This Week’s Marijuana News Round-Up: 80 Year Old Marijuana Lifer Alberto Rosales Granted Clemency; Feds Drop Case Against Harborside Health Center; Bud Summit at White House Not What Activists Envisioned; Feds Raid 3 Michigan Medical Marijuana Dispensaries; Is California’s Cottage Marijuana IndustryGoing Up In Smoke?; High Potency Cannabis Outlawed in Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Bill; Cannabis Appellations Project Branding Local Crops; and more.
Legal/Political Marijuana News
80 Year Old Marijuana Lifer Alberto Rosales Granted Clemency — One marijuana lifer, 80 year old Alberto Rosales, made this week’s list of the latest presidential commutations.
Feds Drop Case Against Harborside Health Center — Score one for medical cannabis: In a major victory for medical marijuana patients and their allies, the United States government is dropping its forfeiture case against the world’s largest pot dispensary, Harborside Health Center in Oakland.
Bud Summit at White House Not What Activists Envisioned — It took a pot-smoking protest outside the White House, but on Monday, advocates for marijuana legalization were set for a historic face-to-face meeting with the Obama administration about easing laws governing the drug. Except, it wasn’t.
Marijuana News State by State
Is California’s Cottage Marijuana IndustryGoing Up In Smoke? — I would show up and pay in advance,” he says, “Cash up to ten thousand bucks, for the right to just grow and be left alone, and know that I was legal.” In the end, the chances of Dan’s ten thousand dollars buying his ability to farm legally are getting slimmer and slimmer. Louder voices are at the policy table, and one by one regulations are layering on costs. The future for Dan and his father is uncertain, and he doesn’t have a lot of say in the outcome.
California Cannabis Appellations Project Branding Local Crops — Since new state laws redefined cannabis cultivation as agriculture, many farmers are looking for ways to distinguish their products from the ever-expanding array of goods available to marijuana patients. Some farmers in the Emerald Triangle, seeking to preserve the name recognition the crop has brought to the region for decades, are turning towards establishing regional appellations to protect the unique culture and branding of their cannabis.
Feds Raid 3 Michigan Medical Marijuana Dispensaries — Federal officials raided three Lansing medical marijuana dispensaries and now those tied directly to the business are speaking out. The moves come after state police and the FBI raided several locations of HydroWorld Tuesday.
High Potency Cannabis Outlawed in Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Bill — Patients using marijuana could not smoke marijuana flowers nor use cannabis with high levels of THC under revisions expected to be made Wednesday to Ohio’s proposed medical marijuana law.
Lifestyle Marijuana News
What to Watch: Penny Dreadful — Named for the cheap serial literature that was sold by the chapter on street corners during the nineteenth century, Penny Dreadful combines storylines from Dracula, Frankenstein, Jack the Ripper, The Portrait of Dorian Gray, and more. On paper it all sounds awful. But instead of coming off as a cheap period piece version of True Blood, Penny Dreadful is brooding, intellectual, spiritual, and thought provoking. And its lead character enjoys weed!
Does the Generation Gap Still Exist? — Perhaps the greatest multi-generational unifier of all is cannabis! In the 60s , you would have been hard pressed to find a young person sitting down for a sesh with his or her parents and/or grandparents. Today, it’s no longer uncommon and in fact the 50 and older crowd, AKA the “Senior Stoners” are the fastest growing demographic among marijuana users.
How to Germinate Marijuana Seeds — Every gardener knows that you must plant a seed to grow a garden. But you say “Mitch, what about clones? They’re not seeds.” This is true, but at some point in a young clone’s life there was a seed planted to produce its mother. So, it all starts with the seed. Learn how to germinate marijuana seeds in this comprehensive tutorial.