Jay Smoker

I have been smoking marijuana for almost twenty years and I have no plans to stop anytime soon. My life was turned upside down in 2009 after getting arrested and tossed in jail for being in the wrong state with legal medical marijuana. I got fed up, and I now devote all my time to ending this insanity.I am responsible for the technical side of this project, but try to chip in when I can, either with syndicated articles or original content.Follow me on Facebook and Twitter.Feel free to email. any questions or concerns. Peace!

May 062013
 May 6, 2013
California Supreme Court Rules Cities And Counties May Allow Or Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

In a unanimous decision, the California Supreme Court ruled that local governments may ban medical marijuana dispensaries. In the decision, City of Riverside v. Inland Empire Patients Health and Wellness Center, the court ruled that California’s state medical marijuana laws do not preempt the authority of local governments to regulate or bar the distribution of medical marijuana within their borders. “While several California cities and counties allow medical marijuana facilities, it may not be reasonable to expect every community to do so,” the court wrote. “While some counties and cities [...]

Apr 232013
 April 23, 2013
Last Publicly Operating Medical Marijuana Dispensary In San Diego Currently Being Raided!

One on One Patients Association, the one permitted medical marijuana dispensary in San Diego City, is in the process of being raided, following director Ken Cole’s testimony on behalf of the medical marijuana industry at yesterday’s City Council meeting to discuss Mayor Filner’s medical marijuana zoning proposal. The agency conducting the raid has not yet been identified. Ken Cole had spoken at the meeting as a model operator and president of the medical marijuana distributors professional association, The United Patients’ Alliance.  He had championed well run, legally operated dispensaries, working in full compliance with state and local authorities, [...]

Apr 172013
 April 17, 2013
Poll: Three Out Of Four D.C. Voters Want To Remove Criminal Penalties For Marijuana Possession

Nearly two-thirds would support a ballot measure to make marijuana legal for adults and establish a system in which it is regulated and taxed similarly to alcohol Statements below from the Marijuana Policy Project, the Drug Policy Alliance, and the sponsor of the poll WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three out of four Washington, D.C. voters would support changing District law to replace criminal penalties for possession of limited amounts of marijuana with a civil fine similar to a traffic ticket, according to a survey conducted last week by Public Policy Polling. [...]

Apr 122013
 April 12, 2013
Republican Led Legislation To Protect States That Regulate Marijuana Introduced In Congress

Bill Would Shield Citizens from Federal Enforcement in States That Have Reformed Marijuana Laws Supermajority of Americans Believe Federal Government Should Leave State Marijuana Reforms Alone WASHINGTON, D.C.— Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), long-standing opponent of the Department of Justice’s use of federal money to undermine state medical marijuana laws, and other Republicans introduced legislation today exempting law-abiding citizens from federal arrest and prosecution in states that have reformed their marijuana laws. Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medical use – and voters in Colorado and [...]

Mar 272013
 March 27, 2013
Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced In New York State Senate And Assembly

Legislation Would End the Needless Suffering of Thousands of Seriously Ill New Yorkers Statement from Drug Policy Alliance’s Julie Netherland Today, New York State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and Senator Diane Savino introduced a bill that would create one of the nation’s most tightly regulated medical marijuana programs. If passed, New York would join eighteen other states – including New Jersey and Connecticut — and the District of Columbia in allowing patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses to access to medical marijuana under the supervision of their [...]

Mar 182013
 March 18, 2013
How To "Smoke" Dabs

To dab or not to dab? That is the question. And it seems like more and more people are answering that question with a resounding ‘yes’. Butane hash oil (BHO) or ‘dabs’ are taking over America. There is world class dabs all over the place it seems like, and if you are like me, you want to consume all of the top shelf dabs that you can get your hands on. But if you don’t know what dabs are, below is a great video from the McGyver of Pot and [...]

Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
Study Finds Home Marijuana Gardens Not Associated With Adverse Health Effects Among Children

Children residing in homes where marijuana is cultivated do not suffer from adverse health effects at any greater rate than do comparable children in cannabis-free environments, according to a study in press in the International Journal of Drug Policy. A pair of investigators with the University of British Columbia, School of Social Work compared the household, family and individual characteristics of 181 children found living in homes with cannabis grow operations in two regions in British Columbia, Canada. Data was collected on site regarding the physical characteristics of the homes, [...]

Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
Missouri Police Sergeant Sues Department For Blocking Marijuana Reform Activism Work

According to the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, Sgt. Gary Wiegert, a 32-year veteran of the St. Louis police force (SLMPD) and former Show-Me Cannabis lobbyist, is suing the department for violating his first amendment rights. The phrase “lobbyist activities in Jefferson City” did not raise any eyebrows last month when Sgt. Wiegert filled out the necessary forms to work a second job. However, after word of Sgt. Wiegert’s off-duty activities spread, the SLMPD rescinded its permission. The police veteran was told that he would need to obtain a business license if [...]

Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
Vermont Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed

By Phillip Smith Vermont has become the latest state to see a marijuana legalization bill filed this year. House Bill 499, ”An Act Relating to Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana,” was introduced to the House and assigned to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. The bill is sponsored by Reps. Susan Davis (P-Washington), David Deen (D-Westminster), James Masland (D-Thetford), William Stevens (I-Shoreham) and Teo Zagar (D-Barnard). It would allow people 21 and over to possess up to two ounces of marijuana and grow up to three plants. The bill also legalizes the [...]

Mar 122013
 March 12, 2013
New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, And Asian Legislative Caucus Join Community Groups To Call For An End To The Marijuana Possession Law

Marijuana possession is the number one arrest is New York City and a top arrest in New York State, leading to racial discrepancies, while costing taxpayers $600 million over last decade Today members of the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus, together with Senator Daniel Squadron, and Albany County District Attorney David Soares, gathered to end the biased and costly practices of falsely arresting tens of thousands of people in New York for low-level marijuana possession. Joined by dozens of advocates and impacted people from [...]