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Marijuana Chai Drink Recipe

The Weed Blog - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 15:24
When you’re trying to relax, or just need a dope drink for your daily grind, the chronic chai is sure to be a good choice. The drink can either boost your mood or chill you out, depending on what situation you’re in and can be served both hot and cold. The recipe is super simple [...]

The Desperate Lies Of Josh Marquis, Part II: There’s No Money in Legal Weed

The Weed Blog - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 14:11
In continuing my dissection of the obfuscations and half-truths of Clatsop County DA Josh Marquis, the leading spokesperson for law enforcement’s opposition to marijuana legalization in Oregon, I happened upon a statement of his on his personal Facebook page that claims Measure 91′s legalization of marijuana won’t provide any tax revenues to local law enforcement: [...]

Low Temp Dabs Vs. High Temp Dabs

The Weed Blog - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:02
By Aarr Kellz, Spaceship Earth Farms To dab or not to dab is no longer the question. The question, is at which temperature should we dab? Well I was recently introduced to the joys of low temp dabbing. So what is low temp dabbing? Low temp dabbing is when you take a dab at a [...]

Jays On Jays In Amsterdam

The Weed Blog - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:02
By John Knetemann I have recently made the pilgrimage that all cannabis enthusiasts must take once in their life, the voyage to Amsterdam. This past year, I have arrogantly claimed that Denver is the new weed capital of the world. Denver is my home-city, and I took huge pride stealing that title from Amsterdam. However, [...]

US: Federal Marijuana Crops Get A Boost

Cannabis News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 04:00
Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug 2014 - The U.S. government has increased the quantity of marijuana it's growing this year to more than 1,400 pounds from the originally planned 46. The federal government classifies marijuana as a substance that has no medical use and is more dangerous than cocaine. But it's willing to let researchers have access - under a few conditions.

US: Study: Medical Pot May Help Opiate Abuse

Cannabis News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 04:00
Baltimore Sun, 31 Aug 2014 - Painkiller Overdoses Fell in States With Legal Marijuana, Study Finds Could medical marijuana be an antidote for the nation's scourge of fatal overdoses caused by prescription pain medication? A new study suggests the answer is yes, and it's set off a flurry of medical debate over the risks and benefits of making cannabis more widely available to patients.

US: Study: Medical Pot May Help Opiate Abuse

Medical Marijuana - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 04:00
Baltimore Sun, 31 Aug 2014 - Painkiller Overdoses Fell in States With Legal Marijuana, Study Finds Could medical marijuana be an antidote for the nation's scourge of fatal overdoses caused by prescription pain medication? A new study suggests the answer is yes, and it's set off a flurry of medical debate over the risks and benefits of making cannabis more widely available to patients.

US NY: OPED: Of Pot And Percocet

Cannabis News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 04:00
New York Times, 31 Aug 2014 - PRESCRIPTION opioid painkillers like Percocet, Vicodin and OxyContin have come under intense scrutiny in recent years because of the drastic rise in overdose deaths associated with their prolonged use. Meanwhile, access to medical marijuana has been expanding - 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized its broad medical use - and chronic or severe pain is by far the most common condition reported among people using it. Could the availability of medical marijuana reduce the hazards of prescription painkillers? If enough people opt to treat pain with medical marijuana instead of prescription painkillers in states where this is legal, it stands to reason that states with medical marijuana laws might experience an overall decrease in opioid painkiller overdoses and deaths.

US NY: OPED: Of Pot And Percocet

Medical Marijuana - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 04:00
New York Times, 31 Aug 2014 - PRESCRIPTION opioid painkillers like Percocet, Vicodin and OxyContin have come under intense scrutiny in recent years because of the drastic rise in overdose deaths associated with their prolonged use. Meanwhile, access to medical marijuana has been expanding - 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized its broad medical use - and chronic or severe pain is by far the most common condition reported among people using it. Could the availability of medical marijuana reduce the hazards of prescription painkillers? If enough people opt to treat pain with medical marijuana instead of prescription painkillers in states where this is legal, it stands to reason that states with medical marijuana laws might experience an overall decrease in opioid painkiller overdoses and deaths.

How To Make Strawberry Marijuana Muffins

The Weed Blog - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:46
Strawberry Marijuana Muffin Recipe Feeling motivated to make tomorrow’s breakfast now? Or perhaps you’re just waking up late and you want to make something dank to celebrate the fact that you don’t have a hangover. These strawberry muffins are also medicated, giving your morning snack an added boost that’s sure to brighten up your morning. [...]

