'Overall: This is my favorite so far from 6 grows of over 15 strains from various breeders. It will be re-vegged to become a mother for a stable supply of the best medical marijuana.'
'Republican legislators in Richmond say there's a better chance of getting gay marriage in Virginia than decriminalizing pot.
Actually, that's not quite how they put it. It was more like what Del. Dave Albo, a Republican from Fairfax County, said last week about a bill presented to the General Assembly by Chesapeake Republican Del. Harvey Morgan:
"(It's) going to be dead about as soon as he finishes his explanation."'
'A high school student found to have marijuana in the classroom would seem to be a prime candidate for a little “talk” with the vice principal – and maybe a trip to the police station.
But around the country today, hundreds – perhaps thousands – of high schoolers are bringing pot to school, and they’re doing it legally. Not to get stoned, but as part of prescribed medical treatment. And they don’t have to tell school authorities about it.'
'The bill takes effect July 18, six months from the bill signing. But there is still work to be done before people can legally begin using medical marijuana.'
'Jean Guy is a strong sativa with a powerful knock you on your indica loving ass side. Glued me to my office chair chronic pain free for several hours. Though stuck to the chair my arms and hands seemed very capable of groping. Which is good because you can touch the strippers in Montreal. It’s something every tourist should do!'
'BARSTOW • A Barstow married couple arrested for marijuana cultivation during a gang sweep in September may still stand trial despite the husband’s medical marijuana recommendation and a recent California Supreme Court ruling eliminating medical marijuana possession limits.'
'PROVIDENCE -- Orlando Martino has been in and out of jail a half dozen times in the last 15 years, mostly for drug possession; once for selling illegal drugs to an undercover police officer and another time, for resisting arrest after the police chased him and wrestled him to the ground.
In late October , a doctor at a Providence health clinic checked off a box on Martino’s application for a “medical marijuana card” that said he needed marijuana to “mitigate the symptoms” of a chronic and debilitating medical condition. '
'KSDK -- A 30-year-old East St. Louis man pleaded guilty Friday to charges of marijuana possession with intent to distribute the drug, according to A. Courtney Cox, US Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.'
I work at this blog 7 days a week, posting stories on 420.com, Twitter, and Facebook. But since Google doesn't like me talking about weed and won't let ads be placed on here, I need another way of making money off all the work I do. That's where sponsored links come in.
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Right now, marijuana sale and distribution is firmly in the hands of criminals. They reap the profit as well.
'After rigorously testing hundreds of pot varieties all year (nice work if you can get it!), HIGH TIMES proudly unveils the annual list of our 10 favorite herb strains from around the planet. Behold our “honor roll” of the amazing cannabis that rocked our world in 2009. Then get some of these seeds, grow them out, and let us know what you think of our picks.'
'KDVR in Colorado is reporting that Reuben Droughns, former running back for the Denver(2002-2004), Cleveland Browns, and most recently the New York Giants, where he was released in 2009, is under investigation by the DEA for growing marijuana in his Centenniel, CO home. Federal agents spotted plants in an extra bedroom as they searched his house.'
'We are fortunate enough now in Colorado to be surrounded with the best genetics available in Marijuana strains. No exception to this is the Chemdog DD strain from Resevoir Seeds.'
'The woman gracing Kush Colorado's centerfold is long-limbed and lovely, but the new magazine's real star is the marijuana plant she clutches to her breast.
Billed as the "premier cannabis lifestyle magazine," the slick glossy debuted in Colorado last month, one more sign of galloping growth in the state's medical-marijuana business.
The city of Denver has more than 300 medical-marijuana dispensaries, the highest number in the nation outside California.'
'FRESNO, Calif.—Fresno officials say one city medical marijuana dispensary is continuing to sell pot despite a Fresno County judge's ruling that such sales are not allowed.
Judge Donald Franson on Thursday made permanent an earlier decision to ban the city's nine pot shops from operating.'
'SEATTLE - A doctor's permission to use medical marijuana doesn't preclude police from arresting a patient or searching his home, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled Thursday.'
'Earlier this morning the United State’s Senate, Committee on Judiciary, unanimously approved Senate Bill 714, The National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009.'
'We bring you the Executive Director of S.A.F.E.R. Mason Tvert with his opinion on recent legislation and what the group has in store for legalization in 2012 for The Mile High State of Colorado. We discuss a ton of recent national news including the NJ Medical Marijuana Bill just signed by Gov. Corzine; MPP Co-Founder Rob Kampia was suspended for three months to address issues with sexual harassment accusations and I tell you the terms of that deal. And, we also bring on Adam Hand from Washington as a correspondent for Legislative News and he fills us in on what his State is up to with legalization efforts. Arizonans efforts to fix their failed Medical Marijuana system also makes it into the chat.'
'Let the good times roll: The first medical-marijuana bill of Colorado’s 2010 legislative session was introduced on Wednesday.
SB 109, sponsored by Sen. Chris Romer, D-Denver, aims to clarify to doctor-patient relationship involving physicians who prescribe the drug and to require any non-veteran under the age of 21 seeking a prescription to go before a new board. The bill was read across the Senate desk and assigned to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, though it has not received a hearing date yet.'
'Drug police in Russia's Far East have joined hands with the Federal Space Agency in spotting cannabis fields in the Primorye Territory, a senior drugs control official said on Thursday.'
'California’s Supreme Court issued its long awaited opinion today regarding the constitutionality of state-imposed limits regarding the amount of marijuana patients may legally possess and grow.'
