by Phillip Smith Ten years ago, Jamaica’s government-appointed National Commission on Ganja produced a report calling for marijuana decriminalization, which the Jamaican government, under pressure from the US, promptly forgot about. But now, the government of Prime Minister Bruce Golding has announced that it will again review those recommendations. According to the Associated Press, the decision was announced Monday in Kingston. Six cabinet ministers will review the 2001 report. That report, [Click Here To Continue Reading]
Categories: Health, Marijuana, Medical Marijuana, States Tags: Bruce Golding, Cabinet Ministers, Ganja, Jamaica Government, Jamaican Government, Kingston, Marijuana Decriminalization, Phillip Smith, Prime Minister
From medicalmarijuanablog.com Quite a while ago now we asked if any of you had used marijuana as a treatment for insomnia and, as usual, we had loads of responses. The one that touched us most, though, arrived fairly recently; with full consent of the writer, we reproduce it in full below: Im 15 yrs old. I hav always had trouble getting to sleep, mainly because my mind doesnt stop at [Click Here To Continue Reading]
By Steve Elliott of Toke of the Town Federal agents raided at least three properties in Oakland County, Michigan on Tuesday morning, with the raids apparently targeting medical marijuana operations. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents searched Caregivers of America, a medical marijuana dispensary in Walled Lake, a home in Commerce Township and an office building in Novi, at about 7 a.m., reports Elisa Anderson and Mike Brookbank at the Detroit [Click Here To Continue Reading]
Categories: Health, Marijuana, Medical Marijuana, States Tags: Brookbank, Commerce Township, Drug Enforcement Administration, Elisa, Federal Agents, Feds, Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Oakland County Michigan, Steve Elliott, Toke, Tuesday Morning, Walled Lake
By Scott Morgan Someone please help me understand what is soooo funny about the fact that marijuana increases appetite. Apparently, everyone else is having a blast with this and all I see is a tasteless cliché that gets older every time. Anyway, here we go again: It seems everyone’s a comedian when it comes to cannabis. Now a Washington legislator has added a joke pizza amendment to a bill which [Click Here To Continue Reading]
By Kristen Wyatt The nation’s first proposed state-backed investment bank for the marijuana business failed Tuesday after a fiery debate in the Colorado House. Democrats and Republicans fell on both sides of the argument over starting a fund to legitimize investment in marijuana research. The proposed Colorado Investment Trust was promoted as a way to allow pot shops to borrow money and bank. “This will legitimize this business, bring them [Click Here To Continue Reading]
Categories: Health, Marijuana, Medical Marijuana, States Tags: Colorado Investment, Democrats And Republicans, Fiery Debate, House Democrats, Investment Bank, Investment Fund, Investment Research, Investment Trust, Kristen, Marijuana Research, Money, Pot, State Bank
By Molly Rosebach House lawmakers approved a bill Monday to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries and give greater legal protection to patients with a prescription for cannabis. The bill, originally sponsored by Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle, aims to bring medical marijuana dispensaries out of the legal gray area in which they operate under current law. It establishes a licensing process for cannabis producers and sets up regulations for dispensaries, including a [Click Here To Continue Reading]
The feds are here, and they are making their presence known. In March alone, the DEA raided 26 medical cannabis facilities in Montana, two licensed dispensaries in California, and a doctor’s clinic in Michigan. We need to fight back and prepare for our response as a movement to future raids – and unfortunately the DEA has shown it’s just a matter of time. ASA’s Emergency Raid Response program prepares patients, [Click Here To Continue Reading]
By Steve Elliott of Toke of the Town A $5,000 donation to the Fresno Police Activities League — which would have helped troubled kids — has been returned. The cops say they don’t want the money because it’s from a medical marijuana dispensary. The donation was presented to the police department Wednesday morning by the owners of Buds 4 Life, but by Thursday the check was sent back, according to [Click Here To Continue Reading]
Categories: Health, Marijuana, Medical Marijuana, States Tags: Buds, Cops, Fresno Police, Medical Marijuana Dispensary, Money, Police Activities League, Police Department, Pot, Steve Elliott, Toke, Troubled Kids, Wednesday Morning
The seminar is taking place on the second floor of the Dampkring’s forward-looking modern branch, whose decor tends toward diamond plate and brushed steel, in deliberate disdain, the owner tells me, for the hippy-shit aesthetics, smoke-browned Hendrix posters, and Jamaican tricolor of the last-gen Amsterdam dope joint. Despite the ineradicable skunk’s-tail perfume leaching from the Sheetrock, the shop this morning is a pretty faithful imitation of a high school classroom—from the distracted bespectacled lecturer (a representative from a nonprofit drug-counseling agency) futzing with the overhead projector to the two icily pretty cheerleader types giggling in malicious-sounding Dutch while stocking their desktops with schoolgirl tackle (moisturizer, makeup, chocolates, tissue packets) to the rearmost dunce row, where I’ve been quarantined with my translator, who told me to call him Harry Resin. A merry Canadian in his midthirties who has lived in Amsterdam for the past decade or so, Harry was drafted into translation detail by Dampkring management and is not delighted about it. “I haven’t been up this early in years,” he says.
Harry, who formerly ran a seed business and now spends his days as a cannabis-policy gadfly, is also unhappy because we’re forbidden to get high during class. On a typical day, Harry likes to spark a joint the size of a cornucopia shortly after getting out of bed and to spark another one every fifteen minutes or so until it’s time to go to sleep at night. By his own account, Harry smokes ten to fourteen ounces per month (in the neighborhood of $5,000 worth if he were paying retail, which he does not). So, thwarted for the next few hours, Harry impatiently rolls one hefty spliff of G13-Amnesia Haze after another, lining them up on his desk in anticipation of the noontime lunch break.
Our instructor opens the session with the gentle question “How does it feel to work in a coffee shop?” Contrary to my conception of Holland as a freethinking sort of nation where it’s no more fraught to suck a public bongload than an after-dinner mint, a number of people confess feeling a sense of vague disgrace at working in the industry.
“I guess I’m sort of a source of shame for my family,” says one dealer (as the hash-bar staffers are known).
“I don’t tell people,” says a cheerleader. “I just say I work in hospitality.”
“I say the same thing,” offers Dampkring owner Paul Wilhelm, whose unflagging smirk and mirthfully squinted eyes give him the look of a man trapped in a mild and hilarious g-force machine. “It used to be cannabis was nothing; it was spinach. These days, if you say you own a coffee shop, people think you’re a criminal.”
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Stoners’ Delight is a new cookbook for marijuana lovers. It’s full of great recipes for any cannabis kitchen. This is the perfect introduction to cooking your own edibles. Imagine enjoying THC infused into everything from, hot teas and chocolate to cupcakes.
“From a breakfast of Space Muffins to Cannabis Cupcakes with lunch and after-dinner Hash Brownies, here’s how to fill your day with stoner snacks, teas, hot chocolates and cocktails that are easy to make and perfect for sharing. Complete with simple instructions and info on how to adapt each delicious recipe for different strains and situations.” – UrbanOutfitters.com
You can find this book on Amazon and UrbanOutfitters.com. I’d suggest looking for this book wherever you like buying books.