Marijuana and Cannabis News
Hold onto to your e-cigarettes and vape pens while you can, people, because using them in Los Angeles might soon be banned in the same places that prohibit lighting up regular smokes including beaches, bars and restaraunts.
The L.A. City Council today will consider a new motion to be introduced by Councilman Mitch O'Farrell that would treat electronic devices the same way that cigarette smoking is regulated in town. LA Weekly has more.
November 1 was bad day for Atlanta's Amy Seiber. After waking up and heading to her job at Wendy's to flip burgers all day, she realized that the half-blunt she had saved for herself had gone missing.
That's bad, but not the really bad part. The bad part is that her blunt was a few miles away in the kitchen of some fast-food junkie ready to scarf down her quarter-pounder with chee'. More specifically: inside the bun of said quarter-pounder with chee.
Update: Dec. 6, 8:20 a.m. - Yesterday the Florida Supreme Court began hearing arguments for and against a proposed medical marijuana ballot initiative. Opponents say the language is too vague and would create a free for all for people seeking to use cannabis legally but don't have a valid medical condition.
The Justices all seemed to take that argument the most seriously, with several agreeing at least in discussion that the measure is written too broadly.
Hey there pot smoker! By chance, do you live in Portland, Maine and have up to 2.5 ounces of pot on your possession right now? You do? Well guess what, that's legal.
Thanks to a whopping 67 percent vote back on November 5, the entire city has legalized the possession of limited amounts of pot for adults over 21. Smoking it in public is still illegal though, as is selling it, growing it, distributing it, importing it and even smoking it in their apartments is illegal if your landlords are uncool about it.
Brothers and sisters fighting is nothing new. My sister and I are in our 30s and still bicker and argue over trivial stuff all the time. But smothering your sister with a pillow and threatening to put her in a "permanent sleep"?
That's taking things a little too far.
Morocco has long been known as a Mecca of cannabis cultivation and hash exportation, with Moroccan hash long prized for its potency and quality. The only thing keeping it from becoming an accepted commodity is that pesky thing called "legality," as cannabis isn't legal in Morocco.
But that might change soon. The Moroccan parliament has begun hearings on the possibility of legalizing the production and exportation of cannabis for medical and industrial purposes.
The print edition of the Riverfront Times this week tells the whole story of Jeff Mizanskey, the only man in Missouri serving a life sentence without parole for marijuana charges.
Riverfront Times/Kholood Eid. Jeff Mizanskey.
Twenty years ago this month, Mizanskey was arrested in a sting operation that resulted in him being convicted a few months later of possessing and intending to distribute about five pounds of marijuana. The story tells how the sting operation came about, how an over-the-top prosecutor and judge were able to dole out such a harsh sentence, and why Mizanskey believes the governor should grant him clemency -- his only option of ever getting out of prison.
Former Florida Governor and Currently Running To Be Florida Governor Again, Charlie Crist, says that the movement to legalize marijuana is "an issue of compassion."
Wikimedia commons. Charlie Crist.
Crist appeared on WJCT radio this week to talk up his running for office when host Melissa Ross asked him about the push to have medical marijuana appear on the ballot next to his and Scott's names come November. Broward-Palm Beach New Times has the four-one-one.
The number of minors under the age of eighteen on the Colorado medical marijuana registry grew by thirty children in September, bringing the total number of kids with parental-approved medical pot recommendations to ninety, according to state records.
Paige and Charlotte.
That's more than double the 35 minors that were registered as of June of this year.
And Paige and Charlotte Figi are two big reasons why. Denver Westword has more.
Of all the conditions that bring patients to The Clinic Medical Marijuana Centers, one is especially important to master grower Jay Price: multiple sclerosis. He knows which strains help the muscle pains and which strains help the eye spasms or the depression that often comes from battling the incurable disease. But helping a handful of patients find the right strain to ease their symptoms can only do so much, which is why for the last four years, the Clinic has been committed to fundraising for the national MS Society, quickly becoming one of the top donors in the region.
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