Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Marijuana stores banned in Douglas County



Marijuana maybe legal in Colorado for all adults, but good luck finding a place to purchase your cannabis in some counties. Douglas County just became the first county to out right ban commercial pot operations, and others are considering to follow.
According to the Denver Post, anti-marijuana communities are taking action against commercial marijuana shops in their county. Douglas County is the first to quickly decide against stores opening their doors in the community. The ban on recreational marijuana businesses will take effect Thursday regardless of the new law and the money generated by cannabis businesses.
"That's a revenue source that we're not interested in having here," said Douglas County spokeswoman Wendy Holmes.
Holmes also added that a board did consider the financial benefits of pot shops, but continued against them anyway. Douglas County residents voted against marijuana measures four times in the past 12 years, including Amendment 64 which makes it legal for all adults over 21 in the state to possess up to an ounce of marijuana.
The measure lost in the county 54 percent to 46 percent Continue Reading...

Monday, December 10, 2012

Arizona gets its first dispensary

 
It's been a long two years since Arizona voters approved medical marijuana for their residents in need. Now the doors are finally opened to the states first medical cannabis dispensary.

Arizona Organix opened their doors Thursday morning as the first operational medical marijuana dispensary in Arizona. They were met by several dozen patients lining up to obtain their medication. The line wrapped around the building at the Glendale location were the first of 96 applicants chosen through a lottery from 126 geographic areas across the state.

The establishment conducts business with a professional approach and atmosphere. It is set up like a doctor's office with a waiting room, a front desk and room to meet with a medical marijuana professional and a variety of medication. Consultants privately discuss the ailments with the patient to help determine which strains will treat their conditions best.

"I've been waiting a long time for this," said Charles Everett, a chronic pain suffer and medically approved marijuana patient, "It's a great day for Democracy."

Dispensaries have been blocked from opening up in Arizona for over two years due to the issue being tied up in courts, the issue was regarding the federal stance on marijuana. State and Maricopa County prosecutors attempted to wrongfully argue that federal laws trumps state laws, however last week a judge founded on the side of the people and cleared the path for Arizona Organix and other dispensaries across the state to open. Continue Reading...






Wednesday, November 28, 2012

7-year-old uses medical marijuana to ease chemo



A 7-year-old Portland girl battling leukemia gets some extra help with her fight using a controversial method of treatment, medical marijuana.

7-year-old Mykayla Comstock was diagnosed with leukemia last year, and as can be expected, she's had a hard year. Mykayla's doctors have been treating her condition with chemotherapy which is a known effective treatment for her illness. However the treatment has horrible side effects such as pain, loss of hunger and nausea to name a few. So Mykayla's mother made a very hard decision to try something else to combat the chemo treatments.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Erin Purchase (Mykayla's mother) signed the child up for Oregon's medical marijuana program in hopes to ease the side effects of the chemotherapy, and Mykayla is now one of Portland's youngest patients. Purchase treats the suffering girl with a gram of cannabis oil daily, and she reports the drug is effective on Mykayla's symptoms.

Purchase and her boyfriend (caretaker) who grows the marijuana for the patients, both administer the cannabis oil to the little girl everyday. Mykayla says the cannabis helps her eat regularly and sleep at night.

"It helps me sleep," Mykayla said. "The chemotherapy makes you feel like you want to stay up all night long."

Purchase herself has had effective experiences with medical marijuana in the past, not only is she a patient, but she believes medical cannabis saved her stepfather's life who suffered from skin cancer. But Mykayla's birth father is not as optimistic as her mother about the treatment.

The father, Jesse Comstock from North Dakota, has expressed concern about the effects the drug may have on Mykayla's brain development. Comstock was disturbed after an August visit he had with his daughter. He said she didn't seem like herself at all and seemed to have no energy.

"She was stoned out of her mind," said Comstock. "All she wanted to do was lay on the bed and play video games."  Continue Reading...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Marijuana cases to be dismissed in Washington

County and state prosecutors in Washington are thumping through their cases and are dropping misdemeanor marijuana possession cases after voters have approved legal recreational use of cannabis.

This past election has scored some big wins for pro marijuana advocates and medical cannabis patients. Voters in both Washington and Colorado have passed a bill which would allow adults over the age of 21 to possess and use marijuana for not only medical purposes but for recreational use as well. But this isn't just good news for those looking to toke up.

Current defendants in Clark County who were busted under the newly legal limits of marijuana possession will be getting a much needed break for their offenses. Prosecutor Tony Golik reports that his office will be dropping cases of defendants who are at least 21 years of age and who were in possession of an ounce or less.

These were the parameters outlined under Initiative 502 which was passed by voters on this Novembers election. The new law which legalizes under an ounce of cannabis for all uses will go into effect December 6 Continue Reading...

