Hempfest 2015: This Protestival Just Keeps Getting Better

Representing MJ Headline News,  TwiceBakedinWA takes you behind the scenes at Seattle Hempfest 2015.

By TwicebakedinWA WASHINGTON:  Last weekend I attended the 24th annual Hempfest in Seattle on the waterfront of Myrtle Edwards Park. This was my third time attending the Protestival and I thoroughly enjoyed all three days there. While in the past years I have been a volunteer and attendee, this year I was there representing MJ Headline Read the full article…

The Opening Bell Sounds For The Oregon Marijuana Market

The Cannabis Creative Conference was new and different and the estimated attendance was twice what was expected.

By Tony Gallo OREGON:  On July 1, Oregon became the fourth state to legalize marijuana use, enabling adults to legally possess and grow limited amounts of cannabis for personal use. (Recreational sales begin October 1.) With the legalization, and even before, the industry in Oregon was ramping up to grow, and in the spirit of Read the full article…

5 Years On Weed

Pam Dyer is a cannabis cook and health and wellness coach

By TwiceBakedinWA WASHINGTON: I am going into my fifth year as a cannabis patient. What a ride it has been. When I was first going through the process of getting a legal doctor’s recommendation for medical cannabis I was dealing with scoliosis, severe pain, muscle spasms, migraines, depression, anxiety, low immunity, and digestive sensitivities. Actually, I Read the full article…

An Evening With Dr. Ethan Russo: The Terpene AfterBuzz

It was standing room only as 135 marijuana enthusiasts, growers, and business owners united on Vashon Island to hear Dr. Ethan Russo share his research on cannabis terpenes.

By TwicebakedinWA WASHINGTON:  On Tuesday I took a little adventure on a ferry over to Vashon Island for the monthly Vashon Island Marijuana Industry Alliance (VIMEA) Meetup. It was the second one that I have been to and it did not disappoint. The first time I went to one of their Meetups was last month Read the full article…

Shawn DeNae: The Exhausting Work of A Cannabis Business Advocate

It is past time for those who are thriving in the medical and recreational worlds to start contributing rather than continuing to rely on a small group of volunteer advocates to do the heavy lifting.

By Shawn DeNae Advocating for cannabis reform is energy consuming business.  I’m tired and I’m not alone. When I became involved in late 2010, I fed off the intense enthusiasm and passion of the cannabis community.  There was a huge push to get an medical marijuana bill passed and via a miracle, SB5073 passed both Read the full article…

Legalization: The Way To Stop Pot Problems?

many Marijuana advocates in Michigan are not satisfied and their approaches to forwarding their initiatives vary.

By Laura Chapman The arguments for and against the legalization of marijuana in the USA continue to rumble on. For every argument countered against it, more evidence seems to stack up that backs its approval. However, according to Professor Mark Kleiman, the majority of US citizens support the decriminalization of the drug. He states that Read the full article…

Drunken Sorority Sisters

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This is, by far, the worst crap, er, crop I’ve ever grown.  Stoopid spider mites come back every three days. I’ve hit them will sulfur, and organic sprays that won’t hurt the delicate THC crystals growing within. But still the yellow specks remain and all I want to do is take a high pressure hose to the Read the full article…

The Faces Of Activism: Kari Boiter

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By Tawnee Lynee Cowan WASHINGTON: Last year I found myself wanting to do more than sit behind my computer and gripe about the government. I wanted to become part of the voices that created the change we so desperately need in our world. So I joined protests against GMO’s. I joined rallies for patients rights Read the full article…

Book Review: “Cannabis for Capitalists: Production Horticulture Tools, Materials, Techniques & Resources”

An essential toolkit for growers and their staff's that promotes consistency and reduced risk. Targeted at production scale growers, smaller growers can benefit from these tools as well.

My editor handed me a book to review, but not a printed version, rather a thumb drive in a padded envelope. I was told that this USB unit has an expiration date, encouraging visions of a smoking time bomb after I insert it into my aging laptop. Speaking of smoke, ‘Cannabis for Capitalists’ really is Read the full article…

Saving Medical Cannabis In Washington State

We deserve the right to be proactive in maintaining and building health through the most effective healthy plant grown in the world today.

By Tawnee Cowan WASHINGTON:  The Washington State Legislature has returned to session, and with it so have we. We are the patients, and the support network that has gathered around the patients to help us get back to the business of living. We deserve the right to seek freedom from seizures, cancer, chronic pain, terminal Read the full article…