The marijuana industry is the hottest thing since sliced bread, and marijuana stocks are thriving as a result. Here’s a quick rundown of how some of the industry’s largest players’ stock prices have performed over the trailing 12 months: . . . Read Complete Report
Six Top Pot Stocks for 2017
“They’re headed only one way over the long run… up!”
Celebrating 420 Day in shadow of AG Jeff Sessions’ anti-cannabis …
3 hours ago – April 20 marks 420 day, a day to celebrate cannabis culture and push for cannabis legalization.
Puffing herb is one of my favorite past-times. To that end, I celebrate 4/20 all 365 days a year. I consider myself a pro now, but it wasn’t always that way. In high school, there was a lot of anticipation around my celebration of 4/20. Local dealers were contacted weeks in advance to source the required nug (gotta avoid price gouging and scarcity issues).
Bud in hand, we’d huddle over the brown brick of what we’d convince ourselves was “fire” and extract every last morsel of bud off the stems. Cigarellos were broken down, licked excessively, then re-purposed together like some bastardized Transformer known for it’s power of getting ridiculously stoned. In short: we were idiots. So for those who plan on partoking tomorrow, here are five things you can do to greatly improve your day that I’ve learned in my (high) life. . . . Read Complete Report
A Charleroi man was arrested Saturday night for allegedly stealing a bag of marijuana that had been seized as evidence from the Charleroi Regional police department.
David Allan Thompson, 27, of 426 Fallowfield Ave., reportedly stopped at the station at 338 Fallowfield Ave. about 8 p.m.
Officer David Kimball, who had been working on reports from other incidents that day, took Thompson to a room to speak with him. Kimball left the room to retrieve his cellphone, telling Thompson he would be right back, according to the affidavit by police filed with District Judge Jay Weller. Kimball went to the patrol room to get his phone, noticing Thompson had followed him into that room.
Thompson was escorted out of the patrol room and back into the original room by Kimball. After Thompson finished talking with the officer, he left the station.
Kimball, according to the complaint, returned to the patrol room to finish the report and log evidence, including the marijuana, which he noticed was gone. After checking to see if another officer had bagged it, Kimball searched the desk. . . . Read Complete Report
I’ve heard smoking pot blamed for some of the most ridiculous things in the world over the last 70 years but I’ve got to admit this one takes the cake. Of course I’m not saying that some of the good people who played cannibalistic zombies in the hit TV series “The Living Dead” hadn’t smoked a bowl or two before the shoot. . . but pot causing the recent “cannibal” attacks would be funny as hell if I wasn’t so tired of the misinformation about one of the most useable plants on our green earth. lets FACE it, That’s carryin “making a munchies run ” just a bit far.
If you’ve never watched ‘Reefer Madness” I’ve included the full movie below.for your amusement. . . EDITOR
–Media headlines (and some experts’ claims) that cannabis might have caused a guy to kill and chew his victim’s face off
Talk about one topic being ‘good’, the other one being ‘bad’ (if not totally bizarre)!
It is one thing for the media to report on the toxicological results from the autopsy of the guy who did this strange and gruesome maiming in Miami last month, but to read a professor of psychiatry at the University of Miami pop off to the Associated Press that maybe it was the strain of cannabis that might have caused this guy to become a cannibal strikes me that this professor is totally incorrect beyond belief and that her comments as an ‘expert’ are going to be repeated in any future news stories, radio and TV shows on the matter of cannabis’ safety. . . . Read Complete Report
NOTICE: THEI no longer Refers to cannabis or Hemp as marijuana unless in the title of an article or video using that name. We feel that marijuana is a derogatory name used by the anti-pot crowd to instill fear into an uninformed public . . Your Editor Dennis Crenshaw
It’s sad to see how much our world has been destroyed over the past 70 years as well as the health & lives of so many humans & animals and all in the name of politics and the all mighty dollar! You see the only reason cannabis was prohibited is because a group of five very wealthy, greedy, and corrupt high powered business men/politicians who did not want to lose their life savings & businesses to cannabis; which was supposed to be the source for pretty much EVERYTHING on this planet beginning in the late 1920’s. Cannabis was going to be used for fuel, food, medicine, and over 5000 textiles and 50,000 products according to an article written in 1928 by the Popular Mechanics titled “Billion Dollar Crop”.
From NBC News By Evan Burgos, Staff Writer 10/23/13
Clear majority favors legal marijuana, new Gallup poll shows
Americans who believe marijuana should remain illegal are now in the minority, according to new poll numbers released Tuesday.
