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The Kardashian-Jenner clan has arrived!Kendall and Kylie Jenner, along with big sister Khloe Kardashian, hit the American Music Awards red carpet Sunday night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.More...
Mon, Nov 24, 2014
Source: Huffington Post
This is... interesting.Frankie J. Grande, TV personality, Broadway's "Rock of Ages" star and older half-brother of Ariana Grande, showed up to the 2014 American Music Awards in what we can only call a cartoon version of a button down, complete with a painted on bow-tie and some major abs. Of course, he topped off the look with matching (pink) hair and pants.More...
Mon, Nov 24, 2014
Source: Huffington Post
Jordin Sparks left jaws on the floor on the American Music Awards red carpet Sunday night with a low-cut, high slit golden frock.Sparks, 24, paired her stunning floor-length dress with black sandals, jewels by Orit Mesica, and wore her hair down in soft waves. The songstress is set to host the AMA red carpet with Lance Bass.More...
Mon, Nov 24, 2014
Source: Huffington Post
Earlier
The American Music Awards took over Los Angeles on Sunday, and unsurprisingly it was outrageous.Fergie arrived on a psychedelic tour bus, Jordin Sparks looked like a lost member of The Supremes in a bronze sequin gown and Meghan Trainor carried her brother's inhaler in her lip-shaped purse. We're still waiting to see if Taylor Swift can manage to top her amazing look from last year, and are keeping our fingers crossed for a Beyoncé sighting. But we think it's safe to say the AMAs glam is in full force.More...
Sun, Nov 23, 2014
Source: Huffington Post
"Rockabye football, in the end zone..."That's the lullaby Indianapolis Colts wide receiver and new dad T.Y. Hilton is likely to sing to his daughter, who was born just hours before his game Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hilton missed pregame warmups to spend some time with his wife, Shantrell, and their newborn child, The Indianapolis Star reported.More...
Sun, Nov 23, 2014
Source: Huffington Post
When many people think of the marijuana industry and the federal government, they don’t realize that there is more than just marijuana stores involved. There are a lot of facets to the marijuana industry and beyond. There are a lot of non-marijuana businesses that deal directly with the marijuana industry. The best two examples are [...]
Sun, Nov 23, 2014
Source: The Weed Blog
There are now four states that have legalized marijuana. Those of course are Colorado (2012), Washington (2012), Oregon (2014), and Alaska (2014). Washington D.C. also voted to legalize marijuana in 2014. For a long time, most marijuana activists and analysts assumed that California would be the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. After all, California [...]
Sun, Nov 23, 2014
Source: The Weed Blog
Oregon voters approved Measure 91 on Election Day 2014. Oregon Measure 91 legalized possession of marijuana up to 8 ounces per individual, and cultivation of up to 4 marijuana plants per household in Oregon. There’s a lot of work still to be done as Oregon implements the new law. Are you curious what the next [...]
Sun, Nov 23, 2014
Source: The Weed Blog
By Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director The Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a comprehensive thirty five-page report last week examining the federal government establishing a wholesale excise tax on the production and sale of cannabis-related products. In what is one of the most comprehensive policy and fiscal reviews to date of how cannabis can [...]
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
Source: The Weed Blog
By John Payne We would like to thank everyone that helped make our fall conference and the associated events possible last week. Nearly 500 people attended at least one of the nine events we held from Wednesday to Saturday. We also received substantial media attention, including this Fox 2 story in Saint Louis covering our [...]
Sat, Nov 22, 2014
Source: The Weed Blog
It’s likely you have seen the video of three grandmothers smoking marijuana for the first time on YouTube. Since it was posted on Nov. 19, there have been more than 12.5 million viewings of the lighthearted film produced by Cut.com. Below is video of the women talking before they smoked. It is every bit as charming and inspiring as the scenes of them lighting up for the first time. Mike Gaston of Seattle-based Cut.com said the hardest part of the video session was finding women who fit the grandmother stereotype who had not smoked marijuana. That’s why he and his partners, Blaine Ludy and Jason Hakala, needed the help of a talent agency to find non-marijuana smokers. “It was nearly impossible to find grandmothers who haven’t smoke weed for the video,” said Gaston. “I asked my own grandmother. She said she’d love to be in it, but she had already smoked it.” Gaston said Ludy had to show the women how things worked, but once Paula got the hang of it, she became the leader. He said they took precautions to ensure the women enjoyed the experience, which is why they were provided a strain of weed, Lavender, that was less powerful than many others. “We didn’t want to give them weed that would freak them out,” he said. “You wouldn’t give someone who never drank alcohol before a bunch of tequila shots. We didn’t want them getting crazy high.” While the grandmas were able to keep their cool, the reaction Cut.com has received has been insane said Gaston. He said they have been interviewed by media outlets ranging from the Wall Street Journal to TMZ Live. He said they expected to hear from firms making products for smokers, but had only heard from one company which makes vape pens. “We’ve heard from a lot of companies that want us to make videos for them, but not the ones we expected,” Gaston said. He said Cut.com wants to fill a niche between Buzzfeed and Vice, by making films that provoke thoughts and conversations on serious topics, but leave audiences feeling happy. Mission accomplished with the grandmas videos.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Source: Marijuana News
The Republican expected to lead the Senate committee which supervises Washington, D.C. said Thursday he is open to having hearings on implementing the November ballot measure that legalized recreational use of marijuana in the nation’s capitol. Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson said before he can make a decision, he wants to learn details about how legalization is playing out in Colorado and Washington State, the two states where recreational use of weed is legal. While he has said he favors more autonomy for the District, Johnson declined to reveal how he feels about plans legalizing marijuana use. “I have no comment on that right now,” he said. “That’s a relatively complex issue, dealing with state law and federal law and we’ve got these experiments — we’re not enforcing federal law. I guess right now I’m just sitting here watching the states’ experiment and seeing how that happens. If anything I’d want to use the committee to hold a hearing, see how it’s working.” The measure to legalize weed, which was approved by nearly two-thirds of voters, allows residents 21 and over to possess up to two ounces. RELATED: Click here to read a more detailed report by RollCall.com.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Source: Marijuana News
It's been two days since New York City began a more lenient, pot-friendly approach to public display of cannabis. And while we won't have any concrete data for weeks or months, we imagine it's al...
