Monthly Archives: August 2014

Recipe: Medicated Rosemary, Honey, Olive Oil and Figs Cake

Recipe: Medicated Rosemary, Honey, Olive Oil and Figs Cake

The late summer fig session is here and I found myself with an abundance of figs needing eating. I thought, “Let them eat cake!” I adapted a rosemay olive oil cake I usually make in winter (see notes) for this application. It is based on a traditional Italian cake. This is a perfect vehicle for […]

Israel is Allowing Soldiers to Use Medical Cannabis While In Service

Israel is Allowing Soldiers to Use Medical Cannabis While In Service

According to an Israeli cannabis Blog, it appears that the Israel Defense Force has made an official statement regarding the certified use of medical cannabis by Israeli citizens during their active military duty. Specifically, the site is claiming that the IDF has publicly announced that being prescribed cannabis and continuing to use cannabis while actively […]

Colorado Marijuana Tax Fifth Amendment Hearing in Denver Today

Colorado Marijuana Tax Fifth Amendment Hearing in Denver Today

There will be a preliminary injunction hearing in Denver District Court on Friday in a lawsuit brought by marijuana civil rights activists seeking to protect their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Plaintiffs will argue in front of The Honorable Judge John Madden IV that payment of marijuana taxes violates a citizen’s Fifth Amendment right against […]

Support New Approach Oregon’s Legalization Fundraiser!

Support New Approach Oregon’s Legalization Fundraiser!

New Approach Oregon is pushing forward with their eyes on the prize: legalization in the state of Oregon via a ballot initiative that voters will get to decide on this November. New Approach Oregon is backing Oregon Initiative 91, a proposal which would legalize cannabis use for all adults in the state of Oregon. In […]

Recipe: Rosemary-Infused Peach Jam

Recipe: Rosemary-Infused Peach Jam

Growing and canning your own food is a lot of work, but more than rewarding, especially when you can create a surprise recipe for someone special. Our garden (located in the Salt Lake valley, click here to link to Gradi’s Organic Garden) provided us when plenty of great herbs this season, with Rosemary getting huge […]

Cannabis Book Review: The Kitchen presented by Uptown Grow Labs

Cannabis Book Review: The Kitchen presented by Uptown Grow Labs

The Kitchen presented by Uptown Grow Labs is a magnificent and thick book with beautiful photos of cannabis, but it is also much more than a sumptuous coffee table album. In the opening pages, readers are told that if they want step-by-step grow instructions, they won’t find them in this book, although you can find step-by-step […]

You’re Invited: Parents Organize Birthday Party in Memory of Sabina Rose

You’re Invited: Parents Organize Birthday Party in Memory of Sabina Rose

Today, August 21st, 2014, would have been Sabina Rose‘s second birthday. Born with Dravet Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, beautiful, sweet Sabina passed away on December 2, 2013.  The most tragic thing about this little girl’s passing was that she was waiting for legal access to a high-CBD cannabis oil. She hadn’t responded well […]

Hemp Industries Association: Don’t Call CBD Oil “Hemp Oil”

Hemp Industries Association: Don’t Call CBD Oil “Hemp Oil”

Hemp food consumers and companies have raised concerns regarding extracts of CBD ( cannabidiol, a non – psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis ) being marketed as “ hemp oil. ” Hemp oil is the common term for hemp seed oil (see Wikipedia), obtained by pressing hemp seeds that contain low levels of CBD, typically less than […]

Missing My Girls: A Farmer’s Heartbreak

Missing My Girls: A Farmer’s Heartbreak

I miss the way my hair would feel after a long day of staking monstrous, sticky stalks, finding the perfect nook to tie the green gardening tape onto the stake, and giving it a little shake just to make sure it could withhold the wind, and gasp… rain. It felt like a combination of glue […]

PETITION: Enact New Federal Laws to Protect Citizens from Police Violence & Misconduct

PETITION: Enact New Federal Laws to Protect Citizens from Police Violence & Misconduct

Via Shaun King, Change.org petition creator: This petition is for Amadou Diallo – shot at 41 times. An innocent, hardworking man simply reaching for his wallet, Diallo should be alive today. This petition is for Sean Bell – shot at over 50 times and killed on his wedding day.  This petition is for Oscar Grant – handcuffed with […]