Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
BBC Highlights Missouri Man Serving Life In Prison For Marijuana

Marijuana is safer than alcohol. Marijuana is safer than tobacco. Marijuana is safer than pharmaceutical drugs. Those are three facts that are backed up by a mountain of scientific evidence. However, all three of the previously named substances are completely legal in the United States, while recreational marijuana is prohibited in 48 states. Even in the two states that it’s legal, anything over one ounce for recreational purposes is still prohibited. In the case of Jeff Mizanskey in Missouri, marijuana is prohibited to such an extent that Mr. Mizanskey is [...]

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
Majority Support For Medical Marijuana In Australia

A new poll is out in Australia which shows that an overwhelming majority of Australians support medical marijuana. Per The Standard: Almost two-thirds of Australians support the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal purposes, according to a new poll which coincides with a renewed push to relax the laws. A ReachTel survey of more than 3400 Australians shows that the majority back medicinal marijuana, with support highest among 51 to 65-year-olds. The survey was released the same week that NSW Premier Mike Baird indicated that he supports medical marijuana. To be [...]

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
How Much Money Will Medical Marijuana In Florida Generate?

Florida voters will get the chance to legalize medical marijuana this November during the 2014 Election. Amendment 2 has already been approved for the ballot. In order for it to pass, Amendment 2 will require at least 60% approval because it’s a constitutional amendment. The battle to legalize medical marijuana in Florida has been fierce, with both sides raising millions of dollars to use for their campaigns. The medical marijuana industry in Florida would no doubt generate a lot of revenue, but how much revenue? According to Marijuana Investor News: According [...]

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
Benefits Of Legalizing Marijuana Clearly Outweigh The Costs

Every time I hear cannabis reform opponent Kevin Sabet state that the social costs associated with cannabis legalization far outweigh the benefits, I cringe. Not one time have I ever seen him offer up a valid statistic to back up his claim. What Kevin Sabet does is offer up statistics for alcohol and tobacco, and try to pass those facts along as if they apply to cannabis. They do not. Tobacco and alcohol directly kill hundreds of thousands of people every year. Cannabis has never killed anyone. Yes, there have [...]

Jul 282014
 July 28, 2014
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Campaign Lands Major Endorsements

Three early endorsers: Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Less than a week after qualifying for the ballot, the New Approach Oregon campaign to regulate marijuana for adults 21 and older has won three major endorsements. The endorsing organizations are: The Oregon State Council for Retired Citizens, the oldest grassroots senior advocacy organization in the state. The Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, which represents more than 1,300 criminal defense attorneys in Oregon. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, whose 100,000 supporters include police [...]

Jul 282014
 July 28, 2014
White House Responds To New York Times Endorsing Marijuana Legalization

This last weekend The New York Times endorsed marijuana legalization. Today the White House responded. The response is below: The New York Times editorial board opined in its Sunday July 27, 2014 edition that the Federal government should legalize marijuana for adults aged 21 years and older. The New York Times editorial board compares Federal marijuana policy to the failure of alcohol prohibition and advocates for legalization based on the harm inflicted on young African American men who become involved in the criminal justice system as a result of marijuana possession charges. We [...]

Clone Your Outdoor Marijuana Plants

 Posted by at 12:15 PM on July 28, 2014  Grower Tips
Jul 282014
 July 28, 2014
Clone Your Outdoor Marijuana Plants

There are many reasons to clone your outdoor marijuana plants, but nearly all of them involve wanting to continue a special plant from a special strain. The other big reason, which amounts to the same thing, is for seed production. After a successful harvest a grower might fall in love with a particular strain and want to always have some more of it in successive harvests. Though at first blush it sounds difficult, and maybe even a little bit unethical, rest assured it’s easier than you think and as old [...]

Jul 282014
 July 28, 2014
Appeals Court - Medical Marijuana Is Covered By Workers' Compensation

I read a very interesting article. George Vialpando injured his back while working for Ben’s Automotive Services in Santa Fe in 2000. While trying to find relief from his back pain, Mr. Vialpando looked into becoming a medical marijuana patient. He was approved. Mr. Vialpando then applied to have his medical marijuana covered by the workers’ compensation plan, which was approved by a judge. The judge found the request to be ‘reasonable and necessary.’ The employer then appealed the decision to the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Per HR BLR: [...]

Jul 282014
 July 28, 2014
Senator Rand Paul To Introduce Bill To Reschedule Marijuana

Rand Paul, a Republican Senator from Kentucky, has been a very supportive politician when it comes to marijuana reform, which is rare in the United States Senate. It’s rare for Congress as a whole, but it’s especially rare in the Senate. This week Rand Paul introduced a bill that would protect states that legalized medical marijuana. Apparently Rand Paul has plans to introduce even more marijuana related legislation. Rand Paul also proposed a stand-alone bill that would lower federal marijuana penalties for repeat offenders, and would also reform how federal [...]

Jul 282014
 July 28, 2014
Supply Shortages Are Limiting Marijuana Tax Revenues In Washington

Washington State started allowing legal recreational marijuana sales July 7, 2014. Prices were high, supplies were low, and lines were long. The roll-out was smooth, with the main issue being a lack of inventory. In the case of Seattle’s Cannabis City, supplies lasted half a week, forcing the store to close until July 25th or so. Despite supply shortages and closures, the State of Washington was still able to generate quite a bit of tax revenue. Per the Seattle Times: Washington state will add more than $318,000 to its coffers [...]