'Browsing the forums over at Cannabis Culture, I came across an old how-to for a DIY Stealth Grow Box.'
'Overall: I like this weed. I just picked up a 8th after finishing a quarter I had bought of this. Definitely a good batch of bud. It’s hard hitting, no doubt. –BluntMastaSkuz'
'Police in Salt Lake County, Utah have arrested former Utah Jazz center Robert Whaley and found marijuana "between his buttocks," according to a jail document.'
'“Marijuana legalization – for any purpose – is a nonstarter in the Obama administration,” said Mr. Kerlikowske, a former police chief himself.'
'On Tuesday I noted USA Today's cover story on the prospects for marijuana law reform. Three recent legislative developments reinforce the impression of growing tolerance (or at least waning repression)'
'As efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use are underway in Sacramento and possibly on the ballot, a large gathering of student activists from across the country will convene in San Francisco this weekend. This Is Your Brain On Drug Policy, a conference organized by Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), will take place from March 12 through 14th with former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson and California Assemblymember Tom Ammiano in attendance.'
'The bill allowing patients to get medical-marijuana authorizations from a wider range of health-care professionals came a step closer to becoming law as it passed in the Legislature Thursday.'
'SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Marijuana is not just for brownies anymore. It has touched the lives of thousands of Michigan residents who are struggling with chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, spasms or wasting syndrome.'
'Woody Harrelson's decision to wear a black hemp tuxedo to the Academy Awards has drawn the attention of several Fox pundits, including Bill O'Reilly, who dismissed the actor's pro-pot fashion statement: "So what? Unless he smoked it. Woody Harrelson is alone. I don't think kids are paying attention to what Woody Harrelson's wearing to the Oscars."'
'Now the drug czar would like to make a big deal about the dangers of drugged driving, partly because if he can get states to pass “per se” laws (where even the presence of residual metabolites from marijuana, for example count as drugged driving despite the lack of impairment), then it puts a complication into efforts to legalize.'
'For decades, advocates of marijuana policy reform have argued that a regulated and taxed marijuana market would generate revenue for government on the local, state and federal levels. There have even been studies projecting tax revenues from marijuana sales at $6.2 billion and even $31 billion annually.'
'A Colorado search warrant executed Tuesday authorized the seizure of records for more than 300 medical marijuana card holders, including doctors' recommendations and personal contact information.'
'Overall: Very good bud, well grown. Not something I’d want to smoke before doing something important, that’s for sure. Very enjoyable batch of PK! –Jbone204'
'If the idea of having a marijuana deficiency sounds laughable to you, a growing body of science points at exactly such a possibility. Scientists have known that the active psychoactive compound in marijuana is THC, which is short for tetrahydrocannabinol.'
'READING, BERKS COUNTY - A Reading man, 30 year old Billy Robles, has been arrested in connection with the seizure of 300 pounds of marijuana worth about $1.3 million. Agents from the Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation found the marijuana hidden in a shipment of home improvement materials that was bound from Texas to Berks County.'
'Ex-narcotics officer Barry Cooper is fuming over a police raid on his home and plans to sue the officers and officials involved for $30 million, calling their conduct "obvious retaliation" for a sting operation he pulled on Texas police for his show KopBusters.'
'With numerous states facing significant budget cuts, legislators and voters across the United States this month have been giving overwhelming support to measures that would reduce the penalty to a civil fine for possession of small amounts of marijuana.'
'John J. Dilulio, Jr., the man who once co-authored a book with two former drug czars that described America’s drug war as “the most successful attack on a serious social problem in the last quarter-century,” has now reversed course, writing in the journal Democracy that it is “insane” to “expend scarce federal, state, and local law enforcement resources waging ‘war’ against [marijuana] users.”'
'For years we've heard tall tales from the government about the dreaded "gateway effect" of marijuana. 'Try it and soon you'll be hankering for a stronger high. Shortly thereafter, you're a junkie on the street desperately seeking another fix.''
'Now, at age 24, he's the founder of Med Grow Cannabis College, a trade school for medical marijuana caregivers.
