Aug 182014
 August 18, 2014
Why And How To Rinse Your Marijuana Growing Mediums

Rinsing your rockwool slabs With only the over drain you won’t keep the EC and pH of the root system on a constant level. That’s why you’ll need to help the root environment a little bit. You do this by rinsing the slabs regularly. By rising the slabs, also the excess waste salts and waste acids of the slabs are rinsed out, so the roots can continue to do their work. The lower the pH in the slab, the more difficult it becomes for the roots. In the beginning, when [...]

Aug 182014
 August 18, 2014
Oregon Medical Marijuana Dispensary Inspections Begin

The Oregon medical marijuana industry has been very entertaining to watch. Oregon started its medical marijuana program in 1998. Medical marijuana dispensaries and delivery services started in the 2000′s, and were few and far between. Near the end of the 2000′s, dispensaries started popping up all over the place, even though they were technically against the law. The dispensaries called themselves clubs or collectives, and relied upon hazy-at-best areas of the medical marijuana law to operate. That all changed recently when the Oregon Legislature finally passed a bill regulating medical [...]

Aug 182014
 August 18, 2014
Arkansas Medical Marijuana Initiative Certified For 2016 Election

Arkansas voted on medical marijuana during the 2012 Election. While the initiative didn’t pass, it laid the groundwork for future efforts, and started a very worthwhile discussion. 2014 efforts didn’t get on the ballot, but I think that 2016 is actually a better year for Arkansas. Getting medical marijuana approved at the ballot box in Arkansas is not going to be easy, but 2016 will hopefully see Arkansas join the list of other states that have passed medical marijuana initiatives. The 2016 efforts are already ramping up, and have already [...]

Aug 182014
 August 18, 2014
First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Gets Contract In Delaware

Safe access to medical marijuana is vital to a successful medical marijuana program. Without safe access points, patients are forced to either grow medical marijuana themselves or acquire it on the black market. Not everyone has the skills or means to grow their own medical marijuana, so without safe access or the ability to home cultivate, patient’s only other option is to buy marijuana on the street, which poses many issues. The black market does not test its marijuana, so the patient has almost no way of knowing what they [...]

Aug 182014
 August 18, 2014
Jeb Bush - Medical Marijuana Is A State's Rights Issue

Jeb Bush does not support medical marijuana, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. But what is surprising is that Jeb Bush seems to think that states, and not the federal government, should decide medical marijuana laws. The state’s rights stance falls in line with conservative views, but usually doesn’t seem to be applied to marijuana. Most Republicans believe in state’s rights on most things, but seem to single out marijuana. Per the Miami Herald: Former Gov. Jeb Bush opposes Florida’s medical-marijuana initiative, but the potential GOP presidential candidate said he’s not sure [...]

Aug 172014
 August 17, 2014
Follow The 2014 Marijuana Reform Campaigns On Social Media

2014 is an exciting year for marijuana reform, especially considering it’s a midterm election. Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C. are going to be voting on marijuana legalization on Election Day 2014. Oregon voters saw marijuana legalization on the 2012 ballot as well. The initiative was defeated for various reasons, all of which have been improved upon in the 2014 initiative. Florida voters will be voting on medical marijuana legalization. There are also a number of local elections that involve marijuana reform. One way that you can keep up to date [...]

Aug 172014
 August 17, 2014
Portland City Club Committee Backs Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative

I grew up less than an hour away from Portland, Oregon. It’s the largest city in Oregon by far, and is a fun place to visit. There are too many hipsters there for my liking, but other than that, it’s a fantastic city. When it comes to marijuana, Portland, Oregon might be the most underrated city in America. The marijuana there is second to none based off of my experiences, and I’ve smoked a lot of marijuana from a lot of places in my day. Oregon voters are going to [...]

Aug 172014
 August 17, 2014
Barcelona Closes One Third Of Its Cannabis Clubs

I have had many friends visit Barcelona, Spain, and they always comment on how marijuana friendly it is. The marijuana is top quality, affordable, and isn’t hard to find from what people tell me. I have never been there before, but I plan on making a trip there someday. Barcelona has had a growing reputation as a top marijuana tourism destination in Europe. It sounds like that reputation isn’t sitting well with government officials. Per Forbes: After conducting inspections of 145 of the fast-growing cannabis clubs, city officials announced “deficiencies” [...]

Aug 172014
 August 17, 2014
Medical Marijuana Dispensary May Lose Licenses Due To Embellished Resume

Embellishing on a resume, or flat out lying on a resume, is a job strategy that is as old as time. Almost everyone has done it at one point or another. Rather than list that you flipped burgers after high school, you likely put that you were in the ‘culinary industry.’ Rather than list that you barely graduated high school due to partying and skipping class, you tack on an honor society or two and some extra curricular activities that you barely even know what they are. It sounds like [...]

Aug 172014
 August 17, 2014
California Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Dies In Committee

California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. Since then, over a million people have obtained a doctor’s permission to use medical marijuana. Thousands of medical marijuana dispensaries have operated in California at one point in time or another, and the California medical marijuana industry has been estimated to be as large as 1.8 billion dollars. All of this has been occurring with little to no regulations. A lack of clear regulations has led to a lot of problems. City and county ordinances clash with state law, [...]