How marijuana became legal – | Fortune My favorite quote: At Harborside, I experienced a mild personal epiphany: I realized that I never really knew before what fresh marijuana smelled like. Though I had easily recognized, from East Coast college days 30 years back, the smell of smoked marijuana inside Rosenfeld’s SUV, I had never […]

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Robbie Gennet: On Role Models and their Bongs | Huffington Post A fantastic collection of cannabis-related quotes from American leaders and role models.

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What 420 Means: The True Story Behind Stoners’ Favorite Number. A pretty awesome article – not only confirms the story that’s gone around for years, but explains how the term’s usage spread in the 1970’s.

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I’ve seen a lot of complaints recently about the so-called “conflation” of hemp and “marijuana.” Most of this comes from ardent hemp activists who seem to advocate for the legalization of hemp but seem fine with maintaining the status quo for drug-strain cannabis – a sort of “selling down the river,” as it were. I […]

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WashingtonPost.com | In California, Medical Marijuana Laws Are Moving Pot Into the Mainstream Best quote ever: In the Venice branch of Farmacy, an upscale dispensary chain, clerks wear hemp lab coats and direct customers to an array of products, including herbal drops for teething pain. “We refer to it as a gateway herb,” said JoAnna […]

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Robbie Gennet: On Role Models and their Bongs (The Huffington Post) Some interesting stuff. My favorite: “Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica.” – Abraham Lincoln

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Welcome to “The Hemp Factor”! I’m still getting started here, so I’ll give a little bit of background, and suggest that you read this fantastic Salon.com article for a little history lesson. Don’t be put off by the title – if you want to know why hemp is illegal, first you need to know why […]

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