For the first time ever in a Gallup poll, a clear majority of the country – 58 percent – say that pot should be legalized. That figure represents an increase of 10 percentage points since last year,according to Gallup. The poll surveyed 1,028 Americans by phone Oct. 3-6.
Those in favor of legalization skew young and liberal, though the biggest increase of support came among people identified as independents. Sixty-two percent of independents favored legalization in 2013, up 12 percentage points from last year, according to the poll. Sixty-five percent of Democrats favored legalization, vs. just 35 percent of Republicans. . . . Read Complete Report
According to a new Gallup poll, for the first time 58 percent – a majority of Americans – believe pot should be legalized, up 10 points from last year. NBC’s Brian Williams reports…
Retronaut.com is a seriously cool site for fans of quirky, odd historical photos as evidenced by these three strangely hysterical shots of cops and a scraggly little pot plant.
We don’t have much information on these photos, other than they are from the Van Nuys police department from 1951 and somehow wound up as part of the University of Southern California. Apparently someone sent a pot plant to the jail without any explanation and the cops had no idea what to do with it, or themselves . . . Complete Article with photos.
THE BIG DOPE BUST OF 1948 THAT SENT ROBERT MITCHUM TO JAIL
Published on: April 9, 2012
by DICK SIEGEL, NATIONAL ENQUIRER web editor
Hollywood tough guy ROBERT MITCHUMadmitted he “liked it” — going to the BIG HOUSE.Mitchum, a promising young actor with an Oscar nomination behind him, was nabbed in a marijuana sting by LA cops during a raid on a house in Laurel Canyon in 1948.Partying with actress Lila Leeds, dancerVicki Evans and bartender turned real estate agent Robin Ford things were going swell until Detective Sergeant Alva Barr and his partner dropped in uninvited. . . . Read Complete Report
Image: Robert Mitchum sweeping out his cell while serving time for possession of the ‘Killer Weed” in 1948. CREDIT: Corbis SOURCE:HairPin.com
I like the use of grade-B horror music when it’s time to light a joint. . . EDITOR
“She Shoulda Said ‘No’!” (also known as Wild Weed; Marijuana, the Devil’s Weed; The Story of Lila Leeds and Her Exposé of the Marijuana Racket; and The Devil’s Weed) is a 1949 exploitation film that follows in the spirit of morality tales such as the 1936 films Reefer Madness and Marihuana. Directed by Sherman Scott and starring Lila Leeds, it was originally produced to capitalize on the arrest of Leeds and Robert Mitchum on a charge of marijuana conspiracy. The film was issued under many titles; it struggled to find a distributor until film presenter Kroger Babb picked up the rights, reissuing it as The Story of Lila Leeds and Her Exposé of the Marijuana Racket. Its relative success came only after the promotional posters were redone and a story fabricated that the film was being presented in conjunction with the United States Treasury.
Image: Robert Mitchum & LiLa Leeds. Busted for possession of marijuana in 1948. CREDIT: Photography by: 20th Century Fox. SOURCE: National Enquirer.
Posted by CN Staff on July 24, 2012 at 12:45:33 PT By J.A. Myerson, AlterNet
Oakland — Hundreds of supporters of President Obama turned out to see him at Oakland’s Fox Theater on Monday afternoon. They lined up for blocks along Telegraph Avenue for the opportunity to see President Obama as he traveled from one fundraising event to another. Before the First Motorcade passed them though, a march of several hundred people instructed them variously to “Smoke weed every day,” “Stop the madness, spark a spliff,” and demand that their candidate keep his promise.
The activists gathered first at Oakland City Hall to protest U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag’s crusade against area dispensaries. This April, in apparent contravention of the publicly-stated will of President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, federal agents raided Oaksterdam University. Recently, Ms. Haag has also threatened to seize Harborside Health Center, where 100,000 patients have procured medicine over the last six years.
Representatives of the two dispensaries joined Judge Jim Gray, the Vice Presidential candidate on the Libertarian ticket, a handful of Occupy Oakland regulars, and a community of cannabis patents in front of around one hundred supporters.
Specifically, the group’s plea was for the President and the Attorney General to intervene in Ms. Haag’s anti-dispensary fight. Behind this, they have Obama’s previous statements and what they have been led to believe was official Justice Department policy, as articulated by Holder. Candidate Obama said in 2007, “I would not have the Justice Department prosecuting and raiding medical marijuana users; it is not a good use of our resources. AG Holder has promised to keep the Justice Department’s nose out of medical marijuana establishments unless they “are acting out of conformity with state law.” . . . Read Complete Report
Protest Obama’s 2008 campaign promise not to attack medical marijuana in Oakland