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Source: Toke of the Town
Washington’s retail cannabis industry had a bumpy launch in July. New businesses launched to much fanfare, but faced statewide product shortages and rules prohibiting imports. A new report, however, suggests the fledgling industry is soaring. Washington’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council issued their November forecast Wednesday. The report says tax receipts from the state’s marijuana industry will be more than 67 percent higher through 2015 than previously estimated. It also predicts nearly $700 million in tax revenue from cannabis businesses in the first four-and-a-half years of legalization. New businesses entering the state’s marijuana industry — producers, processors and retailers — factored into the revised projections. According to the November report, the number of cannabis establishments increased from 42 in July, when sales began, to 171 by the end of October. The council released a report in September estimating $25.5 million in tax revenue for the current term ending in 2015. The figure includes marijuana excise tax and license fees, state sales tax and business taxes paid by marijuana producers, processors and retailers. The new report estimates $42.7 million in revenue by the end of next year, a $17.2 million increase from two months ago. The report measures time in two-year budget periods; 2013-15, 2015-17 and 2017-19. Projections for each period were revised up. Washington’s projected tax revenue through 2019 now stands at a cool $694.2 million.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Source: Marijuana News
Despite the passage of new laws making the possession of small amounts of pot legal in Alaska, prosecutors in the state say they'll still be pursuing cannabis cases until the new laws are signed ...
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Source: Toke of the Town
We should be well beyond questioning whether or not marijuana helps our returning veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions. But instead, vets are still denied access...
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Source: Toke of the Town
Massachusetts U.S, Attorney Carmen Ortiz says her office is debating whether or not to weigh in on how close Massachusetts dispensaries can be to schools and considering shutting down shops withi...
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Source: Toke of the Town
Enjoyment of food is one marijuana side effect that many cannabis enthusiasts love to hate. We here at Marijuana.com want you to fully enjoy your buzz. We will adding one recipe a week from the famed Stoner’s Cookbook. Look for additional offerings every Friday. Here to kick off the series is a tasty noodle offering. This recipe contains cannabis. We recommend serving to adults 21 and older. Sriracha Peanut Noodles These gluten-free medicated peanut noodles will leave you feeling pleasantly nourished and delightfully uplifted! INGREDIENTS For the Peanut Sauce: 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil 2 tbsp coconut CannaOil ¼ cup natural crunchy peanut butter 2 tablespoons low-sodium tamari 2 tsp Sriracha 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds 1 ½ tsp agave 1 ½ tsp rice vinegar For the Noodles: 5 oz brown rice “Pad Thai” style noodles, soba, or any noodle of your choice ½ cup frozen edamame, steamed back to life 1 large carrot, washed, peeled, and shaved into thin ribbons 2 tsp sesame or hemp seeds, for garnish DIRECTIONS In a small bowl add the garlic, sesame oil, CannaOil, tamari, Sriracha, rice vinegar and agave. Whisk together until combined. Add the peanut butter and toasted sesame seeds and whisk until fully incorporated. Cover and hold in fridge. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for about 8 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water. In a large bowl add the carrot ribbons, edamame and cooked noodles. Top with the peanut sauce and stir until noodles are completely covered with sauce and incorporated in with the vegetables. Garnish with sesame and/or hemp seeds. Serve it up and enjoy immediately! *Dose Wisely: The CannaOil amount in this recipe is a suggestion, and is highly variable depending on the strength of your CannaOil and the potency you are going for. Use this amount as a guideline to figure out the right amount for your situation. The best way to test for potency is to start with one portion of your meal, wait an hour, see how you feel, then snack on more if it feels right. Listen to your body! Make smart dosing choices and munch wisely!
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Source: Marijuana News
Julian Harris, a rookie officer in the Dallas Police Department's South Central Patrol Division, was arrested Thursday morning after police were called to meet with an injured woman at Dallas' Ch...
Fri, Nov 21, 2014
Source: Toke of the Town
If you’re in need of a smile today, check out three women as they experience the pleasure of marijuana for the first time. Appearing a YouTube video entitled “Grandmas Smoking Weed for the First Time,”  which has been viewed more than six million times since it debuted on Nov. 19, the women seem to be thoroughly enjoying themselves and the moment. (Editor’s note: as 2 p.m. PST nearly eight million folks had watched the video.) In the video, the women are only identified by their first names, although is has been reported that they are all residents of Washington State, where the use of recreational marijuana for adults is legal. They smoke a bong to get started then, after taking a swing at Jenga, smoke some more via a vaporizer, which one woman mistook for a dildo with a straw. The video ends with the women manifesting signs of the munchies and an advisory from the filmmakers: “No grandmas were harmed in the making of this video”.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014
Source: Marijuana News