Jul 122013
 July 12, 2013
Oregon Prosecutors Still Wasting Resources On Medical Cannabis

There has been hope throughout the Oregon cannabis community that the passage of House Bill 3460 would end the wasteful and harmful prosecutions of medical cannabis providers that have plagued certain parts of Oregon.  The charges against these providers have been based on allegations that they have received reimbursement for medical cannabis above and beyond “supplies and utilities” as the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act currently doesn’t allow growers and providers to be compensated for any other expenses. However, that will change once Governor Kitzahber signs HB 3460.  Since HB 3460 will allow growers and providers to be compensated for “the normal and customary costs of

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Jul 122013
 July 12, 2013
HIGH TIMES/NORML Philadelphia Fundraiser Is Tomorrow

NORML and High Times are teaming up for a fundraiser tomorrow. If you are in the Philadelphia area you should check it out. The cost is only $10 if you pre-order your tickets, and $15 at the door. That might be the cheapest admission for a marijuana event of this caliber that I have ever heard of. Marijuana activists have been working hard in the Philadelphia area to bring awareness and reform to an area that desperately needs it. Go out and support the cause and meet a new friend. Below is more information: Pre-order tickets ($10) available now! http://normlphiladelphia.eventbrite.com/

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The Best Of Cheech And Chong (Video)

 Posted by at 7:30 AM on July 12, 2013  Marijuana Video
Jul 122013
 July 12, 2013
The Best Of Cheech And Chong (Video)

I came across this video while checking out stuff on YouTube. It’s Friday, and even though I am working overtime tomorrow, I’m still very excited that it’s Friday and plan on smoking very, very hard tonight as if I didn’t have to work tomorrow. In case there are others out there that have the same plan, I figured I’d pass along this video for your viewing pleasure. Happy Friday to all of the TWB readers out there, be safe, and may your bongs be full of goodness!

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Jul 122013
 July 12, 2013
The 710 Cup Is In Denver This Weekend

For those of you that don’t know what the 710 Cup is, it’s going to be the greatest gathering of marijuana concentrate fans of all time. Tickets are still available, so if you are able to make it, I highly encourage that you do so. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about the event, as well as a video created by the main sponsor WeedMaps: What: Two-day cannabis expo featuring an outdoor medicating area; cultivation seminars and activism sessions, leaders of the medical marijuana movement, and major cannabis celebrities; an all-star awards ceremony; and an unforgettable pot party with

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Jul 122013
 July 12, 2013
Military Veteran Loses 2nd Amendments Rights Due To Cannabis Conviction

Imagine serving your country honorably in the Army for two decades and then realizing that you have less rights than other citizens due to a misdemeanor cannabis conviction from high school.  And the misdemeanor conviction is so old that the state where the “offense” occurred can’t even find the records of the conviction.  Ron Kelly is currently living through such a ridiculous farce. From Reason: Ron Kelly, a 20-year Army veteran, recently tried to buy a .22-caliber rifle at the Wal-Mart in Tomball, Texas. He was turned away because he failed the FBI background check. He appealed the rejection, and last month he

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Jul 122013
 July 12, 2013
Utah Spent Tax Money To Find Welfare Drug Users, Only Found Nine

By Phillip Smith Last year, Utah joined the handful of states that have passed laws mandating drug tests for people seeking welfare benefits. To avoid constitutional challenges, the state created a screening process to come up with a reasonable suspicion that certain welfare applicants were using drugs. But preliminary data reported by the Salt Lake Tribune shows that of 4,425 people screened for drug use after seeking aid, only 813 were deemed to be at high risk of drug use, only 394 were actually subjected to drug testing, and of those, only nine were denied benefits because they tested positive and five

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Jul 122013
 July 12, 2013
80% Of Swiss Inmates Consume Cannabis, Improves Prison Safety According To Guards

By TheJointBlog.Com A new study published by the International Journal of Drug Policy has found that as many as 80% of inmates in Swiss prisons consume cannabis, something that prison staff is fully aware of, with most feeling that it has a positive effect on the overall prison environment. According to the study, prisoners named off a variety of benefits they received from consuming cannabis; “Participants showed similar opinions on effects of cannabis use that were described both at individual and institutional levels: analgesic, calming, self-help to go through the prison experience, relieve stress, facilitate sleep, prevent violence, and social pacifier.” Prison staff claimed that

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Jul 122013
 July 12, 2013
Will Michigan Bill Require Mandatory Testing Of Marijuana At Dispensaries?

HB 4271 is officially called The Provisioning Centers Act of 2013. Sponsored by Rep. Michael Callton, R- Nashville, it creates the ability for local governments to license and zone in medical marijuana dispensaries- and be protected from state or county-level intrusion. What those provisioning centers would look like, and how they would operate, is being defined by the House of Representatives when they return from summer break. A news story reported that Callton was ready to give in to demands from fellow Republicans, including House Judiciary Committee Chair Kevin Cotter, to make changes in the bill to secure a vote in

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Jul 122013
 July 12, 2013
Alcohol Expert Urges Marijuana Legalization To Curb Binge Drinking

Robin Room, the director of Australia’s leading alcohol research center, has released a statement calling for the legalization of marijuana for adults. His support is based on research showing that marijuana is a less harmful alternative to alcohol. Professor Room said that if teenagers chose to use a substance in excess, they would be much safer after consuming marijuana than after binging on alcohol. “Cannabis is not without harm,” Room said, “but it’s substantially less than alcohol and tobacco in terms of social harm.” He has said that the best way to reduce alcohol-fueled violence is by legalizing and regulating

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Jul 112013
 July 11, 2013
George Zimmerman Asks, "Where's The Marijuana?"

After all of the courtroom haggling over whether Trayvon Martin’s marijuana toxicology report would be admitted or would not be admitted in the 2nd degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, the defense attorneys that argued for the right to introduce the evidence closed their case without introducing the evidence. Perhaps Zimmerman’s attorneys felt trying to characterize the dead teenager as some sort of violent menace to society because he smoked marijuana would be a little hard to swallow.  The judge would have to pound the gavel to bring order to a courtroom overcome with giggles from anyone who had ever

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