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Uruguay To Sell Recreational Marijuana Tax Free

Category: Legalization | Posted on Mon, May, 26th 2014 by THCFinder
tax-free-mjUruguay recently became the first country to completely legalize cannabis, and has big plans to create a recreational marijuana industry. This has lead to numerous other countries considering following suit. I think after other countries see how well it works, it will speed up the process of reform around the world. Hopefully the United States gets on that bandwagon sooner than later at the federal level.
 
A lot of people in the media and in the international community were shocked to see Uruguay make such a bold move. But I think the most shock came from the United States cannabis industry when it became known that Uruguay would be selling cannabis at such a low price – less than one dollar per gram. That price is considerably lower than prices in stores in Colorado.
 
It appears that Uruguay will be making another bold move with their cannabis policy – selling legal recreational cannabis tax free. Per Reuters:
 
Uruguay will exempt marijuana production and sales from taxes in a bid to ensure prices remain low enough to undercut competition from black market pot smuggled in from Paraguay, according to consultants advising the government on a legalization plan.
 
“The principal objective is not tax collection. Everything has to be geared toward undercutting the black market,” said Felix Abadi, a contractor who is developing Uruguay’s marijuana tax structure. “So we have to make sure the price is low.”
 
Uruguay will auction up to six licenses to produce cannabis legally in the next weeks. The government is also considering growing marijuana on a plot of land controlled by the military to avoid illegal trafficking of the crop.
 
One of the biggest selling points in the United States to reform cannabis laws and allow the industry to operate is that it will generate a significant amount of tax revenue. It seems that Uruguay is not as concerned with generating tax revenue. I think legalization combined with extremely low prices will catapult Uruguay to the status of ‘most cannabis friendly destination’ once sales start rolling out. How Uruguay will deal with an influx of foreign travelers is yet to be seen, but I think added tourism is ‘problem’ every nation would love to have.
 
Laura Blanco, President of Uruguay’s Cannabis Studies Association will be on hand at our conference in September to give attendees a first-hand account from the country making international waves by regulating cannabis sales. Join us in Portland, Oregon, as we bring together entrepreneurs, activists and professionals from across the globe to provide an international cannabis conference like no other.
 

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Larry OG Cannabis

Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, May, 26th 2014 by THCFinder

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Larry OG - Indica

Larry OG Kush by the Cali Connection Marijuana Seedbank. Based mainly on genetics from the Californian Coast, USA. These guys marry the finest marijuana strains with their favorite OG Kush legendary strain. Larry OG Kush is no exception to this rule, using the fames Larry cutting and crossing with a F3 OG KUSH hybrid the boys have again produced some perfect pot seeds. Ideal for the ever growing, cannabis seed collectors market.


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Canada vending machines pop out marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Mon, May, 26th 2014 by THCFinder
machine-mjThe vending machines at a Vancouver storefront look ordinary -- but instead of spitting out gum or snacks, for a few coins they deliver medical marijuana.
 
For Can$4, the brightly lit "gumball" machine drops a plastic ball filled with the so-called "Cotton Candy" variety of the drug. The "Purple Kush" option costs Can$6.
 
But the really good stuff, said proprietor Chuck Varabioff, is "Pink Kush," available from another machine the size of a fridge that delivers a wide range of marijuana in plastic bags heat-sealed for hygiene.
 
His British Columbia Pain Society is one of about 400 pot stores -- which call themselves medical marijuana dispensaries -- in the western Canadian city.
 
They're all part of a booming medical marijuana industry that operates in a legal gray zone since a federal court ruling recently overturned Ottawa's latest attempt to regulate its distribution.
 
Under the new regulatory regime, as of April 1, some 30,000 home-based growing operations and distributors across Canada are to be replaced by fewer but larger commercial operations.
 
Many of the smaller growers and distributors, particularly in westernmost British Columbia province, however, refused to step aside.
 
The drug is illegal outside of the new regime, Vancouver police said in March, but it's not one of the force's top priorities, which are instead focused on violent and predatory drug traffickers, gangs and hard drugs including cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.
"Medical marijuana dispensaries operating today in Vancouver do not meet these criteria," the police warning said.
 
Official city policy -- and to a lesser degree British Columbia government policy -- tackles all illegal drugs as a health instead of a criminal issue.
 
The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes was effectively legalized in Canada in 1999, and its use has been expanded through a series of court challenges.
 
Calls are now growing to also decriminalize recreational marijuana use -- which Canada has prohibited since 1923.
 
 

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Superman OG Weed

Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, May, 23rd 2014 by THCFinder

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Superman OG -Indica

A very strong OG kush strain that contains a high amount of THC and CBD. An indica-dominant hybrid that will leave you feeling tired or somewhat euphoric. Great or insomnia and stress.


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Medical Marijuana for Neurologic Diseases

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, May, 23rd 2014 by THCFinder
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Dr. Wilner: Dr. Koppel, we just had a press conference during which you and Dr. Gary Gronseth summarized the findings of the new AAN systematic review of medical marijuana for selected neurologic disease.[1] What did you find?
 
Dr. Koppel: We found that certain forms of marijuana -- pills and oral spray, primarily -- were useful in treating some systems of multiple sclerosis, especially spasticity, pain, central pain and painful spasms, and overactive bladder. Medical marijuana was not found to help tremor in multiple sclerosis, nor did it reduce other bladder symptoms. There wasn't enough information to comment on whether smoked marijuana was useful. There were only 2 studies, and no conclusions could be reached from them.
 
Dr. Wilner: There has been a lot in the news about medical marijuana for epilepsy. What did you find in your review of the published research?
 
Dr. Koppel: Marijuana didn't reduce the number of seizures in the 2 very small, old studies that we looked at. The new information coming out on epilepsy is usually from patient support groups or patient testimonials, and these are not the kind of studies that we could use for this type of analysis. However, they do bring attention to the fact that more research needs to be done in that field.
 
Dr. Wilner: Some studies have begun, isn't that right?
 
Dr. Koppel: Yes. Various epilepsy centers are taking a look at the cannabinoid-enhanced oral spray.
 
Dr. Wilner: What about side effects?
 
Dr. Koppel: Side effects were present in all of the studies, and if they were mentioned in at least 2 studies, we brought special attention to them. They included such effects as you would expect: behavioral changes, fatigue, nausea, and weakness. There were some serious side effects such as suicidal thoughts and hallucinations, but these were rare. The other serious side effect was seizures, occurring in 2 patients with multiple sclerosis.
 
Dr. Wilner: Because many of these neurologic illnesses are chronic diseases, was any attention paid to adverse events from medical marijuana that might occur with chronic use?
 
Dr. Koppel: Most of the studies were fairly brief. A few long-term studies had higher dropout rates, but it turns out that some people dropped out because it wasn't working rather than because of side effects. These were carefully controlled in terms of how much tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabinoid content the formulations included, so we didn't see the kind of long-term cognitive effects that are being reported from recreational marijuana. This was a separate kind of study.
 
We found that dropout rates were higher in the treated groups than in the placebo groups, but in the long-term studies (one of which lasted a year), we are still talking approximately 12% dropout in the treatment group compared with 6% in the placebo group.
 
Dr. Wilner: Some patients with Parkinson disease have also tried medical marijuana. What did you find?
 
Dr. Koppel: The studies looked at the drug-induced dyskinesias that patients with late-stage Parkinson disease get from their levodopa. Marijuana didn't help that, but in terms of treating Parkinson disease itself, it hasn't been studied.
 

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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Tokers | Posted on Fri, May, 23rd 2014 by THCFinder

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