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OBAMA says Marijuana has no medicinal pourposes !

OC– Any hope that President Obama, a legendary pot smoker back at Occidental College in the late 1970s, might reclassify marijuana as a drug that has medicinal value just went up in smoke.

Nine years ago, for the third time since marijuana was prohibited more than a half-century ago, medical marijuana supporters led by Americans for Safe Access (ASA) asked the federal government to reclassify cannabis so that it’s not listed alongside heroin as a purely dangerous narcotic. Today, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) responded with a resounding “Yeah, right. What are you smoking?”

As negative as it is, the fact that the government finally rejected the petition is being called a victory of sorts by medical pot backers. For one thing, according to an LA Times story today, they had to go to a federal court to force the DEA to even respond at all. And now that the answer is no, they get to appeal the decision without further prevarication.

“We have foiled the government’s strategy of delay, and we can now go head-to-head on the merits, that marijuana really does have therapeutic value,” Joe Elford, an ASA lawyer, told the Times. Elford added that he wasn’t surprised by the decision given recent signs that the Obama administration, despite promising not to go after medical pot patients, had no such qualms about prosecuting large-scale marijuana growers.

“It is clearly motivated by a political decision that is anti-marijuana,” he said. Elford argued that despite the DEA’s stance, there is little debate nowadays that cannabis provides relief to cancer patients and other people struggling with terminal illness and chronic pain. “One of the things people say about marijuana is that it gives you the munchies and the truth is that it does, and for some people that’s a very positive thing.”

Although Elford said ASA plans to appeal the DEA’s decision, the odds aren’t looking good for such a tactic: the last two times the government refused to reclassify marijuana, the appeals failed in the courts

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa starring in Stoner Movie “High School”

Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg Starring in Stoner Movie “High School”

This is an interview of Wiz Khalifa from Rolling Stone Magazine. Khalifa is going to be starring in a new Stoner Movie with Snoop Dogg, and the two have also put together a soundtrack packed with collaborations.Wiz Khalifa says the movie is about having fun, getting high and enlightening their audience by “laying some game” on them.

I don’t think I need to say how awesome this movie is going to be, but I will. Wiz Khalifa is the new king of stoner entertainers, and Snoop Dogg is the one passing him the crown. The two together is the stuff of cannabis entertainment legend. Ever since Kid Cudi gave up pot, there’s been a whole in my heart, this movie and soundtrack just about fills it up.
First seen by Baked Life on stoner blog Rhaine or Shine.

 

Check out the Wiz Khalifa interview right here: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/blogs/rolling-stone-video-blog/video-wiz-khalifa-talks-about-his-high-school-movie-with-snoop-dogg-20110322

In this interview shot backstage at SXSW, rapper Wiz Khalifa talks to Rolling Stone about High School, the stoner comedy he’s making with Snoop Dogg, and the movie’s soundtrack, which will be a full-album collaboration between the two rappers. “It’s about pot, of course,” the rapper says. “But it’s also a spin-off of us being cool in the industry, and smoking a lot of weed.”

Best Ways to Cure Cottonmouth

Best Ways To Cure Cottonmouth

This is a Guest Post from our friends over at Weed Maps.

Xerostomia. Wtf? Don’t panic. We’re not going to go all Greek on you. Xerostomia (zero-STOW-me-uh) is the fancyass medical word for cottonmouth. Also known as hyposalivation, cottonmouth is what happens when you’ve blazed a bongload and suddenly your mouth is so dry you can hardly speak. Your lips stick to your teeth, and it becomes about impossible to swallow. Sure, it can be funny when it happens to someone else. When your own mouth is so dry you can’t stand it, it’s not such a good time.

What causes cottonmouth?

There are several things that can cause your mouth to feel as dry as a desert. Certain medications can make your mouth dry. Not drinking enough water during the day can also lead to a wickedly un-wet mouth. But, for the purposes of this blog, we will assume that your cottonmouth is caused by smoking cannabis. This certainly is the most fun way to dry out your lips, tongue and mouth.

Can cottonmouth be prevented?

Probably not. For whatever scientific reasons, smoking weed often dries the mucus membranes of the human mouth. Smoking dank, delicious bud may also cause your salivary glands to produce less spit. So, if you’re gonna get baked there’s an excellent chance you’re also gonna get cottonmouth. One thing you can do to prevent the horrors of cottonmouth is to be sure you drink plenty of water whenever you’re awake. It’s better to sip a little bit of water several times an hour than it is to chug a gallon all at once. Sugary drinks like Kool-Aid and Coke may actually make your cottonmouth worse. Besides, those kind of beverages are not good for you anyway. If you really need to swill something sweet, go for fruit juice, unsweetened iced tea or honey-sweetened lemonade. Yeah, we know that honey is for hippies, but it’s still a whole lot better for you than plain sugar. The point is to get lots of water-based fluids into your system.

