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A New ACLU Campaign for District Attorney Accountability has Some DA’s Upset

The Weed Blog - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 18:24

  ACLU Campaign for District Attorney Accountability The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has typically been supportive of marijuana law reform efforts.  After all, there is no denying the way that cannabis prohibition has negatively affected minorities and their families. Well, the ACLU of Oregon launched a new district attorney (DA) accountability campaign to teach people [...]

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Medical Marijuana Laws in Popular Counties of California

The Weed Blog - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 16:54

Medical Marijuana Laws in Popular Counties of California   The rush is on for the 1st of January 2018. On this date, all marijuana rules have to be in place. If they are not, then those who fall short will be liable as they would be in violation of State and Federal law. Last November, [...]

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Cannabis Season Week 15: More Pot Shop Touring in Portland

The Weed Blog - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 15:44

  Cannabis Season – Week 15   I will be continuing my Dispensary Tour north and east of the Willamette River.  Here is how I walked 42.4 miles from Sunday July 16 through Saturday, July 22.  This is after the most recent update to the prosthetic in my right shoe, and is definitely more like [...]

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Will Prohibition Return to Legalized States?

The Weed Blog - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 15:14

Will Prohibition Return to Legalized States? In addition to the barrage of questions that customers ask regarding the effects of indicas, sativas and hybrids that I get as a budtender, there is another question that comes up a great deal when people come visit me at the bud bar. Yes, we have the damn gummies [...]

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What is the Best Way to Do Dabs? A Little Dab Will Do!

The Weed Blog - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 16:38

What is the Best Way to Do Dabs? Dabbing is the common terms for smoking or vaping concentrated cannabis. While it has been around for nearly a decade, there are still some uncertainties as to how to perform this technique.  TWB has posted about dabs before, but we wanted to give you the lowdown on [...]

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For Those Who Want to Lead Find Some Weed

The Weed Blog - Wed, 08/30/2017 - 14:06

For Those Who Want to Lead, Find Some Weed Looking at the world around me right now I have noticed, as I am sure many of you have, that people are angry. Just so happens there is an excellent relief for aggression out there. It can help people to chill out that temper a little [...]

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Many Americans use Cannabis for Chronic Pain Because it is Better than Opioids

The Weed Blog - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 16:00

CANNABIS FOR CHRONIC PAIN Currently, 1/3 America suffers from chronic pain, defined as pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks. It commonly coincides alongside secondary symptoms and conditions, from trouble sleeping to a weakened immune system to anxiety and depression. The problem with chronic pain and other health conditions, however, is that many people turn [...]

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Tips for Successfully Growing Marijuana Indoors

The Weed Blog - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 15:12

Tips for Successfully Growing Marijuana Indoors Whether or not you have a green thumb, growing marijuana can be a challenge. If you want to grow your own indoor marijuana plant, you might encounter some trouble. These tips can help you have a successful grow, regardless of the color of your thumb. Do your research Before [...]

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Marijuana Container Planting: A Primer

The Weed Blog - Tue, 08/22/2017 - 19:07

Marijuana Container Planting: A Primer Container planting is one of the most common methods of growing cannabis. Aside from convenience, container planting allows for better and much more thorough maintenance operations. This method has paved the way for the development of special cannabis plant containers for optimized gardening. Now, growing your own supply of cannabis [...]

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In Defense of Philando Castile & Smoking Cannabis

The Weed Blog - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 23:20

In Defense of Philando Castile & Smoking Cannabis For the rest of my life, I will remember the name of Philando Castile, a 32 year old African American man who was racially profiled, pulled over and hastily, recklessly shot to death by former St. Anthony (Minnesota) police department officer Jeronimo Yanez. Yanez irrationally feared for [...]

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Shutting Down Marijuana Dispensaries Increases Crime Rate

The Weed Blog - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:02

Shutting Down of Marijuana Dispensaries Increases Crime Rate   A History of Marijuana There has long been a link between marijuana and crime rates. Because there was always such a high demand and it is a drug with proven health benefits, marijuana has always the most popular illegal substance. Marijuana was banned in 1937 despite [...]

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Which One is Better For Growing Cannabis Hydroponics or Soil?

