Monday, September 1, 2014

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

U.S. government to grow 30 times more marijuana this year

By Lauren Raab

The U.S. government has upped the quantity of marijuana it’s growing this year, to more than 1,400 pounds from the originally planned 46.

The federal government classifies marijuana as a substance that has no medical use and is more dangerous than cocaine. But it’s willing to let researchers have access — under a few conditions.

One condition is that each project needs approval from the Drug Enforcement Administration. Another is that researchers get the substance from a particular source: the federal government.
How much marijuana does the government grow?

The marijuana is grown at the University of Mississippi, which has the federal contract to do so for research purposes, DEA spokesman Rusty Payne said, and the quotas exist “so we don’t have too much of something that could get diverted” to non-sanctioned purposes. Continue Reading...

Friday, August 29, 2014

Marijuana takes center stage at Emmys

2014 Emmys: Marijuana takes center stage 


By Hollie McKay
Published August 26, 2014
FoxNews.com

LOS ANGELES –  The 66th Annual Primetime Emmys might have lacked in laughs, but it still managed to hit plenty of “high” notes.

Monday night’s telecast was peppered in jabs and jokes centered on pot – which is legal for medical purposes in the state of California – and perhaps signifies how vast the movement is gaining acceptance across the country.

“Cable is looking at Netflix the way Justin Bieber looks at One Direction, through a cloud of marijuana smoke,” host Seth Meyers said in his opening monologue, mocking the pop prince’s various alleged encounters with marijuana-centric controversies.

Haley Delany later praiseD her “Louie” TV father Louis C.K in a pre-taped video for educating her on “how to properly hold a joint,” while Jimmy Kimmel took aim at actor Matthew McConaughey for selling his television “for a conch shell full of weed.” Amy Poehler took the marijuana antics one step further by declaring that McConaughey and his “True Detective” co-star Woody Harrelson are “menu items at most marijuana dispensaries.”

Singer Adam Levine also gave us a small fist pump in support of the legalization of marijuana in the United States. But it was Sarah Silverman’s weed-promoting antics throughout the evening that garnered the most attention.

“This is my pot, my liquid pot,” she enthused on the red carpet, pulling out her vaporizer pen and later insisting that her purse must-haves are a “phone and pot… and gum.”

The comedienne went on to win the award for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Special for her HBO Comedy Special “Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles,” kicking off her shoes and running fiercely to the stage where she declared that “we’re all just made of molecules and we’re all hurling through space right now.”

But the oddities didn’t end there. A distracted Silverman attributed her questionable actions to “feeling weird” having just watched the Robin Williams tribute, and insisted that she wasn’t stoned.

“I don’t drink. I like to have a puff as a treat at appropriate times,” she continued, also noting that she brought some pot-based goods for later in the evening. Continue Reading...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Marijuana Tea & CannApple Upside Down Cake


 
Marijuana Tea / Weed Tea

Ingredients
1 Tea Cup
1 Tea bag
1 Teaspoon of bud butter / cannabutter

Scale ingredients by 1 for each person


Directions

    Add  the 1 tsp. of bud butter / cannabutter and tea bag to the cup.
    Boil the water and pour it in
    Let the bud butter / cannabutter fully dissovle.
    Remove the tea bag, add milk (optional), and consume


Tip: You can add mint or any other herbal tea flavors to enhance the taste.






CannApple Upside Down Cake


Ingredients
Cana-Mel & Apples

    3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
    1/4 cup unsalted CannaButter, softened
    2 tablespoons honey
    2-3 apples, Braeburn or Fuji, peeled and sliced to 1/4 inch

Cake

    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup unsalted CannaButter, softened
    3/4 cup sugar
    3 eggs
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/4 cup whole milk



Directions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 2-inch round baking pan with cooking spray. Line bottom with parchment paper.
    Heat brown sugar, 1/4 cup CannaButter and honey in medium saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Increase heat to medium-high, bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour into pan.
    Arrange apple slices over caramel mixture in 2 overlapping concentric circles to cover bottom of pan, starting on outside edge.
    Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl. Beat 3/4 cup CannaButter and sugar in large bowl at medium spread for 2 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
    At low speed, beat in flour mixture alternately with milk just until incorporated and smooth, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Carefully spread batter over apple slices.
    Bake 45-50 minutes or until cake is golden brown and pulls slightly away from sides and toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached.
    Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Invert onto wire rack, remove parchment. Serve warm.


http://www.thestonerscookbook.com

Medical marijuana could reduce painkiller abuse



Could medical marijuana be an antidote for the nation's scourge of fatal overdoses caused by prescription pain medication? A new study suggests the answer is yes, and it's set off a flurry of medical debate over the risks and benefits of making cannabis more widely available to patients.

The new research, published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, finds that deaths associated with the use of opiate drugs fell in 13 states after they legalized medical marijuana. Compared to states with no formal access to marijuana, those that allowed certain patients legal access to cannabis saw a steady drop in opiate-related overdoses that reached 33%, on average, six years after the states' medical marijuana laws took effect.

"The striking implication is that medical marijuana laws, when implemented, may represent a promising approach for stemming runaway rates of nonintentional opioid-analgesic-related deaths," wrote opiate abuse researchers Dr. Mark S. Brown and Marie J. Hayes in a commentary published alongside the study. "If true, this finding upsets the apple cart of conventional wisdom regarding the public health implications of marijuana legalizations and medicinal usefulness."

