Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wild animals used to guard marijuana operation

This is one of the funniest marijuana news items I've seen in a while. Apparently some guys in Canada were using wild animals to guard their weed growing operation, including bears, but all the animals turned out to be tame and just sat around watching when the police showed up. Maybe they got into the stash!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Oregonian calls medical marijuana a 'farce'

The editorial board of The Oregonian says "the whole wink-and-nod farce that has characterized the politics of medical marijuana has become downright offensive."
Exactly. That's why it should just be completely legalized.
Another smarter and more sensible blogger responds to the editorial here.

Poor Washington DC residents get cheap weed

NY Daily News reports that a law in Washington D.C. will require discounts on medical marijuana for the poor. Maybe some day it will be a $4 prescription at Wal-Mart. We can only pray.

New group calls for marijuana legalization with 'Just Say Now' campaign

The Huffington Post reports that a new group of marijuana legalization advocates are launching campaigns in several states using the slogan 'Just Say Now'. The group is made up of former judges, prosecutors, cops, bloggers and others.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

How should employers handle medical marijuana users?

The Wall Street Journal asks in a new poll: How should employers handle workers who use medical marijuana where legal? So far a whopping 62 percent of those who've voted say employers should cover medical marijuana with health benefits and should ignore testing. I am in complete agreement!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Weedtoon #2

Okay, so I had planned to post a cartoon every day, but I forgot. What can I say? That's what happens when you have a pothead for an editor. Anyway, here's another cartoon to giggle at:

Marijuana legalization supporters earn more than opposition

The Associated Press has some great news for us today: Marijuana legalization supporters in California have out-earned the opposition by hundreds of thousands of dollars. Right on.

Senate bill could do away with medical marijuana edibles

CBS News reports that a new Senate bill introduced by (who else?) Diane Feinstein could prohibit selling marijuana mixed with candy and other sweets. The law is supposed to keep companies from marketing marijuana to kids. What a joke. Who the hell is going to sell this stuff to kids anyway? I just can't picture a child walking into a dispensary and walking out with marijuana in any form. I suppose it could happen, but it would definitely be an exception to the norm, and should be delt with on a case-by-case basis instead of just taking away this much-needed medicine for everybody. This is just another part of Sen. Feinstein's personal war against drugs. She should be ashamed of herself.

Top 10 Stoner Movies Ever: #7 Pineapple Express

Sorry for the delay on this entry. I've been a busy man lately. But anyway, here it is: The #7 Top Stoner Movie Ever.
Pineapple Express is a classic fish-out-of-water story about two potheads who get caught up in an action movie plot straight out of a Jerry Bruckheimer flick. 
Seth Rogen stars as pothead everyman Dale Denton, a process server who witnesses a murder and must escape certain death at the hands of criminal thugs with lots and lots of guns.
I've always liked Seth Rogen and found him hilarious, but he is really out-shined in this one by co-star James Franco. Franco plays Denton's drug dealer Saul and is so lovably goofy that he steals the show. I don't know why he doesn't play more comedy roles, because this dude is seriously funny.
If you like Judd Apatow style comedy, don't miss this one.
Here's a clip:

Feds thinking about medical marijuana policy overhaul?

California Watch reports that top drug officials may be hinting at reform of medical marijuana policy. It's about time!

Marijuana to treat Tourettes?

According to State Bill Colorado, the state is considering allowing medical marijuana use for Tourettes Syndrome.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Medical marijuana feeding black market

The Daily Camera has a very in depth article about marijuana from Colorado's medical cannabis industry feeding the black market, because apparently these guys are growing so much weed that they have to give some of it away illegally.
There's also a video to go along with the report. You can watch it right here: