Ben & Jerry's founders are open to making marijuana infused ice cream
Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, March, 4th 2015 by THCFinder
Stoners with a sweet-tooth — but we repeat ourselves — could be packing bowls of a different kind, according to Ben & Jerry’s.
The Vermont-based ice cream kings would be open to making and marketing a marijuana-infused flavor — if weed were legalized.
Co-founder Ben Cohen told HuffPost Live’s Alyona Minkovski the idea “makes sense to me,” when asked about a cannabis flavor.
Green Queen (Hybrid)
Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, March, 4th 2015 by THCFinder
Poll: 72% Of Likely Utah Voters Support Medical Marijuana Legalization
Category: Legalization | Posted on Wed, March, 4th 2015 by THCFinder
A representative of the DEA warned Utah recently that if Utah legalized medical marijuana, it would lead to stoned rabbits all over the state. That scare tactic doesn’t seem to resonate with Utah voters that recently participated in a poll conducted by Y2 Analytics. The poll found that 72% of likely Utah voters support legalizing medical marijuana, as seen below in Y2’s press release:
Commissioned by Libertas Institute and the Drug Policy Project of Utah, Y2 Analytics surveyed a sample of 400 likely voters about their views on medical cannabis use for certain types of serious illnesses.
72% of likely voters support a policy in Utah that allows medical specialists to recommend cannabis to patients suffering from serious illnesses like cancer, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s. Majority support is consistent across every identified demographic group, including 66% of Republicans (even 59% of self-identified Strong Republicans indicated support), 67% of self-described LDS or Mormon respondents, and 64% of respondents over 65.
52% of those surveyed have a friend or close family member who is suffering from cancer (34%), epilepsy (14%), or Alzheimer’s (31%). Among those who personally know a patient of one of these serious illnesses, 74% support allowing specialist doctors to recommend cannabis to their patients.
Respondents demonstrated a strong deference to medical expertise, prioritizing pharmaceutical flexibility for doctors over governmental regulations. 66% of likely voters agreed with the statement “It should be legal for people with terminal illnesses to use drugs recommended by their doctor but that have not been approved by the FDA,” while only 28% disagreed.
It is important to note that this survey did not ask respondents their opinions on non-medical cannabis use. This poll of 400 likely voters was conducted Feb 26-28, 2015 and carries a +- 4.9 percentage points margin of error. Live callers conducted the interviews over both landline phones and cell phones.
D.C. police forced to return man's marijuana seized during arrest
Category: News | Posted on Wed, March, 4th 2015 by THCFinder
Here’s the new reality of the District’s law on legalized pot: get busted holding 2 ounces or less of weed, and the cops will give it back to you.
It happened Monday night at the Sixth District police station in Northeast. There was a community meeting of the Fort Dupont Civic Association going on, and some folks were a bit taken aback by what just a few days earlier would have been unthinkable.
Council Member Yvette Alexander (D-Ward 7), whose aide saw the transaction, took to Twitter to recount the tale. Her aide said the man came in and demanded of the cops, “You have my marijuana, you have my weed.’”
The new law, which took effect Feb. 26, made possession of 2 ounces or less of marijuana in the District a legal recreational activity for those 21 and over.
D.C. police can return seized marijuana under various scenarios. Imagine that police catch you with pot and think you’re underage. If you prove otherwise, you get your pot back. If police seize what they think is more than 2 ounces and learn that it’s less, you get your pot back.
And then there’s what happened to the man in the Sixth District, who was arrested last week on a charge unrelated to drugs. Police took his property — belt, money, wallet, keys — and in this case, marijuana. When he was freed from jail, he returned for his personal possessions.
“This property was less than two ounces of marijuana, and was returned to the arrestee with the other property held at the time of his arrest,” said Gwendolyn Crump, the D.C. police department’s chief spokeswoman.
Crump, having observed the raised eyebrows from members of the Fort Dupont Civic Association, acknowledged that the residents had expressed concerns. “A Sixth [Police] District official briefed them on the new law,” Crump said.
A Special Order to officers notes that legal marijuana that needs to be stored must be placed in a heat-sealed bag. The directive warns: “Treat it as prisoner’s property.”
Alexander’s associate director for constituent services, Dexter Humphrey, said he and others watched the man ask for his pot to be returned, and then watched as the officer searched for a response.
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