THCFinder - Marijuana Blog http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog Blog about medical marijuana dispensaries, politics and legal weed I'm ready for the 3 Day Weekend. http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/im-ready-for-the-3-day-weekend. <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/tumblr_ndvipmfo7i1rv0phzo1_500.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/tumblr_ndvipmfo7i1rv0phzo1_500.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 441px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Illinois Senate passes marijuana decriminalization bill but plans changes http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/illinois-senate-passes-marijuana-decriminalization-bill-but-plans-changes <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/chi-marijuana-0521-ct0021196281-20070318"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/chi-marijuana-0521-ct0021196281-20070318" style="width: 450px; height: 253px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p> <span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">The Illinois legislature joined the movement to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of pot, passing a measure Thursday that would bar arrest for the offense.</span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">Carrying small amounts of marijuana would result in a fine instead of an arrest under a measure approved Thursday by the Illinois Senate.</span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">Low-level cannabis possession would go from a crime with fines up to $2,500 and up to a year in a jail to penalties likened to a traffic ticket: no court time and a fine of up to $125 for those caught with 15 grams or less, which is the equivalent of about 25 cigarette-size joints.</span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">The Senate voted 37-19 to approve the legislation after it cleared the House last month. But it&#39;s not going to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner&#39;s desk just yet &mdash; sponsors say they&#39;ll hold onto it until additional cleanup language is approved.</span></span></p> <p> <span style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif;">If signed into law, Illinois would join 17 other states in decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana, according to NORML, which advocates the legal use of marijuana. Nearly half the country, including Illinois, already allows for the use of medical marijuana.</span></span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 27px;"><font face="georgia, serif"><span style="font-size: 16px;">Sponsoring Sen. Michael Noland, D-Elgin, said that while he believes using marijuana is wrong, people shouldn&#39;t have their lives ruined because of it.</span></font><font face="Georgia, serif"><span style="font-size: 18px;">&nbsp;</span></font></span></p> <p> <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 27px;"><font face="Georgia, serif"><span style="font-size: 18px;">Read More:<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-marijuana-decriminalization-met-0522-20150521-story.html">http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-illinois-marijuana-decriminalization-met-0522-20150521-story.html</a></span></font></span></p> Banana OG (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/-banana-og-hybrid <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/47048_2910_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/47048_2910_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 308px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2910_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_2910_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 200px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/117190_2910_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/117190_2910_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 200px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/banana_og"><strong>&nbsp;Banana OG (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/banana_og"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">A cross of OG and Banana, this Indica Dominant strain has an earthy, fruity bouquet and great for pain relief with sedation. Banana OG is a High CBD strain with heavy medical effects. This strain is an excellent treatment for Insomnia, Chronic pain, Muscle Spasms, Digestive Disorders, ADHD, MS and Anxiety. Some of the effects experienced include heavy Body Relaxation and Sedation.</span></a></p> U.S. Senate Committee Approves Veterans Medical Marijuana Amendment http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/u.s.-senate-committee-approves-veterans-medical-marijuana-amendment <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> <a href="http://cdn4.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/veterans-ptsd-marijuana-cannabis-medical-ommp-omma-oregon.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);"><img alt="ptsd second amendment military veteran cannabis marijuana" class="alignright wp-image-23921 size-full" data-wp-pid="23921" src="http://cdn4.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/veterans-ptsd-marijuana-cannabis-medical-ommp-omma-oregon.jpg" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; float: right; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a>There has been a gag order in place that bars Veterans Administration doctors from talking at all about medical marijuana with patients, even when the doctor knows that medical marijuana could help the veteran. A historic vote occurred in the United States Senate Appropriations Committee today, with 18 out of 30 Senators voting for an amendment that would lift the gag order. Below is a reaction from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/2015/05/historic-vote-senate-appropriations-committee-approves-veterans-medical-marijuana-amend" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);" target="_blank">Drug Policy Alliance</a>, along with Tom Angell from the&nbsp;<a href="http://marijuanamajority.