Jul 222014
 July 22, 2014
Bring The High Times Cannabis Cup To Portland, Oregon

One of the first events I ever attended on behalf of TWB was the 2012 High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in Los Angeles. Jay Smoker and I were provided passes to the event by High Times, and VIP passes by WeedMaps. On the drive down to Los Angeles from Oregon we were like school children on Christmas Eve. We had never been to a High Times event before, and didn’t know what to expect, but we were pretty sure it was going to be fantastic. We were not disappointed. We [...]

Jul 222014
 July 22, 2014
Washington Cannabis Edible Rules Need Improvement

The Washington State Liquor Control Board released new rules for cannabis edibles that are sold in stores. Washington started allowing recreational retail stores to sell cannabis on July 7th. The rules allow cannabis edibles in some cases, but not all cases. Cannabis-infused brownies and cookies are OK, but cannabis-infused candies are not. The reasoning behind allowing some cannabis-infused edible products to be sold, but not others? Cannabis-infused products that appeal to children will be prohibited. This seems kind of inconsistent and vague to me. Lollipops are prohibited because they will [...]

Jul 222014
 July 22, 2014
Uruguay Delays Legal Marijuana Sales Until 2015

Uruguay legalized cannabis in December 2013. Uruguay’s President and cannabis supporters worldwide were hoping to see legal cannabis sales start this year. However, it appears that legal cannabis sales in Uruguay will have to wait until 2015. According to comments made by Uruguay President Jose Mujica, there have been complications implementing the new law. Per RT.Com: The small South American nation has become the face of progressive views on the consumption of marijuana. Despite moves to legalize the country’s cannabis market – a move which was approved in December – Mujica [...]

Jul 222014
 July 22, 2014
World Health Organization Calls For Drug Decriminalization

In a report published earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) made a clear call for broad drug policy reforms, including decriminalization of drug use, harm reduction practices such as syringe exchange and opioid substitution therapy, and a ban on compulsory treatment for people who use drugs. This report by the United Nations’ leading health agency focuses on best practices to prevent, diagnose and treat HIV among key populations. “It’s good to see the WHO come out so strongly for decriminalizing drugs and rejecting compulsory treatment for people who use drugs,’ [...]

Jul 222014
 July 22, 2014
Canadian Marijuana Growers Should Get Agricultural Tax Breaks

Tax breaks and exemptions are created to help businesses grow and succeed so that they can contribute to the economy. Many business owners will tell you that without some of their larger tax breaks, they wouldn’t be in business. The agricultural industry is no exception. Agricultural companies in Canada rely on a lucrative tax break to stay in business. Unfortunately, legal cannabis growers in Canada will not be able to eligible for that tax break. Per The Telegram: Mayors in B.C. have been warning for months that commercial grow-ops could get [...]

Jul 212014
 July 21, 2014
Make Marijuana Butter, Oil Or Milk With Your Marijuana Plant Trim

By Robert Bergman Most of the marijuana recipes require marijuana butter instead of normal butter. It is very easy to make and it can be used as normal butter. Another advantage is that it can also be made of marijuana leaves. Especially the small leaves close to the flowers contain a lot of resin. In order to make the THC in marijuana active it has to be heated in some way. Normally it is done by smoking it but it can also be eaten. THC resolves in fat, not in [...]

Jul 212014
 July 21, 2014
How Do 2014 Marijuana Legalization Initiatives Compare To 2012?

Election Day 2014 is rapidly approaching, and it’s likely that there will be two states and Washington D.C. voting on marijuana legalization. Alaska’s legalization campaign has already made it on the ballot, and efforts in Washington D.C. and Oregon are likely to also get on the ballot. None of the efforts are guaranteed to win of course, but for the purpose of this article, let’s assume all three pass. This is not a far fetched scenario, as all three efforts for 2014 are ahead in the polls. How would the [...]

Jul 212014
 July 21, 2014
Cannabis Businesses Need To Improve Their Internet Strategies

Everyday more and more people get their information from the internet or social media rather than through traditional sources, for better or worse. People used to largely get their information from newspapers, magazines, and other print media. Once radio and cable television grew in popularity, many people transitioned to those communication mediums to obtain their information. While people still use those resources to get their news and information, more and more people now get their information from Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other search engines and social media platforms. This is [...]

Jul 212014
 July 21, 2014
Man In Malaysia Sentenced To Death For Selling Marijuana

In one of the most disgusting stories I’ve ever read, it appears that a 37 year old Nigerian man has been sentenced to death for selling marijuana in Malaysia. Not a fine. Not jail. Death. This man will face the death penalty for selling a substance that has never killed anyone in the history of mankind. Per New Straits Times: A Nigerian college student gets death for trafficking 26.5kg of cannabis four years ago. High Court judge Datin Amelia Tee Hong Geok Abdullah today sentenced Uchechukwu Nelson Ohaechesi, 37, to be hanged for [...]

Jul 212014
 July 21, 2014
Most Medical Marijuana Supporters In Florida Are Senior Citizens

Traditionally, one of the hardest demographics for marijuana reform supporters to convince is the senior demographic. It’s important to reach this demographic, because it’s also the demographic that votes the most. Senior citizens grew up being taught that marijuana is evil, and for decade after decade they were exposed to misleading marijuana propaganda. As a result, many seniors across America are reluctant to support recreational and even medical marijuana legislation and initiatives. This is a sad thing, because seniors benefit more from medical marijuana than most other demographics. It’s no [...]