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The Potential Political Impact of Dabbing, Concentrates and Edibles

NORML Blog - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 18:24

Like many marijuana smokers, I’m always fascinated when I travel to other states, especially on the West Coast, and see the popularity of edibles and concentrates, especially the somewhat bizarre practice of “dabbing.”

Now let me be clear that I enjoy getting high, and I’m generally willing to try any variation of marijuana, at least once, just to see what it’s about. So I’m not making a moral judgment on the use of these more potent forms of marijuana. I will also concede that I personally love smoking flowers, and prefer the quality of a flower high to that of the concentrates.

But that’s simply a personal preference shaped by decades of rolling and smoking joints. I’m an old guy and somewhat set in my ways.

What I want to discuss in this column is the potentially adverse political fallout from the increasing popularity of these newer, more potent forms of marijuana. Specifically, I want to sound the alarm that the perceived abuses of edibles and concentrates have the potential to undermine the powerful political momentum we have achieved for full legalization, by frightening many of our supporters–particularly the non-smokers–and causing them to reconsider their positions on cannabis reform.

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Cannabis Common Sense 741

Youtube - Cannabis Common Sense - Sat, 06/21/2014 - 11:52
Cannabis Common Sense 741
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: 119 2 ratings Time: 58:06 More in Education

Seattle Area Medical Marijuana Patients Offered $40 Health/THC Screening

Toke Signals - Sat, 06/21/2014 - 03:57
KNOW YOUR LIMIT: KNOW YOUR LEVEL! Authorized medical cannabis patients in the Seattle area are invited to a “nearly-free” health screening evaluation on Sunday, June 22, by Dr. Gil Mobley, M.D. The evaluation will include an active THC level and sobriety testing.   “With the passage of I-502 came onerous DUI provisions, especially for regular [...]

Toke TV 46: Medical Marijuana Coming To NY! Congress Members Want Cannabis Research! Christie Says Med Pot Is A ‘Front’!

Toke Signals - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 20:07
Find out what you need to know about the week in cannabis/marijuana news, in just 22 minutes! Don’t forget to subscribe to the Toke TV channel on YouTube.   Toke Signals Bud Pick of the Week   Toke Signals Stories of  the Week New York Governor, Legislature Announce Medical Marijuana Program; No [...]

Yes, We DO Give Life Sentences For Marijuana in the USA

Toke Signals - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 19:20
Here’s what you can do to help end this barbaric practice By Cheri Sicard “What country are these men incarcerated in?” The question posed to film maker Amy Povah (420, the Documentary), while standing in front of the White House carrying signs calling for the release of prisoners serving life sentences for nonviolent [...]

Cannabis Common Sense 740

Youtube - Cannabis Common Sense - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:57
Cannabis Common Sense 740
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: 240 4 ratings Time: 55:01 More in Education

Global Cannabis March 2014: Rep. Earl Blumenauer - Help End Marijuana Prohibition!

Youtube - Oregon NORML - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 06:33
Global Cannabis March 2014: Rep. Earl Blumenauer - Help End Marijuana Prohibition!
Global Cannabis March 2014: Rep. Earl Blumenauer - Help End Marijuana Prohibition! From: OregonNORML Views: 26 2 ratings Time: 14:15 More in News & Politics

Global Cannabis March 2014: Anna Diaz - It's Time to Get Involved!

Youtube - Oregon NORML - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 06:31
Global Cannabis March 2014: Anna Diaz - It's Time to Get Involved!
Global Cannabis March 2014: Anna Diaz - It's Time to Get Involved! From: OregonNORML Views: 11 1 ratings Time: 03:25 More in News & Politics

Global Cannabis March 2014: Losing Battle

Youtube - Oregon NORML - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 06:31
Global Cannabis March 2014: Losing Battle
Global Cannabis March 2014: Losing Battle From: OregonNORML Views: 15 1 ratings Time: 03:11 More in News & Politics

The L.K. Diaries: High Times Cannabis Cups

Youtube - Oregon NORML - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 06:29
The L.K. Diaries: High Times Cannabis Cups
Take a journey to Amsterdam, Netherlands with L.K. on a cannabis club crawl to The Bulldog, De Dampkring, Green Place, Stone's Cafe, Prix D' Ami, 420 Cafe, Betty Boob, El Guapo, Resin and The Grey Area. This film is intermixed with footage from several High Times Cannabis Cup's held throughout the globe and features musical tracks from several cannabis bands fighting to end prohibition. It's time for the United States to end marijuana prohibition. Support http://hightimes.com Support NORML http://norml.org Support CRRH http://hemp.org Support The Silver Tour http://thesilvertour.org #NoPrisonForPot #FreeTheWeed Dedicated to the memory of Michael Kirk From: OregonNORML Views: 365 15 ratings Time: 57:12 More in News & Politics

