2017 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo
World Medical Cannabis Conference hosted at the David L Lawrence Convention Center by Compassionate Certification Center’s. This expo is for patients, investors, physicians, vendors with a full day of speaking and a kickoff cocktail event on Friday April 21!
Those wishing to attend will be able to talk to a number of experts in the field of cannabinoids about the different methods to ingest the product, via edibles, oils, vaping and traditional smoking. You could also speak to them about what it is like to visit dispensaries like the Purple Lotus Patients Center if this is your first time visiting a place like this. When it comes to a topic like medical marijuana, the more you know, the better it’ll be especially for someone who is new to it.
Included in this is a discussion on the best storage methods for cannabis buds, and some interested in learning more beforehand can read this HerbCEO interview with Cannaseur humidors for a better understanding of one expert’s knowledge in the field.
There will also be a heavy focus on the medical use of cannabis and even using the Best treat leaf edibles online, including in the treatment of chronic pain and ailments, the potential use as an aid for mental health issues, and the interesting uses for the by-products of the trade such as hemp recycling into clothing and building materials. The aim of the Expo is to allow experts to gather with the curious public to find out more about the product often derided or demonized within society, and to see just how it can become a great benefit to communities through these methods, as well as a means to help build jobs and further energize economies in hot spot locations. With the growing interest in cannabis, many are interested in learning more about the benefits and the tools needed for marijuana cultivation. Luckily, there are sites similar to Led Grow Lights Judge that can offer advice for marijuana cultivation and accessories like the best weed grinder.
Anyone interested in attending the first of many Expos to come should buy tickets in advance. Stay tuned!
Despite vocal opposition, members of the United States Senate voted 52 to 47 on Wednesday evening to approve the nomination of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for US Attorney General.
NORML thanks the tens of thousands of you who responded to our action alerts opposing this nomination and the thousands more who took time to make phone calls. While we are disappointed with this outcome, we are pleased that several members of Congress cited the senator’s opposition to marijuana policy reform as an impetus for rejecting his appointment.
We’ve previously told you why Jeff Sessions is the wrong man for the job, but today it is time to move forward, not backward.
So now what?
During his testimony before members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in January, Sen. Sessions said that it is not the responsibility of the Attorney General to pick and choose which federal laws to enforce. “One obvious concern is the United States Congress has made the possession in every state and distribution an illegal act,” he said. “If that’s something that’s not desired any longer Congress should pass a law to change the rule. It is not the Attorney General’s job to decide what laws to enforce.”
Just hours prior to Sessions’ confirmation vote, US Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), along with six other Republicans and six Democrats, introduced bipartisan legislation, ‘The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act,’ to prevent the federal government from criminally prosecuting individuals and/or businesses who are engaging in state-sanctioned activities specific to the possession, use, production, and distribution of marijuana.
HR 975 states, ‘‘Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the provisions of this subchapter related to marihuana shall not apply to any person acting in compliance with State laws relating to the production, possession, distribution, dispensation, administration, or delivery of marihuana.”
Passage of this Act would halt US Attorney General Jeff Sessions or any other federal official from prosecuting individuals and businesses for violating the Controlled Substances Act in the 29 states that permit either the medical or adult use and distribution of marijuana. According to national polling, 60 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana. This demonstrates the changing attitudes across the country to legalization and could change the way society responds to marijuana users. For example, many businesses are introducing a marijuana workplace policy in legalized states, proving a growing acceptance.
With the appointment of Sen. Sessions to the position of US Attorney General, passage of this Act is necessary to ensure that medical marijuana patients and others are protected from undue federal interference.
Please take action today to urge your federal lawmakers to support HR 975, the ‘The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act,’ and when you have finished, please also take a moment to make a generous and much appreciated donation to NORML here so that we can continue to make progress in our federal and statewide efforts.
With NORML members throughout the country organizing lobby days and taking action over the coming days and weeks, the fight for cannabis freedom will continue with renewed energy.