Union Leader, 22 Apr 2014 – CONCORD – Supporters of a grow-your-own provision in the state’s medical marijuana law were dealt a blow by a Senate committee, which voted 3-1 on Tuesday to send the self-cultivation proposal to interim study, most likely killing the bill for this year. The vote against the measure, which had passed the Democrat-controlled House by a large margin, protects Gov. Maggie Hassan from a potentially embarrassing veto fight. In addition to a veto threat from the governor, the bill was opposed by the Department of Safety, the New Hampshire State Police and individual police chiefs. MAP – Cannabis – Medicinal

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Winnipeg Sun, 21 Apr 2014 – Nearly 2,000 Revellers Light Up at Annual 4/20 Rally Close to 2,000 people gathered at the Legislative Building grounds on Sunday, their eyes impatiently on the time, awaiting for 4:20 p.m. to strike. MAP – Cannabis – Medicinal

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Toronto Sun, 21 Apr 2014 – Thousands Toke Up a Storm in Pro-Pot Rally at Yonge-Dundas Square Thousands of marijuana activists gave new meaning to "Easter grass" on Sunday. Yonge-Dundas Square was the smoky site for Toronto’s eighth annual 4/20 demonstration, a global event pushing for the legalization of pot. MAP – Cannabis

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A White House official told Yahoo that President Obama is prepared to use his pardon power to grant clemency to “hundreds, perhaps thousands” of people who have been jailed for nonviolent drug crimes. The report said that the administration is making moves that will help it handle the increase in petitions that Mr. Obama is planning to [...] The Weed Blog

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Metro, 21 Apr 2014 – Where there’s no smoke, there’s no fire. About 100 people roll up to Victoria Park for peaceful, arrest-free ’420′ gathering Police were out in force Sunday, but any trouble they expected went up in smoke when the only person to light up a joint had a licence to chill. MAP – Cannabis – Medicinal

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By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director African Americans are arrested for marijuana possession offenses in Minnesota at a rate that is more than six-times higher than that of Caucasians, according to an analysis of 2011 FBI arrest data released today by the nonpartisan think-tank Minnesota 2020 and commissioned in part by Minnesota NORML. Although African Americans comprise less than six [...] The Weed Blog

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Three Phoenix residents were caught trying to bring back more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana to the United States in RVs, on the pot holiday of “4/20.”

If the more seasoned drug-smugglers can g… Toke of the Town

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A tragic accident involving a four-year-old shooting his three-year-old brother occurred Sunday. Fortunately, the younger brother is OK, but because the father was in another room allegedly smo… Toke of the Town

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Metro, 21 Apr 2014 – Weed Day. Annual Protest/Party Touts Medical Uses, Potential Tax Benefits Thousands of pro-marijuana activists lit up blunts and bongs at Parliament Hill on Sunday afternoon to promote pot legalization. MAP – Cannabis

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By John Payne As of this past Monday, April 15, motorists traveling east on Interstate 70 from Kansas City near the mile marker 63 encounter a billboard featuring Jeff Mizanskey. As you likely know, Jeff is serving life without parole for a non-violent cannabis offense. The billboard is located about 17 miles west of the junction [...] The Weed Blog

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