THE 420 TIMES: The Drug War On Fox News
By The Pothead Pundit.
NUG MAGAZINE: Water Cooled Lights vs. Air Conditioning
'It’s starting to get warmer here in Southern Cali and your indoor garden is getting hotter by the day. You most likely had one of your best harvests of the year recently due to the cooler season of winter, but the cooler temps won’t last long. Soon you’re going to be battling the summer heat again, just as we growers do every year. Plants don’t grow very well in bad environments and that includes hot temperatures. If it is 85 degrees outside and you’re using an open loop system with outside air to cool your grow room, then it is physically impossible to cool your room below 85 degrees. If you want a successful grow room in the summer, you will need to cool your environment.'
'HADDONFIELD, N.J. - New Jersey's medical marijuana advocates are buzzing over word that Gov. Chris Christie is floating major changes to the way legal pot could be grown and distributed in the state before a system already signed into law can take effect.'
CELEBSTONER: This Weekend: High Times Medical Cannabis Cup
'After more than 20 years of staging the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, High Times is branching out and holding its first domestic pot-judging contest. On June 19-20, San Francisco will host the magazine's inaugural Medical Cannabis Cup.'
THE 420 TIMES: Bill In CA Urges New Federal Policy On Medical Marijuana
By The Pothead Pundit.
By The Pothead Pundit.
CANNABIS CULTURE: Why Californians Should Vote In Favor of Tax & Regulate
'In Northern California there is a debate raging among commercial marijuana growers over whether they should vote in favor of the Tax & Regulate proposition that is on the November 2nd ballot in California. Some growers fear that legalization will bring in major corporations that will dominate the industry, reducing Humboldt into an Appalachian-type county once again They say, why should we vote for this? It might be putting us out of business.'
'The grandfather of a family with three generations of marijuana traffickers has been convicted on drug charges by a federal jury in Phoenix.'
TOKE OF THE TOWN: This Year's Seattle Hempfest Could Be The Last
'According to the director of Seattle Hempfest, the largest annual marijuana rally in the world, this year's event could be the last, with the iconic stoner gathering in a fight for its very existence.'
NUG MAGAZINE: The Chronisseur 3 of 420
'This edition of The Chronisseur is a grinding, rolling, smoking session with Hopper, who decided to go back to basics and break out the wired Randy’s to review this month’s trio: Starlight OG, Purple Diesel, and Golden Goat. Of course, I couldn’t help but give him a new title. He is now NUG Magazine’s official Joint Chief of Stash, and this is what he had to say about this month’s strains.'
'MISSOULA - Legislators are starting to tackle the medical marijuana issues across Montana, and on Thursday the governor stopped by a cannabis facility in Missoula to learn what may need to be done to address the problems with the legislation.'
'HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP/1010 WINS) -- New Jersey's medical marijuana advocates are buzzing over word that Gov. Chris Christie is floating major changes to the way legal pot could be grown and distributed in the state before a system already signed into law can take effect.'
MARIJUANA REVIEWS: Mango Kush From Green Place Coffee Shop (Meangreenmartian)
'Overall: For being a relatively new coffee shop this place kills it. Easily in my top 5 shops and I’ve been to them all over the last 6 years. I also had Chocolope, Blue Cheese, and SSH Grom G.P. All were exceptionally grown samples. Expect future reviews. –Meangreenmartian'
THE 420 TIMES: Young Father-To-Be Killed By Police Serving Marijuana Warrant
By The Pothead Pundit.
By The Pothead Pundit.
CANNABIS CULTURE: Study Suggests the War on Drugs Might Really be a War on Sex
'Why is there so much heated argument about whether the use of recreational drugs is morally wrong? A new University of Pennsylvania study suggests that the debate about drugs might really be about sex.'
Marijuana is safer.
HAIL MARY JANE: Bong Of The Day: ioLite Portable Vaporizer
'Here is another awesome vaporizer from 1 Percent. They claim that you can vape anywhere with this. That could come in handy on long flights. If you get this from them and put in code HMJANE you will get 15% off.'
