'WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Waterloo police say they arrested two 18-year-olds after the couples' 7-month-old daughter began choking on a bag of marijuana.'
Wow, how fucking stupid can you be?
'OAKLAND, Calif. — Like hip-hop, health food and snowboarding, marijuana is going corporate.
As more states allow medical use of the drug and California considers outright legalization, marijuana's supporters are pushing hard to franchise dispensaries and build brands; establish consulting, lobbying and law firms; set up trade shows and a seminar circuit; and construct a range of other marijuana-related businesses.'
'Tangerine is a strain we have been talking and raving about on the show for a while now. This Colorado born strain is a favorite of all of ours. If not our most favorite strain. And, that’s saying a lot. One of the most unique smelling, looking, and high lifting strains that can be found. The official word on the cross of this strain is a particularly interesting and deep purple pheno (Paissans Passion) of Cough crossed with Grapefruit.'
'The Bangor City Council is right to take a thoughtful approach to locating marijuana dispensaries here. What it can’t do — although many other communities have — is put up impediments and pretend the dispensaries will simply go away.
In November, 59 percent of Maine voters approved a measure to establish medical marijuana dispensaries across the state; 56.5 percent of Bangor votes approved the measure. There can be up to eight such facilities statewide.'
'In 2008, they defeated an initiative that would have emphasized treatment over jail for non-violent drug offenders. Now, the same political campaign team is organizing anew to fight against the November ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in California for adults over 21.'
'Though I won't be able to attend Jack Herer's funeral tomorrow in Los Angeles, I will be there in mind, heart and spirit. As his casket is lowered at approximately 4:20 pm EST, I'll light up one of Jack's favorite wooden pipes and inhale deeply.'
'For decades opponents of marijuana law reform policies have falsely argued that marijuana is a ‘gateway’ to drug abuse — a guilt-by-association charge that implies that because tens of millions of people have used cannabis and a minority of these tens of millions have also tried other drugs that somehow it must have been the pot that triggered the hard drug use.'
'First impressions on the event; I wish that it would have been held on the main floor of the Cow Palace, instead it was split into 2 (what seemed to be) large storage rooms, one on the North side of the building and one on the South side, and in fact I missed out on half of the even because I wasn’t aware that it was split into 2 sections and that the other section was on the other side of the building. The signs that they did have up weren’t very visible and I only knew they had it in 2 sections because I had grabbed the program guide as I was leaving and didn’t read it until I was back on the train headed home.'
'There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day. You can plant a tree, ride your bike to work instead of driving, etc. But all that’s so ordinary, so in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day Stuff Stoners Like are going to plant marijuana…and then give all of it away. We’re happy to announce our 2nd Annual Stuff Stoners Like Earth Day Weed Give-A-Way.'
'The Daily Beast's list of stoner cities is flawed a best. Combining arrest and substance abuse data, the website created its list. They then asked me to rate each citys' "pot culture" on a scale of one to 10. The Top 40 list was posted on 4/20.'
'“It is perhaps ironic that a man that the State of New Jersey labeled a criminal could now be considered a visionary, as New Jersey has just joined the ever-growing number of States legalizing marijuana. A true freedom fighter, Edward Forchion was willing to lose everything he had ( including his own freedom) in order to promote a message that he knew was just and, he correctly maintained, was supported by the United States Constitution. There are few men throughout history who have been willing to sacrifice as much as Edward Forchion for the principles he believes in and, in the end, his principles were totally vindicated…”
– John Saykanic, Esq., from “Public Enemy #420″'
'A federal judge is expected on Monday to hear arguments on whether four marijuana patients can use the Americans with Disabilities Act to prevent two Orange County, California cities from closing medical pot dispensaries.'
