Aug 052013
 August 5, 2013
De Facto Marijuana Hash Truce In Lebanon's Bekaa Valley

By Phillip Smith The Lebanese government will not attempt to eradicate marijuana fields blooming across the country’s Bekaa Valley, Beirut’s Daily Star newspaper reported Friday. Sources cited by the Star said it was because of the fragile security situation in the area near the border with Syria and because the government had been unable to live up to pledges to provide financial compensation to farmers whose crops were destroyed last year. They are also up against Bekaa Valley marijuana farmers in no mood to see their livelihood messed with. “In the absence of alternatives, we will break the hands and legs of

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Aug 052013
 August 5, 2013
New Initiative Filed In Arkansas To Legalize Cannabis

Courtesy of The Joint Blog The nonprofit organization Arkansans For Medical Cannabis has filed a new initiative with the Arkansas Attorney General which would legalize cannabis for all adults 21 and older. The attorney general will now conduct a legal review of the ballot language. If the language is approved, signature collection can begin; the group is hoping to put the proposal to a vote of the people in the 2014 general election. If the initiative – which is a constitutional amendment – is approved, cannabis possession, cultivation and licensed retail sales will be legalized in the State of Arkansas for adults 21

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Aug 052013
 August 5, 2013
Denver DA Makes Ludicrous Claims; Links Medical Marijuana To Murder

At a Denver City Council hearing held last Monday to discuss implementing a 5% marijuana sales tax, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey held the floor to claim that medical marijuana dispensaries are a haven for assaults, robberies, and murder. “We have had 12 homicides related directly to medical marijuana,” Morrissey told the council. “We have had over 100 aggravated robberies and home invasions. Many of you probably didn’t read about the double-execution-style homicide that we had here in Denver… This is an ugly secret.” Several council members expressed their shock and concern over the DA’s previously unheard-of claims. When questioned about the

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Aug 052013
 August 5, 2013
Medical Marijuana Plan Crafted For Georgia - Activists Offer Up Comprehensive Plan

Recently, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation making Illinois the 20th state in the nation to legalize medical marijuana. Meanwhile, Georgia activists say they want Georgia to be the next state to consider reform legislation and have published a report on how to achieve their goals. James Bell, director for Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform & Education (Georgia C.A.R.E.), said Georgia is ready to consider historic legislation allowing for medical marijuana. In a seven page report (A Guide to Enacting Medical Marijuana in Georgia) Georgia CARE outlines the steps Georgia must take to remove criminal penalties, allow doctors to recommend

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Aug 042013
 August 4, 2013
Green Crack Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Green Crack Cannabis Strain Review And Pictures Green Crack was originally bred in Athens, GA in the 1970s with the birth name of Cush. It was later renamed “Green Crack” by none other than Snoop Dogg because of its extreme potency and the crave to keep smoking it. Green Crack is extremely popular in Southern California with both medical marijuana patients for its strong sativa effects, and recreational users who love its sweet taste and happy high. Green Crack has a medium-green color punctuated with orange and bluish hairs. It has a tangy, fruity smell (thus the nickname “Mango”) and

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Aug 042013
 August 4, 2013
Florida Political Heavyweight Backing Medical Marijuana Measure

So much crazy news seems to emanate from Florida, that it is great to report about positive developments for the cannabis community coming out of the state. Florida personal injury attorney John Morgan, a longtime financial backer of former Governor Charlie Crist, could be spending his money on a multitude of things, so it is heartening to see him using his resources to helping sick and disabled patients in Florida by raising funds for a 2014 medical marijuana measure in the Sunshine State.  Mr. Morgan has already contributed $150,000 to the cause and will likely spend much more as he understands that medical

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Aug 042013
 August 4, 2013
Second DEA Raid On Michigan Medical Marijuana Facilities In Same Week

Drug Enforcement Agency Special Agent Rich Isaacson confirms this week’s second raid on a medical marijuana distribution center in southeastern Michigan. Bazonzoes, located on West Maple Rd in Walled Lake, was served a state-issued search warrant by DEA Agents in association with local law enforcement on August 1. Isaacson refused to provide additional details, stating the DEA “does not comment on ongoing investigations.” He would neither confirm nor deny any relationship between this raid and the search warrant served on July 30. On that date, Ypsilanti’s The Shop was the target of a similar state-issued warrant. Vehicles were towed away from

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Aug 042013
 August 4, 2013
Initiative Campaign To Legalize Cannabis Launched In Wyoming

Courtesy of The Joint Blog The newly-formed Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has launched an initiative drive aimed at legalizing cannabis in one of the most conservative states in the nation. “We don’t like being told what to do by the federal government,” states Christine Christian, Executive Director of Wyoming NORML, “And Wyoming doesn’t like regulations and having our money go somewhere else.” The group is hoping to put their initiative to a vote of the people in 2016, the next presidential election; they’ll be required to collect roughly 37,000 valid signatures to do so. Under current

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Aug 042013
 August 4, 2013
Norway Greens Call For State Marijuana Production

By Phillip Smith The Norwegian Green Party is calling for “state-controlled production and sale of cannabis,” as well as the decriminalization of possession for all drugs. The call comes as the party releases its platform ahead of elections set for September. Norway’s Greens are not a major political force in the Scandinavian country. While they have won some local elections, they hold no seats in parliament and have never gathered more than 0.5% of the popular vote in parliamentary elections. They have, however, been on the upswing since elections in 2011, when the won 17 local council seats and 1.3% of the popular

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Aug 032013
 August 3, 2013
Sour Diesel Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Sour Diesel Cannabis Review And Pictures A sativa-dominant hybrid, Sour Diesel has a Diesel / candy-like smell and a very distinct taste. Great for energy and focus, and works well in the daytime when you have to get things done. “One of My all time Favorite strains. Sour D has a great lemon / Diesel pungent smell that is almost impossible to mistake for another strain. It generally is a light green with some light orange colored hairs. The taste is somewhat of a lemon sensation after a deep hit of the buds. Any good batch of Sour Diesel will

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