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Maryland Governor Signs Measure Decriminalizing Cannabis

The Joint Blog - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:00

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has signed Senate Bill 364. The measure decriminalizes the possession of up to 10 grams of cannabis.

Under the new law, someone caught possessing 10 grams of cannabis or less will be given, at most, a simple $100 ticket for their first offense. For someone’s second offenses, they can be given a $250 ticket, and the ticket can be raised to $500 for subsequent offenses. No amount of offenses will result in jail time or a criminal record.

The new law will take effect on October 1st.

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How To Roll A Cone Marijuana Joint (Video)

The Weed Blog - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 13:42
To get a bunch of people high, you’re going to need more than the average joint. So today, HIGH TIMES senior cultivation editor Danny Danko is demonstrating how to roll a cone. To get started, you’ll need Raw Classic King Slims, filter tips, a grinder and some bud. You’ll need a bit more pot than [...]

How To Protect Your Outdoor Marijuana Plants From Mammals And Rodents

The Weed Blog - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 13:36
By Robert Bergman For pests that walk, run, or burrow, more extreme physical measures might need to be taken. Until the marijuana plant develops a hard stem, all manner of rodents, rabbits, and possibly even raccoons may decide to snack on your marijuana plants. Mannabis growers experience problems with rabbits, hares or wombats and wallabies for Australian [...]

D.C. Bill Lets Doctors Decide Medical Marijuana Patient Needs

The Weed Blog - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 13:30
On Tuesday, Yvette Alexander, District of Columbia Council member for Ward 7, introduced the Medical Marijuana Expansion Amendment Act of 2014. The bill would amend the previous qualifying conditions list restricting D.C. patients’ access to medical marijuana. Currently, a doctor can only recommend medical marijuana for four conditions (HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, cancer, and multiple sclerosis). Marijuana [...]

Kentucky Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Extract Bill Into Law

The Weed Blog - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 13:25
Courtesy of The Joint Blog Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed Senate Bill 124 into law, legalizing cannabidiol (a non-psychoactive cannabis compound) for medical purposes. Under the new law, which was approved unanimously by the Kentuck’ys House and Senate, universities in the state with a school of medicine will be authorized to produce and distribute the cannabis extract cannabidiol to qualified [...]

Kentucky Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Bill Into Law

The Joint Blog - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 02:49

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed Senate Bill 124 into law, legalizing cannabidiol (a non-psychoactive cannabis compound) for medical purposes.

Under the new law, which was approved unanimously by the Kentuck’ys House and Senate, universities in the state with a school of medicine will be authorized to produce and distribute the cannabis extract cannabidiol to qualified patients who receive a recommendation from one of the university’s physicians. The measure would also allow anyone enrolled in an FDA trial (two such trials were approved by the FDA last year) to be legally treated with cannabis oil.

With the signing of this new law – which takes effect immediately – Kentucky becomes the second state in less than a month, following Utah on March 21st, to legalize cannabidiol.

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What Is The Ideal Temperature For Growing Marijuana Plants?

The Weed Blog - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 22:25
By Robert Bergman Marijuana grown indoors functions better at moderate temperatures between 70 and 75*F (21-23*C) during the light period and a drop of no more than 15*F (9*C) to 60*F (15*C) during the dark period. CO2-enriched plants will produce more at a marginally higher temperature of just under 80*F (27*C). If the temperature drops [...]

Taxing Marijuana In Rhode Island Could Generate Tens Of Millions In Taxes

The Weed Blog - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 22:19
A report released yesterday by Rhode Island-based OpenDoors estimates that passage of the Marijuana Regulation, Control, and Taxation Act will generate between $21.5 to $82 million in annual tax revenue. Although it would not completely solve Rhode Island’s budget woes, revenue from legal sales of marijuana to adults could help ease the financial burdens the [...]

XXX OG Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

The Weed Blog - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 22:14
XXX OG Cannabis Strain Review And Pics XXX OG is a heavy indica marijuana strain with dense green buds and a skunky aroma. XXX OG comes with the typical indica effects, and is best for nighttime use. XXX OG took first place at the 2014 High Times Medical Cannabis Cup. The XXX OG marijuana strain [...]

Inspirational Marijuana Video “Majority”

The Weed Blog - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 22:02
“Majority” is an inspirational video montage created from pictures of the 2014 Hash Bash and Monroe Street Fair in Ann Arbor, Michigan on April 5. Newspapers made estimates of 8,000 people in attendance. Hash Bash speakers included: DJ Short, Ed Rosenthal, John Sinclair, Jim Gierach from LEAP, Michigan House Representatives Michael Callton and Jeff Irwin, [...]

