Colorado Bill To Legalize and Regulate Marijuana Qualifies For Ballot

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler approved a state ballot initiative Monday to legalize and regulate the use of marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol. Voters will decide Nov. 6 whether the measure becomes law.
“This could be a watershed year in the decades-long struggle to end marijuana prohibition in this country,” said Art Way, Colorado manager of the Drug Policy Alliance in a statement Monday. “Marijuana prohibition is counterproductive to the health and public safety of our communities. It fuels a massive, increasingly brutal underground economy, wastes billions of dollars in scarce law enforcement resources, and makes criminals out of millions of otherwise law-abiding citizens.”

California Court Decision Affirms Legality Of Storefront Dispensaries

The California Court of Appeal issued a landmark published decision last week affirming the legality of storefront dispensaries and rejecting the argument that every member of a collective or cooperative must participate in the cultivation. Didn’t hear about the ruling? Maybe because the decision came from the Second Appellate District in Los Angeles, the domain of District Attorney Steve Cooley and City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, famously intolerant to medical marijuana dispensaries. It would be an understatement to say that the ruling jabs a large thorn into both of their sides. You’ll certainly see no publicity from their corner.
The case People v. Colvin involves William Frank Colvin, the operator of Hollywood Holistic Inc., who was arrested while lawfully transporting a pound of medical marijuana from one collective he operates to another. Even while acknowledging that Colvin was operating a legitimate dispensary, the trial court denied him a defense on the grounds that transportation of medical marijuana was illegal under state law. After being denied a defense, Colvin was convicted.


Former MLB Player Tries To Eat Weed, Get Busted

Former Major League outfielder Elijah Dukes was arrested in Florida early Thursday after he allegedly tried to eat a bag of marijuana, according to the Tampa Police Department.


Vallejo Police Snitched To Feds About Greenwell Cooperative

Wow! The Vallejo police department, DEA, State Equalization Tax Board and other agencies really fucked up when they raided Greenwell Cooperative in Vallejo last Tuesday.

They also arrested Greenwell's founder and owner Matt Shotwell. Twice. Ya the VPD had to rearrest Shotwell because their fucking idiots and had a clerical error the first time. Yeah I said it.

Greenwell Cooperative raid raises questions about timing

Months before Vallejo voters overwhelmingly approved taxing pot dispensaries as a first step toward regulating them, the police department set a chain of events in motion that would lead to a raid Tuesday of one of the city's most prominent clubs.
Vallejo police Lt. Ken Weaver said Wednesday that Chief Robert Nichelini reached out to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration late last summer for help in going after a local dispensary. Nichelini had deferred all comment to Weaver, calling him the "point of contact" in the case.

Feds Arrest Owner of My Favorite Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Matt Shotwell, preprietor of Greenwell Cooperative in Vallejo, is escorted to a Vallejo police car by Cpl. Rich Bottello, right, and Officer Felipe Hernandez as he is transported to the Solano County Jail in Fairfield Tuesday night. The marijuana dispensary was raided Tuesday morning by Vallejo, county, state and federal agencies. (Mike Jory/Times-Herald)



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My Thoughts On Medical Marijuana

I've spent many countless hours the past year or so combing medical and scientific data on anything and everything marijuana. Both pro and con.

The knowledge I've acquired about the benefits of cannabis has totally blown my mind. This plant is the safest option in our Pharmocopia, in respect to adverse side effects, or any side effects of serious concern if vaporized rather than smoked.


The Green Rush

The Green Rush

Marijuana may block Alzheimer's

The active ingredient in marijuana may stall decline from Alzheimer's disease, research suggests.
Scientists showed a synthetic version of the compound may reduce inflammation associated with Alzheimer's and thus help to prevent mental decline.
They hope the cannabinoid may be used to developed new drug therapies.
The research, by Madrid's Complutense University and the Cajal Institute, is published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

We would warn the public against taking marijuana as a way of preventing Alzheimer's
Dr Susanne Sorensen
The scientists first compared the brain tissue of patients who died from Alzheimer's disease with that of healthy people who had died at a similar age.



