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Jamaica Prepares For Marijuana Reform

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, January, 30th 2015 by THCFinder
jamaica-prepares-for-marijuana-reformEven though there are a lot of people who think that marijuana is legal is Jamaica, the plant is still illegal. But now, Jamaica’s Cabinet has approved a bill that is full of much-anticipated drug amendments. With these amendments would come the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana as well as pave the way for medical marijuana on the island, the Justice Minister said on Wednesday. 
 
 
Justice Minister Mark Golding said that he expects to introduce the legislation in the Senate by the end of this week, following the Cabinet’s authorization. This bill, Golding said, would establish a cannabis licensing authority which would provide regulations needed in order to cultivate, distribute, and sell marijuana for medical and scientific purposes. “We need to position ourselves to take advantage of the significant economic opportunities offered by this emerging industry,” Golding said.
 
 
For those in Jamaica, the passing of these amendments would allow possession of 2 ounces or less to be a ticketable offense. In addition, the ticket wouldn’t be applied to the criminal record of the individual, therefore drastically cutting down those people who suffer with a nonviolent marijuana conviction on their records. Plus, the cultivation of the plant would be allowed as well, with up to five growing on a premises at a time. Rastafarians will also be able to legally use cannabis for religious purposes as well.
 
 
The island has spent many years debating on whether or not they should relax the laws on marijuana. But as many activists expected, the domino effect is occurring. As more states consider (and actually go through with) legalizing marijuana in some sense, others will follow suit. The profits that were made by Colorado and Washington were astounding and are leading many others to consider putting a system in in order to gain revenue from this wonderful plant. 
 
 
Golding stressed that the government in Jamaica won’t be relaxing it’s stance on transitional drug trafficking. The island intends to use a portion of the revenues from its new licensing authority to support a public education campaign that is aimed to discourage the younger generations from using marijuana and to mitigate any public health consequences. The bill is expected to passed soon in Parliament, where the Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller’s governing party holds a 2-to-1 majority.

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Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, January, 30th 2015 by THCFinder

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Category: Fun | Posted on Fri, January, 30th 2015 by THCFinder

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Marijuana Arrests Drop 75% In New York City

Category: News | Posted on Fri, January, 30th 2015 by THCFinder
mj-arrests-drop-in-new-yorkNew York City had one of the most racially disparaging marijuana arrest rates in the country. That led to outcries from the marijuana reform movement and civil rights activists, which then led to New York City reforming its marijuana laws. What once resulted in an arrest now results in just a fine. The policy change has led to a significant decrease in marijuana arrests in New York City, which is good news for marijuana consumers and law enforcement alike. Per the Associated Press:
 
After a mid-November turn toward violations and summonses instead of misdemeanor arrests for carrying modest amounts of pot, such arrests plunged by 75 percent in December compared to last year, from about 1,820 to 460, according to state Division of Criminal Justice Services statistics obtained by The Associated Press. The November numbers fell 42 percent, from 2,200 to 1,280.
 
Even summonses have fallen by about 10 percent since the policy change, to 1,180, compared to the same period a year ago, New York Police Department figures show.
 
“Since the inception of our policy in 2014, marijuana enforcement activity is trending down in all categories” for the bottom-rung marijuana charge, Deputy Chief Kim Royster told the AP.
 
A drop in marijuana arrests is great news for New York City. Cops should be going after real criminals, not marijuana consumers. Jail beds should be reserved for violent criminals, not marijuana consumers. Law enforcement almost always opposes marijuana reform, despite the fact that it benefits them greatly. Something similar is going on in Philadelphia, where marijuana arrests have dropped 88% since marijuana decriminalization took effect there.
 

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Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, January, 30th 2015 by THCFinder

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Oregon Medical Candy Overdose

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, January, 30th 2015 by THCFinder
oregon-medical-candy-overdoseEdibles are slightly controversial in the sense that some people handle them differently than others and this may cause adverse side effects. While some patients can ingest many edibles and still function while being pain free, other people cannot handle the effect of eating cannabis and can sometimes have severe anxiety, along with other issues. There have been a few reports of people eating too many marijuana infused edibles, including one in Colorado where a young man jumped to his death from a hotel balcony after eating too many edibles. Now, a key lawmaker says that a marijuana overdose in Oregon shows that companies need to go slow on making cookies, candies, and other treats infused with marijuana available to public citizens.
 
 
“I don’t think we are in a position to approve any kind of edibles right now,” Sen. Ginny Burdick, a Portland Democrat who co-chairs a committee working on implementing the ballot measure approved last fall that legalized recreational weed. “We have to fire out a way to package them, label them, and make sure people understand the dosage.” Burdick isn’t willing to allow the sale of marijuana edibles until there is a plan laid out on how to control the potency and to keep the treats away from kids.
 
 
The incident occurred in Sunriver, Oregon, where police were called to a condo where a 37 year old woman from Washington was slumped on a bathroom floor, pale and barely breathing. She was numb from the shoulders down. Police Chief Marc Mills said that it was his first experience with a marijuana overdose and at first, he suspected that she had overdosed on something like heroin. But she had allegedly eaten three marijuana candies that were bought by a friend of hers at a shop in Washington, the police said. The candies were in a plastic, snap top container with no packaging indicating how to use them or what dose was in them. 
 
 
Apparently, the woman stated that “they tasted pretty good and she had one, then had another, and had another, then all of a sudden, ‘Oh not feeling so good’,” Mills said. Medics at the scene treated the woman but she refused to go to the hospital. She and her friend later left for their home state of Washington. Officers confiscated the candy and cited the woman who bought it. Consuming edibles comes with a responsibility. Although candies do taste fairly good, eating multiple edibles at a time is never a good idea, no matter how much of a seasoned smoker you are. Eating marijuana will always effect people differently and it’s important to let the candies or treats take effect before eating more.

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