That apple cart has already been shaken by a growing body of research that suggests marijuana's psychoactive ingredients may enhance the pain-killing effects of opiate drugs, allowing patients using marijuana for pain to take lower — and less dangerous — doses of opiate medications.

"It's so apparent that our patients can decrease, diminish or wean themselves completely off of opiates, and that it improves their quality of life," said Dr. Donald Abrams, a UC San Francisco oncologist who was not involved with the study.

In a small study published in 2011, Abrams found that cancer patients taking morphine and oxycodone experienced greater pain relief at lower opiate blood concentrations when a vaporized form of marijuana was added to their drug regimen. He has just begun recruiting for a study that will explore whether the same formulation can reduce pain, inflammation and opiate doses in patients with sickle-cell disease.

But those who have opposed expanding access to medical marijuana said they were not persuaded that cannabis — a plant designated by the Drug Enforcement Agency as having "no recognized medicinal use" — is a safer alternative to opioids.

"Clearly the study raised an intriguing hypothesis, but many questions still need to be answered," the National Institute on Drug Abuse said in a statement released Monday. The analysis "should not be oversimplified," the statement warned. Continue Reading...

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy 420!!

 

Marijuana -- Legalization is Inevitable: What Happens to Cannabis Crimes Now?

National cannabis leader Steve DeAngelo discusses need for criminal marijuana reform in bold statement on The Huffington Post

OAKLAND, Calif., April 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To date, 26 states and the District of Columbia have some form of marijuana legislation and/or decriminalization, with 13 states pending legislation to legalize medical marijuana. According to a Pew poll released last month, 75% of Americans believe marijuana legalization is inevitable. And yet, over 20 million Americans—disproportionally minorities—have been arrested for marijuana offenses since 1965. Some of them are still in prison or on probation, but most have already served their criminal sentences. Steve DeAngelo, founder and executive director of Harborside Health Center, is one. In an Op Ed piece posted on March 28 by The Huffington Post entitled, "War On Cannabis is Winding Down: It's Time to Build Bridges," Steve describes his conviction in 2001 for possession of marijuana—its more recent negative ramifications in Boston media, and the need for change in criminal marijuana prohibition.

At the time of his arrest in Maryland, Steve was in possession of a medical cannabis recommendation written by a licensed doctor in California. He since went on to found Harborside Health Center, the nation's gold standard for legally compliant cannabis distribution in Oakland and San Jose, Calif. But Steve's 13-year-old offense has caused some dissension recently in Massachusetts, undermining his decades of experience and threatening to derail his ability to provide safe access to patients. As cannabis legislation takes hold across the country, what happens to those convicted of non-violent cannabis charges?

As Steve writes:
"The exclusion of these millions of well-qualified people from employment, professional licensing and educational benefits will inevitably hurt society as a whole. What should society do when it recognizes it has been enforcing an unjust law, and what should happen to people who have been convicted for violating that law? Should they continue to be punished with denial of voting rights, employment, business opportunities, and other civil rights and privileges?"

Now that a majority of Americans live in states that have reformed cannabis laws, writes Steve, "the only smart and decent thing to do is to fully restore the civil rights, privileges -- and reputations -- of those convicted during the years of prohibition. With the war on cannabis winding down, it's time to build bridges of unity, not walls of separation."

About Harborside Health Center:
Founded by national cannabis leader, Steve DeAngelo, in 2006, Harborside Health Center is the nation's largest, not-for-profit, model medical cannabis dispensary. The San Jose and Oakland medicinal cannabis collective offers its 130,000 registered patients free holistic healing services, lab-tested medicine and education. Harborside was featured on the Discovery Channel miniseries, "Weed Wars," in December 2011, on the premiere episode of CNN's "Inside Man," hosted by Morgan Spurlock in June 2013, and in Fortune Magazine's cover story, "Yes We Cannabis," in April 2013. DeAngelo also co-founded the nation's first cannabis-testing facility, Steep Hill Labs, and the country's first cannabis investment firm, The Arc View Investment Group.
"Out of the shadows and into the light" epitomizes DeAngelo's mission to enlighten the public on the many medicinal and therapeutic benefits of the cannabis plant and actively works to empower the country to change its image of medical marijuana.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-deangelo/marijuana-reform_b_5049734.html///www.harborsidehealthcenter.com ///www.stevedeangelo.com

 






 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Woman calls cops to complain about bad pot

LUFKIN, Texas — Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer.

Lufkin police Sgt. David Casper said Monday that an officer went to the home of 37-year-old Evelyn Hamilton to hear her complain that the dealer refused to give her money back after she objected to the drug's quality.

Casper says she pulled the small amount of marijuana from her bra when the officer asked if she still had it.

She was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hamilton said Monday she spent $40 on "seeds and residue." She says she called police when she got no satisfaction from the dealer's family.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Cannabis News


            

PTSD added to medical marijuana-worthy conditions in Michigan

A state official has reluctantly added post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana in Michigan.

Steve Arwood, who heads the agency that oversees the program, said he’s following the recommendation of an advisory panel, especially the affirmative vote of Michigan’s chief medical executive, Dr. Matthew Davis.

“I do remain very concerned with the scope of this approval and the process in general. … First, the condition of PTSD is a mental health issue. Granting this approval steps Michigan away from the use of marijuana for disease of the body or chronic pain symptoms of a physical nature,” Arwood said in an order dated last Friday. Continue Reading...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Heroin sold in Happy Meals

PITTSBURGH — An employee of a McDonald’s restaurant in Pittsburgh was charged Wednesday with selling heroin in Happy Meals to customers using the coded request “I’d like to order a toy.”

