August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Piece of the Week | Psychedelic Mushroom Pipes

Piece of the Week | Psychedelic Mushroom Pipes

There’s just something about a bright red mushroom pipe that makes you feel whimsical, adventurous and carefree. There were too many interesting variations to choose from, so...
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
The Federal Government Wants to Buy 12 Acres of Marijuana — for Research

The Federal Government Wants to Buy 12 Acres of Marijuana — for Research

Calling all pot farmers: Uncle Sam is looking to buy. An arm of the National Institutes of Health dedicated to researching drug abuse and addiction “intends” to...
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Illinois: Governor Signs Hemp Research Measure Into Law

Illinois: Governor Signs Hemp Research Measure Into Law

Democrat Governor Pat Quinn has signed legislation, House Bill 5085, authorizing state universities to cultivate industrial hemp for research purposes. The new law takes effect in January. Illinois joins more than...
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Low Doses of Marijuana Compound Could Slow or Stop Progression of Alzheimer’s

Low Doses of Marijuana Compound Could Slow or Stop Progression of Alzheimer’s

Findings of a preclinical study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, suggest very small doses of THC, a chemical found in marijuana, slow down the production...
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Bob Dylan Smoked Out the Beatles 50 Years Ago

Bob Dylan Smoked Out the Beatles 50 Years Ago

Fifty years ago, the band that would turn the world on to marijuana got turned on to marijuana. Perhaps the most influential sesh in history happened on...
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.27)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.27)

A study finds marijuana may lower opiate overdose rates, a California appeals court decision is good news for dispensary operators, Connecticut gets its first dispensary, and more....
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Santa Fe City Council Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

Santa Fe City Council Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

Santa Fe on Wednesday became the latest U.S. city to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, with lawmakers in the New Mexico capital voting to change local statutes...
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
Instafire Hempfest Edition: Dank Dabber Toro Micro 10mm

Instafire Hempfest Edition: Dank Dabber Toro Micro 10mm

Yes, it’s another Toro and yes, every Toro is Instafire, but that’s not why this one is on display. Look close… yep, it is small, and that’s...
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
NFL Player Poll: Pot Not as Dangerous

NFL Player Poll: Pot Not as Dangerous

As part of a survey of 100-plus players conducted by ESPN.com’s NFL Nation, 75 percent of the 82 players who answered said they agree with Obama’s statement...
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
Know Your Rights: Traffic Stops

Know Your Rights: Traffic Stops

What should you do if you get pulled over by the police with cannabis in your vehicle? If you know your rights, you may be able to...
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
Local Legalization Initiatives Moving Forward in Maine

Local Legalization Initiatives Moving Forward in Maine

As we’ve reported previously, three cities in Maine could be voting this November on initiatives that would direct local police not to arrest adults age 21 and over...
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
Canada’s Marc Emery Is a Man on a Mission

Canada’s Marc Emery Is a Man on a Mission

Canada’s “Prince of Pot” Marc Emery has finally returned home after spending just over 4 ½ years in US federal prison for selling marijuana seeds over the...
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
Can You Overdose on Marijuana?

Can You Overdose on Marijuana?

While prescription painkillers cause thousands of overdose deaths each year, no one has ever died from a marijuana overdose. But is it even possible to overdose on...
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
Great Edibles Recipes: Raspberry Peach Cannabis-Cobbler

Great Edibles Recipes: Raspberry Peach Cannabis-Cobbler

Raspberries and peaches are some of my favorite summer fruit, and now that the season is almost over I am finding every reason in the world to...
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
Are Cigarettes More Dangerous Than Marijuana?

Are Cigarettes More Dangerous Than Marijuana?

Despite the controversy surrounding marijuana not being FDA approved, medical experts insist there is increasing evidence to suggest that smoking marijuana is less of a detriment to...
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
Great Music While High: Sleep

Great Music While High: Sleep

A bellowing minute and a half guitar solo that sends you into the cosmos with a huge smile. Transitioning into the closer with such elegance that it’s...
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August 27, 2014
08/27/2014
Major Oregon Newspaper Supports Measure 91

Major Oregon Newspaper Supports Measure 91

Over the weekend, one of the most popular newspapers in Oregon lent its support to Measure 91, which would make marijuana legal for adults in the state. Voters will decide...
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August 27, 2014
08/27/2014
Bedrocan, OrganiGram Begin Trading on Toronto Stock Exchange

Bedrocan, OrganiGram Begin Trading on Toronto Stock Exchange

Two Canadian medical marijuana producers, Bedrocan (BED) & OrganiGram (OGI), began public trading on Monday, joining their competitor Tweed Inc. on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Bedrocan and...
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August 27, 2014
08/27/2014
Study: Marijuana Use Inversely Associated With Intimate Partner Violence

Study: Marijuana Use Inversely Associated With Intimate Partner Violence

Marijuana use by newly married couples is predictive of less frequent incidences of intimate partner violence perpetration, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the journal Psychology of Addictive...
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August 27, 2014
08/27/2014
Instafire Hempfest Edition: Have a Heart Lounge Faberge Egg

Instafire Hempfest Edition: Have a Heart Lounge Faberge Egg

Here’s some Instafire from the bottom of the heart, the Have a Heart Lounge at Hempfest that is! Shouts out to… well me, hehe. Yours truly, Floyd...
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