Aug 082014
 August 8, 2014
Comparing Marijuana Legalization In 2014 To 2012

Now that Oregon and Washington DC have joined Alaska as the three states to vote in the 2014 election for marijuana reform, I thought it would be useful to compare and contrast the proposed legalization in these three states with the existing legalization passed in 2012 in Colorado and Washington.  I’ve created the info-graphic below to summarize the major features, but for complete text of the proposed initiatives and the previous ones, use the hyperlinks provided below: Colorado Amendment 64 (2012) Washington Initiative 502 (2012) Oregon Measure 91 (2014) Alaska Ballot Question 2 (2014) Washington DC Initiative 71 (2014) Source:

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Aug 072014
 August 7, 2014
What Happens When You Underwater Your Marijuana Plants?

All plants, including marijuana, consist of about 80% water. Therefore it makes sense that issues with the water management could cause damage to the marijuana plant. Outside in the ground, the marijuana plant usually has enough soil to work with. Depending on the quality and the structure of the soil, it also helps to regulate the amount of moisture. With indoor cannabis cultivation in pots it’s highly likely that the plant gets too much or too little water. The risks indoors are a lot greater, that why watering of the marijuana plants  needs to happen with the greatest knowledge and

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Aug 072014
 August 7, 2014
Why Is Marijuana Activist Marc Emery Still In Jail?

Marc Emery has been a marijuana activist for a long, long time. In 1995 Marc Emery created Cannabis Culture Magazine, which is how I originally learned about him. I was a huge, huge fan of Cannabis Culture growing up in the Pacific Northwest, and still have quite a few editions in my possession. One of my favorite things to do other than look at the pictures of nugs was to look at all the seeds you could buy via the magazine. It’s those seed sales that contributed to legal issues for Mr. Emery. But it wasn’t the seed sales alone.

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Aug 072014
 August 7, 2014
Share Your Oregon Marijuana Prohibition Story

Personal testimony is a powerful thing. People that are on the fence about marijuana legalization tend to be so because they don’t have a face to put with marijuana prohibition. These people tend to think that marijuana legalization is silly, and have visions of Cheech and Chong movies in their head. In reality, marijuana prohibition isn’t silly, and is actually quite harmful. I once heard a statistic that 3/4 people support marijuana legalization, but that they only feel that 1/4 of their neighbors feel the same. This gap could easily be bridged if people simply shared their views and experience

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Aug 072014
 August 7, 2014
Pennsylvania Senator Admits To Consuming Marijuana In Colorado

Pennsylvania Senator Daylin Leach has been a supporter of marijuana reform for awhile. With Pennsylvania considering legalizing medical marijuana, the Senator took some of his staff to Colorado recently on a fact finding mission. While Mr. Leach was there, he took a couple of puffs of a vape pen. He said the following according to CBS Pittsburgh: “I took a couple of hits; I definitely felt something,” said Sen. Leach. “It’s less than I would have smoked when I was in high school, but I didn’t want to do anything else, maybe because I’m getting older or I haven’t done

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Aug 072014
 August 7, 2014
Former Editor - New York Times Drug Testing Policy 'Difficult To Defend'

The New York Times has recently released an article endorsing marijuana legalization, which they then followed with a series of pro-marijuana reform articles. The New York Times also accepted and published an advertisement for a popular marijuana company. Those are great things. However, it’s kind of bittersweet considering that the New York Times drug tests its employees for marijuana, despite their expressed support to end marijuana prohibition. The policy is hypocritical to say the least. Former New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller recently participated in a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ in which the Marijuana Majority asked him how he

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Aug 072014
 August 7, 2014
Oregon Bank Wants To Work With The Marijuana Industry

The Oregon cannabis industry is growing at a rapid pace. Oregon has had a medical cannabis program since 1998, but up until recently, medical cannabis dispensaries were operating in a gray area. That changed with the passage of Oregon House Bill 3460, which legalized medical cannabis dispensaries. Dispensaries that have received a license can now carry out their business without fear of state prosecution. The industry will continue to grow if a recreational legalization/regulation initiative passes this November. New Approach Oregon’s initiative would regulate cannabis like alcohol in the State of Oregon. The current growth, and potential future growth, of

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Aug 072014
 August 7, 2014
Minnesota Issues Draft Medical Marijuana Rules

By Morgan Fox The Minnesota Department of Health has issued draft rules governing applications and oversight for two medical marijuana manufacturers. These rules are provisional, and may be revised before becoming final. Anyone interested in commenting on these proposed rules may do so by following the department’s instructions. In addition to publishing draft manufacturer rules, the department will be hosting a public meeting for parties interested in the medical marijuana manufacturing process. There will be an overview of the new law, a discussion of potential rules necessary to implement that law, available information pertaining to the manufacturer selection process, and an overall timeline for the

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Aug 062014
 August 6, 2014
It's Official - Washington D.C. To Vote On Marijuana Legalization

I met Washington D.C. marijuana legalization organizer Adam Eidinger at the 2012 National Cannabis Marijuana Business Conference in Denver the day after the historic 2012 Election. We had a brief discussion about his desire to pursue a legalization campaign in Washington D.C., and I told him that I thought an effort would be worth it, at the very least to push the issue and conversation. Here we are almost two years later, and his efforts have not only brought attention to marijuana reform in Washington D.C., but his efforts have also landed marijuana legalization on the ballot in Washington D.C.

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Aug 062014
 August 6, 2014
True OG Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

True OG Cannabis Strain Review And Pics The True OG marijuana strain is an indica strain. The True OG marijuana strain originated in Southern California, and is very popular down there. I don’t see it very often up here in Oregon. The True OG marijuana strain is a variation of the original OG strain, or ‘ocean grown.’ Like most indica strains, the body high from True OG is fantastic, and is great for pain relief and for help sleeping. The head high is mellow, allowing you to get some tasks done around the house, but I wouldn’t recommend starting any complex

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