Allegheny County authorities made the arrest after an informant told them that an employee was selling the drug at a McDonald’s in the East Liberty section of the city.

Customers looking for heroin were instructed to go through the drive-thru and say, “I’d like to order a toy,” said Mike Manko, spokesman for District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. The customer would then drive to the window, hand over the money and get a Happy Meal box containing heroin in exchange, Manko said.

Undercover agents set up a drug buy and arrested Shania Dennis, 26, of East Pittsburgh. Dennis denied wrongdoing to reporters as she was being led away in handcuffs.

Authorities said they found 10 bags of heroin in a Happy Meal box and recovered another 50 bags from the suspect.

Another McDonald’s employee was arrested this month for selling heroin out of a restaurant in nearby Murrysville.

Authorities said the heroin recovered Wednesday does not appear to be related to the fentanyl-laced heroin blamed for 22 overdose deaths in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Obama Says Congress Responsible for Marijuana Being Schedule I Substance

During an interview with CNN that aired Friday, President Barack Obama explained that it’s Congress’ job to remove marijuana from the government’s list of Schedule I Controlled Substances, if anyone were to do it.  The President also reiterated his stance on marijuana during the interview, alluding to the fact that he might support Congress making such a decision.

In reaction to the President’s recent interview in the New Yorker, where he said he does not believe marijuana is more harmful than alcohol, CNN asked Obama whether he would push to have marijuana rescheduled.

Obama responded, “First of all, what is and isn’t a Schedule I narcotic is a job for congress.”  The President explained that the DEA is ultimately the body that determines Scheduling, but it does so based on the laws passed by Congress.  During the interview, Obama would not explicitly express his support for congressional action to reschedule marijuana.

However, he then added, “I stand by my belief, based, I think, on the scientific evidence, that marijuana, for casual users, individual users, is subject to abuse, just like alcohol is and should be treated as a public health problem and challenge.  But as I said in the interview, my concern is when you end up having very heavy criminal penalties for individual users that have been applied unevenly, and in some case, with racial disparity.”

Obama did end the interview with a warning, implying that both marijuana prohibition and full legalization can have their pitfalls.  “But I do offer a cautionary note,” Obama told CNN. “…Those who think legalization is a panacea, I think they have to ask themselves some tough questions, too, because if we start having a situation where big corporations with a lot of resources and distribution and marketing arms are suddenly going out there peddling marijuana, then the levels of abuse that may take place are going to be higher.” Continue reading....

Monday, February 3, 2014

Hemp growing going legit after decades-long ban


 DENVER (AP) — The federal government is ready to let farmers grow cannabis — at least the kind that can't get people high.

Hemp — marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin that's used to make everything from clothing to cooking oil — could soon be cultivated in 10 states under a federal farm bill agreement reached late Monday that allows the establishment of pilot growing programs.

The plant's return to legitimacy could clear the way for U.S. farmers to compete in an industry currently dominated by China. Even though it hasn't been grown in the U.S., the country is one of the fastest-growing hemp markets.

In 2011, the U.S. imported $11.5 million worth of legal hemp products, up from $1.4 million in 2000. Most of that growth was seen in hemp seed and hemp oil, which finds its way into granola bars and other products.

"This is big," said Eric Steenstra, president of Vote Hemp, a Washington-based group that advocates for the plant's legal cultivation. "We've been pushing for this a long time."

Legalized growing of hemp had congressional allies from both ends of the political spectrum. Democrats from marijuana-friendly states have pushed to legalize hemp cultivation, as have Republicans from states where the fibrous plant could be a profitable new crop.

"We are laying the groundwork for a new commodity market for Kentucky farmers," Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, said in a statement. McConnell was a lead negotiator on the inclusion of hemp in the farm bill.

The full House and Senate still must agree on the bill that will head to the House floor Wednesday. State departments of agriculture then must designate hemp-cultivation pilot projects for research purposes.

Hemp and marijuana are the same species, Cannabis sativa. Marijuana, however, is cultivated to dramatically increase THC, a psychoactive chemical that exists in trace amounts in hemp.

Hemp has historically been used for rope but has hundreds of other uses: clothing and mulch from the fiber, foods such as hemp milk and cooking oil from the seeds, and creams, soap and lotions.

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp, but centuries later the plant was swept up in anti-drug efforts and growing it without a federal permit was banned in the 1970 Controlled Substances Act.

The last Drug Enforcement Administration hemp permit was issued in 1999 for a quarter-acre experimental plot in Hawaii. That permit expired in 2003.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture last recorded an industrial hemp crop in the late 1950s, down from a 1943 peak of more than 150 million pounds on 146,200 harvested acres.

It's not clear whether legalized hemp cultivation suggests the federal government is ready to follow the 20 states that have already legalized medical marijuana, including two that also allow its recreational use.

"This is part of an overall look at cannabis policy, no doubt," Steenstra said. Continue Reading...

Friday, January 31, 2014

Medical marijuana users may face pot shortage

Medical marijuana users in B.C. are worried there soon could be a shortage of legal weed.

In just 62 days, all medical marijuana must be purchased from a federally approved supplier, but so far only five producers are licensed to grow and sell cannabis — the nearest one to B.C. is in Saskatchwan.

