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Jorge Cervantes’ “Indoor Marijuana Horticulture” has sold more than 600,000 copies and launched untold thousands of beautiful victory gardens

​The International Cannabis & Hemp Expo (INTCHE) has announced the first U.S. appearance of internationally renowned, best-selling author Jorge Cervantes. Cervantes is scheduled to speak at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 17th on the main stage of the Expo.
Cervantes is a world-renowned expert on indoor, outdoor, and greenhouse cannabis cultivation. With more than 30 years of cannabis growing knowledge and hands-on experience, his numerous books, articles, photographs and instructional DVDs have been sold worldwide.
In 1983 Cervantes penned Indoor Marijuana Horticulture–a book that became an instant best seller, and quickly became known as “The Bible” among growers.  Now in its fifth edition, the book has sold more than 600,000 copies and has been printed in Dutch, English, French, German, Spanish and Italian and will soon be available in Russian.
Cervantes writes regular columns and feature articles in some 20 cannabis magazines written in 10 languages.

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A Double Double, fries and Coke will set you back 30 cents more than before April 1. Unsweet!

​It happened on April Fool’s Day, but they ain’t foolin’. In a bit of a buzzkill for Golden State stoners, California drive-through burger chain In-N-Out has quietly raised its prices by 10 cents per item across its minimalist menu.

“Dude,” lamented one bummed-out toker. “The Double-Double is more than three bucks now! And if I continue eating three meals a day at the place, this could add up to, like, 5 bucks a week. That’s a couple of packs of rolling papers, man!”

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​It may be just a couple of weeks until the cannabis consumer’s highest day of the year, 4/20, but it’s still not too late to order the proper apparel for your April 20 party.

“Our mission is to give cannabis enthusiasts high quality, organic apparel to express their love grown on this good green Earth,” says owner/designer Kelly Laycee of I ♥ Nuggets®, a new apparel line offering unique novelty wear geared to the cannabis culture.

According to Laycee, the I ♥ Nuggets® brand is dedicated to the environment. “All of our t-shirts are made of 100 percent organic cotton,” Laycee told Toke of the Town. “In addition, our screen printer uses soy-based, environmentally friendly dies.”
Laycee invites all Toke of the Town readers to catch a buzz and check out all the stoney styles online at www.ilovenuggets.com.
“Shirts are on sale now,” Laycee said. “Men’s and women’s shirts are on sale for $24.20. Each month we feature a T-Shirt of the Month for $14.20, plus free shipping within the USA!”

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Deputies claim popular writer Tom Stienstra, 55, had a “sophisticated cultivation operation” in his barn in Weed, California

​Well-known outdoor author Tom Stienstra has been arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office.

Stienstra, 55, was busted March 25 after deputies served a search warrant at his home in Weed, California, and found what they claimed was a “sophisticated cultivation operation” in his barn, sheriff’s department spokesperson Susan Gravenkamp said in an email to the Redding Record Searchlight.
Deputies claimed they found 31 immature marijuana plants, 29 mature plants and 11 pounds of dried marijuana, Gravenkamp said.
Much of the processed marijuana was packaged, according to Gravenkamp. Deputies also claimed they found scales, packaging material and other “paraphernalia” at Stienstra’s barn and inside his home, she said.
Stienstra, an outdoor writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and syndicated newspaper columnist, is also an author of books on hiking, camping and the outdoors. He has a weekly TV show in KBCW/KMAX in Sacramento, and a weekly radio program on San Francisco’s KCBS.

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​Students at more than 80 colleges across the United States are urging their universities to allow them to use marijuana, rather than the legal party substance, alcohol, as part of National Alcohol Awareness Month.

The students argue that stiff penalties for being caught in a campus dorm with cannabis encourages students to use alcohol and promotes binge drinking.



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​What’s hotter than a beautiful woman smoking weed? Not much, man. Maybe a beautiful woman smoking weed who then uploads footage to YouTube.

Something about feminine grace combined with cannabinoid-based consciousness alteration seems to hold us in thrall.
The act of smoking, already rife with sexy possibilities, becomes an even more potent statement of sensuality when manifesting itself through an attractive female.

For all you degenerate stoner poon hounds, male and female, I present for your delectation and enjoyment, after grueling research, Toke of the Town‘s Top 10 YouTube Chicks Smoking Weed.

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​Internationally renowned musician and activist Sting has teamed up with the Drug Policy Alliance to call for an end to the failed War on Drugs. The musician has written a passionate letter spelling out the devastating consequences of the Drug War, and is urging people to support the DPA in advocating for sane drug policies.

“The War on Drugs has failed — but it’s worse than that,” Sting writes. “It is actively harming our society. Violent crime is thriving in the shadows to which the drug trade has been consigned. People who genuinely need help can’t get it. Neither can people who need medical marijuana to treat terrible diseases. We are spending billions, filling up our prisons with non-violent offenders and sacrificing our liberties.”

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Graphic: International Cannabis & Hemp Expo

​The International Cannabis & Hemp Expo is coming to Daly City, California’s Cow Palace next month. Organizers say no marijuana will be sold during the expo, planned for April 17 and 18.

“It’s mainly to bring awareness and education to the public” on the medical, recreational and industrial uses of cannabis, according to Bob Katzman, the expo’s chief operations officer.
“We want to enlighten people on the fact that we are looking at an estimated $8 billion-a-year industry in California alone,” Katzman said, reports Neil Gonzales of the San Mateo County Times.

Patients are allowed to bring their own medical marijuana to the Cow Palace, according to organizers, but they will need to show valid documentation before they can enter a “safe, secure” designated outdoor smoking area.
​”It will be an area outside the building and only accessible to people who prove to have a valid prescription [he means a doctor’s recommendation]for medical marijuana use,” Cow Palace CEO Joe Barkett told The Oakland Tribune.

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Los Angeles County D.A. Steve Cooley’s idea of a good time is to make fun of medical marijuana patients while getting drunk.

​Medical marijuana patients were among the punchlines at a rowdy roast last week honoring pot-hating Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley. There were plenty of gags involving Cooley’s crackdown on medical marijuana, with each guest receiving rolling papers in a package reading, “Cooley’s Collective.”

​Cooley, who apparently long ago gave up even the appearance of being fair and impartial when it comes to medical pot, evidently finds humor in the plight of Los Angeles patients who are facing  an uncertain future due to safe access being put in jeopardy because of his policies.
While Cooley and his cronies are quick to poke fun at marijuana users — even sick and dying medical marijuana patients — drinking must be OK.
After Cooley’s roast the top financial official in Los Angeles, Miguel Santana, was arrested in the San Gabriel Valley at 12:15 a.m., on his way home from the Cooley event, for drunk driving.


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Medical marijuana is coming to South Park.

Cartman’s favorite restaurant has been shut down and a store selling medicinal marijuana moves in, on an all-new episode of South Park titled “Medicinal Fried Chicken,” premiering Wednesday, March 31 at 10 p.m. on Comedy Central.
State law in Colorado says it’s legal to smoke weed if you have a doctor’s recommendation. Randy is the first in line to buy some, but he’s turned away because there’s absolutely nothing wrong with him.
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