Can cottonmouth be cured?

Not permanently. Remember what we told you twelve seconds ago about avoiding sugar? Well, you can forget it now. Sucking on hard candies such as Lifesavers or Jolly Ranchers will increase your saliva production and keep your mouth nice and moist. If we were your Mom, we’d advise you to brush your teeth after macking on candy. But we’re not your mother, so we won’t. In fact, we’re going to give you a list of candies that are excellent temporary cottonmouth cures:

* Lifesavers

* Jolly Ranchers (watermelon is best)

* Smarties

* Sweet Tarts

* Willy Wonka Bottlecaps

* Willy Wonka Nerds

* Colombina Sour Balls

* Blow Pops

* Lemonheads

* Jawbreakers

* Red Vines

Candies like chocolate will probably not fix your cottonmouth. What you’re looking for is a candy that takes a lot of time to suck on. So, next time you go to visit Cafe Vale Tudo, be sure to stop somewhere and lay in a good supply of slow-melting sweets. You might as well go ahead and get enough to share with your friends because you know how they are. When you get home, twist a fatty or load up your vape and don’t space out where you left your bag of delicious, cottonmouth-curing candy.

4th of July Pipes & Bongs

I was smoking off of my Chong Bong and watching the movie Glory, and it got me wondering what ‘patriotic’ smoking pics are out there on the internet.  These are what I found.  If readers have one they would like me to add to this article, e-mail me at johnnygreen@theweedblog.com:

american flag pipe

This is an American Flag Peace Pipe. Someone got an A in Arts and Craft!!

obama bong

I find this bong to be so ironic. I imagine when it was made, the person actually thought that Obama was going to respect states’ medical marijuana laws…so sad….

american pipe

The perfect pipe for the firework show sneak!

red white and blue pipe

Also very good for the mobile smoking.

roor american bong

My friend has this bong. George Washington would be proud!

