The Law of Jah and Marijuana

'Genesis 1:11:  "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so."'

International School for Medical Marijuana Opens on August 30th with Online Classes and Scholarship Opportunities

From one of our sponsors, The International School of Medical Marijuana:

'Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 9, 2010 -- The International School of Medical Marijuana (ISSM) will open its online ‘doors’ at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 30th with an instructional video that focuses on grow room design and set up. The student body will be made up of patients with debilitating illnesses, caregivers, and individuals interested in the burgeoning field of medical marijuana and medical marijuana dispensaries. No special software or skills are required, just a computer with an Internet connection.'

Busted Grower Wants To Hug And Kiss His Pot Plants Goodbye

TOKE OF THE TOWN: Busted Grower Wants To Hug And Kiss His Pot Plants Goodbye

'An Alabama man busted for growing marijuana had a hard time parting with his plants. He told Limestone County drug agents he loved them, reports WAFF.'

Drug Courts: You Should Think Pot Is More Dangerous And Evil

THE 420 TIMES: Drug Courts: You Should Think Pot Is More Dangerous And Evil

By The Pothead Pundit

Sponge Bob Hemp Pants

Too funny, had to post it.

Kicking Ass & Taking Names

Talking drugs with Adam Carolla.

Marijuana is the SAFER Choice

Much safer than alcohol.

Protest Gone Wrong

Protest at Rob Nicholson's office.

Marc Emery Creates a Public-Relations Problem for the Obama Administration

CANNABIS CULTURE: Marc Emery Creates a Public-Relations Problem for the Obama Administration

'Today, Marc Emery's wife Jodie sent out a tweet saying the Prince of Pot has been in solitary confinement for a week.'

HighWitness News: High at the Movies

Rob Cantrell and Mike Hughes take a look at the movies.


The John Doe Radio Show Volume 8 Show 9

JOHN DOE RADIO: The John Doe Radio Show Volume 8 Show 9

'We bring you a very special guest this week, Jodie Emery joins us and gives updates about Marc Emery and what she has been up to in his absence, along with the political activity she is involved with. Don’t miss a great interview with a great person.'

'Prince of Pot' is at a Low

'Reporting from Vancouver, Canada — For years, his seed catalogs were scrutinized by discerning cannabis cultivators across the U.S. and Canada, much like the ladies of Cumbria might fuss over Chiltern's inventories of sweet peas and heirloom tomatoes.'

NC: Agents Seize 210 Pounds of Marijuana

'Agents with the North Carolina Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement on Friday seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana near the Gaston and Lincoln County line.'

Cannabinoids Kill Cancer/Government Knew 36 Years

THE BONG GIRL: Cannabinoids Kill Cancer/Government Knew 36 Years

'A new study published in Nature Reviews-Cancer provides an historic and detailed explanation about how THC and natural cannabinoids counteract cancer, but preserve normal cells.'

Nug Porn: Green Queen

NUG PORN: Green Queen

And I am her servant.

Marijuana Smoking “Impairs” Drivers Regardless Of Sex

THE 420 TIMES: Marijuana Smoking “Impairs” Drivers Regardless Of Sex

By The Pothead Pundit.

San Diego District Attorney’s Plea Bargain Machine

NUG MAGAZINE: San Diego District Attorney’s Plea Bargain Machine

'After I learned that almost 70% of the convictions that Bonnie Dumanis boasts are plea bargains I had to ask the question….

Is the intimidation machine that grinds people into plea bargains simply systematic of our profit motivated criminal justice system, or is it intentionally implemented and organized – is there training they go through to learn to become so ruthless?'

The Trillion Dollar Crop

An old documentary, but just as true and useful today.

Get your Booooots on Kids…. It’s Million Man Marijuana March Time!

HAIL MARY JANE: Get your booooots on kids…. It’s Million Man Marijuana March time!

'We aren’t fighting with hands or guns, but with our knowledge and the most bad ass weapon we all have with us every day, our words. This July 4th is going to be the Hemp Can Save The Planet March on DC & 40th Smoke-In!, in Washington DC.'

Woman Admits to Growing Marijuana in Her Driveway

'Some marijuana growers go to great lengths to hide their operations -- building secret rooms, boobytrapping their sites, even constructing giant underground lairs with escape routes. Others, though, are not as discreet.'