Illinois Governor Signs Hemp Research Measure Into Law

The Weed Blog - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 23:42
By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Democrat Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation, House Bill 5085, authorizing state universities to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes. The new law takes effect in January. Illinois joins more than a dozen states — including Hawaii, Indiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Utah earlier this year — that have enacted legislation redefining hemp as an agricultural commodity and authorizing state-sponsored [...]

34,000 New Mexicans Suffering From Alzheimer’s Denied Access To Medical Cannabis

The Weed Blog - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 22:37
The Secretary of Health denied a petition to add Alzheimer’s disease to the list of medical conditions eligible for the medical cannabis program, even though the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Advisory Board voted unanimously to recommend making neurodegenerative dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, qualifying conditions. Alzheimer’s disease, similar to many of the conditions presently included in New Mexico’s [...]

Earl Blumenauer To Talk Federal Tax Reform For Marijuana Businesses At International Cannabis Business Conference

The Weed Blog - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 21:32
Congressman Earl Blumenauer,  U.S. Representative for Oregon’s 3rd congressional district, will be presenting at the first annual International Cannabis Business Conference in Portland, OR this September. The conference focuses on the emerging billion dollar cannabis industry and features an impressive list of experts in the cannabis industry.  Blumenauer is by far the most outspoken representative in the nation [...]

US CT: Stonington Police Efforts To Make Drug Arrests

Cannabis News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:00
The Day, 30 Aug 2014 - Town Resident Who Is Also a Detective in Westerly Outlines Concerns in an Email to the First Selectman Stonington - A veteran Westerly Police Department detective who lives in Pawcatuck has criticized the Stonington police department's drug enforcement efforts in an email to First Selectman Ed Haberek.

CN ON: Focus On Medical Use

Cannabis News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:00
The Daily Press, 30 Aug 2014 - Hempfest Lands in Moonbeam This Weekend MOONBEAM - The organizer of a pro-marijuana festival believes the drug should remain out of politician hands. Organizers for Hempfest Canada announced that the 16th annual celebration would not be held in Sault Ste. Marie, where it has called home for the past few years, but instead in Moonbeam. The main goal of Hempfest, which takes place this weekend, is to educate the public on the proper use of medical marijuana.

US: Drug Courts Now A Battlefield Of Pot Politics

Cannabis News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:00
Richmond Times-Dispatch, 30 Aug 2014 - Casual Marijuana Users Go to Treatment As Hard- Core Drug Abusers Are Rejected. WASHINGTON - Attorney David West can't pinpoint precisely when he started to sour on the rapid expansion of drug courts - but the karate episode stands out.

CN ON: Focus On Medical Use

Medical Marijuana - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:00
The Daily Press, 30 Aug 2014 - Hempfest Lands in Moonbeam This Weekend MOONBEAM - The organizer of a pro-marijuana festival believes the drug should remain out of politician hands. Organizers for Hempfest Canada announced that the 16th annual celebration would not be held in Sault Ste. Marie, where it has called home for the past few years, but instead in Moonbeam. The main goal of Hempfest, which takes place this weekend, is to educate the public on the proper use of medical marijuana.

US WA: City's Ban On Marijuana Sales Upheld

Cannabis News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:00
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 30 Aug 2014 - (AP) - A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper issued the ruling after extensive arguments over whether Initiative 502, the voter-approved state law that legalizes adults' recreational use of marijuana, left any room for such local bans.

US NM: Berry Veto Quashes Pot, Tax Proposals

Cannabis News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:00
Albuquerque Journal, 30 Aug 2014 - It's Unlikely Council Can Override Mayor Mayor Richard Berry on Friday vetoed an election resolution that would have asked Albuquerque voters to reduce marijuana penalties and to raise taxes for social services.

US: New Drug Czar Expected To Continue Public Health Focus

Cannabis News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 04:00
Washington Post, 30 Aug 2014 - The White House officially nominated Michael Botticelli on Thursday to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which is charged with overseeing and administering federal drug policy. The White House has been moving toward dealing with drug use as a public health issue, rather than a criminal justice one. And the nomination of Botticelli, a recovering alcoholic, might be the most significant sign of that shift to date.