Michigan marijuana legalization group extending petition drive, challenging … – MLive.com

MLive.comMichigan marijuana legalization group extending petition drive, challenging ...MLive.comLANSING, MI — A group seeking to put a marijuana legalization proposal on Michigan's 2016 ballot plans to blow by an initial 180-day window for collecting signatures and continue its petition drive into the New Year. "We didn't use paid circulators ... (c) marijuana legalization - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Sean Parker’s Marijuana Legalization Proposal in California Takes Center Stage – Billboard

Yahoo NewsSean Parker's Marijuana Legalization Proposal in California Takes Center StageBillboardWhether it's founding Napster, guiding Facebook or investing in Spotify, Sean Parker has developed a reputation for pushing change forward, and now he's at the forefront of California's marijuana legalization movement. This week a competing proposal ...California tech billionaire's marijuana legalization measure wins key Read entire story

Alaska Regulators to Allow On-site Consumption in Some Marijuana Retail Stores

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board voted on Friday to create a class of retail marijuana license that will allow onsite consumption. This is an important decision that benefits adult consumers, those who will be licensed to provide to them, and the communities that want to regulate use. Despite clear language contained in Measure 2, some state staff members had advised the board that it could not authorize retail licenses to allow onsite Read entire story

Delaware to Increase Patient Access Next Year

On December 2, the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services issued a request for proposals for two new medical marijuana compassion centers, one in Sussex and another in Kent County. The announcement comes six months after the state’s first center opened in Wilmington in June. The new dispensaries are scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. The addition of two centers will help to better meet the needs of Delaware patients and will reduce Read entire story

State commission rejects calls for growing medical marijuana in Georgia – Forsyth County News Online

Forsyth County News OnlineState commission rejects calls for growing medical marijuana in GeorgiaForsyth County News OnlineGAINESVILLE — A state commission is backing Gov. Nathan Deal in refusing to support the cultivation and distribution of marijuana in Georgia for medicinal use. “There's no appetite for cultivation,” said state Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, a ...State panel votes no to growing cannabis in Ga.13WMAZBaptist group in Read entire story

Florida man growing marijuana panics, turns himself in after hearing unrelated … – Fox 59

Fox 59Florida man growing marijuana panics, turns himself in after hearing unrelated ...Fox 59EDGEWATER, Fla. (Dec. 10, 2015) — A man who authorities say was growing marijuana in a central Florida storage unit panicked when he heard a police helicopter hovering nearby and called 911 to surrender. The problem? Edgewater police officers were ...Man hears unrelated police activity, turns himself in for allegedly growing ...Orlando SentinelPolice Read entire story

Cannabis and Terpenes

Terpenes are quite the hot topic in the cannabis world at present. What are they and how do they relate to your favorite smoke? What are Terpenes? Terpenes are a class of organic hydrocarbons produced by plants - we detect them with our sense of smell. Our sense of smell is directly linked to the part of the brain responsible for processing emotions. A particular smell can catapult you back to a nostalgic moment or emotion you may have had as a Read entire story

Top 5 Christmas Celebration Ideas with Marijuana

Are you spending Christmas with your friends and want to spend it with your favorite herb? Just plainly smoking won’t just cut it. You can do more things with marijuana during the holidays that will surely make it more memorable. In order to help you think about how to spend Christmas with a splice of marijuana, here are some suggestions that you can do. Give your friends simple and useful gifts such as vaporizers Instead of giving other things, Read entire story

How Much Light is Too Much in your Marijuana

Light is an essential factor in growing plants, without its presence plants will just wither and die. In the process called photosynthesis which takes place primarily in, light is converted into chemical energy. The energy converted is used so that carbohydrates such as sugars are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water. This process is taken into consideration when growing Marijuana plants. The Importance of Light in Growing Cannabis: The Read entire story

Vermont Medical School Delves into Marijuana Science

As more states allow for the use of medical marijuana, the University of Vermont is offering a course in the science of the drug — and the professors say they are challenged by a lack of research on what has long been a taboo topic. Other institutions have offered classes in marijuana law and policy, but the university's medical school is likely the country's first to offer a full course on medical cannabis, according to the Association of Read entire story

