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  • Study: Calif. Pot Industry Staying Illegal to Escape State’s High Taxes, Onerous Regulations

    03/11/2018 9:59:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 3/8/2018 | Craig Bannister
    California’s trademark high taxes and overwhelming, onerous, costly and confusing regulations are preventing the state from reaping the revenue benefits of legalizing the $7 billion marijuana market, a new study by the California Growers Association concludes. As of Thursday, California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control has sent about 980 warning letters to unlicensed pot sellers and ordered a marketing company to stop advertising vendors who don’t have permits, Bureau Chief of Communications Alex Traverso told Less than one percent (0.78%) of the state’s 68,150 marijuana growers have obtained licenses, and as little as 25 percent of the cannabis consumed in...
  • $1 Million in Marijuana Found in Brand New [Mexican] Ford Fusions at Ohio Dealership

    07/18/2017 4:11:08 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 27 replies
    KTLA 5 News ^ | 3:09 PM, JULY 16, 2017 | CNNWire
    Authorities are looking into how marijuana worth $1 million was hidden in the trunks of brand new, Mexican-made Ford Fusions at a dealership in Ohio, according to Silverio Balzano, agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Youngstown office. The cars were manufactured at the Ford plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, and were shipped by rail into a CSX yard in Lordstown, Ohio, Balzano said. Now, investigators are trying to discover where along the supply line the marijuana was packed into the cars — and who failed to retrieve it. “Clearly, something went wrong,” Balzano said. “Generally speaking, they...
  • 15,000 Pounds of Trash Left After 4/20 Smokeout: SF Park and Rec

    04/21/2016 11:41:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/21 | Stephanie Chuang and Lisa Fernandez
    They came. They smoked. They left more than seven tons of trash. After more than 8,000 people flocked Golden Gate Park on Wednesday, or 4/20, as the San Francisco’s marijuana-loving community call it, countless bottles of Shasta soda, beer cans, Fruit Loops boxes and butts were left scattered across the grassy, green lawn. "We think we will end up with over 15,000 pounds of trash," San Francisco Recreation and Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg said Thursday morning. "Yes, it's impactful to our park." Ginsburg noted the mess was an improvement from last year. That trashy haul tipped the scales at...
  • Rand Paul on Daily Show: Gov't Shouldn't Tell You What To "Smoke, Drink, and Eat"

    01/14/2016 2:42:24 PM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 24 replies
    Reason ^ | 1/14/16 | Nick Gillespie
    Rand Paul may not be in tonight's Republican debate but he did a media blitz of sorts yesterday, including hits on MSNBC, Fox, and CNN and ending with an extended interview on The Daily Show. Watch the two-parter below as the Kentucy senator swill bourbon with host Trevor Noah and says the federal government shouldn't be "able to tell you what you "smoke, eat, and drink."
  • When Jeb Bush Goes Down, He’s Taking The Rest Of The GOP Field With Him

    12/04/2015 6:05:25 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 99 replies ^ | December 4
    When Jeb Bush goes down, he’s taking the rest of the GOP field with him (except Donald Trump).That, at least, is what will happen if Mike Murphy, the head of Bush’s super PAC Right to Rise, gets his way. Right to Rise has $75 million in the bank, and Murphy’s not going to let it go to waste, according to Politico: According to another source close to Right to Rise, Murphy has been floating another tactical shift to potential supporters, suggesting that he might spend the bulk of the $75 million to carpet bomb Rubio, Cruz, Carson, Christie—everyone but Trump....
  • Biggest Bush donor to run anti-Trump ad

    12/04/2015 1:02:30 PM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12-4-15 | Bradford Richardson
    Jeb Bush's largest donor has decided to run full-page ads targeting Donald Trump that call the GOP presidential hopeful "a narcissistic BULLYionaire." Billionaire Mike Fernandez, who has contributed $3 million to Right to Rise, the main super-PAC supporting Bush's presidential bid, announced his decision on Friday after a poll showed Trump leading the GOP field with 36 percent support. Bush trails, with just 3 percent.
  • Boondoggle Train

    11/05/2015 10:55:03 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    City Journal ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Chris Reed
    In November 2008, California voters narrowly approved Proposition 1A, which provided $9.95 billion in government money for a statewide bullet-train network. The initiative passed, even though the California High-Speed Rail Authority had been legally required to release a detailed, updated business plan by October 1 of that year, so that voters would have time to learn exactly how the state planned to finance what was then billed as a $43 billion project—and no updated plan was in view. Rail officials failed even to release a preliminary report before the election, claiming that state legislators’ long delay in passing the fiscal...
  • Woman Set Fire To Apartment After Boyfriend Smoked All The Pot: Police

    02/12/2015 5:18:44 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies
    (STMW) – A Chicago woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to setting a fire inside a west suburban apartment last year because she was mad at her boyfriend for smoking all their marijuana. Linda B. Lopez, 35, of the 2800 block of S. Drake, pleaded guilty to residential arson, according to a statement from Riverside police. She had initially been charged with aggravated arson, but the charge was reduced. Lopez was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution, according to the statement.
  • Congratulations Obama, Holder and assorted race pimps

    11/25/2014 1:34:07 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    You egged them on and you got your riots. Ferguson is burning. And for what purpose?
  • Governors: Legalized pot buzz just smoke

