THCFinder - Marijuana Blog http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog Blog about medical marijuana dispensaries, politics and legal weed Toke'mon http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/tokemon <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/971211_546093192107077_1155410775_n.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/971211_546093192107077_1155410775_n.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> New Marijuana Start-Up Accelerator CanopyBoulder Raises $1.2 Million http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/new-marijuana-startup-accelerator-canopyboulder-raises-1.2-million <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> <a href="http://cdn4.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/canopy-builder-canopybuilder-arcview.png" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);"><img alt="canopy boulder canopyboulder arcview" class="alignright wp-image-40741 size-medium" data-wp-pid="40741" src="http://cdn5.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/canopy-builder-canopybuilder-arcview-300x300.png" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; float: right; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a>CanopyBoulder has successfully raised $1.2 million to invest in 20 early-stage startups providing ancillary products and services to the legal cannabis industry. CanopyBoulder will run two, first-of-their-kind business accelerator boot camps for these startups in 2015. &nbsp;We hope that you will join us on March 30<span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 0.7em; height: 0px; line-height: 1; vertical-align: baseline; position: relative; bottom: 1ex;">th&nbsp;</span>to celebrate the company&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/canopyboulder-launch-party-and-ssdp-5-fundraiser-with-special-guest-steve-deangelo-tickets-16042286912?aff=PressRelease" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);" target="_blank">Opening Day launch party&nbsp;</a>with featured guest speaker Steve DeAngelo. &nbsp;Steve is a national thought leader and President of the&nbsp;<a href="http://arcviewgroup.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);" target="_blank">ArcView Group</a>, America&rsquo;s leading angel investment network for the cannabis industry as well as Executive Director of Harborside Health Center, the nation&rsquo;s model medical cannabis dispensary in Oakland, California.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> &ldquo;Since we partnered with The ArcView Group we have been inundated with both accredited investors and quality companies asking to get involved. We had to turn quality investors and companies away.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s a good problem to have,&rdquo;&nbsp; said Canopy cofounder and Managing Director, Patrick Rea.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> CanopyBoulder launches their first cohort of 10 startups on March 30, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado. &ldquo;Over 115 entrepreneurial teams from all over the world applied to be part of our first class. We may have discovered the next Uber, the next Nest or the next Facebook to emerge in the legal cannabis industry,&rdquo; concluded Rea.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> &ldquo;Last December, ArcView and Canopy teamed up to supercharge the emergence of the most exciting and innovative cannabis start-ups. I&rsquo;m tremendously proud to support these early entrepreneurs in America&rsquo;s fastest growing industry,&rdquo; said Stephen DeAngelo, President and Co-Founder of The ArcView Group.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> These start-ups will close out their three months of intensive company building by going on an investor roadshow together in June.&nbsp; They will present to the ArcView Investor Network, Rockies Venture Club, and then at the National Cannabis Industry Association&rsquo;s Cannabis Business Summit.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/new-marijuana-start-up-accelerator-canopyboulder-raises-1-2-million/">http://www.theweedblog.com/new-marijuana-start-up-accelerator-canopyboulder-raises-1-2-million/</a></p> </div> Bubba OG (Indica) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/-bubba-og-indica <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/49364_3291_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/49364_3291_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3291_4.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3291_4.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3291_3.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3291_3.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 111px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/bubba_og">&nbsp;Bubba OG (Indica)</a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/bubba_og"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Bubba OG Kush is a must-have strain, but honestly if you haven&#39;t tried it yet you probably are living under a rock or on the East Coast - in which case it&#39;s not your fault. Bred by Breeder&#39;s Choice Organization, this potent indica-dominant strain will cause you to think about devouring your entire kitchen and then some. Bubba Kush has buds that are medium-sized and tight, dark-green buds. They are also completely infested with trichromes when grown as top-shelf bud.</span></a></p> Two states join Colorado as it defends its marijuana law against suit http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/two-states-join-colorado-as-it-defends-its-marijuana-law-against-suit <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/imrs (1).jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/imrs (1).jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 300px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="font-size: 18px; font-family: Georgia; line-height: 1.8em; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 24px; color: rgb(17, 17, 17);"> Washington and Oregon on Friday joined Colorado in defending its recreational marijuana law against a suit brought by two of its neighboring states.