Thursday, November 8, 2012

DARE to drop the marijuana curriculum

 
Most of us growing up since the 80's remember the harmful drug curriculum taught to us by the local DARE officer in school, and the lengthy segment spent on warning us about the dangers of marijuana. But now it appears that DARE is about to drop the nonsense anti-propaganda surrounding cannabis to spend more time on real hardcore drugs.
Tokeoftown.com reported that of students from the Sunset View Elementary DARE program in Kennewick, Washington, will be among the last to be taught about the dangers of marijuana. The DARE curriculum on cannabis has been proved to cause more harm then good, which shadows the failures of the war on drugs.
Much of the information provided to children about marijuana through the program is found to be inaccurate, one-sided and students are missing the information regarding its medical uses, the big picture. Students are becoming wiser with every generation and some fear that the dishonesty surrounding the marijuana content will lead children into believing there is dishonesty being taught about very real harmful drugs such as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. Continue Reading...



Cannabis and medical marijuana wins in 2012

 

The voters in Massachusetts have spoken, and they have said yes to medical marijuana for patients in need. Also legal marijuana wins in two states for all uses.
One by one America is sending the message to the federal government that we the people want a common sense approach to cannabis and medical marijuana. This past election scored some big wins for marijuana legalization in the U.S.
Voters in both Washington and Colorado have passed a bill which would allow adults over the age of 21 to possess and use marijuana for not only medical purposes but for recreational use as well. However the federal government and DEA has sent out warnings that they will not (regardless of what the people want) recognize the law, and will continue arrests for selling cannabis and cannabis related products, which of course is a crime within it's self.
Residents have been warned in these states that there's still some road ahead that needs to be walked before everyone starts firing up those joints. It is expected that these new measures will be challenged legally, so voters may not be completely out of the water just yet.
“This is just the beginning of the legalization conversation, so my advice to people who want to toke up legally or think that they can buy marijuana at a store tomorrow is that we’re a very long way from that,” said Kevin Sabet, a former senior adviser to the Obama administration.
But the message has been sent either way, Americans want marijuana regardless, and the fed is hearing it loud and clear. Continue Reading...


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Every 42 seconds in U.S. there's a marijuana arrest


A new report released by the FBI shows someone is arrested for marijuana every 42 seconds in the United States. A large percentage of the arrests are for possession alone.

It's just a week away from voters in Colorado, Washington and Oregon making a decision on legalizing and regulating marijuana for all purposes. With elections coming so soon, it's interesting that the FBI released a report that doesn't seem to favor their four decade long "War on Drugs".

The report shows that every 42 seconds a civilian is arrested for marijuana, and approximately 87% of those arrests are only for possession. Just like the failed prohibition of alcohol, one can clearly argue that the war on drugs is doing more harm then good, Americans want marijuana. The report also shows that there were more then 750,000 marijuana arrests in 2011, which increases crime and creates harder criminals.

According to Salem-News.com, the organization known as Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), which is a group of current and former police officers, judges and other law enforcement officials, are pointing at these findings as proof that this ridiculous war can never be won. Continue Reading...

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Police needlessly kill 3 dogs in marijuana bust

 
One dog lover in Detroit is upset after a marijuana bust turns into the murdering spree of his dogs. The dogs were shot from behind as they fled and one was even safely secured.

Detroit resident James Woods plead with police to not hurt his dogs, but they had a different agenda, murder, according to the Motor City Muckraker.

All three of Woods' dogs where shot and killed during the raid for an alleged marijuana operation. According to the publication a witness described seeing Detroit police shoot the first young pitbull in the face with a 12-gauge shotgun blast. The dog was confined to a locked fence outside and posed no threat to anyone.

Witnesses also report police were chasing and firing on the other two dogs as they tried to flea from the armed officers. The female dog "Janey" continued to crawl to safety after being fatally wounded.

“They shot her four times as she was trying to get away,” Woods said.

After the massacre on his beloved dogs, Woods was taken to jail where he spent the next two days moarning behind bars. Continue Reading...




Monday, October 22, 2012

Couple arrested after child eats marijuana

A couple from Tahlequah were arrested and charged last week with felony child neglect after their 1-year-old baby ate marijuana.

23-year-old James Cosby and his wife 23-year-old Ashley Cosby brought their 1-year-old baby into a local hospital after he started acting sick, but hospital personal quickly discovered that the parents may be to blame.

Hospital staff contacted Tahlequah police and informed them that the child's symptoms suggested he possibly ingested marijuana.

According to the Tahlequah Daily Press, the child was transferred to a Tulsa hospital shortly after police arrived, and there he tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psycho active chemical in marijuana.

Detective Thomas Donnell with the Tahlequah police department arrived with an official from the Department of Human Services to the Cosbys' home early the next day. Donnell reported that the house had a strong odor of marijuana, however James Cosby denied their was any in the home at first, then later came clean and showed Donnell the package of marijuana under the bathroom sink.

Later that day Ashley Cosby arrived with the child, but DHS would not allow the young boy back into the residence. The 1-year-old was then placed into his grandfathers care. Continue Reading...

