Jul 302014
 July 30, 2014
Arizona Court Of Appeals - Medical Marijuana Use On Probation OK

A person on probation can use medical marijuana according to the Arizona Court of Appeals. The Court reasoned that a judge can prohibit marijuana consumption in general in the terms of probation for an individual. However, when the person on probation is a medical marijuana patient, the judge’s authority is superseded by Arizona’s medical marijuana law which exempts use of medical marijuana from criminal laws. Per The Republic: A new court ruling says Arizona judges can’t order people on probation to not use medical marijuana. A split ruling issued Friday [...]

Jul 302014
 July 30, 2014
Marijuana Breathalyzer Is A Gimic At Best

Last month I posted an article about a former law enforcement member in Canada that claimed to invent a marijuana breathalyzer. As valued contributor to The Weed Blog Radical Russ put it, the device is built on junk science. It appears that the company that makes the device is moving forward with production. Per Baystreet: West Point, plans to capitalize on the greenrush from a novel perspective, while avoiding the shoulder-to-shoulder at Health Canada’s application desk. On June 16, 2014, West Point finalized an agreement with Cannabix Breathalyzer Inc. to [...]

Jul 302014
 July 30, 2014
First 10 Days Of Marijuana Sales In Washington Generate Over $300K In Excise Taxes

Put your thinking cap on. Try to think of a state that has enough tax revenue coming in, and doesn’t need more revenue. This of course is a rhetorical question. Every state in the nation could use more tax revenue, and in the case of some states, they desperately need every penny they can get. Roads are falling apart, bridges are in danger of collapsing, schools are underfunded, and the list goes on and on. Now, consider the fact that the State of Washington generated $148,256 in excise taxes from legal [...]

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
Excited To See Earl Blumenauer At The International Cannabis Business Conference

With The New York Times now on board and polling showing that legalization is likely in my home state of Oregon (but it isn’t a done deal, so please donate to the cause), 2014 is turning out to be a monumental, landmark year for the cannabis law reform movement. The electoral victories in Washington State and Colorado in 2012 certainly set the stage for 2014, but the New Approach Oregon measure, along with legalization on the ballot in Alaska and Washington, D.C. (most likely), 2014 is proving to be a worthy successor. After landmark events, I often think [...]

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
How To Recognize Sulfur Deficienies In Marijuana Plants

Sulfur deficiencies are rather uncommon. They show up initially by yellowing the younger leaves (occasionally the leaves turn red or orange). Growth becomes slow as the leaves start to narrow and become brittle. The leaves are also small by comparison and they look mutated. During flowering, buds may die and the overall growth of the plant is limited. Veins may turn yellow and necrotic areas may appear at the leaf’s base in severe cases. Woody, thin stems will get longer but not wider. A surplus of sulfur will mitigate the [...]

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
Which States Will Legalize Marijuana In 2016?

Colorado and Washington State legalized marijuana in 2012. If all goes well, Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C. will also legalize marijuana in 2014. Assuming that happens, which states will legalize marijuana during the 2016 Election? Many states are already ramping up efforts for 2016, and there’s a chance that some states might even legalize between now and 2016 via their legislatures. Below are the states that I feel have a great shot at 2016. If your state is not on the list, but you feel that it should be, feel [...]

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
United States Representative Announces Federal CBD-Only Bill

This year has largely been the ‘year of CBD’ across America. States that once had no prayer of legalizing medical marijuana have now passed CBD-only legislation. In my opinion, CBD-only legislation is not real medical marijuana. However, if it helps even one person, I’ll still support it while continuing to advocate for more expansive medical marijuana programs. Today U.S. Representative Scott Perry from Pennsylvania announced his plans to introduce CBD-only legislation at the federal level. Per Penn Live: The conservative York County Republican made the announcement Monday morning at a [...]

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
BBC Highlights Missouri Man Serving Life In Prison For Marijuana

Marijuana is safer than alcohol. Marijuana is safer than tobacco. Marijuana is safer than pharmaceutical drugs. Those are three facts that are backed up by a mountain of scientific evidence. However, all three of the previously named substances are completely legal in the United States, while recreational marijuana is prohibited in 48 states. Even in the two states that it’s legal, anything over one ounce for recreational purposes is still prohibited. In the case of Jeff Mizanskey in Missouri, marijuana is prohibited to such an extent that Mr. Mizanskey is [...]

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
Majority Support For Medical Marijuana In Australia

A new poll is out in Australia which shows that an overwhelming majority of Australians support medical marijuana. Per The Standard: Almost two-thirds of Australians support the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal purposes, according to a new poll which coincides with a renewed push to relax the laws. A ReachTel survey of more than 3400 Australians shows that the majority back medicinal marijuana, with support highest among 51 to 65-year-olds. The survey was released the same week that NSW Premier Mike Baird indicated that he supports medical marijuana. To be [...]

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014
How Much Money Will Medical Marijuana In Florida Generate?

Florida voters will get the chance to legalize medical marijuana this November during the 2014 Election. Amendment 2 has already been approved for the ballot. In order for it to pass, Amendment 2 will require at least 60% approval because it’s a constitutional amendment. The battle to legalize medical marijuana in Florida has been fierce, with both sides raising millions of dollars to use for their campaigns. The medical marijuana industry in Florida would no doubt generate a lot of revenue, but how much revenue? According to Marijuana Investor News: According [...]