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  • Struggle is the enemy, weed is the remedy: The truth about marijuana in North Korea

    "The reason for smoking weed in North Korea differs from America. In North Korea, you don’t smoke weed purely to get high and laugh at your own hand, you do it to save money and as a break from the ubiquitous cheap local cigarettes that do more damage than good. In the black markets of North Korea, marijuana is sold at a cheap price and is easily obtainable in some areas. Therefore, the drug is especially popular among the lower classes of North Korean society. After a day of hard manual labor, it is common for North Korean workers to smoke marijuana as a way to relax and soothe tight or sore muscles."

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  • Hemp Is Harmless, a Potential Economic Miracle, and Still Illegal in America -- But the Tide Seems to Be Turning

    The American hemp industry, revived in the 1990s in a wave of cannabis-fueled environmentalism, now sells $450 million a year of products from hemp-oil soap to hemp-coned speakers for guitar amplifiers, according to an industry trade group. Yet all the raw material used for these products, from fiber to hempseed oil, has to be imported, as it’s still illegal to grow hemp in the United States.

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  • Obama, What About "Free and Open Scientific Inquiry" for Medical Marijuana?

    From Huffington Post, an opinion piece by Dr. John Schwarz, one of the founders of superstring theory. It's hard to escape the fact that there is a growing gap between the American public and the federal government on this topic. Seventeen states and the District of Columbia have legalized the medical use of marijuana in one way or another. Public debate over the subject has mostly been confined to the question of how exactly marijuana should be delivered to the patients in states allowing its use. Increasing numbers of medical professionals are speaking out in support of the new laws...

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  • Video of WA LCB: Public Forum on I-502 Implementation at Seattle City Hall - 1/24/13

    "The Washington State Liquor Control Board is holding a series of evening public forums across Washington regarding the implementation of Initiative 502. The forums are an opportunity for interested citizens to meet WSLCB staff involved in implementation, be updated on implementation and to provide input to the Board for it to consider as it develops rules."   Part 1: Part 2:

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  • 1/24: Public Forum on I-502 Implementation at Seattle City Hall

      Liquor Control Board Announces Public Forums on I-502 Implementation For Immediate                                                        Release January 15, 2013 OLYMPIA – The Washington State Liquor Control Board will hold six evening public forums across Washington regarding the implementation of Initiative 502. The forums are an opportunity for interested citizens to meet WSLCB staff involved in implementation, be updated on implementation and to provide input to the Board for it to consider as it develops rules. “Clearly...

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  • Arizer Extreme Q the vaporizer of choice for Mr. X's medical marijuana!

    Hands down this is the vaporizer you should have at home. The versatility offered by the Arizer Extreme Q allows you to inhale pure vapor using a multitude of options--bag, whip, or use tubing to connect it to your favorite glass water pipe.

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  • Amsterdam's Evolving Relationship With Weed - We could learn something.

      Dutch pot smokers are complaining that the generation that was running around Amsterdam's Vondelpark in the Sixties naked and on acid is now threatening the well-established, regulated marijuana trade in the Netherlands. Responding to international pressure and conservatives in rural and small-town Holland, the federal government is cracking down on the coffeeshops that legally sell marijuana. But big-city mayors, like Amsterdam's, will fight to keep them open. Amsterdam's leaders recognize that legalized marijuana and the Red Light District's prostitution are part of the edgy charm of the city; the mayor wants to keep both, but get rid of the...

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  • Seattleites now legally flying high

    It will be nice when we can iron out some industry standards. We're looking forward to seeing which states follow suit.

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  • So Will Bakeries Make Artisanal Pot Brownies Now?

    Don't expect any cannabis macarons at Crumble and Flake...but maybe a class at Pantry at Delancey?

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  • Obama's Pot Problem?

    Now that states have started legalizing recreational marijuana, will the president continue the government’s war on weed?

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