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Cops Release Guide: How To Smoke Marijuana Legally In Seattle

 Washington state's I-502 may not be the best piece of "legalization" legislation you've ever seen; it certainly has its share of warts, including the unscientific DUI blood limits for active THC, and the continued prohibition on home cultivation. But there are definite up-sides to the passage of 502. Among those delicious up-s...

Growing Without A Medical Marijuana Card Legal and/or Cheaper Than Being Licensed?

 OK, so im just curious about this... my friend is growing right now with no mmj card and about 57 plants in so cal. I'm concerned about the consequences if hes caught. he claims ( and also a few other people i know that grow a nice amount) its pretty much a slap on the wrist for a first time offender if you have the money to pay...

Will Alabama Get Medical Marijuana? Hearing Next Week

   Eighteen states now allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and a movement is afoot in Alabama to make it the 19th. Next Wednesday, November 14, a public hearing will be held in the Alabama State House on the medicinal use of cannabis. Rep. Jim McClendon of Springville, who chairs the House Health Committee, ...

Post-502: Washington Prosecutors Dismiss 220 Marijuana Cases

 Prosecutors in Washington's two most populous counties are dismissing more than 220 misdemeanor marijuana cases after state voters on Tuesday decriminalized small amounts of cannabis. King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg is dismissing 175 cases, and Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said he was dismissing "about four do...

State of Washington Estimates Legal Pot Will Be $12 A Gram

 Legal marijuana in Washington state will average $12 a gram, according to the state Liquor Control Board, which has been put in charge of regulating, taxing and selling cannabis in the state by the voters' approval of I-502. At least a year will be spent studying and setting up the marijuana distribution system before adults 21 and...

Washington Becomes 2nd State In One Day To Legalize Marijuana

  Voters Say Yes To Regulation, Taxation Plan Isn't it just the way it always goes? Nothing for 75 years, then two states in one day. Washington voters resoundingly approved Initiative 502, which regulates and taxes marijuana production in the state, with 56 percent voting Yes and 44 percent voting No. The state's voters ...

Marijuana Legalized In Colorado: Voters Flex Their Power

  LEGAL Colorado has become the first state in the history of the U.S. to legalize marijuana. Voters in the Rocky Mountain State decided it's high time to just get over 75 years of nonsense around the cannabis plant. According to early returns, 53 percent of state voters approved Amendment 64, which, according to ...

'Superstring Theory' Co-Founder Hits Feds For Ignoring Science On Marijuana

  Physicist John Schwarz speaks out in support of marijuana reclassification, and for prioritizing science over politics Taking his first public political stance, John Schwarz, co-founder of 'Superstring Theory' and a Theoretical Physics professor at California Institute of Technology, published a commentary piece Thursday in th...

Is I-502 Better Than The Marijuana Law We Have Now?

  By Troy Barber Sensible Washington If I-502 -- on the November general election ballot -- passes, national headlines will read "Washington State Legalizes Marijuana!" This is what national marijuana law reform groups have been dreaming of for more than 40 years. The practical application of the law, however, will be somet...

Clergy Leaders Endorse Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act

  Faith leaders call on all Arkansans to support compassionate measure Arkansans for Compassionate Care, the committee behind Issue 5, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act, on Tuesday announced a dozen clergy leaders from across the state and from a broad range of denominations have endorsed the measure. The religious coalition ...

FBI Study Shows Marijuana Arrests Do Not Deter Use

  Report Shows Continued Arrests Near Record Levels While Use Rises   Marijuana arrests continued at near-record levels in 2011, the vast majority of which were for simple possession. According to the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Report, 757,969 arrests were made nationwide for marijuana, more than 87 percent of which were for...

FBI Numbers: One Marijuana Arrest Every 42 Seconds In U.S.

  Half Of All American Drug Arrests Are For Cannabis; New Stats Reveal Failure Of "War On Drugs" Just over one week before voters in three states will decide on ballot measures to legalize and regulate marijuana, the FBI on Monday released a new report showing that police in the United States arrest someone for marijuana every...

Worth Repeating: Marijuana As Schedule I Violates Patient's Bill of Rights

  The Patient's Bills of Rights guarantees you the right to make your own health decisions when seeking medical care, which includes all the medicines you personally choose to put into your body, in partnership with your physician's recommendations, to prevent, heal, or improve your quality of life due to suboptimal health....