</p> <p style="font-size: 18px; font-family: Georgia; line-height: 1.8em; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 24px; color: rgb(17, 17, 17);"> In a filing, Colorado asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the lawsuit &mdash; filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma &mdash; arguing that it makes a &ldquo;dangerous use&rdquo; of legal argument that would leave marijuana legalization in place but largely strip the state of its power to regulate the new industry.</p> <p style="font-size: 18px; font-family: Georgia; line-height: 1.8em; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 24px; color: rgb(17, 17, 17);"> &ldquo;My office remains committed to defending Colorado&rsquo;s law,&rdquo; Attorney General Cynthia Coffman&nbsp;<a href="https://www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/press/news/2015/03/27/colorado_attorney_general%E2%80%99s_office_urges_united_states_supreme_court_throw_out" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(46, 109, 157); border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: rgb(212, 212, 212); zoom: 1;">said in a statement</a>. &ldquo;At the same time, I share our border states&rsquo; concerns regarding illegal marijuana activity, and my office, as well as our partner state and local law enforcement agencies, are committed to stopping marijuana diversion. This lawsuit, however, even if successful, won&rsquo;t fix America&rsquo;s national drug policy &mdash; at least not without leadership from Washington, D.C., which remains noticeably absent.&rdquo;</p> <p style="font-size: 18px; font-family: Georgia; line-height: 1.8em; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 24px; color: rgb(17, 17, 17);"> In their December lawsuit, the two states argue that Colorado&rsquo;s recreational marijuana law violates the supremacy clause of the Constitution, which states that federal laws takes precedence over state law, and asked the Supreme Court to intervene. Among the arguments made, Oklahoma and Nebraska suggest that Colorado&rsquo;s regulation of the industry violated the federal Controlled Substances Act,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ok.gov/oag/documents/NE%20%20OK%20v%20%20CO%20-%20Original%20Action.pdf" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(46, 109, 157); border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: rgb(212, 212, 212); zoom: 1;">according to the filing</a>:</p> <blockquote class="citation" style="border-left-width: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: auto; width: 509.140625px; text-align: center; color: rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: FranklinITCProLight, HelveticaNeue, 'Helvetica Neue Light', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, 'Lucida Grande', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;"> <p style="font-size: 18px; font-family: Georgia; line-height: 1.8em; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px; text-align: left;"> Colorado&rsquo;s commercial marijuana scheme is preempted by the CSA, and is thus null and void. The continued operation of Colorado&rsquo;s scheme, despite its nullity, harms not just the Plaintiff States, but also the dozens of other States who have seen Colorado-grown marijuana cross into their borders despite state and federal law to the contrary.</p> </blockquote> <p style="font-size: 18px; font-family: Georgia; line-height: 1.8em; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 22px; text-align: left;"> Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/03/27/two-states-join-colorado-as-it-defends-its-marijuana-law-against-suit/">http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/03/27/two-states-join-colorado-as-it-defends-its-marijuana-law-against-suit/</a></p> Blue Cheese (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/blue-cheese-hybrid-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/101519_3547_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/101519_3547_1.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3547_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3547_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3547_9.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3547_9.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 200px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/blue_cheese"><strong>Blue Cheese (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/blue_cheese"><br style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;" /> <span itemprop="description" style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Blue cheese is one of the all time favorites for pain relief (and many other ailments). it has a wonderfully unique flavor with the undertone of cheese and a smell of blue cheese. The parents of blue cheese are Big Buddha Cheese x Blueberry. Blue cheese is a personal favorite because of the uplifting/energetic high it produces... this works wonderful for those clients who need to medicate to relieve pain (and countless other elements) but that also need to focus and have drive for a job, taking care of a family or more.</span></a></p> West Coachella Valley set for marijuana 'green rush' http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/west-coachella-valley-set-for-marijuana-green-rush <div class="story-asset story-metadata-asset" id="module-position-N-yBNnN9ze4" style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22.3999996185303px;"> <div class="article-metadata-wrap" style="float: left; margin: 0px 30px 0px 60px; position: relative; width: 180px;"> <section class="storymetadata-bucket expandable-photo-module" id="module-position-N-yBNnN9tTU"><aside class="single-photo expandable-collapsed" itemprop="associatedMedia" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/ImageObject" style="margin-bottom: 20px; position: relative; z-index: 100;"> <div class="image-wrap" style="box-shadow: rgb(200, 200, 200) 1px 1px 5px; padding: 3px; position: relative; cursor: pointer; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <img alt="D43A9975.JPG" class="expand-img-horiz" data-mycapture-src="http://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/PalmSprings/2015/03/27/B9316710277Z.1_20150327153157_001_GV8AB625T.1-0.jpg" itemprop="url" src="http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/736c7399af0c048610d0a02cbf3ef72e24c0278f/c=320-0-5440-3840&amp;r=x404&amp;c=534x401/local/-/media/PalmSprings/2015/03/27/B9316710277Z.1_20150327153157_001_GV8AB625T.1-0.jpg" style="border: 0px; vertical-align: middle; min-height: 131px; max-width: 100%;" /></div> </aside></section></div> </div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> On a recent Thursday morning, a crowd gathered in the parking lot of a Desert Hot Springs gas station to welcome the latest new business to the struggling city.