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Marijuana Prohibition Continues to Create More Problems Than It Solves

Marijuana Prohibition Continues to Create More Problems Than It Solves

On Oct. 13, police responded to a Santa Rosa home due to a report from a witness that shots were fired. The police raided the home and discovered an estimated 230 lbs of marijuana in various stages of processing and several firearms. As it turned out, there was no evidence of a shooting. Rather, there was a dispute between the witness and the pot operation about payment and, unbelievably, the witness may have called the cops in retaliation.

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What Happens After Arrest? A Lawyer's Advice

What Happens After Arrest? A Lawyer's Advice

An arrest can be among the most traumatic and confusing experiences in one's life. Not only for the person being accused of a crime, but also for the arrestee's worried family members. As far as the police are concerned, they have no interest in keeping these people informed. Depending on the type of offense, two things can happen: you can receive a citation with a future court date or you will be transported to jail. If you are transported to jail, you will go through a long and tedious intake process, which begins when they place you in the back of the cop car.

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Colorado Health Dept. Calls for Ban on Edibles in the State

Colorado Health Dept. Calls for Ban on Edibles in the State

The state of Colorado and the Internet in general were in an uproar yesterday when the Colorado Department of Health and Safety called for a ban of almost all marijuana edibles just ten months after the state made the groundbreaking decision to legalize all forms of recreational marijuana. The recommendation was made to a group of legislators working on a Colorado House bill that will place technical and specific restrictions on the sale of edibles in the state.

Lifestyle
Grow Tips: Cutting and Drying

Grow Tips: Cutting and Drying

Yes, it's that time of the season—grab your scissors and a beer, because it's cutting time!

I'll you a way of cutting down that will maximize your yield. This method involves taking larger colas while leaving smaller bud sites to fill in for another week or two.

Some tips to keep in mind before we dive in. Have your dry room ready, fans ready to blow, and fresh scissors. (Always use new scissors.)

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Despite California's Lax Stance On Cannabis, Arrests Are Still Up

Despite California's Lax Stance on Cannabis, Arrests Are Still Up

Even being a lifelong resident of California (sans a few misplaced years spent as a ski bum in Utah and Colorado), I was always under the impression that police in California for the past few years at least pretty much don't care about marijuana possession or use. The worst-case scenario would be a small fine, community service, and possibly a court date where the judge would admonish the weed perpetrator, but they would soon be summarily let go with a slap on the wrist, and that would be that...

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Siberian "Ice Maiden" Used Cannabis to Ease Pain from Cancer

Siberian "Ice Maiden" Used Cannabis to Ease Pain from Cancer

When the extremely well preserved body of a 2,500-year-old “ice maiden” was uncovered in Siberia in 1993, archaeologists found a container of cannabis buried with the body. It’s taken until now to figure out how the ice maiden met her demise—autopsy shows evidence of breast cancer and a bad fall (probably from a horse), which has scientists believing that the woman was using cannabis to medicate her pain.

The woman is believed to have been in her 20s when she died back in the 5th Century B.C. Her body was discovered so well preserved that the tattoos that cover her body are still entirely visible and mostly intact.