Ontario Considers Selling Legal Weed for $8 a Gram
In an effort to usurp the black market’s reign on the weed industry, Ontario is considering slashing their weed prices drastically.
A SHIFT IN PRICING
In order to eradicate illegal sales of cannabis, the government plans on establishing a competitive price for recreational weed, which could be as low as $8 a gram, according to Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa after a cabinet meeting Wednesday.
“It’s important for us to establish a price that’s not too high because we want to keep the illicit market under control and we want to eliminate that,” Sousa told reporters at the meeting, per his spokeswoman Jessica Martin. “But at the same time, we don’t want to price it too low that encourages greater use.”
What strain are you smoking on today?
Sen. Al Franken Adds Name to Marijuana Legislation
On Tuesday, Minnesota Senator Al Franken officially became the fifth person to sign on as a co-sponsor for a pro-cannabis legalization bill that would authorize marijuana growers and cultivators to be eligible for taxation. If passed, the measure would further legitimize the manufacture and sale of weed—and the very signing itself indicates Franken’s ever-growing platform on pot.
A NATURAL PROGRESSION
Previously, Franken’s stance on the issue was ambiguous at best—and uninformed at the least. On a Buzzfeed podcast last year, the former Saturday Night Live writer-turned-popular politician stated that he was “not the guy to ask” about cannabis legalization.
“I should know more,” Franken continued, “or it’s not important or somewhere in between.”
Half Baked - Thurgood Wears a Wire
It is widely believed and accepted that the famous G13 cannabis originated from the United States government (DEA, FBI, CIA), who allegedly ran a cannabis research institute in rural Mississippi in the 1960's and 70's. Reports were made that a "rebel" government worker stole a clone of a pure Afghani strain of cannabis and distributed it to various connections around the United States. This is mostly untrue however. What is known is that a man who went by the name of Sandy Weinstein had a connection at the government funded cannabis research facility conducted at the University of Mississippi. When a man by the name of Neville Schoenmakers one way or another convinced Mr. Weinstein to persuade his friend at the lab to obtain a strain of prime cannabis. It is said that there was a batch of pure Indica Afghani strains of marijuana. These strains were labeled G1 all the way to G23. The G13 strain that was obtained, cloned and distributed by Schoenmakers is said to have been of much higher quality than any of the other Afghanis.
77-year-old sentenced to 10 years for growing marijuana
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Two plainclothes detectives were driving a white unmarked pickup truck through a heavily forested road in Polk County on an overcast day in March 2012.
A woman had called the sheriff's office in December. Her identity had been stolen, she said, and new credit cards were being sent to an address in Polk County.
The detectives couldn't find the home in the rural area 45 miles north of Springfield, so instead they stopped at the next closest address — the home of Charles Frederick White.
The investigation into the identity theft was dropped. The investigation of one of the largest marijuana-growing operations in Polk County history had begun.
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