Aug 272014
 August 27, 2014
Oregon Sheriffs Make A Large Donation To Anti-Marijuana Summit

Law enforcement is supposed to be impartial when enforcing Oregon laws. They are not supposed to carry out their own agendas or infuse their own political beliefs into their jobs. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, especially when it comes to marijuana. In my home state of Oregon, the Oregon Sheriffs’ Association seems to always lead the charge when it comes to anti-marijuana politics. There was supposed to be an anti-marijuana summit in Madras, Oregon, but after it became known that taxpayer dollars were going to fund the politically motivated [...]

Aug 272014
 August 27, 2014
Does Marijuana Lower The Risk Of Domestic Violence?

A fact that I use often when debating someone about marijuana reform is that alcohol increases violent behavior, while marijuana does not. I have heard multiple retired cops point out that they have gone to many scenes where violence was fueled by alcohol, but have never reported to a scene where someone smoked marijuana and all of a sudden became violent. Everyone that I know that consumes marijuana is much more relaxed afterwards, whereas even the most docile person can get ramped up when they have had too much to [...]

Aug 272014
 August 27, 2014
Federal Government To Grow 30 Times More Marijuana

The federal government has been growing marijuana for multiple decades at the University of Mississippi. The marijuana is grown ‘for research’ and to supply four federal medical marijuana patients. The federal government also owns several patents for marijuana. The sad irony of course being that the federal government prohibits all forms of marijuana outside of their monopoly, and actively enforces marijuana prohibition, even in states that have legalized it in various forms. Recently the federal government decided to ramp up production of marijuana at the University of Mississippi. And they [...]

Aug 272014
 August 27, 2014
City Club Of Portland Endorses Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative

The City Club of Portland has issued endorsements for Oregon ballot measures. One of the measures they are endorsing is Measure 91 which would legalize marijuana in Oregon for people 21 and older. The City Club of Portland is very influential, and this is a huge endorsement. Combined with the endorsements that the initiative has already received, including from the Oregonian, momentum continues to build for a victory on Election Day 2014. Below is the press release issued by the City Club of Portland: The City Club of Portland today [...]

Aug 272014
 August 27, 2014
Medical Marijuana Protest Planned For South Dakota State Fair

South Dakota is not a populous state, and is not considered to be a leader when it comes to marijuana reform. However, that doesn’t mean that South Dakota’s marijuana laws don’t need fixing, and it certainly doesn’t mean that there aren’t hardworking activists in the state. In fact, activists there are working very hard to spread awareness and acheive reform. They are planning a protest at the upcoming South Dakota State Fair. Per Black Hills FOX: Supporters of medical marijuana and industrial hemp are planning on staging a protest Friday [...]

Aug 272014
 August 27, 2014
Marijuana Activist Marc Emery Is A Man On A Mission

By Phillip Smith Canada’s “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery has finally returned to Canada after spending just over 4 ½ years in US federal prison for selling marijuana seeds over the Internet. From his base in Vancouver, BC, Emery parlayed his pot seed profits into a pro-marijuana legalization political juggernaut. Not only did the gregarious former libertarian bookseller relentlessly hassle Canadian and American drug warriors — including the dour then-drug czar, John Walters — he published Cannabis Culture magazine, created the BC Marijuana Party and helped turn parts of downtown Vancouver’s Hasting [...]

Aug 272014
 August 27, 2014
Republicans, Marijuana, And The Bump

Politics makes strange bedfellows, and in the 2014 election cycle the Republican Party has crawled under the covers with the medical marijuana community. It seems to be working- but not for everyone, and not unconditionally. Candidates are always looking for The Bump, that rise in polling numbers or spike in votes gained by hammering away at the current hot button topic. Citizens have a sweet spot and, and like Tiger Woods using a titanium driver on a dimpled white sphere, politicians are looking to drive their acceptance down the fairway [...]

Aug 262014
 August 26, 2014
International Cannabis Business Conference's Early Bird Tickets End Soon!

Get your International Cannabis Business Conference early bird tickets now before prices go up. I have covered many marijuana business conferences during my time at the Weed Blog and I can safely say that THIS conference is THE business conference to attend. The list of speakers will help any ganjapreneur succeed and give you the information you need if you are thinking of entering the cannabis industry. Even if you aren’t in the industry, this event will be entertaining and engaging. While I am admittedly proud of my home state, I am [...]

Aug 262014
 August 26, 2014
Myth: People Aren't Arrested For Marijuana Use In Oregon

Kevin Sabet once told me on Twitter that marijuana decriminalization should be enough, and that there is no need for further reform in Oregon. After explaining to him that I was charged with marijuana possession under Oregon’s decriminalization law before, and that it resulted in a hefty fine and the temporary loss of my license, he quit responding to me. That’s because deep down Kevin Sabet knows that decriminalization isn’t enough. Oregon has liberal marijuana laws compared to some states, but it’s far from an ideal situation. Another thing Kevin [...]

Aug 262014
 August 26, 2014
Are Fixed Fertilizers Suitable For Hydroponic Marijuana Growers?

It’s entirely up to you to decide which nutrition the marijuana plant gets via the feeding solution. Rock wool alone is useless for the plant. Rock wool is in fact an inert growing medium, which means that it doesn’t contain any nutrition and that has a low buffering effect. This also means that rock wool can be quite unforgivable if you make mistakes when making your feeding water. When growing out in the open, the soil and the age of it determine which elements can be included. Furthermore, soil has [...]