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!

Sep 022011
 September 2, 2011
California City To Host Nation's 1st Medical Marijuana Street Fair

By Matthai Kuruvila Oakland has stayed at the forefront of the cannabis legalization movement, with advocates and city government working hand in hand for more than 15 years. Now, folks will finally get the chance to light up outside City Hall. Legally, that is. A cannabis street fair touted as the first in the nation is set for this weekend, featuring speakers, music, booths and vendors. But perhaps the most unusual attraction will be the “215 area,” a designated spot directly in front of City Hall where those with a […]

Sep 022011
 September 2, 2011
DEA Issues 'Final Order' Rejecting Private Production Of Cannabis For Research

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued its final order rejecting a 2007 ruling from the agency’s own Administrative Law Judge that it would be ‘in the public interest’ to grant the University of Massachusetts a license to grow marijuana for federally regulated research. The rejection preserves the monopoly held by US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) on the supply of marijuana for Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-regulated research. In 2010, a spokesperson for the agency told the New York Times, “We generally do not fund research […]

Sep 022011
 September 2, 2011
Gov. Chafee Stalling On Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Compassion Centers

by Robert Capecch It’s been nearly four months now since Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (I) decided to place a hold on his state’s compassion center program. Concerned that individuals involved in the compassion centers and state employees acting in compliance with the law would be targeted and prosecuted by federal officials, the governor has since refused to grant certificates of operation to the three entities previously chosen by the state health department to operate the centers. It’s time Gov. Chafee ends his hold and fully implements the compassion center […]

Sep 022011
 September 2, 2011
Truck Crashes, Spilling Pounds Of Marijuana In San Jose

By Steve Elliott of Toke of the Town You should have been there, man. Marijuana lying everywhere on the street for the taking, and no cops around. San Jose, California police said a white truck illegally carrying marijuana crashed and turned over on its side near Oakridge Mall early on Wednesday, scattering large bags of weed through the intersection as the driver shagged ass out of there on foot. Several motorists and pedestrians who were lucky enough to be at the scene ran out and grabbed most of the marijuana […]

Sep 022011
 September 2, 2011
National Geographic Wants To Tell Colorado Cannabis Patient Stories

Do you have a compelling story about how cannabis is currently affecting your life in a positive or negative way? On the positive side, are you a patient who is achieving remarkable success in cannabis therapy? Are you a healer working with cannabis patients and witnessing miracles? Are you a gardener developing strains or a medicine-maker producing medicines that are worthy of National Geographic? Or on the negative side of cannabis law, have you suffered because the new laws in Colorado are too restrictive? Are you a patient or caregiver […]

Sep 012011
 September 1, 2011
Possession Of A Quarter Pound Of Marijuana Officially A Misdemeanor In Arkansas

Arkansas: Lawmakers Enact Sentencing Reform Measures, Reduce Pot Possession Penalties Criminal sentencing reform legislation passed by lawmakers earlier this year is now in effect. Senate Bill 750, the Public Safety Improvement Act, intends to reduce the number of non-violent offenders incarcerated statewide by mitigating the sentences for certain low-level drug offenses. Democrat Gov. Mike Beebe, who strongly backed the measure, signed it into law on March 22, 2011. The law took effect on July 27. Specific to marijuana law enforcement, the measure amends cannabis penalties so that the possession of […]

Sep 012011
 September 1, 2011
Marijuana Dispensary Owner Says Washington State Deputy Extorted Sex

Dispensary Owner Wants $1 Million For Each Time He Was Forced To Have Sex With Deputy By Steve Elliott of Toke of the Town A man who opened a medical marijuana dispensary in Grays Harbor County, Washington has filed a multimillion-dollar federal claim, alleging that a male sheriff’s deputy threatened him with jail to extort sexual favors. Marcus Searls of Elma, Washington said the deputy was on duty when some of the sexual encounters took place — and even that the two had sex on the hood of a patrol […]

Sep 012011
 September 1, 2011
Owning A Medical Marijuana Dispensary in D.C. Requires Federal Waiver

Opening a pot shop in D.C. means signing a paper that says you’re a criminal By Martin Austermuhle Montgomery Blair Sibley has been waiting for this chance for a while. Not only does the longtime local lawyer have a location for his pot-cultivation center scoped out along New York Avenue NE, but he’s also been shopping himself out as something of a consultant and legal counselor for anybody else looking to get into the District’s nascent medical marijuana program. But now he’s having second thoughts. When the District formally opened […]

Aug 312011
 August 31, 2011
California Bill Recognizing Legality Of Medical Marijuana Distribution Signed Into Law

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill into law today recognizing the legality of local distribution centers and the right of municipalities to regulate the much-needed provision of medical marijuana to hundreds of thousands of patients across the state. AB1300, which was authored by California Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield (D-Van Nuys), takes effect on January 1st. The bill establishes that state law: [S]hall not prevent a city or other local governing body from adopting and enforcing local ordinances that regulate the location, operation, or establishment of a medical marijuana cooperative or […]