Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Advocates Urge Towns to Allow Regulated Businesses, Follow Marshfield Example

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Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Advocates Urge Towns to Allow Regulated Businesses, Follow Marshfield Example | Marijuana Policy Project

BOSTON, MA — Towns passing legal cannabis bans and moratoriums are guaranteeing continued market control by criminals and street dealers, the group behind the legalization measure passed by voters last November said today. The group praised Marshfield voters for rejecting a measure at a town meeting yesterday that would have banned marijuana retail facilities in […]

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Marijuana Advocates Urge Rhode Island Study Commission to Stick to Fact-Finding

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Marijuana Advocates Urge Rhode Island Study Commission to Stick to Fact-Finding | Marijuana Policy Project

Debate on regulating marijuana “should take place in the General Assembly among legislators elected by the people” PROVIDENCE, RI — Rhode Island House Speaker Mattiello announced his appointments to the marijuana study commission on Wednesday, completing the appointment process and clearing the way for the committee to begin gathering information on how legal marijuana is […]

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Utah Advocates Launch 2018 Medical Marijuana Signature Drive

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Utah Advocates Launch 2018 Medical Marijuana Signature Drive | TJ Baker

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Advocates hoping to place an initiative on Utah’s midterm election ballot next year will officially launch their signature collection campaign on Thursday. The Utah Patients Coalition, backed by the Marijuana Policy Project, will kick off the signature collection campaign at a Thursday morning event at the Gallivan Center in Salt […]

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Advocates to De Blasio: Address Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests

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Advocates to De Blasio: Address Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrests | Drug Policy Alliance

NEW YORK, NY — New York city Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office published a statement this week disputing the findings of the Drug Policy Alliance report, “Unjust and Unconstitutional: 60,000 Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests in Mayor de Blasio’s New York.” The report details that marijuana possession arrests under Mayor de Blasio continue to be marked by extremely […]

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Marijuana Advocates Ask NH Gov. to Veto Marijuana Study Commission Bill

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Marijuana Advocates Ask NH Gov. to Veto Marijuana Study Commission Bill | Marijuana Policy Project

CONCORD, NH — Advocates for legalizing and regulating marijuana in New Hampshire sent a letter to Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday, asking him to veto House Bill 215, a bill that would create a study commission to consider marijuana legalization and regulation. The letter, which was signed by leading advocates including the bill’s prime sponsor, Rep. […]

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Texas Advocates Make Last Minute Push for Medical Marijuana Fix

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Texas Advocates Make Last Minute Push for Medical Marijuana Fix | Marijuana Policy Project

AUSTIN, TX — A group of patients, caregivers, and advocates will gather at the Texas State Capitol today for an eleventh-hour push to keep critical medical marijuana legislation alive. The group, led by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, will be urging members of the House Calendars Committee to schedule a vote on House Bill 2107, […]

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MMJ Patient Advocates Take Cannabis Issues to United Nations

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MMJ Patient Advocates Take Cannabis Issues to United Nations
Steph Sherer, executive director of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), and Michael Krawitz, executive director of Veterans For Medical Cannabis Access, met with other organizations at the UN this week in preparation for the upcoming United Nations …
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Pot Smoking On The Job? Colorado Cannabis Companies Experiment With Marijuana
"When we have a company brainstorm session, we usually go to the rooftop or Red Rocks Park, and if people want to consume cannabis, they can smoke," said Isaac Dietrich, the co-founder of MassRoots, a tech startup social platform for cannabis users, …
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Albuquerque baby makes history with cannabis oil at Colorado hospital
It's a cannabis oil known to treat epilepsy in toddlers and children. The THC level is less than one percent so children don't get high, but it's controversial. According to the family, at 2-months-old Amylea is the first and the youngest patient to …
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Republican Utah State Senator Mark Madsen Advocates the Legalization of Cannabis in Exclusive Video Interview with Illegallyhealed.com

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Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 21, 2015

A conservative Republican Utah state senator has a “420” message for America: “It’s time to legalize medical cannabis.” In an exclusive video interview released this morning at illegallyhealed.com, Utah State Senator Mark Madsen discusses his own personal use of medical cannabis and advocates for national reform.

“We need to work from the principles of freedom and compassion and let the policy grow from there,” says Madsen. “I believe we should allow individuals and their physicians to make their own decisions on whether medical cannabis is an augmentation or an alternative to other traditional medical treatments. Government has no legitimate place in that process.”

In the exclusive interview for the April 20th, 2015 episode #4 of the 8 week Drug Policy Project of Utah video series released at illegallyhealed.com, Madsen revealed that in 2007, he was nearly killed by an accidental overdose of fentanyl when a patch his doctor prescribed accidentally tore and released a fatal dose of the opiate.

Madsen was the sponsor of recent legislation in the state, S.B. 259, which would have legalized the cultivation, production, sale and possession of whole-plant medical cannabis for a range of conditions. (fox13now.com/2015/02/25/bill-introduced-to-legalize-medical-marijuana-in-utah/) The bill was narrowly defeated by one flipped vote in the senate in March.

Shortly before introducing S.B. 259, Madsen travelled to Colorado to try medical cannabis, which he said provided great relief for his chronic back pain. In the video interview at illegallyhealed.com, Madsen says that he was inspired by the families lobbying for legislation which was passed in 2014 legalizing high-CBD medical cannabis extracts for epileptic patients.