Dispensary busted for marijuana beer sell

Cases of "cannabis enriched" beer were seized from a compassion club in Tacoma after they reportedly sold the beer to a minor.

The Seattle Times reports the Washington state Liquor Control Board organized an undercover buy with the aid of the Pierce County sheriff's office. They sent an underage informant into the Hashford Compassion club to purchase some of their advertized “Cannabis Enriched Honey Beer”. The operation was set into motion after receiving a complaint that a minor was sold alcohol.

The informant left the medical marijuana outlet after successfully obtaining three bottles of the beer. Officials then seized the remaining cases of the beer Friday as evidence. Continue Reading...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

ACLU supports Arizona marijuana law; Joins lawsuit


A lawsuit against an Arizona county over the zoning for medical marijuana dispensaries in Sun City gains support from The American Civil Liberties Union. Now the ACLU is pushing for full implementation of Arizona's medical marijuana law.

Last month White Mountain Health Center Incs' attorney filed a lawsuit against Maricopa county for neglecting to provide zoning clearances for a Sun City location, which are needed under the medical marijuana law. Now they have gained more support from the national ACLU and its Arizona affiliate to join forces in the lawsuit against the County.

But this case isn't the only goal the ACLU have in their sights, lawyers with the organization are pushing for full implementation of the medical marijuana law in Arizona. Thursday they filed a response stating Arizona is allowed to make policy decisions on medical marijuana.

The voter approved state medical marijuana law has been fought all the way by state officials and even the governor since it was made legal in 2010. Attorney General Tom Horne and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery head the fight against voters and the states' marijuana law. The prosecutors claim the voter approved law is illegal and conflicts with federal drug laws which trumps states law.

"Possession, distribution and cultivation of marijuana are all forbidden by federal law, and state authorization of these activities is pre-empted (by federal law)," Horne said.

In May of last year Arizona Governor Jan Brewer along with Tom Horne Continue Reading...

Monday, September 24, 2012

Gary Johnson Wants marijuana legalization


It is no secret that presidential candidate Gary Johnson is all for ending the prohibition of marijuana, and he is growing impatient of the current candidate front runners whom show no support for ending the failed war on drugs.

As the former governor of New Mexico (a bordering state with Mexico), Gary Johnson saw first hand the crime activity that spilled over into the US across the border. Illegal drugs were more accessible in his schools due the war on drugs and all crime was climbing because of it.

The failed war on drugs reminded Johnson of failed alcohol prohibition, and now decades later the related crime is down and abusers are treated in clinics and support groups rather then over-crowding prisons. This ended the maturity of harder criminals and gave states more money in the taxation of alcohol, funding both state and social services. But the problem has been simply moved to the prohibition of marijuana creating the exact same conditions that lead us to ending alcohol prohibition, and Gary Johnson wants to put an end to that.
The former governor wants to address the issues directly about what the people want verses what current Republican and Democratic candidates have to offer, marijuana legalization. The topic of marijuana legalization is always ignored and put on the back burner to non-issues that only effect a small percentage of the public. However in a recent ad Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson has directly addressed the issue of marijuana legalization... Continue Reading and Watch the Video...

Gary Johnson Wants marijuana legalization

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Scientists discover marijuana compound fights cancer


Scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco have discovered that cannabidiol has the ability of switching off DNA that cause some cancers to spread.

A pair of scientists have found that a compound derived from marijuana can be used to stop the growth of in many types of fatal cancer. The compound has so far proved to stop metastasis of aggressive cancer in animal test subjects when exposed to cannabidiol. Pleased with the result of this lengthy study, molecular biologists' are eager to begin human trials according to The Huffington Post.

"It took us about 20 years of research to figure this out, but we are very excited," said Pierre Desprez a molecular biologist at California Pacific Medical Center. "We want to get started with trials as soon as possible."

Desprez added that molecular biologists' may not of discovered this breakthrough on their own without... Continue Reading...

Monday, September 17, 2012

Arizona prepares to revoke cards Of medical marijuana violators


Arizona officials has made things very hard for patients to legally receive their medication. Now some patients and caregivers that have technically violated Arizona's new medical marijuana law, may have their cards revoked.

The state laws outlines that any caregiver or patient that fails to report violent crimes or lie on an application about past convictions may have their medical marijuana cards revoked. The law even states that the sell of medical cannabis outside the confines of an approved dispensary for profit is still illegal, and improperly secured grow rooms will also result in cards being pulled.

Two Arizona patients have already had their cards revoked for a violation, but the details are protected by a confidentiality clause. 10 others are under investigation for possible card revoking for violations according to Arizona DHS rules administrator Tom Salow.

Salow says the agency is behind in revoking cards due the failure to research the backgrounds of applicants. Arizona DHS is now working on a better process to review current card holders and applicants, and process future cases more swiftly.

Currently no profit is allowed for the exchange of medical marijuana outside of dispensaries, and with actions taken by Gov. Jan Brewer and Atty. Gen. Tom Horne, no dispensaries have been allowed to open. Continue Reading...

