Marijuana and Cannabis News

How Denver Westword baked a marijuana apple pie for the Denver County Fair
Friday, August 1, 2014 at 12:20 pm


Straight off the cooling rack, the pie hit all the right notes. Its filling was gooey and sweet, full of chewy chunks of apple, its Dutch-style crust crumbly and buttery, with pleasant herbal overtones. This pie wouldn't have been out of place at a family picnic or Thanksgiving dinner -- if not for the fact that it was packed to the rim with marijuana.
We'd decided to bake a weed-infused pie in order to do our bit for the upcoming Denver County Fair.

Inspired by Colorado's legal-weed wave, earlier this year the fair announced it would have a pot pavilion that put a stoner spin on traditional county fair festivities, complete with Grateful Dead karaoke and a prize for the best marijuana plant. In the months leading up to the fair, the buzz around the pot component grew big enough that organizers axed a planned beer pavilion and doubled the area devoted to cannabis.

Missouri prison work crew finds 678 pounds of herb on side of highway
Friday, August 1, 2014 at 10:20 am


Did you or somebody you know accidentally leave more than 600 pounds of marijuana on the side of a road in Missouri? Because if you did, we have some bad news: Cops got it.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports that a prison work crew cleaning up the side of a road near St. Joseph in northeast Missouri stumbled upon a substantial sativa stash.

"In all, there were 678 one-pound marijuana packages and three large sacks of loose weed," Mike Donaldson, commander of the Buchanan County Drug Strike Force, tells the News-Press. Read more at the Riverfront Times.

Colorado health officials want new rules for the Medical Marijuana Registry
Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 12:20 pm


State health officials are calling for a public rule-making committee this fall to iron out details involving the medical marijuana patient registry, including limiting the ability of caregivers to serve more than five patients. In a letter to the Colorado Board of Health earlier this month, Ron Hyman, director of the Medical Marijuana Registry, outlined areas that he says will require a rule-making hearing on September 16.

High-CBD oil hemp oil has been legal in Florida since 2003
Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 11:20 am


Moriah Barnhardt has a three-year-old daughter, Dahlia, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last May. Anecdotal evidence suggests that a soon-to-be-legal brand of low-THC pot called Charlotte's Web might help her condition. If not, legalizing medical marijuana as a whole would give her a plethora of treatment options by allowing her to tweak the formula she administers to her kid.

But this Tampa mom doesn't need to wait for 2015, or for Florida voters to make up their minds. She's one of the many parents who are already purchasing hemp oil online and making Rick Scott's decree obsolete before it even happens. Read more over at the Broward-Palm Beach New Times.

Florida man busted for pot sues judge; judge sues back
Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:20 am


Plenty of people say and do really stupid things every day in this country, whether weed is part of the equation or not. It's just collectively painful when one of "our people" screws up and makes all cannabis enthusiasts look bad, and for some reason those cases seem to come out of the state of Florida all too often.

Feds conduct stoned driving study
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9:20 am

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The United States government has been getting the average citizen all liquored up and stoned for the past year, and then putting them behind the wheel in the name of high science.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, the federal agency that earlier this year, predicted legalized marijuana would come with severe consequences, recently set out to determine the effects of alcohol and marijuana on those motorists who engage in white knuckle, red-eyed behavior along the great American landscape.

Hunter finds 100,000+ plants north of Houston, prisoners called in by cops to destroy cannabis
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Texas prisoners help clean up an illegal pot grow.

A deer hunter north of Houston, Texas stumbled upon a pot grow with as many as 100,000 plants and narc'd it out to authorities. Now, police are celebrating what is being touted as the largest grow operation busted in state history.

A hunter near the town of Goodrich, Texas says he was out rummaging around and scouting the area when he found the grow site, a campground and plenty of hidden equipment. Cops now say they growers have likely been out there for months.

Internet deputy attempts to sabotage medical marijuana Facebook group
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 9:20 am


The narks of the social media have reared their ugly heads and set their crossed-eyed sights on purging Americans' newsfeeds of vital information regarding the medicinal properties of marijuana. To be more specific, there is some meathead Ivy Leaguer who considers himself an "Internet Deputy," fighting from behind his computer to shutdown an established Facebook group dedicated to spreading the good word of patients medicating with cannabis oil.

Washington Post writer says 124 potheads in New Zealand should steer US marijuana policy making
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 8:20 am


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.

Ten best pot-related domains for sale on Denver Craigslist
Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:20 am
More photos below.
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.

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