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Mason Tvert celebrates #50 with us discussing booze and buds
QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM LISTENERS: Email from Tongan Ninja in NZ giving respect to Bob Marley on his birthday and scooping a story for us. Email from Sean with a grip of good questions. We’ll get to those ASAP. Email from Shakedown with a scoop for the you’ve got to be kidding me segment. INTERVIEW WITH MASON TVERT London reports that professionals are one of biggest demographic of people needing medical attention due to alcohol abuse over the holiday season Health watchdog makes several recommendations to help curb excessive drinking in Britain Misrepresentation of facts in anti stoned-driving commercial [clip] CALIFORNIA UPDATE SF cannabis delivery man drops a dime ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH - COLORADO/MONTANA NEWS (IDAHO?) Mobile clinics bring doctors to rural patients [clip] Montana house votes to repeal medical marijuana law SOUTHWEST City of Surprise, AZ to vote on MMJ regulations [clip] Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Starts MMJ Specific Taskforce [clip] INTERVIEW WITH RAY GILLIAM Professor of Criminal Justice at University of Illinois Springfield INTERNATIONAL INSANITY Canadian judge throws out religious challenge to marijuana laws [clip] Canadian doctors cautioned not to prescribe pot American faces death penalty in Egypt for hemp oil POT IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Seattle HempFest attempting to negotiate venue for next year’s 20th anniversary WA judge allows man to exceed state’s medical cultivation limits [clip] MICHIGAN MARIJUANA Michigan AG says MMJ law is being exploited [clip] Judge rules in favor of Wal-mart in Casias case, ACLU will appeal MIDWEST MALAISE AND GLIMMERS OF HOPE Illinois Senator files MMJ bill SB1548 EAST COAST SCOOP RI bill would decriminalize less than one ounce of marijuana [clip] Rhode Island pastor faces up to 40 years for cannabis cultivation [clip] TOPICS BARELY WORTH ANY OF OUR TIME More bad news for “synthetic marijuana” [clip] Family Feud: Name something that gets passed around [clip] CLIP FOR END OF SHOW Marijuana vs. Crystal Meth [clip]
Knucklehead dials 911 for legal advice on growing marijuana
QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM LISTENERS: A couple from “Shakedown Rich” Good advice on spitting from Grandma Nan ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS If you’re a cannabis dispensary in California, give us a holler! SENSI IN THE SOUTHWEST Regulating medical marijuana in Arizona Arizona considers decriminalization bill New Mexico governor says repealing MMJ legislation is not a priority in 2011 EAST COAST SCOOP 18 applications filed for retail dispensaries in Rhode Island [clip] NJ seeking growers for med pot program Massachusetts Legislators File Reform Bills HAWAII HIGHS Decriminalization in the works? [clip] NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT Feds To Oakland: Pot Farms Would Break US Law DEA busts two caregivers in Michigan FROM THE RESEARCH BIN How dangerous is Marijuana? Look to the credible research NUGGET OF THE DAY Cannabis quality certification in California: Van Hook or Van Crook? CANNABIS ETIQUETTE/CULTURE Respect for Discretion Involving Weed MARC EMERY Send Marc a Birthday wish, he would greatly appreciate the support. His B-day is on Feb 13th and He'll be 53. Send B-day well wishes to: MARC SCOTT EMERY #40252-086 - UNIT Q POD 2 D. RAY JAMES CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION P.O. BOX 2000 FOLKSTON, GA 31537 USA INTERNATIONAL INSANITY Vancouver taking cue from Washington, marijuana in liquor stores? [clip] BOOZE BUZZ NEWS Dude, where’s my car? A WALK DOWN THE GREEN CARPET Roseanne Barr praises marijuana in her new book Legendary actor Jack Nicholson opens up about pot CALIFORNIA UPDATE Montel Williams testifies before the LA city council [clip] Activists testify before the San Diego city council [clips] TOPICS BARELY WORTH ANY OF OUR TIME Navy cracks down on Spice BUT IS IT SOPHISTICATED? Massive drug operation shut down in North Carolina [clip] Middletown, PA cops stumble upon large scale marijuana operation [clip] “YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME” Presidential Candidate for the Knuckleheads-R-Us Foundation
