Aug 032013
 August 3, 2013
UN Drug Agencies Fret Over Uruguay Marijuana Vote

By Phillip Smith Wednesday night’s vote in the Uruguayan chamber of deputies to approve a state-run marijuana commerce would make the South American nation the first to create legal pot markets, and that’s making United Nations anti-drug bureaucracies nervous. Both the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) issued statements Thursday fretting about the vote. Uruguay hasn’t legalized the marijuana market yet—that will require a vote in the Uruguayan Senate this fall—but the Vienna-based UN organs aren’t waiting. Charged with enforcing the global drug prohibition regime, and its legal backbone, the 1961 Single

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Aug 032013
 August 3, 2013
Medical Marijuana $2 Bill Program Gains A National Following

FLINT- It started with an idea, which became a series of conversations, which evolved into a press release and an article in the Detroit Free Press. From that point on, Michigan’s $2 bill program to illustrate the economic impact of the marijuana community could no longer be contained within the Great Lakes State. The promotion ran from July 10 to July 31, 2013, and the concept is very simple: marijuana law reform advocates used $2 bills during everyday purchases in hopes of inspiring conversation and illustrating the purchasing power of the cannabis community. It worked very, very well. The initiators of the

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Aug 032013
 August 3, 2013
THC Skin Cream Can Combat Allergies

Courtesy of The Joint Blog A new study being published the journal Allergy has found that THC skin cream can combat certain allergies, in part because it has anti-inflammatory capabilities. According to researchers, “Topical THC application effectively decreased contact allergic ear swelling and myeloid immune cell infiltration not only in wild-type but also in CB1/2 receptor-deficient mice.” For the study – which was funded by the German Research Council and the University of Bonn’s Medical Faculty - researchers “evaluated the impact of topically applied THC on DNFB-mediated allergic contact dermatitis in wild-type and CB1/2 receptor-deficient mice”. Researchers conclude: Topically applied THC can effectively attenuate contact allergic inflammation by

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Aug 022013
 August 2, 2013
Headband Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Headband Cannabis Strain Review And Pictures Headband is a combination of OG Kush, Master Kush, and Sour Diesel that provides a smooth and pleasant tasting smoke. Good for pain relief, relaxing, and relieving stress. “Date Acquired: June 29, 2011 Grade: A Type: Hybrid (Sativa Dominant) Looks: Large sticky light green nugs with a very heavy covering of trichomes with dark forest green spotting. Smell: A woodsy pinescent and chlorophyll. Vicks VapoRub. Taste: Very much like sweet/sour lemony powdery candy; produces a sweet lemony after taste that progresses to some serious “fuel” tasting dry mouth. Buzz Type: It felt like someone

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Aug 022013
 August 2, 2013
Former Law Enforcement Officials Applaud Uruguay's Marijuana Legalization Efforts

MONTEVIDEO-A bill that would legalize and regulate marijuana, putting it under strict governmental control, passed the lower house of the Uruguayan legislature last night and is expected to pass the Senate and be signed by President Jose Mujica in coming days. “The passage of this bill will allow police to spend their time and resources on violent crime, devastate criminal networks in the country who rely on marijuana income, create jobs, generate tax revenue, and ensure the quality and safety of the product for those who choose to use it,” said 30 year law enforcement veteran Terry Nelson, who spent

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Aug 022013
 August 2, 2013
How Much Does The Obama Administration Spend On Medical Marijuana Enforcement?

By Hunter Holliman, National Field Coordinator, Americans for Safe Access As part of our ongoing Peace for Patients campaign, ASA is fighting hard to end the federal war on medical cannabis patients … but we can’t do it without your help! This summer, Congress has the power to cut the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) budget on all medical cannabis enforcement, essentially calling a temporary ceasefire in the war on medical cannabis. Throughout the month of August while Congress is on summer recess, organizers across the country will be meeting with their electeds in their home districts to lobby for a cut

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Aug 022013
 August 2, 2013
California: Law Change Leads To Dramatic Decline In Misdemeanor Marijuana Arrests

The annual number of misdemeanor drug arrests has fallen by nearly 50 percent in California in five years, largely due to the imposition of a 2010 law reducing minor marijuana possession offenses to a civil infraction. According to figures released this week in the 2012 California Crime Report, statewide misdemeanor drug arrests fell from an estimated 133,000 in 2007 to some 72,000 in 2012. The greatest decline was reported in marijuana misdemeanor arrests, which dropped from a near-record high of 61,000 prosecutions in 2009, the year prior to the infraction law’s passage, to fewer than 8,000 in 2012. Stated Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director: “Rather than continuing to spend

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Aug 022013
 August 2, 2013
Drunk Drivers Are 30 Times More Likely To Get In An Accident Than Cannabis Consumers

Courtesy of The Joint Blog A new study published online by the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention has concluded what cannabis advocates have known for years; cannabis is the least dangerous “drug” to consume before driving; alcohol is the worst. In fact, the study found that those with a blood alcohol level of 0.12% were over 30 times more likely to get into a serious accident than someone who’s consumed any amount of cannabis. Researchers conclude that; “The least risky drugs were cannabis and benzodiazepines and Z-drugs.” For the study, researchers collected case samples from “severely injured drivers of passenger cars or vans in

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Aug 012013
 August 1, 2013
Blue Dream Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Blue Dream Cannabis Review And Pictures Blue Dream is a cross of Blueberry and Haze and was bred to provide the body high of an indica and the cerebral sativa effects. Blue Dream is highly effective for pain management without the sedative effects of a pure indica. Effects are long lasting and she has a pleasant fruity taste. Check out the Blue Dream marijuana strain on THCFinder.Com, and see what people had to say about Blue Dream, and how Blue Dream affects various ailments. Find quality marijuana seeds at this link here.    

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Aug 012013
 August 1, 2013
Illinois Becomes 20th Medical Marijuana State

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn this morning signed legislation (HB 01) into law making Illinois the 20th state to authorize the physician-recommended use of cannabis for qualified patients. (View numerous pictures of today’s bill signing ceremony from Illinois NORML here.) The new law establishes a statewide, four-year pilot program regulating the production, distribution, and possession of medical cannabis. The program creates up to 22 state-licensed cannabis cultivation centers and up to 60 state-licensed dispensaries. Qualified patients participating in the program must have a preexisting relationship with their physician prior to receiving a recommendation for cannabis therapy. Patients diagnosed with one

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