Jul 152014
 July 15, 2014
Man Gets Fired For Buying Legal Cannabis, Employer Reverses, Gives Job Back

Mike Boyer was the first person to buy legal recreational cannabis in Spokane, Washington. Mr. Boyer was featured in numerous media stories after he purchased four grams of legal cannabis from Spokane Green Leaf on Tuesday, July 8th. After making the purchase, Mike Boyer turned to the crowd at the store, held his purchase in the air, and the crowd cheered as media cameras took photos of his celebration. However, that celebration was short lived. The next day, after seeing the media coverage of Mike Boyer purchasing legal cannabis, Mr. Boyer’s employer fired him. Apparently TrueBlue Labor Ready, a temp

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Jul 152014
 July 15, 2014
Half Of Recreational Cannabis Purchases In Colorado Are By Tourists

Cannabis tourism is going to be a big part of the industry moving forward. There are currently only two states that allow legal recreational cannabis sales (Washington and Colorado), and people from miles around are traveling to both states to benefit from the next great American industry. A recent report out of Colorado shows that tourists make up a sizable percentage of legal recreational purchases in Colorado, especially in ski-resort areas. Per The Denver Post: The study, released Wednesday, found that out-of-state visitors make up nearly half of recreational marijuana sales in the Denver area — and 90 percent of

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Jul 152014
 July 15, 2014
White House Opposes Republican Efforts Undermining D.C. Marijuana Reform

In a Statement of Administration Policy yesterday the White House expressed strong opposition to a Republican amendment by Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) that is directed at blocking implementation of a recent law the District of Columbia passed replacing jail time for possessing small amounts of marijuana for personal use with a small fine. The statement calls marijuana reform a “states’ rights” issue, a groundbreaking policy position for the White House to take. The D.C. Council also passed a resolution condemning congressional interference yesterday. “It is great to see the White House accepting that a majority of Americans want marijuana law reform

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Jul 152014
 July 15, 2014
Traveling With Marijuana Still Isn't Perfect

Thinking about taking a vacation from your state of Colorado or Washington? Possibly going back to see family or friends or maybe just getting away? If you’re thinking about taking your recreational marijuana with you, you may want to think again. Even though the laws allow for cannabis to be consumed legally by people in these states, things are still a bit iffy with the TSA and the rules regarding flying with weed. In Colorado, the Denver Airport has “amnesty boxes” in which people can deposit their weed before getting on a plane. The airport has a very strict no

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Jul 152014
 July 15, 2014
Canna-Business Set To Bloom In The Sunshine State

As the Sunshine State prepares to vote on Amendment 2 in November, business analysts are evaluating the potential of the largest market for state-regulated medical marijuana east of the Mississippi. Building on its history of launching canna-businesses in Colorado—the United States’ first legal recreational market—the MMJ Business Academy will host a weekend slate of programs for entrepreneurs that are preparing to enter the market as soon as it comes online. The Summit and Solutions program will be held at the Intercontinental at Doral Miami on July 19-20. “Florida has the distinct advantage of taking advantage of ‘lessons learned’ from states

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Jul 142014
 July 14, 2014
Washington D.C. Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Effect Thursday

Earlier this year, the Washington D.C. Council voted to decriminalize marijuana. The vote made possession of up to one ounce of marijuana an infraction instead of a crime, carrying a $25 penalty. The decriminalization measure required United States congressional review, which was rough. But, despite attempts to derail marijuana decriminalization in Washington D.C. by some members of Congress, the decriminalization measure is set to take effect this Thursday. United States House of Representative Andy Harris (Maryland) has led the charge to try to derail the process. This has led to a request from Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray for D.C.

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Jul 142014
 July 14, 2014
Space Queen Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Space Queen Cannabis Strain Review And Pics The Space Queen marijuana strain is a hybrid, with lineage coming from Romulan and Cinderella 99. The Space Queen strain is not the strongest strain on the planet, but is great for people that want a smooth, mellow high. The Space Queen strain is very tasty, with a hint of fruit and pine. The high from the Space Queen marijuana strain concentrates in your head. Check out the Space Queen marijuana strain on THCFinder.Com, and see what people had to say about Space Queen,  and how Space Queen affects various ailments. Buy quality marijuana seeds at this

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Jul 142014
 July 14, 2014
What To Do To Keep Caterpillars Off Your Marijuana Plants

The most harmful of these soft segmented pests are the Corn Borer and Hemp Borer. They eat the marrow within the stalk creating stem cankers, which weaken the plant.  A heavily infested cannabis plant can collapse.  A mere five to twelve larvae can literally destroy one plant.  Equally damaging are that the holes bored into the stems by Corn Borers leave an open door for other sap sucking bugs, resulting in the life literally being drained from the marijuana plants.  Hemp Borers attack the flowering tops.  This is one activity you want to nip in the bud right away! Oftentimes,

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Jul 142014
 July 14, 2014
The Booming Marijuana Industry: The Next Dot-Com

By Amber Iris Langston I recently had the privilege of attending the very first national conference of the relatively young (they were founded in 2010) National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA). NCIA is the first national trade organization focused on the entire cannabis plant. It was also my first visit to Denver since stores opened up in January, and the feelings of freedom and anticipation for the future were palpable. Some call the NCIA “Big Pot”. In some ways they are probably right. But the truth is, the fight for legalization still has a long way to go, and no one

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Jul 142014
 July 14, 2014
LARA Proposes Broad Changes To Michigan Medical Marijuana Program

Although you won’t find it announced in any press release or on the government’s website, big changes are being proposed for Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Program (MMP) by the government agency charged with overseeing the state’s 150,000 registered participants. Changes to the language of the medical marijuana Act must be approved through the legislature- and those proposals require a supermajority vote in both the House and Senate. That’s a tough path to travel, so the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) proposes to manipulate the Administrative Rules instead. LARA submitted the proposed changes for the MMP to the Secretary of

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