CANNABIS CULTURE: Threat to National Security?: Man Visited at Home by RCMP for Phone Call to Justice Minister
'An Ontario man was visited at his home by RCMP officers from Canada's Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams (INSETs) after making a phone call to Canadian Justice Minister Rob Nicholson to voice his concern over the extradition of marijuana activist Marc Emery.'
TOKE OF THE TOWN: Montana: Anti-Pot Petitioners Face Off With Pro-Pot Protesters
'An effort to repeal Montana's medical marijuana law, which would once again make criminals of the state's 16,000+ cannabis patients, is stirring emotions from activists on both sides of the doobie divide.'
MARIJUANA REVIEWS: XXX From London Compassion Society (CanadaDank07)
'Overall: This was very different from anything I had smoked before…smell-wise that is. I actually wasn’t a big fan but the high made up for it. I wish it was a longer buzz though. It’s supposed to be good for anti-anxiety, depression, and glaucoma. –CanadaDank07'
THE WEED BLOG: Oregon Moves Marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II
'Oregon became the latest state and the first in many years to officially reclassify marijuana from its status as a dangerous drug with no medical value.'
NORML: Latest Drug War Tragedy Reemphasizes Need For Marijuana Legalization
'On Friday the government’s war on marijuana consumers claimed yet another victim.'
'Amsterdam - US rapper Snoop Dogg, a frequent visitor to The Netherlands and aficionado of its readily available marijuana, will not be allowed to perform at a free concert in The Hague, authorities said on Thursday.'
CANNABIS CULTURE: No Ordinary Joe
'Joe Rogan is angry with Canada. It seems the Los Angeles-based standup comedian loves the Great White North and its famously friendly inhabitants, but is none too pleased with Canada’s recent decision to extradite B.C. pot activist Marc Emery to the U.S. for selling marijuana seeds through the mail.'
CELEBSTONER: LenDale White: 'I Smoked Marijuana'
'Traded by Tennessee on Apr. 24 and released by Seattle on May 28, LenDale White expects to be suspended by the NFL for testing positive for pot.'
'TRENTON, N.J. (AP) ― It looks like New Jersey's state government will get an extra three months to flesh out the details of how the system for legalized medical marijuana will work.
State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, a Democrat from Linden, says he expects lawmakers to grant a 90-day extension.'
TOKE OF THE TOWN: L.A. Releases Pot Dispensary 'Priority List' For Choice Locations
'The Los Angeles city clerk's office has released a "priority list" of medical marijuana dispensaries with the date and time they originally registered under the September 2007 moratorium. The list will be used to determine the order in which dispensaries will have their choice of locations in the city.'
NORML: Marijuana Pedal Power: Grassroots Cyclists Takes Root In Iowa
'Hello all, if you do not recall I contacted all of you a few months ago asking permission to use logos from each organization to create a team cycling jersey for the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI).'
MARIJUANA REVIEWS: Jillybean From Grassroots (JojoSF)
'Overall: I’m planning on saving some of this pot for the special moments in my life. I want to have it ready for that trip to Carnaval in Brazil, or that perfect, empty surf spot in Morocco, or maybe that accidental threesome in Sweden (fingers crossed). If you see Jillybean around, I highly recommend purchasing as much as your credit limit allows. This might be my favorite cannabis on the planet. –JojoSF'
HOW TO GROW BUD: The Ganja Girls V.S. The Vortex Gravity Bong
'The guys at Gravity Vortex we kind enough to send HTGB a sample “Vortex Gravity Bong”. If you have ever seen one then you know how cool they look but unless you ever smoked out of one then you only know half of the story.'
'The debate over the legalization of medical marijuana has been sparked by Sen. Rory Respicio's introduction of Bill 420 on Tuesday.
