Marijuana May Treat PTSD-Induced Nightmares

 Posted by at 9:48 AM on December 15, 2014  Guest Post
Dec 152014
 December 15, 2014
Marijuana May Treat PTSD-Induced Nightmares

I have a friend that suffers from sever PTSD. She was the victim of some horrific circumstances, and she has tried everything to help cope with her PTSD. The only thing that works is medical marijuana. Unfortunately, Child Protective Services frowns upon medical marijuana, even in the most extreme cases, which has resulted in her kids being taken away. She is in the process of getting her kids back, but it comes on the condition that she never uses medical marijuana again while they live in her home, which is sad. She doesn’t smoke in front of her kids, and

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Nov 262014
 November 26, 2014
Cannabis Culture Awards Now More Important Than Ever

On Thursday 27th November 2014, the Cannabis Culture Awards will be presented; since 2004, the most important distinction awarded to exceptional people or organizations that have made an extraordinary contribution to the world of cannabis and hemp. Winners Howard Marks and Marc and Jodie Emery will receive their award in the Hash, Marijuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam. The presentation of the Cannabis Culture Awards this year falls on the same day as the annual High Times Cannabis Cup. This American event has never encountered so much opposition from the city council; for the first time ever, it proved impossible

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Should I Roll A Spliff Or A Jay?

 Posted by at 10:48 AM on September 21, 2014  Guest Post
Sep 212014
 September 21, 2014
Should I Roll A Spliff Or A Jay?

How many times have you heard that statement? Probably way too many to count! Jesus, I can hardly imagine the amount of times I have heard this. However, it is an important question to ask before rolling. I like to think of this as the “controversy” in pot culture. This is the big divide. There are those that like spliffs and those that do not like spliffs. I will make the assumption that most people that like spliffs also like having a straight-up joint. I don’t think I have ever heard somebody complain that “just weed tastes nasty, and they

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Cannabis Is Why Conservatives Are Not Capitalists

 Posted by at 9:44 AM on September 21, 2014  Guest Post
Sep 212014
 September 21, 2014
Cannabis Is Why Conservatives Are Not Capitalists

By John Knetemann I would like to make it clear that this article is not representative of all conservatives, as there are even conservatives out there that don’t want to rain on someone else’s high, but I think it is fair to say a majority of conservatives on Capitol Hill are not in support of any kind of sensible or logical drug policy. I would also like to make it clear that this does not exclude Democrats or progressives, whose representatives in congress are equally bad in drug policy most of the time. However, there is something especially hypocritical on the

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What Is More Important, Safety Or The Law?

 Posted by at 8:40 AM on September 21, 2014  Guest Post
Sep 212014
 September 21, 2014
What Is More Important, Safety Or The Law?

By John Knetemann There is only one major danger I can possibly think of from smoking marijuana. No, it isn’t that it will cause a gateway effect. No, it isn’t that it will make you lazy. And no, it isn’t that it is addictive. All these are lies and myths told about cannabis. The biggest, and pretty much only, danger for the average American that smokes marijuana is arrest, death, or injury due to the law. Jill Stein, a physician and Green Party Presidential Nominee, had a great saying that summed up this idea. She said that “marijuana is not

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Consume Responsibly – What The Cannabis Community Needed

 Posted by at 7:39 AM on September 21, 2014  Guest Post
Sep 212014
 September 21, 2014
Consume Responsibly - What The Cannabis Community Needed

By John Knetemann Finally. For the love of sensible drug policy, Marijuana Policy Project has released a website and campaign that was much needed for legalization efforts and safe marijuana usage. Consumeresponsibly.org is MPP’s new project for ensuring safe smoking. The website is stacked with facts on marijuana laws, knowing marijuana concentration, and the to-dos and not-to-dos when smoking. Seriously, though. This website is amazing. People always make it seem as if drug reformers and legalization supporters are irresponsible individuals that want to just do a ton of drugs. Yet, this is not even close to the case. Drug reform

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Coffeeshop Fever

 Posted by at 7:10 AM on September 6, 2014  Guest Post
Sep 062014
 September 6, 2014
Coffeeshop Fever

By John Knetemann I have coffeeshop fever. I have spent the past week in Amsterdam with 3 days left to go, and I have absolutely fallen in love with every coffeeshop I have stepped into. In case you didn’t know, a coffeeshop is a location in the Netherlands where you can purchase, consume, and enjoy cannabis. Basically, it is like a bar for bud, and just like bars, all coffeeshops have their own distinct atmosphere and attitude. Right now I am sitting in a coffeeshop called “Easy Times” that has a sleek, modern look. Like many coffeeshops, it has a

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Jays On Jays In Amsterdam

 Posted by at 8:02 AM on August 31, 2014  Guest Post
Aug 312014
 August 31, 2014
Jays On Jays In Amsterdam

By John Knetemann I have recently made the pilgrimage that all cannabis enthusiasts must take once in their life, the voyage to Amsterdam. This past year, I have arrogantly claimed that Denver is the new weed capital of the world. Denver is my home-city, and I took huge pride stealing that title from Amsterdam. However, I was wrong. Even though Denver may have the most bodacious bud in the world, the title of weed capital of the world still goes to Amsterdam. No doubt. When in Amsterdam, you have spliffs absolutely everywhere (which they just call jays or joints, even

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Jul 152014
 July 15, 2014
Traveling With Marijuana Still Isn't Perfect

Thinking about taking a vacation from your state of Colorado or Washington? Possibly going back to see family or friends or maybe just getting away? If you’re thinking about taking your recreational marijuana with you, you may want to think again. Even though the laws allow for cannabis to be consumed legally by people in these states, things are still a bit iffy with the TSA and the rules regarding flying with weed. In Colorado, the Denver Airport has “amnesty boxes” in which people can deposit their weed before getting on a plane. The airport has a very strict no

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Jun 142014
 June 14, 2014
DEA Ignores Science, Obstructs Marijuana Research, New Report Finds

By Phillip Smith In a report released this week, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) and the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) reveal a decades-long pattern of the DEA ignoring scientific evidence and systematically obstructing medical research that could lead to the rescheduling of marijuana. The report comes just days after the House issued a stinging rebuke to the DEA by approving a bipartisan measure that bars the use of federal taxpayer dollars for the DEA to undermine medical marijuana in states where it is legal. The House also approved measures stripping the DEA’s ability to interfere with hemp production in states where it

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