Jul 272014
 July 27, 2014
Military Veterans Rally For Terminated Marijuana Researcher

Dr. Sue Sisley was a researcher at the University of Arizona. Dr. Sisley was supposed to be leading a research project to study marijuana’s effects on PTSD. Dr. Sisley was instead terminated by the University, and given no explanation. Dr. Sisley and medical marijuana supporters feel that she was terminated for political reasons after Arizona lawmakers expressed their opposition to the research. Without the University providing an explanation, the reasoning behind the termination is left to interpretation. Military veterans recently rallied for Dr. Sisley. The military veterans want this research [...]

Jul 272014
 July 27, 2014
Washington Marijuana Store Closes To Protest Price Gouging By Growers

Legal marijuana sales started in Washington on July 7th. Supply shortages resulted in high prices and long lines. A marijuana store in Vancouver, Main Street Marijuana, closed temporarily this week. The closure is not due to supply shortages, which has temporarily closed at least one other marijuana store in Washington. Main Street Marijuana temporarily closed it’s doors due to poor product quality and price gouging by licensed marijuana growers in Washington. Per The Columbian: When the Main Street Marijuana manager saw what came in a shipment of material from a [...]

Jul 272014
 July 27, 2014
Did Snoop Dogg Smoke Weed At The White House?

I have been a big fan of Snoop Dogg ever since I heard the song ‘Deep Cover’ with him and Dr. Dre, which they made for the soundtrack of the movie with the same name. By the time he was featured on Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ I was already obsessed with him, and when ‘Doggystyle’ hit stores when I was in middle school, he had already solidified himself as one my favorite music artists of all time. I have been to Snoop Dogg concerts multiple times, and one of my [...]

Jul 272014
 July 27, 2014
Northern Wreck Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Northern Wreck Cannabis Strain Review And Pics The Train Wreck marijuana strain has always been one of my favorites, along with the Northern Lights marijuana strain. Those two strains are easily two of the best, most well known marijuana strains on the planet. That’s why I was particularly excited when I got my hands on a cross between the two – Northern Wreck. Northern Wreck is an indica-dominant hybrid with an intense high. I used to grow Train Wreck a lot back in the day, and it was a stellar producer, [...]

Jul 272014
 July 27, 2014
Cannabis Consumers Union Launches In Colorado To Protect Consumers

The Cannabis Consumers Union announces its official launch this week in Denver, Colorado. The nonprofit is educating the community by offering its members half off consumer safety certification courses at Clover Leaf University. Denver, CO – The Cannabis Consumers Union is launching a cannabis consumer’s watchdog group working exclusively for consumer rights. Unlike other organizations that historically have worked towards legalization, the Cannabis Consumers Union is established by consumers, exclusively for consumers. This includes fostering relations with local, national, and international businesses who share the same philosophies of ethical business [...]

Jul 272014
 July 27, 2014
Colorado's Legal Marijuana Industry Opens Up To More Applicants

For the first six months of legal recreational cannabis sales in Colorado, only current medical cannabis dispensary owners could own and operate a recreational cannabis store. That policy changed recently to allow non-dispensary owners to apply for a cannabis business license. There was also a provision in place that required store owners to grow their own cannabis. That policy also changed to allow people to specialize in just retail, or just cultivation. The new businesses are expected to open in October. This will no doubt lead to hundreds more businesses [...]

Jul 262014
 July 26, 2014
The New York Times Endorses Marijuana Legalization

The Editorial Board of The New York Times has endorsed national marijuana legalization. The media outlet, which was created in 1851, has won 112 Pulitzer Prizes, and is the largest metropolitan newspaper in the country. The Editorial Board had the following to say in a recent article: The social costs of the marijuana laws are vast. There were 658,000 arrests for marijuana possession in 2012, according to F.B.I. figures, compared with 256,000 for cocaine, heroin and their derivatives. Even worse, the result is racist, falling disproportionately on young black men, ruining their [...]

Jul 262014
 July 26, 2014
Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Marijuana Legalization In Washington D.C.

A campaign to legalize cannabis in Washington D.C. turned in over 57,000 signatures to get their initiative on the 2014 ballot. Less than half of those signatures need to be valid in order to gain ballot approval. Unless something tremendously unexpected happens, Washington D.C. residents will likely get a chance to vote on cannabis legalization on Election Day. If that happens, according to a poll released by the Washington Post, the initiative has a great chance of passing. The poll found that 63% of participants supported legalizing cannabis in Washington [...]

Jul 262014
 July 26, 2014
Should You Give Your Marijuana Plants Hard Or Soft Water?

First, inspect the water for any dissolved solids. An adequate amount should be between 100 and 150 parts per million (ppm). Water that is low in dissolved solids (soft water) should be readjusted up to 150 ppm using Cal-Mag solution. Water that is too high (over 250 ppm of dissolved solids), should be filtered with ionic or reverse osmosis filters. Hard water restricts a balanced nutrient uptake. You can mix filtered and unfiltered water to create a water mixture that’s suitable for plants. A test of the water supply in [...]

Jul 262014
 July 26, 2014
Most Canadians Want Marijuana Law Reform According To Poll

Canada’s Department of Justice conducted a poll to gauge how much support there is in Canada for marijuana reform. The poll was kept secret for months until the media outlet The Star was able to obtain a copy of the results. What did the poll find? Per The Star:  The poll, kept secret by the Conservatives for months, found 70 per cent of respondents believe pot laws should be loosened. Of the 3,000 respondents, 37.3 per cent said the government should legalize marijuana, while 33.4 per cent said the possession of [...]