American Legion’s National Commander Calls Out VA Secretary Shulkin

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American Legion’s National Commander Calls Out VA Secretary Shulkin | Justin Strekal

For more than a year, The American Legion has been calling on the federal government – and specifically the Veterans Affairs Department – to support research into the therapeutic benefits of cannabis in treating veterans with PTSD. Many veterans, especially Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans, have told both the Legion and NORML that they have […]

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National Conference of State Legislatures Endorses Resolution Calling for Marijuana to Be Descheduled

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National Conference of State Legislatures Endorses Resolution Calling for Marijuana to Be Descheduled | NORML

BOSTON, MA — The National Conference of State Legislatures has endorsed a resolution calling for marijuana to be removed from the US Controlled Substances Act. The plant and all of its organic constituents are classified under federal law as a schedule I controlled substance – the most restrictive categorization available. Over three-quarters of legislators participating in this […]

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The National District Attorneys Association is Lying About Marijuana

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The National District Attorneys Association is Lying About Marijuana | Paul Armentano

A recently released white paper published by the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) is calling for the federal government to strictly enforce anti-cannabis laws in states that have regulated its production and distribution for either medical or recreational purposes. The working group, which consists of D.A.s and prosecutors from more than a dozen states (including representatives […]

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National Medical Marijuana Could Save Medicaid $1 Billion, Study Finds

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National Medical Marijuana Could Save Medicaid $ 1 Billion, Study Finds | NORML

ATHENS, GA — Patients use fewer prescription drugs in states where access to medical cannabis is legally regulated, according to data published in the journal Health Affairs. Investigators at the University of Georgia assessed the association between medical cannabis regulations and the average number of prescriptions filled by Medicaid beneficiaries between the years 2007 and […]

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National Post Columnist Gets Cannabis Consumption All Wrong

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National Post Columnist Gets Cannabis Consumption All Wrong
Whether it's 420 gatherings wreathed in massive clouds, Snoop Dogg lighting endless blunts, or 1970s housewives lounging in a bathrobe with a joint in one hand and a glass of chardonnay in another, using cannabis remains inextricably linked – at least …
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Sanders Outperforms Bush On Cannabis At Town Halls
But Democratic candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Republican candidate former Florida Governor Jeb Bush made new statements about their perception of marijuana that reveal shifts in the conversation around cannabis legalization.
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Massive Growth Forecast for America's Cannabis Industry
If the steady drumbeat of legalization progress hadn't already made it obvious, new market research produced by the nation's foremost cannabis industry analysts predicts marijuana will be America's unrivaled growth sector over the next several years.
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National Marijuana Business Conference 2012 to Host Dixie Elixirs President Tripp Keber

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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 03, 2012

The Mile High City will play host to the National Marijuana Business Conference 2012 next week. John Malanca, owner of the medical marijuana resource website, says “Colorado’s medical marijuana community is a model for the national cannabis industry and movement as well as the perfect location to host the industry’s premier conference.”

National Marijuana Business Conference 2012 will feature over 40 speakers on burning topics ranging from the latest innovations and consumer trends to the likely impact of the national elections and how the medical marijuana community can affect changes in policy and legislation.

More than 200 cannabis business professionals from 18 states are expected to participate in the conference, including Tripp Keber, CEO of Red Dice Holdings, president of Medical Marijuana Inc.’s manufacturing division, and managing director of Dixie Elixirs & Edibles, which makes THC-infused medications, and Dixie X, which produces over the counter hemp oil wellness products.

Keber will lead a session titled “Infused Product Manufacturers: How to Flourish in 2013” on Thursday November 8, at 3:30 pm. He will then share his thoughts on the hottest developments in medical marijuana products and industry technology as part of an expert forum panel on Friday, November 9, at 1:30 pm.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from Tripp Keber and other medical marijuana industry thought leaders from around the nation,” said Malanca. “Medical patients—especially those suffering from chronic pain—need all-natural alternatives to dangerous pharmaceuticals like opiates, which are highly addictive and increasingly fatal with rising incidents of overdose. These are the people who are making things happen.”

