Meet the Women Pushing Pot in D.C.

Marijuana legalization is getting some help from Women. More and more women are standing up and taking the reins of leadership of new legal marijuana businesses. In pantsuits and blowouts, blazers and high-fashion buns, 60 or so members of Women Grow, a newly launched national network of female marijuana entrepreneurs, gathered at the National Press Club on Thursday morning for a press conference ahead of a two-day lobbying tour of Capitol Hill. There wasn’t a Bob Marley T-shirt in sight. Read more here in the National Journal...

Battle for Hemp Legalization Heating Up!

Hemp is the hot pot topic in WA DC these days. The bill, the “Industrial Hemp Farming act of 2015” is taking off and gaining a good following. The economic argument for industrial Hemp legalization is a strong one as well.  The U.S. hemp industry is already achieving $500 million in annual retail sales according to some estimates with huge potential for growth.  All of this economic activity has been due to imported hemp.  As Senator Rand Paul put it  we are importing our hemp and “…exporting our profit.” Read more here in the KWAYnews.com...

The War on Drugs Is Burning Out

Every day brings us closer and closer to winning the war on drugs…as in stop fighting about it. Legalizing Marijuana is proving to not be the end of the world as some who are against it prophesized.  In fact, studies are showing that crime is down, DUII’s are down, access by the under 21 crowd is down. Leading at the ballot box from Alaska to Washington, D.C., Americans are charting a path to a saner national drug policy Read more here in the Rolling Stone article: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-war-on-drugs-is-burning-out-20150108#ixzz3OFDhJgpJ...

Seattle May Not Issue Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses

Washington State is still sending mixed signals to the Medical Marijuana community on whether or not it will actually be issuing licenses for dispensaries to operate in the state. Washington reminds me a lot of how it was in Oregon before Oregon’s Legislature legalized medical marijuana dispensaries (officially legalized, no ‘grey area’). Dispensaries are all over the place in Washington. By not licensing and regulating them, it doesn’t mean that they don’t exist, and the State of Washington is losing out on revenue everyday in the process. It’s time that Washington put in place clear rules and regulations for dispensaries so that the industry can operate above reproach, and help the State with much needed tax and fee revenues, like Oregon is doing now. Read more here in The Weed Blog...

Multnomah County Oregon Dismisses Marijuana Cases

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office says it will dismiss marijuana cases, won’t prosecute future ones. This is a great step forward since the passing of measure 91 legalizing marijuana for recreational use by adults 21 and over. Read more here in the Oregon Live...

Hemp Airplane In The Works

Hemp is amazing. The list of things that can be made from hemp just keeps growing. Hemp is able to be used as food, clothing, building materials, oils, and now…Airplanes. Canada based company, Hempearth has plans for airplane made mostly from hemp materials, including using hemp bio-fuel to run the engine. The parts they have made so far test out to be stronger than fiber glass. Read more here in this Weed Blog article:...

Hemp Across the States

Nineteen states in the United States have enacted laws providing for pilot programs to grow hemp. This year, Colorado harvested it’s first hemp crop since 1957! As more and more states start to relax and legalize marijuana for personal consumption, hemp comes out of the shadows once again. Read more in the Hemp Helps...

Why All Homes Should Be Made Out of Hemp

In the Northwest of Scotland, in the township of Achabeag, something amazing is going on. An English company called Hemp Projects is building prototype houses made completely out of Hemp fiber, water and powdered lime which makes hempcrete, a fully sustainable building material that is fire proof, water proof and pretty much earthquake proof.  Hempcrete has a zero carbon footprint making it a very ecological building material.   Read more in the article from Hemp for...