'Federal authorities in Virginia say they have charged two people with possessing about 700 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $1 million.'
'Overall: This is definitely a night time medicine, as each time I’ve used it, it was smoke for a while and then "out went the lights" – 4 for 4 my wife had to wake my snoozing ass up to get up from the couch and head for bed. I’m going to have to try this strain out this weekend, so I can smoke earlier in the day. –NorCal_Cyclist '
'More and more college campuses are creating anti-medical marijuana rules for their students and staff. This last week, the University of Montana (Missoula) banned medical marijuana on campus.'
'The owner of Checkpoint, a Dutch coffeeshop in the town of Terneuzen, was fined 10 million euros ($13.3 million) and sentenced to 16 weeks in prison when a court decided that his business broke drug laws.'
'Under the new ordinance you will be able to grow 25 plants per parcel or you can apply for an exemption which would then allow you to grow up to 99 plants as long as you can get a permit from the Mendocino County Sheriffs Department.'
'On Wednesday, CBP officers at the Stanton Street international bridge made an 87-pound marijuana seizure from a SENTRI program participant. Earlier this month, officers at the Ysleta SENTRI lane seized more than 4 pounds of prohibited bologna from another participant.'
I love that phrase, "Prohibited Bologna."
'This week, a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana possession by adults qualified for the California ballot. The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 is coming up for a vote.'
'As we boarded the plane to Denver I could hear the late singer John Denver singing in my head "Rocky Mountain High Colorado" and it just seems so fitting. The beauty of the snow-capped vistas took my breath as we started the approach into Denver and I could barely contain my excitement about my first visit to the wild, wild west Cannabis frontier that is Colorado.'
'Big news for Californians, a measure to legalize marijuana and allow it to be sold and taxed will be on the ballot in November. In order for the measure to be put on the ballot it needed to get 433,971 signatures to be certified. Marijuana supporters managed to gather 694,248 signatures, this just goes to show you how much people in California want pot to be legalized.'
'Overall: Got a couple grams cause they said it was the strongest on the menu, they lied! It was good but I don’t really like the pine taste. –valluco956'
'San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis's war on medical marijuana patients and providers suffered another crushing defeat Thursday afternoon, as activist Eugene Davidovich was acquitted by a jury of all charges stemming from his arrest last year as part of Operation Green Rx.'
'MEXICO CITY -- As more U.S. states permit medical marijuana, and California considers legalizing cannabis sales to adults, Mexico is voicing irritation at the gap between drug laws north and south of the border and saying it undercuts the battle against Mexico's violent drug cartels.'
Awww, well isn't that tough shit, huh Mexico? Maybe you're failed policies are the reason for the violence, not us.
'Medical marijuana is a beautiful thing. For me, it is reason enough to move to a state like California or Colorado where people already have access to it. Either way, I think within our lifetime you will be able to go into a store and purchase your own weed (for medical purposes or not) but in the meantime it is classified as medical (COME ON PEOPLE!).'
'A trend is growing in the State of Michigan; police are arresting patients, confiscating their property, and turning their lives upside down, despite the fact that the patients are legally registered in the State of Michigan’s medical marijuana program.'
'God Bud is an Indica dominant hybrid, though it can simply be called an Indica. Most strains are mixed with both Indica and Sativa. This one is and Indica dominant with an overwhelming 75% Indica Genetics, which leaves only 25% as Sativa. It's only been in widespread use for about 5 years.'
'TRENTON, N.J. (AP) —Two New Jersey lawmakers are asking Gov. Chris Christie to pardon a man with multiple sclerosis who grew marijuana he said he needed to treat his condition.'
'AUSTIN, Texas -- Two people have been taken into federal custody after a year-long investigation by the Williamson County Sheriff's Office and Texas Department of Public Safety netted up to $7 million worth of marijuana.'
'Jack Herer, a well know activist and author who also has popular strain of marijuana named after him, has urged people to vote against the “Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010″. Herer’s main complaint about the initiative is that it will unfairly tax marijuana consumers.'