Medical marijuana supplier Jean Chiasson of MediJean says his lab is currently only licensed to research which strains of cannabis treat pain, seizures and a host of other ailments.
Jean Chiasson of MediJean

Medical marijuana supplier Jean Chaisson of MediJean is waiting to get Health Canada approval to produce and sell cannabis. (CBC)

"We're looking for not the holy grail, but many holy grails," said Chiasson.

"Through research and development, we can find out what it does, we can find out the potential of this great herb, this great plant ... and service a lot of patients."

The problem is they still don't have a permit and Chiasson points out, it takes time to grow the plant that needs to be bottled and shipped to patients.

"We're hoping to be able to gene sequence, we're hoping to be able to patent what we do do, and if we do come up with certain strains and Health Canada allows us we can disseminate our product around Canada," said Chiasson.

MediJean has applied to produce 15 thousand kilograms of marijuana a year.
Few companies licensed to produce and sell

Last year, Canada's 38 thousand pot patients were approved to consume 190 thousand kilograms of cannabis.

On April 1, however,  the dispensaries and patients who now grow their own marijuana are expected to chop down their plants and start buying online for as much as seven times the price.

So far only five companies have been licensed to produce and sell marijuana under the new regime — four in Ontario and one in Saskatchewan — but several hopefuls are already advertising online. Three companies are licensed to produce, but not sell. Continue Reading...

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Three Marijuana Stocks Positioned To Win

 The expanding legalization of medical marijuana has triggered a myriad of new companies going public trying to get their piece of the action.

Here are three companies that appear to be well positioned to make their move if the medical-marijuana industry takes off.

Hollywood, Calif.-based Medbox, Inc. (OTCPINK Markets: MDBX), a maker of patented, self-service, identity-verifying medicine dispensers, believes it is perfectly positioned to cash in on the burgeoning medical marijuana market.

"Legal marijuana is one of the most rapidly expanding medical markets in the U.S., projected to exceed $3 billion in 2014," said Dr. Bruce Bedrick, chief executive officer, Medbox, Inc., in a written statement. "This rapid growth is creating significant opportunities and Medbox is positioned as the first mover and clear industry leader in this burgeoning sector. Our offerings include sophisticated and comprehensive consulting services for dispensary permit applicants and cultivators, as well as offering dispensing technologies and vaporizers. The breadth and depth of our offerings position us to strengthen our leadership role and we felt it was an appropriate time to retain proven IR counsel to help us raise our visibility in the investment community, communicate our investment thesis and broaden our shareholder base," he added.

Medbox's dispensers even have the precaution of requiring a finger print check for identity. The company hopes to ultimately place these dispensers in the thousands of clinics and approved facilities that it hopes one day will dispense medical marijuana.

MDBX share price closed at $37.65 cents on Jan. 28, down $39.45 cent from its closing price of 38 cents the previous day.

Find out what could be the best investor's move when it comes to MDBX by getting the complete report here, or by cutting and pasting the following link in your Web browser:

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Secure Delivery Service

On Jan. 28, Marijuana Inc. (OTC PINK: MJNA) share volume shot through the stratosphere, with 117,547,625 shares changing hands, 6.5 times its 3-month average of 18,007,320 shares.

The sudden volume was triggered by a Jan. 28th announcement made by the San Diego holding company that one of its newly-formed subsidiaries would be providing armored transport services for companies in the cannabis industry.

Marijuana Inc.'s subsidiary, Wellness Managed Services, has gained this capability by purchasing a 50% stake in MPS International.

Cannabis Security Issue

In a written statement, MPS International’s CEO Mike Roberts outlined some specifics about the new armored marijuana transport service.

"Large amounts of product will be moved from grow to wholesaler, warehouse, testing facilities, bakeries, infusion laboratories and finally to retail locations," Roberts said. "Post transaction, and especially right now with federal regulations prohibiting FDIC insured banks from offering financial services to cannabis industry businesses, large amounts of cash will need to be transported between parties securely as this creates an easy target for predators and competing businesses," he added.

Potentially Lucrative Opportunity

In the release, Roberts went on to outline the potential opportunity that existed for providing armor transportation for currently legal cannabis businesses. He pointed out that there are now about 448 dispensaries in Colorado alone, while in California there are an estimated 2,700 dispensaries, co-operatives, wellness clinics, and taxi delivery services.

"Using an average of one armed security officer working 10 hour shifts, 7 days per week billing at the industry standard of $25/hour armed, 52 weeks per year, annual gross revenue created by just 11 locations is more than $1,000,000 for just static physical security," Roberts explained.

Once the company establishes this footprint, it says it will evaluate other cannabis markets such as those in Canada.

MJNA share price closed at 39 cents, down 1 cent from its closing price of 38 cents the previous day. Find out what could be the best investor's move when it comes to MJNA by getting the complete report here, or by cutting and pasting the following link in your Web browser:

http://www.sixfigurestockpicks.com/ Continue Reading....

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Red Velvet “Baked” Brownies


  • 1 box red velvet cake mix-substitute regular butter for Cannabis Butter AKA The Best Weed Butter Ever!
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 batch of cream cheese frosting (optional)
  • sprinkles for topping (optional)
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • shredded coconut (optional)
Beat the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Add vanilla and sugar, and continue beating until creamy.

