Marijuana and Cannabis Culture
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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The mayor of Amsterdam is pushing for laws that would close cannabis-friendly coffee shops within 250 meters of schools, but only for part of the day. After about 6 p.m. as well as all weekend long and on holidays, the shops can open back up to tokers and space-cake eaters alike.
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In the states, heads would roll over shops being within 250 feet of a school or even 1,000 feet of a school. Actually, that's not true. The feds simply send out $.49 letters to everyone within 1,000 feet of schools and shut them down without really lifting a finger.
Ganja now has a friend in cable television as the new show Cannabis Planet TV debuts on several stations across the United States, including South Florida's WHDT-TV.
Robert Platshorn in the 1970s.
The man who is partly responsible for getting it aired is Palm Beach, Florida pot activist and convicted smuggler Robert Platshorn, who is the program's media director. Broward-Palm Beach New Times has the full story, and click over to Cannabis Planet TV for channels carrying the show.
British F-1 racing team McLaren caused a small political rift over the weekend in Austin after Mexican flags altered to include cannabis leaves were flown over the team's merch stalls at a race in Austin, Texas.
It probably wouldn't have been so bad had members of the Mexican consulate's office not seen it and tweeted it out to the interwebz. The consulate said they were highly offended called the mistake "unacceptable".
Want to know more about the herb you're smoking? So do we, so we've asked Ry Prichard - a fellow Colorado cannabis nerd, grower, photographer and founder of the Cannabis Encyclopedia project which aims to create a central database on cannabis strain information - to help school us all, strain-wise. This week? Bruce Banner #3
Ry Prichard. Larger photo below.
It is a sad fact of cannabis life: glass bongs break despite the amount of care put into keeping them safe and operational. Sometimes it is an accident, other times it is on purpose but if you've got a bong there's a good chance it is going to be reduced to rubble at some point in your lifetime.
Just hope you don't have a friend their to capture it like the ten people below in our favorite bong breakage videos from YouTube.
It's been one year since the State of Colorado passed Amendment 64 legalizing recreational marijuana for adults over 21, and it's still every bit as exciting to see people smoking freely at an event. Last weekend the people of Grassroots California joined up with dispensary search engine Weedmaps.com to celebrate the year-old laws and Dab-O-Ween at popular local dance club Norad.
Just over one year ago, on October 24th, 2012, historical legal precedent was set in the state of California in regard to its ambiguous medical marijuana laws. San Diego based medical marijuana storefront owner, Jovan Jackson, had been tried in court twice, based first on entrapment style undercover buys in 2008 (acquitted of all charges), and then trumped up charges of possession and sale of marijuana after a raid on his shop in 2009, of which he was eventually found guilty.
Jovan Jackson, from YouTube.
Want to know more about the herb you're smoking? So do we, so we've asked Ry Prichard - a fellow Colorado cannabis nerd, grower, photographer and founder of the Cannabis Encyclopedia project which aims to create a central database on cannabis strain information - to help school us all, strain-wise. This week? Durban Poison.
Ry Prichard. Durban Poison.
Unai Aguirregabica, a Spanish national, was busted at Cork Airport in Cork, Ireland, in August after a drug dog alerted on him at a customs checkpoint. Aguirregabica didn't have anything on him. But he did have something in him: more than two pounds of hash.