Aug 212016
 August 21, 2016
Getting the Most of Your Terps

What are terpenes? Terpenes are naturally occurring volatile compounds responsible for much of the flavors and aromas within plants. Ever pop open a fresh bag only to be hit in the face with a lemony or pine-forward scent? Those aromas are a result of different combinations of terpenes. But terps affect more than just the aroma and flavor of your pickup— they have a direct effect on your experience. For example, the terpene Myrcene possesses an earthy aroma and is naturally found in thyme and hops. While Myrcene is responsible for the relaxing “couchlock” effects experienced when smoking, it also

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Aug 212016
 August 21, 2016
Former GOP Congressman State Finance Director Tom Campbell Endorses Prop 64

SACRAMENTO, CA—Today, Tom Campbell, the respected former Republican Congressman and legislator, former Director of the California Department of Finance under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and current law school professor at Chapman University in Orange County, officially endorsed Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, which will be on the statewide ballot in November. “Proposition 64 is a smarter, safer and more fiscally sound approach to adult-use marijuana than what our state is presently doing,” said Campbell. “It will save law enforcement and state taxpayers tens of millions of dollars in reduced enforcement costs that can and should be dedicated to

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Aug 202016
 August 20, 2016
Don Koshmider's Court Victory Against Prosecutor Mike Rola Indicative of Other Cases in Michigan

by Rick Thompson CADILLAC- All charges against Don Koshmider were dismissed. That’s the short version of the story. The long version involves raids, prosecutors, politically-charged motives and actions by law enforcement that are not supported by the communities they claim to protect. “I feel fantastic!” Don told me, in an exclusive TCC interview. “As Don’s attorney I can say we were prepared at the preliminary exam to present a defense to the charges,” said criminal defense attorney Josh Covert, who represented Koshmider in court. “The prosecution was not prepared to hold the hearing and really had no choice but to

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Aug 202016
 August 20, 2016
Judge Rules Against Opponents of Arizona Marijuana Initiative

PHOENIX — On Friday, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by opponents of Proposition 205 who want to keep the measure off the November ballot. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which is supporting Proposition 205, is calling on Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, who were plaintiffs in the lawsuit, to accept the court’s ruling and focus on fighting serious crimes instead of citizen initiatives. “We are pleased with the court’s ruling and that Arizona voters will be able to exercise their right to vote on Proposition 205,” said

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Aug 202016
 August 20, 2016
Arkansas is Likely to Have Competing Medical Cannabis Measures On Ballot This Fall

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Arkansans strongly favor medical cannabis and this year it looks like they’ll get a choice about the kind of medical cannabis program they want to establish in 2017. Today Arkansans United for Medical Marijuana turned in additional signatures which will likely secure their initiative—The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment (AMMA)—a spot on the upcoming November ballot—right next to The Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act (AMCA), which has been certified for the state ballot since July. Both initiatives agree that cannabis is safe and effective medicine, but they differ on how to structure the program. The patient-centric AMCA focuses

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Aug 192016
 August 19, 2016
Portland Dispensary Blazin to Host A Free Luau On Saturday

Stepping out of the woodworks, a Northeast Portland dispensary, Blazin is hosting a Free to attend Hawaiian Luau at their place of business this weekend for those who are looking for something to occupy their time. Centered around having a great time on a sunny summer day with a relaxing Hawaiian theme and delicious Hawaiian foods, DJ Aaron Dole will be spinning Island music and Reggae tunes throughout the day to add positivity to the event. Portland Local rock band, Tuesday’s Project will be performing during the evening as well as Portland native blues musician, Rich McCloud. Guest speakers will

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Aug 192016
 August 19, 2016
North Dakota's Medical Marijuana Measure Certified For November Ballot

Bismarck, ND: Voters will decide this November on a statewide ballot measure to regulate the use and dispensing of cannabis for therapeutic purposes. The Secretary of State’s office has confirmed that initiative proponents,North Dakota Compassionate Care, submitted a sufficient number of signatures from registered voters to qualify the measure for the November ballot. The act permits patients with an eligible debilitating condition to possess and obtain marijuana (up to three ounces) and marijuana-specific preparations under a doctor’s written certification. The measure also establishes a statewide regulatory system for the creation of licensed ‘compassionate care centers.’ Patients (or their caregivers) who

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Aug 192016
 August 19, 2016
Bud Summit To Benefit Veterans and Student Policy Group

WASHINGTON – The organizers of the Business, Understanding, Development Summit (BUD Summit) announced today it would donate a portion of the proceeds from its event to the Weed for Warriors Project and Students for Sensible Drug Policy. “From the start, the BUD Summit has set the goal of sharing revenue with organizations that represent the core values that promote smart, safe and scientific drug policies,” said attorney Brandon Wyatt, project manager for the BUD Summit and national policy spokesman for the Weed for Warriors Project. “We are very pleased to share proceeds with Weed for Warriors Project and Students for

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The Olympics Has Come to Accept Marijuana

 Posted by on August 19, 2016  Sports
Aug 192016
 August 19, 2016
The Olympics Has Come to Accept Marijuana

Written by Kelly Vo for Dope Magazine Olympic Athletes Not Disqualified for Marijuana Use While you won’t see an Olympic athlete take a toke during the competition, it’s not completely out of the question. Since 2013, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has loosened its rules against cannabis use for athletes. The intent is no longer to stop athletes from smoking in the days and weeks leading up to competition, but to prevent cannabis use on the day of competition. That’s a big change from the 1998 Winter Games when Ross Rebagliati won an Olympic gold for snowboarding. After his win,

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