Apr 152014
 
New Hampshire Poll Shows Growing Support For Marijuana Legalization

The annual WMUR Granite State Poll released Wednesday by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center shows a growing majority of New Hampshire adults support making marijuana legal and regulating it like alcohol. The survey found 55% percent support making possession of small amounts of marijuana legal in New Hampshire — up from 53% in 2013 — and 67% approve of marijuana being sold in licensed retail outlets and taxed at levels similar to alcohol if marijuana possession becomes legal. The poll also found that three out of five New Hampshire adults [...]

Apr 152014
 
Maryland: Governor Signs Marijuana Reform Measures Into Law

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Democrat Gov. Martin O’Malley signed two separate pieces of legislation reforming the state’s marijuana laws. Senate Bill 364 amends existing penalties for marijuana possession offenses involving ten grams or less from a criminal misdemeanor (presently punishable by arrest, up to 90 days in jail, a $500 fine, and a criminal record) to a non-arrestable, non-criminal fine-only offense ($100 fine for first-time offenders, $250 for second-time offenders). The new depenalization law takes effect on October 1, 2014. House Bill 881 seeks to provide for the state-licensed production [...]

Apr 142014
 
Maryland To Be 21st Medical Marijuana State

Maryland is set to become the 21st state in America to authorize a medical marijuana program that distributes cannabis to patients. The new law creates a greater responsibility for physicians and less restrictions on the patients and caregivers who handle marijuana. House Bill 881 was introduced Feb. 5th and was signed into law by Governor Martin OMalley on April 14. The program officially begins on July 1. HB 881 is an expansion of a previously-passed bill, HB 1101 of 2013, that authorized medical marijuana research in hospitals. That program failed [...]

Apr 142014
 
How To Roll A Cone Marijuana Joint (Video)

To get a bunch of people high, you’re going to need more than the average joint. So today, HIGH TIMES senior cultivation editor Danny Danko is demonstrating how to roll a cone. To get started, you’ll need Raw Classic King Slims, filter tips, a grinder and some bud. You’ll need a bit more pot than you’d use for a normal joint. Instead of evenly distributing your pot, leave more bud toward the end of the paper opposite the filter. Use your thumbs and forefingers to twist the cone like a [...]

Apr 142014
 
How To Protect Your Outdoor Marijuana Plants From Mammals And Rodents

By Robert Bergman For pests that walk, run, or burrow, more extreme physical measures might need to be taken. Until the marijuana plant develops a hard stem, all manner of rodents, rabbits, and possibly even raccoons may decide to snack on your marijuana plants. Mannabis growers experience problems with rabbits, hares or wombats and wallabies for Australian growers. Wombats are small and tend to burrow underground and eat at the roots, whereas rabbits and wallabies will trample and eat the plants, as they do most leafy things they encounter. Placing a hard object [...]

Apr 142014
 
D.C. Bill Lets Doctors Decide Medical Marijuana Patient Needs

On Tuesday, Yvette Alexander, District of Columbia Council member for Ward 7, introduced the Medical Marijuana Expansion Amendment Act of 2014. The bill would amend the previous qualifying conditions list restricting D.C. patients’ access to medical marijuana. Currently, a doctor can only recommend medical marijuana for four conditions (HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, cancer, and multiple sclerosis). Marijuana has been found to help treat a wide variety of conditions beyond those that qualify a patient for the D.C. program.  Alexander’s bill would strike out the qualifying conditions list altogether and permit the physician [...]

Apr 142014
 
Kentucky Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Extract Bill Into Law

Courtesy of The Joint Blog Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed Senate Bill 124 into law, legalizing cannabidiol (a non-psychoactive cannabis compound) for medical purposes. Under the new law, which was approved unanimously by the Kentuck’ys House and Senate, universities in the state with a school of medicine will be authorized to produce and distribute the cannabis extract cannabidiol to qualified patients who receive a recommendation from one of the university’s physicians. The measure would also allow anyone enrolled in an FDA trial (two such trials were approved by the FDA last year) to be legally treated with cannabis oil. With [...]

Apr 132014
 
What Is The Ideal Temperature For Growing Marijuana Plants?

By Robert Bergman Marijuana grown indoors functions better at moderate temperatures between 70 and 75*F (21-23*C) during the light period and a drop of no more than 15*F (9*C) to 60*F (15*C) during the dark period. CO2-enriched plants will produce more at a marginally higher temperature of just under 80*F (27*C). If the temperature drops below 60*F (15*C) during the dark period, plants will grow more slowly and yields will not be as abundant. This won’t be readily apparent if you aren’t particularly familiar with the garden’s normal output. A [...]

Apr 132014
 
Taxing Marijuana In Rhode Island Could Generate Tens Of Millions In Taxes

A report released yesterday by Rhode Island-based OpenDoors estimates that passage of the Marijuana Regulation, Control, and Taxation Act will generate between $21.5 to $82 million in annual tax revenue. Although it would not completely solve Rhode Island’s budget woes, revenue from legal sales of marijuana to adults could help ease the financial burdens the state is facing. Every day across Rhode Island, otherwise law-abiding men and women purchase and consume marijuana illegally. Proceeds from these sales go untaxed and only serve to enrich criminal actors. Bringing adult marijuana sales [...]

Apr 132014
 
XXX OG Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

XXX OG Cannabis Strain Review And Pics XXX OG is a heavy indica marijuana strain with dense green buds and a skunky aroma. XXX OG comes with the typical indica effects, and is best for nighttime use. XXX OG took first place at the 2014 High Times Medical Cannabis Cup. The XXX OG marijuana strain is also good when you can’t sleep, it helps with nausea, and helps deal with aches and pains. If you are looking to get stuff done around the house, this strain might not be the [...]