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Mikel Weisser

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Managing editor, Mikel Weisser is Arizona state director of NORML. A former congressional candidate, Weisser helped draft Arizona's 2016 legalization initiative. He has a Masters in English from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a Masters in Secondary Education from Northern Arizona University. He lives with his wife and daughter in So-Hi, AZ.
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Cannabiz News Top 5 Stories, April 25, 2017

From empty calorie click bait to incomprehensible scholarly articles, #420/2017 brought a tsunami of cannabis to the interwebs. Here’s this week’s hot sheet of news you need to know. This week’s Top 5 Stories Canadians respond...

Relabelling pot “potentially dangerous,” DHS Secretary flip flops on cannabis

In a whiplash moment, almost as fast as TSA’s kerfuffle approving, removing and re-condemning carry-on cannabis for medical patients within the space of one morning, on Sunday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly,...
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DC cops arrest DCMJ organizers on 420 for gifting 2 joints to congressional staffers

It is a sad sign of the times to be sure, maybe a sign of worse times to come. Last Thursday, while cannabis enthusiasts from across the nation were gaily puffing and passing in...
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420 by the numbers

It seems like everybody and their neighbor’s dog wants to wish you a “Happy 420!” this year. Or, at least tell you all about it. What was once a secret code has now become...
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The NORML Report: 420 EDITION (April 2017)

Now that state legislative sessions have reached mid-April, most state-level cannabis reform bills have either quietly died on the vine in committee somewhere, or been thrust into the spotlight. You can bet in most every...
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Cannabiz News Top 5 Stories, April 17, 2017

With literally dozens of articles published every day about cannabis somewhere in the world, everything from empty calorie click bait to incomprehensible scholarly articles, it’s hard to keep track of what the latest developments...

The Keith Stroup Show – Pilot Episode

Welcome to the pilot episode of The Keith Stroup Show, a weekly talk show on the politics of marijuana, straight from our nation’s capitol. Keith is the man who launched the entire marijuana movement. He's the...

Florida bill would downgrade cannabis to Schedule III

Matt Gaetz’ bill gets cannabis off of Schedule I, but does Schedule III make more problems than it solves? Last Thursday, April 6th, two Florida Congressmen, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz and Democratic Rep. Darren Soto,...
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Gotcha! Texas legalization hoax ropes in believers around the nation

It’s the kind of story so many people wanted to be true that a fake news prank dominated real cannabis news this week. Thursday, fake news prankster website, React365, temporarily set the cannabis world on...

North Dakota medical marijuana bill heads to governor

The state’s path to medical marijuana has been one of the most difficult among the eight states that passed cannabis initiatives last fall. Following weeks of intense bipartisan deal-making and months of spectators holding...

Canada’s plan to legalize draws mixed reactions from cannabis industry

“We do accept that important work remains to be done,” said Bill Blair, architect of Canadian legalization proposal. It’s the kind of news big enough to get coverage on both the New York Times and...
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Yet another anti-cannabis warrior joins Trump team

Trump’s choice for drug czar, Tom Marino, suggests that all your worst nightmares are about to come true. In a move that sent chills throughout both the cannabis community and the cannabis industry, Tuesday Pres....