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Category: Concentrates | Posted on Sat, May, 30th 2015 by THCFinder


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Sea Cliff company secures marijuana production facility

Category: News | Posted on Sat, May, 30th 2015 by THCFinder

A Sea Cliff company competing to win a New York State medical marijuana license and open a dispensary on Long Island Friday announced it has secured a manufacturing facility upstate.
 
PalliaTech Inc. said it has agreed to lease a 65,000- square-foot facility, part of a former Pfizer Inc. research and manufacturing center near New York's border with Canada, to grow and refine cannabis plants into medicinal form.
 
Financial terms of PalliaTech's lease were not disclosed. The deal, which gives the company the option to lease an additional 85,000 square feet at the site north of Plattsburgh in Clinton County, is contingent on PalliaTech's winning a medical marijuana license from the state Health Department.
 
Richard Taney, PalliaTech's president and chief executive, said the "turnkey pharmaceutical R&D facility that can be brought online very quickly" would help New Yorkers who suffer from illnesses that can be treated with medical cannabis.
 
In a separate development, Empire State Compassionate Care, another contender for one of the five licenses New York State plans to issue, has hired Michael Balboni, a former state senator from Nassau County and Homeland Security adviser under two governors, to help direct the company's safety, security and compliance operations.
 

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CT Lawmakers Push To Add Children And Hospital Patients To Medical Marijuana Program

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, May, 30th 2015 by THCFinder

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This week the General Law Committee of the Connecticut House and Senate gave its approval for a final vote to add children to the state’s medical marijuana program with certain restrictions.

The main provision that was added to gain the Committee’s support would block minors from smoking or vaporizing marijuana despite a doctor’s recommendation. While the debate did stir the standard, “We don’t want people to think it’s okay for kids to smoke weed” argument, it also gave opportunities for the new rhetoric being heard in state capitols around medical marijuana a chance to shine. Rep. Dan Carter made an excellent case for not restricting a doctors ability to treat a patient telling the Connecticut Post:

“I do believe there’s a clear need with respect to younger patients,” Carter said. “In a way, I think we’re putting the political part of it above the health part of it. I think there should be freedom for those practitioners who are going to prescribe this to utilize any delivery system they need to do. Clearly there are benefits, certain times, to inhale certain products. If we shut it down and say you can’t smoke it or you can’t vaporize it, I think in a way that retards… some of the studies we need to do.”

The provision has a chance of being removed with time, more so with folks like Dan Carter already on the right side of the fence. With the way things are going, I don’t expect a 16 year old smoking a joint on the way to chemo to rip at the moral fabric of society much longer.

The bill will also allow hospitals and hospices to administer cannabis to their patients. This will be a major factor in improving the quality of life for folks forced to live under medical supervision. Also it would request a group of pediatricians be formed for the purpose of adding more ailments to the 11 already approved for use in the state.

In general the bill represents a step forward, with a bit of a pothole that will be filled in time. Time is also the keyword in getting it passed, as lawmakers have until midnight on June 3rd to vote on the bill.

Source:http://www.theweedblog.com/ct-lawmakers-push-to-add-children-and-hospital-patients-to-medical-marijuana-program/


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Police Are Using Prepaid Card Readers to Seize Drug Money

Category: News | Posted on Sat, May, 30th 2015 by THCFinder

What once was a practice used primarily by the United States government to crack down on international drug traffickers is now being used by local law enforcement agencies in hopes of seizing more money connected to black market drug trade.

A recent report from the Arizona Journal indicates that the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office has been approved to begin using ERAD-Prepaid debit card readers during traffic stops that result in the discovery of illegal drugs. The overall goal, according to Sheriff KC Clark, is to bust people running dope along Interstate 40, while allowing his department to become more profitable from these types of arrests. 

While it can be difficult for cartel soldiers and mid-level domestic dope dealers to smuggle large amounts of cash undetected across America, many have caught on to the scheme of putting dirty money on pre-paid credit cards. This makes it easier for drug dealers to skate by the hounds of law enforcement, providing them with a financial invisibility cloak, of sorts, which has the potential to protect them from relinquishing substantial quantities of cash in the event of a roadside shakedown. It is also a lot less suspicious than carrying around stacks of paper currency.

Several years ago, however, a proposed amendment to the Bank Secrecy Act, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen), sought to cripple this modern method of money laundering by suggesting that the Department of Homeland Security require travelers, specifically in the case of international passages, to declare the amounts on their prepaid credit cards. The supposed objectiveof this amendment was to create a modernized extension of policies pertaining to the declaration of checks, money orders, and travelers checks. 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/police-are-using-prepaid-card-readers-seize-drug-money


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