Very interesting…I wonder how many will quickly follow?
What do you think?
Remember being young and going to the fair. No matter how bad it smelled you always had to walk through and look at the live stock. What if you turned the corner and saw cannabis growing for competition. Well, if you live in Colorado, this may be in your near future.
That’s right. Colorado’s Denver County has added cannabis growing to their growing contest for their county fair in summer of this year. For the first time, cannabis will be featured next to pepper plants and pies to seek the county’s blue ribbon.
Okay, so the cannabis will not be at the fairgrounds and the judging will be done off site; however, pictures of the winning plant will be on display at the fairgrounds. The are also doing a joint rolling competition, but with oregano and not cannabis.
Fair organizers say that the pot-themed events will be only one of…
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DENVER (AP) — Among the many oddities that have arisen from marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado is this: It can be easier to get through airport security with a bag of weed than a bottle of water.
At Washington’s airports, including Seattle-Tacoma International, there’s nothing police can do to prevent travelers from flying with pot in their carry-on or checked luggage, provided it doesn’t exceed the state legal limit of one ounce. Instead, airport officials say, officers simply recommend that travelers leave it in their cars, toss it or have a friend pick it up.
But in Colorado, where the legal pot law gives property owners more authority to restrict the drug, some airports have banned marijuana possession and enacted penalties, including fines as high as $2,500 and a jail stint at the airport in Colorado Springs.
“Carrying marijuana in a civilian aircraft is illegal under federal regulations. That’s…
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SOURCE: VICE MAGAZINE
Colin Davies being hauled off by police after opening The Dutch Experience in 2001 (photo courtesy of HempCity)
There’s been a lot of talk about cannabis recently. At the end of last year, the plant became completely legal in Colorado and Washington, possession was decriminalised in Switzerland, and Uruguay became the first country to legalise the marijuana trade. But while prohibition laws are slowly being lifted elsewhere, stoners in the UK have seen no change in their government’s stance towards getting high.
What we have seen, however, are new public initiatives – individuals and groups trying out different techniques to normalise smoking weed. Activist Colin Davies is at the forefront of that movement, and this year Colin is hoping to open a cannabis cafe in central Manchester where users can congregate, smoke and socialise. The only problem he faces at this stage is UK law.
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Obama’s observation that marijuana is safer than alcohol exposed a central myth underlying support for the war on drugs.
Prohibitionists were outraged by President Obama’s recent observation that marijuana is safer than alcohol—not because it is not true but because it contradicts the central myth underlying public support for the war on drugs. According to that myth, certain psychoactive substances are so dangerous that they cannot be tolerated, and the government has scientifically identified them. In reality, the distinctions drawn by our drug laws are arbitrary, and marijuana is the clearest illustration of that fact.
“As has been well documented,” Obama told The New Yorker‘s David Remnick in an interview published last week, “I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I…
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Uruguay has made history last year when it became the first country in the world to legalise the growing, selling and comsumtion of marijuana. The US-led ‘war on drugs’ as widely been seen as a failure due to crime and endless bloodshed, which has led Latin American nations to openly debating the legalization of drugs. In the US some states have also moved towards legalization of the drug. There are 25 million active marijuana users in the US, with 750.000 being arrested for it in 2011. Enforcing marijuana laws in the US is responsible for a potential loss of around 41 billion dollars. (Al Jazeera, 2014)
Al Jazeera. (2014, January 18). The Marijuana Economy. Al Jazeera.
Correction appended, Jan 31., 2014
President Barack Obama says in a new interview that that it’s up to Congress to remove marijuana from the federal government’s list of the most serious narcotics, implying but not explicitly saying that he might support such a move.
In an interview with CNN that aired Friday, Obama was pressed on recent remarks he made to the New Yorker that marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol, and on whether he would push to remove pot from the Drug Enforcement Agency’s list of so-called “schedule I” narcotics.
“First of all, what is and isn’t a Schedule I narcotic is a job for Congress,” Obama said.
“I stand by my belief, based, I think, on the scientific evidence, that marijuana, for casual users, individual users, is subject to abuse, just like alcohol is and should be treated as a public health problem and challenge,” Obama added. “But as…
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Former Denver Broncos wide receiver Nate Jackson spoke with HBO’s Real Sports about the benefits of using marijuana in favor of opiate-based painkillers when dealing with injuries during the season.
“You’re always battling your body,” Jackson said in the interview which airs Tuesday. “The job description is slamming yourself into another human being as hard as you can.”
Jackson played six seasons in the NFL with the Broncos and argues that marijuana actually better equipped him to deal with the rigors of the day-to-day grind in the NFL.
Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe shares Jackson’s view, and submits that most players are using pot to cope with pain, not to get high.
“It’s everywhere,” Kluwe said, “In the locker room when guys used to talk about it it wasn’t about ‘I’m going to go get blazed and tear up the town’ it was like, ‘Yeah I smoked a bit…
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