Keber is a long-time cannabis activist and industry supporter. He is a founding member of the National Cannabis Industry Association and currently sits on the Colorado Medical Marijuana Industry Group Advisory Board.

“The marijuana business community is full of responsible leaders and caregivers who want to make real change in the world,” said Keber. “I am proud to be a member of this noble group and grateful for the opportunity to speak at the conference.”

Adjacent to the conference, the National Cannabis Industry Association will host its 2nd Anniversary Gala on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 6 to 10 pm, beginning with a happy hour from 6 to 7 pm. Stand-alone advance tickets are available from NCIA at, and limited tickets will be available at the door. Each ticket entitles the bearer to one drink, elegant Moroccan appetizers, and a unique gift.

Dixie X Hemp Oil Wellness Products are marketed online by United Patients Group. Dixie X products are available for purchase online at or through medical marijuana resource United Patients Group (, or at wellness centers in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.

Dixie X products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Statements made in this news release have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dixie X hemp-based CBD products are classified as food supplements by the FDA and are available for purchase online or over the counter in all 50 states without a medical marijuana ID card.

To learn more about Dixie X products or, please call (415) 524-8099 or visit or The best way to stay informed about developments is to “like” United Patients Group on Facebook and “follow” Untied Patients Group on Twitter.

About is a discreet, safe, and professional online medical cannabis information resource for prospective and current patients, caregivers, and medicinal cannabis industry professionals.

While most online medical marijuana sites cater to patients already familiar with medical marijuana, the website is a comprehensive and easy-to-use information source for people of all ages and experience levels, from novice medical cannabis users to experienced industry professionals. The site’s News, Resource, and Blog pages introduce new patients to the ins and outs of medical marijuana healthcare, while helping experienced providers stay abreast of the latest developments in CBD therapies.

A free Five Star-rated UPG medical marijuana app is now available for free on the iTunes app store for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and any iPad.

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National Association of Professional Women Announces Vicki Eberhart, Founder and President of Montague Farm LLC and Bunny Gold LLC, as VIP Woman of the Year

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Garden City, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2013

Vicki Eberhart is the Founder and President of Montague Farm LLC and Bunny Gold LLC, which specializes in manufacturing angora wool angora products, yarn, batting and natural fertilizer. Ms. Eberhart has attained the highest level of membership to the National Association of Professional Women as a VIP Woman of the Year and has been recognized for outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.

For as far back as she could remember, Ms. Eberhart had a reverence for life that led her to live a life in accord with nature. Her love of animals and talent for finance and fashion became the inspiration for starting her business. Bunny Gold LLC is a successful farm where Angora rabbits are raised for their valuable fur. Unlike some rabbit farms, Bunny Gold’s Angora rabbits are raised in a completely sustainable “no kill” environment. Ms. Eberhart uses beautiful Angora rabbit fur to make unique fashion garments for which she is famous. Her one-of-a-kind designed pieces include designer wool and yarns in a wide range of mixes and colors. She also takes special orders from clients who provide their own original designs.

Although Ms. Eberhart is known primarily for manufacturing Angora wool and yarns, she also works with cotton, wool and the more exotic fibers such as silk alpaca, yak and musk ox. She also has a fondness for natural alternative mixes such as bamboo, hemp and recycled fibers.

Ms. Eberhart has received awards from American Cormo Sheep Association. She is a member of Washington Toxics Coalition, Food Democracy, The Society of American Angora Rabbit Breeders and the American Rabbit Breeders Association.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is a dynamic business network where nearly 500,000 accomplished, professional women come together to interact, exchange ideas and empower themselves. Through the extensive network of close to 400 NAPW Local Chapters nationwide, like-minded members make use of online networking, educational tools and many other valuable privileges of NAPW membership.

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National Access Cannabis Appoints Former Health Canada Medical Marijuana Manager, Gulwant Bajwa, as CEO

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Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) April 22, 2015

National Access Cannabis today announced the appointment of Gulwant Bajwa as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bajwa brings unparalleled industry knowledge to NAC after serving in multiple senior leadership positions in Health Canada’s Medical Marijuana Program.

