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Top 10 Marijuana Highlights From 2011

The Marijuana Policy Project released its top ten positive developments on the marijuana front for 2011.  I’ll try to summarize or you can find the entire article here: The Huffington Post: Top 10 Marijuana Highlights from 2011.

  1. Obama and Congress did away with Clinton’s National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign.
  2. A bill allowing states to determine their own marijuana policies (not just medical) was introduced in Congress. Twenty-one House members currently support this bill.
  3. Public support for the legalization of marijuana has reached an all-time high, finally reaching 50 percent.
  4. Delaware legalized medical marijuana.
  5. Maryland and Vermont improved their medical marijuana laws.
  6. Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico and D.C. implemented and/or expanded their medical marijuana laws.
  7. Arkansas and Connecticut lowered their penalties for possession of marijuana.
  8. World leaders, including Kofi Annan, George Schulz and President Carter, spoke out in favor of decriminalization of marijuana.
  9. Republican Congressman Ron Paul, running for presidential nomination, continually attacked the US war on drugs.
  10. Governors asked the feds to reschedule marijuana — to make it a Schedule II drug, meaning it has medicinal value.

 

Pot Not as Bad as Tobacco … Duh.

Nice to finally see in the news what pretty much every stoner has known at least as long as I’ve smoked pot. ABC News published an article today entitled “Marijuana Smoke Not As Damaging As Tobacco, Says Study.” Here are some excerpts from the article that I found interesting:

Occasionally puffing the magic dragon does not appear to have long-term adverse effects on lung function, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Measuring participants’ lung function for air flow and lung volume five times throughout the study period, the researchers found that cigarette smokers saw lung function worsen throughout the 20-year period, but marijuana smokers did not. Only the heaviest pot smokers (more than 20 joints per month) showed decreased lung function throughout the study.

…researchers actually saw a slight increase in lung function among marijuana users…

While an adult male blows out about 4 liters of air in one second, those who occasionally smoked weed could blow out those 4 liters, plus another 50 milliliters…

“I think what is most striking about the results is that we are so accustomed to studies emphasizing, and sometimes exaggerating, how dangerous marijuana is for users’ health,” said MacCoun. “So this study is a cautionary note that we still have a lot to learn about this complex psychoactive plant.”

Yes, please continue to learn about it! The more the medical industry and the government learn about marijuana…THE TRUTH, NOT THE USUAL SKEWED STATISTICS…the closer we come to legalization.

Best Weed in the World?

I was watching this interview, in which members of Cypress Hill discuss their influences, President Obama and where is the hardest place to get good weed. Evidently, it’s really hard to get good weed in Prague. This made me wonder, where are the BEST places to get good weed? Let’s Google it!

Ok, first thing I found was this: 10 Best Ways to Smoke Your Weed. Nothing to do with the search, but interesting.

Another completely off-topic, but VERY INTERESTING…How to Buy Weed Online…points out that, while many states have laws against the purchase of marijuana, they generally don’t have laws against purchasing hybrids. Check it out!

OK, here is what I was looking for. The Best Weed in the World!

New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program Should Be “Fully Functional” Next Year

Snippets:

Nearly two years after it was legalized in New Jersey, lawmakers announced last week that the state’s medical marijuana program, the most restrictive in the country, would be fully functional sometime in 2012…

…Gov. Chris Christie had issued a surprise announcement in July that the state would move forward with its then-stalled medical marijuana program. But since then, federal prosecutors have done something even more surprising: They raided and seized property from medical marijuana growers and dispensaries in California, despite the Obama administration’s indications that they would not crack down on such facilities…

…even though 86 percent of New Jersey voters support medical marijuana, Christie put the program on hold while he awaited word from federal officials that New Jersey marijuana workers and doctors would not be prosecuted…

…New Jersey limits prescriptions to patients with terminal illnesses or illnesses where conventional pain medication has failed, such as glaucoma and epilepsy. Furthermore, a doctor can only prescribe marijuana to a patient they’ve been seeing for over a year…

…This is a big one: New Jersey’s non-profit dispensaries are all licensed by the state, unlike in California, where they are not required to obtain a state license specifically to sell marijuana. “They’ve [federal prosecutors] never interfered with a dispensary licensed by a state,” said Roseanne Scotti, New Jersey state director of Drug Policy Alliance.

Full Article: N.J. Green-Lights Medical Marijuana Program as Calif.’s Goes Up in Smoke

Upcoming show on Discovery Channel: Weed Wars

Snoop Dogg wrote the theme song. Good choice.

Weed Wars follows Oakland’s Harborside Health Center, the nation’s largest medicinal cannabis dispensary serving over 94,000 patients. The series introduces the Harborside staff as well as the growers and “patient farmers” whose job it is to provide the “medicine” – the buds – that will be eventually purchased and used by thousands of clients. The shows delves into the ongoing legal debate regarding cannabis and follows the journey of the plant from germination to harvesting and dispensation. Source: http://www.friendsofcannabis.com/directory/

Speaking of Snoop Dogg:

Music Video: Snoop Dogg
This Weed Iz Mine f. Wiz Khalifa

Peter Tosh says “Legalize It”

Peter Tosh performing “Legalize It” Live

http://www.thetalkingdrum.com/tosh.html

Legalize It: Peter Tosh Family Endorses Prop 19
and Just Say Now

CelebStoner Legends: Peter Tosh

Peter Tosh on Wikipedia

When Pot was Legal

Tincture of cannabis indica

Tincture of cannabis indica

Why Marijuana Became Illegal