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, Twitter, StumbleUpon, and Digg and feel free to email. any questions or concerns. Peace!

Apr 122013
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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 [...]

Mar 122013
 
Washington Prevention, Treatment, And Public Health Experts Submit Recommendations On Marijuana Rulemaking

SEATTLE – Today, a group of substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and public health advocates, in collaboration with the ACLU of Washington, submitted recommendations for marijuana rulemaking to the state Liquor Control Board. Initiative 502, passed by Washington voters last November, requires the board to finalize regulations governing marijuana production and distribution by December 1. The deadline for the public to submit input on the drafting of rules for producer licenses is March 15. “Much of the public discussion of Initiative 502 has focused on business opportunities and potential [...]

Feb 222013
 
North Carolina Medical Marijuana Bill Killed -- With Extreme Prejudice

By Phillip Smith A bill that would legalize the use of medical marijuana in the Tarheel State is dead after a legislative committee killed it to avoid having to hear any more about it from constituents. The North Carolina Medical Cannabis Act (House Bill 84) would have allowed patients suffering from debilitating diseases or conditions or their caregivers to possess up to 24 ounces of usable marijuana and have a garden of up to 250 square feet. It would also have provided for a system of medical marijuana dispensaries. The [...]

Feb 222013
 
Weed Country: Another "Non-Reality" Reality Show On Marijuana

By Keith Mansur, Oregon Cannabis Connection “Weed Country”, a new reality series about a famous marijuana region in California, premiered Wednesday February 20th on Discovery Channel. In this newest take on the marijuana trade, Discovery Channel takes viewers on a journey through the old “Emerald Triangle” of North West California and its new regions, which stretch clear into Southern Oregon’s southern counties where I reside. After only one episode, it is obviously a typical “non-reality” reality show similar to both Moonshiners and Cops (fair notice: I hate reality TV). Not [...]