Apr 012013
 April 1, 2013
War on Drugs: A Policeman's Perspective

This is a recording of our event with Mr Tom Lloyd, Cambridgeshire’s former Police Chief Constable on the 7th of March 2013. Last year in Britain, the costs of drug enforcement to the tax payer stood at £16 billion, or one and a half times more than the cost of hosting the Olympic Games 2012. In just the space of a decade, total expenditure on drug enforcement surpassed £110 billion. Only £3 billion of that total went towards funding schemes to tackle addiction. So what effect has our enforcement policies had on Britain? Are we turning the tide on drugs?

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Apr 012013
 April 1, 2013
Cannabis Bills In The Maryland Legislature With Dan Riffle Of MPP

Join SSDP and NORML Terps for an exciting update on the progress of cannabis bills being debated in the Maryland State Legislature. Learn the ups and downs of the medical marijuana bills, the decriminalization bill, and the recreational legalization bill, as well as the current laws on the books. for those of you coming from off-campus, the official address is: 3100 Stamp Student Union College Park, Maryland 20742 & directions can be found here! http://thestamp.umd.edu/about_us/directions_to_stamp Free parking is available (after 4pm until 7am) in Lot 1, which is the huge lot after you pass STAMP, then Cole Field House, on your

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Apr 012013
 April 1, 2013
Ending The Prohibition Of Marijuana

There have been quite a few animated videos popping up lately dealing with marijuana prohibition. I would prefer real faces of real people, but information is information, so it doesn’t hurt I think. This video is a narration about forming a consensus to lobby and force the governments to re-examine and reverse their regressive policies, and immediately remove their inaccurate classification of Cannabis.

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Apr 012013
 April 1, 2013
Bill In Oregon House To Legalize And Tax Cannabis

Money for schools, public safety and other important initiatives, has been hard to come by in the down economy and some legislators in Oregon’s House of Representatives have a plan. It’s outlined in House Bill 3371. Representative Peter Buckley said in a statement: “I believe it would be in the best interest of our state to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana. I doubt it will pass in this session, since there is a strong interest in seeing what happens in Colorado and Washington, but I believe it has a good chance of passing on the ballot in 2014.”

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Apr 012013
 April 1, 2013
How To Make Marijuana Waffles And Fried Chicken

We don’t normally post music videos on The Weed Blog, but this video about marijuana waffles and fried chicken was particularly educational. I should have waited for a different time to post this, as it’s breakfast time where I live, and marijuana waffles and fried chicken sounds very delicious right now (doesn’t it always?).

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Mar 312013
 March 31, 2013
Reminder: Juries Can Nullify Marijuana Charges If They Find Them Unjust

Although its usage is increasing in the American legal system, far too few people know about, and understand one of the biggest weapons we have in our civil-rights arsenal; jury nullification. Jury nullification is a practice that dates back to before our nation was formed, and is the act of a jury acquitting someone of a charge, even if the evidence is clear, by finding them “not guilty”. By doing so, people can make sure that an individual doesn’t fall victim to unjust, archaic laws. As a juror, taking this path is simple: Vote “not guilty” to someone who is being

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Mar 312013
 March 31, 2013
Will Massachusetts Drug Test Dispensary Employees?

Every dispensary worker that I know got into the industry because they were a patient prior to becoming employed, and used to frequent the establishment. These same workers continue to be patients even after becoming employed by their dispensary. I don’t know how it is in Massachusetts, but drug testing dispensary employees in Oregon would be the biggest ‘duh’ moment in state history. Do they give breathalizer tests to liquor store employees? Radical Russ Belville discusses the issue on 420 Radio.

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Mar 312013
 March 31, 2013
Take Action Right Now To Help Support Medical Marijuana In Illinois

By Hunter Holliman, National Field Coordinator, Americans for Safe Access At the beginning of March, Illinois came one step closer to becoming the 18th medical marijuana state when HB 1 passed out of the House’s Human services committee. You can personally help make sure that the state takes the next step forward by encouraging your State Representatives to pass HB 1 when it comes to vote in the House soon! Representive Lou Lang’s medical marijuana bill would create a program where patients with qualifying medical conditions can get safe and legal access to medicine through dispensing centers. It would also protect

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Mar 312013
 March 31, 2013
Medbox To Host Free Educational Seminar And Demonstration April 3rd In Massachusetts

Medbox, Inc. (OTC Markets: MDBX) (www.medboxinc.com), the leader in the development, sales and service of automated, biometrically controlled dispensing and storage systems for medicine and merchandise, will host a free educational seminar for those interested in applying for licensure to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts. The event will be led by Medbox CEO, Dr. Bruce Bedrick . Dr. Bedrick and the Medbox team are the most successful consultants in the medical marijuana industry, having helped hundreds of clients navigate the difficult path of state and local licensure and permitting.  This seminar is an opportunity for potential Massachusetts medical marijuana industry entrepreneurs to meet

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