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Mon
20
Apr

Marijuana 101: The key facts and questions

If you want to talk about marijuana, you need to speak the language. We've laid out some key phrases and questions that come up frequently in the marijuana debate.

Definitions:

Marijuana: The dried leaves and flowering tops of the pistillate (female) cannabis plant that yield THC.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC): The principal active chemical in marijuana that supplies its narcotic and psychoactive effects.

Hemp: A cannabis plant containing very low amounts of THC, generally grown for its fiber.

Strains: Varieties of marijuana containing specific characteristics such as certain THC levels, physical effects, smells and colors.

Mon
20
Apr

Business opportunities abound in medical marijuana — if you can figure out all the laws

The blue states have legalized marijuana for only medical purposes, while the red states have legalized it for both medical and recreational purposes. In all, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana in some form.

It's been almost 20 years since the first state legalized medical marijuana, but conflicting regulations between the states and the lack of federal direction on its rules and regulations have left the industry fractured and stunted.

Sun
19
Apr

'Really beautiful' marijuana smoke-out expected to draw at least 20000 in downtown Vancouver

In the small back courtyard of his marijuana dispensary on East Hastings Street, Dana Larsen, a well-known pot activist, talks candidly about a subject he knows well: B.C. bud.

It’s four days out from one of the premier local events for marijuana enthusiasts and Larsen, the author of several pot-themed books whose past political involvement includes a run for the B.C. NDP leadership, sketches out some of the preparations for the annual massive toke-up known as 4/20.

Monday’s event outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, which marks the 20th anniversary of the smoke-out, is expected to draw a crowd of 20,000 to 30,000.

There will be bands, DJs, speeches, lots grass to buy from an expected 200 or so vendors, and, course, an incredible amount of pot smoking.

Sun
19
Apr

State seizes 11-year-old, arrests his mother after he defends medical marijuana during a school presentation

From the website run by investigative journalist Ben Swann:

On March 24, cannabis oil activist Shona Banda‘s life was flipped upside-down after her son was taken from her by the State of Kansas. The ordeal started when police and counselors at her 11-year-old son’s school conducted a drug education class. Her son, who had previously lived in Colorado for a period of time, disagreed with some of the anti-pot points that were being made by school officials. “My son says different things like my ‘Mom calls it cannabis and not marijuana.’ He let them know how educated he was on the facts,” said Banda in an exclusive interview with BenSwann.com. Banda successfully treated her own Crohn’s disease with cannabis oil.

Sun
19
Apr

CANNABIS - MEDICINE OR MENACE: Psychology Prof Philip Murphy

When someone says they are taking black market cannabis to help with health problems, Prof Philip Murphy likens it to “a bit like pouring yourself a glass of whisky for medicinal purposes”.

Prof Murphy, who is head of psychology at Edge Hill University, has worked professionally in drug misuse since 1984 and has carried out extensive research into how the misuse of cannabis and ecstasy impairs cognitive performance such as memory and its effect on mood disturbances. 

However, although he against the legalisation of cannabis and its use recreationally, he believes there is political confusion which has hampered it being used to produce beneficial medication.

Sat
18
Apr

Cannabis Cup comes to Denver this weekend

DENVER - Cannabis consumers from across the country are gathering at the Denver Mart this weekend for the fifth Cannabis Cup. 

At event, which runs Saturday through the Monday, festival-goers can attend lectures on cultivation and the future of legalization.  

There's also a trade show and expo featuring the latest products and inventions. Shoppers can purchase everything from growing supplies to pot-plant shaped muffin tins.

A Saturday concert at Red Rocks will feature SOJA, Nas and JBoog.

Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz and A$AP Rocky will be the artists at Monday show at Fiddler's Green.

"This is an economic miracle as far as I'm concerned," said Dan Skye, editor of High Times, the publication sponsoring the event. 

Sat
18
Apr

Infographic: B.C.'s two systems for medical marijuana

One year on, two systems for medical marijuana continue to (awkwardly) co-exist

What are you smoking?
Medical marijuana marketing rules are strict: no social media advertising, no colourful names and no allusions to its recreational use

Fri
17
Apr

Special Anchorage police unit will target drivers impaired by marijuana this weekend

Anchorage police said Friday they will target drivers high on marijuana through the weekend and Monday in anticipation of the unofficial stoners holiday “420."

“With the recent legalization of recreational use of marijuana in the state of Alaska, police anticipate a possible increase of impaired drivers that may be celebrating the ‘420 holiday’ this year,” said Anchorage Police Department communications director Jennifer Castro in a news release.

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“The origin of the term ‘420’ usually depends on who you ask but is celebrated by marijuana consumers around the world every April 20,” the release says.

The OUI (operating under the influence) marijuana detail will begin Friday evening and continue through Monday, police said.

Fri
17
Apr

An Uber for weed: the start-up that's totally dope

“Uber for weed”: now that's an elevator pitch. Concise, contemporary, cool... If I had a few million quid stashed behind the sofa, that’s a start-up I’d invest in. An online business that’s not dependent on advertising! A user-base so stewed they’ll pay a premium to avoid crossing the street!

Except, of course, such an investment made here in Britain would bring the boys in blue round to your premises faster than you could say, “I can’t be around people right now. Are my eyes red? I’m starving.”

Fri
17
Apr

420 Friendly: 13 Quotes For Those Who Blaze It On Marijuana Appreciation Day

For all those that celebrate 4/20, read these quotes from more supporters.

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