4 Winter Cannabis Cocktails

Whether you're interested in replacing alcohol or just supplementing it, these cannabis cocktails use a variety of infusion methods to blend with several different warm drinks full of spicy winter flavors. All of these drinks will elevate your mood while helping cozy vibrations spread through your body. Invite your friends over for a holiday party they're sure to forget, after they've had one or two of these cannabis cocktails! Cream-based Read entire story

Why You Should Be Adding Hemp To Your Diet

When I think of hemp, that cult hand cream from The Body Shop everyone had in their lockers in high school comes to mind. It was stinky, but pretty good at moisturizing super dry hands. And, it had the ‘cool’ stamp of approval since it contained hemp, something that made it feel illicit. The confusion between hemp and cannabis (or marijuana) is pretty common. Unlike the drug, which contains high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other Read entire story

Legal Marijuana May Become A Reality In California Next Year

In the 1990’s, California’s decision to legalize medical marijuana put it at the forefront of pro-pot policy. However, California’s failure to pass recreational marijuana legislation in 2010 led to it taking a backseat to other states when it comes to reforming recreational marijuana laws. Today, four states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational pot and the experiences in those states, including Read entire story

Advocates share their support for using medical marijuana – Lexington Herald Leader

VICEAdvocates share their support for using medical marijuanaLexington Herald LeaderThe Columbia Missourian (http://bit.ly/1LYHo7F ) reports that twenty-three states have medical marijuana programs, and the issue is surfacing in Missouri. Two competing proposals are already vying to get on the November 2016 ballot, with lawmakers ...The Medical Marijuana Business Is Budding in QuebecVICEPanel Rejects Growth of Medical Marijuana in GeorgiaWTVCGa. Read entire story

5 organizations post bond for medical marijuana license – WJXT Jacksonville

WJXT Jacksonville5 organizations post bond for medical marijuana licenseWJXT JacksonvilleTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - One of Florida's soon-to-be medical marijuana purveyors used a helicopter and a landing at a golf course to squeak in minutes before a 5 p.m. deadline Wednesday to prove he had nailed down a requisite $5 million bond. Bruce Knox ...Pot copter saves the day for nurseryTampa Bay Business Journal (blog)all 11 news articles » (c) Read entire story

Cannabis Comedy with Ralphie May

For this installment of Cannabis Comedy we’re checking out a highlarious clip from fellow weed worshiper and funny man Ralphie May where he discusses what it would be like to puff the sticky stuff with the fictional character Jesus. So, let’s break it up, pack it up, light it up and bong along with Ralphie May and The 420 Times for your 4:20. Toke on and stay lifted! (c) The 420 Times - Read entire story here. Read entire story

DEA Chief Shows Yet Again He Has No Clue About Marijuana

DEA Chief Administrator Chuck Rosenberg has once again managed to stick his foot in his mouth about cannabis. Earlier this week, Rosenberg stated that the notion of patients finding therapeutic relief from cannabis bothered him, going on to say "don't call it medicine -- that is a joke."  The statement comes just a couple of months after the newly appointed DEA chief admitted that he was "not an expert" on marijuana, and had difficulty stating Read entire story

Senate Approves Veterans Medical Cannabis Access, but ‘Gag Order’ Remains in Effect

On Tuesday, the Senate approved the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2016 which contained the Veterans Equal Access Amendment. If signed into law, the amendment would forbid the Veterans Administration from punishing V.A. doctors who write medical cannabis recommendations in states where it is legal to do so. However, the current "gag order" policy forbidding V.A. Read entire story

Study: Vaporizing Marijuana May Prevent Tobacco/Nicotine Dependence

In this letter to the editor/review published in Addiction in November 2015, the authors briefly discuss the available evidence suggesting that vaporizing cannabis, as opposed to smoking it, may reduce the chances that cannabis users will develop a tobacco/nicotine dependence. They also call for increased research into this safer deliver method, commonly known as “vaping.” What is Vaporization? Given the current available and Read entire story

Green Medicine: New Documentary Highlights Chile’s Medical Cannabis Revolution

A new documentary follows the extraordinary journey of the Daya Foundation, a group which made international headlines in 2014 by becoming Latin America’s first legal medical cannabis plantation. Green Medicine: Chile’s Medical Cannabis Revolution had its premiere at Expo Weed in Santiago in November and is released online to the world on December 15th. In September 2014 the Daya Foundation, a Chilean charity, received Government Read entire story