Monthly Archives: May 2017

Can you use Marijuana to Treat Drug Addiction?

By Leah Maurer Can you use Marijuana to Treat Drug Addiction? As more states legalize cannabis with both medical and recreational/adult-use legislation, the topic of using marijuana to treat drug addiction seems to come up more and more. We recently

Safer Brand Offers Organic Products for Plants and the Planet

By TWB Are you concerned about the potentially harmful effects of using insect control products filled with synthetic chemicals? You’re not alone. Growers everywhere are seeking alternatives such as organic pesticides for protecting their plants, fruits, vegetables, flowers, trees, and

Seattle HempFest and Oregon Hemp Convention Join Forces for the PDX Hempfest Expo

By Leah Maurer I have been attending the Oregon Hemp Convention (OHC) event ever since I got active with the cannabis industry in Oregon, and The Weed Blog has been covering the OHC for a long time. I was a

Christians and Faith Based Groups Could Be the Key to Ending Cannabis Prohibition

By Leah Maurer As cannabis legalization gains more and more support across the United States, it is becoming more clear which demographics and which regions are still our “swing vote”. The Southern United States, which include many faith based or

The Promise of Medical Marijuana for Opioid Addiction

By TWB The Promise of Medical Marijuana for Opioid Addiction Opioid addiction is a real epidemic in our nation, with the numbers growing every year. We hear about the heroin addiction tragedies every day on the news, but addiction to

RedHat Ralph’s Weeks 3 and 4 of Oregon Cannabis Events

By RedHat Ralph My posts of Week 1 and Week 2 were so full of activity, I didn’t think they could be topped until Weeks 3 and 4 came around! Cannabis Season – Week 3 This week includes Dope Cup

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Marijuana Use in The Workplace: Mental Health Professionals

By TWB In recent years the United States has been progressive in the legalization of marijuana. As of January 2017, almost 30 states have legalized marijuana use in some form and eight of those states (including the District of Columbia)

How Parents Can End the Stigma of Recreational Marijuana Use

By Leah Maurer I am so thrilled to have another guest post from a fellow mom named Jennifer Landis and to hear her thoughts about how parents can end the stigma of recreational marijuana use. I wholeheartedly believe that parents,

Vermont Legislature Passes Bill to Make Marijuana Legal for Adults

By Leah Maurer We have been following the legislature in Vermont particularly closely this session as you can see by our articles here and here. The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) released this news about the marijuana legalization bill circulating through

Drug Policy Alliance Founder Retires: Celebrating Ethan Nadelman

By TWB On April 26, 2017, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), together with some of its strongest supporters, gathered to celebrate the career and resignation of the organization’s Founder and Executive Director, Ethan Nadelman. Tears were shed by family and

Medical Cannabis has Unprecedented Support in Texas

By Leah Maurer HB 2107 Advances Through Texas House of Representatives We have been monitoring various State Congresses across the U.S. and what cannabis policy-related bills they have circulating through them this legislative session. One of the biggest surprises for

How to Make a Cannabis Maple Candy Recipe

By TWB We have done several posts regarding cooking with cannabis, and here is another one about how to make a cannabis maple candy recipe from a guest author. She has explained her purpose and reason for sharing this recipe

Attend the 2017 Cultivation Classic Cannabis Competition

By Leah Maurer The Cultivation Classic is the world’s ONLY cannabis competition event that is exclusively for ethically-grown product free of pesticides, defining craft and celebrating community. This event is held in Portland, Oregon and is coming up on May

The 7 Best Mother’s Day Gifts for the Stoner Mom in Your Life

By Leah Maurer As legal weed becomes more and more prevalent in the U.S., so do the options for gifs for those of us who like to consume cannabis. Being a regular cannabis consumer myself, it is always exciting for

Grandmas, Execs, Athletes: BDS Analytics Consumer Research Upends Pot Stereotypes

By TWB A sweeping new report by BDS Analytics finally illustrates who is buying marijuana and for what reasons, with immense implications for topics like women’s health and wide range of industries. These findings come at time where lifting the

Cannabis Event Season Week 2: RedHat Ralph Continues his Canna-Quest

By RedHat Ralph You might recall my canna-quest from my Week 1 post, but this week includes the (un)official holiday for cannabis consumers, 420 (or April 20, for those of you not familiar with the cannabis culture). I am also

Inside the 2017 High Times SoCal Cannabis Cup

By TWB It is 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 22. I had flown into San Diego from Detroit the night before after finally getting my medical marijuana certification in Michigan, on 4/20. I’m here with two friends. We’re the three