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Mayor Adam Sanchez stood in front of the shop&#39;s refurbished storefront and cut the ribbon with giant scissors &mdash; just as he would for a restaurant, tire store or hair salon &mdash; before talking about how perfectly Sun Grow would fit into Desert Hot Springs&#39; healthy &quot;spa city&quot; image.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Sun Grow is the first permitted medical marijuana dispensary to open in Riverside County, outside of &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Palm Springs.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> It&#39;s also the first shop to launch as part of a new wave of businesses coming to the western Coachella Valley, contributing to the fast-paced growth of legal marijuana businesses seen across the country.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> At least a half dozen more local medical pot stores are expected to follow.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Known as the &quot;Green Rush,&quot; a play on the Gold Rush that built California in the 19th century, legal marijuana has grown nationally into a $2.7 billion industry, with half of it in California, according to one industry report.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> National cannabis sales for 2015 are expected to climb another 30 percent to $3.5 billion.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> &quot;The main draw of this industry is you can make a lot of money if you operate your business well,&quot; said Chris Walsh, managing editor of Marijuana Business Media, a company that conducts market research on the marijuana industry and publishes the online&nbsp;<a alt="http://mmjbusinessdaily.com/" href="http://mmjbusinessdaily.com/" style="color: rgb(25, 144, 229); text-decoration: none;" title="http://mmjbusinessdaily.com/">Marijuana Business Daily.</a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> &quot;It&#39;s not a guaranteed path to being a millionaire by any means,&quot; he cautioned.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> But the dollars going in and out of a single dispensary can easily reach into the millions. Annual revenues for a store can range from $100,000 for a small operation in a rural area to tens of millions of dollars in a major city, Walsh said.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Sun Grow representatives declined to discuss revenue projections. But they but did say the dispensary was on pace to generate $9,000 in tax revenue for Desert Hot Springs in the first month.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.desertsun.com/story/money/business/2015/03/28/coachealla-valley-marijuana-palm-springs-money/70553374/">http://www.desertsun.com/story/money/business/2015/03/28/coachealla-valley-marijuana-palm-springs-money/70553374/</a></p> Elephant Dab http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/elephant-dab- <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/11080911_945292568849157_3174752925127917817_n.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/11080911_945292568849157_3174752925127917817_n.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Colorado Asks Supreme Court To Toss Marijuana Lawsuit Filed By Nebraska, Oklahoma http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/colorado-asks-supreme-court-to-toss-marijuana-lawsuit-filed-by-nebraska-oklahoma <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/n-CYNTHIA-COFFMAN-COLORADO-large570.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/n-CYNTHIA-COFFMAN-COLORADO-large570.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 188px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; direction: ltr; font-family: Georgia, Century, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 21px; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> The Colorado Attorney General&#39;s Office on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/18/lawsuit-colorado-marijuana_n_6350162.html" sl-processed="1" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 136, 195); text-decoration: none; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_hplink">lawsuit&nbsp;</a>filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma that contends Colorado&#39;s legalization of marijuana is causing an increase in drug crimes in their states.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; direction: ltr; font-family: Georgia, Century, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 21px; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Attorney General Cynthia Coffman&nbsp;<a href="http://www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/sites/default/files/press_releases/2015/03/27/032715_colorados_scotus_brief_opposition_ne_ok.pdf" sl-processed="1" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 136, 195); text-decoration: none; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_hplink">wrote in a brief</a>&nbsp;filed with the high court that the lawsuit&#39;s aim to stop Colorado from regulating its recreational marijuana industry is a &quot;dangerous&quot; move that would leave &quot;legalization intact&quot; while neutering the state&#39;s ability to police businesses. The court should dismiss the lawsuit, Coffman said.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; direction: ltr; font-family: Georgia, Century, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 21px; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> &quot;Nebraska and Oklahoma concede that Colorado has power to legalize the cultivation and use of marijuana -- a substance that for decades has seen enormous demand and has, until recently, been supplied exclusively through a multi-billion-dollar black market,&quot;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/sites/default/files/press_releases/2015/03/27/032715_colorados_scotus_brief_opposition_ne_ok.pdf" sl-processed="1" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 136, 195); text-decoration: none; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_hplink">Coffman wrote</a>. &quot;Yet the Plaintiff States seek to strike down the laws and regulations that are designed to channel demand away from this black market and into a licensed and closely monitored retail system.