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Favorite Christmas Marijuana Memes From 2014

The Weed Blog - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 23:30
I am like most people and I like entertaining memes, especially marijuana related memes. The last few Christmas’ I saw some great marijuana memes and this Christmas there seemed to be more of them than ever. Below are some of my favorites that I came across. The first ones are Christmas movie spoofs via Weedmaps,

Marijuana Cookie Recipes For Christmas

The Weed Blog - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 22:45
Merry Christmas from The Weed Blog! I have already been to three Christmas events between yesterday and today, and I still have two more to go (I have a big family). The first three were family friendly, so no cannabis treats were allowed. However, the next two are cannabis friendly, and so I am bringing many

Marijuana Policy Project Sends Christmas Card To New York Times Reporter

The Weed Blog - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 21:58
This last year New York Times reporter Maureen Dowd became the butt of many jokes when she made it obvious in an article for the New York Times that she couldn’t handle marijuana. As part of her article, she figured she would try some marijuana in the form of a candy bar. Most marijuana consumers would

US CA: Column: Pot Turnaround On Tribal Lands

Cannabis News - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 05:00
North Coast Journal, 25 Dec 2014 - Following a trend of relaxing marijuana policy, the Department of Justice announced recently that it will no longer prosecute people who grow marijuana on tribal lands. Though the Obama administration recently said something similar regarding states where marijuana has been legalized, the move was unanticipated and, in places, unwelcome, according to reports. Many tribes prohibit marijuana cultivation in their own bylaws. But the announcement has already spurred a movement in the Hoopa Tribe to relax a ban on growing on the Hoopa Reservation.

US CA: Column: Pot Progress Takes Diligence

Cannabis News - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 05:00
Sacramento News & Review, 25 Dec 2014 - OK, so this federal budget thing passed and I am confused. Is medical marijuana legal or not? - -Paul Ahseewonk Marijuana is still illegal under federal law. However, the new budget contains an amendment written by Dana Rohrabacher, R-Orange County, and Sam Farr, D-Central Coast, that prohibits federal agents from raiding medical cannabis facilities in states that have medical cannabis laws. By the way, 32 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws allowing the use of medical cannabis, so this is kind of a big deal. Not only that, the new budget also strengthens protections for hemp farmers. And, like I mentioned last week, the Department of Justice has said that Native American tribes can grow and sell cannabis on tribal land. All in all, Obama has been a really good president when it comes to marijuana. I didn't like him all that much in 2011, when it seemed like damn near all the clubs in California were getting raided and shut down, but his policy work since then, and especially during his second term, has been excellent.

US CO: Column: Landlords, Tenants And Home Grows

Cannabis News - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 05:00
Westword, 25 Dec 2014 - Dear Stoner: I am a landlord who lives two hours away from our rental in Pueblo. Last week I discovered that our new tenants are using our house as a grow house without our consent. I have no problem with Amendment 64 or using the house in that manner, but that's not what we agreed on. Just wondering if you have any information or ideas for us as landlords as to our rights and how we can approach this to benefit everybody. Baffled Near Boulder

US CO: Column: A Lump Of Coal For Colorado From Nebraska

Cannabis News - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 05:00
Boulder Weekly, 25 Dec 2014 - Time was when the only Nebraska- Colorado rivalry was about pigskin prowess. That annual NU-CU fall tilt gave sportswriters a chance to tell crude jokes about each other's jurisdictions to rile the fan base while coaches worked the teams to fever pitch by game day. That all went away, of course, when CU decided that it was too good for the Midwest and, seemingly forgetting that Boulder is still located on the Great Plains, looked westward in search of greener financial pastures. So far at least, that hasn't worked out very well. Rivalries are now few and far between.

US CA: Column: Pot Turnaround On Tribal Lands

Medical Marijuana - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 05:00
North Coast Journal, 25 Dec 2014 - Following a trend of relaxing marijuana policy, the Department of Justice announced recently that it will no longer prosecute people who grow marijuana on tribal lands. Though the Obama administration recently said something similar regarding states where marijuana has been legalized, the move was unanticipated and, in places, unwelcome, according to reports. Many tribes prohibit marijuana cultivation in their own bylaws. But the announcement has already spurred a movement in the Hoopa Tribe to relax a ban on growing on the Hoopa Reservation.

US CA: Column: Pot Progress Takes Diligence

Medical Marijuana - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 05:00
Sacramento News & Review, 25 Dec 2014 - OK, so this federal budget thing passed and I am confused. Is medical marijuana legal or not? - -Paul Ahseewonk Marijuana is still illegal under federal law. However, the new budget contains an amendment written by Dana Rohrabacher, R-Orange County, and Sam Farr, D-Central Coast, that prohibits federal agents from raiding medical cannabis facilities in states that have medical cannabis laws. By the way, 32 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws allowing the use of medical cannabis, so this is kind of a big deal. Not only that, the new budget also strengthens protections for hemp farmers. And, like I mentioned last week, the Department of Justice has said that Native American tribes can grow and sell cannabis on tribal land. All in all, Obama has been a really good president when it comes to marijuana. I didn't like him all that much in 2011, when it seemed like damn near all the clubs in California were getting raided and shut down, but his policy work since then, and especially during his second term, has been excellent.