Physicians Endorse Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act

  Arkansans for Compassionate Care, the committee behind Issue 5, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act, will soon announce a growing coalition of more than 70 Arkansas physicians who have endorsed the measure. The campaign plans to hold a press conference to discuss the support for Issue 5 among physicians in the coming days. "A...

Victory! Historic Decision Issued In Medical Marijuana Case

  Fourth District Court of Appeal rejects requirement that all collective members must be actively involved in cultivation The Fourth District Court of Appeal for California on Wednesday issued a unanimous published ruling in a landmark medical marijuana case that reverses the conviction of a San Diego dispensary operator, Jovan...

69% Favor Decriminalizing Marijuana In BBC Poll

  Last week, a major independent study called for the decriminalization of cannabis in the United Kingdom. The publication of a six-year study from the UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC) likened cannabis use to "moderately risky" gambling or junk food. The report prompted the BBC's Sunday Morning Live Show, a weekly topical p...

Dr. Jill Stein: 'Marijuana Is Not Dangerous At All'

 Green Party Presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein, at Tuesday night's third-party debate, did a remarkable thing, for a politician: She told the truth about marijuana. "As a medical doctor, previously in clinical practice for about 25 years, I can say with a clear understanding of the health impacts, that marijuana is a substanc...

Worth Repeating: Update - Medical Marijuana As Schedule +1

  Worth Repeating By Ron Marczyk, RN Toke of the Town Columnist  "The DEA had ignored accumulating evidence of marijuana's benefits, and so acted "arbitrarily and capriciously" in rejecting the rescheduling petition last year. Federal law requires the agency to take such evidence into account, accusing the Departm...

Marijuana Inmate With Allergy Dies After Being Given Oatmeal

 Although marijuana has never killed anyone in history, the marijuana laws have claimed another tragic victim. Michael Saffioti, 22, who, upon his mother's advice, had turned himself in to the Lynnwood Police Department after missing a court date, was dead after just one night in the Snohomish County Jail in Washington state, r...

Landmark Federal Medical Marijuana Hearing Begins In D.C.

  Advocates challenge marijuana's classification, present scientific evidence for first time in nearly 20 years For the first time in nearly 20 years, advocates will use scientific evidence of marijuana's medical efficacy to try to force a change in the federal government's classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with ...

Marijuana Advocates Mount Challenge To Schedule I Designation

  U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Will Hear Oral Arguments Tuesday DPA Statement: Feds' Claim of "No Medical Use" Ignores Science For the first time in 20 years, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear oral arguments on Tuesday, October 16, in a case challenging the Drug Enforceme...

Montel Schedules Arkansas Medical Marijuana Press Conference

 Daytime Emmy Award-winner Montel Williams, a legend among TV talk show hosts, will speak in Little Rock on behalf of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act on Thursday, October 18. Williams will back the efforts of Arkansans for Compassionate Care, a coalition of concerned physicians, patients and allies who agree that sick and dy...

Yes On 80 Campaign Says Marijuana Prohibition Is The Problem

  Campaign Makes Statement on Oregon Medical Marijuana Raids: 'Regulation is the solution.' Washington County, Oregon sheriffs' officers on Thursday morning raided The Human Collective, a medical marijuana facility in Tigard. Sheriff's Sgt. Bob Ray claimed The Human Collective dispensary, which opened in April 2010, was sellin...

2nd Annual HOPE Fest Hemp Rally Coming To Boise, Idaho

  ​ The second annual Idaho H.O.P.E. Fest, Boise's only hemp rally, is coming up on Sunday, September 30 at Ann Morrison Park. The gathering -- to educate the public on the many uses of hemp -- is designed to promote awareness on the reform of marijuana laws in a positive and polite atmosphere, according to organizers. H.O....

Medical Marijuana: What's Wrong With Euphoria, Anyway?

  By Maggie Slighte Gma Maggic 420 Euphoria Merriam-Webster's online dictionary entry for "euphoria" is thus: eu·pho·ria noun \yü-ˈfȯr-ē-ə\ : a feeling of well-being or elation Synonyms: cloud nine, elatedness, elation, ecstasy, exhilaration, heaven, high, intoxication, paradise, rapture, rhapsody, seventh heaven, swoon, ...

Worth Repeating: Marijuana Laws Stuck On Stupid For 75 Years

  Worth Repeating By Ron Marczyk, RN Toke of the Town Columnist  In 1964 THC, the molecule, was first discovered. What do the last 48 years of science have to say about medical marijuana stripped of DEA bias and its groupthink ideologically driven research? The time is NOW to listen, and let the science support...