Since its founding last fall, Med Grow has graduated more than 400 students, who pay $475 for a six-week course. They can earn between $40,000 a year to well into the six figures, said Tenant, who uses medical marijuana himself to treat his early onset Chron's disease.'
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'Overall: I tried a couple bong hits and immediately felt the head buzz starting. The joint smoked nicely too – allowing me to get a better taste of "Cindy". Again, smooth and a pleasant tasting smoke.
I think I prefer a joint for the flavor, but the bong provided a better burn (might have been that this was still a little too fresh and needed a bit more dry/cure time). A great daytime bud if you like strong sativas. –NorCal_Cyclist '
'CONYERS, Ga., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Freedom Gifts, an Atlanta-based distributor of cannabis culture merchandise and tobacco equipment, has introduced hemp-scented T-shirts to its product line. Appropriately, the T's feature designs representative of marijuana legalization efforts and April 20th (420) - "National Pot Smoking Day."'
'What can we say about KinkiiKronik that you can’t see for yourself. She is just a super gorgeous stoner babe! Sorry guys this one is taken, but ladies you still have a shot!'
'Matthew Zugsberger, a medical marijuana user, has been convicted of felony drug transportation and misdemeanor possession. Zugsberger, who was profiled in the first issue of HIGH TIMES Medical Marijuana News & Reviews, attempted to travel with his medicine to New Orleans in December 2008.'
'Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson signed into law a prohibition on synthetic marijuana today, making the Sunflower State the first in the land to ban the substances.'
Guess some still don't know that prohibition never works. Good luck Kansas.
'CNN's Jim Spellman introduces us to a mother and son in the controversial and expanding business of medical marijuana.'
'A third season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was just announced -– and it already promises to be drama-filled.
Bryson Bryant, the eldest son of NeNe Leakes, was arrested on a minor marijuana possession charge and was put in an Atlanta-area jail on March 7. Bryant has appeared on the Bravo reality show — and, in the first season, was filmed looking at colleges with Leakes.'
'The New Hampshire House of Representatives Wednesday voted, as it did in 2008, to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.'
'GEORGETOWN, Colo. — A Colorado man who belongs to a Hilo-based ministry that holds marijuana as a sacrament has been convicted of misdemeanor drug charges.'
'It takes a lot to get some of the state's most conservative lawmakers on board with a Democratic Congressman from the People's Republic of Boulder. But that's just what happened this week.'
'Police uprooted a multimillion-dollar network of homes used to grow marijuana in the largest bust of pot production in New Jersey history, authorities announced today.
Within three days last month, police seized a total of 3,370 growing plants, 115 pounds of harvested pot and $65,000 cash.'
'Overall: Well worth the ridiculously-low price. It didn’t give me what I was looking for in a sativa, but I’m more of an indica person, anyway, so I was pleased. It feels much more like a hybrid to me. The taste eventually grew on me, and I soon found it difficult to put the whip down. –mundane'
'Awww every potheads worst nightmare, drug tests. Now I have never been on probation. I have had my slew of drug test, whether it was for work or my parents, I have never failed a test and never stopped smoking Ms. Mary-Jane. Wouldn’t you love to know my secret.'
'LOS ANGELES — James Gray once saw himself as a drug warrior, a former federal prosecutor and county judge who sent people to prison for dealing pot and other drug offenses. Gradually, though, he became convinced that the ban on marijuana was making it more accessible to young people, not less.'
'The debate over a Senate bill to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado stretched on for hours, and concluded with plans for a rewrite of the bill.'
'Public support for marijuana legalization has been growing. But what else is on people’s minds these days? This is important, because the legalization of marijuana requires more than widespread public support. It also has to become a priority for the political system. Maybe not the biggest priority, but politicians and legislators need to make it an action item; they have to perceive this as an issue the public not only supports but also an issue the public wants resolved.'
'A Smith County jury found a Tyler man guilty on Thursday of possession of less than five pounds but more than four ounces of marijuana in a drug-free zone.