I once jailbroke Rappin 4-Tay's iPhone. Real shit. Go get 4-Tay's new album. Solid game all da way thru.


A cancer cure in waiting

A cancer cure in waiting

January 30th, 2012
Posted by William Dolphin
When people ask why I’m certain the federal laws preventing medical use of cannabis must change, my answer is simple: cancer. Curing it is the holy grail of modern medicine, and cannabinoids hold the most promise.

CBD and THC molecules

Legal Recreational Marijuana: Not So Far Out

The drive to legalize marijuana has long been a fringe cause, associated with hard-core libertarians and college-age stoners. But it could go mainstream in a big way in this November’s election, when Washington could become the first state to legalize recreational pot use. If it does — or if voters in any of several other states do — this year could be a turning point in the nation’s treatment of marijuana.

Subcools Super Soil Recipe

To me there is nothing like the flavor of properly grown organic cannabis. The subtle flavors and aromas created when using mother earth is over whelming to the senses when done properly.
As with many vegetables a rich Organic soil can bring out the best in a plant. Over the past 20 years I have tried almost every possible way to cultivate our favorite plant and while hydro is certainly faster and the yields blow soil away, I have developed a soil that performs extremely well and there’s very little guess work. I don’t worry about ph or ppm I simply have spent a few years developing a sound recipe and in combination with 7 gallon nursery pots I can run from start to finish using only water. Other than a bit of sweat equity every 90 days or so it takes a huge amount of science out of the garden and puts nature back in charge. This recipe is slightly different from my last and from the one so many use as gospel that I have passed around for years from grower to grower.


Group Intends To Inform Public Of Obama's Hostility Toward Medical Marijuana

The Patient Voter Project is distributing postcard flyers to dispensaries around the state (front of the flyer is reproduced above)

Leaders of a broad coalition of national and Colorado-based marijuana advocacy organizations held a press conference in Denver on Thursday to announce the launch of the Patient Voter Project. Its mission is to shine a light on the Obama Administration's behavior in the state and to keep medical cannabis patients, their families, and their supporters in the state up-to-date about the latest hostile actions being carried out by the feds.


Cops Can't Handle The Smell of Marijuana, Call For Action Before Someone Gets Hurt

Cops in one Florida city claim there are health risks from the odor of marijuana they have stored in their evidence room. Notice I said "odor" of marijuana.

"The biggest complaint is how strong the odor is," said Atlantic Beach Police Commander Victor Gualillo, reports ActionNewsJax.com.

All seized dope collected during busts is stored in a 200-square-foot evidence room at the station.

"Anytime you store that much marijuana it's rather pungent," Commander Gualillo complained.
Ever hear of turkey bags coppers?


Watch Out For Medical Marijuana Scams

With all the money up for grabs in the MMJ industry it didn't surprise me today to learn of a scam used by at least one website.

Easymmjevaluations.com misleads people by offering "an online medical marijuana evaluation" for only $20. They make the evaluation sound just like a doctor's recommendation which it is not. The evaluation they give you will not allow you to purchase cannabis from a dispensary, being that it is not a recommendation or a State issued MMJ card.

Struggling Cities Turn To a Crop for Cash

Oakland, Calif. -- As the stubborn economic downturn has forced this city to take painful steps to balance its budget in recent years, it has increasingly turned to one of its newer industries to raise much-needed revenues: medical marijuana dispensaries. 

Attorney Claims Congress OKs Medical Marijuana Everywhere With DC Rules

If one prominent attorney is right about the legal ramifications of the District of Columbia's marijuana law -- specifically, that it was approved by the U.S. Congress -- then it could be a game-changer nationwide.