Arizona Man Posts Online Ad To Trade Marijuana For iPad

TOKE OF THE TOWN: Arizona Man Posts Online Ad To Trade Marijuana For iPad

'A 20-year-old Arizona man has been arrested after allegedly placing an online ad to trade marijuana and an iPod for an iPad.'

Bong of the Day: Skull Bongs

HAIL MARY JANE: Bong of the Day: Skull Bongs

That's badass.

Colorado Marijuana Debate Heads to Cities as Some Move to Ban Dispensaries

'COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado's pot debate is headed to the cities.

Less than a week after a new law cleared the way for Colorado cities to ban marijuana dispensaries if they wish, some are already moving to ban pot shops.'


'Free Marc' Activists Arrested at Justice Minister's Office

CANNABIS CULTURE: 'Free Marc' Activists Arrested at Justice Minister's Office

'A "Free Marc" campaign organizer was arrested today at the Niagara Falls office of Canadian Justice Minister Rob Nicholson in what activists are calling "assault and police intimidation."'

Student Shot by Cops for Smoking Marijuana


Montana Pharmacists Don't Want to Dispense Medical Marijuana

'HELENA - Montana's professional pharmacists say they don't want to get into the medical marijuana business, scuttling the suggestion that lawmakers could firm up the state's controversial pot scene by making pharmacists dispense the drug.'

Strain Review: Swiss Bliss

MARIJUANA REVIEWS: Swiss Bliss From Private Dealer (Prototye420)

'Overall: I’ve only had access to this strain on two occasions, and I absolutely love it.  Great sativa high.  If you’re a sativa lover, get a hold of some Swiss Bliss.  –Prototype420'

Florida Panel Touts 'Dangers' Of Medical Marijuana

TOKE OF THE TOWN: Florida Panel Touts 'Dangers' Of Medical Marijuana

'A panel of self-styled "marijuana experts" threw a real scare into addiction counselors Wednesday, as they described the alleged "dangers of medical marijuana" using their time honored tactics of distortion, misinformation, propaganda, thinly veiled hysteria, fear tactics, and outright lies.'

Medical Marijuana in L.A. Goes Mobile

THE 420 TIMES: Medical Marijuana in L.A. Goes Mobile

By The Pothead Pundit.

Marijuana: Threat or Menace?


US Targets Mexican Drug Cartels in Major Sweep

'Drug enforcement officers in the United States say they have arrested more than 2,200 people in an investigation targeting Mexican trafficking rings.'

Judge Sentences Man to 18 Months In Marijuana Smuggling Ring

'A Montreal man is going to prison for 18 months after being sentenced for his role in a $6 million marijuana smuggling ring between Canada and the United States.'

Oregon Dismisses QB Jeremiah Masoli After Marijuana Arrest

'So what caused the somewhat sudden dismissal of Masoli? A report from The Oregonian, via OregonLive.com, states that Masoli was arrested Monday night for possession of marijuana. Masoli was arrested for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and driving with a suspended driver's license and failure to stop at a driveway or sidewalk.

Bill Clinton: Pot Cookie Monster?

CELEBSTONER: Bill Clinton: Pot Cookie Monster? 

'Making the rounds to promote his new book, Hitch-22: A Memoir, Christopher Hitchens is getting a lot of mileage out of his assertion that Bill Clinton did not inhale while he attended Oxford in England, but enjoyed loaded brownies and cookies instead.'


Strain Review: Northern Lights

MARIJUANA REVIEWS: Northern Lights From Private Dealer (Michiganfinest)

'Overall: No words can explain how much I enjoyed this strain.  It was a great purchase especially for the price.  Usually I pay $550 for the oz.  This dank dank bud was only $400, so I was really happy with it.

It was very well grown by a caregiver.  It could have been clipped better but no big deal. Really great bud.  I loved it and hope to be getting more.  –Michiganfinest'

MI Supreme Court: Legal To Drive With THC Metabolites In Body

TOKE OF THE TOWN: MI Supreme Court: Legal To Drive With THC Metabolites In Body

'Michigan drivers can no longer be convicted for the simple presence of THC byproducts in their bodies after smoking marijuana. The Michigan Supreme Court's liberal majority ruled Tuesday that it is not illegal to drive while having marijuana byproducts internally.'

