San Francisco Forms Legal Cannabis Task Force

San Francisco's Examiner reports Dec. 14 that city authorities, in anticipation that California voters will legalize recreational cannabis use next year, are assembling a body to propose regulations for the industry. The newly created entity will be called the Cannabis State Legalization Task Force. The body will advise the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Last week, the board's Rules Committee selected 11 people to serve on the body, with Read entire story

Oregon Hemp Farmers Asking For Legislative Help

A newly-formed group of hemp farming advocates will ask state lawmakers to loosen regulations holding back Oregon’s hemp industry. The Oregon Industrial Hemp Farmers Association plans to lobby hemp-friendly legislators to fix issues that the state’s nine hemp farmers faced during the first growing season this year, the Bend Bulletin reported. “Right now, the biggest changes to the legislation that we need is regarding greenhouses and propagation Read entire story

San Francisco Prepares For Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana

Expecting California voters will legalize recreational marijuana use next year, San Francisco is assembling a task force to propose regulations for the industry, addressing everything from drug potency to where pot businesses can locate. Cancer survivors, those living with HIV, business owners and medical marijuana dispensary operators were among the 48 applicants vying for 14 seats on the newly created Cannabis State Legalization Task Force. The Read entire story

Oregon proposes higher medical marijuana fees – OregonLive.com

OregonLive.comOregon proposes higher medical marijuana feesOregonLive.comMedical marijuana growers would be subject to a $200 annual fee for every patient they grow for under a proposal being considered by the Oregon Health Authority. Medical marijuana growers in Oregon can grow cannabis for up to four patients.OR proposes fee hike for medical marijuana growersKOIN.comOregon proposes hike in fees for medical marijuana growersKOMO NewsState Read entire story

Michigan medical marijuana dispensary bills not dead, but not going anywhere … – MLive.com

MLive.comMichigan medical marijuana dispensary bills not dead, but not going anywhere ...MLive.comLANSING, MI — An evolving proposal to allow regulated medical marijuana dispensaries and related businesses is unlikely to move this year in the Michigan Senate despite an ongoing push from supporters. Sen. Rick Jones, who chairs the Senate Judiciary ...Disagreement over push for stronger medical marijuana regulationsFox17Bipartisan effort underway Read entire story

Effective grassroots advocacy gave a 51-year old mother and grandmother a chance to survive

Norman Smith died from inoperable liver cancer in 2011, after he was dropped from the organ transplant list for using legal medical cannabis to treat his debilitating symptoms. His tragic story and tireless advocacy for patients’ rights inspired members of Americans for Safe Access (ASA) to stand up for medical cannabis patients and demand legal protection. That work paid off when California Governor Jerry Brown signed the ASA-sponsored Medical Read entire story

ICCI will foster evidence-based exploration with a modern scientific approach to medical cannabis

Today members of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), KOPAC and Dioscorides Global Holdings (DGH) were joined by the Minister of Health for the Czech Republic, Svatopluk Němeček to to announce the establishment of a new research center, the International Cannabis and Cannabinoid Institute (ICCI) – intended to foster evidence-based exploration with a modern scientific approach to refine the therapeutic applicability of cannabis-based medicines in the Read entire story

As Canada Moves to Legalize Marijuana, U.S. Hope for Legalization Remains a … – Motley Fool

Motley FoolAs Canada Moves to Legalize Marijuana, U.S. Hope for Legalization Remains a ...Motley FoolUnderstandably, it won't be a free-for-all; there will still be restrictions on access to recreational marijuana. However, Canada appears poised to become the first G7 nation (a group of seven leading global countries) to legalize marijuana in the ...San Francisco prepares for legalization of recreational marijuana useSan Francisco ExaminerSan Read entire story

Marijuana Legalization: Kentucky Tries Again With ‘Cannabis Freedom Act’ – The Inquisitr

The InquisitrMarijuana Legalization: Kentucky Tries Again With 'Cannabis Freedom Act'The InquisitrWill Kentucky become the next Colorado or Washington and gather millions of dollars in sales for legalizing marijuana? Colorado and Washington have found success with legalizing marijuana for recreational use, and now it appears that Kentucky is ...KY Senator files "Cannabis Freedom Act" rolling medicinal and recreational use Read entire story

