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Moms For Marijuana Appoints Mother-Daughter Team For New Leadership

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 14:51
Moms for Marijuana International has named the vibrant mother-daughter team, Cheryl Shuman as its next Executive Director and Aimee Shuman as Deputy Director. Cheryl Shuman will take the role of Executive Director, bringing her 25 years skills of public relations, media, product branding, and business development to the blossoming non-profit organization. Aimee Shuman will continue [...]

Collateral Consequences Of Marijuana Convictions In New Hampshire

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 14:45
By Matt Simon A couple of weeks ago, the New Hampshire Senate refused to consider a bill that would have reduced marijuana penalties in the state, but MPP and its allies are not giving up on the 2014 session. Several representatives in the House are working to keep this issue alive, and we are still making the case that now is [...]

Chronicle Book Review: Hemp Bound

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 14:41
By Phillip Smith Hemp shouldn’t have anything to do with drug policy. It’s a cannabis sub-species low in THC so it doesn’t get you high, but impressive as an industrial agriculture crop, one with uses in a broad and ever-increasing range of activities. The applications are numerous, and farmers in countries around the world, including [...]

Marijuana May Treat Neurodegeneration According To New Study

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 14:37
Courtesy of The Joint Blog A new study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology has found that cannabis may treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. “In an increasingly ageing population, the incidence of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease are rising”, according to the study. “While the aetiologies of these disorders are [...]

Vicious OG Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 23:28
Vicious OG Marijuana Cannabis Review And Pics The Vicious OG marijuana strain is pretty rare I’m learning. It’s been up here in Oregon for awhile, but it sounds like other than Southern California, it’s not a common strain. The Vicious OG strain is a standard OG strain. To me I can always tell an OG because [...]

NFL May Ban Best Wide Receiver Next Season Over Marijuana

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 23:09
Remember all those public service ads and D.A.R.E. classes that warned about how smoking pot was going to make you lethargic, apathetic, and unable to achieve your dreams?  Yeah, sure, this artist, that musician, they may have smoked pot, but smoking pot would destroy any hope of a career in the public or private sector.  [...]

NYPD On Path To Make As Many Marijuana Arrests In 2014 As In Previous Year

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 23:04
The Marijuana Arrest Research Project released data showing that racially bias marijuana arrests continue to be one of the leading arrests in New York City, despite the precipitous drop in stop and frisks. In March 2014, the NYPD under Mayor Bill de Blasio made more marijuana possession arrests than almost every other month in 2013 under Bloomberg [...]

GOP Congressman Threatens To Block DC Marijuana Decriminalization Law

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 22:59
By Phillip Smith Even as the House held a first hearing on the District of Columbia’s recently passed decriminalization law, at least one Republican congressman is threatening to file legislation to undo it. Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) told CQ Roll Call he plans to introduce a congressional resolution to overturn it. The hearing came in the House [...]

How Important Is Oxygen For Marijuana Plants?

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:59
By Robert Bergman Oxygen isn’t a particularly critical factor because the air is full of it. As marijuana plants photosynthesize during the day, they release oxygen as a byproduct of sugar production. No extra oxygen is required aboveground. The roots utilize oxygen and absorb it straight from the soil or from water that has dissolved [...]

Pineapple Skunk Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:53
Pineapple Skunk Cannabis Strain Review And Pics The Pineapple Skunk marijuana strain is a hybrid originating from crossing Pineapple, Skunk 1, and Cheese. The Pineapple Skunk strain has a very distinct taste and smell. As the name suggests, the smell is very pungent – the type of strain that will stink up your car even [...]

How To Roll A Cone Marijuana Joint (Video)

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

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

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

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 [...]

What Is The Ideal Temperature For Growing Marijuana Plants?

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

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

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”

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, [...]

Super Cropping – Marijuana Pruning Techniques

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?

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 — [...]