D.C.'s medical marijuana law was the first time that the United States Congress had ever given its explicit assent to any state or local law that permits the medicinal use of marijuana -- and, according to a California attorney who specializes in health care compliance, that is enormously significant under the Equal Protection clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Long Beach bans medical marijuana collectives

LONG BEACH - The Long Beach City Council on Tuesday voted 8-1 to ban medical marijuana collectives but to exempt 18 city-approved operators for six months.
City Attorney Robert Shannon had sought an outright ban after an appeals court in October ruled in Pack v. Long Beach that the city's 2010 permit process for the collectives violated federal law prohibiting the sale and distribution of marijuana.


Stoner Movie-Half Baked

After Kenny accidentaly kills a cop's diabetic horse by feeding it the food he purchased from a munchie run, he is put in jail and is given a 1 million dollar bail. The rest of the group must bail Kenny out before Nasty Nate gets to him. The group decides to sell marijuana that Thurgood gets through his job as a janitor at a pharmaceutical lab. They become pals with rap star Sir Smoke-A-Lot and the rivals of dealer Samson Simpson. On the side, Thurgood seeks the love of Mary Jane, an anti-pot daughter of a dealer. What follows is typical pothead behaviour with a ton of cameos. Look carefully.
Watch Half Baked

Stoner Movie-Homegrown

Life is good for Jack, Carter and Harlan, three inept ne'r-do-wells who help run master dope-grower Malcoms flourishing marijuana plantation somewhere in northern California.
But then Malcom is suddenly bumped off by a mysterious assailant, after a moment of panic, the naive trio decide to take over the business themselves.
However, their lazy days on the dope farm have ill prepared them for the high-stakes game of finding buyers for millions of dollars of contraband.


Tenth Annual Medical Marijuana Week Events In Sonoma County

10th Annual Medical Marijuana Week

Starts Sunday 2/12 Here in Sonoma County!

It will be a week filled with fun in the Bay Area:
Friday 2/10 Sign Making Party in SF email dcgoldman@yahoo.com for details

Saturday 2/11 Volunteer get together at Aaroma Roasters for 2/12 event 5pm, 5th & Wilson in Santa Rosa

Sunday 2/12
Benefit for Arlene Francis center, Sonoma Chapter of ASA, Americans for Safe Access and Redwood Food Bank, on Sunday February 12th kicking of 10th annual Medical Marijuana Week celebration.
A FREE showings of the films  “The True History of Marijuana” & “What if Cannabis Cures Cancer?” Question your own knowledge of the healing aliaments of cannabinoids by viewing the doctors and scientists working on this research worldwide. Then meet one of the Sebastopol doctors featured in this film, Dr Jeffrey Hergenrather. This will be followed by a panel of Cancer Survivors who use cannabis.
At 4pm, Music & Entertainment begins, with a $10 cover.


Mississippi Senator Pushes To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Mississippi state Senator Deborah Dawkins: "I think most people want their doctors to help them make their own decisions"

Senator Deborah Dawkins of Pass Christian, Mississippi, for the fourth year in a row, is submitting another proposal to legalize medical marijuana in the Magnolia State.

How To Make Cannabis Cheesecake

Crumb Crust
1/2 cup finely ground graham crackers, chocolate or vanilla wafers, or gingersnaps
5 tablespoons Canna Butter*, melted
1/3 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
4 large eggs
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound sour cream

How To Make The Perfect Marijuana Brownies

When making ‘marijuana edibles’, you don’t just throw the marijuana buds into the food and chow down, believe it or not. The THC (tetra-hydro-cannibol — the main active ingredient in marijuana) must first be extracted into a butter or oil mixture and then added or cooked with the food.
My favorite marijuana edible to make is without a doubt weed brownies. This article will show you how you can make weed brownies and extract the THC using butter or oil, however, most brownies recipes ask for oil instead of butter.

Breaking News: Medicinal Cannabis Laws Have No Discernable Adverse Impact On Adolescents’ Pot Use

The enactment of state laws allowing for the limited legal use of cannabis by qualified patients has little to no causal effect on broader marijuana use, according to data published online in the journal Annals of Epidemiology.
Investigators at McGill University in Montreal obtained state-level estimates of marijuana use from the 2002 through 2009 US National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Researchers used difference-in-differences regression models to estimate the causal effect of medical cannabis laws on marijuana use, and simulations to account for measurement error.

