THE CANNABIS CHEF: Cooking with Cannabis History
'If you've grown up in the United States, you may be surprised to learn that the use of Cannabis has quite a long and illustrious history. Many United States' anti-marijuana "activists" might have you believe that cannabis-use is a vice limited to hippies, deadbeats or liberal-arts college kids; yet some of the world's oldest cultures have a rich history of smoking and cooking cannabis.'
CELEBSTONER: Paris Hilton's BFF Busted for Pot at World Cup
'Stoner starlet Paris Hilton was arrested along with her friend, former Playboy model Jennifer Rovero, in South Africa during the Brazil-Netherlands match on Friday. It appears that Rovero took the rap as the charge against Hilton was dropped.'
CANNABIS CULTURE: CBS Affiliate: Pot Activist Barry Cooper ’Still at Large’
'A West Texas CBS affiliate dedicated a segment last night to Candi Cooper’s arrest by the Texas Rangers. It was actually quite comprehensive and good, and none of what’s to follow in my ruminations should be considered a slight to their work.'
TOKE OF THE TOWN: Paris Hilton Caught With Marijuana In Africa; Charges Dropped
'Paris Hilton was been arrested Friday in South Africa for possession of marijuana, but a court there has dropped charges against the socialite.'
STUFF STONERS LIKE: Does God’s Pussy Really Exist? The Cannabis Cup Controversy
'But, within a few days of the glorious event High Times had officially changed the name of the winning strain to Vortex. WTF? What happened to God’s Pussy? Does it really even exist or was the mighty High Times, defenders of FREE SPEECH, offended by all the blasphemy?'
'Marijuana as medicine is nothing new, despite the current groundswell of laws making pot legal for medical uses. Here's a quick fact file on cannabis and its medical history, makeup, and legality.'
MARIJUANA REVIEWS: Golden Skunk From Private Dealer (txbluedreams)
'Overall: Absolutely gorgeous bud, really great to just sit and stare at. The high is soothing but definitely manageable. It’s great herb (hence the A- rating), I’ve just had stronger and tastier lately. Still, gotta love the freshness and quality. –txbluedreams '
CANNABIS CULTURE: A Letter From Eddy Lepp in Prison
'Eddy was incredibly generous before his incarceration: he just gave away pounds to those in need. Now he needs you:
1) Repost this letter on your blog, facebook, myspace, or tweet the link on twitter.'
TOKE OF THE TOWN: California Split Almost Evenly On Prop 19 To Legalize Marijuana
'Proposition 19, the newly numbered Control & Tax Cannabis 2010 initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana in California, would lose if the election was held today -- but by a very, very close margin, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.'
CANNABIS CULTURE: Police Go Bat-Shit Insane at Toronto G8/G20
'I've been watching the crazy footage of police in Toronto - or should I say footage of the crazy police in Toronto. You would think these cops have gone completely nuts the way they beat the crap out of journalists and peaceful protestors in unprovoked attacks. But, of course, they haven't lost their minds - this is government policy!'
'KENNEWICK, Wash. - The controversial marijuana initiative is getting closer to making the November ballot.
So far Initiative 1068 has about 200,000 signatures but needs a bare minimum of 241,153. If passed, the measure would remove all state penalties for marijuana possession, use, sale and transfer. '
CELEBSTONER: Kristen Stewart's Dad Is a Hippie
'It was like old home week on Lopez Tonight when Top CelebStoner Kristen Stewart made an appearance Wednesday to promote Eclipse. During the interview, Lopez introduced John Stewart, her longhaired father, who produces the show.'
THE WEED BLOG: What is the Best Job for a Stoner
'Let’s face it, stoners (especially me) don’t like to work, but we do it because we have to pay the bills, right? While I was at my crappy office job today, I spent a little while reminiscing of previous jobs I’ve had that were much more stoner-friendly. My current job has a ‘zero tolerance’ policy directed at marijuana, even medical marijuana. '
BAKED LIFE: Burmese Kush - Baked Life's Strain Encyclopedia - Hybrid
'Burmese Kush is an old school hybrid kush. It's 60% Indica and 40% Sativa. The surname "Kush" on a marijuana is one you see all the time, along with another favorite "OG".'
THE 420 TIMES: Police Attempt To Link L.A. Dispensary Killings To Cartels
By The Pothead Pundit.
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'Lincoln, Neb. -- A 44-year-old Detroit man has been sentenced to 10-14 years in prison for hauling more than 720 pounds of marijuana.'