Monday, September 10, 2012

Cannabis chewing gum!?


Coming this October approved medical marijuana patients will be able to get quick relief with a chewing gum containing Dronabinol (THC). Now patients will have the option of blowing bubbles rather then clouds of smoke.

The new marijuana gum is called Can Chew, and it's being developed by a Can Chew Technologies in San Diego and Medical Marijuana Inc. The new cannabis gum is one of an array of new medical marijuana products such as baked goods, candies and even honeys expected to hit dispensaries next mouth in states with medically approved marijuana laws.

Can Chew will help those patients with health conditions such as chronic pain, nausea, appetite loss, cancer sufferers and multiple sclerosis, receive quick relief by absorbing the medication through the lining of the mouth. When the gum is chewed, it releases particles of Dronabinol into the oral mucosa for speedy relief, and much safer then smoking. Continue Reading...

Friday, September 7, 2012

Man asks officer to find his marijuana

Police pull over two young men in a pre-hurricane traffic stop, and smell a strong Oder of marijuana. That's when the passenger asks officers if they could find their bag of weed which was dropped earlier at a nearby levee.
Kenner Police stopped two young men near businesses that were closed due to the coming of Hurricane Isaac. The vehicle didn't have a valid registration sticker, but this routine traffic stop was anything but ordinary.

According to the Times-Picayune, the officer smelled marijuana when he approached the vehicle of 18-year-old Chad Nicholson who was driving, and his passenger 21-year-old Jason Ray Sr. After Nicholson was unable to provide a driver's license, he allegedly told the officer that they had been smoking marijuana and they had more, but he wasn't sure where.

Ray then said there was about an ounce under a seat, but when police inspected the car there no no marijuana to be found. That's when Ray allegedly said to the officer, "I hope it didn't fall out of my lap when I got out of the car by the levee. Can you go get my weed?"

He then told police were he had exited the car by a nearby levee, and just where he said it was, is where officers found almost an ounce of marijuana.

Both Chad Nicholson and Jason Ray Sr were arrested for possessing marijuana, and possession with intent to distribute. Nicholson was also arrested for driving without a license and with an expired tag.

Let this be a lesson of what not to do when pulled over by police. Practice your rights, and just remain silent.

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Laced marijuana leads to murder of a child

A New Jersey man was apparently high on marijuana laced with PCP when he killed a 6-year-old boy earlier this week. A 12-year-old girl was also violently attacked at the same time, but lived to reach out out for help.
31-year-old Osvaldo Rivera was a well known marijuana user in his Camden neighborhood, and many considered him to be a harmless pothead. Then everything changed once he smoked some marijuana laced with the deadly violent inducing drug, PCP.

Rivera allegedly attacked 2 small children with a knife during the night while they were sleeping, a 6-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. Police say Rivera cut the throats of both young children leaving them for dead where they slept, then fled the scene.

The bleeding little girl then found her way to a neighbors house about 2 a.m. to get help, but it was too late her for little brother who did not survive the gruesome attack. She identified her attacker as "Popeye", which was Rivera's well known nick name.

Neighbors directed police to Rivera's home which was several miles from the crime scene. Continue Reading...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Google Earth used against medical marijuana growers



 Authorities and government officials have been using Google Earth to help find marijuana fields for a few years now, but now officials in California are using it to crack down on medical marijuana growers.

Things aren't as easy as practicing your rights to not allow authority eyes onto your property without a warrant anymore. With growing technology such as Google Earth which maps out the planet, it's as easy as accessing your address online for all to see. The online satellite mapping tool has been used by officials before to track down illegal marijuana crops, but now medical marijuana growers are at risk.

The state's Department of Fish and Game isn't searching for these fields because of the legality of marijuana, medical marijuana is illegal in California. They are using the resource in an effort to end serious issues with local river levels due to unpermitted medical cannabis growing fields, or so the claim is made on Google Earth's blog. Continue Reading...

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Prosecutors fight AZ voters; Medical marijuana law

The fight against Arizona's medical marijuana program continues as state prosecutors act to stop dispensaries in the state. Prosecutors are also asking the court to rule that the voter approved law is illegal and conflicting with federal law.

This past Thursday Attorney General Tom Horne and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery continued their quest to end medical marijuana in Arizona. The prosecutors claim the voter approved law is illegal and conflicts with federal drug laws which trumps states law.

"Possession, distribution and cultivation of marijuana are all forbidden by federal law, and state authorization of these activities is pre-empted (by federal law)," Horne said.

However it's important to site the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which was ratified on December 15, 1791. The principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the federal government nor prohibited to the States by the Constitution are reserved to the States and/or the people.
Regardless of states rights, both state and county prosecutors disagree with the Constitution, and continue the fight to end the voter approved medical marijuana law.

