Category Archive: Guest Articles

12 States Smoking the Most Cannabis

By Samuel Stebbins and Thomas C. Frohlich, 247WallSt.com 12. California > Pct. using marijuana in past year: 14.9% > Total users: 4,633,000 (the highest) > Pct. using illicit drugs other than marijuana in past month: 4.2% (3rd highest) > Max. fine for possession: $500 Nearly 15% of California residents 12 years and older said they …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by numerous media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Michigan’s Drug-Testing Welfare Program has Yielded Zero Positive Results so far

By Ryan Felton, TheGuardian.com Not a single welfare recipient or applicant has tested positive for banned drugs in a Michigan pilot program, part of the growing practice of screening beneficiaries of government assistance for drug abuse. The program, which ends on 30 September, may face renewed scrutiny in the wake of Wisconsin congresswoman Gwen Moore’s …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by numerous media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

How To Grow Just One Marijuana Plant At Home

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com If you are thinking about growing marijuana yourself, you are likely unsure or indecisive about how to begin. The first step, of course, is deciding what kind of setup you prefer. Are you going to grow outdoors or indoors? Will you grow just one plant or many? What strain should you …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by numerous media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

CBD (Cannabidiol) In Marijuana

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com CBD is an abbreviation for Cannabidiol, and it is a very potent phytochemical found inside the female cannabis plants. It is one of over 60 healing compounds found in the marijuana plant. This chemical, like THC, is also a cannabinoid that attaches to receptors on your body’s cells. They work to create …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by numerous media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

CDC: State Laws Legalizing Marijuana Use Associated With Declining Teen Use

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The passage of statewide laws regulating the consumption of cannabis by adults and/or qualified patients is not associated with increased rates of teen marijuana use, according to a statistical analysis of results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. CDC data reports that …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by numerous media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Maximizing The Taste And Smell Of Your Marijuana

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com While many marijuana growers are most concerned about maximizing the yield and getting the most buds out of each marijuana plant, the taste and smell of the end product are also critical factors that can be influenced during your marijuana plants’ lives. In this article, we will discuss how to maximize …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by numerous media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

How to Recognize Quality Marijuana Seeds

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com High-quality cannabis starts with good genetics. If you know what you’re hoping to get out of your buds, then you’ll want to do some research on available strains to make sure you maximize your chances. As a bottom line, you want to make sure that you are using healthy viable marijuana …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by numerous media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Survey: Pediatric Oncology Providers Favor Patients’ Access to Medical Cannabis

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director More than nine in ten pediatric oncology providers with opinions favor patients’ access to cannabis therapy, according to survey data provided this week at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Investigators from various US cancer treatment centers surveyed 654 pediatric oncology providers, including physicians …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by numerous media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

How To Easily Make Marijuana Clones

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com The knowledge and ability to make marijuana clones is an added bonus for any successful grower – as well as growers of any type of plant. Cloning is a reliable way to have a better harvest and yield without risking certain important factors such as potency. As long as you know …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by numerous media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Growing Marijuana In A Greenhouse

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com Because the popularity of growing marijuana is growing, in general, the amount of interest in using a greenhouse to grow marijuana is growing as well. There are plenty of advantages to growing marijuana in a greenhouse instead of a grow room, although it comes with its own fair share of drawbacks …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by numerous media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

What is THC, Really?

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com When people are growing marijuana for recreational use, most of the hype is around how much THC is in the harvested final product. But what exactly is all the excitement about? What is THC? THC, also known as tetrahydrocannabinol, is the famous chemical contained in marijuana that causes the psychological effects …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by numerous media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Seattle IRS Agent Behind Bars After Accepting a $20,000 Cannabis Bribe

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By Allie Beckett, Marijuana.com A couple of days ago it was announced that a former Seattle IRS agent, who took a $20,000 bribe from Seattle’s Have a Heart Cafe, was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison. According to the Seattle PI, Federal prosecutors described Hurley, 44, as a corrupt tax collector who took in …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by numerous media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Autoflowering Marijuana Basics

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com Autoflower is a newer development in the cannabis market, and it has really exploded the last few years – even Google knows it. Searches for autoflowering marijuana has doubled over the last single year. People are getting increasingly excited, interested, and curious about it. There is a good reason for all …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by numerous media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Getting The Correct Dosage For Marijuana Edibles

By Robert Bergman, ILoveGrowingMarijuana.com If you have ever eaten or baked marijuana edibles before, you are likely well aware of the difficulty that comes with figuring out your proper dose. Time and time again people either have too little marijuana (leading to no high at all) or far too much (resulting in an uncomfortable high), …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by numerous media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

Indonesia Is Preparing to Execute More than a Dozen People for Drug Crimes

By Samuel Oakford, Vice News Indonesia is quietly preparing to execute 15 death row inmates, including 10 foreigners jailed for drug crimes, according to local media accounts, lawyers and activists. The group reportedly includes Chinese and Pakistani nationals, and inmates from three African countries: Nigeria, Senegal, and Zimbabwe. Last year, the government of President Joko …

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About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by numerous media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.

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