Nov 272013
 November 27, 2013
DEA Proposes A New Drug Code For Marijuana Extracts

The butane hash oil (BHO) phenomenon has resulted in a new request from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to create a new drug code for marijuana extracts. At a time when support for recreational marijuana legalization and medical marijuana legalization is at an all time high, the DEA feels the need to step up the war on marijuana. So much for the will of the people. Per the United States Federal Register: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is proposing to create a new Administration Controlled Substances Code Number (“Code Number” or “drug code”) under 21 CFR 1308.11 for “Marihuana Extract.” This Code

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How To Make Marijuana Fruit Balls

 Posted by at 6:27 AM on November 26, 2013  Marijuana Recipes
Nov 262013
 November 26, 2013
How To Make Marijuana Fruit Balls

Cannabis Fruit Balls Recipe For those that are trying to stay healthy, edibles can be dangerous! Thankfully, there are still a few healthy recipes out there, although it’s pretty hard to track them down. This recipe creates a sort of fruit-nut-spice ball. It’ not the healthiest thing in the world but it is better than a brownie or Rice Krispy treat, right? Ingredients: 1 tsp coriander 1 handful stone dates 1 tsp black peppercorns 4 average size cinnamon sticks 1 handful shelled almonds 1/4 oz cannabis 1 cup sugar 1 whole nutmeg 1 handful peanuts 1 handful dried figs 1

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Nov 262013
 November 26, 2013
New Jersey Assembly Committee Approves Industrial Hemp Legislation

By Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director The New Jersey Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 4-1 in favor of Assembly Bill 2415. This legislation would legalize the licensed cultivation of industrial hemp. Members of NORML New Jersey were present to testify in favor of this legislation. “We commend the Committee for taking a common sense approach to allow the growth of industrial hemp in New Jersey,” stated NORML New Jersey Executive Director Evan Nison, “Our cannabis laws are nonsensical, and few issues embody this more obviously and plainly than the prohibition of industrial hemp. We hope the absurdity of these laws

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Nov 262013
 November 26, 2013
Oregon Senator Introduces Cannabis Legalization Legislation

Courtesy of The Joint Blog Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Floyd Prozanski introduced draft legislation recently that would ask voters in the 2014 election if they want to legalize cannabis for those 21 and older, while letting the Legislature work out the specific details, such as regulations and taxes. The Senate and House Judiciary Committee held a hearing to discuss the proposal. In the last session, Oregon’s House Judiciary Committee, with a vote of 6 to 3, became one of the first statewide legislative committees in U.S. history to approve a proposal specifically legalizing the possession, use and sale of recreational cannabis. Unfortunately the bill stalled in its next

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Nov 262013
 November 26, 2013
Washington Cops Find 420 "Stoned Drivers"... Really!

After writing on polls and statistics for the past few years I always find it funny how media will jump all over a press release from some police agency with some meager scraps of data in it and turn it into a five course meal of propaganda scaremongering. The facts: The Washington State Patrol released preliminary data on positive THC blood tests from suspected impaired drivers for the first half of 2013.  The crime lab reported 745 people tested positive for marijuana and of those, 420 tested above the state’s five nanogram per milliliter (5ng) THC limit… Yes.  Four hundred

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Nov 262013
 November 26, 2013
Seattle Cannabis Cup Legalization Panel

Below is full footage of the Legalization Panel at the 2013 High Times Seattle Cannabis Cup. My favorite part about the panel is when the panelists are asked which state will legalizes marijuana next, and many of the panelists offer up my home state of Oregon. Oregon doesn’t get nearly the backing it deserves, if it did it would have legalized marijuana even before the 2012 election. I’m confident that we will legalize in 2014, and if not, 2016. We will try every year that it takes to keep people from having their lives turned upside down by marijuana prohibition.

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Do You Wear Marijuana Related Clothing?

 Posted by at 5:59 AM on November 25, 2013  Marijuana Products
Nov 252013
 November 25, 2013
Do You Wear Marijuana Related Clothing?

Do You Buy Marijuana Clothes? One of my prized possessions is a t-shirt with a huge marijuana leaf on the front of it. I originally bought the shirt my senior year in high school (1999) to piss off my principal. It has created more conversations for me than any other piece of clothing that I own. Whether I’m in a grocery store or doing something else around town, I always see people staring at it. Many people ask me where I got it, and I always use that opportunity to encourage people to vote for whatever marijuana initiative is going

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Nov 252013
 November 25, 2013
Over 800 Applications Received In Washington State For Recreational Cannabis Business Licenses

Courtesy of The Joint Blog In less than a week since the application process opened for recreational cannabis business licenses in Washington, the state has received over 800 applications from those wishing to grow, sell or process cannabis. According to Rick Garza, Director of the state’sLiquor Control Board - the entity tasked with handling recreational cannabis licenses – roughly 200 of the applicants are for retail outlets; the state will allow 334 throughout the state. The state plans to issue business licenses for retail outlets regardless of any ban or moratorium in place in the city the retail outlet is planning to open in;

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Keeping The Marijuana Green Rush Green

 Posted by at 5:59 AM on November 25, 2013  Growing Marijuana
Nov 252013
 November 25, 2013
Keeping The Marijuana Green Rush Green

The Nation’s Number One Crop Must Be Cultivated Sustainably With the Drug War finally petering out, the cannabis crop’s emergence aboveground can mean the best or the worst of times not for the economy (it’s already the number one crop in the U.S.: it’s going to be great for the economy) but for the planet. It’s essential that a model emerges that at once benefits local farmers, supports the tax base, and treats the planet as every industry much in a time of climate change: sustainably. Though there’s a bit more to it than this, at core it means encouraging

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Nov 252013
 November 25, 2013
Setting The Record Straight On Marijuana Legalization

By John Payne, Show Me Cannabis Campaign I submitted the following letters to the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch and Saint Joseph News-Press, respectively. The first letter was published last Saturday, November 16, in response to a letter by Howard Weissman of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. While reading Howard Weissman’s editorial “Legalizing marijuana means children will be targeted” (Nov. 8), I was pleased to see that the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse now agrees that adult cannabis use should not be treated as a criminal matter and that Mr. Weissman acknowledges that no one wants to see more kids using cannabis.

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