Oct 172013
 October 17, 2013
California Lt. Governor To Chair Blue Ribbon Panel On Marijuana Legalization

By Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California, will chair a blue ribbon committee tasked with studying marijuana legalization in the state. This was announced at a joint press conference held this morning with the ACLU of California. The panel will “engage in a multi-year research effort to help voters and policy makers as they consider proposals to enact a strict tax and regulation scheme that will enable California to benefit from billions of dollars of potential revenue annually while protecting the health and safety of our children and communities.” Joining Newsom on the panel will

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Oct 172013
 October 17, 2013
Hysterical Media Dub Dabs "The Crack of Marijuana"

No article I have written generated as much controversy as one I originally entitled “The Danger of Dabs” (reprinted in HIGH TIMES May 2012 issue as “The Dawn of the Dab”).  My thesis was “The danger of dabs isn’t so much physical as it is a public relations nightmare.”  A theme that has developed from just a few news reports reveals how the media are framing butane hash oil as the latest dangerous drug endangering our teenagers. ABC15 in Phoenix ran a story on a Monday entitled “‘Dabbing’ the new drug of choice for teens?“.  Following a brief explanation of

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Oct 172013
 October 17, 2013
Dedication Ceremony For Second New Jersey Medical Marijuana Center This Friday

Compassionate Care Foundation to Name Dispensary in Honor of Late Medical Marijuana Advocate Diane Riportella EGG HARBOR—This Friday, October 18th, Compassionate Care Foundation will hold a ceremony to dedicate its soon-to-open medical marijuana dispensary to Diane Riportella, a medical marijuana advocate who lost her battle with ALS last year.  Officiating the ceremony will be William Thomas, CEO of Compassionate Care, and Paul Riportella, Diane’s husband.  The dispensary is located at 100 Century Drive in Egg Harbor Township. Diane was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in September of 2007 and tirelessly promoted the use of medical marijuana in New Jersey,

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Oct 172013
 October 17, 2013
Washington State Approves Legal Marijuana Rules

By Phillip Smith Washington became the second state to adopt rules and regulations for legal marijuana commerce Wednesday, as the state Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) finalized its proposed rulemaking process. Colorado, which also legalized marijuana in the November 2012 elections, completed its rulemaking process several weeks ago. “We feel very proud of what we’re doing,” said WSLCB chairwoman Sharon Foster. “We are making history. Over these last several months we have put together a comprehensive system of rules which will serve as the foundation for this new industry. This has been a very open process of rulemaking with public involvement each step

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Oct 172013
 October 17, 2013
Living In A Home Where Cannabis Is Grown Doesn't Harm A Child's Health

Courtesy of The Joint Blog A study published earlier this year by the government-funded National Institute of Health, as well as the International Journal of Drug Policy, found that ”there was no significant difference between the health of the children living in cannabis grow operations and the comparison group of children”. These findings, according to researchers, “challenge contemporary child welfare approaches and have implications for both child protection social workers and the policymakers who develop frameworks for practice.” Under current law, children are constantly taken away from their parents for growing cannabis – even if the parents are qualified patients under state law – something that this

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Oct 172013
 October 17, 2013
Lansing, Michigan Candidates Weigh In On Marijuana

LANSING- The use, possession and transfer of marijuana among adults 21 and over in Michigan’s capital city could be legalized by Lansing voters in November. A Lansing State Journal questionnaire asked candidates for mayor and city council how they felt about this issue, and many others; the candidates generally revealed strong support for a more liberal set of marijuana laws. The issue of legalized marijuana use has the support of the majority of citizen running for office. “I believe it is time to stop the senseless waste of public resources on prosecuting the personal use of marijuana in small quantities on private

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Oct 172013
 October 17, 2013
Media Outlet Claims Marijuana 'Kills 30,000 A Year'

I just read one of the biggest anti-marijuana propaganda articles in modern times. It was an article published by the Daily Mail, which estimated that cannabis kills 30,000 people a year in the UK. Admittedly, I’m not from the UK, so I wasn’t sure if this was a joke or if it was real. Sadly, it appears to be a real claim. According to the article: “Researchers calculate that if 120,000 deaths are caused among 13 million smokers, the corresponding figure among 3.2 million cannabis smokers would be 30,000. The drug can cause cancer, lung disease and abnormalities associated with serious mental

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Oct 162013
 October 16, 2013
Strawberry Cough Cannabis Strain Review And Pictures

Strawberry Cough Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures Strawberry Cough has a sweet strawberry smell and thick smoke that will leave you coughing. It provides a nice sativa buzz that will lift your spirits, great for going out and enjoying mother nature or getting things done. Overall it is a comfortable and enjoyable, yet also powerful, experience. “Very helpful strain for the day time. Amazing taste and odor, true to its name.” – Brad420Brad Check out the Strawberry Cough marijuana strain on THCFinder.Com, and see what people had to say about Strawberry Cough, and how Strawberry Cough affects various ailments. Find quality

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Oct 162013
 October 16, 2013
Find A Medical Marijuana Dispensary Or Collective In Washington State

Find Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Collectives, And Delivery Services In Washington State Washington State has some of the highest quality medical marijuana on the planet. This was true even before medical marijuana dispensaries started popping up across Washington State. As an Oregonian, I made the trek in the 1990’s and 2000’s up to Washington State to purchase my marijuana on so many occasions I lost track. Washington State recently passed Initiative 502, which legalized marijuana possession. Washington State doesn’t allow recreational home grows, and currently doesn’t allow recreational sales of marijuana. Safe access to medical marijuana is still an issue for

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Oct 162013
 October 16, 2013
Washington To Begin Accepting Applications In November From Marijuana Retailers

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Washington state regulators today finalized rules to govern the state’s nascent marijuana retail market. Beginning on November 18, regulators will begin formally accepting applications from those seeking state licenses to commercially produce, process, and sell cannabis to those age 21 and over. A press release regarding the state’s forthcoming rules and the application process is available here. Under an initiative (I-502) enacted by voters in November, the adult possession of limited quantities of non-medical marijuana — as well as the state-licensed production and sale of cannabis — is not subject to criminal penalty. Voters in

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