Jamaica May Soon Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

From Huffington Post:  Jamaica’s Cabinet has approved a much-anticipated bill of drug law amendments that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot and pave the way for a legal medical marijuana industry on the Caribbean island, the justice minister said Wednesday. Read More From Huffington Post: 

Grow Q&A: Companion Plants for Pot

From High Times:  Companion plants such as marigolds will help keep away whiteflies while peppermint deters aphid populations, and dill discourages spider mites Read More From High Times: 

Your Guide to Marijuana Grow Tents

From Big Buds:  Marijuana “grow tents” are exactly what you’d expect them to be: tents you grow marijuana in. Read More From Big Buds: 

Pot Grower Gets A Shock When He Tries To Donate Money – High Times

PROSSER, Wash. (AP) — A marijuana grower who had trouble giving away $14,000 has finally found someone to accept the donations.  Fireweed Farms owner Randy Williams made $600,000 last month in the first recreational pot auction in Washington and wanted to share some of the proceeds. Read more from High Times.

Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative Officially Certified – TheWeedBlog

An initiative that would legalize marijuana in Nevada has officially been certified by the Nevada Secretary of State. The Nevada Legislature will be given the opportunity to review and pass the initiative, and if the Nevada Legislature fails to do so, the initiative will then automatically go on the 2016 ballot. I’m hopeful that the Nevada Legislature will do what …

Congress Blocks Feds From Targeting Cannabis – Huffington Post

States with legal hemp cultivation and medical marijuana programs just got historic support from Congress. Included in the federal spending bill released late Tuesday are amendments that prohibit the Department of Justice from using funds to go after state medical marijuana operations and that block the Drug Enforcement Administration from using funds to interfere in state-legal industrial hemp research. Read …

New York Drops Bust Operations – Cannabis Now Magazine

The New York City Police Department has been ordered to terminate a program they’ve implemented called “buy-and-bust.”  Officers from the narcotics unit of each borough were called into the department headquarters and given explicit instructions to cease and desist the staple operation. Read more from Cannabis Now.