Mar 282015
 March 28, 2015
Urgent Medical Marijuana Call To Action By Compassionate Oregon

I just saw an urgent message come onto Oregon Cannabis Connection’s Facebook page from Anthony Taylor of Compassionate Oregon. If you live in Oregon and want to help protect Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Program, please participate and tell everyone you know to do the same. Below is the message: EMERGENCY LEGISLATIVE RESPONSE! From Anthony Taylor of Compassionate Oregon: “We are asking everyone to send the letter out this weekend so when members come in on Monday their inboxes are full. Then on Monday we start calling members at 8:00 and keep calling all day long until they go into the hearing

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Mar 282015
 March 28, 2015
Marijuana Book Review - Kick-Ass Cannabis And Veggies

There’s a big shift in the marijuana cultivation world towards using more organic grow methods and techniques. Much like the movement by consumers towards organic foods, more and more marijuana consumers are looking for products made with flower that is grown organically. For a long time growers have been feeding their plants with nutrients that are full of heavy metals. People are going to be moving away from that in the future. On top of the health reasons for growing marijuana organically, people are also going organic because they want to reduce their garden’s carbon footprint. Sustainable practices are something that

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Mar 282015
 March 28, 2015
Poll: 55 Percent Of Likely California Voters Want Marijuana To Be Legal

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Fifty-five percent of likely California voters believe that “the use of marijuana should be legal,” according to the results of a statewide PPIC poll released yesterday. The percentage in favor of legalization is the highest level of support ever recorded in the statewide poll. African Americans (69 percent), Whites (64 percent), Democrats (63 percent), and Independents (57 percent) were most likely to express support for legalizing the plant’s use while Republicans (44 percent), Latinos (42 percent), and Asians (39 percent) were most likely to oppose the policy change. Among those respondents who acknowledges having

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Mar 282015
 March 28, 2015
New Marijuana Start-Up Accelerator CanopyBoulder Raises $1.2 Million

CanopyBoulder has successfully raised $1.2 million to invest in 20 early-stage startups providing ancillary products and services to the legal cannabis industry. CanopyBoulder will run two, first-of-their-kind business accelerator boot camps for these startups in 2015.  We hope that you will join us on March 30th to celebrate the company’s Opening Day launch party with featured guest speaker Steve DeAngelo.  Steve is a national thought leader and President of the ArcView Group, America’s leading angel investment network for the cannabis industry as well as Executive Director of Harborside Health Center, the nation’s model medical cannabis dispensary in Oakland, California. “Since we partnered

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Mar 282015
 March 28, 2015
Colorado Cannabis Chamber Calls For Marijuana Testing Reference Library

Today, the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce (C4) called for a marijuana testing reference library in support of amended HB15-1283 currently underway in the Colorado legislature. “The mandatory testing requirements for retail marijuana were put into place before there were standards established for the labs,” C4 President Tyler Henson explained. “Unfortunately this led to a wide disparity in testing results from lab to lab.” The C4 Chamber possesses documented surveys by members who have submitted samples from the same batches to different licensed labs in Colorado, only to receive drastically different results – upwards of 40%. Henson continued, “Because of

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Mar 282015
 March 28, 2015
Big Marijuana Vote In Alaska's Senate On Monday

The Alaska Senate was scheduled to debate and vote on SB 30 today, along with considering some severely damaging amendments. Instead, they have postponed the vote until Monday. This is great news! There appears to be a disagreement among legislators over some controversial issues, such as Sen. Kelly’s anticipated proposal to undermine protections for marijuana concentrates. Your elected officials are listening! Call or email today and let them know that you expect them to stand up for the will of the people. With your help, we have generated thousands of email messages and made significant strides in defending Measure 2

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Mar 282015
 March 28, 2015
Industry Leaders Advocate Best Practices For Cannabis Regulation, Labeling And Manufacturing

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) Cannabis Committee, in coordination with Americans for Safe Access (ASA), and the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), announces the release of a joint statement advocating for implementation of best practices for the regulation of consumable, topical, and inhalant cannabis and hemp-derived products to ensure quality and consumer safety.  These best practices were developed with the input of numerous industry experts and establish common language and defined terms for the transparent and accurate labeling of these products to support responsible commerce and informed use of the cannabis plant. AHPA, ASA and HIA will be promoting these

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Mar 282015
 March 28, 2015
Marijuana Product Review - Tommy Chong Smoke Swipes

Believe it or not, there are people out there that don’t like the smell of marijuana. They become rarer everyday, but they are still out there nonetheless. I have gone through some pretty elaborate processes throughout the years to mask the pot smell coming from my clothes after I participated in a long session. Especially in my younger years. A lot of the time I would have an extra pair of clothes in a plastic bag inside of a backpack just in case I couldn’t get the smell off back in the days when I didn’t want my parents to know.

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Mar 272015
 March 27, 2015
Lawsuit Filed Over Denver's New Plant Limit Rule

Growing marijuana is not easy. Anyone who has tried it can tell you that. People that haven’t grown marijuana always throw out lines like ‘it is just a weed, just put it in dirt and it will grow.’ Will it technically grow? Sure. But will it grow well? Only if you give it quality food, quality light, quality air, a lot of love, and protect it from bugs, heat, and disease. And even then nothing is guaranteed. It takes a true green thumb to grow quality marijuana. So if someone is a medical marijuana patient, and they don’t have the skills

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Mar 272015
 March 27, 2015
Poll: Majority Support For Marijuana Legalization In California

There are no less than four efforts underway to try to legalize marijuana in California in 2016. California voted on marijuana legalization in 2010. Proposition 19 failed to pass in 2010 by a vote of 53.5% ‘no’ to 46.5% ‘yes’. There were no votes on marijuana legalization in California in 2012 or 2014 due to a lack of national funding support and fractured efforts within California. The 2016 efforts got a boost yesterday when a poll was released which found that support for marijuana legalization is at an all-time high in California. Per Smell the Truth: PPIC reports that 55

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