AllTreatment’s 4/20 Round-Up Blog

April 22nd, 2013

AllTreatment’s 4/20 Round-Up Blog

This past Saturday was April 20, also known as “4/20,” the national weed-smokers’ holiday.  With the recent legalization of recreational marijuana use in both Colorado and Washington state, marijuana activists around the country had much reason to celebrate.  To commemorate 4/20, we’ve put ...

The MPP Billboard of Controversy

April 9th, 2013

The MPP Billboard of Controversy

April signals the arrival of many things: the Easter Bunny, blossoming flowers, Opening Day for baseball, and some long-anticipated warmer weather. What a lot of people may not know is that April is also Alcohol Awareness Month. Portland coincidentally celebrates the season by hosting its ...

Medical Marijuana Patients Question Legalization Measures

March 26th, 2012

Medical Marijuana Patients Question Legalization Measures

Washington state will be voting on an initiative I-502, to legalize marijuana, and if it passes the November 2012 ballot, it will be the first state to install laws regarding the legal recreational use of marijuana. Seattle has held many annual events such as the Seattle Hempfest festival which ...

August 18th, 2011

Medical Marijuana in Maryland

Maryland may be the next state to legalize medical marijuana. If approved, the state’s medical marijuana plan will rely on academic institutions to direct the prescription of marijuana to patients.

July 22nd, 2011

New Medical Marijuana Laws in Washington State

New medical marijuana laws take effect today in Washington State, after much debate and revision by the state government. While the new laws ultimately benefit medical marijuana users, they are also a current source of confusion. Many parts of the original laws were vetoed and revised by ...

DEA Marijuana Ruling

July 11th, 2011

DEA Marijuana Ruling

Marijuana has no medical value, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as of last Friday. This proclamation was issued in response to a petition calling for a change in the substance’s drug schedule. Marijuana is currently a Schedule I drug, meaning that it is considered ...

June 30th, 2011

Why Isn’t Marijuana Legal?

Cultural habits have a strong effect on drug legislation. In fact, that might be an understatement–in many cases, a drug’s historical presence in a society is the basis for its legal status.

May 9th, 2011

Growing weed? Caught by Police? Pay a fee, get off scott free! (relatively)

Mendocino County, CA, is undergoing a unique shift in its marijuana policy which is causing some controversy, according to Press Democrat. The idea, implemented by Mendocino County District Attorney David Eyster, allows those who’ve been charged with felony marijuana cultivation to knock ...

April 18th, 2011

Medical Marijuana Industry Booming

With 15 states as well as the District of Columbia deeming it legal, medical marijuana has become a rising profitable industry in the United States. Medical marijuana has been shown to assist in alleviating chronic pain and hurtful symptoms of diseases such as AIDS or cancer, and patients in ...

April 11th, 2011

Medical Marijuana banned from Campus

Rhode Island may be one of the handful of states where medical marijuana has been approved, but administrators at Brown University has continued to prohibit the smoking of cannabis on campus, saying that it is still against both state and federal law to do so. Medical marijuana legalization ...

April 4th, 2011

Delaware approves medical marijuana

Perhaps its a sign of the times when a state decides to legalize medical marijuana and it doesn’t feel like a big deal.  Delaware has joined the plethora of other states who have similarly legalized pot for medical purposes, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, ...

April 4th, 2011

Colorado Considering Marijuana DUI law

Everyone knows what a DUI is – if you are caught driving recklessly, and your blood is above your state’s blood-alcohol limit, then you are put in jail, sentenced in court, and the three letters that represent “Driving Under the Influence” will forever be on your record. ...

March 28th, 2011

Arizona Releases Medical Marijuana Rules

Arizona voters recently approved Proposition 203 – a ballot measure allowing Medical Marijuana facilities, and after months of development from the Arizona state health department, The Arizona Department of Health Services has released its rules today for distribution and use of medical ...

March 21st, 2011

UPDATE: WA one step closer to pot legalization

As reported by the Seattle Times, “The marijuana legalization bill, House Bill 1550, may be stopped for this session of the Legislature. But this issue has been moving as never before, and it needs to keep moving.” The Seattle Times has weighed in favor of the anti prohibition bill ...

March 3rd, 2011

Newspaper and Government Official to Feud Over Marijuana Legalization?

Recent pro-marijuana legalization articles in the Seattle Times are drawing both praise and controversy from readers, says an article in today’s issue of The Stranger. These editorial articles come as a surprise to readers as the Seattle Times has been known to publish very anti-legalization ...

February 21st, 2011

Seattle Times Calls for the Legalization of Marijuana in WA

The Seattle Times has called for the legalization of marijuana in the latest Sunday Paper.  They site Washington States early adoption of modern marijuana laws, calling each one a “leap of faith” and claiming that each time it was worked saying, “In 1998, Washington was one of ...

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