Jul 042015
 July 4, 2015
Support 'Oregon. The State Of Cannabis' By Studio McDermott, LLC

With marijuana legalization now a reality in Oregon, a production studio called Studio McDermott LLC is trying to publish a documentary about marijuana in Oregon. Oregon is a very special place when it comes to marijuana, which I think is why marijuana legends like Jack Herer lived here for so long. In my opinion, I think that Oregon has the best marijuana and marijuana products in the country, and now that legalization is here, Oregon will be ‘discovered’ by marijuana enthusiasts around the world sooner than later.   Studio McDermott LLC has a crowdfunding effort underway, which can be found

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Jul 012015
 July 1, 2015
Should There Be Marijuana Lounges In States That Legalized Marijuana?

By Keith Stroup, NORML Legal Counsel Without doubt, it is important that we begin to move forward with the legalization of lounges and social clubs that permit marijuana smokers to gather and enjoy their favorite strains. Marijuana smoking is a social activity, and most smokers would like the option of dropping by a local marijuana-friendly venue, to relax with friends and like-minded colleagues. Currently, none of the four states that have fully legalized marijuana allow for this option. Smoking in a public venue is prohibited, and the authorities have taken a needlessly restrictive view of what is a public place,

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Jun 302015
 June 30, 2015
Help Make The 'Weed Pinball' Game A Reality

I own no less than three pinball machines. They are in my garage, along with my Volcano vaporizer and a huge jar of grinded up flower. I spend as much time out in my garage playing pinball and hitting the Volcano bag as life will allow. I have long talked about my idea to create a marijuana themed pinball game, albeit in a full cabinet version. Sounds like I no longer need to pursue that idea because some people are already in the process of making a weed pinball game. The game will be a mobile version at first it

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Jun 292015
 June 29, 2015
Day One Recap Of The 2015 Cannabis Business Summit

Day One of the National Cannabis Industry Association‘s (NCIA) 2nd Annual National Business Summit has begun in Denver, Colorado. With the cannabis industry now being dubbed as the fastest growing industry in the United States, the race is on for entrepreneurs and investors to carve our their slice of the market. It’s not just hedge fund managers and corporate CEO’s who are getting in on the action. It seems that everyone and their Auntie is getting into the cannabis industry these days. With marijuana now a topic of national attention, entrepreneurs are looking for a way to differentiate themselves from

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Jun 282015
 June 28, 2015
That One Time When Kevin Sabet Got OWNED By A Senator During A Hearing

This last week a Congressional drug caucus was held where testimony was provided by Kevin Sabet. As usual, Kevin was ripe with reefer madness. Usually Kevin speaks to crowds that are completely sympathetic to his views, and rarely question anything he says because he has them so snowballed (after all, they are paying thousands of dollars to have him tell them half truths about marijuana policy and science!). But this speaking engagement was different. United States Senator Cory Booker was in attendance, and he didn’t take kindly to Kevin Sabet’s reefer madness tactics. If you are like me, I’m sure

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Jun 272015
 June 27, 2015
Seattle HEMPFEST Exports Its Protestival To New Cities, States

Seattle Events, producers of the renowned Seattle HEMPFEST protestival for the past 24 years, announced licensed HEMPFEST® events in Oregon and Nevada, with more to come. For more than two decades, Seattle HEMPFEST has developed a brand and model of “Protestival” to educate the public on cannabis issues and promote legalization initiatives, in a unique atmosphere mixing grassroots activism and a music festival. This successful model is now being officially licensed and emulated in several other cities and states, as legalization efforts spread nationwide. “We’ve had great success in Seattle”, says Vivian McPeak, Executive Director of Seattle Events, “with media

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Jun 242015
 June 24, 2015
Tickets Are Still Available For The 2015 Cannabis Business Summit

One of the biggest marijuana industry events of the year is occurring June 30-July 1 in Denver. The event is the 2015 Cannabis Business Summit, and it’s hosted by the National Cannabis Industry Association. When it comes to marijuana industry advocacy, the National Cannabis Industry Association is as influential as it gets. So it’s not coincidence that just about everyone I know in the industry is attending the event. The Weed Blog doesn’t get to too many industry events, and we will be sending a group there to network and cover the event. There are still tickets available for the

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Jun 202015
 June 20, 2015
Presidential Candidate Rand Paul To Hold Reception At Marijuana Industry Event

It wasn’t that long ago that expressing support for marijuana reform was considered to be political suicide. That’s not to say that there weren’t political candidates that supported marijuana reform in the past, because there certainly were. However, those candidates were considered to be so far in the minority that they were on the fringe at best. That all changed in 2012. In 2012 two states legalized marijuana, and the game changed forever. Zoom forward to 2015, and candidates are not only expressing support for reform, they are trying to push legislation that will help the industry too. At the

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Jun 192015
 June 19, 2015
Attend The July Women Grow Bend Chapter Event

I am a very, very big fan of the organization Women Grow, which I’m sure loyal readers know by now. Most of the people that I know that are involved with Women Grow are from the Portland Chapter, but there are chapters all over the country, led by very talented women from the cannabis industry. I just learned that there is a chapter in Bend, Oregon, which is where my dad lives. I love Bend, and I have always felt that Bend is underrated when it comes to the cannabis industry. The cannabis industry is growing everyday in Bend, with

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Jun 192015
 June 19, 2015
Cosmos And Cannabis Star Party And Campout By DFW NORML

I am an astronomy nerd. I took astronomy in college as an elective, and would have pursued my bachelor’s degree in astronomy but my local university didn’t offer it. There’s obviously a lot about astronomy that I don’t know, but I’m always looking to learn more. A great way to do that is to attend a star gazing party or gathering. DFW NORML is putting one on for its members. Below is more information about the Cosmos and Cannabis Star Party and Campout: Join us from Saturday 6/20 – Sunday 6/21 for an overnight star gazing party at Crazy Rick’s

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