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);" target="_blank">Marijuana Majority</a>:</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bipartisan amendment today, 18 to 12, allowing Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to recommend&nbsp;<a href="http://www.drugpolicy.org/medical-marijuana" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);" target="_blank">medical marijuana</a>&nbsp;to their patients in states where medical marijuana is legal. The vote is the first time the U.S. Senate has ever moved marijuana law reform legislation forward.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> &ldquo;Veterans in medical marijuana states should be treated the same as any other resident, and should be able to discuss marijuana with their doctor and use it if it&rsquo;s medically necessary,&rdquo; said Michael Collins, policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance. &ldquo;They have served this country valiantly, so the least we can do is allow them to have full and open discussions with their doctors.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> The Veterans Equal Access Amendment was sponsored by Republican Senator Steve Daines of Montana and Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon. It was added in committee to a must-pass military construction and veterans affairs spending bill.&nbsp; The bill is certain to pass on the Senate floor.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Currently, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) specifically prohibits its medical providers from completing forms brought by their patients seeking recommendations or opinions regarding participation in a state medical marijuana program. The Daines / Merkley amendment authorizes VA physicians and other health care providers to provide recommendations and opinions regarding the use of medical marijuana to veterans who live in medical marijuana states.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Read More:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/u-s-senate-committee-approves-veterans-medical-marijuana-amendment/">http://www.theweedblog.com/u-s-senate-committee-approves-veterans-medical-marijuana-amendment/</a></p> Sensi Star (Indica) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/-sensi-star-indica-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3465_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3465_1.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3465_5.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3465_5.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3465_7.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/57730_3465_7.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/sensi_star"><strong>&nbsp;Sensi Star (Indica)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/sensi_star"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Sensi Star is a great indoor plant, producing powerful, resinous, and very compact buds. Although mostly indica, she retains a complex high that affects the mind as well as the body. This headstrong indica produces rock hard colas that have a lemony scent and taste. Some smokers find the buzz to be a very strong body stone, while others report a high with more energetic, cerebral properties as well as a body sensation. THC levels have been reported at 20 percent for this variety, making it a one-hitter quitter. CBD has been measured at .9 percent.</span></a></p> Pennsylvania Governor Wants to Decriminalize Marijuana http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/pennsylvania-governor-wants-to-decriminalize-marijuana <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/governor-tomwolf-pennsylvania-legalizemarijuana.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/governor-tomwolf-pennsylvania-legalizemarijuana.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 281px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> While the fate of Pennsylvania&rsquo;s medical marijuana program remains in the hands of House Health Committee Chair Matt Baker, who said last week that he has no plans to submit the Senate approved proposal to the House of Representatives, Governor Tom Wolf has come forward in hopes of opening up the discussion of leading the state into the light of marijuana reform &ndash; specifically with decriminalization.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> In a recent interview with Pittsburgh&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/gov-wolf-decriminalize-marijuana-its-ripping-famil/nmJ92/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(128, 169, 67); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; transition: color 0.3s ease; -webkit-transition: color 0.3s ease;" target="_blank">Channel 11</a>, Wolf expressed his desire to decriminalize marijuana possession across the state because he feels the current prohibitionary standard is destroying families.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> &ldquo;I believe, for a number of reasons, that we ought to decriminalize marijuana use,&rdquo; said Wolf. &ldquo;I think our prisons are over-crowded as a result of people going to jail for reasons that, you know, we break up families for reasons that we shouldn&rsquo;t.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> &ldquo;We destroy lives and we make it hard to find employment,&rdquo; he went on to explain. &ldquo;So often right now possession of a small amount is a felony and an employer looks at that and dismisses (the person) automatically.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> While the governor did not voice his total opinion of Representative Baker&rsquo;s unwillingness to send medical marijuana legislation through to the House for consideration, he did say that medicinal cannabis should be left up to the discretion of physicians.