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Posted 11 months ago in Marijuana On the Lighter Side by Josh Crank  
Seattle’s Finest to Protect and Serve (Doritos) at Hempfest

Seattle continues its steady climb toward utopia this weekend as its police force prepares to descend on the 22nd Annual Seattle Hempfest… to give away free bags of Doritos. Amid the jam bands and bong booths, Seattle police officers will use reasonable force to suppress the munchies at the pro-pot festival, at least until the last of their 1,000 bags is gone. This essential public service has a secondary goal. Each one-ounce bag of chips will have have a label …

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Posted 12 months ago in Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Illinois Becomes 20th Medical Marijuana State

Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a bill making Illinois the 20th state to legalize marijuana for medical use. “This is really an important day, I think, for healing in Illinois,” said Quinn at the signing ceremony at the University of Chicago. The new law is a clear victory for medical marijuana supporters, but Illinois’ statute is also one of the most restrictive in the nation. State legislators who championed the bill say the tight regulations will prevent crime …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Marijuana by Michele Bowman  
Fla. Couple Wants Pot Plants Back from Sheriff

A couple who has been active in the effort to have medicinal marijuana use protected in Florida had their crop seized by the sheriff; now the cops are refusing to give it back, so the couple is suing.   Medicinal Use: ‘Life and Death’ Cathy Jordan, who suffers from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and her husband Bob reportedly say smoking marijuana is the only thing that relieves her painful symptoms. The couple had about …

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Happy 420 Day, if You Know What We Mean [Infographic]

With 4/20 approaching, we’ve published weedblog.com’s infographic on the legalization of pot, and you can stare at it for hours. Pass the Doritos, Mary Jane. Currently, the federal government classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, which is a real downer for proponents of legalization. (Substances on Schedule 1 are considered to have high potential for abuse and no currently accepted medical use.) But opinions differ, as 18 states and D.C. have legalized marijuana for medical use. In the last …

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Posted 2 years ago in Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Can Marijuana Lift Colorado Out of the Recession?

Colorado raked in $5 million in tax revenue in 2011 from medical marijuana businesses, and its cities collected hundreds of thousands more from the budding industry. With Colorado voters poised to legalize marijuana for recreational use this November, their tax coffers could be facing an avalanche of new funds currently being lost to the black market. But tax revenues aren’t the only potential economic benefit hinging on legal weed. If voters pass Amendment 64, which would legalize marijuana and regulate …

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