The measure, "The Compassionate Health Care Act of 2010," would allow licensed physicians to prescribe marijuana to qualified patients. It would also establish health-care centers that will grow, process and dispense cannabis by prescription only.'
'A Detroit City Council committee passed today on amending a city ordinance to allow adults in the city to legally possess a small amount of marijuana. Instead voters will get to decide in November.'
CANNABIS CULTURE: Another Activist Arrested in Crackdown on 'Free Marc' Protests
'Another 'Free Marc Emery' campaign activist was arrested during a Conservative MP office occupation in an apparent attempt by Canadian officials to subvert the rights of peaceful protestors. The arrest is the third in days for members of the campaign, who say authorities are using brute force and shady tactics to keep them quiet.'
TREATING YOURSELF: Medical Marijuana & Hemp Expo
'We are currently seeking vendors, exhibitors, and sponsors for this very high-profile event and we want you to be a part of it. Mark July 16th - 18th, 2010 on your calendar and join patients, their friends and loved ones, professionals, distributors, manufacturers from the hemp, medicinal marijuana, and alternative medicine industries from across North America and Europe. Showcase, demonstrate, educate about, and sell your products to a wide range of attendees. Your product or service has the potential to reach thousands at the Expo!'
'The executive director of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy says the state will need more than new regulations if medical marijuana becomes legal. Lloyd Jessen says he’s sending a letter to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy expressing concerns about McCarthy’s statement that the legislature will not move forward with a study of medicinal marijuana.'
TOKE OF THE TOWN: Patient May Lose Medical Marijuana ID Card... For Smoking Pot
'A Colorado college student with a medical marijuana I.D. card has been found guilty of smoking in her car. Now, because she was smoking marijuana in public, she may lose her medical marijuana card as a result of her "drug conviction."'
'COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities have arrested a California woman they say flew to Ohio on a private jet with 506 pounds of marijuana in 13 suitcases.'
HIGH TIMES: Peter Lewis Resigns from the Marijuana Policy Project
'Billionaire philanthropist Peter Lewis has left the Board of Directors of the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), after resigning his position as Chairman of the Board.'
THE WEED BLOG: Two Medical Marijuana Patients Defend Their Method of Treatment
'Don Lisk, 57, of Kalispell has spent at least 20 years in pain from back injuries. A year ago, Sarah Baugh, 25, of Billings suffered 12 seizures a day while taking 14 medications that cost $2,000 a month. Both say medical marijuana has changed their lives for the better. They shared their stories to a Montana newspaper to get the word out about the benefits of marijuana to counter the recent wave of negative stories.'
'MISSOULA – A 31-year-old Missoula man is facing federal drug charges for allegedly supplying local medical marijuana dispensaries with pot bought on the black market in California.'
NORML: National Public Radio: “Do Looser Laws Make Pot More Popular? Not So Far”
'For decades, proponents of marijuana prohibition have argued that the enactment of cannabis decriminalization or legalization — or in some cases, just the mere act of talking about legalization — will adversely impact the public’s use of marijuana or young people’s attitudes toward it.'
'Fabian and Amanda Citraro touted their home-run business as "Ventura County's #1 Medical Marijuana Service!" in newspaper and Internet ads.
But "Mary Jane's Bud," operated out of four locations in Thousand Oaks, hasn't taken any orders since the couple's arrest on charges that they were running an illegal medical marijuana collective.'
MARIJUANA REVIEWS: Chem Dog From Delivery Service (Drums)
'Overall: Once again, with the embarrassment of riches that is the CA weed scene, this is a "been there, done that" herb. I mean, if you’re not in CA, and you see this, grab it in a heartbeat. Totally killer stuff. It’s just that here, with all these choices, I prefer something *really* tasty. Glad I got it, works just fine…I’m just gonna try something different next time. –Drums'
CANNABIS CULTURE: Oh-bama....
