Tuesday, September 29Urban Hippie

Author: Chris Roberts

Can You 3D-Print Marijuana?

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Like cryptocurrency and GOOP, three-dimensional printing has adherents so passionate they border on the fanatic. But unlike the cults of digital currency (the value of which is inextricably linked to the for-real money tied to the central banks it’s supposed to replace) and bunk wellness cures repackaged and sold with Hollywood star power, there’s at least something tangible about 3D printers and the products they create. Look: Here is a thing, made of polymer. My 3D printer made it. And very much unlike volatile money and curing cancer with love, 3D-printing technology has rapidly advanced from a fad with questionable utility into a phenomenon with real potential for the rest of us—but only in certain, select applications. It may be cool to 3D-print an office or a house, but it’s hard to
Will New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Include Home Grow?

Will New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Include Home Grow?

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The post Will New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Include Home Grow? appeared first on High Times. Will New Jersey marijuana legalization include home grow? As of now, the new governor of the state seems to only be insistent that adults be able to consume cannabis—not grow it. “Marijuana legalization” doesn’t guarantee fully legal marijuana. Other states allow adults to grow small amounts of cannabis at home. Will New Jersey marijuana legalization allow home grow? It’s far from certain. What Legalization Should Do New Jersey will almost certainly become the second state to legalize recreational marijuana without a ballot initiative. But right now, Gov. Phil Murphy’s promise to allow adults 21 and over to use cannabis does not guarantee “home grow.” This is a problem that needs fixing. Enter

Could Georgia Be The Next State To Vote For Legalized Weed?

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The post Could Georgia Be The Next State To Vote For Legalized Weed? appeared first on High Times. Medical cannabis is a conservative value. Just last week in Texas, a six-year-old girl received the state’s first shipment of legal medical marijuana. Now, the question is which southern state will be the first to legalize recreational marijuana outright. Looking around the south, the chief suspect is in the southeast. So: Could Georgia be the next state to vote for legalized weed? Legalization Where The Marijuana Laws Are Toughest? Georgia is more liberal on cannabis than you may think. Atlanta lawmakers ended criminal penalties for low-level marijuana possession in October. That paved the way for state lawmakers to support legalization in numbers never before seen. State Senator Curt Thomps

Six-Year-Old Girl Just Became First Medical Marijuana Patient In Texas

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The post Six-Year-Old Girl Just Became First Medical Marijuana Patient In Texas appeared first on High Times. A six-year-old girl just became first medical marijuana patient in Texas. Cannabis is an effective medicine for anyone seeking relief from pain, a method to de-stress or a sleep aid. Meaning: medical marijuana is good medicine for everyone and anyone. Texas medical marijuana, however, is all about the kids. On Thursday, an anonymous six-year-old girl who suffers intractable epilepsy became the first legal medical marijuana patient in Texas. Knox Medical, licensed to provide cannabis in the state under the name Cansortium Texas, announced the victory in a statement sent to the press. It took almost three years for Texas’s medical marijuana law to help its first patient. We don’t kno
Synthetic Marijuana Is Killing American Soldiers

Synthetic Marijuana Is Killing American Soldiers

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The post Synthetic Marijuana Is Killing American Soldiers appeared first on High Times. There’s a problem that no one predicted: synthetic marijuana is killing American soldiers. Our troops, they like to vape. And why not? The men and women of the United States military cannot smoke marijuana. And running into a combat situation burdened with enough gear to stock a Bass Pro Shop while nursing a brutal hangover is no way to go. So the troops, they vape. In some cases, soldiers vape fake marijuana—that is, synthetic cannabinoids. This synthetic marijuana habit is literally killing them. And it’s killing them in numbers that mean vape is just about as deadly to the troops as ISIS. The Army’s Deadly Vape Problem Is Worse Than ISIS Since January, more than 90 soldiers and Marines have been tre

Virginia Lawmakers Kill Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

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The post Virginia Lawmakers Kill Marijuana Decriminalization Bill appeared first on High Times. The pattern followed by marijuana reform in America is so predictable you can use it to set a clock. In Virginia, where 85 percent of voters support medical cannabis, and where new Governor Ralph Northam supports decriminalization, a bill to allow sick people to access cannabis passed the state Senate before a deadlocked vote meant it died in the state House. In plainer language, Virginia lawmakers kill marijuana decriminalization bill. For another song in this same key, look to Congress, where a few powerful committee chairs are responsible for blocking federal marijuana reform from so much as having a hearing. What Just Happened In Virginia? What happened? Partisan politics? “It’s definitely n

Is Florida Lifting The Ban On Smoking Medical Marijuana?

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The post Is Florida Lifting The Ban On Smoking Medical Marijuana? appeared first on High Times. Marijuana legalization has limits. Strictly speaking, in most places, cannabis is no longer fully legal as soon as fire is involved. Possessing up to an ounce is de rigueur in the eight states where marijuana is legal for adults 21 and over. In a few states, you even get two. But keep it in your pocket, because smoking that marijuana when in public is an offense punishable by a citation. But few places where cannabis is legal are as militant about marijuana smoke as Florida. Medical cannabis is legal in the Sunshine State, but thanks to an amendment to the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana law, under no circumstances can it be smoked. But is that about to change? Is Florida lifting the ba

Congress Renews Key Medical Marijuana Protections

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The post Congress Renews Key Medical Marijuana Protections appeared first on High Times. For two-and-a-half days last weekend, state-legal medical marijuana stood like a naked pacifist on a battlefield: vulnerable, defenseless and wide-open for a blow from the belligerents on the other side of the field. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and lasting until Monday afternoon, when Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stared down Donald Trump and the Republicans over the tips of his bifocals and cut a deal to keep the government running, vital state-legal medical marijuana protections vanished. The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment For the past few years cycles, we’ve had medical marijuana protections because of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment. Basically, the U.S. Justice Department has bee

Detroit Has More Opioid Overdose Deaths Than Murders

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The post Detroit Has More Opioid Overdose Deaths Than Murders appeared first on High Times. The poster child for urban decay (the phenomenon resulting when businesses abandon a city en masse), in the past decade, Detroit has served as a handy punchline for elitist snobs interested in “ruin porn” and kneejerk reactionaries looking for an example of the havoc “Democrats” and “the unions” wreak upon the public. But neither Democrats nor unions are responsible for this horrifying and sobering fact. Detroit has more opioid overdose deaths than murders. Death in Detroit In the Trump era, Detroit usually follows Chicago and Baltimore when law-and-order types search for an example of how violent criminals have seized control of streets and terrorized the public, thus necessitating some expansion o

Why Your Landlord Doesn’t Want You Smoking Marijuana

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The post Why Your Landlord Doesn’t Want You Smoking Marijuana appeared first on High Times. Property ownership has its benefits. You don’t only get equity. You get the pride, satisfaction and stress that comes with a mortgage—and you get the right to consume marijuana without the threat of eviction. One of marijuana legalization’s many paradoxes is the question of where it can be consumed. The list of acceptable cannabis consumption areas is slimmer than you think—and in many places and in many cases, that list does not include your house. Especially if you rent. If you do rent your home, it may be the case that your landlord doesn’t want you smoking marijuana. Can Landlords Ban Smoking? In California, property owners have the right to ban “smoking” of any kind, a blanket prohibition that