'Overall: This is fire! I enjoy medicating with this mostly for pain. It hits the pain hard as if I took a Vicodin. Just wished the banana flavor would come out more (like how you get that grape taste from purps). Aside from that, this is one strain I would recommend keeping in the medicine cabinet when suffering from intense pain or having issues with sleep. I even prefer it over some of the more expensive "OGs" I’ve had. To really take this bud to the "next level," sprinkle a bit of top shelf kief on this and have a great trip! If you see this, get it or regret it. –IE420Patient'
'If I didn't want legal marijuana in America, I'd be seriously unsettled by the existence of a national marijuana holiday that gets more press than Thanksgiving.'
'Denver celebrated the year's highest stoner holiday, 4/20, in Civic Center Park -- and there were plenty of interesting things at which to look.'
'Outgoing White House rep Kal Penn was robbed in Washington on, of all days, 4/20. When the actor who's played Kumar in the two "Harold & Kumar" stoner movies was approached by the pistol-packing assailant on 15th and S Streets in the Dupont Curcle district at 1:30 am, he surrendered his wallet and other belongings. Police called it a "simple street robbery."'
'CALIFORNIA is on the forefront of a revolution, and in the works to make history as the first state to legalize the possession and distribution of Marijuana. A measure to decriminalize the drug has already qualified, and will be on the ballot for Californians to vote on, come November. Marijuana, although currently illegal, is surprisingly accepted throughout California, and often promoted in mainstream media, especially music.'
'Ever wanted to start your own indoor garden? Just about every day I see and hear people wanting, or already trying, to start their own indoor garden. Unfortunately, many people get started with the wrong advice. It seems that everyone who has ever seen a garden, or has a friend that grows, thinks that they know everything about growing plants. The problem is this can lead you to using the wrong methods and techniques for indoor cultivation – everything from how to set up and build a grow room, and what is acceptable for ventilation and lighting, to what is good to feed your plants. So, if you’re looking at starting an indoor grow room, here are a few basic tips and facts about growing plants indoors.'
'Now that an initiative to legalize marijuana is officially on the California ballot this November, President Obama should brace for a strong jolt from the west.'
'Last week, two medical marijuana patients were arrested by Saginaw County sheriff’s deputies and the DEA. Saginaw County Sheriffs say the couple were running an illegal marijuana operation out of their home. The sheriff’s office said the homeowners were registered medical marijuana users, but they were exceeding state guidelines.'
'I'm both devastated and elated about Apr. 20, 2010. By now you've read about a gang banger wielding a gun not ganja during Toronto's 420 smoke out. Sadly, it's national news. Up until that point Toronto Hash Mob 4/20 Yonge and Dundas Smoke Out was going more amazing than ever dreamed. The sea of green people is unlike Toronto has ever seen for a rally.'
'The war on drugs will be on the ballot in California this November. The nation will watch the state decide whether to tax and regulate marijuana or continue to arrest adults for possession of this plant.
The vote on the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010 will impact many of the most important issues in the country today. Californians will express how they want police resources used, if adults who consume marijuana should be criminalized, how best to deal with the tragic violence in Mexico, and what our priorities should be in tough economic times. It’s no wonder that seven months out, this issue has already generated thousands of news stories around the world.'
'As novelist Victor Hugo once said, “there is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.”
Though he didn’t know it at the time, Hugo could have been talking about the marijuana legalization movement in the United States–and increasingly, Los Angeles is at its epicenter. Once a marker of fringe associations and counterculture ties, marijuana use has a new face, which is proudly on display at public events, such as this weekend’s second annual THC Exposé.'
'The Florida Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would ban the sale of glass smoking pipes at most stores that currently carry them.'
'DENVER — The Colorado House of Representatives has approved and sent to the Senate a bill that would allow the state to license marijuana dispensaries, growers and people who make snacks with cannabis.'
'Overall: Very potent stuff, this one is definitely for when you’ve got something you need to put your mind into. I wouldn’t smoke this herb at a party or with less experienced friends, it’s more of a "focus" smoke.