Marijuana as a First Choice Drug: Unbelievable Utility and Versatility

Salem-News.com Medical Marijuana - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 05:47
Cannabis/Marijuana (C/MJ) is effective for so many diseases and conditions that, I am constrained to write about it for the global world. Ergo, I shall write about the conditions for which C/MJ has no equal in medicine. These conditions are those for which a patient can get a C/MJ medical-use permit. These are the main conditions, and all (or most of these) conditions are found on Granny Storm Crow’s list.

Arden Park Roots - Green Anthem

Youtube - Restore Hemp - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 17:45
Arden Park Roots - Green Anthem
The following video slideshow is a compilation of photographs taken at the THCF Medicinal Gardens. The slideshow is accompanied by "Green Anthem" by Sacramento's Arden Park Roots. Music: Green Anthem by Arden Park Roots, Hempstalk 2012 End Cannabis Prohibition. Restore Hemp! http://hemp.org http://drugsense.org http://jackherer.com http://mapinc.org From: RestoreHemp Views: 141 9 ratings Time: 05:29 More in Music

US: Legalization Trend Forces Review of Marijuana's Dangers

MAP - Cannabis - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 07:00
Science News, 14 Jun 2014 - Pot May Be Far Less Risky Than Highly Addictive Drugs, but It's Not Harmless Some people think marijuana is nature's gift to humankind: a nonaddictive drug, safe at any dose, that opens the mind, lifts the spirit and transports the user to a more profound reality.

New Poll Finds Oregon Voters Ready to Legalize Marijuana

Salem-News.com Medical Marijuana - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 22:30
With less than six months until election day, Oregon voters are on the verge of legalizing recreational marijuana, according to polling data released this week. As many as three separate initiatives could appear on the November ballot asking voters to legalize marijuana.

Captain Ed Adair and Jack Herer Discover a Feral Hemp Field Near Lincoln, Nebraska - We've Got Hemp!

Youtube - Restore Hemp - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 06:28
Captain Ed Adair and Jack Herer Discover a Feral Hemp Field Near Lincoln, Nebraska - We've Got Hemp!
In 1990, on a hemp tour across the Midwest, Captain Ed Adair and his partner Jack Herer discover a feral hemp field outside of Lincoln, Nebraska. #HempHistory http://time4hemp.com Footage archived by Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) http://hemp.org From: RestoreHemp Views: 866 16 ratings Time: 01:57 More in Music

Captain Ed Adair - Victory Over The Enemy VOTE - Time4Hemp

Youtube - Restore Hemp - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 06:15
Captain Ed Adair - Victory Over The Enemy VOTE - Time4Hemp
Captain Ed Adair speaks about the importance of casting a vote on Time 4 Hemp in 1991. Adair's mission was to educate the unregistered voter and empower them to cast a vote for what they believe in. His patriotism and commitment to his country make him a historic Reefer Raider. http://time4hemp.com Footage archived by Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) http://hemp.org From: RestoreHemp Views: 32 7 ratings Time: 01:28 More in Music

Hempstalk 2013: John Trudell and Bad Dog - Grafitti Man

Youtube - Restore Hemp - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 01:10
Hempstalk 2013: John Trudell and Bad Dog - Grafitti Man
John Trudell and Bad Dog perform the song "Grafitti Man" at the Portland Hempstalk on September 7, 2013. Footage: Campaign for the Restoration and Regulation of Hemp (CRRH) and FM Images Band Site: http://www.johntrudell.com From: RestoreHemp Views: 185 6 ratings Time: 04:42 More in Music

Cannabis Common Sense 739

Youtube - Cannabis Common Sense - Sun, 06/08/2014 - 01:19
Cannabis Common Sense 739
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: 168 4 ratings Time: 58:31 More in Education

Marijuana Committees and the Mexican Mafia: Are they Partners?

Salem-News.com Medical Marijuana - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 22:01
It is astonishing the way efforts toward legalizing marijuana use have gone since about the 1970’s when Vietnam War Veterans brought it back home with them. Years before that, it was Caribbean islanders and African-American musicians who carefully transmitted marijuana from New Orleans to Memphis, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City and essentially all along the East Coast.

Cap Times: Letter: Gary Storck: Medical marijuana legal in 22 states — but not Wisconsin

Madison NORML News - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 21:16

Posted by Gary Storck
Friday, June 6, 2014

Had this letter published today in the Capital Times.

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