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With the state of California still handing out fucking IOUs to businesses like they’re playing Monopoly because of their immense debt, one of the new plans could be just what the state needs. A trio of Norml affiliated Northern CA attorneys rallied together to create the Tax, Control, and Regulate Cannabis Act of 2010. The second new and better written initiative was created by Richard Lee, founder and president of Oaksterdam University in Oakland, CA.
The 1st act that was created by the lawyers from North CA is in a nut shell complete state legalization with regulation and taxing, while . Richard’s bill would give individual cities and counties the right to decide if they wanted cannabis to be taxed and regulated. Richard’s plan would also allow citizens to posses up to one ounce of marijuana and grow their own in a 5×5 grow space regardless of the city or counties choices on regulation and taxing. Richard’s bill is more likely to garner more attention and support because of his financial resources, having already allotted 1.5 million dollars towards signature gathering. We support any kind of reform of the countries corrupt and oppressive marijuana laws so tokes for Lee and the lawyers.
Here we have Hemp for Victory, which was an educational film promoting hemp farming in the United States that was created after marijuana had already been outlawed in 1937. Hemp for victory was made because the US needed hemp to make products for our US soldiers sailing overseas and since hemp was all that had been used since the last time we were involved in a major conflict we had no other choice and the US quickly made it temporarily legal to grow and supply the govt with hemp.
It’s so inronic how hemp produces this so-called evil drug marijuana according to the US govt. at the time and then they needed the very same people that they were arresting for growing marijuana to grow a form of the very same plant. I feel like through the use of the media and television, and this crazy video that people bought into it perfectly, and its no different in todays’ society. I want to believe that most of us are intelligent and don’t take everything we see on tv or the internet as fact before checking them out ourselves. Check facts and question motives otherwise the US govt. will soon have you housing illegal aliens to keep them from crossing the border…..sounds crazy and impossible but crazier shit has happened. Ok, just kidding that’s a bit radical, but its just to get the point across…form your own ideas and don’t be a sheep.
Comic-con is not only a nerds paradise, it was held in California, where medical marijuana is legal, so there were bound to be throves of cannabis supporters as well as probably a hell of a lot of the special green on site. One of those supporters was for me an obvious fellow toker, writer and director Kevin Smith.While he looks 8 monts pregnant, he’s still a creative genius in our minds, making such greats like Clerks and Clerks 2 which is my favorite because they discuss one of my specialties…ass-to- mouth…Ok totally fucking kidding, I won’t even eat an m&m off the ground, let alone put my mouth on something that looks like Renee Zelwegger’s desperate pouty smile. Ass-to-mouth is something for professionals folks, leave it to them but its ok to think about ass-to-mouth, just have some tokes before you seriously consider it. Well here’s Kevin talking about his love for fatty cuisine the greatest herb ever.
Its about time we got a show dedicated to the amazing substance we know as cannabis. Cannabis Planet is a weekly, 30 minute television program that will explore the merits of Cannabis as a Medicine, Industrial Resource, Agricultural Crop and more. Collective Profiles, Grow Tips with Ed Rosenthal, Cannabis Cooking, news and information.
The show premieres Saturday, August 1st at Midnight on KDOC TV, Los Angeles and will air every Saturday at Midnight. and Wednesdays at 12:30 am. Unfortunately I believe that it will only be broadcast in the Los Angeles area, but we have this fuckin sweet alien technology called the internet where mostly everything is available and i’m sure this will be too. I’m pretty excited for this new show. Check out the trailer up top for a feel of what the show will be like.
Anything is possible if you’re famous. Or at least for the kid who plays Vincent Crabbee in the Harry Potter movies. Jamie Waylett who has starred in all six Harry Potter movies was uber lucky to only recieve 120 hours of community service for growing a plant that should be legal a crime for which he could have recieved upto 14 years in jail. Jamie was busted back in April when cops found eight bags of weed in the car in which he was riding. Cops later searched his mom’s home and found 10 growing marijuana plants. The judge was reportedly so lenient because he understood that the plants were on a small scale and were only for his use.