Why is the Obama Administration Suddenly Fixated on Stomping out Medical Marijuana?

At the same time public support for marijuana legalization reached record highs, Obama shifted from one time medicinal cannabis sympathizer to White House weed-whacker.
Broken promises are nothing new in Washington, DC. Yet even by the Beltway’s jaded standards, President Obama’s role reversal from one time medicinal cannabis sympathizer to White House weed-whacker is remarkable.
Indeed, the man who once pledged on the campaign trail that he was “not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this issue,” has – since taking the Presidential oaths of office – done virtually everything in his administration’s power to do precisely that. Yet he's taken these steps at the very time that a record number of Americans, including 57 percent of democrats and a whopping 69 percent of self-described liberals, endorse doing just the opposite. Nonetheless, in recent months, the Obama administration – via a virtual alphabet soup of federal agencies – has launched an unprecedented series of attacks against medical cannabis patients, providers, and in some cases even their advocates.

Elk Grove Officials Pass Strict Outdoor Cultivation Ordinance

The Elk Grove City Council on Wednesday night approved one of the most restrictive medical marijuana growing ordinances in Northern California, requiring that any growing operation be conducted indoors.

The 3-2 vote, with council members Sophia Scherman and Steve Detrick opposed, will allow patients eligible to use medical marijuana or their primary caregivers to grow pot only on limited space indoors.


California pot industry's next move: Ballot initiative for state regulation

A proposed ballot initiative aimed for the November elections begs a key question looming over California's medical marijuana industry: Can stricter state regulation keep the federal government from shutting it down?
Dispensaries, medical marijuana growers and a powerful union local are rallying behind an initiative that would regulate California's $1.5 billion pot trade.

Citizens Urged To Report Dispensaries To IRS For Cash Rewards

​The extremist anti-drug group Coalition for a Drug Free California (CDFC) has encouraged citizens from around the state and nation to become dispensary whistle-blowers.

"By simply reporting a pot store to the IRS, average citizens who are fed up with these domestic marijuana cartels can now fill out a very simple form," said Dr. Paul Chabot, founder of the CDFC. "If the IRS takes action and fines the pot store, the whistle-blower, by law is entitled to a 30 percent cash award."

Sacramento Group Files Medical Marijuana Act; Will Gather Signatures

The Patient Access to Regulated Medical Cannabis Act of 2012 has been filed with Sacramento County Elections Office and will begin gathering signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

Medical cannabis patients, providers, activists and supporters in Sacramento County, California have come together in an effort to qualify a measure for the November 2012 ballot that will establish a reasonable and controlled system for qualified patients to access their medicine.

Over the past two years, medical cannabis advocates said they have attempted to work with Sacramento County officials to develop a regulatory system that would allow for safe access points throughout the unincorporated areas of the County.


CBD May Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Cannabidiol (CBD) Reveals Potential for Prevention of Colon Cancer

Colon cancer is the most common cancer afflicting the Western world, with over 100,000 new cases and nearly 50,000 deaths each year in the United States alone. Cancers are generally considered a cellular disease, characterized by unlimited cell proliferation, causing tumors and subsequent metastasis (migration from the tumor). In past studies, CBD, a constituent of medical cannabis called cannabidiol, has already shown many potential benefits in the treatment of cancer as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-oxidative and neuroprotective agent. In these cases, CBD seems to protect normal cells while attacking those that are diseased. New research shows that CBD shows potential to be a preventative measure against colon cancer.

A recent article from the Journal of Molecular Medicine showed that CBD administered to mice which are predisposed to developing colon cancer, significantly decreased the formation of pre-cancer (tissue aberrance and polyps) and cancer growths (tumors). Additionally, this study showed that CBD induces cell death and inhibits tumor formation in cultured colon cancer cells through a variety of cellular pathways. By exploiting these disease-dependent pathways together, CBD may create an inescapable means of killing off and prohibiting the growth of cancer cells. This is a truly remarkable task for any single molecule — to attack multiple disease pathways while maintaining function in healthy cells. This study strengthens the evidence for CBD’s anti-tumor effects and provides evidence for CBD as a novel preemptive strike against colon cancer.

