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Thu
23
Apr

Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard - It's All Going to Pot

"It's All Going to Pot" from the collaborative album, Django and Jimmie by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. 

Lyrics: 
It's all going to pot
Whether we like it or not
As far as I can tell
The world's gone to hell
And we're sure gonna miss it a lot
All of the whiskey in Lynchburg, Tenn.
Just couldn't hit the spot
I've got $100 bill
You can keep them pills, friend
'Cause it's all going to pot.

Thu
23
Apr

Legal pot in California? Taxes, black market pose challenges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Legalizing marijuana for recreational use in California would raise an array of unknowns, from how it would be taxed to the threat of environmental damage from thirsty pot plants in a state gripped by drought, a commission was told Tuesday.

As activists move to bring a proposal legalizing pot use to voters in 2016, the panel headed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom began considering how a state of 39 million people would change with once-outlawed pot consumption becoming a legal, and potentially widespread, practice.

What was clear is no one knows.

Thu
23
Apr

Foods on the High End: Exploring Haute Cuisine Cannabis

Inside and outside the kitchen, chefs have been known to get into the weeds–but the majority of culinary cannabis creations have been mainly limited to a few cakes, cookies, and of course, the archetypal pot brownie. In GQ, writer Jesse Pearson opined, “We’re a nation that obsesses over food and chefs as much as we secretly obsess over drugs, but to judge by the sad trifles on display at legal weed dispensaries, the evolution of the pot snack stalled back when Janis Joplin was still alive. It’s mostly just variations on a theme: cookies, cupcakes, fudge… Yawn. Sickly sweet and uninspired.”

Thu
23
Apr

Are marijuana regulations weeding out family farmers?

Perry asked me not to use his last name. It wasn’t because of the plants in his basement — they’re perfectly legal now — but more out of garden-variety stoner’s paranoia. He worried some enemy might see his name in the news and come looking for him.

Whatever — his identity isn’t important. It’s not like he was leaking potentially false information about weapons of mass destruction. I was just there to talk to him about his experience and his opinions. He has red hair, thinning on top, but growing vigorously in a bushy beard beneath. He’s wearing rectangular framed glasses, a Grant Farm concert T-shirt, and shorts.

Wed
22
Apr

Marijuana Activists Cheer Michele Leonhart's Exit from the DEA

Drug Enforcement Agency chair Michele Leonhart was done in by her agents’ unsanctioned, cartel-funded sex parties in Colombia, but it’s marijuana legalization advocates who are excited to see her go. 

“Hopefully this is a sign that the Reefer Madness era is coming to an end at the DEA,” said Mason Tvert, the director on communications at the Marijuana Policy Project. “Michelle Leonhart has maintained an opinion about marijuana akin to the opinion people had back in the 30s.” 

Wed
22
Apr

One in four Danish boys has smoked cannabis

A study released last week from Aarhus University’s Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research showed that some 17,000 Danes between the ages of 15 and 25 smoke cannabis at least 20 days per month. Previously, the Danish Health and Medicine Authority (Sundhedsstyrelsen) presumed that the number was just 11,000. 

 

The study also showed that 43 percent of Danish youths have tried cannabis and that one in ten has smoked it within the past month. 

 

“Cannabis abuse is a bigger problem than previously assumed,” Mads Uffe Pedersen, a professor at the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, told Kristeligt Dagblad.

 

Wed
22
Apr

11 good reasons weed should be legalised, by UK experts

Surprisingly, none of these reasons are that it makes bass-heavy hip hop tracks sound great, or that it really brings out the best in pizza.

With recreational marijuana now legalised in two American states, political momentum is building up towards full legalisation across the pond.

Even here in the UK, experts are now speaking out in favour of the idea – in the hope that a political ‘domino effect’ leads to worldwide relaxation of anti-drug laws following the US’s lead.

Just in time for 4/20 – the pro-dope day being celebrated here as well as in the U.S. – here are some of the most persuasive reasons experts offer for why we should free the weed.

 

1) Weed is 114 times safer than alcohol

Wed
22
Apr

France Drug Study: Increase in cannabis use among young people

According to the recent study published by the French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (OFDT), by the age of 17 one in two have tried cannabis in 2014. More worrying, they are almost one in ten do make it a habit.

"It is not serious at 17 years", wrote Rimbaud. But how? For the first time in a decade, is cannabis use bullish among French adolescents.

If the study published Tuesday by the French Observatory of Drugs and Drug Addiction does not tell us much more about the reasons for this increase, the figures are nonetheless revealing.

47.8% of young people have already tried cannabis

Wed
22
Apr

Do You Really Know The Differences Between Hemp and Weed?

It is on trend these days to support the growing marijuana business model. There are two parts of the discussion – medical marijuana that is now legalized in twenty-three states and the District of Columbia; as well as the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in four states. On CNN’s Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution hosted by Sanjay Gupta M.D., President Obama reiterated that, “I’m on record as saying not only do I think carefully prescribed medical use of marijuana may in fact be appropriate and we should follow the science as opposed to ideology.”

Wed
22
Apr

Australia: Cannabis saliva testing ‘not about impairment’

Medical-cannabis campaigners have slammed the increasing use of roadside saliva testing by police on the north coast and across the state to fight illegal drug use, saying the devices used are inaccurate and having negative impacts.

With just over a week to go before the 23rd annual cannabis-law reform Mardi Grass festival and rally at Nimbin, the state government is being urged to re-look its saliva-testing program, which the cannabis-law-reform lobby says unfairly targets medical and recreational cannabis users and has ‘nothing to do with (driving) impairment’.

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