Mar 022015
 March 2, 2015
63% Of Young Republican Support Marijuana Legalization

Support for marijuana legalization has long been a generational issue. Statistically speaking, older voters tend to be against marijuana legalization, while younger people tend to support marijuana legalization. This is true even among political circles that overall don’t always support marijuana legalization. For instance, a new Pew Research poll found that an overwhelming number of young Republicans favor marijuana legalization. Overall, Republicans are less likely to favor legalization compared to liberal political parties, but that appears to not be the case for the younger members of the Republican party. Per the Pew Research Center: Six-in-ten (63%) GOP Millennials say the

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Mar 022015
 March 2, 2015
First Portland NORML Membership Meeting A Success

This last Saturday dozens of activists from the Portland, Oregon metro area and beyond met for the first ever Portland NORML chapter membership meeting. Activism legends like Anthony Johnson, Shaun McAlister, and Russ Belville gave speeches and made presentations. Jay Smoker from TWB was in attendance and told me that everyone was very excited to be a part of the new chapter. I wasn’t able to attend because I had a prior appointment doing something extra lame (filing for taxes, joy). This new chapter of NORML is going to be vital to influencing the marijuana legalization implementation process in Oregon.

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Mar 022015
 March 2, 2015
Some Recreational Marijuana Stores In Washington Are Struggling

Being a part of the legal marijuana industry is not always profitable. That’s something I have been saying since Washington and Colorado legalized marijuana, and the rush to cash in on the next great American industry started. I was saying it when the growth of the medical marijuana industry started in Western States. A lot of people think that if you open a store or start a garden or invent a marijuana-related product, you will be rich overnight, automatically. That is far from the truth. The marijuana industry has no guarantees. We are seeing that play out right now in

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Mar 022015
 March 2, 2015
CBD Oil Licenses Granted By The Missouri Department Of Agriculture

By Amber Iris Langston For the first time since World War II, Missourians are allowed to legally grow marijuana. This week, the Missouri Department of Agriculture announced licenses for two recently created non-profits — Beleaf and Noah’s Arc — which will allow them to grow cannabis, produce a low-THC oil, and distribute that oil to an estimated 950 Missouri patients suffering from intractable epilepsy. Each non-profit will be charged with the responsibility of tracking the cannabis from “seed to sale” and having oversight each step of the way in an effort to minimize potential holes in the system where cannabis

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Mar 012015
 March 1, 2015
Missouri Senator Introduces Marijuana Legalization Bill

Missouri is high on my list of states that could legalize marijuana by the end of 2016. Missouri has the strongest campaign team I have ever seen (Show-Me Cannabis), and I always say that if they can legalize in Missouri, they will prove that any state can do the same. Unlike Western and Northeastern states, where views towards cannabis are generally more liberal, Missouri is in the heart of America where reefer madness is much more prevalent. Possession of over 35 grams of marijuana is a felony in Missouri subject to a prison sentence of up to seven years and a

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Mar 012015
 March 1, 2015
MAPS Receives $82,000+ Award As One Of Reddit's Top 10 Charities

On February 26, 2015, the community news website reddit awarded $82,765.95 to t\he Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and nine other non-profit organizations chosen by the reddit community. We express our profound appreciation to reddit and the reddit community for supporting psychedelic and medical marijuana research and education. From February 18 to February 25, 2015, over 80,000 reddit users cast more than 250,000 votes for their favorite charities to each receive 1% of reddit’s advertising revenue receipts from 2014, or $82,765.95. Thanks to an outpouring of support from the reddit community, MAPS was ranked #6 out of the top

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Mar 012015
 March 1, 2015
There Is A Shortage Of Medical Marijuana In Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. medical marijuana patients have three dispensaries to legally purchase medical marijuana from. That’s three dispensaries for roughly 2,500 patients, which is up from 800 last summer. That imbalance of patient to safe access point has led to a medical marijuana shortage in Washington D.C.. Per the Washington Post: Operators of Washington’s three medical marijuana dispensaries have struggled to meet the rising demand, frequently limiting the amount patients can purchase and occasionally turning them away. On Wednesday, “we opened without any product to sell or without a delivery expected that day,” said Vanessa West, manager of the Metropolitan Wellness

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Mar 012015
 March 1, 2015
Colorado 2014 Marijuana Industry Statistics

Late this week the Colorado Department of Revenue released a report with details and statistics about Colorado’s marijuana industry in 2014. The report is a treasure trove of charts, facts, and data. Below are some of the statistics that stood out to me. You can read the report at this link here if you want more information: 833 retail establishment licenses issued 1,416 medical business licenses issued 15,992 occupational licenses issued 109,578 pounds of medical flower sold 38,660 pounds of recreational flower sold 1,964,917 units of medibles sold 2,850,733 units of retail edibles sold 412,000 units of non-edible, infused medical

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Mar 012015
 March 1, 2015
What Are The Best Marijuana Events In 2015

Top Cannabis Events In 2015 Marijuana events are very popular these days. Whether it be a marijuana industry event, a marijuana entertainment event, a marijuana competition event, marijuana trade show, or some other type of marijuana event, they seem to be popping up more and more all over the country. There has already been one High Times Medical Cannabis Cup this year, but there are many more to come in 2015. I am particularly excited to go to the first ever High Times Cannabis Cup in my home state, Oregon, this summer. I haven’t heard of what venue High Times is going to

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Mar 012015
 March 1, 2015
How Much Energy Does An LED Marijuana Grow Light Save?

I know more and more people that are looking into getting LED grow lights due to the amount of energy they save. Whether it’s to save money, or to lower an indoor garden’s carbon footprint, or both, more growers are considering purchasing one or more LED grow lights for their garden. Electricity is one of the largest, and often the largest, expense for an indoor marijuana garden. You have to pay for lights, and for fans and AC to cool the room because of the added heat from those lights. LED grow lights can help save money directly because they take

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