June 6, 2013
06/06/2013
Democrats Call on IRS to Ease Up on Marijuana Businesses

Democrats Call on IRS to Ease Up on Marijuana Businesses

Led by Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a group of five democratic Representatives stood in front of the capital with representatives of the cannabis industry to call for new...
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June 6, 2013
06/06/2013
We Sent Bloomberg Studies Showing Medical Weed Is Not a Hoax

We Sent Bloomberg Studies Showing Medical Weed Is Not a Hoax

Last week, Michael Bloomberg called medical cannabis “one of the greatest hoaxes of all time,” ignoring countless scientific studies that have shown the plant’s usefulness in treating everything from cancer to HIV....
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June 6, 2013
06/06/2013
BBC: Dutch Cannabis Cafes (Coffee Shops) Win Compensation

BBC: Dutch Cannabis Cafes (Coffee Shops) Win Compensation

A court in The Hague said new measures imposed by the Dutch government that have turned cafes (coffee shops) into members-only clubs, barring foreigners, were too harsh.
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June 6, 2013
06/06/2013
Law Enforcement Targets Marijuana Activists in Philadelphia

Law Enforcement Targets Marijuana Activists in Philadelphia

On May 18th, The Panic Hour and PhillyNORML held “Smoke Down Prohibition V” in a free speech zone near the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, PA. As the name suggests, this was...
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June 6, 2013
06/06/2013
Dutch City Cracks Down on Coffee Shops Selling Marijuana

Dutch City Cracks Down on Coffee Shops Selling Marijuana

Maastricht, a Dutch city near the borders of Belgium and Germany, has cracked down on its coffee shops selling marijuana, for providing the bud to tourists. An...
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June 6, 2013
06/06/2013
Lawmakers to Vote on Hemp Amendment to Federal Farm Bill

Lawmakers to Vote on Hemp Amendment to Federal Farm Bill

Senator Ron Wyden has introduced an amendment to Senate Bill 3240, the Senate version of this year’s federal farm bill, that requires the federal government to respect state...
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June 6, 2013
06/06/2013
Too High To Fail: Inside Denver’s Weed Boom

Too High To Fail: Inside Denver’s Weed Boom

In an article on Rolling Stone, Jonathan Ringen describes the “Mile High” city as Americas undisputed weed capital. He describes the Platte River Valley, an industrial stretch of...
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June 6, 2013
06/06/2013
California Senate Approves Industrial Hemp Bill

California Senate Approves Industrial Hemp Bill

A bill that would set up provisions for growing industrial hemp in the Golden State passed the state Senate Tuesday on a unanimous vote. It now heads...
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June 5, 2013
06/05/2013
Great Artwork While High: Todd Schorr

Great Artwork While High: Todd Schorr

Today I would like to share another of my favorite artists to appreciate whilst stoned, Todd Schorr. Honestly, if you’ll enjoy something stoned, it’s likely you’ll enjoy...
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June 5, 2013
06/05/2013
My Favorite Strains: Super Lemon Haze

My Favorite Strains: Super Lemon Haze

There are few things better than that first bowl of the day along with a nice cup of coffee. Some tokers (my boyfriend included) think that cannabis...
By: Lateralus
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June 5, 2013
06/05/2013
NORML Women’s Alliance Foundation Fund Raiser

NORML Women’s Alliance Foundation Fund Raiser

Sunday, June 23, 2013 marks the first Pacific Northwest kick off event for the newly formed National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Women’s Alliance...
By: Anna Diaz
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June 5, 2013
06/05/2013
Melissa Etheridge: Pot Got Me Through

Melissa Etheridge: Pot Got Me Through

“My close friends told me that… medical marijuana was a natural way to help with the excruciating side effects of chemo. It worked. The entire experience changed my...
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June 5, 2013
06/05/2013
Regulate Marijuana, Don’t Prosecute It

Regulate Marijuana, Don’t Prosecute It

It seems that area law enforcement has not yet learned the value of working WITH the local community. Thursday’s raid on The Greener Side, a medical marijuana resource center, can...
By: Jim Greig
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June 5, 2013
06/05/2013
June San Diego Americans for Safe Access Meeting

June San Diego Americans for Safe Access Meeting

Join patients, advocates, scientists, and concerned citizens Tuesday, June 11th from 7pm – 9pm at Giovanni’s Restaurant located at 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92123 for the June San Diego...
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June 5, 2013
06/05/2013
Nevada Legislators Approve Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Nevada Legislators Approve Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Lawmakers gave final approval on Monday to legislation, Senate Bill 374, to allow for the establishment of licensed facilities to dispense cannabis to state-qualified patients. The measure passed with two-thirds...
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June 5, 2013
06/05/2013
Man Gets 11 Pounds of Pot in Mail by Mistake

Man Gets 11 Pounds of Pot in Mail by Mistake

It sounds like a stoner’s dream, but it’s been a bit of a nightmare for a California man who recently got an unexpected FedEx delivery: 11 pounds...
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June 5, 2013
06/05/2013
Maine to Vote on Marijuana Legalization

Maine to Vote on Marijuana Legalization

Last week, advocates turned in double the amount of signatures required to place a marijuana legalization initiative on the ballot in Portland, Maine this year, making certification seem very...
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June 5, 2013
06/05/2013
Minorities Disproportionately Arrested in US for Marijuana

Minorities Disproportionately Arrested in US for Marijuana

The American Civil Liberties Union released a new report affirming NORML’s historic data that minorities are disproportionately arrested (and most certainly prosecuted and, worse, incarcerated) at a rate four times higher than whites for cannabis...
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June 5, 2013
06/05/2013
New York Assembly Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

New York Assembly Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

A bill to create a tightly-regulated medical marijuana program passed the New York Assembly Monday on a 95-38 vote. The bill now goes to the Senate, where...
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June 4, 2013
06/04/2013
Prospero’s Grow Week 11: About Time to Start Flushing

Prospero’s Grow Week 11: About Time to Start Flushing

It’s been a great experience growing cannabis in my apartment in Denver- the buds are starting to look great and are getting huge! It’s getting to be...
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