Jul 282016
 July 28, 2016
Publix Supermarkets' Heiress Donates $800k To Florida's Anti-Medical Marijuana Campaign

The medical marijuana opposition campaign in Florida, No on 2, continues to pick up steam. Yesterday, it was announced that Carol Jenkins Bennett, the heiress of Publix Supermarkets’ fortune, pushed $800,000 into the No on 2 campaign. This is on top of the $1 million Mel Sembler put in. This gives the campaign, which aired an ad comparing budtenders to “drug dealers with store fronts,” a massive war chest with only 104 days remaining until early and absentee voting is set to begin in the state. Polling on the measure in Florida doesn’t appear to give either side any edge.

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Jul 282016
 July 28, 2016
Michigan Cities Reject Funding For Drug Task Forces on Medical Marijuana Patients

(Editor’s Note: Rick Thompson was the Public Relations Director for the MACC organization, which is mentioned in this article. ~RT) FERNDALE- On Monday night candidates, activists and residents spoke to the Ferndale City Council and told them that supporting the local Drug Task Force was a bad idea. Surprisingly, the Council listened and voted to withdraw funding for the narcotics task force which operates in the area. The reasoning offered by speakers at the Council meeting centered around the abuses suffered by state-registered medical marijuana patients at the hands of those raid teams across Michigan. Ferndale is a success story

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Jul 282016
 July 28, 2016
Attend the Make & Mary Workshop on Friday in Portland

The Make & Mary Workshops have hosted 2 events in Portland so far and their 3rd is coming up this Friday.  The Make & Mary team believes cannabis inspires connection and creativity, and encourages responsible consumption, craftsmanship and conversation by providing a welcoming space where people can be themselves and cultivate a new kind of community.  All events are held at The Tillamook Station. This Friday, they will host a Shibori workshop. In Japan, the earliest known example of cloth dyed with a Shibori technique dates from the 8th century. The process is created through a series of folding, twisting, and

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Jul 282016
 July 28, 2016
The Three Best Stoner Tools For Smoking Weed On The Go

Everyone true stoner loves a good toke and adventure. Whether that means wandering around a forest, through the concrete jungle, or even while playing Pokemon Go! It’s always a better time when you bring a little weed with you. Now that marijuana is becoming legalized and generally accepted across the country, the demand for pot is creating a boom of innovation. Not only on the growing side, but also on the consumption side of cannabis. Below are some examples of products that are designed to help tokers stay discreet (and stoned) while out and about. 7Pipe Twisty Glass Blunt This

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Jul 272016
 July 27, 2016
5 Mistakes New Marijuana Users Should Avoid

I’m not recommending that everyone should go out and get high, but if you’re already using (and please let it be legal), then you may as well be properly educated. One of these five common marijuana mistakes can ruin the cannabis experience and turn you off permanently.  Awareness can help you avoid them. 1.  POT PITFALL ONE:  PANIC FROM OVERINDULGENCE Most people who’ve experienced anxiety as a result of marijuana have consumed too much too quickly.  Ease into cannabis use.  Go slow and allow time to observe the way your body reacts.   Too much marijuana causes elevated anxiety and

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Jul 272016
 July 27, 2016
For The First Time, More Republicans Now Favor Legalization Than Oppose It

YouGov recently released a new poll that indicates that more Republicans support marijuana legalization than oppose it. Peter Moore, a pollster for YouGov, said in a statement: YouGov’s latest research shows that most Americans still support legalization of marijuana, and that support for legalization has increased slightly, from 52 percent in December 2015 to 55 percent today. Most of this change is a result of changing attitudes among Republicans. In fact, for the first time, Republicans narrowly tend to support legalization, 45 percent to 42 percent. However, while the trend for Republicans has improved over recent years, surveys also indicate

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Jul 272016
 July 27, 2016
Leafly Comedy Tour Brings Ron Funches To Portland Tomorrow For A Night of Laughs

Comedian and actor Ron Funches is headlining the Leafly Comedy Tour in Portland. Be sure to RSVP for this 21+ event in Portland (at the Wonder Ballroom) as you won’t want to miss out on a night of free laughs! The delightfully funny Ron Funches joined Leafly on our Comedy Tour stop in Chicago on 4/20. He also co-starred on the NBC sitcom Undateable. Funches chatted with Leafly in April about his love of video games, cannabis, and, obviously, comedy. If you haven’t seen any of Funches’ material, you can see a short set from Conan below: Ron Funches’ show is

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Jul 272016
 July 27, 2016
The Frontlines Of Cannabis Regulations

Written By: Christi Turner for Dope Magazine It’s been over two years since recreational marijuana dispensaries first opened their doors in Colorado, but the regulatory environment around cannabis is still evolving. Dispensaries have been given the responsibility to stay informed of the latest in cannabis regulations, to keep their customers safe and their sales legal-but it isn’t always easy. Maureen McNamara, owner and founder of Cannabis Trainers, has made it her business to help them do it. The cornerstone of McNamara’s business, Sell-SMaRT, is a training class tailored for cannabis store employees. The class was the first of its kind

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Jul 262016
 July 26, 2016
Bernie Sanders Supporters Walk A 51-Foot Joint Through Philadelphia

The Democratic National Convention started in Philadelphia on Monday, which drove many supporters and protesters to the city to advocate for their position while Democrats begin to layout their party platform over the next few days. One such protest caught the eye of many in Philadelphia. Marijuana advocates from DCMJ.org brought out their now-famous inflatable joint that stitches more than 51-feet. Protesters marched the giant joint through the streets on a “jaywalk” towards the Wells Fargo Center, where the convention is taking place. To add more pizzaz to the demonstration, the joint was labeled with the words, “Berned by the

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Jul 262016
 July 26, 2016
California's Recreational Marijuana Measure Supported By Academy of Preventive Medicine

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Academy of Preventive Medicine (CAPM) announced its support for Proposition 64, the consensus statewide ballot measure known as the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA). CAPM is the official state specialty society for California physicians practicing in the fields of Preventive Medicine and Public Health. “Proposition 64 is a thoughtful, comprehensive measure based on sound evidence-based science that will protect public health and fund vital health programs for California’s youth,” said Dr. Donald Lyman, Legislative Director for CAPM. “Now that Governor Brown and the California Legislature have regulated medical marijuana, California

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