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Ghost OG Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

The Weed Blog - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:00
Ghost OG Cannabis Strain Review And Pics The Ghost OG marijuana strain is an Afghani hybrid strain, with a good balance between indica and sativa traits. The Ghost OG marijuana strain is potent, but not so much that it will wreck your day. The Ghost OG marijuana strain has won many awards, and is known for [...]

How To Recognize Copper Deficienies In Marijuana Plants

The Weed Blog - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:50
By Robert Bergman Copper deficiencies are uncommon, but they can cause major problems with your cannabis crop. A copper deficiency will appear initially in the younger leaves with necrosis. The tips and margins of the leaves will exhibit coppery gray or slightly blue discolorations with a metallic sort of glare. In between the veins, the [...]

Former Oregon District Attorneys Think Legalization Invents Marijuana

The Weed Blog - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:36
Two retired Multnomah County, Oregon, prosecutors have come out in our state’s largest newspaper against the legalization of marijuana proposed for the November ballot by New Approach Oregon. Norm Frink, former chief deputy district attorney, and Mark McDonnell, former chief of the drug unit at the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, worked with members of New Approach [...]

D.C.: Far-Reaching Marijuana Decriminalization Law Takes Effect In Nation's Capital

Hemp News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:18

Persons Caught With Up to One Ounce of Marijuana Will Be Fined $25 by D.C. Police Officers

House Republicans Want to Overturn Law While White House Defends It

By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

A far-reaching marijuana decriminalization law on Thursday takes effect in the District of Columbia, replacing jail time with a $25 fine for the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana as the result of a year-long effort in the nation’s capital to reduce severe racial disparities in marijuana law enforcement by D.C. police officers.

The “Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014” takes effect despite an ongoing Republican-led effort in Congress to block D.C. officials from implementing the law. It was approved by the D.C. Council 10-1 in April and signed by Mayor Vincent C. Gray in March.

“We are hopeful that marijuana decriminalization will reduce excessive racial disparities in the enforcement of D.C.’s marijuana laws,” said Grant Smith, deputy director of national affairs with the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA). “While marijuana decriminalization is undeniable progress, the real solution is to join states like Colorado and Washington and legalize marijuana. Thankfully, D.C. voters are going to have that opportunity in November.”

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Uruguay Delays Legal Cannabis Sales Until 2015

The Weed Blog - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:55
Uruguay legalized cannabis in December 2013. Uruguay’s President and cannabis supporters worldwide were hoping to see legal cannabis sales start this year. However, it appears that legal cannabis sales in Uruguay will have to wait until 2015. According to comments made by Uruguay President Jose Mujica, there have been complications implementing the new law. Per [...]

Washington Senate Candidate Wants Amnesty For Past Cannabis Offenders

The Weed Blog - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:10
Having a cannabis related conviction on your record can lead to all kinds of issues. A cannabis conviction, or as I call it the ‘cannabis scarlet letter,’ can result in problems gaining employment, being approved for housing, obtaining student financial assistance, and a host of other potential issues. Long after the jail time, community service, [...]

Andrew Sullivan And Earl Blumenauer Headline International Cannabis Business Conference

The Weed Blog - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:29
Conservative blogger and frequent television pundit Andrew Sullivan will be joining liberal congressman and frequent bike rider Rep. Earl Blumenauer as speakers at the first annual International Cannabis Business Conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. The two-day event takes place September 13 & 14 and also features bestselling author of “Too High to Fail”, Doug Fine; pioneering California dispensary owner of Harborside [...]

US CA: Column: Charity Case

Cannabis News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:00
SF Weekly, 16 Jul 2014 - Berkeley Is Mandating That Poor People Can Get Free Medical Marijuana. S.F. Is Not on Board. Before there was medical marijuana, before there was legalization talk, there was free weed. It began here, and it began with AIDS.

US CA: Column: Charity Case

Medical Marijuana - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:00
SF Weekly, 16 Jul 2014 - Berkeley Is Mandating That Poor People Can Get Free Medical Marijuana. S.F. Is Not on Board. Before there was medical marijuana, before there was legalization talk, there was free weed. It began here, and it began with AIDS.

US FL: Column: 5 Growers May Hit ( Jack)Pot With Medical

Cannabis News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:00
The Palm Beach Post, 16 Jul 2014 - When I moved to Florida 30 years ago, it was for a job as a newspaper writer. If only I had a crystal ball. It would have told me to open a plant nursery - preferably someplace in Northeast Florida. But short of a crystal ball, how was I to know?

