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US: Pot's Bust Or Boon Depends On State

Cannabis News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:00
Orlando Sentinel, 25 Aug 2014 - CHICAGO - America is two nations when it comes to marijuana: In one it's legal, in the other it's not. The result is that people like B.J. Patel are going to jail. The 34-year-old Arizona man may face a decade in prison and deportation following an arrest in 2012.

Australia: Cannabis Plan Has Support, Says MLC

Cannabis News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:00
The Mercury, 25 Aug 2014 - A PARLIAMENTARY inquiry into medical cannabis has been flooded with support from Tasmanians. About 100 submissions have been sent to an Upper House inquiry set to begin hearings within weeks. Independent MLC Ruth Forrest said people seemed to be in favour of the economic benefits of a new industry, as well as the potential health benefits of cannabis for medical purposes.

Australia: Labor Will Pursue Cannabis Reform

Cannabis News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:00
The Age, 25 Aug 2014 - Medical cannabis will be legalised in Victoria if Labor seizes power at November's state election. Under the proposal, Victorians with terminal illnesses or life threatening conditions such as cancer, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis would be able to access medicinal marijuana without breaking the law.

US NJ: Cannabis College Convenes In A.C.

Medical Marijuana - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:00
Philadelphia Daily News, 25 Aug 2014 - Medical Use Gathers Momentum ATLANTIC CITY - It was always just weed, grass or pot. No one ever called it marijuana when he was growing up in South Philly, and as far as Jeffrey Matteo knew, all it ever did was get you high, hungry and tired.

US FL: Column: Will Medical-Pot Centers End Up in Low-Income

Medical Marijuana - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:00
Sun-Sentinel, 25 Aug 2014 - TALLAHASSEE - Here's one aspect of Florida's medical-marijuana debate getting little airplay: Would the dispensaries be crowded into poor and minority neighborhoods? If voters statewide pass Amendment 2 this fall, the dispensaries have to open somewhere. Critics of legalizing marijuana such as Attorney General Pam Bondi and others have warned it could lead to pill-mill-like explosions of dispensaries "on every street corner." But there is some evidence that they may be concentrated in poorer, urban and disproportionately minority areas, not suburban strip malls.

US: Pot's Bust Or Boon Depends On State

Medical Marijuana - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:00
Orlando Sentinel, 25 Aug 2014 - CHICAGO - America is two nations when it comes to marijuana: In one it's legal, in the other it's not. The result is that people like B.J. Patel are going to jail. The 34-year-old Arizona man may face a decade in prison and deportation following an arrest in 2012.

Australia: Labor Will Pursue Cannabis Reform

Medical Marijuana - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 04:00
The Age, 25 Aug 2014 - Medical cannabis will be legalised in Victoria if Labor seizes power at November's state election. Under the proposal, Victorians with terminal illnesses or life threatening conditions such as cancer, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis would be able to access medicinal marijuana without breaking the law.

State Legislatures Need To Take Note Of Oregon Marijuana Legalization Efforts

The Weed Blog - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:40
2012 was a bittersweet election year for me. I was absolutely ecstatic to see Washington and Colorado legalize recreational marijuana. However, I was sad that Oregon did join them. The day after the election results were finalized, Oregon’s largest media outlet The Oregonian published an article telling the Oregon Legislature to legalize marijuana. In the [...]

Vermont Marijuana Coalition Website Launched

The Weed Blog - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:32
By Matt Simon As the Aug. 26 Vermont primary election approaches, it’s clear that momentum for ending marijuana prohibition in Vermont continues to build. Governor Shumlin’s administration is currently working with the Rand Corporation to study the potential impacts of marijuana regulation, and many legislators are already convinced that marijuana should be treated similarly to alcohol. If [...]

Oregon’s Largest Media Outlet Endorses Marijuana Legalization Initiative

The Weed Blog - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 16:30
A few years ago, Oregon medical cannabis patients and advocates launched a protest in front of The Oregonian’s office because the newspaper’s coverage of medical cannabis had gotten terribly offensive. In fact, the paper would refer to “medical” marijuana patients with quotes around medical, implying that all patients were faking their severe and debilitating medical conditions. The [...]

