Jul 312014
 July 31, 2014
Cuomo Highlights Urgency For Implementation Of New York Medical Marijuana Program

Yesterday, Governor Cuomo called for swift implementation of New York’s recently passed medical marijuana law. Since the medical marijuana bill was signed into law on July 7, three children who suffered from severe seizure disorders have already passed. These deaths have made even clearer what we already knew – the eighteen month or longer timeline for implementing New York’s medical marijuana law is simply too long for some patients who face life-threatening or terminal illnesses. The Governor’s letter follows Monday’s meeting between the Governor’s office, the Department of Health, patients, and advocates [...]

Jul 302014
 July 30, 2014
Black Widow Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Black Widow Cannabis Strain Review And Pics I have heard the Black Widow marijuana strain referred to as the evil sister to the White Widow marijuana strain. Just as is the case with the White Widow marijuana strain, the Black Widow marijuana strain has a very high THC concentration (up to 28%), and will put you on the couch for long periods of time if you consume too much. Of course, if that’s the desired effect, then by all means consume as much Black Widow as you want. The Black Widow [...]

Jul 302014
 July 30, 2014
How To Grow The OG Kush Marijuana Strain Indoors

OG Kush General It’s common to hear the term “Kush” in a conversation about weed. In its base form, Kush is a pure indica strain, but OG Kush is much more of a hybrid than pure-breed. OG Kush marijuana seeds are capable of producing high-quality gardens with high-quality bud. They also have plenty of uses in the medicinal world. OG Kush Smoking Effects When we think of Kush, it’s common to think of a harsh smoke that really deadens the senses. This is because Kush is a pure indica strain. OG [...]

Jul 302014
 July 30, 2014
New York Times To Drug Test Employees Despite Supporting Marijuana Legalization

The media world was rocked this weekend when the New York Times Editorial Board came out in support of marijuana legalization. The New York Times is in the midst of releasing a six part series dedicated to marijuana legalization. The endorsement was welcomed by marijuana activists around the world, and got the attention of just about every media outlet on the planet by the end of the weekend. While the endorsement is very much appreciated, I still find it troubling that the New York Times plans to continue to drug [...]

Jul 302014
 July 30, 2014
Senators Press Obama Administration On Marijuana Policies

The Obama Administration has been very disappointing in regards to marijuana policy, to say the least. Going into his first term, marijuana reformers were hopeful that Obama would make much needed changes to federal marijuana policy. Sadly, all he has done is issue vague orders that are immediately backed up by more enforcement and raids. Even after The New York Times endorsed marijuana legalization over the weekend, the Obama Administration doubled down on marijuana prohibition by issuing a statement saying that nothing would change. Obama’s policies have prompted Senators from [...]

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 [...]