I can see the points against it, but we cannot go all or nothing with this. The opportunity here is so massive, we cannot let it pass us by. Vote yes on Cannabis Tax 2010 in November!
'This coming November’s mid-term election is going to have major implications for cannabis law reform.'
'Overall: Very Amazing! I really am enjoying this stuff. Kinda disappointed he would only get me 3 grams. He had said he was already losing money because it was going to be sold for $30 a gram. So all in all I am very satisfied and looking forward to smoking some more soon. –InGrowingWeTrust'
'The Michigan Medical Marijuana Certification Center, (MMMCC). is making it a little easier for citizens to obtain documents necessary to receive medical marijuana for certain medical conditions according to an article issued by Hermanoff Public Relations through Newswise on 3-22-2010.'
'LOS ANGELES—Police say three people have been arrested following a raid on two medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles.'
'Overall: They had green and brown OG Kush Kief there and the budtender told me that the green was kief harvested first (I guess the brown kief is harvested second, though she said they had the same potency). At least I think that’s what she said. I dunno – I’ve put this stuff on a lot of bowls. When I want to get to sleep, I just put some of this on a bowl or between some layers of leaves in the vape, and I’m out cold pretty soon thereafter. –mundane'
'Councilman Ed Reyes is predicting that "noncompliant" shops -- which means all of them, other than the 187 that were in business before the city imposed a moratorium -- will start being shut down in May.'
'If you don't care about pot, at least care about someone else's quality of of life that you are limiting. Think about the people that drives to drink, or become addicted to pain pills with severe side-effects and withdrawals that are bone crippling. Do you not care about that either? Do you like your ibuprofen or advil, 4 at a time - 3 times a day? Do you know how many people that kills per year? More than pot.'
'If you plan on watching NASCAR this Saturday, you will see a new kick ass car on the track. Cannabis Planet Television is sponsoring a race car at the ‘All-American Speedway’ in Roseville, CA this coming Saturday, March 27, 2010.'
'It’s official. Tax Cannabis 2010, the most far-reaching state effort ever, would legalize the consumption of cannabis for all adult over 21 — and would finally take the industry that serves those consumers out of a legal gray area — will qualify for the November mid-term ballot later today.'
'Here is an awesome chart that my bro over at The Dope Smoker sent over to me. It shows the percentage of pot smokers from the populations from different countries around the world.'
'Overall: If I hadn’t bought the last 8th, I would’ve driven back for more. I cannot put the whip down when I vape this. I end up with cotton mouth, but the taste was so wonderful that I don’t want to drink anything.
It reminds me of salted sunflower seeds, and not necessarily how they taste, but more how they make my mouth feel after I’ve spent a while eating them. I think my favorite part of it is just inhaling it and getting that taste in my mouth. –mundane'
'Seniors have been hit particularly hard by the downturn in the economy. Their retirement funds have been decimated and social security is no longer keeping up with the cost of living. With few options available to them, more and more senior citizens are starting medical marijuana business as a viable way to make ends meet.'
'ORLANDO -- There's a widespread belief within the NFL that the 2010 draft represents one of the deepest and most promising pools of collegiate talent in years. But in addition to the vast potential of this year's draft class, numerous NFL personnel evaluators told SI.com they are concerned about the increased number of prospects who have a history of marijuana use in their background, with players often acknowledging a failed drug test for pot in college in interviews with team executives.'
'LOS ANGELES—Fourteen years after California decided that marijuana could be used as a medicine, the state is likely to vote on whether to take a decisive step into the vanguard of drug liberalization: legalizing the controversial weed for fun and profit.'
'The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) on Tuesday urged U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to include a discussion of marijuana prohibition -- and effective alternatives to it -- at a major drug policy summit in Mexico.'
'And in the District, elected officials are trying to learn from what they consider cautionary tales from other jurisdictions as they try to create a program that strikes a delicate balance: allowing safe access to the drug for those who need it, while avoiding the kind of abuse by recreational users that would attract a backlash from Congress.'
'With less than a month remaining before the end of the legislative session, supporters gathered outside the Capitol Tuesday in an effort to make Wisconsin the 15th state, along with the District of Columbia, to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes.'
'ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI-FOX2now.com) - There are new developments in a story we first brought you Monday. Texas Gold, a product being marketed as a substitute to marijuana, was pulled from store shelves in St. Charles County after investigators say it violated a recent county ordinance banning K2 or fake pot. "That is a prohibited product," said St. Charles County Sheriff Tom Neer talking about Texas Gold.'
'The initiative would allow doctors to essentially prescribe marijuana to patients who are suffering from any one of a specific set of conditions. It also would allow creation of a network of nonprofit shops that would sell marijuana to those who have those prescriptions and let those not within 25 miles of a shop to grow their own.'
'You may have heard such terms as Beasters or beasty buds once or twice before, phrases referring to the thick, heavy sinsemilla grown in western Canada, in the Canadian province of British Columbia, or BC (hence the name).'
'Overall: This is one of the better Indicas that I have smoked. It looked, smelled and tasted exactly as it should. And the buzz was just right. This is a strain for anyone who says they don’t think purple varieties are as good as green.'
'The peer-reviewed study analyzed 15 international reports examining "the impact of drug law enforcement on violence", according to the UHRI. "Contrary to the prevailing belief that drug law enforcement reduces violence, 87% of the studies (13 studies) observed that drug law enforcement was associated with increasing levels of drug market violence," the group reports.'
'Two Los Angeles City Council committees were poised Tuesday to take a major step towards enforcing a new ordinance that would shut down hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries around the city within months.'
'Overall: The high is alright, nothing special as far as purps. I don’t know what is going on with these, everyone else smoking them with me gets way higher than I do. –BluntedatBirth'
'Probably the most favourite argument of prohibitionists: If you make cannabis legal, the amount of users will rise. But is that so? Uh, no... The Dutch already know for 30 years that's definitely not the case.'
'The Colorado House Judiciary Committee approved a highly amended version of HB 1284 today, and sent it to the House Appropriations Committee for further debate.'
'In what is being described as an unprecedented event, residents, local business people, officials, and industry leaders plan to meet in Humboldt County, California Tuesday night to talk about the potential economic effects of the legalization of marijuana, reports Donna Tam of the Eureka Times-Standard.'
'A new Siena Research Institute poll [pdf] of 810 New York State voters found that 50 percent support legalizing the use of medical marijuana in New York, while 41 percent oppose it.'
'Medical Marijuana Inc (PINKSHEETS: MJNA) is proud to announce the latest of its National Educational Symposium Series at the San Diego Convention Center on March 27, 2010.'
'"This is not a cigarette; this is weed," her cousin, Jewelelle Washington replied. "This is very serious."'
'DENVER -- Veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder would be allowed to use medical marijuana in an amendment to legislation already being debated at the State Capitol.'
'I was never educated as a child about Marijuana. Then one day when I was about 10 years old, my friends older brother approached us with a pipe and lighter, asking if we wanted to smoke some “pot.”'
'But along with her criticisms, Corry, the wife of fellow attorney/advocate Rob Corry, also saw some positives in Sweetin's rhetoric, which was far less strident than in some previous interviews.'
'Overall: Great bud – really good wake-n-bake high but don’t make any plans for at least a couple hours. There wasn’t really much of a crash either. –zdub27'
'DENVER—A state lawmaker wants veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder to be able to use medical marijuana.'
'Wilberding is in the Lincoln County Jail on charges of manufacturing marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department. Wilberding will have a bond hearing today in the Lincoln County Courthouse.'
Marijuana is a plant, it is not manufactured, it is grown.
'A problem that some growers and distributors run into is over dried marijuana. This can be due to many factors; the grower left it hanging too long, or you took the marijuana from a moist climate (like the Willamette Valley of Oregon) to a dry climate (like Reno, Nevada), or whatever the reason.'
'CASPER, Wyo.—A Colorado woman has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drug possession in Wyoming after Casper authorities arrested her for possessing less of an ounce of marijuana that she said a doctor prescribed her.'
'Overall: It wasn’t exactly what I was expecting but it was a pretty good high. Really beautiful buds. –zdub27'