&quot;</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; direction: ltr; font-family: Georgia, Century, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 21px; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/18/lawsuit-colorado-marijuana_n_6350162.html" sl-processed="1" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 136, 195); text-decoration: none; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_hplink">lawsuit</a>&nbsp;in December, alleging that Colorado&#39;s legalization of marijuana caused a surge of marijuana trafficking in their states and &ldquo;created a dangerous gap in the federal drug control system.&quot;</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; direction: ltr; font-family: Georgia, Century, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 21px; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> The states seek to overturn Colorado&#39;s voter-approved marijuana law, arguing that federal law should take precedence over state law. Because marijuana remains illegal under federal law, Colorado&#39;s legalization is unconstitutional, the suit contends.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; direction: ltr; font-family: Georgia, Century, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 21px; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> States that have legalized marijuana, for recreational or medical purposes, rely on guidance from Attorney General Eric Holder&#39;s office&nbsp;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/29/eric-holder-marijuana-washington-colorado-doj_n_3837034.html" sl-processed="1" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 136, 195); text-decoration: none; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;" target="_hplink">urging federal prosecutors</a>&nbsp;to refrain from targeting state-legal marijuana operations.</p> <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; direction: ltr; font-family: Georgia, Century, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 21px; text-rendering: optimizelegibility; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-stretch: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/27/colorado-marijuana-lawsuit_n_6958336.html">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/27/colorado-marijuana-lawsuit_n_6958336.html</a></p> Headband (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/headband-hybrid-3 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/7681_3505_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/7681_3505_1.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 339px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3505_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3505_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3505_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3505_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 89px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <strong><a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/headband_">Headband (Hybrid)</a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/headband_"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Headband is a combination of OG Kush, Master Kush, and Sour Diesel that provides a smooth and pleasant tasting smoke. Good for pain relief, relaxing, and relieving stress.</span></a></p> Texas Men Facing Life in Prison for Pot Brownies http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/texas-men-facing-life-in-prison-for-pot-brownies <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/story.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/story.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 281px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Everything is bigger in Texas, even when it comes to handing out prison sentences for possession of marijuana. This is the unfortunate horror a couple of Amarillo men now face after learning that a judge could sentence them to life in prison for the pot brownies recently found inside their vehicle.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Earlier last week, a Potter County Sheriff&rsquo;s deputy witnessed the driver of a Kia Soul commit a minor traffic violation along a busy stretch of interstate, causing him to flip on the old red, white, and blues to inspect the situation more closely. When the officer approached the car, he discovered two people inside,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/PCSO50/posts/872536909473520" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(128, 169, 67); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; transition: color 0.3s ease; -webkit-transition: color 0.3s ease;" target="_blank">30-year-old Eli Manna and his passenger, 27-year-old Andrew George</a>.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> The usual prequel to a roadside shakedown soon followed: driver&rsquo;s license, registration, and an unreasonable line of questioning, which eventually made the two men nervous enough to arouse suspicion. It was at this moment, we suppose, when the deputy said something to the effect of, &ldquo;You boys wouldn&rsquo;t happen to have any of that marijuana in the vehicle, now would you?&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Of course, the two men likely gave the performance of a lifetime, doing their best to convince the deputy that there was nothing illegal in the car by feeding him lines like, &ldquo;We don&rsquo;t even smoke weed,&rdquo; followed by some nervous chatter about not even drinking that much. But the deputy, having heard every excuse in the book, proceeded to take the encounter to the next level by asking the driver if he would consent to a search.