May 192013
 May 19, 2013
Have You Ever Seen A Marijuana Pillowcase?

After a long day of work and consuming marijuana, I am always glad to get home and crash on my bed. People that know me well know that I hate sleeping on hotel beds, or even on beds at friend’s houses. What can I say, there’s just no place like home. My room is full of marijuana posters, products, and countless other things that I have accumulated over the years going to marijuana festivals and events, and receiving cool stuff in the mail from readers. But one thing that I don’t have, and certainly wish I did, is some marijuana

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May 192013
 May 19, 2013
Attend The Texas Regional NORML Conference Next Month

If you are in Texas, check out the event below. Even if you are not in Texas, you should still consider attending this event, because it is going to be outstanding: It’s high time Texas grabbed prohibition by the horns! DFW NORML proudly presents the Texas Regional NORML Conference at the Norris Conference Center in downtown Fort Worth from June 7 – 9.  This historic event includes over a dozen speakers such as Keith Stroup, founder of NORML, expert cultivation and concentrate tips, medicinal alternatives to smoking, an exclusive screening of the new documentary American Drug War 2: Cannabis

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What State Has The Best Marijuana?

 Posted by at 8:05 AM on May 19, 2013  Opinion
May 192013
 May 19, 2013
What State Has The Best Marijuana?

I recently posted a question on my Facebook page, ‘what state has the best marijuana?’ As I expected, there were a lot of comments, and they seem to keep coming in. It is a question that can be debated forever with virtually no chance of everyone reaching a consensus. People love to brag about their state’s marijuana quality, especially out West. I know we have a lot of pride in our marijuana here in Oregon. In the 90’s I purchased a lot of marijuana from Washington State, and of course from Oregon. That was back when most of the growers I knew

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May 182013
 May 18, 2013
Illinois Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana

After “only” 10 years of lobbying in Springfield, MPP has finally succeeded at persuading the Illinois Legislature to legalize medical marijuana. The Senate approved the measure 35-21 Friday, and it received approval from the House of Representatives by a vote of 61-57 on April 17. If Gov. Pat Quinn (D) signs the bill, Illinois will become the 19th or 20th state to legalize medical marijuana. (New Hampshire is also on the verge of passing MPP’s medical marijuana legislation, so it’s a race to see which state will be first!) If the Illinois bill becomes law, as many as 60 retail establishments will be licensed

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May 182013
 May 18, 2013
Missouri House Committee Hears Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

This was from an e-mail that I received yesterday, so it is a bit dated, but it is still very exciting news! See below: By John Payne Thanks to hundreds of constituent phone calls, numerous visits to the state capitol, and persistence on the part of some key legislators, House Bill 512 will get a hearing this session! Shortly after this message is sent out today (Friday), the Downsizing State Government Committee will hold a hearing on House Bill 512, which would decriminalize the possession of under 35 grams of cannabis. Representatives from Show-Me Cannabis Regulation intend to testify at the hearing,

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May 182013
 May 18, 2013
Michigan Medical Marijuana Case Resolved After 1,500 Days

The case of Bob Redden and Torrey Clark ends in victory for the embattled patients; 7 year felonies reduced to non-reporting misdemeanors in Michigan’s toughest venue OAKLAND COUNTY- They were the first to be charged under Michigan’s new medical marijuana law, and their case has the distinction of being the longest-running medical marijuana case in the state, but now it’s over. Attorneys Michael Komorn and David Rudoi announced that Bob Redden and Torey Clark have agreed to plead guilty to minor misdemeanors and end the case that has hounded them since March 2009. Michigan voted to make marijuana legal for

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May 182013
 May 18, 2013
Overcome Barriers To Safe Access To Medical Marijuana In Your Southern California Community

By Don Duncan, California Director, Americans for Safe Access The California Supreme Court ruled that cities and counties can ban storefront medical cannabis patients’ cooperatives and collectives, even though they are legal under state law. That ruling is disappointing, but not the end of the line for activists working to overcome barriers to safe and dignified access to medicine in their communities. In their unanimous ruling, the Justices specifically said that “nothing prevents future efforts by the Legislature, or by the People, to adopt a different approach.” Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is launching a new program to help local activists do just

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May 182013
 May 18, 2013
Patients And Doctors Go On Hunger Strike In Israel Over New Medical Marijuana Restrictions

The Israel Government has recently introduced new regulations on the medical marijuana program in the country, including limitations on what patients and conditions qualify for treatment. Now, doctors and patients are protesting the new restrictions. One of their methods; a hunger strike outside the home of Health Minister Yael German. The new list of qualifying conditions is short, and many illnesses, such as Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma and psychiatric disorders are left off. In addition to the hunger strike, Dr. Ilya Reznick of the Reut Hospital in Tel Aviv (Forum Chairman), Dr. Jonathan Greenfeld, Director of the palliative oncology medicine service at Assaf

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May 172013
 May 17, 2013
UFC Punishes Marijuana, Not Violent Threats Against Women

Following up on Johnny Green’s post on the UFC not punishing fighters for testosterone while vacating wins and seizing prize money over marijuana metabolites, we have some updates on the story. It seems that to add insult to injury, UFC President Dana White is taking the $65,000 “Submission of the Night” bonus forfeited by Pat Healy and awarding it to the only other fighter that night to win by submission, Bryan Caraway.  We can’t be too harsh on someone taking a free sixty-five grand after being pummeled, even if he’s essentially being rewarded for exhibiting the second-best performance, but we

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May 172013
 May 17, 2013
Drug-Testing Biz Partner DuPont Says Marijuana Led To Boston Bombings

The bombings that took place in Boston were a heinous crime carried out by the Tsarnaev Brothers that killed and maimed American citizens.  It seems the older brother had become radicalized in his hatred of US foreign policy and his younger brother, called Jahar, seemed to be along for the ride.  How anyone could wreak such havoc and destruction is beyond the ability of most Americans to comprehend. Unless you’re Robert L. DuPont, one of the principles in the firm Bensinger, DuPont & Associates, which is a major purveyor of drug testing management in America.  Then the reason for the

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