The prosecutors' are targeting dispensaries applying to open business in the state for patients in need of medication. Some argue this is a personal act against a case of White Mountain Health Center Incs' lawsuit against the county for neglecting to provide zoning clearances for a Sun City location, which are needed under the medical marijuana law.

Horne and Montgomery asked Judge Michael Gordon to dismiss White Mountain's lawsuit on grounds that Arizona's marijuana law is illegal due to the federal stance on medical cannabis. Horne cited cases in other states where it was found that federal law trumps states' medical marijuana laws, Continue Reading...


Friday, August 31, 2012

Medical marijuana caregiver dies in police custody

One of Montana's first medical marijuana caregivers has died during a prison transfer in federal custody. He was being transferred due his worsening medical problems, and after mouths of delays was finally moved to a federal prison more properly equipped to handle his condition, but he never made it.

68-year-old Richard Flor, a Vietnam veteran, was sentenced to five years in prison earlier this year on drug related charges during some spring medical marijuana raids.

His family ran a dispensary out of their home, and Flor was a co-owner of Montana Cannabis. His wife and son were also sentenced to federal prison for their involvement in the business, but his daughter fought for a lighter sentence due her serious health problems.

Flor had been diagnosed with dementia and depression, and he had recently suffered two heart attacks aiding in a decline in his overall health. He was being held at a detention facility in Shelby since April awaiting this transfer to a federal prison better equipped to handle his condition, it was during this transport that Richard Flor passed away.

Family members are very upset about the whole situation that led up to Flor's death. Continue Reading...

Police officer tries to buy marijuana, loses job

A 20-year veteran police officer is fired after he attempts to score marijuana from a fellow detective. Now the former Hollywood officer is facing two misdemeanor drug charges.

42-year-old detective Nicholas Singley was fired earlier this month after he propositioned another officer to "hook him up" with some marijuana. He told detective Sergio Lopez he was dating a new girl who was 'hooked' on getting high, and he wanted Lopez to "hook him up if he comes across a nickel or a dime bag."

But detective Sergio Lopez wasn't as eager to put his job on line, he reported Singley to superior officers. That's when the department began to set up a surveillance operation.

According to the Sun Sentinel, Lopez's car was fitted with video and audio devices after obtaining 10 grams of marijuana from the police department's evidence stash. He was positioned facing a police surveillance van, that's when Lopez called Singley and said he had "that thing" he wanted. Within minutes Singley showed up carrying a gym bag and got into detective Lopez's vehicle.

Singley was pleased once Lopez handed over the pot. "You're the man, you're the best," he was reported as saying while putting it into his gym bag. Then Lopez told him not to mention to anyone that he had hooked him with the marijuana. Continue Reading...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Senator backs medical marijuana bill; Kentucky

 The Bluegrass State may soon join the current 17 states with approved medical cannabis for patients with serious medical conditions, and the bill has gained support from a Senator who argues the compassion is necessary for families in need.

Louisville Senator Perry B. Clark has pre-filed legislation which would allow patients in need to legally purchase medical marijuana in the state of Kentucky. Much like other states currently offering medical cannabis to approved candidates, patients will able to possess a legal amount to treat conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis and other approved serious medical conditions.

The senator wants to gain serious support for the bill and he doesn't take this act as a grain of salt. According to TokeofTown.com Senator Clark is pushing an early 2013 legislative session to get patients their much needed medication, and quoted him as stating:

"This is not a conservative issue or a liberal issue; it's an issue of compassion," argued Senator Clark. "Countless studies show that marijuana is effective at treating pain, nausea, loss of appetite, and other symptoms. If it was my family member, I would do anything to relieve their suffering. This is not about legalizing marijuana. It's about getting government out of healthcare, and putting science in."

Patients have already began to welcome the senator's message and have started their campaigns to support and educate the public about medical cannabis in order to gain momentum for the legislation. Continue Reading...

Senator backs medical marijuana bill; Kentucky

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Marijuana Recipes Yum!

 Lets Cook Dinner



Pot Meat Balls
What We’ll Need:

2 tablespoons butter
1/2 small onion, minced
1.5 pounds of ground round beef (85% lean)
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon salt
Few grinds black pepper
1 teaspoon ground allspice
7-10 grams of high-grade cannabis or 14 grams of reggie bush, ground into a fine powder
1.5 pieces white bread, crust removed, torn and soaked in whole milk

Sauce:

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
3 cups chicken stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 to 2 tablespoons blackberry jam
1/4 cup chopped parsley leaves (optional)
Lingonberry jam, for serving (optional)
This recipe makes about 30 meatballs.

