Mar 042013
 March 4, 2013
Gavin Newsom: Most Politicians Secretly Support Legalizing Marijuana

At the 40th Annual NORML Conference held in Portland, Oregon, Oregon Federal Representative Earl Blumenauer stated that many politicians are sympathetic to marijuana law reform, the just aren’t urged by their constituents enough to do something about it. This statement has been echoed by Gavin Newsom below. Hopefully it motivates readers to get in touch with their state and federal senators and representatives to let them know how you feel! California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom says that pretty much all politicians agree behind closed doors that marijuana should be legalized, [...]

Mar 042013
 March 4, 2013
Oregon Law Review Symposium

Oregon Law Review is pleased to announce its Volume 91 Symposium, A Step Forward: Creating a Just Drug Policy for the United States, hosted forty years after Oregon became the first state to decriminalize marijuana. U.S. drug policy is an issue of major concern. The 2012 marijuana legalization initiatives in Colorado and Washington illustrate a growing popular skepticism of a drug criminalization regime that costs the United States billions of dollars and results in thousands of new incarcerations every year. While opinions about an ideal policy vary, the importance of a [...]

Mar 042013
 March 4, 2013
Portland State SSDP Hosts Drug Policy Film Festival This Weekend

By Romain Bonilla, Portland State SSDP This weekend, the Portland State University chapter of Students for Sensible Drug Policy is hosting its very first film festival. Come indulge in two documentaries, two presentations, and two feature films with the student movement to end the War on Drugs! The event is free for students and non-students alike, and we welcome the greater Portland community to benefit from this event. Free food will be provided on both Friday and Saturday. Event Details Who: Portland State SSDP What: Movies and Talks about the War [...]

Mar 042013
 March 4, 2013
Cannabis Use Poses No Risk To The Brain Or Individual Intellect

By David The Expert Delegate Ready, I was surprised to see your reply to my comment on TheWeedBlog. I’m glad that you took the time to explain your stance on cannabis legalization in Maryland, however I feel that I must rebut one of your points. You stated that there has been scientific evidence showing that marijuana damages brain cells, but in fact, that is one issue that almost every relevant study agrees upon: cannabis poses no risk to the brain or to an individual’s intellect. I think you may be [...]

Mar 042013
 March 4, 2013
Police Ordered To Give Washington Man His Cannabis Back

In what will likely set legal precedent in the area, a Pierce County judge ruled that police must return seized marijuana that was taken from a designated provider during a traffic stop last year. Judge Jack Emery ruled that police must return marijuana unlawfully seized from a designated provider. According to the man who’s getting his bud back, Joseph Robertson, “I feel great”, he said outside of the court house yesterday, “You’ve got to stand up for people’s rights sometimes.” The situation started last May, when Robertson was pulled over for [...]

Mar 032013
 March 3, 2013
Center Stem Drip Irrigation By Jorge Cervantes

Getting the right irrigation system setup for your garden can save a lot of time, and give your plants a balanced approach to watering and feeding that they deserve and desire. When I first started growing a long time ago, I didn’t have any gardening experience – marijuana or otherwise. I would get huge buckets of water, mix in the nutrients, then break my back moving the buckets of water around my garden. Eventually I got smart and started using reservoirs and pumps, and I suggest anyone who takes their garden seriously [...]

Mar 032013
 March 3, 2013
Who Should Win High Times Stoner Of The Year?

It’s already March in 2013. Time is flying. I thought smoking marijuana all the time was supposed to slow things down?! Last year’s stoner of the year was Wiz Khalifa, and rightfully so I think. He definitely loves marijuana, and was extremely popular in 2012. Who do you think will win this year? There haven’t been any blockbuster marijuana films out lately, which usually makes it easier to choose. What about Gil from WeedMaps? That guy puffs harder than anyone I have ever seen! Below is last year’s award. I [...]

Mar 032013
 March 3, 2013
Is Green Tongue Probable Cause For Pot Search

I want to make one thing clear in this article – I LOVE sour apple candy. Whether it’s a lollipop, a chewy candy, a fruit roll up, whatever it is, if it’s sour apple flavor and green I will get down on it. It doesn’t matter if I’m high or not, I will attack it like I haven’t eaten in days. I think it’s safe to say that a good portion of my week is spent making my tongue green. If that’s grounds for probable search, I’m f’d. With no [...]

Mar 032013
 March 3, 2013
Oregon Senate Bill 281 To Add PTSD To Oregon Medical Marijuana Program

Below is video from a committee hearing for Oregon Senate Bill 281 to add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. Or as the legislation wording states, “Adds post-traumatic stress disorder to definition of ‘debilitating medical condition’ for purposes of statutes authorizing medical use of marijuana.”