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Recreational marijuana use bill offered in Pennsylvania Senate

Category: Legalization | Posted on Fri, February, 27th 2015 by THCFinder
recreational-mj-bill-pennsylvaniaTwo Pennsylvania state senators have offered a bill that would legalize the possession and recreational use of of marijuana in the Keystone State.
While the Pennsylvania General Assembly is considering doing away with state liquor stores and weighing the legalization of medical marijuana, Sens. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery/Delaware, and Larry Farnese, D-Philadelphia, would like the state's Liquor Control Board to take on the legal sale of recreational marijuana, according to a bill submitted Wednesday.
The effort is "in the interest of the efficient use of law enforcement resources, enhancing revenue for public purposes and individual freedom," the senators wrote in the introduction of the "Regulate Marijuana Act."
But first things first, Leach said Friday.
"I imagine the focus will be on medical this year," Leach said. "It's sort of an easier lift for some people, and in some peoples' lives, more urgent. There are sick people who need their medicine."
If the recreational use Bill 528, which was sent to the Senate's Law and Justice Committee, were to become law, those 21 and older would be allowed to buy or grow marijuana for personal use, the proposed legislation says.
Purchasers would have to show proof of age, it would be illegal to sell to those underage and driving under the influence would remain a crime, the bill says.
"Legitimate, state-operated stores, and not criminal actors, will conduct sales of marijuana," the bill says.
Marijuana paraphernalia would also be legalized under the legislation.
"Possessing, growing, processing or transporting not more than six marijuana plants, with not more than three being mature, flowering plants" would be legal.
There's aren't any limits to how much processed marijuana a person could possess, because it would be a legal product, Leach said.
Personal processing of marijuana would be legal if done in a "locked space and is not conducted openly or publicly."
"Transfer" of an ounce or less to another person would be legal as long as it's free.
"Marijuana cultivation facilities" would be licensed by the state.
The Liquor Control Board would oversee pricing, which must be "proportional with prices paid by the board to its suppliers and reflect any advantage obtained through volume purchases by the board," the bill says.


Bill Would Legalize Recreational Marijuana In Florida

Category: Legalization | Posted on Fri, February, 27th 2015 by THCFinder
bill-would-legalize-recreational-mj-in-flThe battle to legalize medical marijuana in Florida has received a lot of media attention. Florida’s medical marijuana initiative failed in 2014, despite the fact that it received more votes than any candidate in Florida during the same election. Activists have been lobbying legislators in Florida ever since in an attempt to get a meaningful medical marijuana bill passed. There is also an effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Florida. Per the Palm Beach Post:
A Senate bill that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana and impose a $50-per-ounce excise tax on growers, producers and retail stores was introduced late Monday afternoon.
SB 1176, filed by Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Cutler Bay, is identical to a bill Bullard filed last year. That bill died in committee without a hearing.
The bill would allow adults to use, possess, transport or give away up 2.5 ounces of marijuana and up to 6 seedlings. An adult could also grow up to six pot plants at home for personal use and smoke marijuana at home and in non-public places.
The sponsor of the bill does not have high hopes for it. The same bill was introduced last year and went nowhere. However, this is a new year, and a lot has changed even since last year in the marijuana world. Whether the bill passes or not, I think it’s safe to say every year that goes by Florida has a better chance of legalizing marijuana, as does every state in America. Because they can look to other states that have legalized and see that the sky is still intact, and that states like Colorado are reaping the benefits of legalization.