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.
Place the powdered cannabis on a cookie sheet spread out in an even, thin layer and bake for 20 minutes. Once done baking cool cannabis to room temperature.
Increase the heat of the oven to 300 degrees F.
Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent. Remove the onion to a plate and cool. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground meat, egg yolk, heavy cream and onion. Add salt, pepper, allspice and cannabis. Squeeze excess milk from the bread and add it to the bowl. Mix gently with your hands or wooden spoon.
With a bowl of cold water standing by, form meatballs about 1-inch across. Dip your fingers in cold water, from time to time, to keep the meat from sticking to your hands.
Melt the remaining butter in the saute pan and once the foam has subsided add a layer of meatballs. Do not overcrowd the pan. Shake the pan once in awhile, to keep the meatballs round. Brown all of the meatballs, in batches, removing them to a large oven safe dish (like a cake pan) when cooked. Put the dish in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, being careful not to overcook them.

Note: you may need to wipe out the pan between batches as it can get kind of gnarly.

To make the sauce: Pour off most of the fat from the skillet and return it to the heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter and swirl it around to coat the pan. Sprinkle in the flour, and stir with a wooden spoon or whisk to dissolve the flour into the fat. Pour in the chicken stock, and stir to loosen the bits from the bottom of the pan. Simmer, stirring, until the liquid is reduced and the mixture starts to thicken to a sauce. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Lower the heat and stir in the cream and the blackberry jam. Add the meatballs to the sauce. Simmer on low until the sauce thickens slightly and the meatballs are heated through, 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
To serve, spoon a couple of meatballs onto each plate along with a few spoonfuls of sauce, and serve with the lingonberry jam on the side. Fan-fucking-tastic!

ENJOY!!!!!

Cannabutter

This recipe is the basis for a lot of recipes on and off this list.  If you have cannabutter you can pretty much add it to anything that uses butter and get it there.
You can use almost anything to make butter… from good buds to leaves and stems. I prefer the leaves and stems because the buds are good for smoking (if you have buds… try smoking them, its fun! ).

This is how to make butter for those who dont own a crock pot.

Step 1:
Pull out your leaves/trimmings/buds

Step 2:
Pull out the butter (I used 3 cubes for this batch)

Step 3: melt down the butter in a small pot (unless you are making a lot) directly over the flame
Step 4: Add your MJ.
Step 5: Once the butter is melted and the grass is in it, move the pot into a slightly bigger pot that has enough water in it to cover the smaller pot atleast half way up the sides, but not too high as you dont want water boiling up into your butter.
Step 6: Lower the flame and cook the butter for many hours (i do it for atleast 4 hours… but the longer the better) Be sure to stir it every once in a while and add hot water to the double boiler when needed.
Step 7: Take a reusable coffee filter (a cheese cloth or a regular coffee filter might work) and pour the butter through the filter. Smoosh the left over leaves and stuff to get as much butter as you can.
P.S. I recommend making extra creme brules the night before to leave in the sink for this step.

Step 8: Bask in your glory (by pouring the butter into a tupperware container)

Step 9: close and freeze the butter

Or if you want to bake with it right away, you can just pour it directly into your recipe. Here are a couple results from my trials… the one on the left wasn’t cooked as long, but it was made with buds and the buds were left in it… the one on the right was made with leaves and trim and a little keef and was done like this tutorial. The green one on the right was stronger.
Cannabis Vodka

For the drinkers out there and yes, this will actually work.

Ingredients:
1/4 oz. of stockpiled cannabis stems from breaking up buds.
Vodka (any kind should do)
Glass container

Directions:
Place all stockpiled stems in a jar. Pour in your vodka, just enough to fully submerge the stems. Let set in a dark place for about a week. After that, you will need to strain out the stems. A great trick is to make tea type bags out of coffee filters and stems for easy removal.


Fire Crackers

These make great, easy party treats. Keep in mind that you must use 100 percent natural peanut butter, since processed butters lose much of the essential peanut oil. (With all cannabis recipes, it’s important that some form of peanut oil, vegetable oil, animal fat, or the like is included, to help your stomach metabolize the active ingredients — THC and related cannabinoids.)

This recipe yields four Fire Crackers, only enough for one or two people – make more if you expect lots of guests. Adding more than one gram of bud per four crackers is not recommended; it’s better to make more crackers instead of putting more pot on the ones you do make.Start with two to three crackers, wait an hour and see how you feel. At that point, eat more as desired.

Ingredients:

Natural peanut butter
8 saltine crackers
1 gram coarsely ground cannabis

Spread peanut butter on four crackers. Sprinkle each with 1/4 gram of pot and top with remaining crackers to yield four sandwiches.
Preheat oven to 325° F. Wrap sandwiches in foil (optional, but preferred), then place on a baking sheet. Bake 20-25 minutes, remove from oven, place in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes, and enjoy! Fire Crackers can be frozen.
 
 
Pot Dog

Ingredients:
grated chedder
1/4 gram fine ground pot
hotdog
hotdog bun
Directions:
Put hot dog in bun with your grated cheese add pot and nuke for a minute. let cool and enjoy!


Weed51


I know there will be lots of people drinking this weekend so here is another drinking recipe that will get you lifted.