'Overall: I’ve been smoking for quite a while now and I have a high tolerance just like some of you. But this one is very satisfying. Makes you feel like you’re flying in the wind. Having a supply of this bud is recommended. –crakin'
'OLYMPIA, Wash. — Efforts to reform Washington state's marijuana laws were voted down by a House committee Wednesday.
The Public Safety Committee rejected a measure to legalize marijuana for those 21 and older, and another that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot for adults.'
'Yesterday, a medical marijuana patient finally got her bongs back after a 7 month battle with the police after they were seized in June of ‘09–yea we can do arithmetic. According to Safe Access San Diego, Tiffani Kjeldergaard was busted by her probation officer as he stopped by to check on her for a prior non drug-related charge. Read the whole story after the jump.'
'NY pot smokers are already rubbing their hands together in anticipation of bridge and tunnel medical marijuana trafficking, but there's one group that's not happy about New Jersey's new law—pot dealers! "As I smoker, I think it's great. But from a business aspect, it's going to cut a lot of people," said one illegal purveyor of the drug.'
Awwww, too bad, lol.
'Medical marijuana will be legally available at five District locations under a plan a majority of the D.C. Council supports, moving the city closer to becoming the 15th jurisdiction nationally to distribute the drug to chronically ill patients.'
'PIERRE – Supporters plan to file petition signatures Monday to seek a statewide public vote on a proposed law that would legalize marijuana for medical purposes in South Dakota.'
'To state it simply, the Democrats chose a bad candidate. They backed one of the most vocal and public opponents of the MPP-funded ballot initiative, Question 2, which decriminalized marijuana possession in Massachusetts in 2008. Question 2 was more popular than President Obama on Election Day, garnering 65% of the vote compared with the president’s 62%. All but three towns in the state supported the initiative.'
'...officials in that state won’t even acknowledge the existence of the Canadian child in their custody, who lives with a foster family and attends school near Eugene, Oregon.'
'patrol officers announced they seized more than 100 pounds of high-grade marijuana near Flagstaff in two traffic stops during Tuesday's snowstorm.
The Department of Public Safety estimated the street value of the drugs at about $700,000, according to a statement released by DPS.'
BALTIMORE SUN: Does Marijuana Have Medical Benefits?
'The co-founder of the influential Marijuana Policy Project announced Tuesday that he is stepping down in the wake of a sexual misconduct scandal.'
'LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Patients authorized to have marijuana for medical purposes in Michigan would no longer be allowed to grow their own supply under legislation pending in the state Senate.'
'In an 11-3 vote in Tuesday, the LA City Council approved the first reading of a Medical Marijuana ordinance, requiring that dispensaries be at least 1,000 feet from schools, parks, libraries and other places children congregate.'
'Eight in 10 Americans support legalizing marijuana for medical use and nearly half favor decriminalizing the drug more generally, both far higher than a decade ago.'
'You can’t get more mainstream in the media than The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, who both highlight the growing medical acceptance of medical cannabis and the uber-political conditions placed on medical researchers who want to conduct rigorous scientific studies on cannabis’ medical efficacy and safety.'
'Despite the Obama administration’s tacit support of more liberal state medical marijuana laws, the federal government still discourages research into the medicinal uses of smoked marijuana. That may be one reason that — even though some patients swear by it — there is no good scientific evidence that legalizing marijuana’s use provides any benefits over current therapies.'
'A man who was pulled over for not using his turn signal wound up going to jail for allegedly trying to eat a handful of marijuana.
Gainesville Police said the man would have only been charged with a misdemeanor for possession of marijuana, but was charged with the a felony for tampering with evidence when an officer saw the man put it in his mouth and start chewing.'
'TRENTON, N.J. –has signed legislation granting chronically ill patients legal access to marijuana.
Corzine's office said the governor signed the bill late Monday, his last full day in office. Gov.-electwill be sworn in Tuesday.'
'PORTLAND — A federal appeals court has ruled that mobile tracking devices can be attached to suspect vehicles as part of a marijuana investigation in Oregon.'
'The famous Skunk #1 “Cheese” pheno bred through the original Blueberry line. Easy to grow. Yields maximum with a pronounced skunky-cheese aroma and taste. This plant grows short and stocky with strong side branches of resin filled buds. The effect is powerful, stony and comforting.'
'Just after midnight tonight, Ontario lawyer Paul McKeever will release Part 1 of "The Principle of Pot", his new two-part documentary about the nature and motives of Marc Emery, the media-dubbed Prince of Pot.'
'The launch is timed to precede a decision by Canada's federal justice minister, Rob Nicholson, about whether or not to approve the extradition of Emery to the United States, where he faces years of imprisonment for having sold cannabis seeds, in Vancouver, Canada, via mail order. The Minister's decision is expected within the next 81 days.'
'New Jersey's outgoing Gov. Jon Corzine will sign into law Tuesday the most restrictive medical marijuana law in the country, one that won't allow people like O'Brien to access legally the one medication that makes their lives bearable.'
'MONTPELIER – Ian Rhein has no problem finding drugs. The problem is getting his hands on the one that actually makes him feel better.
A bullet lodged in the St. Johnsbury man's back – deposited almost 20 years ago from a gun shot by his mother's abusive ex-boyfriend – causes severe and chronic pain. The suffering has earned him a steady supply of doctor-prescribed opiate painkillers. Rhein, though, despite being on the state's medical-marijuana registry, can't access the cannabis that provides true relief.'
'This week Gov. Jon Corzine is expected to sign into law a measure that will allow for the use of marijuana as prescribed by physicians. It will also give the Garden State a green crop of another kind Ð legal weed, making it the 14th state in the nation to legalize the drug for medicinal purposes.'