'There’s nothing more tragic than seeing someone’s life going down the drain because of a mistake. That’s what can happen and has happened many times for black youth who were caught with marijuana. That’s why California’s NAACP has taken a strong stance in support of decriminalizing the use of marijuana, citing it as a civil rights issue for African-Americans. They are publicly supporting Prop 19, which is a California measure on the November ballot that seeks to allow recreational marijuana use.'
'HELENA - Montana's traveling cannabis caravans, responsible for signing up thousands of people for medical marijuana cards in the last year, will be a thing of a the past if a group of lawmakers here gets its way.'
CANNABIS CULTURE: Texas Rangers Arrest Candi Cooper Outside Austin Home
'The wife of Texas drug cop turned anti-prohibition crusader Barry Cooper has been arrested, according to a phone call I just received.'
JOHN DOE RADIO: The John Doe Radio Show Volume 8 Show 12
'We have the head of S.A.F.E.R. Mason Tvert on this week to talk about the Womans Marijuana Movement and he fills us in a little on what to expect out of the 2012 Legalization initiative SAFER hopes to sponsor in Colorado. We will also bring you more info as it comes on it.'
'As you'd expect from such a publication, the "Field Guide" is packed with information. Academics love data and there are statistics and descriptions of everything you could possibly think of -- and some that you wouldn't -- involving food production in this state. From almonds to bees (bees are livestock!), goats to garlic, eggplant to marijuana (“the largest value crop by far in the state’s lineup”), hogs to hay, Starrs and Goins document the shocking amount of stuff we humans put in our mouths. The sheer amount of encyclopedic information should make this book required reading for every serious foodie, gardener and farmer’s market junkie on the West Coast.'
CANNABIS CULTURE: Silencing a Political Prisoner: Marc Emery Released From Solitary After Three Weeks
'Imprisoned cannabis activist Marc Emery has been released from solitary confinement after spending three weeks in a small cell, 24-hours-a-day, with little human contact.'
BAKED LIFE: Stoner Photography
'Stoners have their own culture. There are movies that are made just for stoners, there are comedians that tell stoner jokes, there are magazines, websites, etc all just for people who enjoy marijuana. Individual artists, writers, and entrepreneurs have been at the forefront of finding ways to blend marijuana, media, and art.'
MARIJUANA REVIEWS: Fucking Incredible From Homegrow (wheezer)
'Overall: This strain was well worth growing and having around. It grew pretty easily and didn’t yield bad at all indoors. It’s a keeper for sure!
As far as the name goes…I don’t know that I’ve ever had anything that deserves that name, maybe “pretty fucking good” but not “Fucking Incredible“. –wheezer'
'The state's Department of Health and Human Services this week will begin reviewing the 29 applications submitted by 17 nonprofits looking to operate medical marijuana dispensaries.'
CELEBSTONER: Willie Nelson Smokes a Blunt (with Snoop Dogg)
'It's unclear when this photo of Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg having a smoke session was taken, but both artists are currently performing in Europe and might have met up along the way.'
THE WEED BLOG: How to Clean a Marijuana Vaporizer Bag
'If you aren’t using a vaporizer these days, you are really missing out on one of the best ways to toke it up. It wasn’t that long ago that I finally joined the vaporizer community. I was always one of those people that bashed on Volcano prices, and was quick to point out the inefficiencies of ‘wooden box’ vaporizers.'
THE 420 TIMES: Community holds vigil for local cannabis worker
'A somber crowd of patients, neighbors, family and friends gathered Friday night at The Higher Path Holistic Care Collective in Echo Park, a suburb of Los Angeles, to remember Matthew Butcher, a local 27 year-old dispensary worker brutally murdered in an apparent robbery Thursday.'
TOKE OF THE TOWN: Nebraska Man: Hitler Made Me Grow Marijuana
' Sieg High? Just when you think you've heard every possible reason for cultivating cannabis, some imaginative farmer comes along to prove you wrong.'
'Los Angles County Sheriff's deputies descended on a Fontana home early Friday and arrested a man on suspicion of using the residence to cultivate $2 million worth of marijuana.'
'Years ago, a friend of mine, a good Christian lady, had a child with "failure to thrive". She had CPS all over her, looking for even the tiniest trace of child neglect. They found none. The child was well cared for, but she just didn't seem that interested in eating. Her bottles often went half finished.'