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Being no stranger the Fourth Amendment, the driver refused to let the deputy rip his car apart in search of illegal contraband without a warrant. The officer, however, did not appreciate this refusal, and radioed the Texas Department of Public Safety to come out and unleash a drug-sniffing dog. Unfortunately, this is when the situation turned a bit hairy for Manna and George. When the officer turned the dog loose, it immediately alerted to marijuana in the vehicle. A search uncovered a number of individually wrapped pot brownies, which in this case, comes with the possibility of life without the possibility of parole.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hightimes.com/read/texas-men-facing-life-prison-pot-brownies">http://www.hightimes.com/read/texas-men-facing-life-prison-pot-brownies</a></p> Hogs Breath (Sativa) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/hogs-breath-sativa-2 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_2800_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_2800_2.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_2800_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_2800_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 92px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/53902_2800_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/53902_2800_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 93px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/sativa/hogs_breath"><strong>Hogs Breath (Sativa)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/sativa/hogs_breath"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Great for stress relief, pain relief and treating anxiety, Hog%u2019s Breath is the winner of the 2002 Cannabis Cup for best indica. It was bred from Hindu Kush and Afghani in Tennessee. The buds are light and dark green with orange hairs and a healthy amount of crystals on the dense buds. The taste has been described as cheddar and provides an overall tingly mind and body high. The THC content is up to 13% and CBD up to 0.47%.</span></a></p> DEA Agents Had Cartel Sex Parties With Prostitutes While Working In Colombia http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/dea-agents-had-cartel-sex-parties-with-prostitutes-while-working-in-colombia <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> <a href="http://cdn5.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/dea-emails-marijuana.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);"><img alt="dea sex parties columbia" class="alignright wp-image-27982 size-full" data-wp-pid="27982" src="http://cdn5.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/dea-emails-marijuana.jpg" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; float: right; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a>Marijuana activists have been saying for decades that the DEA needs to be de-funded. The agency has caused so much misery and ruined so many lives in the name of the drug war. The money that goes to fund their failed war on drugs could be going to schools, roads, or just about anything else. A story broke yesterday which highlighted just how out of control DEA agents can be. Per&nbsp;<a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/dea-sex-parties-colombia-report-116413.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;">Politico</em></a>:</p> <blockquote style="margin: 0px 3em 1em; padding: 10px 15px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; text-indent: 2em; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px; background-image: url(http://cdn4.theweedblog.com/wp-content/themes/suffusion/images/blockquote-l.png); background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: 0% 0%; background-repeat: no-repeat;"> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration reportedly had &ldquo;sex parties&rdquo; with prostitutes hired by drug cartels in Colombia, according to a new inspector general report released by the Justice Department on Thursday.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> In addition, Colombian police officers allegedly provided &ldquo;protection for the DEA agents&rsquo; weapons and property during the parties,&rdquo; the report states. Ten DEA agents later admitted attending the parties, and some of the agents received suspensions of two to 10 days.</p> <p class="story-continued" style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> The stunning allegations are part of an investigation by the Justice Department&rsquo;s inspector general into claims of sexual harassment and misconduct within DEA; FBI; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the U.S. Marshals Service. The IG&rsquo;s office found that DEA did not fully cooperate with its probe.</p> </blockquote> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> &lsquo;Some of the agents received suspensions of two to 10 days.&rsquo;&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;">Some</em>? So not all of them were suspended? And those that were, were only suspended for 2 to 10 days? This is your tax money at work America. As many people have said on social media, if this isn&rsquo;t enough to get meaningful change in our federal government&rsquo;s law enforcement system, what will? The infractions occurred between 2005 and 2008.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/dea-agents-cartel-sex-parties-prostitutes-colombia/">http://www.theweedblog.com/dea-agents-cartel-sex-parties-prostitutes-colombia/</a></p> </div> Sometimes you just need a Joint. http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/sometimes-you-just-need-a-joint. <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Grumpy.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Grumpy.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 817px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Dalai Lama backs use of marijuana for medicinal purposes http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/dalai-lama-backs-use-of-marijuana-for-medicinal-purposes <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/dalai.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/dalai.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <div> <span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">The Dalai Lama has joined the debate on the legalisation of marijuana by telling an audience in Mexico that he supports its use for medicinal purposes.