The Real Cannabis Culture (Video)

 Posted by at 11:00 AM on February 6, 2016  Marijuana Video
Feb 062016
 February 6, 2016
The Real Cannabis Culture (Video)

I have never been to the Emerald Cup before. I know, I know. It’s definitely something that I don’t have a good excuse for. I have always wanted to go and am very hopeful that I’ll make it to the next one. WeedMaps recently released a video recap of the last Emerald Cup. It’s a recap unlike any I’ve ever seen before. Most recaps just do a couple of interviews and show footage of people walking around and some panoramic views of booths. This video shows a ton of interviews, and focuses more on the culture that goes along with

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Feb 032016
 February 3, 2016
Marijuana Jobs Report For January 2016

It’s the start of a new month, which means that there’s a new marijuana jobs report for the previous month. THC University puts out this jobs video each month, and I always like to see which states are adding new jobs, and at what rate. Everyone and their grandma right now wants to get a job in the industry, and I can’t blame them. It’s a great time to start a cannabis career! Below is the video report for January 2015:

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Feb 032016
 February 3, 2016
Oregon Recreational Marijuana License "Temporary Rules and Application Process" Video

I came across this video from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) via the Cannabis Collaborative Conference’s website and felt it was worth passing along. I know there are a lot of people getting their rec apps in order in Oregon, and even if you aren’t, it’s still an interesting video to watch. Permanent rules are being worked out right now, and this video covers the temporary rules that will be in place until full implementation of Oregon Measure 91 takes effect, as well as the application process.  The video is 48 minutes long and is broken up into two

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Jan 142016
 January 14, 2016
A Smarter Approach To Marijuana: Legalization The Vermont Way

Vermont’s Governor Peter Shumlin put out the following message and video on YouTube today: The War on Drugs has failed when it comes to America’s marijuana laws. Almost one in seven Vermonters reported smoking marijuana last year, and twice as many teens report trying marijuana than cigarettes. Under the system we have now, the 80,000 Vermonters who use marijuana buy it from illegal drug dealers who don’t care about your age, what’s in their product or what else they sell you, let alone making a contribution to Vermont’s economy. Marijuana prohibition has failed. Governor Peter Shumlin wants to take a

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Jan 052016
 January 5, 2016
Marijuana Jobs Report For December 2015

It’s the start of a new month, which means there is a new cannabis jobs report out from THC University. 2015 was a great year for the cannabis industry, and 2016 is expected to be even bigger, with more expected recreational and medical marijuana legalization victories. If that proves to be the case (which I certainly hope it will be!), I expect the jobs numbers to skyrocket:

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Jan 022016
 January 2, 2016
Earl Blumenauer About Moving Forward On Marijuana Reform

U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer has been representing my home state, Oregon, in Congress since 1996. He has been one of my heroes for a long time, and one of my favorite memories since co-founding this blog in 2010 is meeting him this last year at an NCIA event. Earl Blumenauer gave a speech at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Washington DC in November, discussing how to move forward on marijuana reform. Earl Blumenauer has led the charge in Congress, and any time I get to hear him speak it’s a treat. Enjoy:

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Dec 292015
 December 29, 2015
Sign The Florida Medical Marijuana Petition (Video)

There are few things as powerful as a personal testimony when it comes to medical marijuana reform. It’s much easier for someone to relate to and support something when there is a face attached to it. I think the times that I’ve seen people change their mind about medical marijuana it almost always came as a result of the issue being personalized. Sometimes it’s because someone they know comes out of the ‘marijuana closet’ and lets them know that they use medical marijuana, and why. Other times its because the person wants to help an ailing friend or family member,

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Dec 192015
 December 19, 2015
A Judge And A Former NYPD Narc Tell The Truth About The Drug War

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition speakers Judge John Delaney (Ret.) and Ltd. Joanne Naughton (Ret.) tell their remarkable stories of personal revelation and transformation. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is one of my favorite organizations because the organization’s message really resonates with people, especially people that may be on the fence about supporting reform. You can donate to Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (and find out more) at this link here:

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Dec 132015
 December 13, 2015
The Ultimate Cannabutter Experiment

There are many ways to make cannabutter. I have seen people use methods with boiling water, with machines, with a pan on a stove, with machines, crockpots, and many other ways. There’s no ‘right way’ to make cannabutter. But with that being said, some ways are easier from a labor and logistics standpoint, and some ways make stronger butter than others. Pick a way that suits your needs and go with it. High Times recently released a series of videos showing different methods of making butter, and compared the results. Those videos are below, enjoy: *** *** *** ***

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Dec 102015
 December 10, 2015
Congressman Cohen Delivers Floor Speech On Confidential Informants

After watching a recent 60 Minutes episode, Congressman Cohen delivered a floor speech on the need to end the practice of local law enforcement using young people as informants for minor, non-violent drug related crimes without regard to their rights or safety. Below is video footage of that floor speech: Below is an e-mail that I received from the amazing Betty Aldworth, Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. I posted it when I received, but felt it was worth sharing again in light of Congressman Cohen’s speech: Last Sunday, 60 Minutes aired an investigation of the use of young people as

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