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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Happy 4/20!

 Posted by at 2:19 PM on April 20, 2013  Guest Post
Apr 202013
 April 20, 2013
Happy 4/20!

April 20th is certainly a date near and dear to the cannabis community, filled with celebrations of freedom as well as calls to action from coast to coast, across the globe even.  This April 20th also marks the first anniversary of the National Cannabis Coalition.  So many positive developments have occurred since our launch and we are so happy to have played a small part in this ongoing civil rights battle. Shortly after our launch, anti-marijuana Oregon Attorney General candidate Dwight Holton called out the National Cannabis Coalition by name in his final [...]

Jan 262013
 January 26, 2013
Live Tue: Telethon / Auction Benefit for Brave Mykayla, 7-year-old fighting cancer with cannabis

420RADIO.org, The Russ Belville Show, and A Different View are proud to announce a telethon / fund-raiser / auction to help cover medical expenses for Brave Mykayla Comstock, the 7-year-old girl on the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program who is battling leukemia with medical cannabis. Brave Mykayla will be live in our 420RADIO RoLLaJaY Studios, Tuesday, January 29th at 3pm Pacific, taking your calls with her parents, Erin Purchase and Brandon Krenzler, and her sister Rylie. Her story has been featured in The Oregonian (voted #2 video of 2012) and recently profiled on [...]