Many Colorado voters support a recently proposed ballot measure to legalized the limited possession of marijuana. Now, for the first time, the initiative is polling over 50% in favor of the advancement of Amendment 64. (Several other polls reported higher than 50%, but the Denver Post’s survey is the first independently operated poll to claim that sample size.)
The poll found that the measure, Amendment 64, has the support of 51 percent of likely voters surveyed, compared with 40 percent opposed. Men favor the measure more than women, a common gender spliton the issue. But 49 percent of women polled said they support the measure, compared with 39 percent who said they are opposed.
Across every income bracket and in every age group except those 65 and older, more voters told pollsters they support the measure than oppose it, though some of the leads fall within the 4-percentage-point margin of error. Voters younger than 35 support the measure by a margin of 30 percentage points, 61 percent to 31 percent, according to the poll.
The automated telephone poll was conducted Sept. 9-12 for The Post by New Jersey-based SurveyUSA. About 26 percent of those questioned were cellphone-only users, who were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device. Of voters included in the sample, 34 percent said they are Republicans, 34 percent said they are Democrats, and 30 percent identified as unaffiliated voters.
“I don’t think we should have a fraction of the drug laws that we have. I think it’s really absurd to be criminalizing possession or use or distribution of marijuana … I can’t see any difference between that and cigarettes.”
Judge Richard A. Posner, a member of the influential United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, called for the legalization of marijuana during a lecture at Elmhurst College in Illinois. This comes from a man who is regarded as an intellectual monolith who is the most-cited judge in the United States, he is also considered a legal conservative. During his lecture, Judge Posner touched on his skepticism about drug criminalization laws as well as the huge financial burden those laws beset upon the local, state, and federal governments.
You can watch the recorded lecture via YouTube, it is embedded below:
The master glass workers at Kravin Glass are responsible for a piece that is, for lack of a better description, out of this world! As a fan of both Marvin the Martian and Call of Duty: Nazi Zombies, you can bet I’ve been ogling this amazing glass ray gun. It looks like they have a couple more on their website at the time of this post, so if you’re interested in one, head on over to KravinGlass.com before they are sold out!
This first-ever cookbook from High Times magazine — the world’s most trusted name when it comes to getting stoned — is the deliciously definitive guide to cannabis-infused cooking. Easy, accessible recipes and advice demystify the experience of cooking with grass and offer a cornucopia of irie appetizers and entrees, stoner sweets, cannabis cocktails, and high-holiday feasts for any occasion, from Time Warp Tamales and Sativa Shrimp Spring Rolls to Pico de Ganja Nachos and Pineapple Express Upside-Down Cake. Delectable color photos and recipes inspired by stoner celebrities such as Snoop Dogg, Cheech and Chong, and Willie Nelson will spark the interest of experienced cannabis cooks and “budding” chefs, whether they’re looking for the perfect midnight munchie or just to take dinner to a higher level.
I wish I had seen these photos a little earlier this summer, this has proven to be quite the “hit” at pool parties. All that is required is a 5-gallon water jug for a water dispensing machine and the fitted cap it originally comes with, as well as something to make a bowl piece out of. Finally, you’ll need a pool or some other body of water that a human can submerge themselves in. I’ll let the photos explain the rest.
For the very first segment of 420 Cribs ever, we go to the humble smoke spot of a redditor who was kind enough to share his dank den with us. This crawlspace available from his dormitory is outfitted with comfortable seating, ambient lighting, as well as a giant box fan to keep it nice and cool while it’s hotboxed. Looks like all that’s missing is a black light and a big screen tv with game console!
Our kind buddy had this to say about his chill smoke spot:
Best part is the security. I also liked the intimacy it provided. I would never let anyone come in with a cellphone so that there were no distractions. Everyone who went in and smoked loved it and felt the same way I did about it. Sometimes I would come back from class and find friends already in there and I would just hop in with them.
Autospense, a product by The Dispensary Group, aims to bring autonomy and reliability to an industry where customer service is unpredictable and hours of operation are a bit funky, for lack of a better word: with an automated vending machine that dispenses medical marijuana to patients.
After providing proper documentation and completing the screening process, a patient will be issued a pre-approved membership card that will allow access to any Autospense machine. This enables patients to obtain their medical prescriptions in an orderly fashion in a safe, legally compliant manner. It also allows store owners to not worry about unsavory personnel and focus on providing proper care for patients.
Oregonians backing the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act looking to put a measure for the legalization of marijuana have gathered 165,000 signatures backing the proposition, well over the 87,000 required to achieve a spot on the ballot.
Should this measure be passed, Oregon will become the third state to legalize marijuana. The legalization of the use and sale of marijuana will create jobs in the hemp industry as well as drive tax revenue straight into the state’s general fund. The Oregon Cannabis Tax Act would also form the Cannabis Commission, a governing body that shall oversee the cultivation and sale of marijuana, as well as implement rules and regulations concerning such.
The fine folks over at WeedMaps.com have put together a video explaining the complexities of the compound THCA, from what it is to how it is synthesized in the cannabis plant. Gather ’round and gain a little more knowledge about your medicine.