“[These children] had been struggling with severe seizures up to the point of death,” Madsen says. “I realized it was misguided government policy that was keeping relief from these innocents and I started to take a different perspective. It wasn’t just about me and my back pain. There are other people suffering, and suffering worse than I, who could benefit from this. When it became an issue that was not just about me I realized I had to do something.”

Madsen is a Republican Utah State Senator representing the 13th District, which includes some of the most conservative parts of the traditionally conservative state. Madsen was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Colorado. He is a proud NRA member and attorney who has championed libertarian causes during his tenure in the Utah State Senate.

Madsen is the grandson of Ezra Taft Benson, President Eisenhower’s secretary of agriculture and president and prophet of the Mormon Church from the mid-eighties until the time of his death in 1994.

The video interview was released as a collaboration between the Drug Policy Project of Utah and Illegally Healed. For more information, please visit: http://illegallyhealed.com/utah-state-senator-mark-madsen-says-legalize-cannabis/

About #illegallyhealed

Illegally Healed is the largest repository for personal stories of people who have used medical cannabis. The site includes information and resources to help people seeking alternatives to help cope and potentially lead to a solution for a variety common health problems. To find find out more, please visit: http://illegallyhealed.com

About Drug Policy Project of Utah

Drug Policy Project of Utah is a 501(c)(3) non-profit working to reform state drug policies, promoting sensible changes to the law that facilitate legal access to medical products that can improve and even save live. To find out more, please visit: http://dpputah.org







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(ALGA) Algae International Group Subsidiary, American Seed & Oil Company, Advocates For Legal Hemp on Capital Hill

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Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 30, 2014

The American Seed & Oil Company, a subsidiary of Algae International Group, Inc. (OTC: ALGA) shared its first hemp crop progress last week at the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. and joined the HIA on Capital Hill to lobby for the exclusion of hemp from the definition of marijuana. American Seed & Oil joined forces with hemp industry leaders to include Nutiva and Dr. Bronner’s Magical Soaps at the HIA Conference.

To learn more about the Company’s cannabis business strategy and the progress to date in the development of that strategy, visit the Company’s new American Seed & Oil Company website. In particular, read ‘The Introduction Of The American Seed & Oil Company’ found on the website to specifically learn about the Company’s current hemp crop and all three new cannabis industry subsidiaries.

http://www.americanseedandoil.com/news/alga-introduces-american-seed-oil-company

About Algae International Group, Inc. and The American Seed & Oil Company, Inc.

(OTC: ALGA) Algae International Group, Inc. first became interested in the cannabis opportunity last year while attempting to build a business to produce bio diesel from cold pressed algae oil. While the ‘promise’ of the cannabis market is great, the path to achieving the ‘promise’ is unclear. An incubator improves the odds of success in an early and rapidly evolving market by building multiple, complimentary businesses with an initial strategy to explore market opportunity rather than to attempt seizing market opportunity prematurely. Accordingly, the Company is starting with three incubated subsidiaries, and will continue to explore the introduction of additional complimentary subsidiaries. As subsidiaries develop to a viable stage of independence, the Company will spinoff such subsidiaries creating independent ROI opportunities for parent shareholders.

Learn more about the incubated subsidiaries at http://www.AmericanSeedandOil.com.







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(ALGA) Algae International Group Subsidiary, American Seed & Oil Company, Advocates Hemps Environmental Benefit at UN Climate Change Summit

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Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 02, 2014

The American Seed & Oil Company, a subsidiary of Algae International Group, Inc. (OTC: ALGA) participated last week in the U.N. Climate Change Summit (http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/). Hemp is a sustainable agricultural crop with proven benefits to the environment not to mention its potential as a sustainable clean fuel alternative to hydrocarbon based fuels.

To learn more about the potential of industrial hemp, see:

Congressional Research Report – June 2014 – Hemp As An Agricultural Commodity

(http://nationalaglawcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/assets/crs/RL32725.pdf)

Forbes: Industrial Hemp: A Win-Win For The Economy And The Environment

(http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashoka/2013/05/29/industrial-hemp-a-win-win-for-the-economy-and-the-environment/)

To learn more about the Company’s cannabis business strategy and the progress to date in the development of that strategy, visit the Company’s new American Seed & Oil Company website. In particular, read “The Introduction Of The American Seed & Oil Company” found on the website under “news” to specifically learn about the Company’s current hemp crop and all three new cannabis industry subsidiaries.

About Algae International Group, Inc. and The American Seed & Oil Company, Inc.

(OTC: ALGA) Algae International Group, Inc. first became interested in the cannabis opportunity last year while attempting to build a business to produce bio diesel from cold pressed algae oil. While the “promise” of the cannabis market is great, the path to achieving the “promise” is unclear. An incubator improves the odds of success in an early and rapidly evolving market by building multiple, complimentary businesses with an initial strategy to explore market opportunity rather than to attempt seizing market opportunity prematurely. Accordingly, the Company is starting with three incubated subsidiaries, and will continue to explore the introduction of additional complimentary subsidiaries. As subsidiaries develop to a viable stage of independence, the Company will spinoff such subsidiaries creating independent ROI opportunities for parent shareholders.

Learn more about the incubated subsidiaries at http://www.AmericanSeedandOil.com