Monthly Archives: July 2014

Be Good to Your Dealer: Stoner Etiquette 101

Be Good to Your Dealer: Stoner Etiquette 101

Recreational cannabis has been legally instituted statewide in Colorado and Washington, which will change the way in which people will now be able obtain it. Marijuana enthusiasts (sometimes referred to as “stoners”, “potheads” or “tokers”) are now allowed to walk into clean, well-lighted shops which are managed by knowledgeable bud tenders and make their selections […]

Missouri CBD-Only Medical Marijuana Bill Signed by Governor

Missouri CBD-Only Medical Marijuana Bill Signed by Governor

The following text is a press release from NORML that was released on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. A bill which will permit marijuana to be grown legally in the state of Missouri for the first time since cannabis prohibition began and which will allow cannabidiol (CBD) to be extracted from those plants and provided to […]

House Appropriations Bill Threatens Endangered Species

House Appropriations Bill Threatens Endangered Species

On July 9, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee for Interior, Environment and Related Agencies passed the 2015 appropriations bill for the Department of the Interior. The bill includes numerous policy riders seriously damaging to wildlife and important habitat including some likely to lead to the extinction of several key species, Defenders of Wildlife said. […]

Complex PTSD: What Exactly is It?

Complex PTSD: What Exactly is It?

The struggle with mental or emotional illness is largely an unseen one. Most people who battle internal demons appear, to others, to be perfectly physically healthy. It can be difficult for some people to understand that someone who seems healthy most of the time can be completely unwell and unable to control their emotional responses […]

Benton Mackenzie and Family Face Prison for Cannabis Despite Terminal Condition

Benton Mackenzie and Family Face Prison for Cannabis Despite Terminal Condition

Hot. Sticky. Just plain ick of a drive in search of answers and a need to meet the Mackenzie family face to face. Dragging my husband along on an especially muggy day, we headed to visit with Benton, his wife Loretta, their son, Cody and Benton’s parents, Dorothy and Charles Mackenzie. I honestly don’t have […]

Police Obtain Warrant to Give Teen Boy Erection, Photograph It

Police Obtain Warrant to Give Teen Boy Erection, Photograph It

Police in Manassas City, Virginia made what many feel was a questionable decision: they obtained a search warrant that would allow them to take a teenage boy to a medical facility, give him a medication to induce an erection, and photograph his erect genitals. And no, this is not a joke. According to a statement […]

Susan Sarandon Shuns Smoking, Cool with Cannabis

Susan Sarandon Shuns Smoking, Cool with Cannabis

The media is always hounding female celebrities for their beauty secrets. Now, one of the biggest names in Hollywood (and one well known for advocating for legalization,  toking before red carpet events, and depicting medical marijuana use in movies before it was socially acceptable) is telling people that if they want to stay young, they […]

Knit, Purl, Puff: The Joys of Stoned Knitting

Knit, Purl, Puff: The Joys of Stoned Knitting

Everyone knows the stereotype of the lazy stoner, sitting on the couch, eating Doritos and watching television. What these people fail to realize is that there is nothing like enjoying a little cannabis and sitting down to do something productive. It’s a uniquely pleasureable experience, one that far too many people have thus far been […]

Take Action: Tell the FCC to Protect Net Neutrality

Take Action: Tell the FCC to Protect Net Neutrality

Tomorrow is the last day for American citizens to weigh in  on net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission will still be accepting comments for another day, so now’s the time to act if you want to help protect a free and neutral internet. What is net neutrality? In a nutshell, net neutrality is the concept […]

Call It What It Is: Why Diction Matters In Cannabis Law

Call It What It Is: Why Diction Matters In Cannabis Law

Utah is now one of 11 states with a “medical marijuana” law which is not all inclusive, but rather exclusive. Utah’s CBD-only law went into effect July 1, 2014, however it is designed to treat one illness/disease with one specific strain of high CBD/low THC cannabis (Charlotte’s Web) and does not provide for any in-state […]