'As the readers of my blog are aware, I get deeply concerned when it comes to cuisine and new styles of cooking. That is why years ago, right after the Chernobyl nuclear explosion I developed a totally new concept for the traditional Chicken Kiev recipe. It is typically cooked in a cream sauce, but in my Chernobyl Chicken Kiev recipe the chicken is cooked in its own skin and feathers-- sort of roasted, since it is cooked alive. It’s a memorable dish for those who like to eat in the dark, since the chicken glows gently.
To my delight, many new dishes have come out of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. There is oil-blackened Cajun shrimp, oil-crusted seabird, and the ever-popular greased dolphin.'
TOKE OF THE TOWN: Father, Son Face Charges After Claiming Car With 48 Pounds Pot
'Write this down: If the cops ever seize your vehicle, don't show up to claim it if there's almost 50 pounds of weed inside.'
CANNABIS CULTURE: Prince of Pot, in Solitary, Launches New Movement for Freedom, Obama Pardon
'"I sold millions of seeds," Marc Emery told Seattle Weekly in 2007, "and sometimes made $2 million a year." U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan essentially repeated those words last month as justification for pressing charges against the Canadian marijuana seed mogul, who sits in the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac (apparently in solitary for a telephone podcast), awaiting sentencing Sept. 10 to a plea-bargained 5-year term. Now there is a move afoot to free the Prince of Pot before he is sent off to prison.'
'It's been nearly three months since the Augusta County Sheriff's Office made its biggest marijuana seizure in the department's history when it grabbed 1,840 pounds of packaged dope hidden inside a truck at American Safety Razor's industrial division headquarters in Verona.'
'YREKA, Calif.—The Siskiyou County district attorney's office says a former Mount Shasta city councilwoman will serve 210 days in jail for selling marijuana to an undercover sheriff's deputy posing as a student.'
'Falfurrias, Texas, United States (AHN) - Border Patrol Agents working a checkpoint in southern Texas discovered almost 2.5 tons (5,000 pounds) of marijuana mixed in with a shipment of broccoli.'
'In the wake of new legislation regulating the burgeoning medical-marijuana industry, advocates in Colorado are planning another attempt to legalize the drug for recreational as well as medicinal purposes.
Activists have their eyes on placing a state constitutional amendment on the ballot in 2012.'
'The medical marijuana mobile that recently rolled out of Norco and into unincorporated Riverside County to sell its wares illustrates the latest in legal entanglements between federal, state and local laws.'
MARIJUANA REVIEWS: Maui Wowie From Private Dealer (NorCal_Cyclist)
'Overall: I’d often heard about this strain, but this was the first time I actually got to try it, and I think it lived up to it’s name.
A nice, strong sativa high that had me spacey enough to realize I shouldn’t be attempting anything complex. Took a nice long bike ride and enjoyed the sights, sounds, and smells – everything is just more detailed/intense with a good sativa.
I look forward to talking to the grower about picking some more of this strain up as I only had the 1 bud to taste –NorCal_Cyclist'
MASTER BONG: Master Bong VS Nature Round II: The Driftwood Pipe
'It was another beautiful day when we set out on this adventure, I have been enjoying the new challenge of going into nature with nothing more than a lighter and some bud!'
STUFF STONERS LIKE: Stuff Stoners Like to Appear at 1st High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in SF
'Yeah, so we’ll be getting super stoned at the upcoming first ever High Times Medical Cannabis Cup over in San Francisco, June 19-20, 2010.'
MARIJUANA REVIEWS: Blueberry x Northern Lights From Private Dealer (H1JACK3R)
'Overall: The smell was ridiculously overpowering, when he handed me the little sample bag I was excited. Same grower as the original Blueberry I had. I can’t give it an A+ because I only smoked about a gram. Great long lasting high. I plan on buying more. –H1JACK3R'
THE WEED BLOG: What Kind of Marijuana Activist are You
'Despite what big media and conservatives want you to think, marijuana activists are not all the same. We do not fit into a perfect stereotype, despite attempts by our opposition to label us all as ‘mindless, lazy stoners.’'