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.hightimes.com/read/pennsylvania-governor-wants-decriminalize-marijuana">http://www.hightimes.com/read/pennsylvania-governor-wants-decriminalize-marijuana</a></p> What strain are you smoking on today? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/what-strain-are-you-smoking-on-today-17 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/943667_595469090463501_815667154_n.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/943667_595469090463501_815667154_n.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 361px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Marijuana industry could grow fast with tax bill http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/marijuana-industry-could-grow-fast-with-tax-bill <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/635677109475426958-pot-plants.JPG"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/635677109475426958-pot-plants.JPG" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> As marijuana businesses expand in Washington State, a bill being debated in Olympia could prompt the industry to grow even more.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Producers, processors and retail shop owners are closely watching&nbsp;<a href="http://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?year=2015&amp;bill=2136" style="color: rgb(25, 144, 229); text-decoration: none;" title="http://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?year=2015&amp;bill=2136">HB 2136</a>, which would rework some of the current regulations and change the tax structure. Some marijuana businesses say it&#39;s nearly impossible to make any money under the current tax structure.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> &quot;We&#39;ve learned a lot since I-502 passed,&quot; says Rep. Reuven Carlyle (D-Seattle), the bill&#39;s primary sponsor. &quot;This is an update, and a modernization of the current initiative.&quot;</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Right now, marijuana laws apply a 25 percent excise tax on each level of the system: producer to a processor, processor to a retailer, and retailer to the customer. In addition, B&amp;O taxes on the production and local retail sales taxes apply.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> For those who operate as a producer and a processor, a common business model, they&#39;re hit with three taxes.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> HB 2136 would collapse the tax burden, into one, 37 percent excise tax.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Large scale producer/processors, like OMG Sykes in Snohomish County, say simplifying the tax structure will allow businesses to more easily operate, and make money.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> &quot;With where the prices are in the market, it&#39;s very tough to compete,&quot; said John Knutsen, co-owner of OMG Sykes, one of the largest operations in the state.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2015/05/20/marijuana-industry-grow-tax-whittenberg-king-5/27638353/">http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/2015/05/20/marijuana-industry-grow-tax-whittenberg-king-5/27638353/</a></p> Jack Herer (Sativa) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/jack-herer-sativa-3 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1872_12.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1872_12.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 450px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1872_8.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1872_8.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 100px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1872_7.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1872_7.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/sativa/jack_herer"><strong>Jack Herer (Sativa)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/sativa/jack_herer"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">Jack Herer is a prized sativa-dominant indica/sativa hybrid well known for both its cerebral high and its strong body high. The strain is a cross between Skunk #1, Haze, and Northern Lights #5. Jack Herer is the parent to many subset strains.</span></a></p> Free Marijuana Job Fair Coming To Las Vegas http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/free-marijuana-job-fair-coming-to-las-vegas <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> <a href="http://cdn6.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/now-hiring-marijuana-job-jobs.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);"><img alt="now hiring marijuana job jobs" class="alignright wp-image-38088 size-medium" data-wp-pid="38088" src="http://cdn5.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/now-hiring-marijuana-job-jobs-300x300.jpg" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; float: right; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a>If you are looking to get into the Nevada marijuana industry, there is a free job fair coming up next month. Below are the details, via the events&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1658143647752304/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>:</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> When: Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 12:30pm &ndash; 6:30pm</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Where: Plaza Hotel, 1 Main Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101, 800-634-6575</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Cost: Free Admission &ndash; Open to the public<br /> Industry Speakers: Take the podium at 1:00 pm sharp</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Movers and Shakers: Talk one-on-one with Nevada-licensed cannabis cultivation, production, dispensary and testing facility owners, as well as a variety of cannabis industry booths/vendors. Local experts will also be speaking about this exciting new industry and what it takes to become a part of it.