Oct 262014
 October 26, 2014
Oregon, DC, And Alaska Have A Chance To Save Big With Marijuana Legalization

An argument that doesn’t seem to have the weight it should among the legalization crowd is the amount that would be saved if the Drug War is ended. This argument should have a particular weight with your conservative friends. Maybe they won’t be sold on the fact that the Drug War is racially biased or the amount of people imprisoned by the Drug War, but their eyes will widen when they see the amount of taxes saved. Ankur Chawla, a writer for State Sight, released astounding numbers for what he [...]

Aug 252014
 August 25, 2014
The Kevin Sabet Oregon Marijuana Education Tour Against Measure 91

You may have read about how the “quarterback of the anti-legalization movement”, Kevin Sabet, is bringing his road show to Oregon on the taxpayer’s dime to campaign against Measure 91, our initiative to legalize marijuana.  Except that he says, oh, no, heavens to Murgatroyd, “these are educational events, not political events,” that just happened to be timed for the week prior to Oregon’s ballot mail-out (we’re all-vote-by-mail, so this is like standing out front of the polls on Election Day). This, by the way, is illegal.  You can’t use federal tax [...]

May 032014
 May 3, 2014
Dear O.penVape - Lets Have A Constructive Discussion About Drug Testing

Yesterday was a very hard day for me as a blogger/activist/freedom fighter/lover of all things marijuana. A press release from O.penVape, a vaporizer pen company based out of Colorado, was brought to the attention of the marijuana reform community. The press release highlights the fact that O.penVape proudly drug tests its employees. It’s worth noting that the employee drug testing policy excludes marijuana. However, it’s a drug testing policy nonetheless. As veteran reformers know, and long time Weed Blog fans know, I have never supported drug testing in the workplace. [...]

May 022014
 May 2, 2014
O.penVAPE Drug Tests Its Employees

The press release (http://rad-r.us/openvape) is a couple of weeks old, but I am still stunned by the triumphant declaration by a maker of cannabis vaporizer pens that it proudly drug tests its employees. O.penVAPE (reviewed as #28 in the HIGH TIMES 2014 Vape Pen Guide) sent out the release of April 17, entitled, “O.penVAPE, the Nation’s Largest Cannabis Brand, Will Test Employees for Dangerous Drug Abuse.”  Ignoring for the moment the audacious claim to brand supremacy for a product that placed second in its category at the latest Cannabis Cup, [...]

Apr 192014
 April 19, 2014
What Is Your Favorite Way To Consume Marijuana On 420?

There are many ways to consume marijuana. On April 20th, chances are you will get to partake or see someone partake in just about every method. Do you have a favorite method? I always try to get a variety of methods. Below are some methods to consume marijuana if you are looking for ideas. If there is a method that I missed, please add it in the comments section: Joint – Joints are great to have on 4/20 because all it takes is a flame and you are in business. [...]

What Is ‘420’?

 Posted by at 2:20 PM on April 19, 2014  Opinion
Apr 192014
 April 19, 2014
What Is '420'?

There are a lot of newbies entering the marijuana world everyday now that marijuana is going mainstream. I often forget just how deep in the fishbowl I am sometimes. A question that I have received over and over again leading up to 420 weekend is ‘what is 420?’ It’s a simple question, but there is no simple answer in my opinion. I remember the first time I heard of the concept of 420. I was in middle school in 1994, and I was smoking with one of my friends and [...]

Happy 420 Eve

 Posted by at 1:36 PM on April 19, 2014  Opinion
Apr 192014
 April 19, 2014
Happy 420 Eve

Do you celebrate 420 Eve? I have always celebrated Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve, so celebrating 420 Eve seemed like a logical choice. Especially considering the fact that I like marijuana much more than candy canes or booze. When 4/20 falls on a weekend like this year, the festivities for me began Friday night. By the time 420 Eve rolled around I was already ten brownies deep and who knows how much vapor and smoke. In years past I was always en route to an event with Jaysmoker, so the celebration [...]

Marijuana And Creativity

 Posted by at 6:53 AM on March 25, 2014  Opinion
Mar 252014
 March 25, 2014
Marijuana And Creativity

It’s no mystery that stoners tend to be quite creative. Whether they’re writing songs or painting photos, people who use marijuana really seem to have a great hold on the arts. Many people accept this fact as a general stoner stereotype when in fact there are substances in marijuana that actually do enhance the creative process, giving a more solid backing to the creative stoner. Pot, after all, isn’t just about getting high. This plant can really help us to find new ideas and accept alternate possibilities to what we [...]

Share Your Jack Herer Story

 Posted by at 3:59 PM on March 23, 2014  Opinion
Mar 232014
 March 23, 2014
Share Your Jack Herer Story

Jack Herer is a legend in the marijuana world. The strain that is named after him is one of the best strains of all time. Legalization initiatives are named in Jack Herer’s honor. If you haven’t picked up a copy of his book ‘The Emperor Wears No Clothes‘, chances are you have been living under a rock for a long, long time. I remember when I first met Jack Herer at a marijuana festival in my home state of Oregon. I bought a pipe from his booth, and he instructed [...]

Do You Name Your Marijuana Smoking Device?

 Posted by at 6:39 AM on March 21, 2014  Opinion
Mar 212014
 March 21, 2014
Do You Name Your Marijuana Smoking Device?

Stoners take a lot of pride in their glass collections, going to great lengths to keep their pieces shining, sparkling, and ready to hit. Not only is keeping them clean extremely important but some stoners believe that pieces should always have names. Sometimes, the names are funny and other times, they’re just a reflection of their owner’s interests. Why do some stoners believe that this process is vital to their smoking experience? When a piece is named, there are some stoners that believe the chances of it breaking go down. [...]