Why have so many states already made small amounts of cannabis a misdemeanor but hold onto keeping it illegal? The answerer is money and nothing else. Cannabis, weed, marijuana, whatever you want to call it already has the government involved in the weed business; unfortunately it’s in the wrong way. Any American law against weed is not just anti-American capitalism but also anti-cultural integration. For 20 some odd years of my life I’ve always been cautious and paranoid, which has kept my ass out of any jail – especially when [...]
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Harborside Health Center Founder Talks About Recent Events In California And The Ongoing Federal Crackdown Nationwide Steve DeAngelo, co-founder and executive director of Harborside Health Center, gives us an update on the struggle to defend medical cannabis. At the end of last week, the Los Angeles City Council approved a citywide ban on medical cannabis dispensaries; while in neighboring Riverside County, a California appellate judge denied a similar action. Around the same time, Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced a bill to the U.S. Congress that would prevent the Department of Justice [...]
Many Medical Cannabis Patients Experience Discrimination From Their Physicians Cannabis activists, particularly those that have worked in medical cannabis clinics, have heard more and more stories regarding patients experiencing severe discrimination from their physicians due to their use of medical marijuana, even when allowed under state law. Published stories regarding patients being denied transplants have surfaced, and even some signs of hope that such a policy, with no scientific basis, is starting to be reformed. Many patients are now reporting that they are being forced to choose between medical marijuana [...]
Learn Different Ways To Smoke Marijuana Concentrates I saw this video come across High Times’ Twitter and figured I’d share it. Dabs are new or unknown to a lot of people outside of the West Coast and/or Colorado. Below is a great video explaining different ways to smoke dabs, and who knows, even some veterans might learn a new trick or two.
Seattle Hempfest Is August 17, 18, And 19 It’s less than a week away from the 2012 Seattle Hempfest, and I can hardly contain myself! It was up in the air as to whether The Weed Blog would be able to make it, but alas, we found funding at the last second! Well, I did, Jay Smoker has to stay home, sad face. But I assure everyone that I will smoke enough that weekend for the both of us. Confession – this is my first Seattle Hempfest ever. What in [...]
Superior Court Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Preventing The City Of Long Beach From Closing A Medical Marijuana Dispensary On Thursday August 9, 2012 Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin issued a Temporary Restraining Order preventing the City of Long Beach from closing the Eartheart medical marijuana dispensary on August 12, 2012, pending an August 30, 2012 hearing on Eartheart’s motion for a preliminary injunction against the new medical marijuana dispensary ban in Long Beach. In February 2012 the Long Beach City Council passed a new medical marijuana [...]
Law Would Make Uruguay First Government in World to Legally Supply Marijuana Ethan Nadelmann Statement: Bold Move by Uruguay Part of Growing Trend in Latin America On Wednesday, the president of Uruguay submitted a proposal to Parliament to legalize marijuana under government-controlled regulation and sale, making it the first country in the world where the state would sell marijuana directly to its citizens. The proposal signed by Uruguayan President JosÃ© Mujica is part of a package of measures aimed at fighting crime and requires parliamentary approval before being enacted. Despite [...]
Bipolar patients with a history of cannabis use demonstrate superior neurocogitive performance compared to patients with no history of use, according to clinical data published online in the journal Psychiatry Research. Investigators at The Zucker Hillside Hospital in Long Island, NY, along with researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City compared the performance of 50 bipolar subjects with a history of cannabis use versus 150 bipolar patients with no history of use on a battery of standardized cognitive [...]
Replacing Marijuana Prohibition With Common-Sense Regulation Is A Matter Of Civil Rights Portland, Ore. — The National Association for the Advancement for Colored People (NAACP) Alaska Oregon Washington State-Area Conference (AOWS-AC) has endorsed Oregon Measure 80, the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act and calls on equality- and civil justice-minded voters to vote for Measure 80 on this November’s ballot. “Our nation’s long, tragic, failed war on drugs has taken a disproportionate toll on people of color,” said NAACP AOWS-AC President Oscar Eason, Jr. “To right the wrongs of the past, we [...]