Activism

2011 file photo of an unidentified man smokes medical marijuana during karaoke night at the Cannabis Cafe, in Portland, Ore. At a July 3 event, Weed the People, people will gather to smoke legally and receive free marijuana from Oregon growers. (AP Photo)

Jamie Hale ~ OregonLive ~

On July 1, recreational marijuana will officially be legal in Oregon. Some kind of celebration, a commemoration of the occasion, was inevitable.

Image of a church super imposed on a marijuana leaf
 
The First Church of Cannabis has been recognised as a church and charitable organisation in Indiana, despite the drug still being illegal in the state.

Image of Denver 420 celebrations
 
Activists who legalized pot via Amendment 64 are now pushing for a liberal consumption initiative in Denver that would allow indoor vaping and outdoor smoking at amenable bars, spaces

Image of a walk-in medical marijuana clinic in Maine
 
BANGOR, Maine — A health care company that operates walk-in clinics in five states that specialize in qualifying people to use medical marijuana recently expanded into Maine, with locations in Bangor, Augusta, Biddeford, and a fourth planned for Auburn.

Image of Shona Banda, who is being persecuted in Kansas for medical marijuana use
 
Shona Banda, a Kansas marijuana advocate, turned herself in to authorities Monday on an arrest warrant with five charges relating to marijuana use.

Image of Dick Evans, long time marijuana legalization advocate in Massachusetts
 
NORTHAMPTON — The response to Dick Evans at the State House was not warm.

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