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put cake mix in a large bowl and mix in the Cannabis Butter and egg
  3. Slowly add milk just until the batter is combined – you want it to remain as dense as possible.
  4. Place batter in a greased 8×8 pan or 8-inch cake pan and bake for 24-26 minutes.
  5. Let cool for at least 60 minutes before cutting/frosting because the gooey center needs time to set.
  6. The result will be a decadent, brownie-batter texture.
Original recipe from: http://girlmeetslife.com/

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Weedadillas

Weddadilla Ingredients:

  • Tortillas
  • Marshmallows
  • Strawberry Syrup
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Peanut Butter
  • Hershey’s Chocolate
  • 1/4 – 1/2 gram of ground up weed or your preferred serving size of cannabutter.

How To Make Weedadillas

  1. Take your tortilla and smear cannabutter on it if you have some, otherwise you can skip this step.
  2. Stir your ground up weed into your peanut butter in a microwavable safe bowl and microwave for one minute. This will soften the peanut butter and extract the THC from the weed into the peanutbutter.
  3. Add your marshmallows and Hershey’s Chocolate to your tortilla along with your peanut butter. You can layer it however you see fit.
  4. Roll up your tortilla and place it back in the microwave for another 10 to 15 seconds to ensure the chocolate and marshmellows are softened.
  5. Enjoy and get baked!
Using this basic marijuana recipe for Weedadillas you can come up with some pretty great recipes, maybe kind of marijuana smores with tortillas replacing the graham crackers.

 http://weedsmokersguide.com

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Banana Honey Hash 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
Instructions:
  1. One of the best ways to consume pot and satisfy your munchies at the same time is to eat it as ice cream.
  2. Gently ((!!!)) heating cannabis with cream is an extremely efficient way of maximizing the extraction of the THC components of cannabis. 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.
  3. Heat the cream in a saucepan until nearly boiling.
  4. In a second saucepan, melt the butter with the sugar and salt.
  5. Heat the hash with a flame and crumble it into the melted butter, stirring all the while, then whisk the cream with the butter.
  6. Peel the bananas. Put them into a large bowl and mash em up.
  7. Add cream, rum, and honey. You can add other stuff for flavor if you want, oreos, nuts, etc.
  8. Beat well to mix.
  9. Pour mixture into a chilled shallow plastic container.
  10. Cover and freeze for a few hours until the mixture is a mushy consistancy. Turn out mixture into a chilled bowl.
  11. Whisk until smooth.
  12. Return the mixture to the container, cover, and freeze until firm.
  13. Transfer to the fridge 30 minutes before serving to soften it up.
Recipe makes six servings of ice cream.

 http://ourweed.com

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Marijuana Omelette


Ingredients:

3 tablespoons cannabis milk
3 eggs
Cheese (optional)
Other toppings (optional)
Bubble hash (not required)

Directions:

Get a frying pan on the stove at medium heat. Beat the egg in a small bowl to break the yolks and mix them all together. Add the cannabis milk in to the bowl and continue to mix. If you decide to use the hash, add in as much of it in powdered form as you would like. Stir everything together in the bowl and the pour it in the the frying pan. When the omelette is flat like this, you can add in any of the topping that you were craving. This includes green peppers, cheese, sausage, ham, or anything else you’ve thought to put in there. Once you see that the omelette edges are turning solid, use a spatula to fold it in half. Let it cook on that side for about two minutes and then flip it over to the other side. When the egg turns a nice golden/yellow, you know you’ve cooked it enough.

If you’re unfamiliar with omelets, they go extremely well with hash browns and toast! The perfect diner breakfast, easily made at home. Plus it’ll be healthier than diner food AND it’s medicated. You really can’t go wrong with this recipe.

Marijuana Pesto Sauce.

ingredients :

From 150 to 200 grams of fresh basil. / 15 grams of marijuana (more or less - depends on you) / 30 grams of Parmesan / 1 / 2 cup of virgin olive oil / 3 pine nuts tablespoons  / 2 or 3  cloves of garlic




Instructions :
 

1. Heat the grass gently and softly  in olive oil,  given that the goal is to  extract its essential ingredients.  Be sure not to burn.
2. While you let the mixture get  cool, cut into thin slices fresh basil leaves.
3. Add one third of the  nuts and garlic to  basil leaves and mix it  again.
4. Add some (not all) of the Parmesan cheese to this mixture and then add  slowly your mixed  cooled oil while you connect the blender.
5. Give the blender running until you have a thick paste.
6. Add the remaining ingredients and mix it .
7. Use it in your usual recipes of pasta or  spread it on bread  to make bruschetta.








This sauce can be frozen  or store  without freezing in the refrigerator for a week.

 http://www.thesmonkey.com

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ad agencies prepare for the legal marijuana market

The slogan, “This Bud's for You” may already be claimed, but that isn't stopping advertising executives from dreaming about getting in on the burgeoning sales of legal medical and recreational marijuana – an industry estimated to already be generating revenues in the billions of dollars.

With medical marijuana sales legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia, and with Colorado and Washington legalizing recreational cannabis use for adults as of this year, many advertisers and marketers are honing their skills and preparing for a universally legal pot market.

Indeed, some industry observers say “stoner”-focused advertising is already here. Fast-food chain Taco Bell, a division of restaurant giant Yum! Brands (YUM), advertises its “fourth meal”menu to young consumers with the slogan, “you're out, you're hungry.” It also has a jingle that sings the praises of tending to your “late night munchies.”

Some marijuana entrepreneurs, like former Microsoft (MSFT) executive Jamen Shively are even establishing their own brands of cannabis in hopes of cashing on the growing business.

