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Torsten Kjellstrand/The Oregonian
Paul Stanford has dedicated his life to advocating for medical marijuana. A medical marijuana cardholder, he and others involved with THCF grow marijuana for themselves and others. There is usually a surplus from this Portland garden, and most of it goes to patients who can’t grow their own or afford to buy it from others.

​Medical marijuana advocate and businessman Paul Stanford, in an exclusive interview with Toke of the Town, has responded to a negative article by The Associated Press which on Sunday described his life as one “of error, missteps and regrets, one laden with betrayals and failure.”

Portland-based AP reporter Nigel Duara called Stanford and The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation (THCF) “the nation’s leading gateway to the drug,” even going so far as to label him a “Dope King” in the headline and to refer to his supporters as “dope enthusiasts” who regard Stanford as “something of a savior.”
So, how did we get back to 1970s or even 1960s style “evil weed” journalism in the blink of an eye? Wasn’t yesterday supposed to be the start of a new year? Aren’t we in the second decade of the 21st Century?
Apparently, only some of us are. 

Steve Elliott ~alapoet~
Tacoma Police officers hassle booth vendors selling pipes at this year’s Tacoma Hempfest in June. Police claimed that pot was “already their lowest priority,” but voters made it official on Tuesday.

​Voters in Tacoma, Washington, just south of Seattle, sent a powerful message Tuesday to law enforcement and to state legislators in Olympia by joining Seattle in officially declaring marijuana possession laws the city’s “lowest law enforcement priority.”

Organizers Don Muridan and Sherry Bockwinkel, cosponsors of Tacoma Initiative No. 1, CannbisReformAct.org, gathered the necessary signatures and the voters of Tacoma resoundingly agreed, passing with measure with 65 percent approval.
The measure overwhelmingly passed by an almost 2:1 margin, despite being voted on in an off-year election. Modeled after Seattle’s 2003 initiative, Tacoma Initiative No. 1 makes adult marijuana possession offenses the lowest priority for law enforcement.

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Happy Buds give guidance on marijuana strains that work best for more than 25 occasions, profiling more than 80 varieties

​Happy Buds: Marijuana for Any Occasion, the latest book from ganja guru Ed Rosenthal, is unlike any other marijuana book on the market, including any of Ed’s other works. The book aims to answer the question, “What strain is good for that?” in a recreational way. As the front cover puts it, “Dance • Play • Chill • Snuggle,” and it has cannabis suggestions for all the above.

Ed picked two excellent co-authors — Anna Foster and Mamakind — for Happy Buds, and it shows, both in the increased presence of female energy and perspectives, and in a more light-hearted approach than can be found in any of Rosenthal’s grow books and coffee-table bud volumes.
Whether you plan on going out to party and live it up, if you’re feeling a little down and need to let go of your cares, if you’re stressed out and need to slow down, or even if you need to focus on a complicated task, Happy Buds has a strain for you.

The Weed Blog

​An Alabama lawmaker said on Friday that he will sponsor a bill during the 2012 session of the Legislature to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

Rep. K.L. Brown (R-Jacksonville) said his sister used medicinal cannabis 25 years ago to ease the suffering of her breast cancer, reports Patrick McCreless at The Anniston Star. According to Brown, the aim of his legislation is to provide similar relief to other chronically ill Alabama patients.
“My sister used it very successfully to control her nausea and pain,” Brown said. “I think the time has come for the state to consider medical marijuana.”
Brown, who said he had already met with state health department officials to consider their potential role if the bill is passed, said he plans to pre-file the bill by November. He will soon meet with other lawmakers to discuss the legislation.

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​If you’ve smoked very much marijuana and had very much sex, you know they’re both lots of fun, and you know they go together spectacularly well. There’s nothing quite like combining the relaxed sensual enhancement of cannabis and some quality time with a smokin’ partner.

