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Category: Tokers | Posted on Fri, June, 27th 2014 by THCFinder

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Republicans Vote To Block D.C.'s New Marijuana Decriminalization Law

Category: News | Posted on Fri, June, 27th 2014 by THCFinder
republicans-vote-to-block-mj-decrimWashington, D.C. – Yesterday the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment by Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) prohibiting the District of Columbia from spending any of its locally-raised revenues to carry out any law, rule or regulation to legalize or otherwise reduce criminal penalties for marijuana. The amendment is directed at a recent law the District of Columbia passed replacing jail time for possessing small amounts of marijuana for personal use with a small fine.
 
“It is outrageous that members of Congress are trying to overturn a locally-enacted law that has the overwhelming support of D.C. voters and the D.C. Council,” said Bill Piper, director of national affairs with the Drug Policy Alliance.  “That Rep. Harris is picking on a majority black district and no other jurisdiction with marijuana decriminalization is very telling. His own state has decriminalized marijuana but he’s not interfering with it.”
 
In 2013, a study released by the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation’s Capital found that blacks are eight times as likely to be arrested for marijuana possession in D.C. than non-blacks. In fact, in 2010, blacks constituted 91 percent of all marijuana arrests in D.C – despite the fact that data show whites and blacks use marijuana at similar rates.
 
The “Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014″ eliminates the threat of arrest for possessing marijuana and ensure that people are no longer saddled with life-long convictions that make it difficult to obtain employment and housing. Instead of arresting people, the bill would impose a $25 civil fine for possession as well as forfeiture of the marijuana and any paraphernalia used to consume or carry it.
 
This new law is viewed by D.C. lawmakers and advocates as a model for other jurisdictions looking to reduce racial disparities in the criminal justice system. By setting a $25 fine, which is the lowest civil fine for possession among eighteen states that have decriminalized small amounts of marijuana, D.C. lawmakers cited the need to be responsive to social factors such as homelessness in the District and high rates of poverty in D.C. Wards that have seen the greatest number of marijuana arrests.
 
The D.C. law takes effect in a few weeks. The amendment passed by Committee Republicans wouldn’t take effect until later this year, assuming it passes the House and Senate and is signed by the president. Should this Republican-led amendment take effect later this year, it may interrupt enforcement by D.C. police officers of the civil fine and marijuana seizure provisions of the law.
 
“D.C. lawmakers recently decriminalized marijuana possession because the people of the District of Columbia demanded an end to the disproportionate arrest of African Americans for small amounts of marijuana,” said Dr. Malik Burnett, D.C. policy manager with the Drug Policy Alliance. “Any effort by Congress that would block D.C.’s efforts to reform its marijuana laws denies the people of the Nation’s Capital the democratic right to pursue racial and social justice.”
 

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Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, June, 27th 2014 by THCFinder

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Colorado Plate Profiling

Category: News | Posted on Fri, June, 27th 2014 by THCFinder
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Colorado has legalized weed and everybody knows it. Not like they're keeping it a secret, right? While everything seems to be going very well there, things change once one crosses the borders in to other states... More specifically the illegal states, where marijuana use still isn't tolerated. Simply because of the license plate on your car, cops find any excuse to pull Colorado residents over. And for one man who took a trip to Idaho earlier this year, this exact situation arose and became a huge issue of what the man's attorney calls "license plate profiling". First of all, all cops should be aware that just because the car is from Colorado doesn't mean the driver smokes weed... Not everyone in the state is blazing now that the law says it's okay. The police in Idaho weren't thinking that when they pulled over Darien Roseen and not only unlawfully detained him but searched his vehicle for cannabis simply on the fact that Roseen had Colorado plates on his car.
 
The search was conducted over a year ago, January 25th, 2013 when Roseen (age 69) was on his way from his daughter's baby shower in Washington state to his other home located in Pagosa Springs. The lawsuit was filed earlier this year, against the police in Payette County, Idaho. Roseen's attorney said that his client was detained for hours while the cops dug through his Honda Ridgeline for the culprit of an apparent pot smell. Don't forget that at this time, cannabis was still not fully legal in Colorado but just allowed for medical patients. The laws had recently passed in those states but the recreational cannabis wouldn't be available for another year (effective Jan 2014).
 