Ingredients:
Bacardi 151 (everclear is good too)
Weed (about a gram)
Directions:
Simply get a sealed jar and put weed in and a little bit of 151 (submerge the weed) and let it soak for a couple weeks.. occasionally shake it to make the thc dissolve faster. don’t drink, just a drop will do which is why it is worth it, it gets you trashed


Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nice little desert to eat and get high on while watching fireworks or partying with friends.
Just make a regular chocolate chip cookie batch, your very favorite kind. Then look at the weed you’re gonna cook with and decide how many cookies you’d like it to make. So if you’ve got say a couple joint’s worth, make maybe 3 or 4 cookies with it. Experiment with amounts. Maybe you’ve got just enough for one cookie.
Then to make sure all the THC is properly isomerized by heat (something I’m not sure would otherwise happen given the short cooking time and relatively low mid-cooking temperature), sauté the weed in a bit of vegetable oil in a little pan or pot at a lowed temperature ’til it’s nice and aromatic and getting just a bit crispy and darker, but *not* to the point of toasted, brown, or god forbid, burnt in any way. Cool the oil/weed mixture down, then add however may cookies’ worth of dough to the pan, mix it all up to get all the weed and now psychoactive green oil blended in, and then dollop out your special green cookies onto the baking sheet along with their paler non psychedelic brethren and bake!


Cannabis Milk

Cannabis cookies and milk?  Life is good.
  1. Put milk (soy or dairy) and cannabis into a double boiler
  2. Cook on medium heat for half an hour, stirring often
  3. Strain cannabis from milk and discard
  4. Store milk in an air tight container in the fridge
Weed Ice Cream

It will probably be hot is most parts of the country during this weekend. No better way to cool down than some marijuana ice cream.
 
Ingredients:

25G ((2 table spoons or 1/4 of a stick)) Butter
18FL OZ Single Cream
75g sugar
Pinch salt
1/4 Ounce Crumbled hash
OR
10G crushed bud
15OZ Bananas
3 Tablespoons Rum
5 Tablespoons Honey

Directions:

One of the best ways to consume pot and satisfy your munchies at the same time is to eat it as ice cream. Gently ((!!!)) heating cannabis with cream is an extremely effecient way of maximizing the extraction of the THC components of cannabis. And storing the ice cream in the freezer will maintain it’s potency for months to come. However, to get the best results, use hash rather then grass in the recipe.
Heat the cream in a saucepan until nearly boiling. In a second saucepan melt the butter with the sugar and salt. Hear the hash with a flame and crumble it into the melted butter, stirring all the while. Then whisk the cream with the butter.
Peel the bananas. Put them into a large bowl and mash em up. Add cream, rum, and honey. You can add other stuff for flavor if you want, oreos, nuts, etc. Beat well to mix. Pour mixture into a chilled shallow plastic container. Cover and freeze for a few hours until the mixture is a mushy consistancy. Turn out mixture into a chilled bowl. Whisk until smooth.
Return the mixture to the container, cover, and freeze until firm. Transfer to the fridge 30 minutes before serving to soften it up.
SERVES SIX


Beautiful Buds








Monday, August 20, 2012

Denver votes to ban medical marijuana ads

City council members in Denver Colorado voted 13-0 to ban outdoor advertising for medical marijuana and medical cannabis products this past week. Now some pro cannabis groups are claiming this is an act against first amendment rights.

Last Monday night Denver Council members passed an ordinance to curb promotion of the medical marijuana industry claiming the psychedelic billboards and street signs paint a controversial and negative image of the medical cannabis measure and the city.

The ban would include billboards, sidewalk sign-twirlers, curb signs, store front advertizing vehicles and bus-bench ads. However the ordinance doesn't affect TV, radio and printed ads giving dispensaries the ability to still advertize and educate for medical marijuana in the city. They will also be required to include a disclaimer that says marijuana is for "registered Colorado medical marijuana patients only."

"I don't appreciate folks that are out in front of a creepy old van slinging this dope, and they're making this industry look bad," said Councilman Paul Lopez, "I'm sick and tired of my neighborhood being overrun by folks who don't respect it."

ABC news reports that some pro medical marijuana groups are backing the councils decision.

The Medical Marijuana Industry Group in Denver backed the vote by outlining the ads give people a bad impression of the industry. They site the billboards as promoting the "getting high" aspect rather then the medical benefits of the much needed drug, and the image portrayed could damage future business relations.
But other pro medical cannabis groups such as the Cannabis Business Alliance, argues that the ban goes too far and inhabits the ability to educate the public about the benefits of medical marijuana. A decision made by a Montana judge to block a state wide advertising ban was sited, District Judge James Reynolds ruled that the advertising ban is a First Amendment violation and that "any violation of the right to free speech is an irreparable injury."

Many states including Delaware and Vermont have similar advertising bans for medical cannabis, and Washington prohibits physicians from advertising that they recommend cannabis in their state. These led to raising questions nation wide about the legality of these bans and whether the ordinance trumps their first amendment rights.

