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Make 2016 the “Cannabis Question” Election

The upcoming November 2014 elections will see two states, Alaska and Oregon, and the District of Columbia, voting on re-legalization. 2016 is a Presidential election and the next/best chance to make ourselves heard nationwide.   Presidential elections are always significant. In 2016 there will be no incumbent seeking re-election so the field should be crowded, […]

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HMJ Classics: The Great Strains — Northern Lights

[originally an installment in a series titled "The Great Strains"]   You probably know this legendary strain, one but you may not be aware of it. She’s one of the foundations of modern cannabis breeding. No other indica plant besides the legendary G-13 has accumulated such widespread recognition and fame as the Northern Lights Afghani. […]

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Will Cannabis Be Farmed Industrially?

Somewhere in the malevolent presence that is Big Tobacco there are fantasies of “Big Weed” bringing big profits.  There is a good chance this will be part of the story in the days ahead. I wonder how that will play out?   The tobacco plant has labor intensive periods in its’ growth cycle, but lots […]

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HMJ Classics: The Great Strains — White Widow

[Originally one installment of a series titled "The Great Strains"]   White Widow appeared and won the Cannabis Cup in 1995. What did you do in 1995? Today the White Widow genes are everywhere, and they should be. White Widow started the “white” lines. How many “white whatevers” can you name? I count over 50 […]

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The Step-parent role

When we are young we don’t consider all the extras of a relationship. As we get older though, we start to realize our partner comes with a family, a past, and more likely than not, some neurosis. This is a conversation that has come up a few times with different friends in the last few […]

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Why Say “Cannabis,” Not “Marijuana”

There is a discussion amongst our brethren about whether we should be saying, “cannabis” or “marijuana.”  The “cannabis” school of thought gets a fair amount of ink, so here’s a short bit from someone on the “marijuana” side.   This writer argues that the industry should embrace the term “marijuana.” With due respect to these […]

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HMJ Classics: The Great Strains — Haze

[Originally part of a series titled "The Great Strains"]   My Grandmother had a needlepoint in her kitchen. It read: “Haze — Once Tasted, Always Recognized.” Lots of strains claim Haze genetics, and they may be telling the truth. The Haze name is in common use. Our working list has about twenty-five hazes without looking […]

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HMJ Classics: Hemp & Henry Ford

[Originally part of a series called "4 Fascinating Facts About Hemp"]   Love him or hate him — major player in world-wide industrialization, latter-day robber baron, Nazi sympathizer, rich as hell — Henry Ford understood the potential and the value of the industrial applications of the cannabis — hemp — plant. Back in the 1930′s […]

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“One Toke” Declared a “Modern Spiritual”

Just a few weeks back “One Toke Over the Line,” a 1971 stoner anthem by Brewer & Shipley, played in the HMJ FunHouse in an offering called “The Culture of Reefer Madness.”  Here’s a 1971 clip from the Lawrence Welk Show (ask your Grandpa and Grandma — they know who he is; he was a […]

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Can U Explain This CBD Exemption?

If you ever read the comments after most any HMJ post, there are some smart folks visit this blog.  So, brainiacs, let’s talk about this CBD-exemption thing.   Several states now treat possession of a high CBD / low THC strain, usually in the form of a concentrate, as “not a crime, if . . .”.  […]

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