One of the more contentious proposals making headlines this month at the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen is an initiative to decriminalize marijuana in the city -- by pushing law enforcement agencies to avoid harsh prosecutions of those caught with small amounts of pot.
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Wikimedia CommonsMarijuana can't stay out of food news.
There aren't many rules regarding marijuana consumption, except for those laws that make it illegal. In the past week, though, marijuana keeps appearing in food news. And it's not just pot brownies giving people the munchies.
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Medical marijuana: You're outta here!On Friday the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services at long last responded to an 11-year-old petition that asked the federal government to reconsider its stance on the use of medical marijuana. The ruling last week likely won't encourage Missouri to jo ... More >>
Illinois won't become the sixteenth state in the nation to pass a medical-marijuana law. Yesterday a bill that would have allowed the state to institute a three-year pilot program to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana failed in the Illinois House by a vote of 53 to 61. The bill faced steep o ... More >>
Today's comment comes in response to Chad Garrison's post about the Illinois Legislature scuttling plans to give medical marijuana a try. Our favorite comment came from Daily RFT regular Handsome Jimmy, who writes,It seems to me that there is a rather easy access to high quality herb
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photo by Jennifer SilverbergSheriff Mearl Justus says potheads shouldn't be put behind barsA week ago today California became the first state to decriminalize marijuana, making the maximum punishment for possession of less than an ounce of herb just a $100 fine, about the equivalent of a speeding ... More >>
Image sourceRIP Compassionate Use of Medicinal Cannabis Pilot Program Act"Illinois House lawmakers will likely not pass the dutchie until next legislative session."That's lede from an NBC Chicago story today on medical marijuana in the Land of Lincoln about the imminent demise of the Compassionat ... More >>
Two men actively involved in campaigning for medical cannabis in Missouri died in recent weeks, saddening St. Louis' tight-knit community of marijuana activists.Gary Davey, former president of the Greater St. Louis chapter of NORML, died Sunday, May 9, of a heart attack. He was 48.Rik Ebner, manager ... More >>
Meth and Marijuana: a match made...absolutely nowhere.His name is Limey Nargalenes (no, really that's his name) and he is trying to stop the Illinois General Assembly from passing Senate Bill 1381. The law would allow primary caregivers for people with "debilitating medical conditions" to prescri ... More >>
photo by Keegan HamiltonDon Yarber's mustache also supports medical marijuana in MissouriRiverfront Times founder Ray Hartmann had to cancel his speaking engagement Saturday at Missouri NORML's Spring Conference on Cherokee Street.Maybe it was just the mellow attitudes of the two dozen or so peop ... More >>
Ray Hartmann at the University of Missouri, his alma materIf you see smoke wafting out of the Randall Building at 3022A Cherokee Street on Saturday don't call the fire department. It's probably harmless.The Missouri chapter of NORML -- the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law -- ... More >>
Image sourceLast fall Westword, our sister paper in Denver, garnered national attention by advertising for the nation's very first marijuana critic. Yep -- they would be paying a writer to toke up and write about it. Oh, and also critique the atmosphere of various medical marijuana dispensaries a ... More >>
Group wants state senators to support Sour DieselNext Wednesday, February 10, members of the group Sensible Missouri -- self-described as "patients having a diagnosis that could be ameliorated through the use of cannabis" -- will travel to Jefferson City and lobby state lead ... More >>
Cottleville Mayor Don Yarber and his wife SylviaLast time we covered Cottleville, Don Yarber, the city's 70 year-old mayor, was extolling the benefits of medical marijuana (his wife used it to combat the side effects of breast cancer chemotherapy) and cajoling state lawmakers to let voters decide ... More >>
Remember ditch weed? That lowly form of cannabis that the Missouri Highway Patrol loves to spend time and money eradicating? Well, here's a little history lesson on the stuff for you, courtesy of local pot activist Mark Pedersen and plant geneticist Dr. Dave West.The pair were traveling through east ... More >>
http://www.ratemyeverything.net/Illinois lawmakers (including one from Alton) recently introduced medical marijuana legislation in the state's House and Senate. And, unlike in Missouri, both of the bills have made it out of their committee hearings and are one step closer to becoming law.Via the Chi ... More >>
http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/CMAG/938-022~Marijuana-Posters.jpgStarting next month, residents of Michigan will be able to petition their doctor for a pot prescription of up to twelve plants. Michigan is the first non-coastal state east of the Rocky Mountains to enact such a law.Techn ... More >>
Missouri could join roughly a dozen states that allow doctors to authorize patients to use marijuana for medical purposes.
Last week State Representative Kate Meiners (D-Kansas City) introduced House Bill 277 that would change Missouri laws regarding the classification of marijuana as a contr ... More >>