Why Does Ace Hardware Hate Medical Marijuana?

 Long Beach Store Manager Sponsors Friday Anti-Medical Marijuana Protest; Cannabis Advocates Plan Counter-Protest Why does an Ace Hardware in Long Beach, California hate medical marijuana? Why on earth would a hardware store, of all places, take such a bizarre position -- opposing safe access to the medicine that works best for a l...

OR House Ways & Means Co-Chair Backs Marijuana Legalization

  Continuing the momentum of local and national support for common-sense cannabis policy in Oregon, Rep. Peter Buckley (D-Ashland) has officially endorsed Measure 80, the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act. Buckley joins an expanding list of political and community leaders around Oregon and the nation calling for an end to America's catastrop...

Marijuana Bricks Wash Up On Florida Beach

 Shades of the 1970s! It's Square Grouper time again in Florida, as bricks of soggy marijuana are once again washing up on the shore of Miami suburb Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Friday morning. Witnesses saw one man, later identified as Reginaldo Azevedo, pick up one of the bricks of cannabis near Commercial Boulevard and start walk...

Marijuana Bricks Wash Up On Florida Beach

 Shades of the 1970s! It's Square Grouper time again in Florida, as bricks of soggy marijuana are once again washing up on the shore of Miami suburb Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Friday morning. Witnesses saw one man, later identified as Reginaldo Azevedo, pick up one of the bricks of cannabis near Commercial Boulevard and start walk...

Marijuana Activist Launches Recall of Michigan Attorney General

 A new recall effort against Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette -- infamous for his dogged opposition to the medical marijuana law approved by an overwhelming 63 percent of state voters in 2008 -- is underway. Attorney General Schuette has been busily trying to dismantle the state's medical marijuana law ever since it was ...

What If Obama Had Called A Real Marijuana User?

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hO5meenaso&feature=player_embedded On September 3, in what President Obama's press secretary described as an attempt to appeal to "the youth vote," the Obama campaign released an ad featuring fictional potheads Harold and Kumar. The President asks them for their support and they a...

Should Grandma Smoke Pot? See The Entire Show Here

The final cut of the new marijuana infomercial, Should Grandma Smoke Pot? has been released and is now available for public viewing (see video above). Produced by famous smuggler/author/activist Robert Platshorn and the award-winning filmmaker Walter J. Collins, Should Grandma Smoke Pot?, th...

New Song Tells Obama Why He Should End War On Marijuana

  Hip hop artist Prince Ea has released an epic new 8-minute song, "Smoking Weed With The President," which is both cannabis history lesson and a personal plea for President Barack Obama to end the insane War On Marijuana and its users. In the amazingly adroit lyrics, Prince Ea delves into the history of how mari...

German Cannabis DUI Law Excludes Medical Marijuana Patients

  Stringent Cutoff Point Still Ensnares Many Unimpaired Cannabis Users The debate over restrictive Washington state marijuana "legalization" ballot Initiative 502 has reached epic proportions, with much of the controversy centering around the measure's stringent "driving under the influence" limits for cannabis. According t...

Jury Nullification Works (Kind Of) In Medical Marijuana Case

  Retrial Begins August 28 By Sharon Letts Two years, twenty thousand dollars, and one hung jury later, Orange County "Pro 215" collective Executive Director Jason Andrews, heads back to court August 28 with a retrial on State (Yes, State, not Federal) charges for "Sales and Trafficking of Marijuana" in the medically lega...

Marijuana and IQ: The Latest Reefer Madness

 Study Shows Adult Marijuana Use Has No Effect On IQ If you want to believe that marijuana damages your brain, be my guest. There are plenty of folks who'll be more than happy to support you in that belief, and now, weed-hater, there's a new scientific study which you can brandish at your pothead friends, as well. Ah, the delic...

Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced In Kentucky

  Medical marijuana could be coming soon to the Bluegrass State. Senator Perry B. Clark (D-Louisville) has pre-filed legislation for the 2013 legislative session that would add Kentucky to the growing list of states that allow patients whose doctors have recommended it to use medical marijuana to treat multiple sclerosis, HIV/...

Infant Drug Tests For Marijuana Are Unreliable: Researchers

 Women in many states have gotten in deep legal trouble -- including losing custody of their kids -- after showing up positive for marijuana on hospital drug tests. But the most commonly used methods for detecting cannabis exposure are unreliable when used on infants, and "should not be reported" without more tests and followup by h...

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