The jury in the 7th District Court with Judge Kerry Russell presiding then sentenced Henry Walter Wooten, 54, to 35 years confinement in prison. He was not assessed a fine.'
'Overall: La Maca’s favorite strain. Female smokers seem to appreciate this strain for it’s cramp soothing properties. Taste is good but not overwhelming and the upper buzz is heavily sought after by our club members. Do you have a really busy day? Better smoke some Psicodelicia, it’ll get you going. –levelnext-'
'Whoa, dude. Californians smoke 16 million ounces of marijuana a year (yeah, genius, that's a million pounds), according to a recent report prepared for the Legislature. That's almost half an ounce for every man, woman and child in the state.'
'Is marijuana responsible for John Patrick Bedell's suicidal assault on the Pentagon? Yes, says Washington Post blogger Charles Lane, although his theory of the plant's criminogenic effects is slightly more sophisticated than Harry Anslinger's. Instead of obtaining "effective treatment for his obviously serious mental illness," says Lane, Bedell sought help for his insomnia from a California physician, who gave him a recommendation for marijuana.'
'Overall: I liked that this bud didn’t put me to sleep or give me the old couch lock. I had been out drinking earlier and I didn’t feel sick or tired at all. Good bud but not quite A+ worthy. I will probably buy this strain again.'
'Opponents of such liberalization proposals inevitably argue that any efforts toward decriminalizing or legalizing cannabis will adversely impact the public’s use of marijuana and/or young people’s attitudes toward it. Yet regional data gleaned from around the word consistently demonstrates that the imposition and enforcement of harsh criminal marijuana penalties do not dissuade cannabis use, and moreover, that criminalization is an objectively ineffective public policy.'
'Border Patrol agents near Nogales, Ariz. seized more than 5,000 pounds of marijuana in two separate incidents Friday at the Interstate 19 checkpoint.'
'Colorado's legislators, currently in the midst of trying to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, are asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to stop raids of medicinal cannabis operations.'
'The death of John Patrick Bedell, the 36-year-old man shot and killed by Pentagon police officers after he opened fire on them March 4, is a tragedy. It might have been avoided if Bedell had received timely and effective treatment for his obviously serious mental illness. The fact that he did not is a cause for soul-searching by all of us. Advocates of “medical marijuana” should be especially chastened.'
Let me get this straight. He took medical marijuana, and at some point in his life he wigged out and started shooting up the Pentagon? So it's our fault?
Pardon my French, but are you fucking kidding me? That's like saying carrots cause cancer. Most people with cancer have consumed carrots in their lifetime. Does that mean there is a correlation between cancer and carrots?
Of course not. It's the same as the gateway drug theory, just because someone smoked weed, it doesn't mean it led to all the bad decisions they ever made in their lives. This dude was nuts; weed can't cure everything.
'Forest Whitaker is sure to shock fans of jazz crooner Louis Armstrong by focusing on "Satchmo" 's love of marijuana in his next movie. The "Crying Game" star will star as Armstrong and direct the biopic in 2011, and he insists he won't be shying away from the most controversial aspects of the "We Have All the Time in the World" singer's life.'
'In the debate over Colorado's medical-marijuana system, there is no issue that is as sharply divisive as the system's impact on young people.'
'Overall: Bubbleator does exactly what it says it does, but I found that if you’re using less than the max amount of material you don’t want to run it for too long, as it will result in plant material getting through.
When I did this the first time it gave me green hash, not the pure crystals I was hoping for. You just need to eyeball it and use some common sense as far as timing goes. If you do this while high, be prepared to f*^k up your results. I used the machine twice – once with high quality organic – which gave me positive results, and once with schwag that showed green hash.'
'Sunday is about a day of rest. A day, for some, to congregate and pay some respects to their respective Lord's. What if everyone were to smoke on Sunday? What if everyone who goes to any kind of church, were to smoke before they went? What would that be like?'
'One of the best (or worse, it depends on one’s perspective and physical location!) indicators of the total failure of a law, is when it is woefully and subjectively applied.'