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  • Recreational marijuana sales begin Dec. 1 in Michigan

    11/16/2019 12:15:58 PM PST · by NobleFree · 129 replies
    NEGAUNEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJMN) — Michigan marijuana businesses now have a date when legal sales of recreational marijuana will start. According to The Michigan Regulatory Agency, recreational marijuana businesses can begin selling their products on Dec. 1. However, some businesses may not be ready by then. “As for us, we have gotten in our recreational license, however, it does not mean we’ll be ready on the first we’re still waiting to hear back from LARA, so when they process our paperwork we’ll know more, ” says Logan Stauber, owner of The Fire Station Provisioning Center. The Michigan Regulatory Agency says...
  • Two-thirds of Americans support marijuana legalization

    11/14/2019 12:17:51 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 161 replies
    Pew ^ | November 14, 2019 | Andrew Daniller
    Two-thirds of Americans say the use of marijuana should be legal, reflecting a steady increase over the past decade, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The share of U.S. adults who oppose legalization has fallen from 52% in 2010 to 32% today. Meanwhile, an overwhelming majority of U.S. adults (91%) say marijuana should be legal either for medical and recreational use (59%) or that it should be legal just for medical use (32%). Fewer than one-in-ten (8%) prefer to keep marijuana illegal in all circumstances, according to the survey, conducted Sept. 3 to 15 on Pew Research Centers...
  • Neil Young says his US citizenship application is being held up because he uses marijuana

    11/11/2019 5:46:51 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 103 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/11/19 | Harmeet Kaur
    Neil Young wants to become a US citizen and vote in the 2020 presidential election. But the Canadian singer-songwriter says his citizenship application is being held up because he uses marijuana. "When I recently applied for American citizenship, I passed the test. It was a conversation where I was asked many questions. I answered them truthfully and passed," Young said in a statement on his Neil Young Archives website. "Recently however, I have been told that I must do another test, due to my use of marijuana and how some people who smoke it have exhibited a problem."
  • McDonalds sweet tea came with marijuana inside, South Carolina man claims

    11/07/2019 9:38:17 PM PST · by familyop · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 7, 2019 | Frank Miles
    He said he found three bags of weed in his cup after drinking the beverage. "Well, I was high and panicking and at work, so I called my dad,"...Beaufort County Sheriffs Office spokesman Maj. Bob Bromage said an investigation is ongoing.
  • Millions of cannabis plants in California with black market value of $1B seized and destroyed

    11/03/2019 5:49:49 PM PST · by familyop · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 3, 2019 | Stephen Sorace
    The investigators searched 11 different fields...after obtaining a search warrant,...They swept through 459 acres of land...The plants were grown under the appearance of a legitimate hemp operation, the sheriffs office said. Samples of the plants were tested to determine their level of THC...The levels tested well above the legal 0.3 percent limit for industrial hemp production,...
  • Cannabis Open Houses Are Putting the High in High-End Real Estate

    11/02/2019 9:36:04 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 21 replies
    On a warm evening in September, guests gathered on the terrace of a roughly $9.5 million contemporary mansion on the market in the Hollywood Hills for an elaborate seven-course meal. In lieu of a wine-pairing for each course, they opted for a different kind of accompanimentseven flavors of cannabis vape. The flavors of pot included Grandaddy Purple, a sweet, grape- and berry-tinged strain with a floral smell; Pineapple Express, a potent, tropical strain with supposed energy-boosting effects; and Wedding Cake Profile, which blends the flavors of cherry pie and Girl Scout Cookies.
  • Mexico set to legalise recreational use of cannabis in days

    10/30/2019 8:52:04 AM PDT · by Windflier · 45 replies
    The Independent ^ | 16 October 2019 | Diego Ore
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  • Walls of Jericho drummer arrested with over 630 pounds of marijuana

    10/29/2019 9:42:12 PM PDT · by familyop · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2019 | Nate Day
    Dustin Schoenhofer, metalcore band Walls of Jericho's drummer, has been arrested in Oregon...632.5 pounds of marijuana and 36.8 pounds of suspected butane honey oil extract...Schoenhofer was arrested and booked...on six charges, including exporting marijuana, exporting extract...destined for Ohio...
  • Bernie Sanders Floats $10 Billion Federal Program to Help Ex-Convicts Work in Marijuana Industry

    10/26/2019 4:29:48 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 74 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/26/2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is proposing a $10 billion federal program to help former convicts work in the marijuana industry. The proposal, which he released Thursday at approximately 4:20 p.m. Eastern, is part of his comprehensive plan to legalize marijuana nationwide.
  • Bernie Sanders promises to use executive order to legalize marijuana

    10/24/2019 4:43:43 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 24, 2019 | John Whitesides
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, a longtime proponent of legalized marijuana, promised on Thursday that in his first 100 days in the White House he would issue an executive order directing the drug be removed from the list of controlled federal substances.
  • Game-changer breath test for marijuana knows if youre stoned

    10/19/2019 1:48:44 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 50 replies
    Providence JOurnal ^ | Oct 19, 2019 | Sam Wood
    PHILADELPHIA When New Jersey lawmakers debated earlier this year whether to legalize recreational use of marijuana, the Garden States police organizations were adamantly against it. The cops said legal weed might lead to an explosion in the numbers of impaired drivers operating under the influence. And the police would be caught flatfooted trying to tell whether drivers they pulled over were high. With alcohol, if you have over 0.08% in your blood, theres the presumption that youre intoxicated, said Christopher Leusner, head of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. But because marijuana stays in the bloodstream...
  • Guns and Cannabis: The Insidious Creep of Tyranny