</span></span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Speaking at an event in the state of Guanajuato on Tuesday, Tibet&#39;s spiritual leader said that &quot;the exception&quot; for smoking the drug would be if it were for medicinal use, reported AFP.</span></span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">He clarified his position by adding that he did not support its use as a recreational drug, AFP reported. He was responding to an audience member&#39;s question about his position on the legalisation of the drug</span></span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">The country is currently considering whether to legalise the drug. Mexico&#39;s former president Vicente Fox, who was hosting the event, supports its legalisation as a way to divert money from - and break - the country&#39;s powerful drug cartels. </span></span></div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <span style="font-family:georgia,serif;"><span style="font-size:16px;">Source:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/dalai-lama-backs-use-of-marijuana-for-medicinal-purposes-8884140.html">http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/dalai-lama-backs-use-of-marijuana-for-medicinal-purposes-8884140.html</a></span></span></div> White Rhino (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/-white-rhino-hybrid <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3544_3.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3544_3.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3544_7.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3544_7.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3544_6.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3544_6.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/white_rhino"><strong>&nbsp;White Rhino (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/white_rhino"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">A spinoff of the world-famous White Widow cannabis strain, White Rhino is a dominantly Indica hybridized marijuana strain. It has been created by blending some of the finest characteristics from Brazilian, Indian and Afghanistani strains. It is a cross between White Widow and an unknown strain from North America. White Rhino medicinal cannabis, like White Widow weed, is loaded with mind-loving crystalline THC resin glands.</span></a></p> New Directions New Orleans: A Public Health And Safety Approach To Drug Policy http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/new-directions-new-orleans-a-public-health-and-safety-approach-to-drug-policy <div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> <a href="http://cdn6.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/louisiana-marijuana.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);"><img alt="Louisiana Marijuana" class="alignright wp-image-21376 size-full" data-wp-pid="21376" src="http://cdn6.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/louisiana-marijuana.jpg" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; float: right; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a>An unprecedented collection of drug policy stakeholders &ndash; including judges, elected officials, public health workers, law enforcement, and community advocates &ndash; will come together to chart a new course for Louisiana&rsquo;s drug policies at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.drugpolicy.org/events/new-directions-new-orleans" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);" target="_blank">New Directions New Orleans</a>&nbsp;on Thursday April 2 from 9am-5pm at Dillard University.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> The one-day conference will provide Louisianans with the opportunity to engage many of the leading minds on drug policy and criminal justice reform from across the country and around the world, who will discuss strategies for moving beyond drug war policies and toward a health-centered approach to drug use.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> &ldquo;Louisiana continues to strive to become a more population health focused state, but one of the outstanding issues we face are antiquated drug and criminal justice policies,&rdquo; said Joe Kimbrell, CEO, Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI). &ldquo;This collaborative conference will be a strong starting point for these extraordinary partners to begin outlining what new policies and best practices we can utilize to educate our policymakers and create a safer, healthier Louisiana.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world &ndash; and Louisiana has the highest rate in the U.S.&nbsp; Louisiana&rsquo;s incarceration rate has doubled in the last twenty years and is nearly five times higher than Iran&rsquo;s, 13 times higher than China&rsquo;s and 20 times higher than Germany&rsquo;s.&nbsp; One of the key drivers of Louisiana&rsquo;s world-leading incarceration rate is the war on drugs &mdash; 18,000 Louisiana residents are arrested for drug law violations each year.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> &ldquo;The drug war has been a catastrophic war on the people of Louisiana,&rdquo; said Yolande Cadore, director of strategic partnerships at the Drug Policy Alliance. &ldquo;This gathering is bringing key stakeholders together to find an exit strategy for this failed war on drugs. The time for a new direction in Louisiana is now.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> According to a 2013 report by the American Civil Liberties Union, Louisiana suffers from some of the worst racial disparities in marijuana enforcement of any state in the U.S.&nbsp; Black Louisianans are arrested for marijuana possession at 3 times the rate as their white counterparts, despite the fact that black and white people use and sell marijuana at similar rates.