Marijuana News Today– March 26, 2012

Marijuana News Today– March 26, 2012

Here is what happened in marijuana news today as reported on hiLounge.com and on other great publishing sites. Marijuana Legalization News Washington’s first medical marijuana dispensary prepares to open next month Security cameras have been installed, scales calibrated and signs declaring “no returns” hung on the walls at Capital City Care. There’s just one thing missing before the District’s first medical marijuana dispensary can open its doors: The marijuana itself. [hr] California activists submit 16,000 signatures to overturn pot ban in Santa Ana Last Wednesday, medical marijuana activists seeking to overturn Santa Ana’s ban on medical marijuana collectives showed up at city hall with 16,000 signatures of city residents who want the pot clubs back in business. The group, which formed in August 2012 and calls itself the Committee to Support Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative, hopes to let voters decide whether to set up a registration process that would allow no less than 22 cannabis clubs to operate, or roughly one per every 15,000 residents. [hr] Business Meet The Yale MBAs Trying To Tame The Marijuana Industry As Brendan Kennedy drove to his office in Santa Clara, Calif. in May 2010, he heard a radio host debate Proposition 19, the statewide referendum on legalizing marijuana. Funny, he thought. Earlier that week, in his role valuing private companies for acquirers and investors at Silicon Valley Bank, he had reviewed a website for finding medical marijuana dispensaries. [hr] Medical Marijuana Goes Even More Corporate It’s hard to ignore the prevalence of medical marijuana dispensaries in California and elsewhere. They are on the corner and in the news. If you are a...

HiLounge Daily Marijuana News – March 21, 2012

Maryland Decriminalizes Small Amounts of Pot Maryland Senate passed a bill with a 30-16 vote decriminalizing small amounts of pot this week reducing the penalties for possession. Senator Robert Zirkin recognized the “tremendous waste of resources” devoted to and involving marijuana in efforts to treat it as a serious criminal offense. Clearly Maryland is heading a step in the right direction. Read more on this story here. California to Push for Internal State Regulation in the Marijuana Industry State Assemblyman Tom Manniano has introduced a bill that would allow California’s Deparment of Alcoholic Beverage Control to head up the enforcement and control of state marijuana distribution and sale. Though, Manniano claiming that his bill is similar to Colorado’s industry practices and would request that Federal involvement be a thing of the past. See more here. New Hampshire House Passes Medical Marijuana With a 286-64 vote, Medical Marijuana passed the New Hampshire House of Representatives and now faces the next round in Senate where the bill will face tougher criticism. Republican Representative Donald Wright had professed his perception of the positive effects medicinal marijuana had on his wife’s 20 years battle with breast cancer. Claiming “it worked instantly” to improve symptoms from her illness. You can find more on the story here. West Virginia Delegate Introduces Second Medical Marijuana Bill to House On Tuesday, West Virginian Delegate Mike Maypenny introduced a second medical marijuana bill with improved language and specifics for the legislation in allowing marijuana for medical use. The bill would provide protection for medical professionals suggesting marijuana as medication and patients. Though, Maypenny is described as saying this...
Harlequin Strain Review from OC Farmacy – Anaheim

Harlequin Strain Review from OC Farmacy – Anaheim

Sativa 3.5 grams – $38 High CBD – 11.3% Low THC – 5.1% What better way to kick off some NCAA March Madness than picking up some fresh nugs from your favorite dispensary.  I picked up an 1/8th of a strain called “Harlequin.”  It’s supposed to be fully loaded with CBD’s which is great for pain management and a full body high.  The THC content is pretty low at 5.1% but the body high makes up for it in my opinion.  Actually the clear-minded body high effect from this strain is great for writing or creative design type work.  Harlequin has a full body earthy smell with a sweet finish.  Tons of red hairs decorate these buds but they are limited in the amount of glistening trichomes.  I picked up 3.5 grams of Harlequin at OC Farmacy for about $40.  I’d call it a good value and definitely a different high.  If I still like this strain as much by the time I’m out I might make it one of my go-to strains.  We’ll see! Smokability:  Fairly heavy, felt like I was exhaling forever. Buzz:  Heavy body high, clear minded and creatively motivated. Duration: ~2.0 hours Service:  The service at OC Farmacy was one of the better experiences, clearly the budtender knew the product.  The location has been updated with a sign and going in the AM before lunch is usually a good time to get in and out quickly. Value:  Great deal if you’re looking for something with high CBD and low...
Today’s Top Marijuana News – March 15, 2013

Today’s Top Marijuana News – March 15, 2013

Below is what happened in marijuana news today as reported on hiLounge.com and on other great publishing sites. Marijuana Legalization News Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensaries may open this summer PITTSFIELD — Medical marijuana dispensaries could open in Massachusetts by this summer now that state public health officials plan to approve final regulations this spring. The Department of Public Health’s draft regulations will be issued March 29. If approved by the Public Health Council, which reviews all health policies in Massachusetts, the rules governing marijuana dispensaries could go into effect May 24.  Click headline for full story. [hr] Nevada Lawmaker Gambles On Marijuana Decriminalization Vegas is known for its’ debauchery but did you know they have a hypocritical double standard when it comes to marijuana?  Read up on vegas legal happenings.  Click headline for full story. [hr] Business MedBox Inc. to Open Thirty Branded Dispensaries in San Diego Have you heard of the ATM like machines that dispense medical marijuana.  Well San Diego smokers will soon if they haven’t already.  Scan your fingerprint, the machine pulls up your prescription, and voila, medical marijuana dispensed.  Unfortunately they won’t be on every street corner since their designed for controlled environments.  Click headline for full story. Music News Snoop Dogg Lion documentary drops in limited cities today Snoop is #reincarnated from an O.G. gangster rapper to a chill rastafarian in this new documentary.  He’s recently been shouting out fans on twitter who have tickets.  Stay tuned for updates on how good the movie actually is but initial sentiment on twitter is good. [hr] Video: “Choosin” by Wiz Khalifa Ft. Curren$y and Rick Ross Who doesn’t...
6 Extremely Awesome Stoner Clothing Brands

6 Extremely Awesome Stoner Clothing Brands

Counter Culture is described as a culture of people that have norms deviating from society. The only part not mentioned is how much more bad ass those that deviate dress. In marijuana culture especially, there are a few stoner clothing brands that take top billing to anything else on the market with an incredibly cool and comfortable feel. They embrace enjoying life and it translates through every aspect of their company’s image. Check out these 7 brands that stoners love to call their own. 1. Stussy Beginning in 1980, Shawn Stussy set serendipity in motion to ultimately build one of the greatest names in surfwear we have seen in our lifetime without even knowing it. Stussy has become an name in specialty boutique fashion with styles of women and men’s wear ranging from skirts to beanies, but anything Stussy touches is automatically awesome. Stoners everywhere have really been able to identify with the brand and it’s laid back style and bringing go-to style for smokers everwhere. Fun fact, Frank Sinatra Jr. was Shawn Stussy’s partner that helped launch the company in 1984. 2. Adidas Adidas has just rocked it out with their gear time and time again. Having the balls to let Snoop endorse them spoke volumes about their ideals. The entire Adidas brand has had a long journey from 1948 in Germany with edgy grass roots style marketing and getting their hand in anything and everything sport. Their apparel has more flavor and style than any other sport based brands and their international flair helps keep in touch with the masses. Fun fact, in the early years of...