Jul 292016
 July 29, 2016
Massachusetts Marijuana Initative Qualifies For November Ballot

Boston, MA: Massachusetts voters will decide this November on a statewide ballot measure to legalize and regulate the adult use and retail sale of cannabis. The Secretary of State’s office has confirmed that initiative proponents,The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, submitted a sufficient number of signatures from registered voters to qualify the measure for the November ballot. Question 4, The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, permits adults to possess (up to ten ounces) and to cultivate (up to six plants) personal use quantities of cannabis and establishes licensing for its commercial production and retail sale. Commercial, for-profit sales

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Jul 292016
 July 29, 2016
Democrats Agree On A "Reasoned Pathway For Legalization" At DNC

This week at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the Democratic Party approved a platform that would dismantle marijuana prohibition. Calling for “a reasoned pathway for future legalization” the Democrats’ platform endorses the removal of marijuana from the list of Schedule I drugs, a category reserved for substances with a high potential for abuse and without medical benefit. It also calls for states to decide their own marijuana laws and for medical marijuana states to provide safe access for patients without federal interference. According to Mason Tvert, director of communications for the Marijuana Policy Project, “It’s not particularly surprising that

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Jul 292016
 July 29, 2016
Devontre Thomas Faces One Year of Prison in Oregon For A Gram Of Marijuana

Leah Sottile at the Willamette Week reports that 19yo Devontre Thomas is facing up to 1 year in prison on federal charges for possessing <1gram of cannabis. I wonder if the federal prosecutors know that 1g of marijuana doesn’t register on most scales? In fact, ask any marijuana dealer how much for a gram of weed and they might just give it to you. If it were me, at the minimum, I’d puff a bowl with you and send you off with a nug- which is standard practice for most weed loving Oregonians. In her story Leah is quick to note

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Jul 292016
 July 29, 2016
5 Reason Stoners Should Embrace Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is a phenomenon, no question. In case you have been living under a rock, on mars, it’s an augmented reality app that makes anyone with a smartphone a potential pokemon master. The goal is to catch them all, and to do so you’ll have to visit plenty of poke-stops throughout your city and walk A LOT to hatch eggs. It was an instant success, garnering more active users per day than Twitter or Tinder. For the first week at least, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who wasn’t playing Pokemon Go. Stoners obviously weren’t the target market

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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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