This is clearly not any kind of Netherland’s haze or sativa hybrids. I really welcome this pure sativa strain kept alive for a long time now and thank the breeder for his work as this is one of the most devastating smokes I’ve had the pleasure to sample. –levelnext-'
'On Wednesday, the New England Journal of Medicine published an editorial by two law professors arguing that the federal government should change the status of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act.'
'Dr. Drew Pinsky, the Celebrity Rehab / Loveline guy, is getting a lot of flack for his recent comments about Lindsay Lohan. (If you're reading this, doctor, you are welcome any time on our show to defend yourself live.) You can imagine with my hectic 4/20-week travel schedule (2,000 miles in 6 days with LA this weekend) when I'm scanning headlines on the BlackBerry, my brain's spam filters drop anything with "Lindsay Lohan" in the summary.'
'Chronisseur (chron-a-soo-er): An individual highly respected within the marijuana community due to his/her knowledge and experience in the cannabis industry. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: growth and cultivation, medical marijuana and legalization advocacy, travel experience and the ability to convey all of these things to the general public.'
'Chef Stoner Gourmand is the most creative toker in the kitchen. He uses the power of weed to break down flavor barriers, and create masterful juxtapositions. Today we're going to take a look at three of his more interesting, and yet simple recipe's.'
'Me and Dodger have been trying to get Kassi to take some Ganja Girl Pictures for a while now. The problem is that Kassi only occasionally smokes Herb. When we finally talked her into doing a photo shoot she was ecstatic about the results and so were we. Kassi got a bit more stoned than she planed on due to the fact that she only smokes once in a while, but that’s great for us here at HTGB because theirs nothing we like more than a hot girl with bloodshot eyes.'
'Television personality and "addiction specliaist" Dr. Drew Pinsky recently prescribed framing people for drugs and getting them arrested as an acceptable treatment for addiction.'
'Vaporizers are tricky, you really need to spend some quality time with one before you can accurately judge if you like it or not. Devoted to figuring out my personal preferences on how to toke, I gave the Zephyr Ion a complete week of my undivided medicating attention.'
'Tucson, Ariz. – U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the Tucson Sector made four significant marijuana seizures in the past two days, seizing more than 5,600 pounds with an estimated street value exceeding $4.5 million.'
'FOOTHILL RANCH, CA, Apr 22, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Medical Marijuana Inc (PINKSHEETS: MJNA) is exhibiting this weekend at the L.A. THC EXPOSE and is sharing The Hemp Network opportunity with thousands of attendees. This is a chance for attendees to meet with the principals of Medical Marijuana and hear about The Hemp Network and the opportunity. President Don Steinberg states, "The addition of The Hemp Network as part of the Medical Marijuana Inc family will add a national agent base of thousands of people to our company. As we continue development of MJNA products and services, this agent base will serve well for rapid, national distribution of new products and services."'
'A majority of west coast voters, and Californians specifically, believe that the adult use of marijuana should be legal, according to the results of a pair of polls conducted on behalf of CBS News.'
'Mounties say they've shut down three “large, sophisticated” grow-ops in Edmonton and Devon, taking about $2 million of weed off the streets.
Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams made the busts after searching three houses between April 19 and 21. Inside two of the houses in Edmonton, 1,589 plants were seized.'
'This product retails in head shops for about 8 bucks and does not live up to it’s name by any means. Just because it says it’s a pipe cleaner, doesn’t mean it’s going to clean the pipe you smoke that sweet cheeba out of. It may work on your car, but definitely NOT on your favorite crusty glass bong.'
'Currently the DEA has jurisdiction over Hemp. Hemp is not a drug. Nor is it possible or practical to grow both varieties in the same fields (pollination would make the indica/drug variety worthless). What executive steps could be taken to have Hemp be under your jurisdiction so farmers could grow it domestically.'
'The Hotel Normandie, a stoic brick building weighing down a corner of Normandie Avenue and 6th Street, opened in the Roaring '20s as an elegant residence, promising in tasteful advertisements to "leave nothing to be desired by the most experienced and exacting."
Tuesday night, the hotel will host another grand opening, for a very different, experienced and exacting clientele: pot smokers.'
