Marijuana Ad In The NYTs: All The News That’s Fit To Smoke

Sunday New York Times runs a paid marijuana ad.

NEW YORK:  Readers of the Sunday New York Times will have an added distraction to the crossword puzzle:  a paid advertisement for marijuana.  Surprised?  You shouldn’t be. On July 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law New York’s Compassionate Care Act, making the use of medicinal marijuana legal.  Conditions qualifying for legal purchase and use of Read the full article…

Study: Arrests For Marijuana Offenses Increasing In Many States

1) The American public no longer supports cannabis prohibition (58%

support legalization according to Gallup).

Former NORML director and Shenandoah University professor Jon Gettman, Ph.D has just published a comprehensive state-by-state analysis of cannabis arrests in the United States. The report highlights some upward trends in marijuana-related arrests, and lots of interesting charts that help activists, media, policy makers and general public know about the huge scope and expense of Read the full article…

Some Upset Over Pot Smokers On Vancouver Patio

A local restaurant and shop is pushing the legal envelope, by allowing customers to smoke pot in a designated spot on its patio.

WASHINGTON:  A local restaurant and shop is pushing the legal envelope, by allowing customers to smoke pot in a designated spot on its patio. The management at Mint Tea said they’ve had a cannabis-friendly tent set up for a while, and it’s become more popular now that legal retail marijuana is being sold just a Read the full article…

New York Times: Repeal Prohibition, Again

he federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana.

By THE  NYT EDITORIAL BOARD It took 13 years for the United States to come to its senses and end Prohibition, 13 years in which people kept drinking, otherwise law-abiding citizens became criminals and crime syndicates arose and flourished. It has been more than 40 years since Congress passed the current ban on marijuana, inflicting great Read the full article…

Marijuana Delivery Startups Are Ready. The U.S. Government Is Not.

With new laws regulating the medical marijuana industry in Washington set to pass on Friday, pot entrepreneurs are re-thinking their business plans.

WASHINGTON: Canary, a new startup that offers on-demand marijuana delivery, recently launched with the tagline “Prohibition is over.” The startup’s webpage advertises 24/7 availability for pot in Colorado and Washington, where state legislatures recently legalized the sale of recreational marijuana. The site teases a sleek, simple app for ordering, available for both iPhone and Android devices; knowledgeable Read the full article…

Olympia Hempfest Will Celebrate Marijuana Pride And Activism This Weekend

“It’s a good event if you’ve never been around cannabis or marijuana,” said McGregor, who owns the Green Monster Club collective garden in Tacoma. “There will be people who can educate you on the pros and cons.”

WASHINGTON: The annual Olympia Hempfest returns this weekend to celebrate all things cannabis. The free event runs 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Heritage Park in downtown Olympia. The buzz surrounding legal marijuana could boost attendance this year, said organizer Russell McGregor, who expects at least 2,000 people each day. “It’s a Read the full article…

Rand Paul Proposes Measure To Shield State Medical Marijuana Laws From Feds

A- Pot Politician

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday filed an amendment in the Senate that would protect states that implement medical marijuana laws, as well as patients and physicians in those states, from federal prosecution. Paul’s Amendment 3630, filed Thursday morning to Sen. John Walsh’s (D-Mont.) jobs bill being heard on the Senate floor, allows states to Read the full article…

The Fate Of Colorado’s Weed Industry Rests On These Chocolate Bars

In the new rules, the state has officially set the serving size of active THC in each edible marijuana item at 10 milligrams, and the maximum serving size of an individual edible marijuana product at 100 milligrams.

COLORADO:  Bob Eschino’s Denver-based company, Medically Correct, makes a line of tasty looking white- and dark-chocolate bars called Incredibles that come in flavors like cookie crumble and toffee. Each Hershey’s-size bar contains 100 milligrams of hash oil, which, if you ate the entire thing, would be equal to smoking about 10 joints. This is the last thing Read the full article…

Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Marijuana In The White House — Without Obama

More than two dozen weed advocates in the state donated their best products to be added to the gift bag for the rapper and his crew.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Weed isn’t this legal in D.C. yet. In an episode of his online show “GGN: The Double G News Network” that just went live, Snoop Dogg claimed he smoked Mary Jane in a White House bathroom. Though Mr. Dogg did not explicitly say so, the implication was that President Obama was not there when the rapper Read the full article…

Do 76 Percent Of Doctors Support The Use Of Medical Marijuana? PolitiFact Oregon

"Did you know...76 percent of doctors support the use of medical marijuana," reads the claim.

OREGON: An initiative proposing to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon appears headed for the November ballot. Signature verification by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office is continuing, but an extraordinary number of the more than 146,700 signatures gathered by New Approach Oregon would need to be tossed out for the group to fail to reach the 87,213 names needed. The Read the full article…