Brandie M. Cross is a Ph.D. candidate at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Program. She is a recipient of the Thomas J. Kelly Award, specializes in the mechanisms of calcium signaling and transport in the body, and was formerly a professional breakdancer. She is a guest blogger for MPP.


New England Patriots Fans What Up Witcha??

What's up my fellow New England Patriots fans. Big big big day.
I want all my smoking Patriots fans out der on the East coast to be sure you all sparkin up right at 4:20pm your time.
And all my West Coast Pats fans we gonna light up in unison and all get some mad Patriots mojo flowin.



Next time I start talking some crazy stupid shit like I'm going to quit smoking for a girl somebody hit me ok?

QuantaCann Says Its New System Delivers On-Site Safety & Potency Analysis

QuantaCann Says Its New System Delivers On-Site Safety & Potency Analysis
Steep Hill Lab says it became the nation's first medical cannabis screening facility in collaboration with some of the industry's stakeholders, when it opened for business in Oakland four years ago.

Now, by utilizing their industry experience and developing innovative software and scientific instrumentation, Steep Hill says it has significantly improved the ease by which cannabis can be tested for medical use on site.

According to Steep Hill, the QuantaCann System delivers critical information thru scientific analysis and ground-breaking software for cultivators, vendors, and dispensary owners and is now available for all medical cannabis compassionate use states.

Legalization Measure Short By 2,400 Signatures; Has 15 More Days

In a near-miss, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act has fallen 2,409 signatures short of winning approval for the ballot from the Colorado Secretary of State's Office. But the good news is, supporters still have 15 more days to reach the number of valid signatures needed.

RMLA submitted 163,632 signatures, reports Michael Roberts at Westword, almost twice as manyas the 86,105 required to make the ballot. But a shocking 79,936 of the signatures were deemed invalid by Secretary of State Scott Gessler's office, leaving only 83,696 that were considered acceptable.

"Today's news is unexpected, but it is really just a very small bump in the road on our journey to end the irrational policy of marijuana prohibition in the state," RMLA backer Mason Tvert told Westword. "Fortunately, we started this signature drive in 2011, so that we would have the opportunity to cure any shortfall in our count.

"We now have 15 days to collect approximately 3,000 valid signatures," Tvert said.

"Given that we were able to collect an average of 3,000 valid signatures per week during the first six months, we are confident we will complete this process successfully and quality the initiative for the ballot," Tvert said.

Tvert called the signature shortfall a "bump in the road."

Marijuana Buffalo Wings Recipe

This article was posted on Hail Mary Jane a while ago, so the words are a little dated. However, the recipe is stellar (right in time for Super Bowl!), and once again I tip my hat to ThisBuds4You.  He has to be one of, if not the best, marijuana recipe source on the planet:

What’s good Greenies and welcome to another tasty Tainted Tuesday from me, ThisBuds4You. Last week we made some Super Baked Potato Skins and this week we’re going to make the perfect companion for them, some Blazin’ Buffalo Wings. I don’t like to fry my wings but you can if you want. I prefer the slightly healthier option of roasting them…I think they taste better this way too. After all, once they get cooked we’re gonna drown them in canna-buttered hot sauciness, let’s cut the calories were we can.

30 bales of pot found floating in waters off Marina del Rey

Thirty bales of marijuana with an estimated street value of $500,000 were found floating in the waters off Marina del Rey, sheriff's deputies said Thursday.
Sheriff's Sgt. Michael Carriles said a recreational boater first found five bales in the water around noon Wednesday and alerted deputies and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Not long after, authorities found another 25 bales in the same vicinity - within a roughly 4-square-mile area about six nautical miles northwest of the harbor entrance, he said.


