The History of 4/20

This article, written by Tokeahontas, was originally published in the 4/20 edition of NUGGETRY Magazine. It’s April, which means that it’s time to celebrate marijuana enthusiasts’ favorite holiday of the year—420! But do you know WHY we celebrate our love of weed by smoking at 4:20 on April 20th? 420 is a term that has come to be synonymous with the cannabis movem...

Arizona Supporters Start Campaign for Legal Recreational Marijuana

On Friday, Arizona advocates for recreational marijuana legalization launched a petition-gathering campaign for a ballot measure for the 2016 election. The measure would allow adults 21 and older to purchase up to an ounce of marijuana through state-licensed retail shops. They would also be allowed to grow up to six marijuana plants at home. Sales tax from the recreationa...

Georgia Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law

On Thursday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation that immediately legalizes medical marijuana in the state. Looking visibly emotional, Governor Deal signed into law legsilation sponsored by Representative Allen Peake.  The new law allows people to possess up to 20 ounces of fluid cannabis oil containing under 5% THC. Cannabis oil can be used in Georgia to tre...

President Obama Expresses Strong Support for Medical Marijuana

In a CNN special to be aired Sunday, President Barack Obama expressed strong support for medical marijuana.  In a special called "Weed 3" medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta explores the politics of medical marijuana research. As part of the special, Gupta interviews Obama. Gupta and Obama discuss the recent bipartisan bill on the senate floor which proposes rescheduling mar...

The History of 4/20
Arizona Supporters Start Campaign for Le...
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Researchers Find THC May Protect The Brain

Researchers Find THC May Protect The Brain

Josef Sarne, a pharmacologist at Tel Aviv University, believes that small amounts of THC can protect the brain after seizures, drug exposure, or oxygen deprivation. The new study was...
Oregon Raids Expose Dissent in the Cannabis Community

Oregon Raids Expose Dissent in the Cannabis Community

Welcome to your weekly installment of JackDanieL’s editorial column.  Be sure to check back for more from Jack each Friday. Enjoy! After a painstaking two year undercover investigation, law enforcement agencies...
Oregon House Approves Marijuana for PTSD

Oregon House Approves Marijuana for PTSD

On Thursday, the Oregon House voted 36-21 to allow individuals suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to use marijuana to help treat their symptoms. Representative John Lively said, “Each...
New Jersey Introduces New Bill to Help Children in Need Gain Access to Medical Marijuana

New Jersey Introduces New Bill to Help Children in Need Gain Access to Medical Marijuana

On Thursday, a Union County New Jersey Senator introduced a bill that would make it more straightforward for sick children who qualify for the state’s medical marijuana program to...
Double the Required Signatures Gathered for Marijuana Legalization in Portland, Maine

Double the Required Signatures Gathered for Marijuana Legalization in Portland, Maine

Marijuana legalization advocates in Portland, Maine have announced that they have collected almost twice the number of signatures required in order to get their legalization measure on the November...
Former Microsoft Manager Proposes National Marijuana Brand

Former Microsoft Manager Proposes National Marijuana Brand

Former Microsoft manager Jamen Shively will hold a news conference on Thursday with former Mexican President Vincente Fox to propose a national brand of marijuana for the US as...
Study Finds Majority of Doctors Would Recommend Medical Marijuana to Patients in Need

Study Finds Majority of Doctors Would Recommend Medical Marijuana to Patients in Need

In the May 30th issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers published the results of a survey which asked physicians whether they would provide a patient in...
Marijuana Legalization Considered in Rhode Island

Marijuana Legalization Considered in Rhode Island

On Tuesday, Rhode Island lawmakers heard hours of testimony while reviewing legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana for individuals age 21 and older.  The Senate Judiciary Committee is reviewing...
Colorado Governor Signs Marijuana Bills

Colorado Governor Signs Marijuana Bills

On Tuesday, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed historic bills into law regarding the implementation of the state’s legal marijuana program.  At a signing ceremony at the state capitol, Hickenlooper...
Federal Employees Given Opportunity to Donate to Michigan Marijuana Charity

Federal Employees Given Opportunity to Donate to Michigan Marijuana Charity

Starting this fall, Michigan-based marijuana advocates who also happen to be federal employees will have the option of choosing a payroll deduction that would go toward Michigan Compassion.  Michigan...