Solution to synthetic marijuana killing people might be to legalize actual pot which does not

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Free pot for 2,000 folks at Oregon's Weed the People event


Although recreational marijuana is legal to grow and smoke in Oregon, it's not yet legal to sell. But that doesn't mean you can't give it away to 2,000 people, which is what Portland's Weed the People event did yesterday. The first festival of its kind in the U.S., people 21 and over were able to spend the day sampling free weed and everything weed-related.

The alcohol-free event lasted for seven hours, as attendees mulled around to test out smoking devices; relaxed on comfy chairs and listened to records in a “chill out area”; and waited in a line that wound through the inside of a warehouse to enter the “Grow Garden”, the highly secured and roped off area where they could pick up their free goodies.

The historic event was put on by growers and medical marijuana dispensaries (who can sell in Oregon to people with medical cards), and tickets to enter were $40. Read the rest

Astonishing smokable blunt sculptures


Highly creative blunt sculptures as seen on ValleyRecreational420's Instagram account. Read the rest

Land near Woodstock Festival site may become pot farm


The New York State Department of Health is selecting companies that may be given license to grow weed on farmland in Bethel, New York adjacent to the site of the legendary Woodstock Music Festival of 1969. Put that in your pipe and smoke it! Read the rest

Raided Santa Ana pot shop sues police, says mayor solicits bribes from marijuana dispensaries

The suit charges Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido with soliciting bribes for preferential treatment.

CA police raid medical weed dispensary, eat edibles, destroy cameras [UPDATED]

They ordered customers on the ground, made fun of a disabled (amputee) worker, then gorged on edibles.

Cannabis for kids


National Geographic shares the stories of children who seek relief from cancer and epilepsy through the use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil with little to none of marijuana's psychoactive component THC. Read the rest

National Geographic loves weed so much, they're devoting an entire print issue to it

This is not a photoshop.

This is not a photoshop.

The high times, they are a-changing: editors of National Geographic chose cannabis as the theme of their next print issue.

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How stoned is this motorcycle journalist?

I am baffled as to why CycleWorld published this video. With what I know of motorcycles and marijuana, this gentleman should a) not be on that bike and b) look at the other camera.

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Baby Jesus bong


The most high.

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Legal weed price drops 40% in Washington

Legal recreational weed was in short supply in Washington this summer. Stores were charging as much a $25 a gram, including an effective tax rate of 44 percent. Now that weed is more plentiful, prices have dropped to about $15 a gram. Black market weed is still cheaper, though: $10 a gram. Read the rest

Everything you need to know about marijuana edibles

Xeni Jardin interviews cannabis expert Lisa Marks, a pseudonym that will be lifted when prohibition is lifted. The worst-case scenario is you have to watch a Pixar movie and take a nap.

How I use medical marijuana: vaporizers, science, weed, and cancer

A primer on the healing power of weed, and how to vaporize correctly, for cancer patients and others who truly have a medical need for marijuana. Sponsored by Ascent by DaVinci, a vaporizer we think works really well.

How stoned is too stoned to drive?

The US government is analyzing data from what it claims is the biggest study on how pot affects how you drive. The participants in the study at the University of Iowa vaporized marijuana (smoke-free campus!), drank, both, or had a placebo and took the wheel of a driving simulator.

"When it comes to cannabis, it's a lot trickier than when it comes to alcohol," says Colorado State Trooper JJ Wolff. "I can't tell you if one joint is going to make you high to the point where you can't drive. That's a really hard question to answer at this point. ... "The safest thing to do right now: If you are going to drink any amount, don't drive. And if you are going to consume any amount of cannabis, don't drive." "Feds test how stoned is too stoned to drive" (USA Today) Read the rest

Bottled cold brew coffee with marijuana extract

Legal is a new bottled cold brew coffee drink augmented with cannabis extract, brewed in Washington state where marijuana is legal. (via Laughing Squid) Read the rest

Pot encouraged at Colorado Symphony concert series

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra will perform a series of concerts where attendees are encouraged to smoke weed. The bring-your-own-cannabis concerts, called "Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series," are a collaboration with pro-pot producers Edible Events.

"We see ourselves as connecting classical music with all of Colorado," Colorado Symphony Orchestra director Jerry Kern told the Denver Post. "Part of our goal is to bring in a younger audience and a more diverse audience, and I would suggest that the patrons of the cannabis industry are both younger and more diverse than the patrons of the symphony orchestra."

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US to allow banks to do business with licensed marijuana companies

"One Girl Smokes Pot While Her Friend Watches During an Outing in Cedar Woods near Leakey, Texas." May, 1973. U.S. National Archives, via Flickr. Photographer: Marc St. Gil.

A breaking story that could become a significant step toward a legal marijuana economy in the United States:

From the Denver Post:

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