Sep 032013
 September 3, 2013
Cops Cry Foul Over Holder Marijuana Policy Move

By Phillip Smith Organized law enforcement has some problems with Attorney General Holder’s announcement last week that the Justice Department would not seek to block Colorado and Washington from implementing their marijuana legalization laws. In a joint letter last Friday, the leaders of seven major law enforcement groups expressed “extreme disappointment” with the move. Those law enforcement groups are the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Major County Sheriff’s Association, the National Sheriff’s Association, the Major Cities Chief’s Association, the Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies, the National Narcotics Officers’ Associations Coalition, and the Police Executive Review Foundation. While law enforcement

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Sep 032013
 September 3, 2013
Compounds In Cannabis Found To Reduce Nausea In New Study

Courtesy of The Joint Blog A new study published by the British Journal of Pharmacology and the National Institute of Health has found that THCV, and CBDV - two compounds found naturally in cannabis which aren’t psychoactive like THC – were both successful at reducing nausea in rat subjects. For the study, researchers “evaluated two phytocannabinoids, cannabidivarin (CBDV) and Δ9 -tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) for their ability to produce these behavioural effects characteristic of CB1 receptor inverse agonism in rats.” In doing so, researchers found that; “THC (2.5 and 10 mg kg-1 ), THCV (10 mg kg-1) and CBDV (200 mg kg-1 ) suppressed LiCl-induced conditioned gaping, suggesting anti-nausea potential.” The study concludes; “The

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Sep 022013
 September 2, 2013
Will The Federal Government Allow Marijuana Retail Businesses To Use Banks?

One of the federal government’s strongest tactics that they use in the war against marijuana is pressuring banks to avoid doing business with medical marijuana dispensaries. If that policy was applied to traditional businesses, I can’t think of too many out there that would succeed under such harsh conditions. If you can’t put your cash into a bank account, you don’t have many other options other than storing it on the premises or transporting it safely to an offsite location. And considering the federal government recently put a virtual stop to armored transportation services working with the medical marijuana industry,

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Sep 022013
 September 2, 2013
Jack Herer Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Jack Herer Cannabis Strain Review And Pictures Jack Herer is a prized sativa-dominant indica/sativa hybrid well known for both its cerebral high and its strong body high. The strain is a cross between Skunk #1, Haze, and Northern Lights #5. Jack Herer is the parent to many subset strains. “Date Acquired: July 30, 2011 Grade: A+ Type: Sativa Looks: Very dense, but soft yet sticky to the touch nugs; light green in color with orange/rust colored hairs and crystallized in trichs. Smell: Sweetand spicy. Orange juice, lemon and pepper. Scent will linger in the room for a short bit (but

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Sep 022013
 September 2, 2013
The DEA's Phone Database Is Larger Than The NSA's

I often have conversations with my friends about the likelihood that the government is spying on our phone records and activities. I have always envisioned a fed in a cubicle somewhere looking at ‘chatter,’ finding conversations that are very common between marijuana consuming friends. It would go something like Guy 1 – ‘Dude, I have the bomb.’ Guy 2 – ‘Really, is it killer?’ Guy 1 – ‘Yeah man, this is the straight death.’ I picture the guy in the cubicle shaking his head as conversations via text like this are going on nationwide on an hourly basis. At the

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Sep 022013
 September 2, 2013
Medical Marijuana Activist Jenny Kush Killed By Drunk Driver

It is with a heavy heart that I am posting this article. On August 31st long time marijuana activist Jenny Kush was killed in a car accident involving a drunk driver. Below is information found on a recently created ‘Jenny Kush Memorial Fund’ page. I encourage all TWB readers to donate to support Jenny Kush’s legacy and family: The beautiful and courageous, Jenny Kush, was killed by a drunk driver. Her life was spent promoting awareness and spreading the truth about Marijuana, a safer alternative to the “legal” drug that has stolen her life. The woman who was driving made

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Sep 022013
 September 2, 2013
Support Marijuana Reform On Labor Day

Happy Labor Day from TWB! If you get a chance to talk to a marijuana industry laborer, thank them for their hard work. It’s not easy to work in the marijuana industry, where there are many grey areas and seemingly constant harassment by the government. I have had more than a few friends get arrested for working at a medical marijuana dispensary, and while they didn’t get charged, they did lose their jobs, which is always a bad thing. Also, if you see a labor union member, encourage them to support marijuana reform and encourage their union to join the

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Sep 012013
 September 1, 2013
Footage From The 710 Cup In Denver

I was not able to get to the 710 Cup this last year. I heard it was fantastic though, and I plan on attending next year. Luckily for hash fans across the world, we can live vicariously through Gil from Weedmaps. Join Gil at the first annual 710 Cup, meeting up with the competitors, chatting with the legendary cannabis figures such as Mila Jansen and Hash Bean and of course sampling the finest dabs Colorado has to offer! Part 1 Part 2

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Sep 012013
 September 1, 2013
AK-47 Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

AK-47 Cannabis Strain Review And Pictures Despite its aggressive name, AK-47 has many peaceful tendencies. First bred in 1992, the name suggests the power packed in its dark, resinous, compact buds that bristle with red hairs and glistening trichomes. AK-47 has a spiced aroma bordering on skunk, with a hint of sandalwood, but tastes sweeter and more floral than the smell would lead one to expect. The AK-47 buzz is immediate and long lasting with an alert but mellow cerebral effect. Lab tests have rated the THC content at over 20 percent, making it a “one hit wonder” for many

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Sep 012013
 September 1, 2013
Legalize/Decriminalize Marijuana, Canadians Say

By Phillip Smith The Canadian public strongly supports reforming the country’s marijuana laws, according to a new Forum Research poll. The survey found that 69% either want to see marijuana legalized, taxed, and regulated or see the possession of small amounts decriminalized. The poll comes just weeks after Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau called for legalization, bringing new life to the long-running debate on pot policy north of the border. It also comes just a week after Canadian police chiefs called for decriminalization, although they didn’t want to use that word, instead preferring to say they wanted a “ticketing option.” Support for legalization

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