May 042013
 May 4, 2013
Yoda's Brain Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Yoda’s Brain Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures Strain Name: Yoda’s Brain Sample Acquired: April 9, 2013 Medicated Date: April 11, 2013 Glass Used: Mobius Reti Perc Bubbler Grade:A+ Type: Indica Looks: 3 small marijuana sample nuggets deep in rich green color with dark spotting covered in trichomes. Visible orange/rust colored “hair” protruding as if reaching for the sky. Smell: Hints of pine, menthol, and sweet mint/tea. Taste: Earthy with hints of herbal and fruity sweetness. Buzz Type: Heavy & full body; relaxation, pain/stress relief. Slightly euphoric. Buzz Length: Above Average to Very Long (1.5 to 2+ hours) Summary: * Review

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May 042013
 May 4, 2013
Is Your State Trying To Reform It's Marijuana Laws In 2013?

By Phillip Smith In the wake of the marijuana legalization victories in Colorado and Washington last November, and buoyed by a series of national public opinion polls showing support for pot legalization going over the tipping point, marijuana reform legislation is being introduced at state houses across the land at levels never seen before. While the mere fact that a bill has been introduced is no guarantee it’s going to pass, that such bills are being introduced in record numbers speaks to how far the marijuana reform movement has come. According to a legislative activity web page maintained by the Marijuana Policy Project,

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May 042013
 May 4, 2013
Politician Talks About How Cannabis Helped Put His Cancer In Remission

Los Angeles City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl announced today the news he received from his oncologist, Dr Melani Shaum, that his cancer is officially in remission. In this video on his YouTube channel, Rosendahl says he credits the love and healing support from family, friends and constituents in his efforts to beat cancer. He also credits his doctor’s advice to forgo toxic pain relieving medicine and instead use medical marijuana. “We’re going to continue to make this world a better place,” said Rosendahl from his desk at City Hall. “I have the strength to go forward and do it again.”

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May 042013
 May 4, 2013
Ohio Lawmaker Introduces Marijuana Legalization Measure

By Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director Representative Robert F. Hagan (D-Youngstown) has introduced a measure that would put marijuana legalization on the ballot before state voters. House Joint Resolution 6 would place a question on the Ohio ballot asking voters to approve allowing people 21 or older to purchase and use marijuana. Under this proposal marijuana would be sold only by state-licensed establishments and would be subject to a 15 percent excise tax. “With billions upon billions spent on the war on drugs with little progress to show for it, it is time for more-sensible drug policy in this country,”

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May 042013
 May 4, 2013
Michigan City Announces Petition Drive To Reform Marijuana Law

With violent crime 173% higher than the national average, a Lansing Michigan coalition announces a petition drive to reform The Capitol City’s marijuana law. The petition would eliminate adult penalties for up to one ounce of marijuana and is based on the idea of community-oriented policing, with officers of the peace protecting and serving the People of Lansing Michigan. The Coalition for a Safer Lansing announces the initiation of a petition drive to put before the city’s voters on the issue of reforming local marijuana law. The Coalition is composed of local and statewide activists, attorneys, businesspersons and elected officials.

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May 042013
 May 4, 2013
Colorado Lawmakers Consider Treating Marijuana Magazines Like Porn

Colorado lawmakers are considering forcing retailers to place marijuana magazines – such as High Times - behind counters with Playboy and other pornographic magazines. The provision was slipped into a regulation measure currently going through the State’s Legislature. It was added by the House as an amendment to the bill, before being approved, and sent to the Senate. According to the Associated Press, High Times Magazine is considering filing a lawsuit against the state if the law passes, claiming that it’s ”patently unconstitutional”. Colorado would be the first state in the nation to approve such a ban, despite the state being one of

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May 032013
 May 3, 2013
Where Do I Go For The Global Cannabis March?

This Saturday, May the 4th (or “Star Wars Day”) advocates for ending adult marijuana prohibition will march in hundreds of cities worldwide.  The Global Cannabis March (or “Million Marijuana March”, “Cannabis Liberation Day”, “J Day”, etc.) was founded by Cures Not Wars’ Dana Beal in 1999 in New York City. A fantastic wiki has been set up to coordinate all the cities that will be participating.  Find yours by visiting http://rad-r.us/MJMarch – the link takes you to the United States’ listings, but you can scroll up and down for the worldwide listings.  Most marches have their own Facebook page as

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May 032013
 May 3, 2013
Participate In The Global Marijuana March In Portland

By Michael Bachara, Oregon NORML/CRRH Portland, Oregon – Nearly three hundred cities worldwide, including Portland, will participate in the fourteenth annual Global Cannabis March on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Portland participants will gather in Pioneer Courthouse Square to march at high noon through downtown Portland, accompanied by a police escort. Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) and Oregon NORML are sponsors of this event. Musicians Justin James Bridges, Tim Pate and John Cornett have joined the roster for the rally, which runs from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Speakers for the rally include Leland Berger, Portland Attorney and advocate for the

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May 032013
 May 3, 2013
Help Spread The Word About Marijuana Reform At Pointfest

By John Payne As you likely know, we have been running radio advertisements on The Point 105.7 FM in Saint Louis for the past couple weeks. The station’s alternative format reaches a young adult demographic with whom our message is very popular, and they have responded strongly to our ads. Since the media campaign began, over 2,000 people have joined our ranks by texting into our mobile campaign! Now we want to engage with this audience directly at the Point’s annual music festival, Pointfest. The concert will be held at Verizon Wireless Ampitheater outside Saint Louis, which holds 20,000 people. Help

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May 032013
 May 3, 2013
New Study Finds THC May Be Helpful In Combating HIV

A new study published in The Journal of Leukocyte Biology has found exciting, albeit preliminary research which indicates that THC, one of the main compounds in marijuana, may have HIV fighting capabilities. Although more research is clearly needed, this study validates past research which also found marijuana’s compounds to be helpful in treating those with HIV and AIDS. The research team which conducted the study is from the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Researchers infected macrophages (a type of white blood cell in our body which fights certain infections) with the HIV-1 virus, before then exposing cell cultures to a

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