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/new-directions-new-orleans-a-public-health-and-safety-approach-to-drug-policy/">http://www.theweedblog.com/new-directions-new-orleans-a-public-health-and-safety-approach-to-drug-policy/</a></p> </div> </div> LA Confidential (Indica) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/la-confidential-indica-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1370_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1370_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 334px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_1370_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_1370_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_1370_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_1370_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 99px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/la_confidential"><strong>LA Confidential (Indica)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/la_confidential"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">LA Confidential is a commercial seed strain that captures the genetics of OG Kush. An Afghan strain grown from clones, OG Kush first became popular in the Los Angeles market in the 1990s, and then became world famous as California rappers like Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill name-checked it in their songs. OG Kush offers a hash-like experience from reefer: a resinous smoke, deep and spicy-sweet like nutmeg, that draws the smoker into a lush, slightly trippy dreamland. While &quot;Authentic OG Kush&quot; may be hard to find if you&#39;re not a rap star, DNA&#39;s LA Confidential brings the secrets of this celebrity smoke to the market.</span></a></p> Willie Nelson plans to open marijuana dispensaries across the United States http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/willie-nelson-plans-to-open-marijuana-dispensaries-across-the-united-states <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/willie-nelson-willies-reserve-weed-brand.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/willie-nelson-willies-reserve-weed-brand.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 303px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Proxima Nova', sans-serif; font-size: 20px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.6em; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(27, 25, 22);"> Ask<a href="http://consequenceofsound.net/artist/willie-nelson/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 154, 190); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">&nbsp;Willie Nelson</a>&nbsp;about his love of marijuana and he will likely direct you to his memoir, the awesomely titled&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Roll-Me-Smoke-When-Die/dp/0062293311" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 154, 190); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank"><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings From the Road</em></a>. That, or he&rsquo;ll delightfully tell you about that one time he smoked pot on the<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR85J-s4mh4" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 154, 190); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">&nbsp;roof of the White House</a>. Soon enough, the legendary singer-songwriter will have something new to boast about: his very own&nbsp;brand of&nbsp;weed.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Proxima Nova', sans-serif; font-size: 20px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.6em; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(27, 25, 22);"> Yes, after&nbsp;being a longtime proponent and enthusiast of marijuana, Nelson is looking to get into the business of actually selling it. The product is called&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/26/willie-nelson-is-launching-his-own-brand-of-weed.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 154, 190); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">Willie&rsquo;s Reserve</a>, and it could be available&nbsp;to the public as early as 2016. It will also be distributed through physical stores, which Nelson and his family hope to open up across the US in states that&rsquo;ve legalized marijuana. (For reference, Colorado&rsquo;s estimated legal weed market is expected to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/02/12/colorados-legal-weed-market-700-million-in-sales-last-year-1-billion-by-2016/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 154, 190); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">reach $1 billion</a>&nbsp;next year. Whew.)</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 30px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Proxima Nova', sans-serif; font-size: 20px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 1.6em; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(27, 25, 22);"> According to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/26/willie-nelson-is-launching-his-own-brand-of-weed.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(0, 154, 190); text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">an interview</a>&nbsp;with Willie&rsquo;s Reserve spokesperson Michael Bowman, the business is not just some fun, hobby-type venture, but &ldquo;a culmination of Willie&rsquo;s vision, and his whole life.&rdquo; He&nbsp;adds:</p> <blockquote style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 10px 0px 10px 45px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Proxima Nova', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; quotes: none; color: rgb(27, 25, 22); background-image: url(https://s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/vip/consequenceofsound/img/blockquote.png); background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: -16px 20px; background-repeat: no-repeat;"> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Light', sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-style: italic; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 36px; vertical-align: baseline;"> Willie has spent a lifetime in support of cannabis, both the industrial hemp side and the marijuana side. He wants it to be something that&rsquo;s reflective of his passion. Ultimately, it&rsquo;s his. But it was developed by his family, and their focus on environmental and social issues, and in particular this crazy war on drugs, and trying to be a bright light amongst this trail as we&rsquo;re trying to extract ourselves from the goo of prohibition.