Aug 282014
 August 28, 2014
NFL Players: Marijuana Is Not More Dangerous Than Alcohol

As long as NFL players are not driving, and are not in public, they can consume as much alcohol as they want. Marijuana consumption on the other hand, is strictly prohibited, no matter what. The sad irony of course being that alcohol is very harmful for your body, rotting your organs and causing other health issues. The same cannot be said about marijuana consumption, especially if it’s vaporized or consumed in edible form. Earlier this year President Barack Obama told the New Yorker that he didn’t think that marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol. A poll by ESPN asked 82

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Aug 282014
 August 28, 2014
Federal Government Asking For Applications To Grow Marijuana

The federal government grows marijuana at the University of Mississippi, and has for multiple decades. The marijuana is used to supply four federal medical marijuana patients, and for research. Recently the federal government approved a proposal to go from a quota of 21,000 grams in 2014 up to 650,000 grams. The federal government is currently accepting applications to land a contract to grow marijuana for the federal government. I’m not sure if the ramping up and the request for applicants are related, or if it’s just a ‘technically we are looking for people, but never plan on handing out a

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Aug 282014
 August 28, 2014
Third Community In Maine To Vote On Marijuana Legalization

2014 is going to be a big year for marijuana reform at the ballot box. Many national organizations were telling activists to hold off til 2016 because it’s a presidential election year. But that hasn’t stopped some of those same organizations, or activists, from successfully getting marijuana reform efforts on the 2014 ballot. Oregon, Alaska, Washington D.C., and many cities in Michigan are voting on marijuana legalization. Maine already had two communities voting on marijuana legalization in November, and just added a third. Per MPBN News: As of today, the town of York will put marijuana legalization on the ballot

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Aug 282014
 August 28, 2014
NFL Upholds Josh Gordon's 1 Year Suspension For Marijuana

The NFL suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon for an entire year after he ‘failed’ a drug test, testing positive for marijuana. I say ‘failed’ because he took two tests. The first one he barely passed, and the second one he barely failed. The NFL has a very low threshold for a positive marijuana test compared to other sports. The NFL considers anything over 15 nanograms per milliliter to be a fail. Josh Gordon’s first test was 13.63 ng/ml, and his second was 16 ng/ml. Josh Gordon appealed his suspension with the NFL, and rightfully so. Why should someone be

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Aug 282014
 August 28, 2014
Doug Fine To Discuss Hemp Industry At International Cannabis Business Conference

Doug Fine, bestselling author, humorist, and journalist behind bestsellers like Farewell, My Subaru and Too High to Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution will be presenting at the International Cannabis Business Conference from September 13th and 14th at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR. Doug’s most recent book - Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution - was written after two-year investigation into the economic and environmental benefits of industrial hemp, a soon-to-be billion-dollar industry with the potential to improve our farms, our diets, our environment, and wean us off of our dependence on petroleum. Doug’s investigation into hemp production

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Aug 272014
 August 27, 2014
How To Recognize Zinc Deficiencies In Marijuana Plants

A lack of zinc can occur from time to time and the hallmark of a zinc deficiency is a collection of gnarled and twisted leaf blades. Chlorosis and the yellowing of older leaves in between the veins can also indicate a zinc deficiency. This is frequently coupled with a general pale feel to the marijuana plant. Buds may also end up contorted or gnarled. Zinc deficiencies resemble iron or manganese deficiencies, but they affect new growth instead (making them immobile). Surplus zinc is very rare, but will create wilting and sometimes death. Download my free marijuana grow bible for more tips about nutrients and marijuana

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Aug 272014
 August 27, 2014
Oregon Sheriffs Make A Large Donation To Anti-Marijuana Summit

Law enforcement is supposed to be impartial when enforcing Oregon laws. They are not supposed to carry out their own agendas or infuse their own political beliefs into their jobs. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, especially when it comes to marijuana. In my home state of Oregon, the Oregon Sheriffs’ Association seems to always lead the charge when it comes to anti-marijuana politics. There was supposed to be an anti-marijuana summit in Madras, Oregon, but after it became known that taxpayer dollars were going to fund the politically motivated event, the event sponsor pulled the plug. This left marijuana

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Aug 272014
 August 27, 2014
Does Marijuana Lower The Risk Of Domestic Violence?

A fact that I use often when debating someone about marijuana reform is that alcohol increases violent behavior, while marijuana does not. I have heard multiple retired cops point out that they have gone to many scenes where violence was fueled by alcohol, but have never reported to a scene where someone smoked marijuana and all of a sudden became violent. Everyone that I know that consumes marijuana is much more relaxed afterwards, whereas even the most docile person can get ramped up when they have had too much to drink. According to a new study that was recently released,

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Aug 272014
 August 27, 2014
Federal Government To Grow 30 Times More Marijuana

The federal government has been growing marijuana for multiple decades at the University of Mississippi. The marijuana is grown ‘for research’ and to supply four federal medical marijuana patients. The federal government also owns several patents for marijuana. The sad irony of course being that the federal government prohibits all forms of marijuana outside of their monopoly, and actively enforces marijuana prohibition, even in states that have legalized it in various forms. Recently the federal government decided to ramp up production of marijuana at the University of Mississippi. And they are not just ramping it up a little, they are

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Aug 272014
 August 27, 2014
City Club Of Portland Endorses Oregon Marijuana Legalization Initiative

The City Club of Portland has issued endorsements for Oregon ballot measures. One of the measures they are endorsing is Measure 91 which would legalize marijuana in Oregon for people 21 and older. The City Club of Portland is very influential, and this is a huge endorsement. Combined with the endorsements that the initiative has already received, including from the Oregonian, momentum continues to build for a victory on Election Day 2014. Below is the press release issued by the City Club of Portland: The City Club of Portland today released a draft research report that recommends Oregon voters approve

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