His community service could include clearing graveyards, cleaning graffiti, picking up trash, chopping down overgrown trees clearing, leaves and clearing ditches. He should feel like the luckiest kid on earth, but he shouldn’t have to if marijuana were legal….tokes for Jamie for pleading guilty, taking your sentence and growing madd amounts weed….If someone is growing 10 plants it probably isn’t on a small scale
This is one baby step for California’s budget crisis and an even bigger step toward medical marijuana dispensaries being respected as legitimate businesses. In Oakland, CA yesterday voters made the city the first in the US to tax medical marijuana dispensaries, in what was said to be a landslide vote. About 80% voted in favor of the tax according to the Almeda County registrar of voters. This new tax comes at a time when Oakland is in massive debt, like most cities in the state. What’s interesting is that it wasn’t the city council that proposed the tax or a legislator, it was a local dispensary owner who felt that he and the cities other dispensaries should put some of their excess income to good use by putting back into the community. One of the dispensary owners that CNN spoke to said that under the new tax he would be contributing an extra 350,000 roughly each year. The new tax measures out to be about $18 for every $1,000 in cannabis sales.
This is fucking sweet to see happening. It seems like it was just yesterday when Arnold the Governator mentioned that maybe we should look into researching the pros and cons of legalization and now one city in CA has imposed this new legislation. Could this be a sign of what is to happen in cities like Los Angeles where there are over 600 dispensaries and collectives? We certainly hope so because we don’t know how much longer companies in CA will continue to take IOUs from the state. There are currently more places where you can obtain legal marijuana in LA than where you can buy Starbucks and Mcdonalds french fries and if all of them can be taxed a significant amount of revenue would be generated for the state. Maybe then the rest of the country will realize that it is a real way to gather funds for our growing defecit and begin law reform. Tokes for Oakland and its forward thinking citizens.
Apparently the Iphone really does do everything. Apple has approved a new $2.99 iPhone app, simply named Cannabis. The application was created by the people at ajnag.com (yes, that’s ganja backwards) and the purpose of this amazing app is to help locate legal medical marijuana in states and other places that it can be found. Cannabis, just like other location-based apps takes the known locations of medical collectives, dispensaries, clinics, doctors, and organizations all from 3 differents sources and aggregates them onto a google map.
The app also helps out those of us who live in areas where cannabis dispensaries and collectives aren’t legal. It will provide the user with the closest legal cannabis organization to encourage reform. The one feture that I find most appealing is the fact that it has most of the coffeeshops in Amsterdam listed and makes it incredibly easy for me next time I venture to the motherland. No longer will I be too stoned to find my way from Rusland to Grey Area. Check out the video to see it in action and use this app wisely. Share with your fellow man or just me…tokes for ajnag.com for creating such a great app
On Tuesday, Steve Epstein testified on behalf of marijuana legalization, decriminalization, and medical marijuana all after a huge bog hit before Massachusetts judiciary committee. During his testimony he gave a detailed view into the history of marijuana reform in MA, which is very similar to that of many other states in the US. He also provided the committee with personal stories of pro marijuana supporters, one being that of an elderly grandmother who uses medical marijuana to deal with a degenerative disease. The video is filled with knowledge so watch it and learn something folks. Tokes for Steve because I’ve testifies in front of a judiciary committee and lets just say most of them suck balls and are extrememly ignorant it wasn’t the most exciting thing ever.
Hermit-like funnyman Dave Chappelle gave an impromptu performace in Portland, Oregon’s pioneer square in the early hours of yesterday morning. While thousands of people showed up to see Dave’s secret performance he was not prepared for the turnout. Chappelle had only planned for a very small amount of people to show up and had only bought a sound system that would allow his voice to be heard for the first few rows of the thousands of people that packed the square. Chappelle though, who refused to disappoint did stay for two hours and entertained the huge crowd to the best of his ability given the sound system. Chappelle also apologized for his lack of audio, citing the fact that he didn’t think he was still famous….well let’s see….he did have probably the biggest show on comedy central behind south park and a $50 million contract and then you just kind of disappeard, so fuck yes you’re still famous. In the video clip above, you can notice Dave mention that he smells “reffer” and then someone in the crowd offers him some and he politely declined, quoting an old Nancy Reagan after school special and simply saying no….I’d like to believe that had cameras not been plastered on him 24/7 he would’ve certainly accepted the herbal refreshment being offered, after all he is the creator of one of the greatest stoner movies ever, Half Baked….tokes for Chappelle and maybe a show in the tri-state area sometime soon???
The boss, also known as Rick fuck a 50 Cent Ross, performed at Eros World Tapas Bar in Atlanta, GA this weekend and there was no shortage of herb on the scene. According to those in attendance, Ross and crew were on cloud nine from the moment they hit the door, rolling, lighting, sharing with me some more rolling and a hell of a lot of smoking. Thanks to HollywoodATL for the pics and thanks to Rick Ross and company for promoting the use of the greatest herb in the world….WEED