U.S. Sentencing Commission Unanimously Votes To Shorten Prison Sentences for Drug Offenders

The Joint Blog - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 20:50

The United States Sentencing Commission (USSCvoted unanimously this week to reduce sentences for the majority of federal drug trafficking defendants. The move will effect up to 70% of all federal drug offenses, reducing the sentence by an average of 11 months per case.

Unless Congress votes to stop the amendment, it will go into effect on November 1st. Attorney General Eric Holder recommended that the commission vote in favor of the move.

Specifically, the commission voted to amend federal guidelines to lower the base offense levels in the Drug Quantity Table across multiple drug types.

“This modest reduction in drug penalties is an important step toward reducing the problem of prison overcrowding at the federal level in a proportionate and fair manner,” says Judge Patti B. Saris, chair of the Commission. “Reducing the federal prison population has become urgent, with that population almost three times where it was in 1991.”

The Department of Justice estimates that the amendment will reduce the federal prison population by roughly 6,550 inmates over five years.

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US MI: Editorial: America Should Slow Down Rush To Legalize Pot

MAP - Cannabis - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 07:00
Holland Sentinel, 13 Apr 2014 - The legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington has stirred optimism among advocates that they can end prohibitions against cannabis across the country. For the first time, a national poll this year showed a majority of Americans in favor of legalization. Seventeen states, including Michigan, allow medical marijuana, and 12 communities in Michigan are facing ballot proposals to legalize or decriminalize marijuana.

US CO: Migrating For Medical Marijuana

MAP - Cannabis - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 07:00
Washington Post, 13 Apr 2014 - 'My Biggest Fear Is That the Medicine Will Work and My Family Will Be Split Up' For the parents of children with intractable epilepsy, the stream of constant seizures, emergency-room visits and powerful medications can become a demoralizing blur. Beth Collins of Fairfax County said her teenage daughter suffered as many as 300 epileptic seizures per day.

Cannabis Common Sense 731

Youtube - Cannabis Common Sense - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 16:12
Cannabis Common Sense 731
The show that tells truth about marijuana & the politics behind its prohibition. Live call in show http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cannabis-common-sense , Friday's, 8-9PM Pacific Time, 503-288-4442 From: willappel Views: 71 3 ratings Time: 56:20 More in Education

Super Cropping – Marijuana Pruning Techniques

The Weed Blog - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 15:25
By Robert Bergman Super cropping is one of the best pruning techniques that you have available to you. It’s also one of the easiest to perform. It isn’t like pure pruning where you actually snip off some of the plant. Instead, it’s more like putting the plant through a little bit of stress to get [...]

More States Move Forward With CBD-Only Measures, Does It Help Patients?

The Weed Blog - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 15:19
By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Lawmakers in Alabama and Utah recently approved legislation seeking to authorize the physician-supervised use of varieties of cannabis and/or extracts high in the non-psychotropic cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD). Both measures, which I previously summarized as ‘largely unworkable,‘ have now been signed into law. In recent days, lawmakers in three additional states — [...]

US MN: Minnesota Legislature Takes a Break With Much Done

MAP - Cannabis - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 07:00
The Forum, 12 Apr 2014 - ST. PAUL - The looks on Minnesota legislators' faces before they began a holiday break told the story: They are tired. The 201 legislators put in long hours the past couple of weeks debating and initially passing pretty much every major bill of the 2014 session, often going well after dark just as spring presents Minnesotans with longer days.

US CA: Marijuana's Thirst Depleting North Coast Watersheds

MAP - Cannabis - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 07:00
The Press Democrat, 12 Apr 2014 - Streams in Northern California's prime marijuana-growing watersheds likely will be sucked dry this year if pot cultivation isn't curtailed, experts say. "Essentially, marijuana can consume all the water. Every bit of it," said state Fish and Wildlife Senior Environmental Scientist Scott Bauer, who specializes in salmon recovery and is working on a study of the issue.

US VT: Lawmakers Balk At Medical Marijuana For PTSD

MAP - Cannabis - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 07:00
Times Argus, 12 Apr 2014 - MONTPELIER - The House Human Services Committee advanced a medical marijuana dispensary bill Friday without including post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying diagnosis for a medical marijuana card. The committee added a bit of drama to the process, however.

US: The Man Who Transformed US Culture With Cannabis Seeds And Funk

MAP - Cannabis - Sat, 04/12/2014 - 07:00
The Guardian, 12 Apr 2014 - Gary Tovar's Smuggling Operation Helped Kickstart an Industry and a Festival Los Angeles - Thirty years ago Gary Tovar ran California's largest marijuana operation, smuggling famous varieties such as Acapulco gold and Thai stick into the US and distributing Afghan seeds to growers to kickstart the homegrown industry.
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