The McGyver of Pot and Friend of the blog, Master Bong, has posted a new video showing us how to make a Push Pop pipe, perfect for a summertime smoke session. Be sure to check out his other videos and sign up to win some cool prizes at masterbong420.com.
By Barry Bard What are Dabs? Fundamentally, “Dabs” are hash. Unlike traditional hashish, the term describes hash extracted with Butane, Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen, or Solventless. Thus, “Dabs” are a more potent form of hash that comes in varying forms. Like traditional hash, extract artists use techniques that ultimately pull out resin, trichomes, and THC, binding them together for a far more dense and potent substance than cannabis. Unlike hash, the “Dab” extraction process is a more thorough approach that maximizes the concentration of the THC present in cannabis. Before we [...]
The McGyver of Pot and Friend of the blog, Master Bong, has posted a new video showing us how to roll an inside out blunt. Besides being a fun and challenging new rolling technique, the inside out blunt provides a longer lasting smoking session. Be sure to check out his other videos and sign up to win some cool prizes at masterbong420.com.
Sativa vs Indica: The Biggest Differences Between The Two Cannabis Plants Sativa and Indica are the two major types of cannabis plants which can mix together to create hybrid strains. Each strain has its own range of effects on the body and mind resulting in a wide range of medicinal benefits. Indica plants typically grow short and wide, compared to Sativa plants which grow tall and thin. Indica plants are better suited for indoor growing because of their short growth and sativa plants are better suited for outdoor growing because [...]
Courtesy The Joint Blog A new poll released this week shows that public opinion still favors cannabis legalization in Colorado, more than a year after Amendment 64 passed. Public Policy Polling surveyed almost 1,000 Colorado voters, asking the question “In general, do you think marijuana usage should be legal or illegal?”. The results found that 53% of voters remain in favor of legalization, with just 38% opposed (9% were unsure). The favorability of legal cannabis extended beyond gender lines, with 51% of women in support, and 55% of men – but although men polled slightly higher [...]
American Herbal Pharmacopoeia monograph lays scientific foundation for quality assurance and expanded research By Kris Hermes In an historic move, the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia (AHP) released the first installation of a two-part Cannabis monograph yesterday that classifies cannabis (marijuana) as a botanical medicine, alongside many other widely accepted Complementary and Alternative Medicines. Written and reviewed by the world’s leading experts, the Cannabis monograph brings together an authoritative compendium of scientific data, including long-awaited standards for the plant’s identity, purity, quality, and botanical properties. The monograph provides a foundation for health care professionals to integrate [...]
Public Opinion, Wasted Tax Dollars and Racially Discriminatory Arrests Push Legislators to Fix Broken Marijuana Policies Colorado, Washington, and Now Uruguay Offer Sensible Models and Precedent for Reform New York — Today, New York State Senator Liz Krueger introduced a bill to tax and regulate marijuana for adult use. The bill would end the criminalization of adults 18 years and older who possess up to two ounces of marijuana and would create a regulatory system allowing for the retail sale of marijuana to those over the age of 21, much [...]
by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn this morning signed legislation (HB 01) into law making Illinois the 20th state to authorize the physician-recommended use of cannabis for qualified patients. (View numerous pictures of today’s bill signing ceremony from Illinois NORML here.) The new law establishes a statewide, four-year pilot program regulating the production, distribution, and possession of medical cannabis. The program creates up to 22 state-licensed cannabis cultivation centers and up to 60 state-licensed dispensaries. Qualified patients participating in the program must have a preexisting relationship with their physician prior to [...]
Advocates, Berkeley officials Voice Opposition to Federal Intimidation at Noon Press Conference Today One of California’s oldest medical marijuana dispensaries, Berkeley Patients Group (BPG), was served with a lawsuit Friday in an attempt to seize the property in which it operates and to ultimately shut the facility down. In the forfeiture complaint, which is similar to one filed against Oakland’s Harborside Health Center last July, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag makes no mention of local or state law violations. Several elected officials have come out in staunch opposition to the Justice Department’s legal [...]