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2010-07-21 13:20:00

The city of Oakland, California legalized large-scale marijuana cultivation for medical use on Tuesday. The move aims to bring medical marijuana cultivation into the open and allow the city to profit by taxing those who grow it.  The city will issue up to four permits for "industrial" cultivation starting next year. The resolution passed through the city council after a four-hour debate that pitted small-scale "garden" growers against advocates of a bigger, industrial system that would...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'