'Who loves the sun?
Hawaiian Buddha is a fat tropical holiday just waiting to be explored. A tasty tropical toke with some indica thrown in to produce fat marijuana buds. Possibly one of the fattest buds of sativa I’ve seen.'
'As reported last month, New Hampshire’s House approved a bill to decriminalize possession of up to a quarter ounce of pot – transportation of up to a quarter ounce would also have been decriminalized under the measure. At the time, New Hampshire Governor John Lynch vowed to veto the bill should it pass the Senate.'
'Forget "Hippie Hill." For thoroughly modern marijuana smokers in the San Francisco Bay Area, the hip place to celebrate their movement's high holiday this year was the inside of a stretch Hummer parked outside a pot gardening superstore.
It was one of the more unusual places where marijuana legalization advocates lit up during the annual observance of 4/20, the celebration-cum-mass civil disobedience derived from "420" — insider shorthand for cannabis consumption.'
'Four-Twenty, the international day of celebration for the cannabis culture held annually on April 20, saw record numbers of marijuana consumers and legalization advocates at huge rallies across the planet this year.'
'Overall: So far this is the best tasting hash I have bought from BPG, it is difficult to pinpoint the taste of this hash because the flavors seem so complex. The buzz is top notch and great for daytime or nighttime activities. –chrisjd1116'
'Pot advocates gathered across the country Tuesday and puffed en masse to protest the prohibition of marijuana.
Supporters of the legalization of marijuana celebrate the so-called 4-20 event every April 20, lighting up joints at 4:20 p.m. local time in various parts of the country.'
'* Hemp Fuel: Hemp produces 10 tons of biomass in four months, 4 times the production of corn, which makes it the only legitimate cost competitive energy crop for charcoal, ethanol, etc.
* Global Warming: Hemp helps reduce global warming and the greenhouse effect if it is grown as an energy crop. Hemp charcoal is sulfur and acid rain-free, unlike fossil coal.'
'In case you haven't had a chance to check out the relaunch of High On The Air today, allow us to introduce you to our new Miss HIGH TIMES for 2010—Brittany from Colorado.'
'The push to legalize marijuana is gaining steam, with California voting in November on a measure that would be the nation's first to approve the plant for recreational use, and Oregon and Washington State are attempting to qualify initiatives.
It is becoming a pivotal moment in the countrywide acceptance of marijuana use, say both supporters and detractors, and many pro-marijuana advocates are hoping that 420 can become a moment of more serious public advocacy and education.'
'Overall: Some of the best cough I have ever had. Sadly, after a couple weeks of smoking it, I had to find a new strain just to give my lungs a break. If you can find some cough, pick it up for sure, it’s some dank bud. However, you might want another kind of weed to smoke so you can sparse the cough and give your lungs an easier time. I still have my cough and I haven’t smoked this bud in a week or so. –Akomplice'
'HT: I know there was a lot of pressure on you guys to reunite over the years. What finally made you guys say yes?
TOMMY CHONG: Well, our careers kind of petered out together, you know? It was kinda like Cheech never had any more Nash Bridges in the offering and suddenly my wife and I were looking for new venues, you know, new avenues of expressing ourselves and it just came up. My son actually orchestrated it.'
'The D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill Tuesday to allow chronically ill patients to receive a doctor's prescription to use marijuana and buy it from a city-sanctioned distribution center.'
'SACRAMENTO, Calif. (MCT) - Today is the Fourth of July of weed.
At places such as Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, Porter Meadow at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Redwood Park in Arcata, Calif., thousands will light up in celebratory smoke-ins.
The collective marijuana smoke, honoring April 20 and the “420” numeric nickname for pot, will thicken right around 4:20 p.m. PDT.'
'The term first appeared in the early ‘70s. And yet its origin remains cloaked in mystery, legend, urban myth, misinformation, occasionally even outright weirdness. Literally thousands of articles, celebrity anecdotes, blog entries, media commentaries – even books – have dealt with the issue. And still the myths persist!'
