Mar 182013
 March 18, 2013
Maryland: Lawmakers To Debate Marijuana Legalization Bill Tomorrow

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director NORML will be among a number of advocacy groups in Annapolis tomorrow to testify in favor of House Bill 1453, which seeks to legalize and regulate adult marijuana consumption in Maryland. NORML Executive Director Allen St. Pierre will be testifying before members of the House Committee on the Judiciary. The Committee is scheduled to hear the measure on Tuesday, March 19 at 1:00pm. Excerpts of Allen St. Pierre’s written testimony appears below. It is time for Maryland lawmakers to give serious consideration to this proposal. Never in modern [...]

Mar 182013
 March 18, 2013
How To "Smoke" Dabs

To dab or not to dab? That is the question. And it seems like more and more people are answering that question with a resounding ‘yes’. Butane hash oil (BHO) or ‘dabs’ are taking over America. There is world class dabs all over the place it seems like, and if you are like me, you want to consume all of the top shelf dabs that you can get your hands on. But if you don’t know what dabs are, below is a great video from the McGyver of Pot and [...]

Mar 182013
 March 18, 2013
End The DEA And Stop All Prosecution On Marijuana Charges And Release All Those Jailed

Below is a petition on the White House petition site: End the war on marijuana and save the money, maybe spend it on educating our children! End the 80 plus years of a government’s lies to it’s own people. Put a stop to the jailing of the sick and handicapped. Stop the killing of our own people for a lie no one believes any more! Stop damaging the life’s of so many American’s based not on science but on someones lies. End the DEA who’s committed to jailing the harmless [...]

Mar 182013
 March 18, 2013
Tutorial: Feeding Your Cannabis Plants Nutrients

This video is a tutorial on how to feed your cannabis plants. In this video the creator covers the 3 numbers on the front of your nutrient bottle, measurements, and the proper feeding schedule for your cannabis plant. The creators uses the line of Foxfarm nutrients, that consists of Grow Big, Big Bloom, and Tiger Bloom. This tutorial is not in specific with fox farm products, you could be using flora nova, or other brands of nutrients. (Advanced Nutrients have their own set of measurements) DISCLAIMER read the back of [...]

Mar 182013
 March 18, 2013
Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards: John Trudell - Children of the Plant

By Michael Bachara, Hemp News Staff, Oregon NORML “I think that if the political and social movement groups and organizations that operate in this country today had the same kind of energetic commitment that the medical marijuana people have, many things could change in this country.” John Trudell In early December, Artist-Activist John Trudell spoke at the 2009 Oregon NORML Medical Cannabis Awards Dinner in Portland, Oregon. In the last few years, Trudell has spoken at several Hemp and Cannabis events around the Portland Area, and has quickly become an [...]

Mar 182013
 March 18, 2013
New Hampshire Marijuana Legalization Bill Defeated

By Phillip Smith A bill to legalize marijuana in New Hampshire is dead after a House vote Wednesday. The measure was defeated on a vote of 239-122 with no debate. Democrats supported the bill on a roughly two-to-one margin, while Republicans opposed it by roughly the same margin. The vote against the bill came after the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted 12-8 last month not to pass the measure. The bill, House Bill 337, would have removed marijuana from the state’s criminal code, effectively ending marijuana prohibition in the [...]

Mar 182013
 March 18, 2013
Intern With Students For Sensible Drug Policy

To apply for an internship with Students for Sensible Drug Policy, please fill out and submit the form at the link below. Once you submit the form, please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@ssdp.org. Note: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, start dates are flexible. General Qualifications: Basic understanding of SSDP’s mission and values and a desire to help us reform unjust drug policies Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or Google Docs Punctuality and reliability Experience is preferred but not required Time Commitment Interns will be expected to work a minimum of [...]

Mar 182013
 March 18, 2013
Louisiana: Bill To Reduce Marijuana Penalties Pending

Legislation is pending to reduce mandatory minimum penalties for certain marijuana offenses. House Bill 103 reduces penalties and incarceration time for those convicted more than once of possessing marijuana, and removes cannabis possession as an offense that qualifies for mandatory minimum sentences under the state’s habitual offender (‘three strikes’) law. Specifically, the proposal seeks to lower the maximum penalty for a second marijuana possession offense from five years imprisonment to no more than one-year. It lowers the maximum penalty for a subsequent marijuana conviction from 20-years imprisonment to no more than two-years. Under present [...]

Mar 182013
 March 18, 2013
Ganjaland: A Documentary About Amsterdam's Famous Coffeeshops - Trailer

Amsterdam’s famous smoker friendly coffeeshops are always in danger because of the new policies of Netherlands. Each year, a “weedpass” law tries to get through, but coffeeshops survived because they’re also a very important tourist attraction of the Netherlands. So what’s it going to be in a couple of years? What’s the real danger here? Will the prohibition ever work without getting the black market into the city? This is a journey into the Amsterdam’s most famous and also most secret places.