Free weed, free tunes: Oregon Pot Bar Hosts Karaoke

  • In this photo taken May 5, 2011, Cher Nuttall, 65, laugh during karaoke night at the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore. The café has farmer’s markets of donated weed-laden goodies, a weekly comedy show and even an employees’ night. On Thursdays, it’s karaoke. Karaoke night has become a popular gathering spot among pot smokers, many of whom need marijuana to fight severe pain for various ailments. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP
    In this photo taken May 5, 2011, Cher Nuttall, 65, laugh during karaoke night at the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore. The café has farmer’s markets of donated weed-laden goodies, a weekly comedy show and even an employees’ night. On Thursdays, it’s karaoke. Karaoke night has become a popular gathering spot among pot smokers, many of whom need marijuana to fight severe pain for various ailments. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP
    In this photo taken May 5, 2011, Cher Nuttall, 65, laugh during…
  • In this photo taken May 5, 2011, shows a unidentified man smoking medical marijuana during karaoke night at the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore.  The Cannabis Café is a combination of the bar from Cheers and a street-side pot palace in Amsterdam. It is perfectly legal in this smoky room for medical marijuana patients to burn, eat, rub, filter and roll marijuana. Karaoke night has become a popular gathering spot among pot smokers, many of whom need marijuana to fight severe pain for various ailments. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP
    In this photo taken May 5, 2011, shows a unidentified man smoking medical marijuana during karaoke night at the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore. The Cannabis Café is a combination of the bar from Cheers and a street-side pot palace in Amsterdam. It is perfectly legal in this smoky room for medical marijuana patients to burn, eat, rub, filter and roll marijuana. Karaoke night has become a popular gathering spot among pot smokers, many of whom need marijuana to fight severe pain for various ailments. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP
    In this photo taken May 5, 2011, shows a unidentified man smoking…
  • In this photo taken May 5, 2011, Teresa Sheffer, 48, sings during karaoke night at the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore. Sheffer was hit by a train while driving in Alto, Mich. It broke every major bone on her right side and left her with damage to her spine. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP
    In this photo taken May 5, 2011, Teresa Sheffer, 48, sings during karaoke night at the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore. Sheffer was hit by a train while driving in Alto, Mich. It broke every major bone on her right side and left her with damage to her spine. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP
    In this photo taken May 5, 2011, Teresa Sheffer, 48, sings during…
  • In this photo taken May 5, 2011, Madeline Martinez holds a vaporizer bag during karaoke night at the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore.  The café has farmer’s markets of donated weed-laden goodies, a weekly comedy show and even an employees’ night. On Thursdays, it’s karaoke. Karaoke night has become a popular gathering spot among pot smokers, many of whom need marijuana to fight severe pain for various ailments. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP
    In this photo taken May 5, 2011, Madeline Martinez holds a vaporizer bag during karaoke night at the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore. The café has farmer’s markets of donated weed-laden goodies, a weekly comedy show and even an employees’ night. On Thursdays, it’s karaoke. Karaoke night has become a popular gathering spot among pot smokers, many of whom need marijuana to fight severe pain for various ailments. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP
    In this photo taken May 5, 2011, Madeline Martinez holds a…
  • In this photo taken May 5, 2011, an unidentified man smokes medical marijuana during karaoke night at the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore.  The café has farmer’s markets of donated weed-laden goodies, a weekly comedy show and even an employees’ night. On Thursdays, it’s karaoke. Karaoke night has become a popular gathering spot among pot smokers, many of whom need marijuana to fight severe pain for various ailments. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP
    In this photo taken May 5, 2011, an unidentified man smokes medical marijuana during karaoke night at the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore. The café has farmer’s markets of donated weed-laden goodies, a weekly comedy show and even an employees’ night. On Thursdays, it’s karaoke. Karaoke night has become a popular gathering spot among pot smokers, many of whom need marijuana to fight severe pain for various ailments. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP
    In this photo taken May 5, 2011, an unidentified man smokes medical…
  • In this photo taken May 5, 2011, shows the outside of the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore.  The café has farmer’s markets of donated weed-laden goodies, a weekly comedy show and even an employees’ night. On Thursdays, it’s karaoke. Karaoke night has become a popular gathering spot among pot smokers, many of whom need marijuana to fight severe pain for various ailments. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP
    In this photo taken May 5, 2011, shows the outside of the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore. The café has farmer’s markets of donated weed-laden goodies, a weekly comedy show and even an employees’ night. On Thursdays, it’s karaoke. Karaoke night has become a popular gathering spot among pot smokers, many of whom need marijuana to fight severe pain for various ailments. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP
    In this photo taken May 5, 2011, shows the outside of the Cannabis…
  • In this photo taken May 5, 2011, shows a man who would only be identified as “Redeye” singing a rendition of Sublime’s “Two Joints” during karaoke night at the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore.  The café has farmer’s markets of donated weed-laden goodies, a weekly comedy show and even an employees’ night. On Thursdays, it’s karaoke. An ill-lit stage catches an occasional cloud of puffy white smoke blown from a pipe or a bong or a vaporizer. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP
    In this photo taken May 5, 2011, shows a man who would only be identified as “Redeye” singing a rendition of Sublime’s “Two Joints” during karaoke night at the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore. The café has farmer’s markets of donated weed-laden goodies, a weekly comedy show and even an employees’ night. On Thursdays, it’s karaoke. An ill-lit stage catches an occasional cloud of puffy white smoke blown from a pipe or a bong or a vaporizer. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP
    In this photo taken May 5, 2011, shows a man who would only be…
  • In this photo taken May 5, 2011, shows a unidentified man smoking medical marijuana during karaoke night at the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore.  The Cannabis Café is a combination of the bar from Cheers and a street-side pot palace in Amsterdam. It is perfectly legal in this smoky room for medical marijuana patients to burn, eat, rub, filter and roll marijuana. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP
    In this photo taken May 5, 2011, shows a unidentified man smoking medical marijuana during karaoke night at the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore. The Cannabis Café is a combination of the bar from Cheers and a street-side pot palace in Amsterdam. It is perfectly legal in this smoky room for medical marijuana patients to burn, eat, rub, filter and roll marijuana. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP
    In this photo taken May 5, 2011, shows a unidentified man smoking…
  • In this photo taken May 5, 2011, Phoebe Sanford, 63, sings at karaoke night at the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore.  The café has farmer’s markets of donated weed-laden goodies, a weekly comedy show and even an employees’ night. On Thursdays, it’s karaoke. Karaoke night has become a popular gathering spot among pot smokers, many of whom need marijuana to fight severe pain for various ailments. Photo: Rick Bowmer / AP
    In this photo taken May 5, 2011, Phoebe Sanford, 63, sings at karaoke night at the Cannabis Café, in Portland, Ore. The café has farmer’s markets of donated weed-laden goodies, a weekly comedy show and even an employees’ night. On Thursdays, it’s karaoke. Karaoke night has become a popular gathering spot among pot smokers, many of whom need marijuana to fight severe pain for various ailments.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lights dim. A white-haired man of perhaps 50 approaches the stage. He’s wearing a blue suit jacket, open-neck shirt, black leather loafers and sunglasses, indoors, at night. He’s got the Sinatra panache down.

Then, the voice, a rich baritone, sweeps over the audience of a couple dozen glazed and grinning pot smokers.

“Day and night, night and daaaaay,” he croons the Sinatra standard into a mic in his right hand. “Only you beneath the moon or under the sun, whether near to me or far, it’s no matter darling where you are.

“Dum dum, dum dum de-doo-dee-dum.”

The audience yelps and coos in appreciation.