Mass-culture advertising of cannabis products “is going to happen quicker than you think,” said Greg Wagner, a former long-time ad executive who is now a lecturer and internship director in the marketing department at the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business.

Wagner believes the ad agencies are already working on how to counter the negative “Reefer Madness” and “Cheech & Chong” stereotypes of cannabis and its users.

“There is baggage there,” he said. “But if you think about it, there was probably baggage back in the Prohibition days, when [alcohol] became legal again.” Continue Reading....


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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Colorado mile marker 420 now 419.99

Colorado officials have remarked some mile markers off by fractions in an attempt to stop the theft of certain road signs.

Officials put their foot down to stop the theft of mile marker 420 once and for all. The Colorado Department of Transportation reported that the "MILE 420" sign along Interstate 70 is being replaced with a new sign, "MILE 419.99."

Amy Ford from the Colorado Department of Transportation says it's the only "420" sign to be replaced since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana. She says the sign was stolen for the last time, according to the Associated Press.

People have already left status updates sad to see it go. Many are calling it a tradition to nab the "Mile 420" sign, but apparently all things do come to an end.

You may have to ask if spending an extra buck fifty on marijuana purchases is worth paying to keep
Mile 420?

Happy 419.99

DJ Webb

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Homemade Medicated Krispy Kreme Doughnuts


Doughnut Ingredients:
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 3 Tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (you might need up to 2 cups of flour. depending on where you live) see note above
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 Tablespoon Butter, cold to room temperature (do not melt)
  • Dash of salt
  • Enough oil to cover the bottom few inches of a pan, wok, or a deep fryer

Glaze Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup Cannabis Butter AKA Weed Butter
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 Tablespoons hot water or as needed
Directions
 
1. In a large measuring bowl, combine the milk and boiling water. Add a teaspoon of the sugar and the yeast. Stir it gently, then leave it in a warm place for the yeast to activate. It will look foamy
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, the rest of the sugar, and the salt. Cut in the butter using your fingers or a pastry blender, until it resembles crumbs.
3. Add the egg and yeast mixture to the flour mix, and mix into a smooth dough. This usually takes about 5 minutes of mixing.
4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly-floured counter and knead for about 5 to 10 minutes—it should feel springy and little bubbles should form under the surface. Place it back in the bowl, cover with a cloth or plastic wrap, and let rise for about an hour until double in size.
5. Once risen, place the dough onto the counter and cut it into 4 pieces. One piece at a time, stretch it into a long rope about an inch to an inch and a half wide. Cut strips about an inch long, ball em up with your hands, and place them on a baking tray or wire rack to wait.Cover the donut holes with a cloth to rise. Cover the donut holes with a cloth to rise
6. Heat the oil to 375F. Place the donuts into the oil and fry until golden brown on each side, about 2 minutes. Only cook a few at a time so they don’t overcrowd and stick together.
7. Drain on a paper towel or wire rack over a cloth, before glazing them.
8. Combine ingredients for glaze. Dunk cooked donuts in warm glaze and place on paper towel or wire rack to dry. Reheat glaze if it cools too much. It needs to be warm while dunking donuts to get that yummy Krisp Kreme affect.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Medical marijuana purity under a microscope

usatoday.com

PHOENIX — Hunched over a microscope, Steve Cottrell peered at a bud from a plant that is increasingly used as medicine in Arizona and across the nation.

He pointed at a computer screen that glowed with a magnified image of the marijuana bud. The sample, the size of a quarter, was covered with powdery white bumps — a mold that was invisible to the naked eye.

Increasingly, medical-marijuana dispensaries and patients are turning to laboratories to evaluate medical-marijuana plants, identify potentially harmful substances and pinpoint the potency of plants and cannabis-infused products, from caramels and "cherry roll" candies to butter.

Cottrell, 42, and his company, AZ Med Testing, is one of a number of labs in the state that cater to the burgeoning medical-marijuana industry. The lab, located in a small office complex in north-central Phoenix, works with about a third of the state's 70-plus dispensaries, he says.

Many dispensaries market organically grown marijuana, an important selling point for patients with weak immune systems that can be further compromised if noxious elements are inhaled. Using high-tech instruments, Cottrell looks for mold, bacteria and fungus, which can weaken patients' respiratory systems. He also tests for pesticides that can degrade the nervous system. And he tests the medicine to determine the amount of active cannabinoids — including CBDs, CBG, THC and THCA — the chemicals responsible for many of the physical and psychological effects of marijuana.

Patients should know what is in their medicine, Cottrell said, just as they can with medicine bought at pharmacies and grocery stores. That, he says, is fundamental to helping patients choose the proper strain and dosage of marijuana to treat them.

"Patients with a compromised immune system, this can further their ailment and make it more dangerous for them to consume the medicine," he said. "So that's why we need to make sure all of the samples that we're testing are free of mold and microtoxins" that patients can't see unless "they have a microscope and they know what they're looking for."

When he discovers mold or pesticides, Cottrell informs his clients, who can decide to distribute the pot or destroy it.

"I'm either the most hated man in the industry, or the most loved," depending on testing outcomes, he said with a laugh.

Arizona does not require dispensaries to test for pesticides or fertilizers, although it does mandate they list chemicals used on plants. The state health director who oversees the medical-marijuana program said the public urged officials during the rule-making process to not require testing under the notion that it could increase medicine prices.