Marijuana questions dominate submissions to Obama YouTube interview... again
QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM LISTENERS: SHAKEDOWN - We appreciate the scoops! RECREATIONAL MILITARY SMOKER - Weed in middle east, Italy, & Spice NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT Marijuana Holds Top 50 Spots In Questions For Obama See the list And Now: The President of the United States with “an entirely legitimate question for debate.” [clip from 2004] CALIFORNIA UPDATE Leno bill aims to protect working medical marijuana patients Conference markets medical marijuana to seniors ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH - COLORADO/MONTANA/IDAHO NEWS BaMm BAmM BaMm!! Police!! Stop or we'll shoot more!! [clip] INTERNATIONAL INSANITY Smugglers rely on sophisticated technique to get marijuana across US/Mexican border (aka Drug smuggling reaches new “high”) [clip] Need some Dagga? Easy score is just a mouse click away CANNABIS ETIQUETTE [OR] CANNABIS TRIVIA What is a Thai Stick? POT IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Should state liquor stores sell cannabis? [clip] MICHIGAN MARIJUANA Royal Oak puts kibosh on cannabis cultivation [clip] TOPICS BARELY WORTH ANY OF OUR TIME Welfare Drug Testing Bills Filed in Virginia STONED IN THE SOUTH Maybe they got the memo wrong in Kentucky. “Simulated marijuana?” [clip] SOUTHWEST In Vegas, MMJ supporters want regulation, not federal intervention [clip] YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME D-Bag of the Week: Iowa State Rep. Clel Baudler ACTIVISM SPOTLIGHT A National Call to Action! GROW TIP OF THE WEEK What does it mean when your stems are purple? Could be genetics, temperature, phosphorus deficiency, overwatering.
Are you a banjo brain or a harpsichord brain?
QUESTIONS/COMMENTS FROM LISTENERS: Mat from the HotBox podcast made some suggestions about the file size and hopefully this show will be a much “kinder” size. From Alex, about “The M Word.” CALIFORNIA UPDATE LA City Council approves new medical marijuana law [clip] Richard Eastman testifies on medical marijuana ordinance at Long Beach council meeting [clip] ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH - COLORADO/MONTANA NEWS A look at Colorado's HB11-1043 Bill language HB11-1043 Montana legislature takes its first hit on proposed legislation [clip] DUI bill before MT Legislature concerns medical marijuana community CANNABIS ETIQUETTE/CULTURE The “de-fakey” - that plain sucks MARC EMERY Marc’s early valentine to his wife, Jodi [clip] POT IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Oregon Looks To Legalize Marijuana In 2012 [clip] Washington State's pending legislation: SB 5073 and HB 1100 [clip] Edmonds, WA votes for moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries [clip] HAWAII HIGHS Hawaii Lawmakers to Propose Medical Marijuana Expansion [clip] MICHIGAN MARIJUANA Ann Arbor drug felon faces obstacles to life as medical marijuana entrepreneur TOPICS BARELY WORTH ANY OF OUR TIME Two Chinese Men Arrested in Fayette County with 692 Pounds of Cannabis IDAHO? Medical marijuana bill introduced in Idaho EAST COAST SCOOP Medical marijuana supporters blast N.J. health department regulations for medicinal pot [clip] MIDWEST MALAISE AND GLIMMERS OF HOPE Bill to Reduce Marijuana Possession Penalties Introduced in Illinois SOUTHWEST From Albuquerque: Note to self: when crazy girlfriend is throwing plates at me, do not phone the police [clip] INTERNATIONAL WEEDSCAPE Reefer Madness spreads to the UK Morocco: Cannabis fields torched IN THE “YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME” SEGMENT Great Scott! U.K. police officer didn't notice dope farm in her spare room Michael Savage: Drugs are for banjo minded folks, not harpsichord brains [clip] CANNABIS IN SPORTS The BEARS Shoulda Smoked WEED!!! ACTIVISM SPOTLIGHT Grassroots Activists Head to the Nation's Capitol to End Cannabis Prohibition People are starting to get it, continue to stand up!! SENSI STOCKS MARKET UPDATE General Cannabis, Inc. Finalizes the Purchase of Revyv, LLC WOMEN AND WEED A sensible mom campaigns for cannabis FROM THE RESEARCH BIN Cannabis Reduces Infant Mortality associated study NUGGET OF THE DAY Be careful, if you smoke that stuff you'll be a big fat failure. CLIP FOR END OF SHOW Maine bill to legalize marijuana? We’ll find out more about this one. [clip]
