Policies & Politics

Hemp Legal In Vermont

State Joins North Dakota in Seeking Permission from Feds to Grow Hemp The Hemp for Vermont Bill was allowed to become law by Governor Jim Hughes on May 29th, without his signature. The bill overwhelmingly passed both the House and Senate several months ago, setting the stage for Vermont’s entrance into the industrial hemp arena.The

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Death Claims Medical Marijuana User After Denial for Liver Transplant

It points up the urgency of Congressman Ron Paul’s latest legislation to decriminalize medical marijuana. The latest case in point comes from Seattle, where a man was denied a liver transplant, after a University of Washington Medical Center committee denied him a place on the liver transplant list. His crime? Using medical marijuana, even though

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10,000 Pot Smokers Have Marijuana Smoke-Out While DEA Says No To Industrial Hemp

Anyone See The Irony Here? You’ve probably read the story about an estimated 10,000 people gathered on the University of Colorado’s Norlin Quadrangle Sunday, puffing joints till the air turned blue. University police stood by to maintain order, but no one was busted for smoking pot. In the meantime, the DEA is staunchly defending its

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The Lindberg Report: Timothy Hurst of Red, Green, and Blue

My guest today is Timothy Hurst, lead writer for Red, Green, and Blue, Green Options political blog. In his blog, Tim focuses on applied energy politics, and the global green movement. While continuing his education in graduate school, he’s actively involved in environmental advocacy in his adopted home town in Colorado. Here’s our interview: tim-hurst-2.mp3

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(D)emocracy: Your Chance to Chime-in on Carbon Offset Projects

Last month, the Federal Trade Commission conducted hearings and convened a workshop for scientists, economists, environmental activists and representatives of the leading American retailers of ‘carbon offsets’ and ‘renewable energy credits’ (RECs) to learn more about the rather opaque business models and practices of some companies. Though the hearings were only exploratory in nature, the

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