Oct 162014
 October 16, 2014
Voting No On Oregon Measure 91? Read This First

There are members of the marijuana community that plan on voting no on Oregon Measure 91. I respect everyone’s views on the issue, and definitely want people to vote as they see fit because after all, that’s the point of a democracy. I saw an amazing analysis today on Facebook by valued Weed Blog contributor Russ Belville. His Facebook post was in response to an article urging people to vote no on Oregon Measure 91. It can be read below: Your essay makes no logical sense. Measure 91 was written by the marijuana activist community, with input from some 50-odd

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Oct 162014
 October 16, 2014
Oregon Marijuana Legalization Winning In Latest Poll, Young Voter Turnout Is Vital

A new poll was released in Oregon which shows the marijuana legalization initiative, Measure 91, winning by a significant margin. Support is highest among young voters and independents. Per Oregon Public Broadcasting: Fifty-two percent of likely voters said they’d vote for the idea. Forty-one percent said they’d vote against it. Debra Klaviter lives in The Dalles and has run a Farmers Insurance Agency for 25 years. She says she’ll be voting for the marijuana legalization measure because she says it should be an option for people in pain. “I’ve seen people that have started to take care of their own health care,

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Oct 162014
 October 16, 2014
Afroman - "Because I Got High" Positive Remix

I don’t normally post music videos on the blog for various reasons. However, this music video is too good to pass up. WeedMaps and NORML teamed up with Afroman to release a remix of his popular song ‘Because I Got High.’ In this new version, Afroman puts a marijuana reform twist to his lyrics. The video has already gone viral, with hundreds of thousands of views. Whoever came up with this idea is genius, as I saw it all over the internet and social media yesterday while I was at work. Below is the video.

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Oct 162014
 October 16, 2014
Alaska Marijuana Legalization Campaign Releases First TV Ad

Ballot Measure 2 is an initiative that would tax and regulate the production, sale, and use of marijuana in Alaska. Criminal penalties would be removed for adults over the age of 21 who possess up to an ounce of marijuana, and constitutional protections allowing home cultivation would be preserved. Do you have a question about how the law will work? Learn more at www.RegulateMarijuanaInAlaska.org!

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Oct 162014
 October 16, 2014
Obama To Nominate Pro-Marijuana Candidate To Lead DOJ Civil Rights Division

The Washington Post reports that Obama intends to nominate Vanita Gupta, the American Civil Liberties Union’s Deputy Legal Director, to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division. This news comes not long after Attorney General Eric Holder announced his imminent resignation, and indicates a continued initiative of positive federal drug policy changes. Gupta has been outspoken on a number of issues, including racial sentencing disparities, federal incentives to state police that prioritize the investigation of drug arrests over violent crime, mandatory minimum sentences and related disparities, as well as marijuana legalization. She currently leads the ACLU’s Campaign to End Mass

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Oct 162014
 October 16, 2014
Be Proud That You Are A Marijuana Consumer

By John Knetemann I come to you readers asking for a favor. I know it is a lot to ask, but it is incredibly important for you to do this. I imagine that a majority of those that read The Weed Blog also smoke marijuana, regularly or every once in a while. With that in mind if you smoke marijuana, I ask that you don’t be afraid to be public about it or at least tell those that are important to you. Tell your friends and family! Maybe refrain from telling your boss, but someday… maybe someday. For some of you, this is a

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Oct 152014
 October 15, 2014
Blueberry Kush Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Blueberry Kush Cananbis Strain Review And Pics Blueberry Kush is a mostly indica hybrid marijuana strain that provides a pleasant and long-lasting high when smoked. Blueberry Kush has a sweet, fruity smell and tastes like blueberries. Dutch Passion’s version of Blueberry, which was derived from the original Delta 9 Collection, won first place in the 2000 High Times Cannabis Cup in the mostly indica category. “A very mellow and long-lasting strain, a mostly indica strain that won’t put you to sleep unless you medicate with enough of it.” – Brad420Brad Check out the Blueberry Kush marijuana strain on THCFinder.Com, and see what people had

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Oct 152014
 October 15, 2014
Jailing People For Marijuana Is Like Jailing People For Not Using Sunscreen

By John Knetemann I woke up today and had the best idea I have ever had. We should throw people in jail if they do not wear sunscreen outside. This is so obvious that I cannot believe we haven’t thought of it before. It only makes sense to incriminate people who do not wear sunscreen. Now, you may be thinking “but John, we should allow people to live in a way that they see fit,” but you are just silly if you think that. Shame on you if you think this. You probably have a lot of other silly ideas too. If you aren’t

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Oct 152014
 October 15, 2014
Why Do Oregon Cops Fight So Hard Against Marijuana Legalization?

Next month, my home state of Oregon will be voting on marijuana legalization, again. Unlike previous attempts, this year’s initiative has a stellar chance of passing. There are not too many people leading the fight against the initiative. In fact, if you were to take away cops, rehab owners, and propaganda profiteers like Kevin Sabet, there’s almost no one left. Oregon law enforcement has largely led the way, ponying up over 98% of the money for the No on 91 campaign, as seen in this graphic at this link here, courtesy of Russ Belville. Oregon cops are not supposed to campaign

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Oct 152014
 October 15, 2014
D.C. Marijuana Legalization Initiative Receives Endorsement From Major Labor Organizations

The Service Employees International Union, United Commercial Food Workers, and D.C.  Working Families endorsed Initiative 71, D.C.’s marijuana legalization initiative. Initiative 71, which is on the November 4th ballot, would legalize the possession of up to two ounces marijuana for adults over the age of 21, and allows individuals to grow up to six plants in their home. D.C. laws prevent the ballot initiative from addressing the taxation and sale of marijuana, however, the D.C. Council is currently considering a bill which would account for such provisions. “These major labor endorsements show that the elimination of marijuana prohibition is an

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