The Conservative Case for Legalizing Marijuana

Category: Legalization | Posted on Fri, February, 27th 2015 by THCFinder
case-for-legalizing-marijuanaAmerican conservatives haven't always opposed legalizing pot
The United States’ latest skirmish in the battle over marijuana laws is still ongoing and, for lawmakers, it hits close to home. On Thursday, possession of a limited amount of the drug became legal for adult residents of Washington, D.C. — but, thanks to the intervention of a group of Congressmen, there’s still no way to legally buy it or sell it there, which may lead to the development of a “free weed economy.”
The legislative action taken to stop the District from developing a monetary economy for pot has broken down along party lines, with Republican lawmakers against the change in stance toward the drug and Democrats urging the city to go ahead.
It may seem like a natural thing for conservatives to be, well, conservative about changing drug laws — polls have shown that Republicans are much less likely than Democrats to support legalization —but that wasn’t always the case. In fact, there was a time during the 1970s when the nation’s leading conservative voices spoke out on behalf of legalizing marijuana, for many of the same reasons that advocates of legalization cite today.
At that time, in late 1972, a large study from the nonpartisan Consumers Union had just come out, urging legalization, as well as government-supported treatment for addictions to other substances. The report found that it was too late for law enforcement to keep pot from becoming part of American culture — and, surprisingly, its authors weren’t the only ones to think so, as TIME reported that December:
…American conservatives may have arched their eyebrows well above the hairline when they glimpsed the latest issue of William F. Buckley Jr.’s staunchly nonpermissive National Review. There on the cover was the headline: THE TIME HAS COME: ABOLISH THE POT LAWS. Inside, Richard C. Cowan, a charter member of the conservative Young Americans for Freedom, sets forth his arguments that the criminal penalties for marijuana possession and use should be stricken from the books. Cowan contends that pot is comparatively harmless, demonstrably ubiquitous and that the laws against it only alienate the young and breed disrespect for American justice.
The attitude was a shift for Buckley, who in 1971 testified against loosening penalties but wrote in 1972 that he agreed with Cowan. “It seems, in fact, that Buckley has smoked grass himself—but only on his sailboat, outside the three-mile limit,” TIME noted. “His verdict: ‘To tell the truth, marijuana didn’t do a thing for me.'”


With marijuana legalization, green rush is on in D.C.

Category: Legalization | Posted on Thu, February, 26th 2015 by THCFinder
greenrush-coming-to-wa-dcAs Thursday dawns on the nation’s capital, marijuana will be a legal intoxicant, though Washington will not be Amsterdam, or even Denver. There will be no pot shops, no open-air smoking, but at least for the moment, the District — for once in its decades-long struggle for the right to govern itself — has gotten its way, and a green rush is on.
Despite a last-hours intervention by the Republican chairman of the House committee that handles D.C. affairs, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and D.C. Council members said Wednesday that they would not back down from implementing the will of the 70 percent of city voters who approved legalization in November.
Now, from private residences where Washingtonians may grow, possess and use small amounts of the drug to shops where budding entrepreneurs plan to sell accessories for cultivating marijuana plants, marijuana will quickly become a more overt part of the capital’s culture.
For advocates of legalization, the idea that weed can be legal in Washington is a breakthrough that will accelerate a similar embrace of the mind-altering plant in much of the nation. At least five states are moving toward legalization votes next year.
“What you’re seeing here is the end of marijuana prohibition, a change in attitudes and a real shift in law enforcement — a huge step forward in the national fight for legalization,” said Michael Collins, national policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance.
“The nation’s capital has an exaggerated impact,” said Keith Stroup, legal counsel at NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). “If Washington, D.C., can legalize marijuana and the sky doesn’t fall, things will get a lot easier in these other states.”
On the streets of the city, the big change actually took place in July, when the District decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, meaning that someone caught with a joint or two faced a ticket rather than an arrest, handcuffs and a trip to court.


White Fire OG Indica

Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, February, 26th 2015 by THCFinder


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White Fire OG - Indica

Widely regarded as the most potent of the OG strains, Fire OG Kush delivers some of the most frosted buds known to the medical marijuana community. Pristinely crossed with the original OG Kush strain and the F2 hybrid, San Fernando Valley OG Kush, Raskals OG has truly gifted the MMJ industry with one of the best medicinal strains around. These buds look like snow-covered mountains with dancing flames of wildfire sparsely strewn about the foliage.


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Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, February, 26th 2015 by THCFinder




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