Roseen was pulling off to use a rest stop around 11:40am off of I-84 when he passed a state trooper parked in the median. The trooper, Justin Klitch, followed Roseen to the parking lot and turned on the flashing lights, parked behind the truck, and walked up to the side of Roseen's truck. When questioned as to the nature of the flashing lights, Klitch reportedly didn't give the man a reason but eventually said that there had been no signal light used when Roseen pulled off in to the rest stop and that he had also hit two curbs when pulling in to the stop. Roseen insisted that he has used the signal and could not distinguish where the curbs were under the snow, not to mention he was distracted when the officer turned on the lights behind him.
 
Klitch refused to believe that Roseen was getting off the highway to use the restroom and instead, insisted that he had been attempting to avoid the state police. Klitch then questioned the driver on why his eyes were glassy and began to accuse him of transporting something "that he should not have in his vehicle". Roseen admitted that he had prescription medication from a doctor but no weed. However, Klitch kept pushing, asking the man "When is the last time you used marijuana?" Again and again, Roseen said that he didn't have any weed and had never even smoked. After being asked three times to search the vehicle, Roseen opened up a few places in the vehicle so he could "get back on the road faster". But the officer continued to say that he smelled the plant and used that as probable cause to search the vehicle, holding Roseen in the back of his cruiser, transporting him to the sheriff's office, and searching the Honda. Once at the station, Roseen was told that he could leave but couldn't have his car because they hadn't finished searching it. He was also given a citation for careless driving. There were at least eight officers that searched the vehicle from top to bottom and guess what? No illegal substances were found.
 
Plate profiling is something that Colorado residents really need to think about before leaving their state. As soon as you cross those borders, you're immediately in trouble if you're transporting marijuana. If you are a Colorado (or Washington) resident, please remember this when venturing out of your state. Do not carry marijuana with you in illegal states if you have certain license plates. Other cases have come forward to the same Boise law firm that handled Roseen's lawsuit, complaining of similar treatment at the hands of officers. Don't think for a second that it couldn't happen to you. Please be safe (and smart) when traveling!

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How To Grow Northern Lights Marijuana Indoors

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, June, 26th 2014 by THCFinder

Marijuana as a substance is a well-known entity, but, perhaps the most well-known subset of marijuana is Northern Lights. It is one of the most common strains you’ll find and has won a variety of different awards for its taste and overall superiority. Northern Lights is also commonly used in a number of different crosses to make unique varieties.

Still, many people hearken back to it because it provides some of the best highs on the books. The best way to achieve those highs, of course, is to grow the plant yourself with some Northern Lights marijuana seeds. Download my free marijuana grow bible for more tips about growing marijuana plants.

Northern Lights Smoking Effects

Again, Northern Lights is very well-known for the high it produces in its users. It is a very deep, relaxing body buzz that lasts for a considerably long time. It is a strain that seems wholly geared toward making you lazy and euphoric and it achieves that goal almost every time. The comfort levels that you attain while smoking Northern Lights are second-to-none, and it gets you into a soothing state of deep relaxation. If you’ve ever smoked weed before, then it’s more than likely that you’ve smoked a strain that has some Northern Lights genes in it.

Northern Lights Plant Features

Northern Lights is often broad-leafed with a deep green color that reveals its indica characteristics. It’s a rather short strain so you don’t really have to worry about space in your grow room. Still, some plants have been known to get between 40 and 60 inches in height. Breeders have spent a lot of time perfecting Northern Lights, so there’s a quick turnaround rate. The plant will flower in about 9 to 10 weeks. The level of THC peaks at around 18%, and you can expect yields of about 18 ounces per 10 square feet. With Northern Lights marijuana seeds, there are also feminized and autoflowering varieties to choose from. When the plants do flower, you can expect some highly resinous clusters of flowers.

Northern Lights Medicinal Uses

Because Northern Lights is so popular, it has been used by a lot of medical researchers to discern the medicinal value of marijuana. Northern Lights has proven effective for treating insomnia and anxiety because of the dense, calming nature of the strain. The research has also shown Northern Lights to be effective at combating spinal nerve diseases like radiculopathy. These are just a few of the many benefits that Northern Lights has to offer.

Source: http://www.theweedblog.com


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Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, June, 26th 2014 by THCFinder

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