US FL: Column: 5 Growers May Hit ( Jack)Pot With Medical

Medical Marijuana - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:00
The Palm Beach Post, 16 Jul 2014 - When I moved to Florida 30 years ago, it was for a job as a newspaper writer. If only I had a crystal ball. It would have told me to open a plant nursery - preferably someplace in Northeast Florida. But short of a crystal ball, how was I to know?

Singapore: OPED: Singapore Must Resist Pro-Drug Lobby

Cannabis News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:00
Straits Times, 16 Jul 2014 - IN SINGAPORE, the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) marked World Drug Day on June 26 by reminding our children of the dangers of drugs. Alongside our anti-drug laws, enforcement officers and rehabilitative agencies, NCADA aims to build strong social resistance against drug abuse. Like other anti-drug policymakers and community leaders across the globe, I am alarmed at the recent momentum of the pro-drug lobby.

Australia: Send In Sniffer Dogs

Cannabis News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:00
The Townsville Bulletin, 16 Jul 2014 - SEND IN SNIFFER DOGS DRUG problems have reached "epidemic" proportions on Palm Island say residents, who have called for permanent sniffer dogs. The community's drug use has reportedly increased since the Alcohol Management Plan was introduced in 2006 because the illegal substances are easier to smuggle in.

US FL: Opponents Say Amendment 2 Is 'De Facto Legalization' Of

Cannabis News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:00
Tallahassee Democrat, 16 Jul 2014 - Opponents of Florida's medical marijuana ballot initiative criticized the language of Amendment 2 Wednesday and pointed to growing concerns in other states that have allowed recreational use of the drug. "Don't fool yourself," said Drug Free America Foundation Executive Director Calvina Faye. "This amendment is de facto legalization."

US MI: Column: Cops Against The Drug War

Cannabis News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:00
Metro Times, 16 Jul 2014 - The War on Drugs Creates a New Class of People to Be Discrimined Neil Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), is a dedicated advocate against the War on Drugs. He's participated in it on the police side as a 33-year veteran of the Maryland State Police and the Baltimore Police Department. He's served on drug squads and done undercover work.

US TX: OPED: The End Of Pot Prohibition As We Know It

Cannabis News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:00
The Gilmer Mirror, 16 Jul 2014 - How much longer will it take before the United States declares a truce in the Drug War? Without federal leadership, you can count on marijuana legalization to keep spreading one state at a time. This latter-day prohibition is taking an immense toll. And the stakes ought to be low, given that mostAmericans don't want anyone jailed for being caught with small amounts of pot.

US FL: Opponents Say Amendment 2 Is 'De Facto Legalization' Of

Medical Marijuana - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:00
Tallahassee Democrat, 16 Jul 2014 - Opponents of Florida's medical marijuana ballot initiative criticized the language of Amendment 2 Wednesday and pointed to growing concerns in other states that have allowed recreational use of the drug. "Don't fool yourself," said Drug Free America Foundation Executive Director Calvina Faye. "This amendment is de facto legalization."

US TX: OPED: The End Of Pot Prohibition As We Know It

Medical Marijuana - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:00
The Gilmer Mirror, 16 Jul 2014 - How much longer will it take before the United States declares a truce in the Drug War? Without federal leadership, you can count on marijuana legalization to keep spreading one state at a time. This latter-day prohibition is taking an immense toll. And the stakes ought to be low, given that mostAmericans don't want anyone jailed for being caught with small amounts of pot.

CN ON: OPED: Legalize Soft Drugs To Reduce Availability Of

Cannabis News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:00
Petrolia Topic, 16 Jul 2014 - Does caffeine lead to cocaine use? Obviously not. But what would happen if caffeine was outlawed? Naturally, a black market would emerge. Drug gangs, which are highly skilled at operating outside the law, and have pre-existing distribution channels, would begin trafficking illegal caffeine pills. If people were forced to use black market distribution chains to obtain a mild stimulant such as caffeine, would they be more likely to opt for a stronger stimulant such as cocaine? Almost certainly.

US DC: Police Quietly Prepping For Change In Law On Marijuana

Cannabis News - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:00
Washington Times, 16 Jul 2014 - Decriminalization Starts on Thursday The District is quietly preparing for a law to take effect Thursday that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana, with the Metropolitan Police Department issuing a special order to officers advising them of new protocols.