The Weed Blog - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:00

Which One is Better For Growing Cannabis: Hydroponics or Soil?   In the realm of cannabis cultivation, there is this one question that lingers on for all eternity: how should you grow your cannabis hydroponics or soil? And the answer can be as simple as — if you like the challenge and tinkering with new [...]

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3 Deadly Pharmaceuticals that Could be Replaced by Marijuana

The Weed Blog - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 18:47

3 Deadly Pharmaceuticals that Could Be Replaced by Marijuana 1.     Opioid-Based Painkillers So why is Big Pharma investing millions of dollars every year in researching and creating its own marijuana-based pain killers?  Because Big Pharma recognizes medicinal marijuana outshines typical medications in many ways, and the prescriptions drug companies do not want to [...]

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5 Steps to Perfecting Grow Room Climate Control

The Weed Blog - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:30

Five steps to perfecting grow room climate control Many growers who are just starting to make the transition from hobbyist to a bigger setup don’t realize how quickly an entire crop can go bad. Or, while not quite as catastrophic, some growers simply don’t know how much better their yield could be if they just [...]

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Almost 30 Miles in One Week Touring Portland’s Pot Shops

The Weed Blog - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 15:58

This week I walked almost 30 miles in one week touring Portland’s pot shops and attending the cannabis events in week 14.  My trek includes Willamette Week’s Best of Portland Party as well as all of the 710 sales (in the Cannabis culture, July 10 is oil day, since 710 spun 180° onto its head [...]

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Reconnect with Cannabis in Amsterdam- the Cannabis Capital

The Weed Blog - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 16:03

Cannabis Capital Do you want to be a better budtender? Then go to Amsterdam. Working in the industry in America with knowledge of the old world is priceless and it can be a good way to reconnect with cannabis if you are a long-time budtender. After a time, so much weed goes through your hands [...]

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Ohio Lawmaker Urges Rescheduling of Cannabis to Allow for Research

The Weed Blog - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 15:45

Ohio Lawmaker Urges Rescheduling of Cannabis When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its controlled substances scheduling or drug classifications in 1970, they intended to classify drugs based on their potential for abuse, their medical use, and how addictive they may be. Few drugs scheduled as a Schedule I drug – that is, a [...]

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Probationers Allowed Access to MMJ

Sensible Colorado News - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 17:14
Probationers Allowed Access to Medical Marijuana

Prior to the passage of House Bill 15-1267, probationers in Colorado were prohibited by law from engaging in the use of medical marijuana to treat their conditions. C.R.S. §18-1.3-204 stated that probationers must lead a “law-abiding life.” This was interpreted by Colorado courts as requiring probationers to abstain from the use of marijuana, even if that use were of a medical nature, because marijuana use is still illegal under federal law. Needless to say, this placed a high degree of hardship on patients with particularly severe illnesses who were deprived of medically necessary treatment.

Thanks to House Bill 15-1267, signed into law on May 8, 2015 by Governor Hickenlooper, probationers in the state of Colorado are no longer automatically prohibited from using medical marijuana as a result of their probationary status. The bill, which passed overwhelmingly in both the Colorado House and Senate, instead exempts the use of medical marijuana from this mandate, stating that: “the possession or use of medical marijuana, as authorized pursuant to Section 14 of Article XVIII of the state constitution, shall not be considered another offense such that its use violates the terms of probation.”

While probationers are still required to lead a “law-abiding life,” this new law effectively establishes that in the state of Colorado, such a life may, for some, include the use of medical marijuana. Not all Colorado probationers will be eligible for the use of medical marijuana as a result of this legal change. If the probation-inducing defense were a violation of the Medical Marijuana Code of Colorado, such a probationer would not be allowed to use medical marijuana. Furthermore, judges retain discretion to prohibit the use of medical marijuana if the judge believes such a prohibition would be necessary for the probationer to otherwise “accomplish the goals of sentencing”. But overall, HB 15- 1267 is a boon to many patients on probation who are now able to access the medical treatment they need.

HB 15-1267 has been added to the Colorado statutes as C.R.S. §18-1.3-204(1)(b) and (2)(a)(VII)

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