Marijuana and Cannabis News

Washington Post writer says 124 potheads in New Zealand should steer US marijuana policy making
By Jack Daniel in Legalize It, Media, Say what?
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8:20 am

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Just when a corporate giant like the New York Times begins to restore your faith in the main stream media, along comes another Sunday episode of Meet The Press to leave you stopping in mid-toke to scream at your TV.

The channel cannot change fast enough when someone like John McCain is being asked, for some damn reason, for his opinion on foreign policy, yet not being asked how the hell he thought that bringing us Sarah Palin was a good idea. This week, however, the topic turned to pot, and guest panelist and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus gave us all a renewed hatred for out of touch journalists.

Fire in Orange County leads cops to huge pot grow
By William Breathes in Growing, News
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 2:20 pm

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At approximately 8:30 p.m., Anaheim Fire Department responded to reports of an electrical fire at 1676 West Lincoln Ave. Five minutes later, according to Anaheim's online crime map, marijuana cultivation was reported at the same site.

Read more about the fire over at the OC Weekly.


Santa Ana, California begins pot crackdown anew
By William Breathes in Dispensaries, Medical, News
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm

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According to a Santa Ana Police Department investigator, 17 medical marijuana dispensaries were visited by police in the past week. 42 tickets were issued to dispensaries operating in violation of the city's 2007 ban on pot clubs, three of which--Wax City, Emerald, and Wax-R-Us--have now closed. The operation came in the wake of a July 15 city council meeting in which councilmembers voted to appropriate $500,000 for ongoing anti-pot enforcement actions.

And the 2014 Michigan High Times Medical Cannabis Cup winners are...
By William Breathes in Culture, Growing
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 12:20 pm

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Wondering who has the best meds in Michigan? Who cultivates the chronic? The folks at High Times magazine held their Michigan Medical Marijuana Cannabis Cup this past weekend, crowning the top growers and hash makers in the state for their beautiful buds.

Who took home the top prizes? Read on below for the list.


Iowans not happy with CBD-only medical cannabis program, want laws expanded
By William Breathes in CBD, Legislation, Medical
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:20 am

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The Iowa legislature this past session approved a bill legalizing high-CBD oil for children with chronic siezure conditions. The law was approved but the roll-out hasn't happened yet, and families are still waiting on the green light to buy the oil out-of-state and bring it home.

It's a program that some are saying is already a failure due to being so limited, and several groups say they want the program expanded to include the use of all medical cannabis - including the bill's sponsor.

Pennsylvania Republican congressman submits federal bill legalizing CBD oil
By William Breathes in CBD, Legislation, News
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10:20 am

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A bill that would legalize high-CBD strains of cannabis at the national level was submitted today, giving hope to thousands of sick patients around the country. If approved, the bill would remove CBD-oil and "therapeutic hemp" from the controlled substances act that currently bans all forms of marijuana -- from hemp to buds.

Rep. Scott Perry, a Republican from Pennsylvania, says he was inspired to submit his bill, the "Charlotte's Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014," after meeting with the parents of a gravely sick child in his district.


Latest Florida poll shows medical cannabis is pretty much a done deal
By William Breathes in Medical, News
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 9:20 am

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A measly ten percent of Florida voters think the medical use of marijuana should remain illegal. The rest, for the most part, agree that toking up to relieve pain and suffering should be a right every Floridian should have.

A Quinnipiac University study released this week shows that 88 percent of voters want to legalize medical cannabis. Even senior citizens, who make up one of the largest anti-pot demographics in many other states, support the measure 6 to 1.


The New York Times to release a weeklong series promoting the nationwide legalization of cannabis
Monday, July 28, 2014 at 8:20 am

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The internet was abuzz this weekend about the announcement from the New York Times regarding a series of editorial articles to be released in the upcoming week covering the argument in favor of legalizing marijuana nationwide.

Though the title of the series may not be too creative, "High Time" will consist of a week's worth of interactive articles, web-based seminars, and Q&A sessions that promise to take an honest look at all sides of the debate.


Ask a Stoner: Can I buy marijuana edibles in Colorado?
By William Breathes in Culture, Opinion
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 4:20 pm

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Editor's note: Our sister paper, the Denver Westword, runs a weekly marijuana advice column, Ask a Stoner. Today, we bring you one of the more frequently-asked questions:

Dear Stoner: My dad lives in Aurora, and we're coming out for his 75th birthday party. My wife has never smoked pot (or anything, not even cigarettes) but suffers from chronic migraines. She wants to try a pot edible, but I heard that pot can only be purchased by non-residents in smokable form. Can non-residents buy edibles? --Randy


Ten best pot-related domains for sale on Denver Craigslist
By William Breathes in Say what?
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:20 am

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How to get rich quick from the marijuana boom without having anything to do with marijuana? Sell someone a pot-oriented domain name for big bucks! May sound like a long shot, but we found plenty of people on Denver Craigslist trying this tack, peddling sometimes clever/sometimes bizarre/sometimes stupid domain names for $100,000 or more -- although bidding at one focusing on hemp starts at just 99 cents and others are more reasonably priced. Check out our ten favorites below, complete with links to the items plus original text and (usually but not always) the art from the ads.

See also: Photos: Four most important factors in a marijuana business investment