'But those aren’t the only cities with pot pride. The Daily Beast looked through data on more than 1,000 cities to find out which communities rate highest for getting high year-round. Many of the top 40 towns house large universities, where the habits of young students affect the overall atmosphere. Others are the places known for strong support of marijuana legalization and taxation, or are in one of the 14 states (six of which have dispensaries) that have legalized medical marijuana.'
'By any objective standard, marijuana prohibition is an abject failure.
Nationwide, U.S. law enforcement have arrested over 20 million American citizens for marijuana offenses since 1965, yet today marijuana is more prevalent than ever before, adolescents have easier access to marijuana than ever before, the drug is more potent than ever before, and there is more violence associated with the illegal marijuana trade than ever before.'
'Once again the supreme stoner holiday of 4/20 is upon us, meaning it’s time (even if it’s not 4:20) to fire up those super-sized fatty joints and take an extra long hit from the bong. Drab, depressing Tax Day is in the rearview mirror, meaning it’s OUR day to get high, buzzed, stoned or whatever level you plan on ascending to on this day of days, the one day of the year we consciously celebrate being stoners.'
'Kushes, Hazes, Skunks, and Purps. What do they all mean? Are these names legitimate or are they just haphazardly given by some 14 year old punk with a dime bag and a creative imagination?'
'As a veteran of stoner culture who can remember the years before mass media latched onto the 420 phenomenon in general, and specifically the celebration of April 20 (4/20) as America's fastest-growing holiday and high celebration of all things cannabis, I have to admit I find the entire scenario a little strange.'
'In recognition of 4/20, Chelsea Green Publishing will be offering free downloads of this important book, which examines the relative harms of marijuana and alcohol and asks why our nation’s laws seek to punish people who make the sensible choice to use the less harmful substance: marijuana. April also happens to be National Alcohol Awareness Month.'
'Today is April 20, 2010 and April 20 is the National Weed Day. The day is also known as Marijuana Appreciation Day, National Smoke Day and Stoners Day. As the name depicts, it is a day on which the fans of Marijuana pay a tribute to it.'
'Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies seized about 4,000 pounds of marijuana valued at about $3 million and detained three Mexican nationals after a flat-bottomed motorboat ran aground in a remote area off Catalina Island, sheriff's officials said Monday.'
'Overall: The overall effect of this indica is noticed from the moment you exhale the smoke. Because it is an indica, you get the standard no movement body-type high. It is short-lived however. This is why an A- was awarded. AFPAK is derived from two landrace strains, one being of Afghan origin the other of Pakistani. The genetics scream ‘Kush‘ all over this strain. –Rustee305'
'This has evolved into a counterculture holiday, where people get together to celebrate and consume cannabis. In some areas this event goes with Earth Week. At events in the United States, it is normal to hear about Abraham Lincoln, one the American politicians popular for past use of cannabis, who stated that one of his “favorite things” was “smoking a pipe of sweet hemp“.'
'ASPEN, Colo. -- Organizers created something a little different this weekend in a town known for fashion, skiing, stars and scenery.
More than 1,000 people filled the ski town of Aspen this weekend for the first ever Western Slope Cannabis Crown Festival. Organizers say it is like a beer tasting festival, only with marijuana.'
'Three men tunneled into a California medical marijuana dispensary, according to police -- the second burglary at the same location in two weeks.'
'Celebrate Jack Herer's life! On Sunday, April 25 the memorial service for Jack Herer will be held at Eden Memorial Park located at 11500 Sepulveda Boulevard in Mission Hills, CA 91345-1133.'
'If you’ve ever been to the parking lot of a Grateful Dead show, then you’ve pretty much already experienced the 1st International Cannabis and Hemp Expo which gets the credit of the first US trade show to permit on-site pot smoking.'
'HIGH ON THE AIR, the long-time radio show of HIGH TIMES magazine is making a comeback! We’ve brought Callum Francis out of retirement in order to resurrect HIGH ON THE AIR, the hugely popular Internet radio show that smoked out the Web for years.'
