Today’s Top Marijuana News – March 14, 2013

Today’s Top Marijuana News – March 14, 2013

Marijuana Legalization St. Louis Police Sgt. Suing Department Over Support of Show-Me Cannabis Sgt. Gary Wiegert of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department supports changes in local marijuana laws so that minor offenses would not needlessly drain police resources. That’s why he decided to work on the side as a lobbyist for Show-Me Cannabis, a group that advocates for pot reform in Missouri. But metro police officials were not pleased with this activity — and have made efforts to block this lobbying. At least those are the allegations from Wiegert and his legal team, who will be filing a lawsuit this week that accuses the department of suppressing his free speech rights. “The police department is not in a position to say, ‘You can be a lobbyist only if we like what you’re lobbying for,'” attorney Albert Watkins tells Daily RFT. “We all know that the upset here on the part of the department is the fact that he is…lobbying for an organization that is named Show-Me Cannabis.'”  Click headline for full story. [hr] Fed official in Seattle wants marijuana to remain illegal If one locally based federal official is any indication, it’s not a slam-dunk that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will allow laws establishing state-controlled marijuana to fly under the federal drug enforcement radar.  Click headline for full story. [hr] Mass. towns can’t ban dispensaries according to state attorney general [hr] Music Jay-Z/Kendrick Lamar – Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe Remix Young Guru went head-to-toe with Just Blaze today at the Empire Auto Space in Austin. During his set, he treated the SXSW audience to the remix of “Bitch Don’t...
Today’s Top Marijuana News – March 13, 2013

Today’s Top Marijuana News – March 13, 2013

Failed drug tests at highest rate in five years according to study Opponents of legalization measures often complain about all manner of potential societal harm, including possible negative impact on employment and job productivity.  Click the headline for full story. [hr] Elementary students rushed to hospital after eating marijuana-laced brownies COSTA MESA, Calif. –  Seven elementary school students are recovering in Costa Mesa after they took a bite of a marijuana brownie that a boy brought to school. The kids are all aged 10 to 12. Now, parents, school officials and police want to know where the boy got the pot-laced brownie. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/03/13/elementary-students-rushed-to-hospital-after-eating-marijuana-laced-brownies/#ixzz2NTglfa53 [hr] Minn. medical marijuana push to wait until 2014   ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota won’t have a showdown over medical marijuana this year. Heather Azzi of Minnesotans for Compassionate Care, a pro-marijuana policy group, said Wednesday that bills to permit marijuana for medical reasons will be introduced in the next week or two. But Azzi, the group’s political director, said the legislation won’t move through Legislature this year.  Click headline for full story. Facebook.com/hilounge Instagram.com/hilounge Twitter.com/hilounge...
7 Marijuana Infographics You Don’t Want to Miss

7 Marijuana Infographics You Don’t Want to Miss

The interwebs loves infographics.  Meaningful data presented in a compelling visual way makes the content easy to scan and it beats the hell out of reading research reports for all your “facts.”  We started pinning to our marijuana infographics pinterest board a while back and we’ve gathered our favorites so you can quickly brush up on your marijuana facts!   Hazy History of Marijuana Infographic The story of how it all started.  Did you know Puritans seeking religious freedom brought cannabis sativa to America in the 1600’s?  Now you know! Via: Rehab International [hr] Origin of the term “420” Infographic We’ve all wondered where the slang term 420 comes from.  Here is a comical take on the historical birth of 420 from @weedmaps. SOURCE:Marijuana.com News [hr] Effects of Marijuana on the US Economy Infographic The financial benefits of legalizing marijuana outweigh the costs of prohibition and this infographic does a great job of breaking that information down.   [hr] Smoking vs Vaporizing Infographic The next time your vaping you can at least sound like you know the science behind why it gets you “soooo high!” Source: potlegalization.com via hiLounge.com® on Pinterest   [hr] Alcohol vs Marijuana Infographic This is an age old debate but the facts are straight-forward.  You decide which is more harmful. Source: visualoop.tumblr.com via hiLounge.com® on Pinterest [hr] War on Drugs Infographic Haven’t we wasted enough taxpayer money on an endless war on drugs that is only getting worse?  Read up on it and then comment on if you think we should keep throwing money at this black hole. Source: medicalbillingandcoding.org via Weedist on Pinterest [hr]...
Todays Top Marijuana News – March 12, 2013

Todays Top Marijuana News – March 12, 2013

Fail: Danish city wants to import marijuana from Washington, Colorado We received a news tip last night from The Copenhagen Post’s news editor, Justin Cremer, who explains that city officials in the capital of Denmark are anxious to legalize marijuana there and import supplies from Washington, Colorado or both.  Click headline for full story. [hr]   Illinois Medical Marijuana Measure Is Approved By House committee The progress of legalizing medical marijuana in Illinois is underway and a state house panel has approved a measure to legalize the use on Wednesday. The 11-4 vote that will allow the use of medical marijuana will be forwarded onto the full house for consideration. This is a very huge step in the right director for the many citizens of Illinois who could benefit from medical marijuana. Although…click headline for full story. [hr] The 10 Types Of Grinders You Could Be Using For Your Bud If you smoke weed on a daily basis and don’t have a grinder, what are you doing? Unless you’re that old fashion where you would rather break up nugs with your hand. You’re just missing out on a ton of kief. Now, why would you want to do that? Read more at http://www.hailmaryjane.com/the-10-types-of-grinders-you-could-be-using-for-your-bud/#heyxP4rJIu1LlH6X.99    ...
The Day in Marijuana – Top Posts of March 11, 2013

The Day in Marijuana – Top Posts of March 11, 2013

Texas lowrider ice cream truck driver busted with marijuana (Tokeofthetown.com) The coolest ice cream truck in El Paso, Texas won’t be serving up treats anytime soon after the driver was found with herb inside after a traffic stop. About 3 p.m. on Friday, two patrollers with the El Paso County Texas Sheriff’s department saw an ice cream truck with an expired registration sticker and a cracked windshield – or so they say. [hr] G3 President Aaron Sandusky Set to Appeal 10 Year Prison Sentence Aaron Sandusky was sentenced in January to 10 years in prison for breaking federal marijuana laws. Sandusky is the president of G3 Holistic Inc., which was a medical-marijuana dispensary that operated in Upland, Colton and Moreno Valley. In October, Sandusky was convicted of one count of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana plants, to possess with intent to distribute marijuana plants and to maintain a drug-involved premises; and one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana plants. In January, a judge sentenced Sandusky to 10 years in prison.  Click headline for full story....