Wikileaf: The Priceline of Pot?

Wikileaf, a comparison-shopping website for medical marijuana, is changing how people buy their pot while saving them time and money. (c) High Times - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Nug of the Month – August 2015

Congratulations to our community member HealingKronic on growing the 420 Magazine Nug Of The Month! You have shown outstanding skills in producing such a beautiful bud and we thank you for sharing it with us! From HealingKronic ‘s private reserve comes a beautiful Purple Erkle: HealingKronic has won some amazing prizes from 420 Magazine and our Sponsors! From 420 Magazine: “Nug of the Month” title 420 Rep points 420 Magazine Read entire story

Plant of the Month – August 2015

Congratulations to our member Atrain 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 Atrain comes an Autoflowering Royal Haze: Atrain 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

Acid Casualty a Myth: No Link Found Between Psychedelics and Psychosis (Study)

By VLAD - Third Monk Data from population surveys in the United States challenge public fears that psychedelic drugs such as LSD can lead to psychosis and other mental-health conditions and to increased risk of suicide, two studies have found. In the first study, clinical psychologists Pål-Ørjan Johansen and Teri Suzanne Krebs, both at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, scoured data from the US National Survey on Read entire story

Sauna Use Can Improve Endurance, Strength, and Mental Functions – Dr. Rhonda Patrick (Video)

By JAMES HSU - Third Monk Acclimating your body to heat stress by intermittent whole-body hyperthermia via sauna use (“hyperthermic conditioning”) has been shown to: Enhance Endurance by: Increasing nutrient delivery to muscles thereby reducing the depletion of glycogen stores. Reducing heart rate and reducing core temperature during workload. Increase muscle growth by preventing protein degradation through the following three means: Induction Read entire story

Marijuana dispensary opens in Brockton – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeMarijuana dispensary opens in BrocktonBoston GlobeBROCKTON — The state's second medical marijuana dispensary opened Friday morning, receiving what its president described as brisk but orderly business. “Overall, our patients are very happy today,” said David B. Noble, president of In Good Health, ...Brockton medical marijuana dispensary does brisk business on first dayWCVB BostonBrisk business at Brockton medical marijuana Read entire story

Medical marijuana: What are the rules? – Albany Times Union

Albany Times UnionMedical marijuana: What are the rules?Albany Times UnionAfter waiting in line for hours at a booth during a medical marijuana convention in San Francisco, Jeff Harrington needed only a two-minute consultation and a written recommendation to become a medical marijuana patient in California. He now can ... (c) medical marijuana - Google News - Read entire story here. Read entire story

Washington Medical Marijuana Law – Leave It Alone Please!

At a time when many states are legalizing medical marijuana or considering doing so, Washington state medical marijuana law is under siege and in the cross hairs. This is a direct assault by the new recreational marijuana industry. The charge is being led by Martin Tobias, a former Microsoft executive  who has ambitions to control 15% of Washington’s recreational marijuana through South Fork Business Park in Raymond, Wash. Money is flowing Read entire story

Medical Marijuana In Wa State Overhauled

Well they have finally done it. Washington State’s medical marijuana was overhauled and merged with the state’s recreational marijuana program. A big win for the state’s marijuana retail shops and a royal shafting for Washington State medical marijuana patients. As usual big money talks and a bill sponsored by Sen Ann Rivers has passed through the house and senate on to Gov Inslee’s desk. We reported on this bill and why Read entire story

Recent Kidnapping May be Related to Illegal Santa Rosa Marijuana Cultivation and Sales

Recent kidnapping may be related to illegal Santa Rosa marijuana cultivation and sales. Two men have been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a Santa Rosa man on March 10, 2015. According to a New York Daily News article, a local Santa Rosa man was abducted from the front yard of his home and stuffed into the trunk of a car. The alleged kidnappers drove the man 150 miles to Modesto California where, before being able to collect on a ransom Read entire story

Court Challenge to Clearlake Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ban

Court challenge to Clearlake medical marijuana cultivation ban. A March 19, 2015 California NORML article discuses a California NORML supported lawsuit against a ban on medical marijuana cultivation enacted in Clearlake California. The case is being filed in Lake County Superior Court on behalf of several Clearlake residents who use medical marijuana to treat the pain from chemotherapy and radiation treatments, neuropathy from fibromyalgia, and Read entire story

3 Places to Possibly Score Weed While on Vacation

Have you ever been on vacation in a state that doesn’t permit the recreational consumption of weed with a serious need to score a sack? Well, as unfortunate as that may be, we’ve listed a few ideas that may aid in that particular situation. But if you get caught, don’t call us for bail money! We don’t know you 3. The Valet– Sure, you can try to grab something off the hotel concierge- but that can turn into an Read entire story

New Medical Marijuana Manufacturing Guidelines Issued by National Herbal Medicine Industry Group

Botanical medicine standards released as Colorado medical marijuana business sees first product recall in U.S. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) released its long-awaited medical marijuana manufacturing guidelines today, completing its compendium of industry standards which include regulatory recommendations for cannabis from seed to sale. The AHPA manufacturing guidelines come as licensed Colorado business "At Read entire story

Eaze Launches First Available On-Demand Medical Marijuana Delivery Service

New Healthcare-Delivery Technology Automates Patient Verification and Caregiver Dispatch to Hand Deliver Medicine to San Francisco Patients in 10 Minutes on Average  SAN FRANCISCO -- Earlier this week, Eaze announced a new on-demand healthcare delivery service that enables patients to access medical marijuana easily, quickly and professionally via mobile device. Services are available now for patients in San Francisco. Eaze delivers medicine to Read entire story

The Science of Medical Marijuana

Last month Americans for Safe Access launched The Truth About Medical Marijuana educational series. When we started to put together the series we had to ask ourselves what was the most important topics we could cover. Trying to pick a logical first conversation we made the science of medical marijuana the subject of the first workshop. Most people support medical marijuana and but few seem to understand the underlying science. This is a real Read entire story

ASA to Work with Regulators to Ensure Highest Level of Industry Compliance

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) has been selected to provide training for compliance inspectors operating under the authority of the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. The auditors are charged with ensuring members of the state’s new medical cannabis industry comply with all applicable regulations, which were finalized by the Commission in August.  In addition to developing its own rigorous compliance protocols, Maryland has Read entire story

Michigan Medical Marijuana Review Panel Denies Overwhelming Research Proving Cannabis is a Medicine

Residents in Michigan may submit medical conditions to LARA in order for the Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panel to review whether there is ample evidence that cannabis may have palliative relief in the treatment of that condition. It is the voter’s intent to protect those with debilitating medical conditions that may receive palliative relief from cannabis. When the panel is provided sufficient evidence it is their mandate to ensure that new Read entire story

Experts and Families Demand Legal Protection With Cannabis for Autism

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Review Panel voted 4-2 in favor of a petition calling for the addition of autism to the list of qualifying conditions allowing for a medical marijuana license under the MMMA. This was a tremendous victory for the families and experts that have supported this effort for the past two years. However, the final decision whether to approve or deny the petition is left to the director of LARA, the agency tasked with Read entire story

Cannabis policies in the Netherlands, what went wrong?

ENCOD BULLETIN ON DRUG POLICIES IN EUROPE AUGUST 2012 The last major change in Dutch drug policy was in 1976, when new legislation established a distinction between soft and hard drugs, and decriminalised possession and sales of small amounts of cannabis by and to adults. At first cannabis only became available on special occasions and in popular youth centres like Paradiso and the Milky Way in Amsterdam. Later, cannabis promotors understood that Read entire story