Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Return of the Honey Bees

The Return of the Honey Bees

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a serious agricultural concern and unfortunately it has been promoted with false information, bad science, and of course people’s opinions. With much of our food supply being dependent on open pollinators like bees, our concern for their health should be on par with our own. So what exactly is the […]

Dabbin’ Dames: A Lady’s Guide to BHO and Vaporizing Cannabis Concentrates

Dabbin’ Dames: A Lady’s Guide to BHO and Vaporizing Cannabis Concentrates

PHOTO: OG Kush by Andy Haggis Disclaimer: This article assumes that cannabis users enjoying BHO/concentrates are doing so safely. This means using concentrates made from high-quality, organic flower with no residual solvent or contaminant present. Vera recommends having at least one lab analysis available for any oil-maker whose product you are considering. The author, an oil-maker, […]

Grow Your Own Food: A Spring Gardening Primer

Grow Your Own Food: A Spring Gardening Primer

Photo courtesy: DumboCSA With the price of food increasing along with the prevalence of GMOs and other nasty sprays and insecticides, growing your own fruits and vegetables makes sense on so many levels. Creating a garden does not have to be expensive. This article will examine a small garden that was created by one person for less […]

TX: Patient Activist Vincent Lopez’s Moving Speech for Cannabis Freedom

TX: Patient Activist Vincent Lopez’s Moving Speech for Cannabis Freedom

Photo Courtesy: Texas NORML Texas NORML’s Patient Outreach Director and publisher of The Austin 420, Vincent Lopez, was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at age 11. He’s defied the odds in not letting illness stand in the way of his ambitions in bringing forth a new way of thinking, a new sense of awareness, and a […]

What’s Next in Line for Marijuana Legislation Across the U.S.?

What’s Next in Line for Marijuana Legislation Across the U.S.?

Americans have witnessed substantial changes in marijuana legislation over the last 18 years, since California’s decision to legalize medicinal usage in 1996. But the forward-movement actually began over 40 years ago with Oregon’s decision to decriminalize marijuana in 1973. By 1978, a bevy of states including Alaska, California, Colorado, Mississippi, New York, Nebraska, North Carolina, […]

Colorado: Fight for Legalization Protections Rages On

Colorado: Fight for Legalization Protections Rages On

News from Colorado Cannabis Patients Alliance: HB1122, a clean-up bill, defines “locked and enclosed” among other things. Passed and already signed by the Governor. *** The Whizzinator Bill (HB-1040) was killed in committee. Essentially it came down to ridiculousness. It started out as a felony, then got dropped to a misdemeanor, then a civil fine. […]

Are Cannabis Death Stats No Longer Zero?

Are Cannabis Death Stats No Longer Zero?

Photo: Bryan Ochalla Statistics have a tendency of separating us from the magnitude of death. The news today tells us many stories about deaths from all around this little blue planet. But two particular deaths are what this blog post is about. It’s a small number … 2. But the sterility of the statistic hides […]

Free Bree: Green Family Update and Mother’s Day Event

Free Bree: Green Family Update and Mother’s Day Event

After fighting the courts for the return of their daughter, beautiful Brielle (the famous Bree from the #FreeBree movement), the Green family is still going to be spending Mother’s Day with a child conspicuously absent from their family gathering. Maria’s son Elliott has been the focus of an ongoing custody battle with her ex-husband, and […]

Cannabis Curriculum: John Dvorak’s Speech at Hartford, CT Global Marijuana March

Cannabis Curriculum: John Dvorak’s Speech at Hartford, CT Global Marijuana March

The following is John Dvorak’s speech at the Hartford (CT) Global Marijuana March: It’s great to be back in Hartford for the Global Marijuana March!   Why are we here today?  Some of us are here because we know medical marijuana is the safest and most effective medicine known to man.  Some of you love industrial […]

Ripples of Hope: Pennsylvania Parents Seek Broader Cannabis Legislation

Ripples of Hope: Pennsylvania Parents Seek Broader Cannabis Legislation

Photo: Latrisha Bentch and Dana Ulrich lobbying at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg By Latrisha Bentch and Dana Ulrich On May 2nd, 2014, several Pennsylvania families, ours included, received emails from the office of our Governor, Tom Corbett. We must admit; our initial reaction to the long overdue correspondence was not that of elation or […]