Vancouver’s Marijuana Museum Is Cashed Out

Denver health officials say they are holding marijuana products that show pesticides the state says cannot be used on cannabis.

CANADA:  Puff, puff, pass: Vancouver’s very own homage to the art and history of pot has closed up shop. The Herb Museum, located in the B.C. Marijuana Party building on West Hastings–”in the famous Pot Block of ‘Vansterdam’” as they describe–has opted to pack it in to make room for a seed sanctuary. Launched a Read the full article…

Officially history: First Marijuana Bought In Seattle Donated To MOHAI

This is the kind of stuff that history is made of,” said Leonard Garfield, MOHAI’s executive director, “and we’re very honored to receive it and to share it with the community.”

WASHINGTON: When the curator at MOHAI put on purple latex gloves to handle the marijuana and other paraphernalia surrounding the first sale of legal weed in Seattle, that marked the last time anyone would handle these object with bare hands because they are the artifacts of history and will be preserved in perpetuity. The state-licensed marijuana Read the full article…

Roger Roffman Chronicles Society’s Long Struggle With Pot In ‘Marijuana Nation’

When serving on the board that conducted that soldier’s court martial, I argued imprisonment would be excessive given the context. I was outvoted, he went to jail for four months, and the injustice of that penalty troubled me.

WASHINGTON:  Roger Roffman is a UW professor emeritus of social work who has studied marijuana dependence interventions for 30 years, and was a sponsor of Initiative 502, which legalized recreational marijuana in Washington. He answered a few questions about his new book, “Marijuana Nation: One Man’s Chronicle of America Getting High: From Vietnam to Legalization.” Q: Read the full article…