Regardless of being a state divided by the rule however, the advertising ban stays as of now in Colorado. Maybe it is time to step forward and paint a more professional, educated, society friendly and adult picture around medical cannabis and medical marijuana products.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

WeedGeist: Prison State




WeedGeist: Prison State is the sequel to the controversial and informative documentary Weedgeist. This installment goes beyond the necessary reasons to legalize marijuana, and shows the absolutely necessary evidence to completely legalize medical marijuana and end the punishment of patients who need it. Then it show how state and federal governments use incarcerations to fund tyranny of the American people.

But the Fight doesn't end with these documentaries, nor is Weedgeist its self a movement. The Movement is freedom, and the place is The United States, the army is all of us. Please join our movement by blogging, by sharing information, by exercising your rights, by fighting back against tyranny and by never submitting our your knees.

Don't forget to subscribe and pick up a WeedGeist T-Shirt to show your not afraid to fight for what is right at http://www.cafepress.com/WeedGeistStore , and get the latest WeedGeist News at www.WeedGeist.com

Thank You,
Alex Webb

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Chicago council votes to decriminalize marijuana, wins by landslide

The "Windy City" Council just made and incredible vote to decriminalize possession of marijuana. The Chicago City Council voted Wednesday on the measure which was supported by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the votes were an overwhelming 43-2 in favor of decriminalization.

Personal users maybe able to avoid being arrested and taken downtown; Reuters reports, under the new ordinance offenders who possess 15 grams or less of marijuana, will be issued a written violation and fined between $250 and $500 instead of facing the back of a police car. The city in addition will reduce the growth of new criminals and existing crimes by reducing marijuana arrests and criminal records that can make it harder to get a job.

This doesn't mean of course that no marijuana arrests will be made, those possessing more then 15 grams, distributing, underage or smoking marijuana in public for instance will still be arrested and processed.  

The decision was part of an effort to cut time and spending on enforcement and incarceration, while raising revenue for the city. The time saved processing arrests for small amounts of cannabis will now be spent on more important criminal matters like violent crimes and Chicago's rising homicide rate.

According to Mayor Emanuel's office, there were more then 18,000 arrests for possession of less then ten grams last year. Each case took the time of at least four police officers per one offender for the initial arresting process alone. They also sited the ridiculously overcrowded Cook County court and jail system. 

Regardless of the new ordinance however, police officers will still have the authority to arrest people rather than ticket them. This rises question about whether this new measure came with an immediate rather inconvenient loophole. Some are making the argument that this will give police the right to enforce the law in a discriminative manner. Those officers who are die hard anti-marijuana, may act in protest of the ordinance while enforcing the law, which could lead to more unbalanced consequences for users.

Either way, let's keep taking these steps in the right direction America.

Alex Webb
NewsFlash420

Monday, June 11, 2012

Tommy Chong to treat cancer with cannabis oil

Actor, activist and comedian Tommy Chong has annouced he has stage one cancer. He plans to of course treat his condition with cannabis.

Star of the famous comedy group Cheech & Chong, 74-year-old Tommy Chong has fought for marijuana rights for decades. Now the comedian sadly has one more reason to continue fighting for the legalization of cannabis, he has been diagnosed with stage one prostate cancer.

"I've got prostate cancer, and I'm treating it with hemp oil, and with cannabis. So legalizing marijuana means more to me than just being able to smoke a joint without being arrested," he said.

In an interview with CNN Chong said he will be ingesting the cannabis oil because he no longer smokes marijuana. He also added he will be using it at night so he wouldn't be "Woozy" during the day.

During the three years he was of "Drugs", Chong began noticing health problems."I knew it had nothing to do with cannabis. Cannabis is a cure."

Tommy Chong to treat cancer with cannabis oil - Phoenix Cannabis Culture | Examiner.com

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

OpCannabis420 phase 2 announced, Anonymous

Anonymous releases a new video announcing the next phase of OpCannabis420, information, education and a new website lead the next push to legalize marijuana.

Back in April the online activist organization, Anonymous, started the first phase of a series of pro-marijuana protests, activism and action to influence powers in the federal government to legalize cannabis. The movement outlined wasted money, a failed drug war and criminal actions taken by our government.

OpCannabis420 made a statement to Toke of the Townin April, "We are approaching the 11 billion dollar mark that the government has spent on the drug war this year alone and have put millions of nonviolent offenders behind bars. This is a true crime against humanity and needs to end!" the group said.

The first phase was to have supporters change their social and profile pictures to pot bud or marijuana plant on 4/20/2012, and boy did they ever. Hundreds of thousands showed their support for marijuana that day by switching their pics, thousands marched and millions showed support in more ways then one.

Now a new video statement has surfaced announcing #OpCannabis420 phase 2, and movement makes some pretty big promises.

Anonymous in a joint effort with Team Vendetta plans to bump things up a notch by establishing a new website for communications which doubles as a central information hub, an internet radio broadcast and exposing criminal elements in corporate and government Continue Reading...