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NPR: Plummeting Marijuana Prices Create A Panic In Calif.

For decades, illegal marijuana cultivation has been an economic lifeblood for three counties in northern California known as the Emerald Triangle.
The war on drugs and frequent raids by federal drug agents have helped support the local economy — keeping prices for street sales of pot high and keeping profits rich.
But high times are changing. Legal pot, under the guise of the California's medical marijuana laws, has spurred a rush of new competition. As a result, the wholesale price of pot grown in these areas is plunging.
Read the full story on NPR.org or listen below.

Connecticut man begins six month cross country walk in support of Marijuana Rights

Billed as "the first cross-country protest march for Marijuana Rights", as of 4/20, Dan Gervais' War on Lies Walk is officially under-way.

Mr. Gervais departed Boston on April 20, 2010 and began walking to Los Angeles, CA, using hemp products for food, clothing and supplies. Yes, that's Boston to LA -- walking. His trek will take him through Massachusetts (4/20), Rhode Island (5/1), Connecticut (5/3), New York (5/12), New Jersey (5/16), Pennsylvania (5/20), Ohio (6/8), Indiana (6/23), Illinois (7/3), Iowa (7/13), Nebraska (8/2), Colorado (8/24), Utah (9/23), Nevada (10/13) and California (10/24), finishing in Los Angeles on 11/4.

The Mission? -- "Raising awareness of the diverse uses of hemp, and about the 80 years of lies, propaganda and coerced medical testimony used to outlaw our planets most valuable, renewable natural resource."

A comprehensive schedule of dates and locations is available on his website ( waronlies.net ). You'll also find an open invitation to see or walk with him: "I invite everyone to come out and join me, whether it be for 1 mile or 100. You have the opportunity to take part in this historic event, and show that we won't stay quiet. We will stand up for ourselves, and have our voices heard."

Do your part by stopping out to cheer Dan on, thank him, or join him for a few miles. And give your local media a heads up about his efforts. They may want to put their walking shoes on and do an interview.

You may also follow Dan's updates on twitter @WarOnLiesWalk

That's a long walk. Safe travels to you, Dan.

Two pounds of marijuana found in a 2,700-year-old Gobi Desert grave

From: Discovery News

"Nearly two pounds of still-green plant material found in a 2,700-year-old grave in the Gobi Desert has just been identified as the world's oldest marijuana stash, according to a paper in the latest issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany.

A barrage of tests proves the marijuana possessed potent psychoactive properties and casts doubt on the theory that the ancients only grew the plant for hemp in order to make clothing, rope and other objects."

Read the full story at msnbc.com >>

Granny Storm Crow's list

Granny Storm Crow's list of references and studies on marijuana is an extensive work. A must see for those interested in marijuana as medicine.

View the 2011 Granny Storm Crow list here >>

The Los Angeles Journal for Education on Medical Marijuana

If you're still trying to get your head around the notion of medical marijuana as a legal business, and the potential for economic revenue streams around it, thumb through the pages of LA JEMM for some perspective. The Los Angeles Journal for Education on Medical Marijuana is a very real publication. Whether you agree with the advertising techniques or not, they are nonetheless ads.

http://www.lajemm.com/

Pot Business: The Next Boom Industry? FOX News

10/20/2009 FOX Business interview with Ben Holmes, hedge fund manager and Colorado Medical Marijuana and hemp seed strain developer.

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