The newly formed United Cannabis Corp—one of a growing number of cannabis-related consulting firms, which originally set out to provide marijuana cultivation consulting—is now throwing its hat in the political ring, so to speak. However, the cannabis consulting company is not trying to change things in their home base of Denver, Colorado, or even in the U.S. as a whole. The firm caught wind that Jamaica is working on legislation to decriminalize marijuana on the island and decided to head southeast.
It’s Reeeeeefer—uh, Aaaaalcohol Madness!!!
A pro-marijuana mobile billboard is rolling around Lewiston, Maine, using the same scare tactics of infamous 1930s movie Reefer Madness to highlight how alcohol is more dangerous than pot. Question 2 will appear on Lewiston ballots next month and if passed will decriminalize marijuana use by adults, allowing possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana for recreational purposes.
A blatantly false anti-medical marijuana ad making the rounds on Florida television has caused pro-MMJ group United for Care to send cease-and-desist letters to all stations airing the ad, based on the federal law that the FCC has the responsibility to prevent commercials that spew illegitimate claims from airing.
Marijuana’s status as a Schedule I Drug, or a dangerous drug with no medicinal uses, is slowly crumbling as state after state passes medicinal marijuana laws or outright legalization. In a recent ruling by the Michigan Court of Appeals, the court held that an employee fired for legal marijuana use cannot be denied unemployment benefits.