    10/11/2019 7:41:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies ^ | 10/11/2019 | John Klar
    In 2004, Vermont implemented a medical marijuana registry, promising patient confidentiality on its state website. Then, in 2018, Vermont legalized recreational marijuana use and imposed a universal background check on gun-purchasers. Here's the rub: the federal government was not consulted, and the ATF maintains that anyone using marijuana will be denied clearance to purchase any gun. This was already the case prior to Vermont's recreational cannabis legalization those who were on the state's marijuana registry were not allowed to buy guns from federally licensed dealers, as the state of Vermont provided the list of registrants surreptitiously to the federal...
  • A Florida inmate's secretly recorded film shows the gruesome reality of life in prison

    10/08/2019 10:09:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 111 replies ^ | 10/07/2019 | By Deanna Paul
    With a camera hidden in a hollowed-out Bible, peeking through the O of the word Holy, and a pair of rigged reading glasses, Scott Whitney secretly filmed the world behind bars, inside one of Floridas notoriously dangerous prisons. For four years, the 34-year-old convicted drug trafficker captured daily life on contraband cameras at the Martin Correctional Institution. He smuggled footage dating back to 2017 out of the prison, and titled the documentary Behind Tha Barb Wire. The video given to the Miami Herald allows the public to see with their own eyes the violence, rampant drug use and...
  • Pot Bill Tokes the Line on Public Safety

    09/30/2019 6:31:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | September 30, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    When the alarm went off at Jennifer Hrobuchak's work, the 22-year-old district manager didn't think twice. She got in her car in the early morning hours and headed off to the store to investigate. The new college graduate, who had hoped to have a career saving people from drugs, never saw the man run through the red light straight at her. At 82 miles per hour, he slammed Jennifer's car across the road into a building that crushed and killed her. After seven years of telling the story, her mom, Corinne, still gets emotional. And it's no wonder. The man...
  • Indiana county says it won't prosecute basic marijuana possession cases: "Unfair to people of color'

    09/30/2019 1:05:59 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 30, 2019 | Bailey Vogt
    The largest county in Indiana announced Monday it will no longer prosecute simple marijuana possession cases. Ryan Mears, the acting prosecutor of Marion County, which contains Indianapolis, said the end of prosecution against possession is effective today. If it is less than one ounce of marijuana, we are not going to file that charge, Mr. Mears said, the Indianapolis Star reported.
  • Pennsylvanias top cop now supports legalizing marijuana

    09/28/2019 2:00:10 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 92 replies ^ | Sep 28, 2019 | staff and wire reports
    Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement officer is joining several other top state Democratic officials in backing the legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults.Attorney General Josh Shapiro said in a Friday statement on Twitter that he changed his mind after months of internal research and discussions with law enforcement colleagues. 🗣️ANNOUNCEMENT After months of internal research & discussions with fellow law enforcement, I am in support of efforts to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana use for Pennsylvanians over the age of 21.— AG Josh Shapiro (@PAAttorneyGen) September 27, 2019 Shapiro’s announcement comes two days after Gov. Tom Wolf made a...
  • Possible pot brownies, other desserts discovered at a Pittsburgh high school

    09/26/2019 4:45:27 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 26, 2019
    PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Public Schools are investigating after possible marijuana-laced desserts were discovered at a high school. Channel 11 has learned marijuana may have been baked into what appeared to be brownies and Rice Krispies Treats at Taylor Allderdice High School. The discovery was made on the same day Gov. Tom Wolf announces his support for legalizing marijuana for adults over the age of 18.
  • Beto O'Rourke Proposes Drug War Reparations Funded By Marijuana Taxes (Dummy Beto)

    09/20/2019 7:01:36 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sep 19, 2019 | Tom Angell
    Marijuana would not only be legalized under a plan proposed on Thursday by Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, but cannabis tax revenue would be used to directly repay formerly incarcerated people through a new "Drug War Justice Grant" program. Unlike other contenders who have come around to supporting marijuana legalization in just the past couple of years, the former Texas congressman has long called for ending prohibitionand his new plan in many respects goes further than those rolled out by other campaigns. While rival candidates have proposed funding programs to begin repairing the harms of the war on drugs through...
  • Crime fell near pot shops after marijuana was fully legalized, Colorado study shows

    09/15/2019 11:51:37 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 124 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Sep 15, 2019 | Tom Schuba
    New research shows crime rates dropped substantially in areas with marijuana dispensaries, running counter to fears that pot shops drum up crime. The study, published this month in the journal of Regional Science and Urban Economics, analyzed crime data from Denver between January 2013 and December 2016. Colorado, which legalized medical marijuana nearly two decades ago, kicked off sales of recreational pot in 2014. The results imply that an additional dispensary in a neighborhood leads to a reduction of 17 crimes per month per 10,000 residents, which corresponds to roughly a 19 percent decline relative to the average crime rate...
  • CDC is Protecting Illicit Marijuana While Trying to Pin this Outbreak on Traditional E-Cigarettes

    09/14/2019 12:35:38 PM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 36 replies
    The Rest of the Story ^ | September 8, 2019 | Dr. Michael Siegel
    It is clear to me that in its investigation of more than 400 cases of acute respiratory failure tied to the vaping of certain products, the CDC is doing everything it can to undermine the proven connection between most of these cases and illicit marijuana vape carts, while exaggerating a potential, but completely unproven connection with traditional electronic cigarettes. This was highlighted last Friday with the complete split between the FDA and CDC with respect to their public communications and warnings regarding the disease outbreak.