May 112014
 May 11, 2014
Chronicle Book Review: Hemp Bound

By Phillip Smith Hemp shouldn’t have anything to do with drug policy. It’s a cannabis sub-species low in THC so it doesn’t get you high, but impressive as an industrial agriculture crop, one with uses in a broad and ever-increasing range of activities. The applications are numerous, and farmers in countries around the world, including just across the border in Canada, are making a living growing for an ever-expanding market, both here in the US and abroad. Drug War Chronicle shouldn’t be writing about hemp any more than it should be writing about corn or flax or soybeans. This should

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May 112014
 May 11, 2014
Marijuana May Treat Neurodegeneration According To New Study

Courtesy of The Joint Blog A new study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology has found that cannabis may treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. “In an increasingly ageing population, the incidence of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease are rising”, according to the study. “While the aetiologies of these disorders are different, a number of common mechanisms that underlie their neurodegenerative components have been elucidated; namely neuroinflammation, excitotoxicity, mitochondrial dysfunction and reduced trophic support. Current therapies focus on treatment of the symptoms and attempt to delay the progression of these diseases but there is currently no

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May 102014
 May 10, 2014
Vicious OG Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Vicious OG Marijuana Cannabis Review And Pics The Vicious OG marijuana strain is pretty rare I’m learning. It’s been up here in Oregon for awhile, but it sounds like other than Southern California, it’s not a common strain. The Vicious OG strain is a standard OG strain. To me I can always tell an OG because it has a somewhat generic smell and taste. I don’t mean that in a bad way, but there’s definitely a common smell and taste to most OGs. The sample I got had light hairs, and a pretty light color of green on the nugs. The

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May 102014
 May 10, 2014
NFL May Ban Best Wide Receiver Next Season Over Marijuana

Remember all those public service ads and D.A.R.E. classes that warned about how smoking pot was going to make you lethargic, apathetic, and unable to achieve your dreams?  Yeah, sure, this artist, that musician, they may have smoked pot, but smoking pot would destroy any hope of a career in the public or private sector.  Well, OK, you have the past few presidents or a handful of tech start-up billionaires, but it’s not like they are openly, actively, currently pulling massive bong rips… (sigh) OK, Michael Phelps, but… At some point, as two legalized states become four this November and

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May 102014
 May 10, 2014
NYPD On Path To Make As Many Marijuana Arrests In 2014 As In Previous Year

The Marijuana Arrest Research Project released data showing that racially bias marijuana arrests continue to be one of the leading arrests in New York City, despite the precipitous drop in stop and frisks. In March 2014, the NYPD under Mayor Bill de Blasio made more marijuana possession arrests than almost every other month in 2013 under Bloomberg and Kelly. New York City’s marijuana possession arrests in the first quarter of 2014 are higher than in the third and fourth quarters of 2013, with identical racial disparities. As illustrated in graphs by the Marijuana Arrest Research Project, approximately 86% of those arrested are Black

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May 102014
 May 10, 2014
GOP Congressman Threatens To Block DC Marijuana Decriminalization Law

By Phillip Smith Even as the House held a first hearing on the District of Columbia’s recently passed decriminalization law, at least one Republican congressman is threatening to file legislation to undo it. Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) told CQ Roll Call he plans to introduce a congressional resolution to overturn it. The hearing came in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Subcommittee on Government Operations, chaired by Rep. John Mica (R-FL). Mica said his views on the issue were “evolving” and that he might hold additional hearings on the law. Because Washington, DC, is a federal district, Congress has powers it

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May 092014
 May 9, 2014
How Important Is Oxygen For Marijuana Plants?

Oxygen isn’t a particularly critical factor because the air is full of it. As marijuana plants photosynthesize during the day, they release oxygen as a byproduct of sugar production. No extra oxygen is required aboveground. The roots utilize oxygen and absorb it straight from the soil or from water that has dissolved oxygen. The amount of dissolved oxygen that water contains is determined in large part by its temperature. Cooler water holds more oxygen, while warm water doesn’t hold that much. Anaerobic conditions are friendly to pathogens that might attack stressed roots. There are a few ways to infuse your

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May 092014
 May 9, 2014
Pineapple Skunk Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Pineapple Skunk Cannabis Strain Review And Pics The Pineapple Skunk marijuana strain is a hybrid originating from crossing Pineapple, Skunk 1, and Cheese. The Pineapple Skunk strain has a very distinct taste and smell. As the name suggests, the smell is very pungent – the type of strain that will stink up your car even when it’s in a sealed container. The taste of Pineapple Skunk is very sweet. You can taste the subtle flavors of the three strains that make up Pineapple Skunk. I had a ‘ratatouille moment’ (as I call it) the first time I smoke this strain.

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May 092014
 May 9, 2014
Football Hall Of Famer Applies For Medical Marijuana Dispensary License

By Brandon Isaak Jonathan Ogden, retired Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle, has applied for a medical marijuana dispensary license in Nevada, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. There are a limited number of licenses available in Nevada, so it is still unclear whether or not Ogden will own a dispensary. One hundred and nine other companies have filed applications, and only 66 will be licensed this year, 40 of which will reside in Las Vegas (Clark county) where Ogden has applied. Applicants must also show they have $250,000 in liquid assets and have a licensed physician as the medical director to apply. Hopefully,

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May 092014
 May 9, 2014
Signature-Gathering Jobs Available With DC Campaign To Legalize Marijuana

By Phillip Smith Join a Team That Will Make History in Washington, DC by Legalizing Marijuana The DC Cannabis Campaign, Yes on Initiative 71, Needs Signature Gatherers Immediately. Enjoy the spring weather in DC while making a living wage. 20 Positions Available — May 6, 2014 Candidates are expected to collect at least 100 complete signatures per seven hours of work and maintain a valid signature rate of 30% or better. Candidates will need to wear neat street clothing, and work outdoors in all weather conditions collecting signatures. There is a lot of walking or standing required. It is a must

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