Asked if testing should be required in Arizona, Department of Health Services Director Will Humble said through a spokeswoman that it is up to consumers to decide if they want to buy cannabis from dispensaries that test.

Twenty-one states have passed medical-marijuana laws, plus Washington, D.C. While most states don't require testing, one national expert said she expects other states to follow the path of those like Massachusetts and Illinois, which require testing.

Betty Aldworth of the National Cannabis Industry Association said "even if it's not required, it tends to be sort of a standard."

Pharmacists can explain to patients the ingredients in painkillers, Aldworth points out, saying, "Why is medical marijuana any different?" Continue Reading...

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Medicated Maple Cinnamon Rolls


Dough Ingredients:
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 package (1/4 oz) active dry yeast
Filling Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoons bread four
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoons Cannabis Butter
Icing:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Cannabis Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1-2 teaspoons milk
  1. Add milk, maple syrup, butter, egg, flour, and yeast to the bread maker and set on dough cycle. Or combine all ingredients in a bowl and knead for 15 minutes.
  2. In a bowl combine brown sugar, bread flour, cinnamon, and butter for the filling.
  3. Flour a flat smooth surface and spread the dough out to roughly 17×11
  4. Spread filling evenly across the top of the dough.
  5. Roll the cinnamon rolls up from the long side.
  6. Cut the cinnamon rolls every 2 inches
  7. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown
  8. Combine the powdered sugar, butter, maple syrup, and milk to make the icing and drizzle across warm rolls.

NY set to allow limited use of medical marijuana

ALBANY, New York (AP):

New York would become the 21st state to allow medical use of marijuana under an initiative Governor Andrew Cuomo will unveil this week.

Cuomo plans to use administrative powers rather than legislative action to allow a limited number of hospitals to dispense marijuana for certain ailments. He will formally announce his plans in his state of the state speech Wednesday.

more restrictive

The New York Times first reported Cuomo's plan Saturday. It represents an about-face by Cuomo, who had previously opposed medical marijuana. Administration officials told the newspaper the medical marijuana policy will be more restrictive than in states like Colorado and California and subject to New York Health Department standards. Continue Reading...

Friday, January 10, 2014

Arizona marijuana advocates likely to aim for 2016 ballot

Associated Press | havasunews.com

PHOENIX — Advocates for legalizing marijuana for recreational use aren’t likely to get a legalization proposal on Arizona’s ballot for voters to decide this year.

The Arizona Republic reports that the advocates are more likely to aim for the ballot in 2016, when an influential advocacy group is expected to fund an initiative.

Supporters of a measure that was intended for the November ballot have gathered just 10,000 of the 259,200 valid signatures needed by July 3 to qualify for the ballot.

The effort has no major financial backing to fund signature gathering.

Voters in Arizona have approved the use of marijuana to treat certain medical conditions such as chronic pain, cancer and muscle spasms.

The state says about 40,000 people have obtained pot cards since the start of the program.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Pot Prices Double as Colorado Begins Recreational Sales

At Medicine Man Denver, a shop that began selling marijuana for recreational use last week, people waited in line to get their first taste of legal weed. Some shouted “Freedom!” to the cheering crowd as they walked out with bags of dope. They also paid about double the cost of medical marijuana.

Customers were charged $45 for an eighth of an ounce of recreational pot, compared with $25 for an identical amount that he sells for medical purposes, said Andy Williams, the president and chief executive officer.

“They’re not used to coming into a facility and paying $25 an eighth, so when they come in, it’s just whatever the price is,” Williams, 45, said by telephone. “Having the ability to buy safe, reliable, quality marijuana in an environment that’s fun and exciting sure beats going in a back alley and saying, ‘Hey buddy, you got a bag?’”

The retail price of marijuana in Colorado has doubled since Jan. 1, when the state became the first to legalize sales to anyone 21 and older. Pot for recreational use sells for an average of $400 an ounce, compared with $200 an ounce that Colorado retailers collect for medical marijuana, said Aaron Smith, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, a Washington-based trade group.

“That’s just supply and demand,” Smith said. “As more businesses open and the businesses get a sense of what the demand is and are able to meet it, the prices will go back down.”

Taxes Charged

About 21 percent in state and local taxes is charged on the sale of recreational dope, said Amber Miller, a spokeswoman for the City and County of Denver.

Colorado voters approved a ballot measure in November 2012 to decriminalize the drug in defiance of federal law, which still classifies marijuana as an illegal substance. A similar measure was approved in Washington state, where shops are set to open later this year.

The changes come as marijuana use is being redefined in the U.S. Twenty states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana use, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is planning to revive a 1980 law to allow some hospitals to make use of the drug for patients with cancer, glaucoma and other illnesses.

Shop owners in the Denver area say they’ve raised prices in response to the high demand as consumers formed lines around the block to buy the drug legally.

Bud Med, a shop in the Denver suburb of Edgewater, rolled out a green carpet for consumers waiting in the snow on the first day of sales, said Brooke Gehring, 33, owner of Patients Choice of Colorado, which has four shops including Bud Med. Customers asked for their receipts with the Jan. 1, 2014, date to keep as a memento, she said.  Continue Reading...

Cannabis Pancakes

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What You’ll Need To Make Cannabis Pancakes:

(Dry Ingredients)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoons baking soda (check expiration date first)
1 teaspoons baking powder
pinch kosher salt
1 tablespoons sugar
(Wet Ingredients)
2 eggs, separated
2 cups buttermilk
4 tablespoons Pot Butter
1 stick butter, for greasing the pan (or you can use more of your Pot butter!)

