Today, over 800,000 people in North Texas are hungry. Nearly 1 in 4 children in North Texas don’t have a warm meal waiting for them when they come home from school.
During this holiday season of thanks and celebration, please remember those in our community who are cold, hungry, or alone. Although this can be an overwhelming reminder, let’s not allow the feeling of helplessness to stop us from doing something to fight back. Together, we can make an impact!
Thirty years ago, the North Texas Food Bank opened their doors to fight against hunger in our local communities. This year alone, they provided over 62 million nutritious meals to hungry men, women and children in North Texas.
That’s why we’re hosting a raffle for the North Texas Food Bank!
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Tomorrow is a big day for medical marijuana in the state of Florida.
Tomorrow, the Florida Supreme Court justices will hear arguments about a proposal that will *fingers crossed* appear on the November 2014 ballot – a proposal to legalize medical marijuana.
Eight out of 10 Florida voters support medical use of marijuana according to a recent poll, and as long as sponsors reach 700,000 validated voter signatures by February 2014, the proposal will appear on the November 2014 ballot.
What is there to argue about, then? Two issues: whether ballot language is accurate, and whether the proposal encompasses a single subject. The state GOP leaders and others critical of a medical marijuana amendment believe the language would lead to more recreational use of marijuana rather than just being used to treat critical illness. They also argue that it is too broadly written to
Okay, Bears fans, this wasn’t your best weekend. Let’s talk about Chicago for a second.
This past summer, Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill that will make Illinois the 20th state to allow medical marijuana use beginning January 1, 2014. It establishes a four-year pilot program that will allow patients suffering with one of 42 named illnesses to be prescribed marijuana for treatment and pain management. The permitted “dosage” maxes out at 2.5 ounces per two week.
The state law, while something worth celebrating, is apparently the nation’s toughest yet. Only 22 growing centers are permitted, and they are prohibited from opening within 2,500 feet of a school, day care center, or residential area. The maximum number of dispensaries caps at 60, and these are banned from opening in a private home, residential area, or within 1,000 feet of a school or day care center.
As most of us stuffed our faces with turkey this weekend, cannabis growers and their fans enjoyed the 26th annual High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. What an incredible way to spend the Thanksgiving holiday! Over the past four days, judges sampled a number of strains, culminating in last night’s award ceremony where they announced this year’s best of the best.
And the big winners are…
Whitewalker OG – Gold Coast Extracts (Seed Company Indica)
Tangie – Reserva Privada (Seed Company Sativa)
Somari – Soma’s Sacred Seeds (Seed Company Hybrid)
Lemon Cleaner OG Nectar – TCLabs / TerpX / EmoLemon Cleaner OG Nectar – TCLabs / TerpX / Emo (Seed Company Hash)
Cannatonic – Elemental Seeds (CBD Flowers)
CBD Simple – Hemp Company / Seed Company (CBD