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Light', sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-style: italic; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 36px; vertical-align: baseline;"> Really he wants it, at the end of the day, to envelop what his personal morals and convictions are. So from the store itself to how they&rsquo;ll work with suppliers and how things are operated, it&rsquo;s going to be very reflective of Willie&rsquo;s life.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Proxima Nova Light', sans-serif; font-size: 18px; font-style: italic; font-variant: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 36px; vertical-align: baseline;"> Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/03/willie-nelson-plans-to-open-marijuana-dispensaries-across-the-united-states/">http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/03/willie-nelson-plans-to-open-marijuana-dispensaries-across-the-united-states/</a></p> </blockquote> Dabasourus Rex http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/dabasourus-rex <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Dabasourus Rex.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Dabasourus Rex.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 448px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Report Provides Data On Marijuana Arrests In Colorado After Legalization http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/03/report-provides-data-on-marijuana-arrests-in-colorado-after-legalization <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> <a href="http://cdn5.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/marijuanaarrest.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);"><img alt="marijuana arrest prison drug drugs" class="alignright wp-image-17496 size-full" data-wp-pid="17496" src="http://cdn5.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/marijuanaarrest.jpg" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; float: right; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a>All eyes are on Colorado to gauge the impact of the country&rsquo;s first-ever state law to tax and regulate the sale of marijuana to adults 21 and older.&nbsp; Since the first retail marijuana stores opened on January 1, 2014, the state has benefitted from a decrease in traffic fatalities, an increase in tax revenue and economic output from retail marijuana sales, and an increase in jobs, while Denver has experienced a decrease in crime rates.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Now, a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.drugpolicy.org/resource/marijuana-arrests-colorado-after-passage-amendment-64" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);" target="_blank">new report</a>&nbsp;from the Drug Policy Alliance brings another jolt of good news by providing comprehensive data on marijuana arrests in Colorado before and after the passage of Amendment 64 in 2012. The report compiles and analyzes data from the county judicial districts, as well as various law enforcement agencies via the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS).</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> The report&rsquo;s key findings include:</p> <ul style="margin: 0.5em 0px 1.5em 1.5em; padding: 0px 0px 0px 20px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> <li class="colored-bullet" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> <span class="li-inside" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;">Since 2010, marijuana possession charges are down by more than 90%, marijuana cultivation charges are down by 96%, and marijuana distribution charges are down by 99%.</span></li> <li class="colored-bullet" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> <span class="li-inside" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;">The number of marijuana possession charges in Colorado courts has decreased by more than 25,000 since 2010 &ndash; from 30,428 in 2010 to just 1,922 in 2014.</span></li> <li class="colored-bullet" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> <span class="li-inside" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;">According to raw data from the NIBRS, drug-related incidents are down 23% since 2010, based on a 53% drop in marijuana-related incidents.</span></li> <li class="colored-bullet" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> <span class="li-inside" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;">In 2010 the top five counties for marijuana possession cases in Colorado were El Paso, Jefferson, Adams, Larimer, and Boulder.&nbsp; Marijuana possession cases in these counties all dropped by at least 83% from 2010 to 2014.</span></li> <li class="colored-bullet" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> <span class="li-inside" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;">Marijuana distribution charges for young men of color did not increase, to the relief of racial justice advocates wary of a &lsquo;net-widening&rsquo; effect following legalization.&nbsp; The black rate for distribution incidents dropped from 87 per 100,000 in 2012 to 25 per 100,000 in 2014.</span></li> <li class="colored-bullet" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> <span class="li-inside" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;">Racial disparities for still-illegal and mostly petty charges persist for black people when compared to white people, primarily due to the specific increase of charges for public use combined with the disproportionate rates of police contact in communities of color. The marijuana arrest rate for black people in 2014 was 2.4 times higher than the arrest rates for white people, just as it was in 2010.</span></li> <li class="colored-bullet" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> <span class="li-inside" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;">The report also reveals a decline in synthetic marijuana arrests, presumably because people are less likely to use synthetic marijuana when marijuana itself is no longer criminalized.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Read More:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/report-provides-data-on-marijuana-arrests-in-colorado-after-legalization/">http://www.theweedblog.com/report-provides-data-on-marijuana-arrests-in-colorado-after-legalization/</a></p> </div>