Directions:
  1. Combine all dry ingredients together. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the egg whites and the buttermilk in a small bowl. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the melted butter.
  3. Combine the buttermilk mixture with the egg yolk mixture in a large mixing bowl and whisk together until thoroughly combined.
  4. Pour the liquid ingredients on top of the dry ingredients. Using a whisk, mix the batter just enough to bring it together. Don’t try to work all the lumps out.
  5. Lightly butter the pan for each batch of pancakes.
  6. Ladle the pancake batter onto the griddle and sprinkle on fruit or chocolate chips if desired.
  7. When bubbles begin to set around the edges of the pancake and the pan-side of the cake is golden, gently flip the pancakes.
  8. Continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes or until the pancake is set.
  9. Serve immediately or cover with a towel. Hold in a warm place for 20 to 30 minutes.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

White Chocolate Chip and Walnut Pot Cookie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup canabutter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1.5 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crumbled walnuts

Directions

1.     Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2.     In a large bowl, mix together the canabutter, brown sugar, white sugar, and egg.
3.     In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking soda.
4.     Slowly combine the flour mixture to the butter mixture, stirring until smooth.
5.     Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
6.     Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place them 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet.
7.     Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly browned on the bottom.

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Legalizing marijuana in U.S. gets an unlikely supporter

The growing campaign for legalizing marijuana has a new, unlikely supporter: the National Review.
The conservative magazine published an editorial on Monday applauding Colorado for becoming the first state to make the "prudent choice" of legalizing recreational marijuana, "thus dispensing with the charade of medical restrictions and recognizing the fact that, while some people smoke marijuana to counter the effects of chemotherapy, most people smoke marijuana to get high.

The prohibition of marijuana, its editors argue, has led to "billions in enforcement costs, and hundreds of thousands of arrests each year, in a fruitless attempt to control a mostly benign drug."
"We make a lot of criminals while preventing very little crime," the National Review writes, "and do a great deal of harm in the course of trying to prevent an activity that presents little if any harm in and of itself."

The editorial comes less than a week after the world's first legal recreational marijuana sales began in Colorado, with pot stores seeing long lines and retailers reporting supply shortages, pushing prices as high as $400 an ounce. Continue Reading...

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Cannabis Pan-fried Zucchini


Make marijuana pan-fried zucchini!

6 small zucchini, sliced
1 small purple onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
Cannabis Butter
Salt
Pepper
Fresh basil leaves, cut up (dried can be substituted)

Note: if you have a small skillet, you may need to this recipe in two batches. You don’t want to crowd the zucchini.

Slice zucchini and chop onion. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in medium hot skillet. Add onion and crushed garlic clove, stir until brown. Melt one more tablespoon of butter and add zucchini. Cook zucchini until soft, occasionally stirring to evenly cook. Remove from stove, add salt, pepper and basil. One more stir and it’s ready to serve!

Serves: 4

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Cannabis Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies


Ingredients

1 cup of softened cannabis butter
1 cup of granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 box (preferably 7.4oz) Alpine Spiced Apple Cider Instant Original Drink Mix.
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
3 cups of all purpose flour
1 bag (14oz) of Kraft Caramels

Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place parchment on cookie sheets.
In a bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.
With an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar and salt with all 10 packages of Apple Cider drink mix powder, until light, fluffy and creamy.

One at a time, mix in eggs and vanilla, beat well.
Gradually pour in flour to mixture. Mix until blended well.

Place mixture in refrigerator for around one hour. Scoop out the cookie dough about the size of a walnut. Flatten each ball of dough in the palm of your hand slightly. Push the unwrapped caramel into center of dough and seal dough around it, covering completely. Place on parchment sheets about 2 inches apart.

Bake 12-14 minutes or until light brown on edges. Recipe makes about 4 dozen.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year







Marijuana Spaghetti



1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 small can tomato paste
1 (28 ounce) diced or stewed tomatoes
3-4 teaspoons basil
3-4 teaspoons oregano
1 tsp. garlic powder
2-3 tbls. Marijuana butter
salt to taste
(Note that the above is for homemade sauce. You can use a jar of store bought and just add the butter to it. Has to be real butter pot butter because margarine butter is water based and will make the sauce thin.)
So brown your ground beef until cooked. Add all ingredients except butter. Bring to a boil and simmer 20 mins or until desired consistency. Add butter, stir until melted, and serve over noodles.

 http://easymarijuanarecipes.net/


Green Bean Weed Casserole



Ingredients:
2 medium onions
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup bread crumbs
3 tablespoons marijuana butter
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup half and half
1 pound fresh green beans

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cut onions into the thinnest slices possible. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the onions until they are deep brown and caramelized. Toss caramelized onions with bread crumbs.

Heat the marijuana butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic, pepper, and nutmeg and cook, stirring, for another minute. Sprinkle the flour over the pan and cook, stirring for another couple minutes. Mix in chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Stir in half and half. Cook, stirring often, until mixture thickens. Remove skillet from heat and stir in one-fourth of the onion/bread crumb mixture along with the green beans. Spray a 1 1/2 quart baking dish with cooking spray and fill three-fourths full with the bean mixture. Spread remaining onion/bread crumb mixture over the top of the pan. Bake, uncovered, for about 45 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and the top has browned.