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In Illinois, Marijuana Laws Struggle to Keep Up With Times

Category: News | Posted on Thu, July, 13th 2017 by THCFinder

In the fall of 2015, a woman named “Sage” — an alias she requested to protect her privacy — and another person were driving down Interstate 80. The duo was travelling east from Oregon: one of the eight states in the U.S. where recreational marijuana is legal. Autumn in the northwest U.S. is harvest season for cannabis. Sage, a licensed distributor of medical marijuana in her home state of Oregon, sat in the passenger seat. An overhead bin was attached to the vehicle.

While passing through Grundy County, Illinois, they were stopped by state police. The officer approached the vehicle, telling Sage and the unnamed driver they were pulled over for following a semi-truck in front of them too closely. While making the stop, the officer claimed to have smelled marijuana, authorizing a search of the car.

Read More:http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/07/11/illinois-marijuana-laws-struggle-keep-times


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Oregon Is Not Decriminalizing All Drugs, But It Should

Category: News | Posted on Thu, July, 13th 2017 by THCFinder

Although a number of reports have surfaced this week suggesting that Oregon is about to “decriminalize” the possession of drugs such as meth, cocaine and heroin, it appears the overall message behind these journalistic offerings has been misconstrued.

What is true is that the Oregon legislature recently passed a bill that aims to reduce the penalties associated with the small time possession of illegal substances. However, nothing in the language of the proposal (House Bill 2355) would give law enforcement the freedom to simply handle drug possession cases with in a manner consistent with decriminalization.

In fact, under the bill, not much would change for people caught holding drugs—they would still be arrested and entered into the criminal justice system the same as they always have been. The only benefit is that once their case goes before a judge, they could be given a less severe punishment than in times past.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/oregon-is-not-decriminalizing-all-drugs-but-it-should/


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Wed, July, 12th 2017 by THCFinder


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State Sets Tentative Timeline for Medical Pot System

Category: News | Posted on Wed, July, 12th 2017 by THCFinder

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State health officials have set a tentative timeline for establishing a medical marijuana industry in North Dakota.

The Health Department is asking those interested in being a manufacturer or a distributor to notify the agency by July 28. That will give officials a better idea about interest.

The department tentatively plans to accept actual applications in August and September. The agency would review them in October and make selections in early November.

Officials estimate it will take manufacturers about six months to set up facilities and grow the first crop of medical marijuana. If the timeline plays out, the drug would be available to patients next spring.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/state-sets-tentative-timeline-for-medical-pot-system/


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