CA: Cooley Says Online Pot Sales, Deliveries Illegal

'LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley says delivery of medical marijuana and selling the drug online are illegal.'

NORML Contributes to Marijuana Friendly Candidates

THE WEED BLOG: NORML Contributes to Marijuana Friendly Candidates

'An EXTREMELY important part of being a marijuana consumer is trying to affect the political process.  Most consumers that I know try to use the excuse of ‘I just don’t know who to vote for’ all the time.  QUIT USING THAT EXCUSE AND DO SOME RESEARCH!  People are very quick to complain about marijuana policy in America, yet are nowhere to be found on Election Day.  Why is that?  Luckily, there are great people like NORML and the Drug Policy Forum of California that are compiling lists to make it easier on all of us. '

No… THAT’S A Lot Of Kief



NATO Troops Discover 900 kg of Marijuana

'KABUL (BNO NEWS) -- A coalition patrol on Tuesday discovered approximately 900 kilograms (1,984 pounds) of marijuana in a truck in southern Afghanistan, while a separate operation led to the arrest of a Taliban commander and several others.'

CO: Making Sense Out of HB1284 and SB109

'On Monday, June 7th Governor Bill Ritter signed two controversial bills into law that will put a hold on the booming medical marijuana industry in Colorado.  SB109 and HB1284 are both designed to, as the Governor worded it,  "...strike a delicate balance between protecting public safety and respecting the will of the voters..." (M. Roberts, 2010).  This, however, does not come without stirred emotions or hurt feelings or hidden fears on both sides of the fight over marijuana dispensaries and their regulation.'

City Prosecutors Release List of 439 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries That Must Close

'The Los Angeles City Attorney's office on Tuesday released a list of 439 marijuana dispensaries that have been ordered to shut their doors after a new city council ordinance went into effect beginning this week.'


Ganja Girl Vortex Bong Bikini Gas Mask Rip

She cleared it.

“Armchair Liberals” at ACLU Respond to Critique from Pot Activist

'Yesterday, we reported that I-1068, the initiative campaign to legalize marijuana, sent out a press release trashing the Service Employees International Union and the ACLU for not getting behind the initiative.

We published the I-1068 press release and talked to SEIU spokesman Adam Glickman to get the union’s response.

We weren’t, however, able to reach the ACLU—which the I-1068 campaign specifically called out as “armchair liberals.”'

A Special Announcement from The Pothead Pundit

Tonight I would like to share with all my readers some big news. In the next few days I will be starting a new job as a full time blogger for The 420 Times. Make sure you bookmark, share, and subscribe to the site. The Pothead Pundit will continue as before since, as my haters point out, it's just links and videos.

I have a few requests for my wonderful and loyal readers. I'm looking to hear from medical marijuana patients, no matter what state you're in. I need medical marijuana patient profiles - short stories telling us about these patients and why they need marijuana. I also need reviews of strains and medical marijuana dispensaries. If you are a medical marijuana patient, or know someone who is, write me at joe@the420times.com.

This is a new phase in marijuana activism for me. Join me in the battle.

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Male Marijuana Plant


Strain Review: Sour D & Dragon's Breath

From Medical Marijuana Bootcamp.

Marc Emery Has Been Locked Up in Solitary Confinement Since Thursday!

CANNABIS CULTURE: Marc Emery has been locked up in solitary confinement since Thursday!

'On Thursday night, June 3rd, Marc was put into solitary confinement, or "SHU", (Security Housing Unit) at SeaTac Federal Detention Centre (SeaTac FDC) while he awaits his sentencing in September. The reason? For unknowingly breaking an unwritten rule. I haven't heard from him since... Here's what happened.'

The War on Marijuana is A Huge Failure

Great debate.

WA: Legalized Marijuana Petition Harshed By Union, ACLU

'The Sensible Washington campaign found out yesterday from a reporter that it wouldn't be getting money from the influential Service Employees International Union. Around the same time it discovered it also also wouldn't be getting support from the "arm-chair liberals" (their words, not mine) at the ACLU.'