'I was recently in Los Angeles for business, and decided to fly back to Oakland a day early. I had originally planned to visit Eddy Lepp who is incarcerated in a federal prison in Lompoc, CA for at least eight years-- for the heinous crime of growing and giving away an incredible amount of marijuana to medical patients in need.'
'NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the result tells The Associated Press that Southern California tight end Anthony McCoy tested positive for marijuana at the scouting combine.'
'Comments: These wraps come individually boxed around a conic tube. As guaranteed by Juicy, these things are just that. In fact, the past two I’ve bought have almost been damp. Be careful when unraveling the wrap from the tube as it may sometimes cling and tear a diagonal into your precious beauty.
These wraps make for nice twisting on the scale of 14 to 34-35+ g’s, depending on the skill of the roller. I have found mine to burn fairly evenly with no to almost no canoe. Included in the pics was my last birthday blunt, a nice ‘ol 19′er. –EdmNugs'
'Parts of Colorado’s growing medical marijuana industry remain shrouded in smoke, including who can sell the marijuana and how it can be distributed.
But much is clear.
Legally obtained marijuana can get users fired, jailed or turned down for foster parent jobs.
Restrictions on medical marijuana use abound, even as dispensaries sprout up in nearly every neighborhood in Colorado Springs and as the state processes 1,000 applications per day for legal marijuana use.'
'Overall: I went to two distinct states while on the Asteroid, one of complete somatic state that rose to one of capability (a nice mixed bag). I also appreciated that I experienced zero paranoia from such a powerful strain. This is a very potent indica that possesses enough sativa qualities to keep from locking you to the chair. '
'Two law enforcement bills are now working their way through the Colorado Legislature that would, according to Cannabis Therapy Institute, seriously harm medical marijuana patients and their caregivers. According to CTI, both of these bills have seen strong support from legislators, both Democrats and Republicans. '
'CONCORD, N.H. (AP) ― New Hampshire's Senate votes Wednesday whether to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana by adults.
The Judiciary Committee recommended unanimously that the Senate kill the bill passed by the House. The bill would allow adults to possess one-quarter ounce or less of the substance. It also would decriminalize transporting less than one-quarter ounce of the drug.'
'DALY CITY, Calif. — Medical marijuana users near San Francisco lit up Saturday at the opening of the two-day International Cannabis and Hemp Expo, where vendors displayed bongs, vaporizers, hash brownies and other marijuana-related products.'
'Cheech & Chong are back, and now they have medicinal marijuana cards. Their original films and stage shows were rebellious with pot humor in a “straight” world. Now Tommy Chong just takes his card out of his wallet to show the press he qualifies for medical weed.'
'An EPIC Strain Review consists of Bubba Kush and the insightful thoughts it brought to Derek and I. We discuss in depth some inspired Cannabis thoughts and had good times. The Primal Glasswerks Mellow Monkey used as a weapon loaded with connoisseur Bubba Kush is no joke.'
'It’s not just for the stoner set. Stella McCartney, Giorgio Armani and Calvin Klein are among the designers incorporating hemp textiles into their fashions. It’s a versatile material said to be easy on the environment.'
'Overall: The most debilitatingly beautiful strain of marijuana I’ve ever smoked. A .75g bong hit of this stuff is pretty damn close to being as potent as a small bowl of bubble hash. That being said, a half gram bowl of this or plain OG, topped off with some bubble hash is how I like to put an end to my nights…or days –ipistolwhipblindkids'
'April 20 is a day of celebration for stoners throughout the world, and this year the High Holiday will be made even more special by the cinematic return of the most popular comedy act in marijuana history. Cheech & Chong’s first movie in 25 years, Hey, Watch This!, is being released in select theaters over the weekend and on DVD, Blue Ray, Video On Demand, and digital download the following Tuesday on – you guessed it! – 4/20.'