This is karaoke night at Portland’s Cannabis Cafe, a combination of the bar from Cheers and a street-side pot palace in Amsterdam. It is perfectly legal in this smoky room for medical marijuana patients to burn, eat, rub, filter and roll marijuana.

There are cancer patients, AIDS patients and sufferers of smashed vertebrae and pinched nerves. There are also those who find refuge under Oregon’s “severe pain” allowance — tell a marijuana-friendly doctor you’ve got pain, and you’ve pretty much got weed.

Since the medical marijuana law’s passage in 1998, nearly 40,000 patients have gotten access.

The pot in the cafe is brought in by patients or donated by growers. Money doesn’t change hands unless it’s to buy a sandwich or coffee. The price of admission: a $20 monthly charge and a $5 door fee.

The cafe has farmer’s markets of donated weed-laden goodies, a weekly comedy show and even an employees’ night. On Thursdays, it’s karaoke. An ill-lit stage catches an occasional cloud of puffy white smoke blown from a pipe or a bong or a vaporizer.

The Sinatra crooner, unlike many tonight, has got the goods.

The rest of the evening will be spent alternatively cringing and clapping at the cluster of medical marijuana users who make it their business to be at the cafe when karaoke kicks off at 7 p.m.

From table to table, the stories pour out of them. Most declined to give their names to The Associated Press.

Teresa Sheffer was hit by a train while driving in Alto, Mich. It broke every major bone on her right side and left her with damage to her spine. Now her pain sometimes gets so severe it forces her to huddle in her house, alone.

But sitting six paces from the stage with a pipe in front of her and a thick pinch of locally grown pot packed into her friend’s bong, she’s relaxed. If there is a point to the Cannabis Cafe, it is to give people who smoke pot a place to do it together.

“It’s a family here,” Sheffer said. “You see other people with the same problems, but it’s not a hospital. It’s a reason to get out of the house so you’re not just a hermit in the dark with pain pills.”

To Sheffer, smoking marijuana softens the dull aches and sharp pangs of pain she still experiences. Others enduring chemotherapy say it alleviates their nausea. Marijuana at the Cannabis Cafe is a sleep aid, an appetite stimulator and a headache reliever.

Toward the back of the cafe on a couch dug into a little nook under a billiard lamp, Joe Winn, 30, leans into a bong, takes a giant drag, holds it and exhales. He comes here regularly, is in fact a volunteer for the place, and likes the crush of activity when people stream in.

Three feet away, a man who would only be identified as “Redeye” hauls out a 6-foot plastic bong he nicknamed “The Staleblazer,” a play on Portland’s NBA team and the stale smoke that accumulates from the water chamber to mouthpiece.

A few minutes later, he’s up on stage, doing a muddled rendition of Sublime’s “Two Joints.” His thick, red dreadlocks bounce off his back, giving the impression of a Rastafarian leprechaun doll being shaken by a child.

But he, like everyone who performs, gets the crowd’s “wooo!” of approval.

The cafe doesn’t need any special license to operate. The impetus for starting the cafe was President Barack Obama‘s 2009 pledge to soften the federal stance on medical marijuana.

A year ago, owner Madeline Martinez brought in a pair of local police officers to tour the cafe as a sign that the place was more than a marijuana speakeasy. She said they were polite.

The place isn’t turning a profit yet. Martinez thinks that within a few years, Oregon will legalize a drug that already enjoys near-legal status and that’s when the real money will roll in.

Think of it, she says: Movie theaters, bars, hotels and, maybe, a taxi service, all catering to marijuana smokers.

But for now, it’s all donated weed and free music and a prominent budget deficit for the state of Oregon — $3.5 billion in all — that Martinez insists could be ameliorated by the sale and taxation of cannabis.

The mindset at the cafe is a blend of avid horticulture, sharing-is-caring communalism and good old-fashioned West Coast anti-authoritarianism.

It is also, however, just a karaoke club in the Pacific Northwest. Replace the bongs and pipes with martini stems and Tom Collins glasses and it would be nearly indistinguishable from any other bar.

“Coming up on stage, we’ve got our own Supremes. Come on up here ladies,” an emcee laughs into the microphone. A minute later, he is replaced on stage by three women their 50s, each in a feather boa, singing, with moderate difficulty but not much concern, 1964’s “Baby Love.”

Melody Reid, one of the few in the cafe who chose not to sing, says she would frequent bars in her younger days before thyroid cancer and a gastric pacemaker, and that she grew tired of the constant pick-up attempts by stumbling drunks.

“I’ve been to bars, had them just crawling all over you,” she says with a laugh, between pulls off a petite green pipe. “This is much more relaxed.

“And stoners,” she says, “are way better karaoke singers than drinkers anyway.”

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Free-weed-free-tunes-Ore-pot-bar-hosts-karaoke-1382605.php

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