Cannabis Science Anticipates Marijuana Legalization

'COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTCBB:CBIS), a pioneering U.S. biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis products, is pleased to report that recent polls in California show 49% in favor of the legalization of marijuana with 41% opposed. This percentage is likely to increase due to the recent move by the city of Los Angeles closing roughly 400 medical marijuana dispensaries yesterday. With these closures, and an outraged group of patients, Cannabis Science is looking forward to seeing this large community of medical marijuana users demanding their personal rights to use medical marijuana in the upcoming vote for full legalization this November.'

Strain Review: Tahoe OG Kush

MARIJUANA REVIEWS: Tahoe OG Kush From Medithrive (Kocaine420)

'Overall: Another well bred Sativa.  These are hard to find.  This is up there with my Real McCoy OG Kush.  This is a great marijuana to stimulate ideas into your mind.  I wish they had more of this as I would buy a lot more.  –Kocaine420'

Australia: Two-Thirds Of Drug Arrests Are For Cannabis

TOKE OF THE TOWN: Australia: Two-Thirds Of Drug Arrests Are For Cannabis

'Cannabis remains the most popular illegal drug in Australia, according to the Australian Crime Commission's report on illicit drug use.'

Controversial Regulations To Purge L.A.’s Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Takes Effect Today

NORML: Controversial Regulations To Purge L.A.’s Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Takes Effect Today

'Los Angeles’ controversial municipal ordinance capping the total number of medical marijuana dispensaries that may legally operate in the city, regulating how operators must conduct their business, and restricting where such facilities may be located takes effect today.'

Why is L.A. Shuttering Marijuana Dispensaries?

TIME: Why is L.A. Shuttering Marijuana Dispensaries?

'The era of medical marijuana on every corner in Los Angeles is over.'

Bong of the Day: Alien Stem

HAIL MARY JANE: Bong of the Day: Alien Stem

That would be awesome to smoke out of.


Ed Rosenthal's Marijuana Grower's Handbook 2010

CANNABIS CULTURE: Ed Rosenthal's Marijuana Grower's Handbook 2010

'I recently received the newly-revised version of Ed Rosenthal's Marijuana Growers Handbook and was so impressed with the vast amount of information it contains, I wanted to give Cannabis Culture readers a brief overview.'

CO: Ritter Signs Medical Marijuana Regulations

'DENVER -- Colorado has enacted statewide regulations for the medical marijuana industry which could potentially allow hundreds of dispensaries to continue operating.

Gov. Bill Ritter on Monday signed two bills passed by lawmakers this session to rein in the estimated 1,100 medical marijuana dispensaries that have cropped up around the state.'

Katie and Kristin Hit the Vortex


New Marijuana Ordinance Could Have Disastrous Impact on Los Angeles

MPP: New Marijuana Ordinance Could Have Disastrous Impact on Los Angeles

'LOS ANGELES - June 7 - Today, the City of Los Angeles is expected to begin enforcing an ordinance that could shut down more than 400 medical marijuana dispensing collectives within the city. Approved by the L.A. City Council, the ordinance will give collectives that opened prior to 2007 (about 130 of which remain) six months to comply with new regulations that will force many into new locations.'

B.C. Pot Shop Fears Crackdown After Quebec Raids

CANNABIS CULTURE: B.C. Pot Shop Fears Crackdown After Quebec Raids

'As a new medical marijuana dispensary is set to open next week in Vancouver's West End, the B.C. Compassion Club Society expressed concern Friday that raids on four pot shops in Montreal could be the start of a disturbing trend of police crackdowns across the country.'

Pot & CA Governor Race: 'Neither Party Offers Significant Choice'

TOKE OF THE TOWN: Pot & CA Governor Race: 'Neither Party Offers Significant Choice'

'When it comes to gubernatorial candidates in California, marijuana advocates are seemingly forced to choose between dumb and dumber in the June 8 primary election.'

CNN Takes A Look At Legalizing Marijuana

Legalize freedom!

Los Angeles: Over 400 Marijuana Dispensaries Ordered to Close

Maybe they'll close a bunch of Walgreens' next.

ME: Portland Considers Marijuana Dispensary Moratorium

'Portland may join the commmunities putting the breaks on medical marijuana dispensaries, which were envisioned by supporters of a successful citizen initiative last year.'

Stoner Sundays: Mad Man O.G.

From The Weed Report.