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Networking 101: Use every opportunity to talk with people. You never know what direction your employment search will take.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Come Prepared: Dress professionally. Bring copies of your res<span class="text_exposed_show" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;">ume, business cards (if applicable), and a list of references.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Engage: Shake hands, be attentive, upbeat, and positive, ask questions, collect business cards, and take notes.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Attend the Oaksterdam University Classic Seminar June 12-15: Nothing makes a candidate stand out more than a strong cannabis education and Oaksterdam University is the most reputable and recognizable cannabis college in the United States.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Thank People You Meet: Thank them in person, send a follow up thank you note or email and let them know you&rsquo;re interested in their company and what they do.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Event Banner by @Harebear on instagram</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Source:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/free-marijuana-job-fair-coming-to-las-vegas/">http://www.theweedblog.com/free-marijuana-job-fair-coming-to-las-vegas/</a></p> BlackBerry (Indica) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/-blackberry-indica-1 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/48674_3504_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/48674_3504_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 283px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3504_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_3504_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 90px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/83038_3504_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/83038_3504_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 113px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/blackberry"><strong>&nbsp;BlackBerry (Indica)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/indica/blackberry"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">This wondrous strain stems from two quite potent strains: Black Domina and Raspberry Cough. The mother, Black Domina, is native to the Pacific Northwest and was cloned and sent to Amsterdam. Blackberry combines the overwhelming indica traits of Black Domina, and the sativa qualities of Raspberry Cough.</span></a></p> Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Supports Marijuana Decriminalization, Possibly Legalization http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/presidential-candidate-bernie-sanders-supports-marijuana-decriminalization-possibly-legali <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/gndn.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/gndn.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 281px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Those concerned that the next U.S. president won&rsquo;t be as amenable to marijuana as the Obama administration might consider voting for Democratic nominee and current U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who voiced his outright support for decriminalization&mdash;and perhaps eventually backing full cannabis legalization&mdash;on Tuesday.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Sanders made his optimistic remarks during&nbsp;<a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/36j690/i_am_senator_bernie_sanders_democratic_candidate/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(128, 169, 67); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; transition: color 0.3s ease; -webkit-transition: color 0.3s ease;" target="_blank">a Q&amp;A session on Reddit</a>, the social media website that enables registered users to directly participate in interviews with celebs and politicians.<br /> One Reddit user who goes by the handle &ldquo;ynmidk&rdquo; referenced a 2014&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Time</em>&nbsp;interview in which Sanders opined that pot decriminalization is &ldquo;not a major issue,&rdquo; while adding that he would &ldquo;look into it.&rdquo; The user then asked&nbsp; Sanders if he, &ldquo;could... update us on your position regarding the war on drugs?&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Sanders responded that he supported his home state of Vermont&#39;s decision to decriminalize small amounts of personal pot. He added that when he served as mayor of Burlington, his administration ensured &ldquo;very few people were arrested for smoking marijuana. Our police had more important things to do.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Sanders then implicated he may well broaden his perspective.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> &ldquo;Colorado has led the effort towards legalizing marijuana and I&rsquo;m going to watch very closely to see the pluses and minuses of what they have done,&quot; he said. &quot;I will have more to say about this issue within the coming months.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.hightimes.com/read/presidential-candidate-bernie-sanders-supports-marijuana-decriminalization-possibly">http://www.hightimes.com/read/presidential-candidate-bernie-sanders-supports-marijuana-decriminalization-possibly</a></p> Dab Life. http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/dab-life. <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Dab Life..jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Dab Life..jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 399px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Texas House Approves Worthless Medical Marijuana Bill, Likely Will Become Law http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/texas-house-approves-worthless-medical-marijuana-bill-likely-will-become-law <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Texas-MedicalMarijuanaBill-Worthless.