Will California be the pioneer in drug policy changes?

21 07 2010

Legalize-cannabisCalifornia — In 1971 a group of teenagers in San Rafael, north of San Francisco, started meeting after school, at 4:20 p.m., to get high. The habit spread, and 420 became code for fun time among potheads worldwide.

Ever since, California has remained in the vanguard of global cannabis culture. Oaksterdam University in Oakland is today unique in the world as a sort of Aristotelian lyceum for the study of all aspects — horticultural, scientific, historical — of the weed.

Legally, California has also been a pioneer, at least within America. In 1996 it was the first state to allow marijuana to be grown and consumed for medicinal purposes. Since then, 13states and the District of Columbia have followed, and others are considering it.

But this year California may set a more fundamental, and global, precedent. It may become the first jurisdiction in the world to legalize, regulate and tax the consumption, production and distribution of marijuana. Read the rest of this entry »





Stiletto Stoners

9 10 2009

We are happy to see that more and more people are realizing that smoking weed is not just for the typical Hollywood stereotype “lazy stoner” or the terminally ill cancer patient. Normal career minded people smoke cannabis too. Most people that smoke weed do it to relax after a day of hard work. Have a look at the video below that is part of NBC’s “today’s women” – It’s really worth watching to the end, for once the “experts” seem to be talking sense on prime-time US television!








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