Feb 282013
 February 28, 2013
Product Review: HealthStone Vapor Rig Prototype

Today we’re checking out a new prototype rig from HealthStone glass. Looks like we’re going to be seeing lots of new things coming from their camp in the coming months. These little rigs are definitely a good start, adding some versatility to their lineup.

Feb 282013
 February 28, 2013
Canada's Medical Marijuana Battle Is Only Beginning

Canada is waging a war against medical marijuana users, and key battles are being fought in court, at the regulatory level, and in our communities. We interview Pete Melanhead, owner of a medical marijuana dispensary in Hamilton, Ontario that was raided by police on January 30. http://www.cannabisculture.com/conten… Also: Medical marijuana grower and activist Mik Mann joins the show in-studio to talk about the ongoing war against Canadian pot patients and his new growing show, Time to Grow with Opus LIVE, Mondays at 4PM PT on Pot TV. http://www.pot.tv/taxonomy/term/3351

Feb 282013
 February 28, 2013
Indiana House Approves Welfare Drug Test Bill

By Phillip Smith, StopTheDrugWar.Org The Republican-controlled Indiana House voted overwhelmingly Monday to approve a “reasonable suspicion” drug testing bill for welfare recipients. House Bill 1483 advanced to the state Senate on a 78-17 vote. The bill would require all adult recipients of Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) benefits to undergo an assessment to see if there is “reasonable suspicion” that they might be using illicit drugs. Recipients who are deemed “suspicious” would then go into a pool for random drug testing, with half of the pool members being subjected to drug testing. [...]

Feb 282013
 February 28, 2013
Field Poll: California Voters Say No To Crackdown On Marijuana

Harborside Health Center Stays Open As Political Winds Shift Direction “The voters of CA have an exceptional degree of agreement on this issue– it is very rare that 67% of Californians agree on anything.“  ~ Steve DeAngelo Oakland, California ~ The Field Poll, an independent and non partisan survey of public opinion, established in 1947, released new numbers on California voters’ opinions about cannabis in the state. Significant in this poll, released yesterday, is that the poll finds greater than seven in ten voters (72%) backing the state’s existing medical [...]

Feb 282013
 February 28, 2013
Federal Decision On Legalized Marijuana Coming "Soon"

US Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed that the Department of Justice was wrapping up their evaluation of legalized marijuana in Washington and Colorado and would issue a statement “soon.” Holder told Colorado A.G. John Suthers: “We’re in the last stages of that review and we’re trying to make a determination  as to what the policy ramifications are going to be, what our international  obligations are — there are a whole variety of things that go into this  determination — but the people of [Colorado] and Washington deserve an answer  and [...]

Feb 272013
 February 27, 2013
SSDP Drug Policy Activism Boot Camp In Boston This Weekend

Overview This event serves to unite the SSDP chapter network for a day of training, workshops, discussion, networking, and expert presentations aimed to help us refine our skills as advocates for ending the destructive war on drugs. Saturday, March 2, 2013 9:30am-6:00pm on campus at Boston University  Participants are encouraged to bring their computers and something to write with. Speakers Sessions will be led by Aaron Houston, Stacia Cosner, Drew Stromberg, and Devon Tackels of the SSDP national staff. Featuring a keynote address from Rick Doblin, Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Sessions Winning [...]

Feb 272013
 February 27, 2013
Oregonians Contact Your Reps About Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced In Oregon

Legislation has been introduced in Oregon by the House Committee on Revenue that would legalize and regulate the adult use of marijuana. House Bill 3371 would establish a regulatory system, similar to the one in place in the state for alcohol, for the cultivation, production, and sale of cannabis to adults over 21. Adults would be allowed to possess up to 24 ounces of usable marijuana and grow up to six plants in their homes, in addition to purchasing it from regulated retail outlets. You can read the full text of the legislation here. [...]

Feb 272013
 February 27, 2013
Florida Poll Shows Popular Medical Marijuana Measure Could Determine Governor's Race

By Morgan Fox, Marijuana Policy Project According to a recent poll conducted by Hamilton Campaigns on behalf of People United for Medical Marijuana, 70% of Florida voters support a plan to mend the state constitution to allow the medical use of marijuana. Those are great numbers, but analysts say that this level of support could actually have an impact on the gubernatorial race in Florida if it makes the ballot in 2014! From the Miami Herald: “Supporters of the proposed amendment are less certain to cast ballots in the 2014 governor’s race,” David Beattie, Democratic Sen. Bill [...]