Now there’s a book to help you explore the happy confluence of carnality and cannabis. Sex Pot: The Marijuana Lover’s Guide to Gettin’ It On, by cannabis advice columnist Mamakind, can verbally inspire your imagination the way a joint of Afgoo does conceptually.
Mamakind shows the kind of good-humored, laugh-out-loud funny, accepting approach that is just what the love doctor ordered, and her slightly stoned style would be great fun to read even if it weren’t about my two favorite subjects, hemp and humpin’.

Photo: urbangrower
Vapes on a plane! Lisa Mamakind was told that as long as patients aren’t using the devices during the times when passengers aren’t allowed to use electronics, she was free to medicate as needed.

​Health Canada-licensed medical marijuana patients are now allowed to consume cannabis through vaporization both in airports while waiting for their flights, and while on the plane during the flight, according to Lisa Mamakind and Cannabis Culture magazine.

“At the end of May 2011, as a license-holder, I took it up myself to clear up any ambiguities in regard to where and when I’m able to medicate,” Mamakind writes in Cannabis Culture. “Up until this point, we could only speculate as to what exactly were the policies of the corporations and agencies we deal with when we choose air travel.”

Graphic: Delaware County Daily Times

​It’s raining weed, man. Another unexpected five-pound delivery of marijuana has been left at the front door of an Upper Darby, Pennsylvania resident, according to police.

The package, shipped by the U.S. Postal Service, was left at a home on the first block of South Keystone Street, which — get this — is located directly behind the Upper Darby police station, reports the Delaware County News Network.
The resident, 27, reportedly told police she did not recognize the Arizona return address on the box, but she opened it anyway because she was expecting a delivery from Babies-R-Us. The woman immediately called police upon seeing the contents, according to reports.
“I was on my way home and I seen my mailman,” the woman said, reports Linda Reilly at the Delaware County Times. “The package was on the top step and my husband picked it up. I didn’t know the name on the box and was suspicious, but I was waiting for baby clothes I ordered from Babies-R-Us and opened it.”

Photo: National Geographic Channel
Michael Hayne in the National Georgraphic documentary “High On Marijuana”: “I was manipulated and given false assurances. If only I could sue the bastards.”

​One interviewee featured in the current National Geographic pot documentary, “High On Marijuana,” has told Toke of the Town he was “manipulated and given false assurances” that the show — widely criticized in the cannabis community for its alarmist portrayal of the herb — would be an impartial look at cannabis.

I mean, come on. How are we supposed to take a supposedly “scientific” show seriously when it describes the onset of marijuana’s effects as like “terrorists taking over the brain”?

As Toke of the Town pointed out before the show aired, the fact that the show features testimony from those who have, to quote Nat Geo, “been addicted,” was something of a red flag to those of us who were expecting an impartial viewpoint. Still, it came as a disappointment that the show turned out to be a “breathless piece of anti-pot hogwash,” as we had predicted.

Graphic: Massachusetts Marijuana Movement Journal

​Starting this Saturday, January 1, 2011, possession of up to an ounce of marijuana in California will be a less serious offense, similar to a parking ticket. The fine cannot be more than $100, considerably less than most speeding tickets or running a red light.

Despite the failure of legalization initiative Proposition 19, Californians just aren’t that into punishing people for pot. Their relaxed attitudes about weed are reflected in the new state law, which downgrades possession of up to an ounce from a misdemeanor crime punishable with a $100 fine to an infraction, with the fine staying the same, reports Heidi Ross at Internetbits.
The bill, SB 1449, was introduced this year by state Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco). Sen. Leno said the state could no longer afford to go after people who had committed a crime that carries the same punishment as a parking ticket.

Photo: Michael Johnson/Mom Logic

​A Ukiah, California woman who was allegedly paying her teenage son to harvest marijuana instead of attending school was busted Tuesday, according to police.

Dena Price, 46, was arrested on suspicion of cultivating marijuana and possessing it for sale, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, providing marijuana to a minor and child endangerment, reports Glenda Anderson at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
Price was also cited for violating Ukiah’s city ordinance against outdoor marijuana growing, according to the Ukiah Police Department.