Marijuana Product Review – Vhit Reload Vape Pen Atomizer

The Weed Blog - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 11:37
There are many, many vape pens on the market right now. I have tried more than most, and my favorite one right now is the iTaste vv 3.0. Everywhere I go I show it to people, and they are blown away every time. You can get bigger hits from it than any other pen I’ve [...]

CN ON: Column: Law Goes To Pot?

Cannabis News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:00
Toronto Sun, 24 Aug 2014 - B.C. Store Owner Argues Police Can't Enter His Premises Because He Posted a Sign and Wrote Them a Letter Timothy Lee Felger owned and operated a retail outlet, DaKine Store, in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

US IN: Column: Anti-Drug Meatloaf Will Make Us All More Sober

Cannabis News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:00
Post-Tribune, 24 Aug 2014 - Once upon a time, I stood in a batter's box and faced a baseball pitcher who threw so hard I could not even see the ball. I just heard it go by. The 1960s were like that, too. I apparently missed the 1960s though I was standing in the batter's box.

US NY: Heroin's Pain: Epidemic's Scourge Reflected In Loved

Cannabis News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:00
The Observer-Dispatch, 24 Aug 2014 - Owen Kemp's family celebrated his 20th birthday Jan. 12 with everything - Chinese takeout, fireworks, singing and cake. Everything - - except Owen Kemp. The boy who once made goofy faces for the camera, sang "You Are My Sunshine" over and over, loved fishing with his dad and baked apple crisp for his grandparents died of a heroin overdose in November while staying with his grandparents in North Utica.

US WI: Meth Use Climbs As Price Of Heroin Skyrockets

Cannabis News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:00
La Crosse Tribune, 24 Aug 2014 - Methamphetamine use is climbing as desperate heroin addicts search for a cheaper way to get high and avoid a fatal overdose. "Meth has never gone away," said Tom Johnson, who heads a regional drug task force. "We just never gave it enough credit."

US OH: Today's Parents Face New Challenges With 'Covert'

Cannabis News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:00
The Vindicator, 24 Aug 2014 - It's hard for parents today to know the best way to guide their children through the years of teen and young-adult alcohol and drug experimentation because so much has changed since today's parents were teens. Thirty years ago, a policy change mandated by Congress approving the National Minimum Legal Drinking Act forced the states to change their legal drinking age to 21.

US CO: Feds Could Bar Interstate Hemp Oil Sales

Cannabis News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:00
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 24 Aug 2014 - WRAY, COLO. - Behind a tall curtain of corn that hides their real cash crop from prying eyes, the Stanley family is undertaking an audacious effort to expand their medical marijuana business to a national market. For years the five Stanley brothers, who sell a nonintoxicating strain of cannabis that has gained national attention as a treatment for epilepsy, have grown medical marijuana in greenhouses, under tight state and federal regulations. But this year they are not only growing marijuana outdoors by the acre, they also plan to ship an oil extracted from their plants to other states.

US CO: Colorado's Budding Marijuana Tourism

Cannabis News - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:00
Baltimore Sun, 24 Aug 2014 - Legalization Has Led to an Influx of Visitors Looking to Partake of a Little Weed Crested Butte, Colorado's wildflower capital, nestles in the Elk Mountain Range of west-central Colorado, where lupine, aster, mule's ear and a host of other dazzlers dot the fields. But currently the hottest tourist attraction is weed.

US CO: Feds Could Bar Interstate Hemp Oil Sales

Medical Marijuana - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:00
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 24 Aug 2014 - WRAY, COLO. - Behind a tall curtain of corn that hides their real cash crop from prying eyes, the Stanley family is undertaking an audacious effort to expand their medical marijuana business to a national market. For years the five Stanley brothers, who sell a nonintoxicating strain of cannabis that has gained national attention as a treatment for epilepsy, have grown medical marijuana in greenhouses, under tight state and federal regulations. But this year they are not only growing marijuana outdoors by the acre, they also plan to ship an oil extracted from their plants to other states.

US CO: Colorado's Budding Marijuana Tourism

Medical Marijuana - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 04:00
Baltimore Sun, 24 Aug 2014 - Legalization Has Led to an Influx of Visitors Looking to Partake of a Little Weed Crested Butte, Colorado's wildflower capital, nestles in the Elk Mountain Range of west-central Colorado, where lupine, aster, mule's ear and a host of other dazzlers dot the fields. But currently the hottest tourist attraction is weed.