Apr 152014
 
Missouri Hemp Network Announces Full Support For Cannabis Reform

Below is a press release from the Missouri Hemp Network: The Missouri Hemp Network is proud to announce its full support of HJR 86.  This is an amendment to the constitution for complete cannabis reform.  The sponsor is Brandon Ellington (D).  The cosponsors are: Randy Dunn (D), John Rizzo (D), Michael Butler (D), Jeremy Lafever (D), and Mike Colona (D). Here are links to the HJR 86. http://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills141/billpdf/intro/HJR0086I.PDF http://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills141/biltxt/intro/HJR0086I.HTM Steven Wilson of the Missouri Hemp Network stated, “Letting the voters sound off is the best way to get the message [...]

Apr 152014
 
Guru Of Ganja "Lets Get Growing" With Ed Rosenthal And Adam Dunn

If you are in the Denver area for the 420 holiday, you should consider attending the following event: Join Clover Leaf University with Professor’s Ed Rosenthal and Adam Dunn for the “Guru of Ganja,” a two Hour Cultivation Workshop at the Famous Hemp Hoodlab Colorado located at 3354 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205.  This will be an event not to miss.  Sign up now! Space is limited. Note:  There will be a certificate for attending the class but this class is a 2 hour workshop version of our cultivation 101 [...]

Apr 152014
 
How To Protect Your Marijuana Plants From Verticillium Wilt

By Robert Bergman Verticillium wilt is caused by fungi present in rich or poorly drained soils. They are attracted to woody plants with stressed roots. Keep an eye on your plants. If you notice the lower leaves turning yellow on the outer margins and between veins, you may be witnessing the beginning stages of Verticillium wilt. The damage will continue on to wilting after the leaves turn gray-brown in color. The stem will turn brown near the soil line. The effects of Verticillium wilt resembles that of Fusarium wilt. Once [...]

Apr 152014
 
New Hampshire Poll Shows Growing Support For Marijuana Legalization

The annual WMUR Granite State Poll released Wednesday by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center shows a growing majority of New Hampshire adults support making marijuana legal and regulating it like alcohol. The survey found 55% percent support making possession of small amounts of marijuana legal in New Hampshire — up from 53% in 2013 — and 67% approve of marijuana being sold in licensed retail outlets and taxed at levels similar to alcohol if marijuana possession becomes legal. The poll also found that three out of five New Hampshire adults [...]

Apr 152014
 
Maryland: Governor Signs Marijuana Reform Measures Into Law

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Democrat Gov. Martin O’Malley signed two separate pieces of legislation reforming the state’s marijuana laws. Senate Bill 364 amends existing penalties for marijuana possession offenses involving ten grams or less from a criminal misdemeanor (presently punishable by arrest, up to 90 days in jail, a $500 fine, and a criminal record) to a non-arrestable, non-criminal fine-only offense ($100 fine for first-time offenders, $250 for second-time offenders). The new depenalization law takes effect on October 1, 2014. House Bill 881 seeks to provide for the state-licensed production [...]

Apr 142014
 
Maryland To Be 21st Medical Marijuana State

Maryland is set to become the 21st state in America to authorize a medical marijuana program that distributes cannabis to patients. The new law creates a greater responsibility for physicians and less restrictions on the patients and caregivers who handle marijuana. House Bill 881 was introduced Feb. 5th and was signed into law by Governor Martin OMalley on April 14. The program officially begins on July 1. HB 881 is an expansion of a previously-passed bill, HB 1101 of 2013, that authorized medical marijuana research in hospitals. That program failed [...]

Apr 142014
 
How To Roll A Cone Marijuana Joint (Video)

To get a bunch of people high, you’re going to need more than the average joint. So today, HIGH TIMES senior cultivation editor Danny Danko is demonstrating how to roll a cone. To get started, you’ll need Raw Classic King Slims, filter tips, a grinder and some bud. You’ll need a bit more pot than you’d use for a normal joint. Instead of evenly distributing your pot, leave more bud toward the end of the paper opposite the filter. Use your thumbs and forefingers to twist the cone like a [...]

Apr 142014
 
How To Protect Your Outdoor Marijuana Plants From Mammals And Rodents

By Robert Bergman For pests that walk, run, or burrow, more extreme physical measures might need to be taken. Until the marijuana plant develops a hard stem, all manner of rodents, rabbits, and possibly even raccoons may decide to snack on your marijuana plants. Mannabis growers experience problems with rabbits, hares or wombats and wallabies for Australian growers. Wombats are small and tend to burrow underground and eat at the roots, whereas rabbits and wallabies will trample and eat the plants, as they do most leafy things they encounter. Placing a hard object [...]

Apr 142014
 
D.C. Bill Lets Doctors Decide Medical Marijuana Patient Needs

On Tuesday, Yvette Alexander, District of Columbia Council member for Ward 7, introduced the Medical Marijuana Expansion Amendment Act of 2014. The bill would amend the previous qualifying conditions list restricting D.C. patients’ access to medical marijuana. Currently, a doctor can only recommend medical marijuana for four conditions (HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, cancer, and multiple sclerosis). Marijuana has been found to help treat a wide variety of conditions beyond those that qualify a patient for the D.C. program.  Alexander’s bill would strike out the qualifying conditions list altogether and permit the physician [...]

Apr 142014
 
Kentucky Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Extract Bill Into Law

Courtesy of The Joint Blog Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed Senate Bill 124 into law, legalizing cannabidiol (a non-psychoactive cannabis compound) for medical purposes. Under the new law, which was approved unanimously by the Kentuck’ys House and Senate, universities in the state with a school of medicine will be authorized to produce and distribute the cannabis extract cannabidiol to qualified patients who receive a recommendation from one of the university’s physicians. The measure would also allow anyone enrolled in an FDA trial (two such trials were approved by the FDA last year) to be legally treated with cannabis oil. With [...]