The Green Rule: Share weed with others as you would have them share with you
It's another long one, hold on to your britches! ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS Thanks to the Hot Box Podcast for the shout out about MarijuanaPodcasts.com and mentioning the Cannabis Agenda :) CALIFORNIA UPDATE Fresno bans outdoor crops after man kills intruders CANNABIS ETIQUETTE/CULTURE Making rude assumptions about other peoples weed NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT Who is responsible for keeping marijuana illegal? [clip] Supreme Court Looks At Smell-Based Home Searches For Pot EAST COAST SCOOP D.C. Medical Marijuana Rules Take Effect Next Week INTERNATIONAL WEEDSCAPE Israel Says Wait 6 Hours After Smoking Marijuana To Drive TOPICS BARELY WORTH ANY OF OUR TIME Albuquerque PD busts “over $100,000” of high grade marijuana [clip] $500,000 bust in Houston area [clip] Janesville, WI bans “Synthetic Marijuana” [clip] Intent To Deliver: Cops Say Pizzeria Sold Pot Along With Pizza OH CANADA You can’t smoke pot during the weekend and be a Quebec cop STONED IN THE SOUTH Kentucky considering changing drug penalties POT IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Washington Might Extend Protections To Marijuana Patients MICHIGAN MARIJUANA Oakland County deputies raid medical marijuana complex, make no arrests but seize cash IN THE “YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME” SEGMENT This is what passes for big news nowadays? [clip] ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH - COLORADO/MONTANA NEWS Colorado Medical Marijuana Advocates Call For Full Legalization MT Could Outlaw Driving For Up To 25 Days After Smoking Pot Montana lawmaker proposes 10% tax on growers sales SOUTHWEST Arizona proposes rules for medpot program MIDWEST MALAISE AND GLIMMERS OF HOPE Medical Marijuana Legalization Reintroduced In IL Legislature CLIP FOR END OF SHOW Judge Jim Gray on why prohibition is worse than drugs themselves [clip]
Arizona gunman Jared Laughner smoked pot. So what?
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND EVENTS MarijuanaPodcasts.com launches - aggregator for great cannabis-related podcasts on the web SOUTHWEST Arizona gunman Jared Laughner smoked pot [clip] To what extent do you think pot played a role in Laughner’s mental state? CALIFORNIA UPDATE Medical marijuana raid in SLO County raises questions NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT DEA may get records of medical marijuana patients [clip] First US Drug War Killing of 2011; And the winner is - No One. INTERNATIONAL WEEDSCAPE A Thousand March for Marijuana in Buenos Aires EAST COAST SCOOP Maine feels mix of progress and growing pains TOPICS BARELY WORTH ANY OF OUR TIME Senate Unanimously Confirms Leonhart as DEA Head CANNABIS ETIQUETTE/CULTURE How often should you clean your glass pipe? And what’s the best way to go about it? A WALK DOWN THE GREEN CARPET Montel Williams arrested with wooden pipe CANNABIS IN SPORTS Wazzu's Reggie Moore to play after arrest STONED IN THE SOUTH Florida Drug Czar Office Falls to Budget Ax SENSI STOCKS MARKET UPDATE WeedMaps.com Experiences Significant Growth in 2010 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH - COLORADO/MONTANA NEWS Advocacy group files legal challenge to medical marijuana laws Patient & Caregiver Rights Litigation Project Does Med-Pot affect teen use in Denver? Boulder Democrat Polis plans to push decriminalizing marijuana at federal level MIDWEST MALAISE AND GLIMMERS OF HOPE Illinois House Rejects Medical Marijuana Bill FROM THE RESEARCH BIN ”Synthetic cannabis” is worse than marijuana CLIP FOR END OF SHOW Reason TV interview Rob Kampia from MPP [clip]