Bajwa understands how the system works at every level; from compliance and enforcement (for Health Canada’s previous MMAR program) to production and supply, to establishing processes for packaging and testing of marijuana for medical and research purposes. His background makes him a firm believer in Medical Marijuana’s positive impact on patients.

“As a 29 year old in 1992 I fought cancer and experienced the horrible side effects of prescribed morphine pain medications. I couldn’t move or even communicate,” says Bajwa. “That grim time in my life convinced me that there had to be a better way,” he explains. “I know firsthand how hard it is to get effective treatment.”

During his time at Health Canada he began his serious investigation on the efficacy of cannabis by speaking with patients using medical marijuana as part of their treatment.

“I heard dozens of powerful accounts from patients who reported that they could finally sleep again – medical cannabis was the only thing that gave them the pain relief they needed,” says Bajwa. “A big plus that many shared with me was the absence of debilitating side effects.”

“Leading the NAC team I know that I will make a difference in the lives of patients going through what I suffered during my cancer fight,” he adds. “NAC is the ideal model to help Canadians understand how to get safe, informed and responsible access to the benefits of medical marijuana.”

NAC provides education on how Health Canada’s medical marijuana system works. Members are connected with a physician for a medical assessment and NAC assists with selecting a Licensed Producer and submitting the required Health Canada medical documents.

Members also receive pharmacist consultations and ongoing guidance on responsible use while NAC pharmacy software monitors safe usage. In addition, NAC members receive the National Access Cannabis Card, a secure medical marijuana card developed in consultation with law enforcement to assure police that patients are authorized to use medical marijuana.

For more information on Gulwant Bajwa see his full bio here.

To learn more about NAC visit NAC can also be found on its social channels on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

About National Access Cannabis (NAC)

NAC is devoted to improving patients’ quality of life by creating local care centres across Canada. NAC facilitates safe access to medical marijuana within the laws and guidelines of Health Canada by connecting our members with physicians, providing pharmacist consultations and pharmacy software to monitor safe usage, and giving members a medical marijuana card for proof of compliance for law enforcement.

Rep. Cynthia Thielen addresses the National Farm Bill

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Honolulu — Today the United States Senate approved the Agriculture Act of 2014, also known as the “Farm Bill,” which includes legalization of industrial hemp for research purposes. The Farm Bill states that industrial hemp may be grown for the purpose of state university or state Agriculture Department research without Drug Enforcement Administration permission. Ten states have passed legislation legalizing hemp, and House Bill 154 will make Hawaii the eleventh state.

State Representative Cynthia Thielen (R, 50th District: Kailua, Kaneohe Bay) co-introduced House Bill 154 which would authorize a two-year industrial hemp remediation and biofuel crop research program conducted through the College of Tropical Agriculture at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. When passed, this progressive legislation will keep Hawaii on the cutting edge of agricultural research, help the state realize the economic capabilities of the crop, and potentially restore land previously damaged by earlier contamination.

“With its ability to cleanse the soil of toxins, industrial hemp could be an environmentally friendly replacement for sugar and pineapple,” says Representative Thielen, remarking on hemp’s potential in Hawaii. “Hemp is often grown without pesticides or herbicides due to its natural ability to ward off unwanted insects and weeds. Furthermore, hemp’s potential as a biofuel feedstock could be a game-changer for Hawaii.”

The Farm Bill passed 251-166 in the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday, January 29 and passed 68-32 in the Senate on Tuesday, February 4. HB 154 has already passed through the Hawaii House of Representatives and the joint Agriculture and Energy & Environment committee in the Senate, waiting for final action in the Senate Ways & Means committee and the signature of the Governor where it becomes law.

Representative Thielen notes, “The global market for hemp consists of over 25,000 different products, with U.S. being the world’s largest consumer at nearly 0 million per year. Now that Congress has authorized states to grow industrial hemp, Hawaii can lead these efforts in a climate that will produce three crops a year.”

Contact: [email protected] Excerpt from Capitol TV