriately focuses on Tony Magee, founder and CEO of the Lagunitas Brewing Co. of Petaluma, and longtime proud partaker of pot. Smoking cannabis has always been a major feature of the company’s culture, not to mention its West Marin roots.

Highly Productive profiles “people who kick ass at their career but still enjoy or medically partake in cannabis.”

Magee suggests that some “people think that drugs make you more creative, but they don’t. But if you get it just right, you know, it helps you listen. It’s like a little spot between will and will-lessness. If I’m trying to think of what the business needs to do next, you gotta listen. That’s my approach.”

Merry Jane was founded autumn of 2015 by investor and weed advocate & aficionado, Snoop Dogg. Read Forbes magazine staffer Ellen Huet’s take on Merry Jane here.

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The Times They Are A Changin’ – Surprise Victory for Medical Marijuana Patients in Petaluma

A proposed ban on all outdoor medicinal cannabis grows within Petaluma city limits has been unceremoniously rejected by the Petaluma City Council, which called for city staff to come back with a modified proposal that is, according to Councilmember Teresa Barrett, “more compassionate, and a little less draconian.” The outcome appears to have taken both…