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/Texas-MedicalMarijuanaBill-Worthless.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 281px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Texas may be on its way to legalizing medical marijuana, but many proponents say the bill is completely worthless in its current form. Nevertheless, the state&rsquo;s House of Representatives put their preliminarily seal of approval on a measure earlier this week, aimed at providing &ldquo;low-THC&rdquo; cannabis oil to patients suffering from epilepsy and other chronic conditions.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Senate Bill 339, which was introduced by Senator Kevin Eltife, was passed by the state Senate in early May. On Monday, the House announced its support for the measure in a vote of 96 to 34, a move that has earned the &ldquo;<a href="http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/84R/billtext/pdf/SB00339H.pdf#navpanes=0" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(128, 169, 67); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; transition: color 0.3s ease; -webkit-transition: color 0.3s ease;" target="_blank">Texas Compassionate Use Act</a>&rdquo; a ticket to Governor Greg Abbott&rsquo;s office for either his signature or a veto.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Marijuana activists claim this toe-in-the-water approach to establishing a statewide medical marijuana program will do nothing to actually provide patients who qualify under its restrictive nature with the medicine they need. The Marijuana Policy Project&rsquo;s Heather Fazio recently pointed out in&nbsp;<a href="http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2015/05/18/texas-house-approves-flawed-medical-marijuana-bill-measure-goes-to-gov-abbott" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(128, 169, 67); cursor: pointer; text-decoration: none; transition: color 0.3s ease; -webkit-transition: color 0.3s ease;" target="_blank">an interview with CBS News</a>&nbsp;that it will be impossible for patients to get their hands on cannabis oil because the legislation forces doctors to &ldquo;prescribe&rdquo; the herb rather than issue recommendations. This, of course, is a major cause for concern since it is illegal in the eyes of the federal government for physicians to &ldquo;prescribe&rdquo; cannabis. And doing so could result in the revocation of their license to prescribe all medications.</p> <p style="margin: 20px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 24.9200000762939px; font-size: 14px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(109, 110, 113);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.hightimes.com/read/texas-house-approves-worthless-medical-marijuana-bill-likely-will-become-law">http://www.hightimes.com/read/texas-house-approves-worthless-medical-marijuana-bill-likely-will-become-law</a></p> Pineapple (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/pineapple-hybrid <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/48910_1582_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/48910_1582_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/80141_1582_1.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/80141_1582_1.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 132px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1582_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/3_1582_0.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 200px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/pineapple"><strong>Pineapple (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/pineapple"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">This strains sweet fruity undertones create a well-balanced high that is sure to leave both your head and body satisfied. A very mellow high. Balanced hybrid profile makes this strain great for pain relief and anxiety. Strong pineapple / skunky smell and taste.</span></a></p> Arrests disrupt medical pot convention in Las Vegas http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/arrests-disrupt-medical-pot-convention-in-las-vegas <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/web1_177098452_17.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/web1_177098452_17.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 302px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-rendering: geometricPrecision; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;">Las Vegas police and federal agents arrested 10 people and seized drugs over the weekend at Hempcon, a marijuana education convention at the Cashman Center.</span></span></p> <p style="text-rendering: geometricPrecision; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;">People who were there described seeing police dogs around the event, as well as officers on the roof of the building, apparently looking for people smoking marijuana.</span></span></p> <p style="text-rendering: geometricPrecision; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;">The arrests outraged event organizers, and some attendees said they left patients frightened as Nevada&rsquo;s first legal dispensaries prepare to open.</span></span></p> <p style="text-rendering: geometricPrecision; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;">&ldquo;It&rsquo;s disheartening for our whole community,&rdquo; said Jennifer Solis, who&rsquo;s with Wellness Education Cannabis Advocates of Nevada, or WECAN, and was at the event.