Tag Archive for medical marijuana

Marijuana and Medical Marijuana (w/video)

from The New York Times

Updated: Jan. 26, 2012

Marijuana, whose botanical name is cannabis, has been used by humans for thousands of years. It was classified as an illegal drug by many countries in the 20th century. Over the past two decades, there has been a growing movement to legalize marijuana, primarily for medical purposes.

Medical marijuana use has surged in the 16 states and the District of Columbia that allow its use. But states and cities are also wrestling with the question of what medical marijuana is, or should be.

Marijuana’s use has particularly increased among teenagers. According to a December 2011 government report, one out of every 15 high school students smokes marijuana on a near daily basis, a figure that has reached a 30-year peak even as use of alcohol, cigarettes and cocaine among teenagers continued a slow decline. . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube

New Marijuana Documentary! (2012)

Published on Mar 12, 2012 by 

US House Votes Against Stopping Feds’ Medical Pot Raids (w/ related video)

from High Times

by Mark Miller

Tue, May 15, 2012 2:55 pm

For the sixth time in a decade, the U.S. House of Representatives last week defeated an amendment to an appropriations bill that would have prohibited the federal Dept of Justice from raiding medical marijuana dispensaries in those states with legal medicinal cannabis laws.

The bipartisan amendment was co-sponsored, as it has been each of the six times it’s been introduced, by Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), and this year they were joined by Tom McClintock (R-CA) and Sam Farr (D-CA).

 The final tally was 262-163 against the amendment,. . . Read Complete Report


The HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup Returns to the Bay Area

Published on May 18, 2012 by

HIGH TIMES is heading back to the Bay Area for the third year in a row! The HT Medical Cannabis Cup will be held in Richmond, CA June 23-24!
This two-day expo highlights the best of the Bay’s medical marijuana industry.
Don’t miss out on grow seminars with HIGH TIMES’ cultivation editors Nico Escondido and  Danny Danko, and other experts in the field who know how to grow great ganja.
There will also be seminars featuring doctors, patients, researchers, dispensary owners, canna-business owners, and activists.

Plus, a special Saturday night VIP party featuring Del The Funky Homosapien, Smoke DZA, Harry Fraud, and many more! HIGH TIMES will also honor Richard Lee with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit MedCanCup.com. . . . SOURCE