Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
You Can Still Sign Up For 'Oaksterdam On The Green'

I think this is going to be a fantastic event, and for such a great cause. Viva Oaksterdam! Below is information about the event: Last year, the Oaksterdam Community suffered a Federal raid. April 2, 2013 is the first anniversary and the University has decided to celebrate the future. We will be taking over Subpar Mini Golf from noon to 8PM on April 2, 2013 with a benefit for raid recovery “Oaksterdam on the GREEN”! This event will be a combination miniature golf tournament and cannabis cup. There will be [...]

Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
Northeastern CannaBusiness Symposium This Weekend In Boston

Northeastern CannaBusiness Symposium & Networking Reception March 16, 2013 – Boston, Massachusetts If you are lucky enough to be attending the Northeastern CannaBusiness Symposium this weekend in Boston, I can assure you, you are in for a treat. I attended a similar event in Denver the day after the 2012 Election, and it was one of the greatest things I have ever been lucky enough to do during my days here at The Weed Blog. Below is the agenda for the event, there are a lot of my heroes on that roster: [...]

Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
Reducing Gun Violence Isn't About Gun Control - It's About The Drug War

Major Neill Franklin (Ret.), Executive Director, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition So much has been said in recent months on the subject of gun violence, but in the midst of this heated debate, one obvious solution to rampant gun violence has often been downplayed or overlooked: ending drug prohibition. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition’s speakers and supporters represent the full spectrum of opinions on the issue of gun control, but we agree on one point: reducing gun violence has little to do with either gun control or gun rights. It has everything to [...]

Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
Help Create Permanent Safe Access In San Diego

By Eugene Davidovich Over the years, medical marijuana patients in San Diego have endured a lack of representation in local governments, raids, lawsuits, eradication efforts, federal interference, and outright misinformation about the issue. Fortunately, we have a new Mayor who sides with compassion and reason instead of ignorance and is willing move forward with regulations. Tentatively on March 25th, City Council will be beginning the discussion on a newly written and revised ordinance proposed by Mayor Bob Filner which would regulate medical marijuana collectives /cooperatives in the City of San [...]

Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
Saint Louis Police Department Attempts To Silence Us

By John Payne, Show Me Cannabis Regulation Last week I told you that Show-Me Cannabis Regulation had hired Gary Wiegert, who is also a Saint Louis City police officer, to lobby on our behalf in Jefferson City. When the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department saw this editorial on the subject by well-known Post-Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan last Friday, they freaked out. They called Gary and told him to immediately stop talking to the media and to cease any lobbying activities until his superiors could meet with him. Gary then called me, and I called [...]

Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
Study Finds Home Marijuana Gardens Not Associated With Adverse Health Effects Among Children

Children residing in homes where marijuana is cultivated do not suffer from adverse health effects at any greater rate than do comparable children in cannabis-free environments, according to a study in press in the International Journal of Drug Policy. A pair of investigators with the University of British Columbia, School of Social Work compared the household, family and individual characteristics of 181 children found living in homes with cannabis grow operations in two regions in British Columbia, Canada. Data was collected on site regarding the physical characteristics of the homes, [...]

Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
Missouri Police Sergeant Sues Department For Blocking Marijuana Reform Activism Work

According to the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, Sgt. Gary Wiegert, a 32-year veteran of the St. Louis police force (SLMPD) and former Show-Me Cannabis lobbyist, is suing the department for violating his first amendment rights. The phrase “lobbyist activities in Jefferson City” did not raise any eyebrows last month when Sgt. Wiegert filled out the necessary forms to work a second job. However, after word of Sgt. Wiegert’s off-duty activities spread, the SLMPD rescinded its permission. The police veteran was told that he would need to obtain a business license if [...]

Mar 152013
 March 15, 2013
Vermont Marijuana Legalization Bill Filed

By Phillip Smith Vermont has become the latest state to see a marijuana legalization bill filed this year. House Bill 499, ”An Act Relating to Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana,” was introduced to the House and assigned to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. The bill is sponsored by Reps. Susan Davis (P-Washington), David Deen (D-Westminster), James Masland (D-Thetford), William Stevens (I-Shoreham) and Teo Zagar (D-Barnard). It would allow people 21 and over to possess up to two ounces of marijuana and grow up to three plants. The bill also legalizes the [...]

Mar 142013
 March 14, 2013
A Special Thank You To Our Readers From The Weed Blog

For over three years now we have tried as hard as we can to spread marijuana news and information on the internet on this website. There has been a lot of help over the years from real life friends and ‘internet friends,’ as I call them. I want to thank all those people, and I hope to meet each and every ‘internet friend’ someday. But especially I want to thank our readers. If it wasn’t for TWB readers, I would just be sending off articles into digital space. Over the [...]