Showing posts with label News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label News. Show all posts


Oaksterdam Pledges To Re-Open After Raid

After federal agents swept across a formerly down-on-its-luck area of downtown Oakland, raiding the businesses owned by ganjapreneur Richard Lee which had revitalized the community, officials connected with Lee's flagship Oaksterdam University vowed the cannabis college would reopen on Wednesday.


Cannabidiol (CBD) Explained

Marijuana Science – Cannabidiol (CBD)

Chances are if you consume marijuana, then you are familiar with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). ¬†But are you familiar with¬†CBD (cannabidiol)? ¬†If you don’t know about cannabidiol, I can’t blame you. ¬†Ever since the private sector picked up marijuana research, marijuana science information has been coming out at a neck-breaking pace. ¬†Below is a great article that I read on Toke of the Town’s site that gives the breakdown:

“Other” Compound In Marijuana Shows Promise Fighting Cancer


Medical Marijuana Crackdown Explained-There Doing It To Save The Children

Melinda Haag finally gave us a reason for the federal crackdown on medical marijuana. The United States Attorney for Northern California broke her media near-silence last week week, granting an extensive, exclusive interview to KQED in which Haag sought to explain the Justice Department's crackdown on medical marijuana.


Amador County Lifts Ban On MMJ Growing

JACKSON - Amador County medical-marijuana patients will be able to grow their medicine in outdoor gardens this year, although those plots will be smaller than they had hoped.


Nevada's Distribution Law Declared Unconstitutional

Las Vegas -- In a decision destined for appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court, a state court judge has ruled the state's medical marijuana distribution law is unconstitutional.

Court Rules Cities Can't Ban Dispensaries and Must Grow Their Own

Los Angeles -- California cities may not ban medical marijuana dispensaries, but the operations may sell only weed that is grown on site, an appeals court ruled in an Orange County case.


The Science Behind Why Your Weed Smells So Good

Have you ever wondered how the strain Blue Dream can smell so similar to fresh blueberry doughnuts? Or how a sniff of the K.O. Kali-O seems to burst with citrus just like a California Orange? Yes, it is the cannabis. More specifically, what you are really smelling (and tasting) are terpenes.


Study Finds Long Term Marijuana Smoking Does Not Reduce Lung Function

By Lindsey Tanner
Smoking a joint once a week or a bit more apparently doesn’t harm the lungs, suggests a 20-year study that bolsters evidence that marijuana doesn’t do the kind of damage tobacco does.
The results, from one of the largest and longest studies on the health effects of marijuana, are hazier for heavy users — those who smoke two or more joints daily for several years. The data suggest that using marijuana that often might cause a decline in lung function, but there weren’t enough heavy users among the 5,000 young adults in the study to draw firm conclusions.

California’s ‘Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act’ Offers New Ways To Fight Federal Discrimination

An urgent message for all dispensaries regarding hostile audits by the IRS

Bill McPike, Chief Counsel for Regulate Marijuana Like Wine(RMLW), deliberately included language in RMLW to protect dispensaries from IRS attacks. Bill has won over 150 medical marijuana cases and was Jack Herer’s personal attorney. McPike pioneered new defenses for patients and is Bar Certified to teach other attorneys how to defend medical marijuana cases. Bill was also featured in a cover story in the National Law Review. When McPike crafted the tactical aspects of RMLW, he carefully inserted language that provides ample tools for driving the IRS away.

California Lawmakers Have Opportunity To Ease Cultivation Penalties For Medical Marijuana Patients

The California Assembly will be voting this month on a bill that would reduce penalties for marijuana cultivation from a mandatory felony to a "wobbler" or optional misdemeanor.

Assembly Bill 1017 would allow prosecuters and courts the discretion of treating marijuana cultivation as a misdemeanor offense, avoiding costly felony charges against small-scale home growers and medical marijuana patients.


Arrests Continue in Humboldt County Growing Operation

While looking to arrest the landowners associated with a massive marijuana growing operation busted in October near Mad River, police uncovered an entire McKinleyville apartment complex dedicated to growing pot.

The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office served a search warrant Oct. 26 in a remote area of eastern Humboldt County that resulted in more than 40 arrests, the seizure of almost 2,000 growing plants, more than 1,450 pounds of dried marijuana and 240 pounds of processed marijuana buds.


Black Market Marijuana Prices Rise Amidst Federal Crackdown


So who's benefiting from the federal crackdown on medical-marijuana dispensaries? Why, black-market pot growers and dealers, that's who.