Aug 192013
 August 19, 2013
Marijuana Doesn't Ruin Your Life, But Marijuana Prohibition Can

We have all heard marijuana prohibitionists state quite emphatically that ‘marijuana will ruin your life!’ They say it with such disgust and contempt, as if because they themselves believe it to be undeniably true, then it clearly must be true. However, it’s obviously not true because there are countless people that have smoked marijuana and have gone on to do some amazing and admirable things. The plant itself is harmless, while the person using it may or may not be. I always point out to marijuana prohibitionists that marijuana has never ruined my life or the life of anyone that

Read More
Aug 192013
 August 19, 2013
Mango Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Mango Marijuana Cannabis Review And Pictures Mangos parentage is part KC 33 and part Mango from a hippie fellow who grew it for 30 years, then let KC use it as a cross in 1991. It is a 100 percent indica strain that grows large and produces prodigiously. Dont let Mango’s slow start fool you – this variety will eventually rival the impressive size of many KC varieties, which are especially intended for outdoor grows. If you want Mango to stay at an average size in an outdoor garden, allow only 3 weeks of vegetative time and transplant outdoors as

Read More

Jack Herer’s Last Public Speech

 Posted by at 7:23 AM on August 19, 2013  Marijuana Video
Aug 192013
 August 19, 2013
Jack Herer's Last Public Speech

While I was browsing around YouTube this morning I came across video footage of Jack Herer’s last public speech before he passed away. It was filmed at Hempstalk in Portland, Oregon on September 12, 2009. I was lucky enough to meet Jack Herer once before he passed away, and it was one of the highlights of my life. I figured the video was worth passing along, in case there are rookies out there that don’t know much about the legendary Jack Herer. “All but complete Johnny-come-latelies to cannabis culture probably have some awareness of Jack “The Hemperor” Herer as perhaps the

Read More
Aug 192013
 August 19, 2013
Will Farmers Insurance Begin Insuring Marijuana Collectives And Retail Outlets?

Courtesy of The Joint Blog In what would be a huge step towards legitimizing and protecting the medical and recreational cannabis industries, Farmers Insurance in Seattle, Washington is in the process of establishing insurance programs for medical cannabis collectives; businesses planning to open for recreational sales under Initiative 502 may also apply. These insurance programs will include things such “general liability, theft-break ins, product liability, business auto ( for those that transport to and from ) and employee protection”, according to Chris McManus, a Washington State activist who recently had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Farmers Insurance representative Cary Randow; “Farmers

Read More
Aug 192013
 August 19, 2013
US News And World Report - 92.9% Of Americans Say Sanjay Gupta's 'Weed' Was Right Message

U.S. News and World Report, one of the nation’s oldest publications discussing political issues of global significance, asked their readers if Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s pro-medical marijuana CNN documentary “Weed” delivered the right message. 92.92% of Americans surveyed said his message was right on, man. Dated August 8th, the survey has been taking in reader’s answers for ten days; although there is not total vote count on this particular survey, the popularity of the website and the subject matter indicates the participation has been robust. Gupta is a neurosurgeon who is CNN’s senior medical correspondent. His documentary was featured on Sunday,

Read More
Aug 192013
 August 19, 2013
Video Footage From Seattle Hempfest 2013

This last weekend was Seattle Hempfest 2013, and if you were like me, you were unable to attend. But unlike the first Seattle Hempfest over 20 years ago, we can now ‘virtually attend’ the event via YouTube. A lot of my friends attended Seattle Hempfest 2013, and a handful of them were speakers at the event too. Below are videos that I came across on Youtube covering the event. I know I say this every year, but next year I’m going for sure! Major Neill Franklin of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) talks about the importance of networking to end

Read More
Aug 192013
 August 19, 2013
Coming Out Of The Closet: My Experience With The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program

By Rosemary Piser This past week saw groundbreaking events take place in the drug policy reform movement. Most notable were Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s documentary CNN ‘Weed;’ Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement of plans to change to the federal sentencing guidelines that could reduce the number of people in federal prisons for low-level drug law violations; federal Judge Shira Scheindlin’s ruling that the New York Police Department’s stop-and frisk policies are unconstitutional; and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s announcement that he would allow “edible” medical marijuana products to be used by minors for treating life-threatening illnesses. While these events can certainly

Read More
Aug 182013
 August 18, 2013
Does Holding In A Hit Of Marijuana Longer Make You Higher?

I think we all have that friend that tries to hold in his/her hit of marijuana as long as they possibly can in an attempt to get higher. They swear that if you hold in your hit of marijuana longer, it will make you higher. I have always gone back and forth in regards to which side of the equation I fell into – whether or not I believed holding in my hit of marijuana longer would get me higher. I have many memories of smoking marijuana, hanging out with friends growing up, and watching my friends try to hold

Read More
Aug 182013
 August 18, 2013
Master Kush Cannabis Strain Review And Pictures

Master Kush Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures Extracted courageously from Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush region, the Master Kush strain of marijuana is a variety that stays compact and is forgiving to the inexperienced marijuana gardener. It grows powerfully in just about any medium including coco, soil, hydroton, water and even air. When explored through toking, Master Kush cannabis presents a highly potent smoking experience that is sweet, citrusy, earthy and smoothed. The high will enliven your creativity, spark your passion for living – and increase your appetite. “Master Kush is a great Indica strain. Taste and smell similar to Bubba kush

Read More

Marijuana Reform On The March

 Posted by at 10:44 AM on August 18, 2013  Ending Marijuana Prohibition
Aug 182013
 August 18, 2013
Marijuana Reform On The March

By John Payne In the past week, we have seen dramatic and, in many ways, unexpected progress towards ending the war on cannabis. CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s kicked off the week with his special report “WEED,” which attracted a great deal of attention before it even aired Sunday evening. The report didn’t really break any new ground for those of us who follow the subject closely, but it introduced those who don’t to people who benefit from medical cannabis. Those individuals include an Israeli Holocaust survivor, who uses cannabis for tremors in his hands, and six-year-old Charlotte Figi, who uses a

Read More