Cannabis Science Presents Photographic Evidence Showing Cannabis Shrinking Cancer Tumors

Cannabis Science, Inc. a pioneering U.S. biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis (marijuana) products, is pleased to share new photographs from this cancer patient with severe squamous cell carcinoma. These pictures clearly show that this patient, with previously treatment-resistant tumors, continues to make obvious improvement. The tumors appear to be dying and then healing after treatment with cannabis-based extracts.

Cannabis Science has been working closely with this patient who has multiple squamous cell carcinoma tumors on his head. The latest pictures indicate that this patient is making dramatic improvement using cannabis-extract topical therapy under scientific guidance from Cannabis Science.

Marijuana Is Here To Stay

The only way for our society to realize the full potential of cannabis, including its full medical potential, is to free it from the regulations controlling prescription drugs and the criminal laws controlling psychoactive substances, writes Harvard Medical Professor Dr. Lester Grinspoon.

In 1967, because of my concern about the rapidly growing use of the dangerous drug marijuana, I began my studies of the scientific and medical literature with the goal of providing a reasonably objective summary of the data which underlay its prohibition.
Much to my surprise, I found no credible scientific basis for the justification of the prohibition. The assertion that it is a very toxic drug is based on old and new myths. In fact, one of the many exceptional features of this drug is its remarkably limited toxicity. Compared to aspirin, which people are free to purchase and use without the advice or prescription of a physician, cannabis is much safer: there are well over 1000 deaths annually from aspirin in the United States alone, whereas there has never been a death anywhere from marijuana.


Living Outside The Marijuana Laws: The Duality Of Honesty

Welcome to the duality of honesty. 

Clancy is a master-grower. He lives deep up on one of those canyon drives that seems so off the beaten path that it's hard to believe someone actually lives there.  Barely in his 30s, Clancy's a kid in terms of the hills and cultivation, but unlike many of his youthful contemporaries, he studies the old ways.

There are rumors that today's third generation growers doesn't care squat about growing in the sun. That the kids today will go indoor, outdoor, light deprivation, green house, even in a warehouse: It's said that they grow to follow the money.

S.F. Marijuana Dispensaries Annual Sales Estimate: $41 Million

In an unprecedented analysis of sales tax revenue from the sale of medical marijuana at city dispensaries, the San Francisco controller's office has estimated annual sales of medicinal cannabis at $41 million.

San Francisco's roughly two dozen licensed collectives must pay the city's 8.5 percent sales tax rate, coming from California's 7.25 percent sales tax with a local one percent sales tax going to S.F.'s general fund, and a .25 percent sales tax that goes to other areas like transportation, reports David Downs at the East Bay Express.


Obama Ignores Medical Marijuana During Google+ Hangout

President Barack Obama again turned to social media to connect with voters -- and again he used it to ignore talking pot.

You might have noticed that every time President Obama takes to the series of interactive intertubes, the unwashed masses want to talk, not taxes, and not turkey, but the good herb. Last year, POTUS employed YouTube and Twitter to walk among the people, and on Monday, Obama connected with his fellow Americans using "Hangout" on Google+.

Just like the last two times, viewers/voters submitted questions to the president for consideration via YouTube. And just like the last two times, a question about marijuana legalization was the top draw.

And, just like the last time, the question from a retired cop about failed drug policy and a reexamination of law enforcement priorities was not forwarded to the president.

Yet again, Obama is blameless: The White House says Google+ moderators selected the questions.

"Regulate Marijuana Like Wine” Finds 62% Support In New California Poll

A voter survey commissioned by California’s Regulate Marijuana Like Wine (RMLW) initiative campaign suggests the initiative could win at the polls in November—if it manages to make it on the ballot in the first place.
RMLW is one of handful of proposed 2012 California marijuana legalization initiatives, all of them ill-funded. For any of them to make the ballot, they have to come up with more than 500,000 valid voter signatures by April, a task that is considered almost impossibly to accomplish by volunteer efforts alone.
RMLW commissioned the poll in a bid to show potential funders it could win in November, and with these poll results, the campaign can now make that argument. California initiative watchers estimate that it would take between $1 and $2 million in paid signature-gathering to make the ballot.