Apr 222014
 
What Are The Best PH And EC Levels For Marijuana Plants?

By Robert Bergman All living things on earth need water (H2O) to survive. Plants (just like humans) require water and are made up of about 2/3 water. It’s important to have a good understanding of the type of water that your plants receive in the same way that it’s important to know how different foods have different effects on our own bodies. Water content is always different, so we’ve provided a few guidelines to understand how it’s used. The pH scale essentially measures the acidity and alkalinity levels in water. [...]

Apr 222014
 
Minnesota: Blacks Six Times More Likely Than Whites To Be Arrested For Marijuana

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director African Americans are arrested for marijuana possession offenses in Minnesota at a rate that is more than six-times higher than that of Caucasians, according to an analysis of 2011 FBI arrest data released today by the nonpartisan think-tank Minnesota 2020 and commissioned in part by Minnesota NORML. Although African Americans comprise less than six percent of the state’s population, they represented over 27 percent of those persons arrested for violating marijuana possession laws in 2011. By comparison, whites comprise some 87 percent of the state’s population and constituted 69 [...]

Apr 222014
 
Obama Plans Clemency For People Sentenced For Drug Law Violations

A White House official told Yahoo that President Obama is prepared to use his pardon power to grant clemency to “hundreds, perhaps thousands” of people who have been jailed for nonviolent drug crimes. The report said that the administration is making moves that will help it handle the increase in petitions that Mr. Obama is planning to sign off on before he leaves office. Last Tuesday, White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler said Obama has directed the Justice Department to improve its clemency recommendation process and recruit more applications from people behind bars for drug [...]

Apr 222014
 
Commercial Canadian Grower Issues First Ever Medical Marijuana Recall

Greenleaf Medicinals of British Columbia, is voluntarily recalling one batch (Purple Kush, Batch PK-10-20-13) of marijuana for medical purposes. The recall is due to issues with the company’s production practices which were identified during an inspection by Health Canada and may impact the product. Greenleaf Medicinals is instructing clients to immediately discontinue use of any marijuana from this shipment which they may still have remaining in their possession. The company has also informed Health Canada that they are presently working with other licensed producers to find a supply of marijuana [...]

Apr 222014
 
15th Annual Global Cannabis March In Portland Oregon On May 3rd

Thousands Expected to Rally to End Marijuana Prohibition Join us on Saturday, May 3, 2014, as nearly three hundred cities worldwide, including Portland, will participate in the fifteenth annual Global Cannabis March. Portland participants will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square to march at high noon through downtown Portland, accompanied by a police escort. Oregon NORML, KBOO Community Radio and Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) are sponsors of this event. The keynote speaker for the event will be our own Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer, (District 3). He [...]

Apr 222014
 
Come Support Safe Access To Medical Marijuana In Clackamas County

By Lindsey Rinehart As a patient that relies on cannabis as medicine to keep Multiple Sclerosis at bay, I am increasingly frustrated by certain officials within the state of Oregon that keep trying to take away safe access to that medication.  There are now moratoriums all over the state of Oregon, by county and city, and some are still in the process of making their own moratorium.  We need to be very vocal to keep safe access from being denied. Safe access points allow  me, and the 55,000+ other Oregon [...]

Apr 212014
 
Can You Get A 'Hangover' From Consuming Too Much Cannabis?

Examining The Myth Of The Marijuana Hangover I recently wrote an article about using marijuana to help cure an alcohol hangover. While I was looking at stuff online about that topic, I constantly ran into articles dealing with a hangover from marijuana. I personally don’t think I’ve ever had a marijuana hangover, but I have consumed so much marijuana in a night that I was still very high when I woke up the next morning. I’m wondering if maybe that’s what people are experiencing and calling it a hangover. When [...]

Apr 212014
 
Blackwater OG Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Blackwater OG Cannabis Strain Review And Pics I was introduced to a new strain yesterday. Well, a new strain to me. Many of you have probably already been lucky enough to get your hands on the Blackwater OG marijuana strain. The Blackwater OG marijuana strain is an indica dominant strain which is a result of crossbreeding Mendo Purps with SFV OG Kush. If you love purple marijuana strains, you will love the Blackwater OG strain. Blackwater OG is good for pain, increasing your appetite, and helping you sleep at night. This [...]

Apr 212014
 
How To Foliar Feed Your Marijuana Plants

By Robert Bergman Foliar feeding can be incredibly beneficial for your marijuana plants. Although this tends to go against popular perception, marijuana plants require regular spraying and/or misting. Plants can and will absorb nutrients from their leaves with a nutrient solution mixture. Foliar feeding provides a rapid boost to your marijuana plants, ultimately producing larger, better, and more bud-filled harvests. That being said, foliar spraying cannot replace a standard root feeding regimen. Instead, it provides a quick way to get supplementary nutrients to your plants. Foliar feeding essentially means that [...]

Apr 212014
 
NORML Responds To Latest Media Frenzy Over Pot And 'Brain Damage' Fears

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The mainstream media launched into a reefer mad frenzy this week after researchers from Harvard University in Boston and Northwestern University in Chicago published the results of a neuroimaging study assessing the brains of a small cohort of regular marijuana smokers and non-users. The brain scans identified various differences between the two groups in three aspects of brain morphometry: gray matter density, volume, and shape. These differences triggered dozens of high-profile media outlets to lose their collective minds. Here’s a sampling: CNN: Casual marijuana use may [...]