China: Jackie Chan Shamed By Son's Drug Use

Cannabis News - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 05:00
Business Standard, 25 Dec 2014 - With his son's drug charges generating headlines, Chinese star Jackie Chan said he felt shamed by his son's behaviour and hoped he will behave in the future. On Monday, Jackie Chan's son Jaycee Chan was prosecuted in Beijing for allegedly providing a venue for drug users, according to the People's Procuratorate of Beijing's Dongcheng District.

US WA: Prosser Schools Get $7,000 For Rejecting Pot Money

Cannabis News - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 05:00
Yakima Herald-Republic, 25 Dec 2014 - PROSSER - Another benefactor has stepped forward to reward the Prosser School District and another organization for their refusal of a $14,000 donation from a marijuana grower. Rich Gerlitz, a Richland resident and 1971 graduate of Prosser High School, and his wife, Jan, recently gave $7,000 checks to the district and the Prosser branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton & Franklin Counties after both turned down money from Randy Williams, owner of Fireweed Farms just north of town.

US CO: Colorado's Pot Legalization Draws Homeless to Denver

Cannabis News - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 05:00
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 25 Dec 2014 - DENVER (AP) - Chris Easterling was sick of relying on drug dealers in Minneapolis when he needed marijuana to help ease the pain of multiple sclerosis. They were flaky, often leaving the homeless man without the drug when he needed relief the most. So he moved to Denver, where legal pot dispensaries are plentiful and accessible.

US CO: Colorado's Pot Legalization Draws Homeless to Denver

Medical Marijuana - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 05:00
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 25 Dec 2014 - DENVER (AP) - Chris Easterling was sick of relying on drug dealers in Minneapolis when he needed marijuana to help ease the pain of multiple sclerosis. They were flaky, often leaving the homeless man without the drug when he needed relief the most. So he moved to Denver, where legal pot dispensaries are plentiful and accessible.

California: Judge Halts Medical Marijuana Delivery App In L.A.

Hemp News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 18:13

By Steve Elliott
Hemp News

A medical marijuana delivery smartphone application based in Los Angeles had aimed at becoming the city's first such service was ordered to stop conducting business by a county judge on Thursday.

Judge Robert O'Brien of the Los Angeles County Superior Court said Nestdrop, a mobile phone app designed to connect legal medical marijuana patients with dispensaries, violated a voter-approved law called Proposition D that bans medical marijuana delivery, reports Time Magazine.

Nestdrop said they weren't violating the law because they only connect dispensaries with patients, and don't handle the cannabis themselves, reports Soumya Karlamangla at the Los Angeles Times.

"We're a technology company," said Nestdrop cofounder Michael Pycher. "We have every right to be an app."

According to Pycher, Nestdrop helps bring more "legitimacy and compliance" with the city's medical marijuana rules, because they can track everything through the app. "We thought this would be making the city happy," he said.

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Brazil May Legalize Medical Marijuana In CBD Form

The Weed Blog - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 14:30
Cannabidiol, or CBD as it’s commonly referred to, has become very popular in the last couple of years due to the fact that it is an amazing treatment for those suffering from extreme forms of epilepsy. The nation of Brazil is considering legalizing CBD. I generally don’t like CBD-only medical marijuana programs because they are

Oregon Employers Will Still Drug Test For Marijuana, Even After Legalization

The Weed Blog - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 13:22
A question I get asked all the time is ‘can I still be fired for smoking marijuana, even if I live in a state that legalized marijuana?’ The quick answer is yes, employers can still fire you for marijuana, even if your state has legalized marijuana. Does that mean that each and every employer will

How To Make A Marijuana Pineapple Upside Down Cake

The Weed Blog - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:18
Tis the holiday season and people do enjoy a nice cake after any holiday meal. What’s better than a medicated pineapple upside down cake? While being extremely sweet and delicious, this recipe will teach you how to make a medicate pineapple upside down cake that you’ll be able to share this holiday with whoever you

Attend The 7th Annual Canadian Students For Sensible Drug Policy National Conference

The Weed Blog - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 11:18
I have always been a big fan of Students For Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). Chapters in Canada are going to be holding their national conference in a couple of months. I strongly urge you to attend if you are able. Below is more information: Canadian Students For Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP) will be hosting its

US AK: The Green Rush Begins

Cannabis News - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 05:00
Anchorage Press, 24 Dec 2014 - Some cannabis start-ups aren't waiting for "technical" legalization before openly doing business. Advertised online as "the first cannabis delivery service to come to Alaska," Discreet Deliveries is open for business, and flagrantly illegal.