    02/22/2014 5:18:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2014 6:03 PM EST | Steve Peoples and Ken Thomas
    All the buzz at the National Governors Association meeting over legalizing pot, some say, is just smoke. Nearly three months after Colorado began selling recreational marijuana, the nation’s governors are taking a cautious approach to loosening their drug laws despite growing support for legalization. Republican and Democratic state chief executives meeting in Washington this weekend expressed broad concern for children and public safety should recreational marijuana use spread. At the same time, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is warning other governors against rushing to follow his lead. …
  • Governor signs Amendment 64, marijuana officially legal in Colorado

    12/10/2012 1:33:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 115 replies
    fox31 ^ | 12.10.2012 | fox31
    DENVER — Go ahead and bust out the Cheetos and Goldfish, Colorado. Marijuana is now legal in the Centennial State. Just over a month after the citizens of Colorado voted in overwhelming favor of Amendment 64 to legalize marijuana for recreational use, Governor John Hickenlooper signed the Executive Order that makes an “official declaration of the vote.” What does it mean?
  • Bullitt County Smoking Ban Snuffed Out

    09/15/2011 6:06:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. -- A proposed smoking ban in Bullitt County has been snuffed out. The Bullitt Circuit judge issued his ruling Thursday, saying the ban proposed by the health department is void and unlawful. The board of health had voted to enact a regulation to ban smoking in public places, but Wednesday's ruling stops the health department from implementing or enforcing the ban. In that ruling, Judge Rodney Burress said to allow the health department to regulate any matter relating to public health would "allow regulations prohibiting the consumption of candy because it is bad for a person's teeth,...
  • Reps. Frank, Paul want to end federal ban on pot

    06/23/2011 5:51:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 23, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two House members introduced a bill Thursday that would remove marijuana from the list of federal controlled substances and cede to the states enforcement of laws governing pot. The legislation would eliminate marijuana-specific penalties under federal law, but would maintain a ban on transporting marijuana across state lines. It would allow individuals to grow and sell marijuana in states that make it legal.
  • Image of the Day: Mexico burns 46 tons of marijuana

    05/13/2010 7:07:57 AM PDT · by Crush · 47 replies · 998+ views
    Unto the Breach ^ | 12 May 2010 | Reuters/Jorge Duenes
    Caption: A Mexican soldier stands guard as blocks of marijuana, weighing a total of 46 tons, are incinerated at a military base in the border city of Tijuana May 11, 2010. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes
  • WEED IN THE AIR @ OBAMA PARTY (Has anyone see this youtube tape?)

    11/07/2008 6:56:57 AM PST · by AUJenn · 58 replies · 5,792+ views
    Channel 11 KTTV ^ | November 04, 2008 Where in the world is this tv news station located? Is that reporter drunk? The anchors back at the station look mortified. Weed and slutty behavior at the Obama classy.
  • Fireplace ban, fines effective today

    11/01/2008 10:45:54 AM PDT · by SmithL · 75 replies · 1,948+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 11/1/8 | Dennis Cuff
    Bay Area residents who violate a new ban on burning wood fires on chilly Spare the Air nights could face some of the toughest fines in California — hundreds or even thousands of dollars per violation.Effective today with the start of the burn season, the new Bay Area rule bars people from burning wood fires in fireplaces and wood stoves on bad air nights. The rule also bars excessive smoke from indoors fires any time of year.Offenders — to be identified largely by neighbors phoning in complaints — will get written warnings for the first offense. But subsequent violations can...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Pot dispensaries closing under threat of feds

    02/07/2008 8:02:55 AM PST · by SmithL · 69 replies · 191+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/7/8 | Wyatt Buchanan
    Medical marijuana in San Francisco may be going up in smoke. In late December, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sent letters to landlords of buildings that housed medical cannabis dispensaries in the city, telling them they face the loss of their property and possibly prison if the businesses stay open. Now, less than two months later, seven of the city's 28 dispensaries have closed or are on the verge of closing, according to medical marijuana supporters and activists. They fear more will follow. "It's like a dagger in the heart," said Wayne Justmann, a medical marijuana advocate. "We're barely holding...
  • Calif Supreme Court: Workers can be fired for using med marijuana

    01/24/2008 10:32:38 AM PST · by SmithL · 170 replies · 130+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 1/24/8 | PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press Writer
    San Francisco (AP) -- The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that employers in the state can fire workers found to have used medical marijuana legally recommended by doctors. The company, Ragingwire Inc., successfully argued it rightfully fired Gary Ross after he flunked a company-ordered drug test because all marijuana use is illegal under federal law, which does not recognize the medical marijuana laws in California and 11 other states. Ross held a medical marijuana card authorizing him to legally use marijuana to treat a back injury he sustained while serving in the U.S. Air Force. A 2005 U.S. Supreme Court...
  • Cigarette Tax Increase Clears Budget Committee (Wisconsin)

    06/09/2007 1:07:34 PM PDT · by repinwi · 43 replies · 1,363+ views
    WFRV ^ | June 8, 2007 | MADISON, Wis. (AP)
    A tax increase on smokers is moving a step closer to reality. The Legislature's budget-writing committee agrees to increase the tax from $.77 per pack to $2.02. The hike would start September first. If approved, the increase would make Wisconsin's tax the fourth highest in the country behind New Jersey, Rhode Island and Washington.
  • Marijuana not kosher for passover

    03/28/2007 11:48:13 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 45 replies · 258+ views
    Rueters ^ | 3/28/07 | NA
    Marijuana is not kosher for Passover, a pro-cannabis advocacy group says, advising Jews who observe the week-long holiday's special dietary laws to take a break from smoking the weed.