February 15, 2013
02/15/2013
Synthetic Marijuana Linked to Kidney Damage

Synthetic Marijuana Linked to Kidney Damage

Kidney damage is now among the growing list of serious health effects associated with using synthetic marijuana (aka: Spice, Spice Gold, and K2). Let’s use common sense and...
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February 15, 2013
02/15/2013
Bloomberg: No More Jail Stays for Minor NYC Marijuana Busts

Bloomberg: No More Jail Stays for Minor NYC Marijuana Busts

In his final state of the city address Thursday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that people caught with small amounts of marijuana in the city will no...
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February 15, 2013
02/15/2013
CNN Video – Stoned Drivers Test Skills

CNN Video – Stoned Drivers Test Skills

A new CNN video shows how marijuana affects the driving skills of three different stoned drivers. The levels of active THC in the subjects blood were also...
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February 15, 2013
02/15/2013
Legal Pot Boosts Tourism Revenue

Legal Pot Boosts Tourism Revenue

Even without retail stores for legal recreational marijuana, many Canadians have already begun taking their vacations in Washington and Colorado. This influx of tourism is due to...
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February 15, 2013
02/15/2013
Legalization Foes Come Out Swinging Against Marijuana

Legalization Foes Come Out Swinging Against Marijuana

Two states have already legalized marijuana, bills to do the same have been or will be filed in a half-dozen more this year, a federal bill to...
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February 15, 2013
02/15/2013
Arizona Court: You Don’t Have to Be High to Get a DUI

Arizona Court: You Don’t Have to Be High to Get a DUI

An Arizona appeals court has ruled that marijuana users don’t need to be actually impaired to be successfully prosecuted for driving under the influence. The common sense-defying...
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February 15, 2013
02/15/2013
Medical Marijuana Update (2013.02.14)

Medical Marijuana Update (2013.02.14)

What? Nothing happened in California? It’s a rare week, but the quiet in the Golden State is being made up for by action in state legislatures around...
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February 14, 2013
02/14/2013
Great Music While High: Tame Impala and Psychedelic Rock

Great Music While High: Tame Impala and Psychedelic Rock

Music, much like another favorite vice, is something that can change the perspective of the user. A good bowl will take your troubles away just the same...
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February 14, 2013
02/14/2013
450 People Attend I-502 Public Marijuana Forum in Spokane, WA

450 People Attend I-502 Public Marijuana Forum in Spokane, WA

Washington’s Liquor Control Board held a public marijuana forum in Spokane on Tuesday, to get input on regulating the production and sale of marijuana in the state....
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February 14, 2013
02/14/2013
New Gifts from StoptheDrugWar with Donations of $15 or More

New Gifts from StoptheDrugWar with Donations of $15 or More

Dear friend of StoptheDrugWar.org: We are pleased to launch a new membership offer — and continue several older but good ones — for supporters making donations of $15...
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February 14, 2013
02/14/2013
Hawaii Marijuana Legalization Bill Dies

Hawaii Marijuana Legalization Bill Dies

A bill that would have legalized marijuana died in the state legislature Tuesday. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Karl Rhoads told the Associated Press he decided to kill it after...
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February 14, 2013
02/14/2013
Bill Maher to Conan: ‘I’m Gay for Marijuana’

Bill Maher to Conan: ‘I’m Gay for Marijuana’

Tuesday night on Conan O’Brien’s TBS show “Conan,” the host welcomed Bill Maher, host of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” for a discussion that included notes on...
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February 14, 2013
02/14/2013
South Dakota Bill to Reduce Marijuana Penalties Killed

South Dakota Bill to Reduce Marijuana Penalties Killed

A bill that would have lowered the maximum penalty for possession of two ounces of marijuana or less was killed Tuesday in a Senate committee. It died...
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February 14, 2013
02/14/2013
Nearly 80% of New Hampshire Adults Support Medical Marijuana

Nearly 80% of New Hampshire Adults Support Medical Marijuana

Seventy-nine percent (79%) of New Hampshire adults support allowing doctors to recommend marijuana for patients suffering from serious illnesses, according to the Granite State Poll sponsored by...
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February 14, 2013
02/14/2013
Rhode Island Lawmaker: Legalize Marijuana to ‘Reduce Crime’ and ‘Weaken Gangs’

Rhode Island Lawmaker: Legalize Marijuana to ‘Reduce Crime’ and ‘Weaken Gangs’

Following last year’s successful effort to decriminalize marijuana in Rhode Island, advocates in the state legislature now have their eyes on the biggest prize in drug reform:...
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February 14, 2013
02/14/2013
Support Our POWs During this Year’s Medical Marijuana Week

Support Our POWs During this Year’s Medical Marijuana Week

Every year during medical marijuana week, I like to sit down and consider what I’m thankful about in the medical cannabis movement. After such a turbulent year...
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February 14, 2013
02/14/2013
Massachusetts to Seek Public Input on Medical Marijuana

Massachusetts to Seek Public Input on Medical Marijuana

Massachusetts public health officials are set to begin a series of ‘‘listening sessions’’ to get input from the public, as they develop regulations for medical marijuana.
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February 14, 2013
02/14/2013
This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories (2013.02.13)

This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories (2013.02.13)

A major police corruption bust in the Atlanta metro area, an Alabama deputy keeps the goodies he got doing drug buys, and an Ohio officer cops to...
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February 13, 2013
02/13/2013
RhinoGrow LED Grow Light Comparison – Conclusion

RhinoGrow LED Grow Light Comparison – Conclusion

The results are in: The HPS weighed in heavier, potency was identical, but color and flavor were better from the RhinoGrow. In part 1 of our series comparing the...
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February 13, 2013
02/13/2013
Drug Czar: Feds Will Target Marijuana Suppliers in CO and WA

Drug Czar: Feds Will Target Marijuana Suppliers in CO and WA

Gil Kerlikowske, the U.S. drug czar, told a Canadian magazine that federal prosecutors will target recreational marijuana suppliers and growers, even in states that have legalized marijuana....
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