Strain Review – Red Ribbon OG

NUG PORN: Strain Review – Red Ribbon OG

'Brain test: Exactly what you would expect with an OG a super heavy body high, along with drowsiness and euphoria!'

Two Atlantic City Lifeguards Arrested on Marijuana Charges

'ATLANTIC CITYPolice arrested two city lifeguards on marijuana-related charges during a routine traffic stop less than an hour before one of their shifts started Saturday, city officials confirmed.'

CA: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Being Told: Move it, Bud

'An L.A. ordinance shuts down more than 400 stores that opened in the last 2 1/2 years. Outlets that registered with the city in 2007 will have six months to comply with new location restrictions.'

MT: Medical Marijuana Law Repeal

'GREAT FALLS - A group trying to repeal Montana's medical marijuana law expects to have only about a week or less to collect 24,000 signatures to get the initiative on the November ballot.'

MI: Managing Marijuana

'It's hardly surprising that Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills have taken steps to not allow the sale of medical marijuana within in each city. Both, after all, are fairly conservative communities unlikely to support the sale of marijuana, even for medical purposes.'

Why You Should Vote YES on the California "Control & Tax Cannabis" Initiative

CANNABIS CULTURE: Why You Should Vote YES on the California "Control & Tax Cannabis" Initiative

'For the first time in US history, there is a state initiative to legalize marijuana possession, use, and production for all adults: the California Control & Tax Cannabis Initiative, which will come to a vote in November. Unfortunately, there are some "marijuana activists" who are aggressively opposing the brilliant initiative. In this article I will address some of the myths being told about this initiative, and why I fully support it.'

Marijuana (1968): Educational Film

An interesting look back.

N.J.'s Medical Marijuana Law Sharply Differs From Colorado's

'The medical marijuana program in Colorado and the one slated to open New jersey are sharply different. Here is a breakdown in their key points.'

'The New Marijuana': Where Do We Blow From Here?

'In less than a generation, marijuana has gone from a forbidden drug in America to a readily available commodity. It started when California legalized medical marijuana in 1996, launching a trend that's now spread across more than a dozen states.'


Strain Review: Urkel Dawg

MARIJUANA REVIEWS: Urkel Dawg From Private Dealer (Stezz)

'Overall: I was very surprised at how good this new strand ended up being and very glad I picked up some.  A drought rolled in my area for a week and I was left dry for a good bit, but this stuff sure made up for that wait for sure!  Smoking some right now :)   –Stezz'

NORML Freedom Card: Self-Preservation Still Needed During Marijuana Prohibition

NORML: NORML Freedom Card: Self-Preservation Still Needed During Marijuana Prohibition

'In the wake of this week’s SCOTUS ruling, NORML recommends all cannabis consumers download and possess NORML’s ‘Freedom Card’ to present to law enforcement during any interaction where police may seek a criminal charge.'

Montel Williams Lights Up the Maine Medical Marijuana Conference

'Portland - Montel Williams spoke at yesterday's medical marijuana conference in Maine. In tears as he shared his pain with the audience, he was encouraged by one attending Sheriff to take his medicine, prompting Montel to light up a joint and take a few puffs.'

Former South Dakota Attorney Disbarred After Arrest

'SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A former Sioux Falls attorney and political candidate has been disbarred following her arrest last month.'

San Jose: Can Marijuana Collectives be Good Neighbors?

'Their businesses stand no more than a hundred feet apart, at opposite ends of a small commercial strip. Neatly dressed, with her blond hair just so, Sue Campbell has run the Alphabet Soup Preschool for 29 years. At Purple People Medical, a medical marijuana dispensary two doors down from the school, Andrew Runner welcomes patients wearing baggy jeans and spectacular tats.
Recently, as Runner, 28, emerged from the back room of the cannabis co-op, his eyes were slightly bleary and bloodshot. As Campbell talked about the arrival of her new neighbor a month ago, her eyes brimmed with tears. Each is affable, except when talking about the other.'

Legalize Marijuana and Tax It

Humor is another arrow in the bow of activism.

The Legal but Largely Unregulated World of Pot Merchants Thrives

'Mr. Reed, who had a clean-shaven head and wore a pinstriped shirt, calls his business the Green Cross. It is the only pot delivery service in San Francisco with a city permit, for which Mr. Reed paid $15,000.'