</span></span></p> <p style="text-rendering: geometricPrecision; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;">From Friday to Sunday, officers shut down five booths, arrested 10 people and cited three others on charges including drug possession, possession with intent to sell and transporting a controlled substance, said officer Laura Meltzer, a Metro spokeswoman. She said officers seized marijuana, hashish, marijuana seeds, edible products containing THC and psilocybin mushrooms.</span></span></p> <p style="text-rendering: geometricPrecision; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;">Meltzer said Metro narcotics detectives and Hempcon organizers had spoken before the event, and organizers told attendees they had to follow the law.</span></span></p> <p style="text-rendering: geometricPrecision; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;">Nevada allows medical use of marijuana by patients with state-issued cards. But it&rsquo;s illegal to sell the drug without a state dispensary license, and it&rsquo;s illegal for anyone to use it in public.</span></span></p> <p style="text-rendering: geometricPrecision; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;">Asked about the criticism of the arrests, Meltzer said, &ldquo;It is incumbent upon the people who are attending this and who are conducting this to be aware of Nevada state law.&rdquo;</span></span></p> <p style="text-rendering: geometricPrecision; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;">Mark Saint, an activist who was at the convention Friday, said the police stance was hypocritical since officers have looked the other way at similar events while people used marijuana.</span></span></p> <p style="text-rendering: geometricPrecision; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;">The arrests were made by a task force called Southern Nevada Cannabis Operation and Regional Enforcement, which includes Metro, Henderson police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. DEA spokeswoman Sarah Pullen said a federal agent is on the task force, but that Las Vegas police led the operation.</span></span></p> <p style="text-rendering: geometricPrecision; margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,cursive;">Read More:<a href="http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/arrests-disrupt-medical-pot-convention-las-vegas">http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/arrests-disrupt-medical-pot-convention-las-vegas</a></span></span></p> The Purps (Hybrid) http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/the-purps-hybrid <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/47895_1716_0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/47895_1716_0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 300px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/111320_1716_19.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/111320_1716_19.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 147px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/111160_1716_2.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/strainimg/111160_1716_2.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 150px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/the_purps"><strong>The Purps (Hybrid)</strong></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/strains/hybrid/the_purps"><span style="color: rgb(125, 125, 125); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif;">This scrumptious purple plant comes out of Mendocino County, in northern California, where it began as a clone-only plant among the medical marijuana community. The Purps high soars into a long-lasting purple haze of playful euphoria. It produces an active, awake feeling with a very low burnout factor.</span></a></p> New DEA Chief Claims He Will Focus Less On Marijuana http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/new-dea-chief-claims-he-will-focus-less-on-marijuana <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> <div class="wp-caption alignright" id="attachment_41954" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px; padding: 4px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; float: right; text-align: center; max-width: 100%; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px; width: 310px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"> <a href="http://cdn4.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/chuck-rosenberg-dea.jpg" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);"><img alt="chuck rosenberg dea" class="wp-image-41954 size-medium" data-wp-pid="41954" src="http://cdn5.theweedblog.com/wp-content/uploads/chuck-rosenberg-dea-300x300.jpg" style="margin: 5px 0px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221); outline: 0px; max-width: 100%;" width="300" /></a> <p class="wp-caption-text" style="margin: 0px; padding: 6px 3px 2px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: italic; line-height: 16px;"> (via The Cannabist)</p> </div> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> The Obama Administration has been a mixed bag when it comes to marijuana policy. On one hand, the Obama Administration has dropped the ball on reclassifying/declassifying marijuana, punting the issue to Congress every chance the administration gets&nbsp;despite the fact that the administration could initiative the process unilaterally. The administration hasn&rsquo;t done a good job when it comes to marijuana banking, but has stated that it will allow Native American tribes to cultivate and sell recreational marijuana if they choose to do so. The Obama administration has stepped up to try to prevent federal intervention in states that have progressive marijuana policies on the books combined with clear regulations, although, the former head of the DEA didn&rsquo;t seem to get the memo on that one.