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.

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Thank You,
Alex Webb

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