Oct 122013
 October 12, 2013
Marijuana Is A Common, Effective Remedy To Ease Back Pain

Back pain is the second most common reason for medical visits in America, with sixty five million Americans suffering from some type of back injury. Almost all of the people that I know that have gone in to a doctor’s office or ER for back pain have been prescribed some type of opiate painkiller, which has led to addictions that have ruined some of my friends and family’s lives. I wish more and more people would try cannabis to see if they could get relief for their back pain from a much safer source. However, I know a lot of

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Oct 122013
 October 12, 2013
Purple Urkle Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Purple Urkle Cannabis Strain Review And Pictures Purple Urkle comes from Mendo Purps pheno and is native to the notorious green triangle in northern California. It is characterized by unusually long orange hairs covering small, dense, purple nugs when properly grown and harvested. The color is a purple much like that found on quality strains of Lavender, although despite common misconception, the two are not related. “Much like many of the purples circling CA at the moment this one smells, you guessed it, like purple! Appears to be a vibrant purple and the taste is like that of some really

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Oct 122013
 October 12, 2013
Medford Revoking Business Licenses Of Medical Marijuana Facilities In City Limits

Safe access to medical marijuana in Oregon got a boost when the Legislature passed HB 3460, permitting medical marijuana facilities to operate within the state. Apparently the City of Medford didn’t follow the legislative session this year. See the message below sent to me by Moms for Marijuana: It has recently come to our attention that the City of Medford has started revoking business licenses of Medical Marijuana Facilities in Medford City limits!! They are also Denying applications for New businesses that have anything to do with Cannabis! Clearly this isn’t acceptable! Action is required both in person and on-line.

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Oct 122013
 October 12, 2013
New Study Finds THC Can Treat Parkinson's Disease

Courtesy of The Joint Blog According to a study being published in next month’s issue of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, and published online early by the National Institute of health, has found that THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) can treat Parkinson’s disease. According to the study’s introduction; “Cannabinoids such as Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) are neuroprotective in animal and cell culture models of Parkinson’s disease (PD). In a PD cell culture model we recently demonstrated that Δ9-THC is neuroprotective through activation of the nuclear receptor peroxisomal proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ)”. Researchers, while studying the effects of THC on these cell-culture models of Parkinson’s disease, found that; “Δ9-THC resulted in significant inhibition

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Oct 122013
 October 12, 2013
Footage From High Times Cannabis Cup Seattle 2013

I was not able to make it to the 2013 Seattle Cannabis Cup, but Ninjasmoker and friends of the blog Anthony Johnson and Radical Russ were able to make it, and they said it was really fun. Especially since this was the first Cannabis Cup in Seattle after the historic 2012 election during which Washington State legalized marijuana. I definitely plan on getting there next year, hopefully as a judge or panelist (bucket list!). Below is footage of Day 1 and Day 2 of the event, as well as footage of the entries. “The HIGH TIMES US Cannabis Cup returned

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Mendocino County: America’s Greenest Region?

 Posted by at 8:23 AM on October 12, 2013  Opinion
Oct 122013
 October 12, 2013
Mendocino County: America's Greenest Region?

Note: In 2011, our Drug Peace Bumblebee Doug Fine followed the efforts of sustainable, locavore cannabis farmers in Mendocino County, California to organize a taxpaying industry through a trade group called MendoGrown, today expanded into the Emerald Growers Association (to include other counties in the famous top shelf cannabis growing region). Fine attended several of the group’s meetings, and this section, from his bestselling book on the topic of Mendocino County’s landmark “Zip-tie” Program, Too High to Fail, describes what he found. The Zip-Tie Program was a successful county effort to permit the local $6 billion cannabis industry. It allowed 99 plants

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Oct 122013
 October 12, 2013
Jorge Cervantes' Outdoor Medical Marijuana Garden Time Lapse

One of the coolest things I like to watch are videos of time lapse footage of marijuana gardens. Watching the marijuana plant go from start to finish is hypnotizing to me. The gardener gets to put in months of effort and sweat, and we get to watch all of it within four and a half minutes. Lucky! The gardener in this case is the legendary Jorge Cervantes. “Growing these medicinal plants outdoors was extremely easy once I got the soil enriched. There are 6 plants total, 3 Lamb’s Bread and 3 Jack’s Cleaner crosses. They are about 8 feet tall

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Oct 122013
 October 12, 2013
US Cannabis Cup Seattle - Dab Panel

Do you smoke dabs? Do you make dabs? Do you not know what I’m talking about, and want to know what ‘dabs’ are? Well you are in luck, because the fine people at High Times not only hosted a dab panel at their last Cannabis Cup in Seattle, they recorded it and uploaded on YouTube for the world to see. All my friends that were in attendance said the place was packed, which doesn’t surprise me considering how popular dabs are right now. “Generation Dab” panel at the US Cannabis Cup – Seattle 2013 featuring Addison DeMoura of Steep Hill

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Oct 112013
 October 11, 2013
Romulan Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Romulan Cannabis Strain Review And Pictures In the 1970s, this variety was brought from California to British Columbia by a Vietnam veteran, where it was grown on Vancouver Island. This variety was nicknamed Romulan after people joked that the high “could dent your head,” producing ridges like those of Star Trek’s warrior-like race with the same name. Romulan is alien pot with potent effects. Couch lock is likely as concentration may be difficult to maintain. Medically, this weed has shown excellent results for chronic pain. “Romulan is a mix of Cali Strain x White Widow so you know this stuff

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Oct 112013
 October 11, 2013
Federal Measure To Respect State Cannabis Laws Garners 19th Sponsor

Courtesy of The Joint Blog Congressman Steve Stockman of Texas has officially signed on as a sponsor of H.R. 1523, the U.S. “Respect State Marijuana Laws Act“, bringing the total number of bipartisan sponsors to 19. Under this proposal the federal government would be required to respect the law of states which decide to legalize cannabis for medical or recreational purposes, forbidding them from enforcing federal prohibition in these states. The measure was introduced earlier this year, in April. Other sponsors include Republicans Dana Rohrabacher [CA], Justin Amash [MI] and Don Young [AK], along with Democrats such as Earl Blumenauer [OR], Steve Cohen

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