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Michele Leonhart &lsquo;resigned&rsquo; last month after she was basically forced out of the DEA amid quite a bit of controversy. Obama then picked Chuck Rosenberg to head the DEA. Marijuana activists and supporters have been holding their breath, waiting to see what kind of leader Mr. Rosenberg will be. This week Mr. Rosenberg made some comments that are encouraging. Per&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"><a href="http://mjbizdaily.com/new-dea-chief-to-focus-less-on-cannabis/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);" target="_blank">Marijuana Business Daily</a></em>:</p> <blockquote style="margin: 0px 3em 1em; padding: 10px 15px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; text-indent: 2em; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px; background-image: url(http://cdn4.theweedblog.com/wp-content/themes/suffusion/images/blockquote-l.png); background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: 0% 0%; background-repeat: no-repeat;"> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> The incoming head of the Drug Enforcement Administration reportedly will&nbsp;<a href="http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-dea-administrator-20150513-story.html" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(52, 124, 23);" target="_blank">focus less on marijuana</a>&nbsp;and instead put more resources toward harder drugs such as heroin, which could relieve some pressure on cannabis businesses in states without strong regulations on the industry.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> Chuck Rosenberg &ndash; who served as chief of staff to the director of the FBI &ndash; was named to the DEA&rsquo;s top spot on an interim basis by newly appointed Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Rosenberg is expected to remain in the position while President Barack Obama is in office, according to the Los Angeles Times.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px;"> The new DEA chief will likely improve procedures on how to classify, declassify or reclassify marijuana, and he&rsquo;ll also place less emphasis on cannabis in general, the Times reported.</p> </blockquote> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> These comments need to be taken with a grain of salt of course. The truth is, no one knows how Chuck Rosenberg will handle his new role at the DEA. Only time will tell. He can talk the talk, but can he walk the walk? Will he respect the fact that most Americans want marijuana prohibition to end, both for recreational purposes and medical purposes? Or will he try to inject his own views into the DEA, and continue to go after people that use and sell a substance that is safer than alcohol?</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 25.6000003814697px;"> Source:<a href="http://www.theweedblog.com/new-dea-chief-claims-he-will-focus-less-on-marijuana/">http://www.theweedblog.com/new-dea-chief-claims-he-will-focus-less-on-marijuana/</a></p> </div> What strain are you smoking on today? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/what-strain-are-you-smoking-on-today-16 <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/tumblr_nelcqqH4lv1qczfloo1_500.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/tumblr_nelcqqH4lv1qczfloo1_500.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 336px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> Marijuana extract now legal, but can you get it? http://www.thcfinder.com/marijuana-blog//2015/05/marijuana-extract-now-legal-but-can-you-get-it <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/B9317385674Z.1_20150518012933_000_GJEAQ76S8.1-0.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.thcfinder.com/uploads/files/B9317385674Z.1_20150518012933_000_GJEAQ76S8.1-0.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 338px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;" /></a></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <span class="-newsgate-character-cci-TypographyTag-"><span class="-newsgate-character-cci-TypographyTag-">T</span>he cause of medicinal marijuana seemingly took a step forward in Tennessee this month when Gov. Bill Haslam signed a measure making an extract of marijuana legal for use in treating intractable epileptic seizures.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <span class="-newsgate-character-cci-TypographyTag-">Initially, the legalization of non-intoxicating cannabidiol oil (CBD) was sought for child victims of particularly severe forms of epilepsy, but the final version of the bill has made CBD available for anyone suffering from debilitating seizures.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <span class="-newsgate-character-cci-TypographyTag-">There is enough evidence of CBD&rsquo;s effectiveness to convince former opponents like Dr. Sanjay Gupta and local leaders like physician state Sen. Mark Green.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <span class="-newsgate-character-cci-TypographyTag-">However, many Tennessee families are still in the dark about whether CBD is available, what the procedures are for legally obtaining and using it, and how the process of determining eligibility is supposed to work.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <span class="-newsgate-character-cci-TypographyTag-">Adding problems these families don&rsquo;t need are questions as to whether CBD is still illegal under federal law and whether out-of-state providers are violating the law. The answers are important because CBD cannot be&nbsp;made in Tennessee.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> <span class="-newsgate-character-cci-TypographyTag-">Unfortunately, with the issue of medical marijuana in flux and subject to a confusing number of laws at different levels of government and at cross-purposes, the answers are far from clear.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px 60px; font-stretch: normal; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"> Read More:<a href="http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2015/05/18/marijuana-extract-now-legal-can-get/27517847/">http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2015/05/18/marijuana-extract-now-legal-can-get/27517847/</a></p>