Pittsburgh to Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana

While Pennsylvania patients and activists struggle with the state legislature to get a viable medical marijuana bill introduced, one local government will consider removing criminal penalties for possession. Associated Press reports: Councilman Daniel Lavelle (PHOTO: Hadley Pratt) [Pittsburgh] City Councilman Daniel Lavelle is expected to introduce legislation on Tuesday. It would give city police the ability to fine people found to be in Read entire story

Shooting victim was allegedly growing marijuana on suspect’s property – The Tribune

The TribuneShooting victim was allegedly growing marijuana on suspect's propertyThe TribuneA deadly shooting that led to a nine-hour standoff was related to a marijuana-growing operation, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office said Friday. Nicole Honait Luxor, 61, of Paso Robles has been charged with one count of premeditated murder and ... (c) marijuana growing - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Mexico grants first marijuana permits for growing and possession – The Guardian

The GuardianMexico grants first marijuana permits for growing and possessionThe GuardianThe court ruled that growing and consuming marijuana is covered under the right of “free development of personality”. President Enrique Peña Nieto has repeatedly said he opposes legalization, as do a majority of Mexicans surveyed in recent polls.Mexico issues first permits for growing and possessing marijuanaCBS NewsFirst marijuana growing and consumption Read entire story

AK 47 XTRM Feminized Growing Tips and Review

The Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds have been relentlessly searching for so many years for the ultimate AK 47 strain. Because of the high demand for the best version of the AK 47 strain, Amsterdam Marijuana Seeds’ very own Master Breeder, Relaximo gave in to the challenge and produced probably the world’s best adaptation of the original AK 47. The AK 47 strain was simply crossbred with the world famous White Widow XTRM strain which gave way to the AK Read entire story

How Far Away is Marijuana Odor Detectable

Growing marijuana can be done both outdoors and indoors depending on the strain. Legalities concerning its growth must be considered. Keeping them away from the prying eye of neighbors and authorities is of importance. Growing them inconspicuously should be thought of not setting aside the quality of the yield. Knowing if there is marijuana in the place is something that humans cannot discern automatically. Senses fail us and we have to rely on Read entire story

What Is The Best Way To Store Pot?

Storing medicinal quality marijuana correctly keeps it fresher longer. It’s up to you to protect your precious pot from natural enemies, such as mold, humidity and exposure to light. (c) High Times - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Open House Festivities for New Marijuana Dispensary

Deerfield's Greenhouse Medical Cannabis Dispensary mixed business with fun in its public debut Saturday. It was the lone opportunity for anyone without a state-issued medical marijuana registry identification card to visit Greenhouse, deep in a Pfingsten Road office park on the border of Lake and Cook counties. Refreshments, raffle prizes and other businesses such as holistic fitness were part of Greenhouse's festivities, which drew a Read entire story

When it Comes to Marijuana Reform, Canadians Simply Can’t Afford to Wait

"We will legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana." This was one of Justin Trudeau's campaign promises and a stance, as poll after poll confirms, that is widely supported by Canadians. This promise was once again repeated in last week's Speech from the Throne, entitled, interestingly enough, "Making real change happen." The government, however, appears to be moving slowly on this particular pledge. During the campaign, Read entire story

Plant Of The Month – November 2015

Congratulations to our member Rifleman on growing the 420 Magazine Plant Of The Month! You have shown substantial gardening skill and have produced a beautiful plant! From the garden of Rifleman comes Bubble Kush Automatic: Rifleman has won some amazing prizes from 420 Magazine and our Sponsors. From 420 Magazine: “Plant of the Month” title 420 Rep points 420 Magazine T-Shirt 420 Magazine Stickers 420 Magazine Nug Jar From Sierra Read entire story

Canada’s New Government Repeats Promise To Legalize Marijuana

Canada’s new Liberal government has repeated its pledge to legalize marijuana in a speech outlining its agenda as parliament resumes after the 19 October election. A speech delivered by governor general David Johnston reiterated new prime minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to legalize and regulate the recreational use of marijuana. It is a position Trudeau has held since becoming leader of the Liberal party in 2013. However, for the first time, the Read entire story