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Missouri Marijuana Legalization Bill Gets Hearing In House Of Reps

Category: Legalization | Posted on Wed, March, 12th 2014 by THCFinder
miss-legalizing-mjOn March 10, the House Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety held a hearing on H.B. 1659, which would legalize, tax, and regulate cannabis in a manner similar to alcohol.
 
The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Chris Kelly (D – Columbia), introduced the bill and explained how he came to support legalization during his time as a judge. He explained that when handled all the domestic violence cases in Boone County, he would often find that officers were not available to respond to those calls because they were dealing cannabis offenses. He said that in all his time as a judge, he handed down thousands of sentences for cannabis offenses but doubted that he deterred a single person from smoking a single joint.
 
Show-Me Cannabis Regulation Board Chair Dan Viets was up next, and he pointed out the hundreds of millions of dollars in law enforcement savings and new tax revenue that the state could realize if it passed this legislation and pointed out that use rates have not increased in states that have decreased penalties on cannabis possession.
 
Then, Brandy Johnson and Heidi Rayl grabbed everyone’s attention with their emotional testimony on the need for medical cannabis. Brandy and Heidi are both mothers of boys — Tres and Zayden, respectively — who suffer from extreme forms of epilepsy and experience dozens or even hundreds of seizures every day. Tres and Zayden are both prescribed to numerous, powerful pharmaceuticals to control their seizures, but a high-CBD strain of medical cannabis could likely treat those seizures far more effectively and with far fewer side effects. Unfortunately, it is illegal in Missouri.
 
Many other witnesses testified in favor of different aspects of the bill. Police chief Larry Kirk spoke on how prohibition wastes law enforcement resources; Dr. Gil Mobley explained to the committee that the science showing cannabis is medically efficacious is sound and that it is less dangerous than alcohol; Show-Me Cannabis Regulation board member Amber Langston told the committee about the benefits of industrial hemp; Daryl Bertrand described how medical cannabis saved his life, until a SWAT raid left him and his wife felons; Bonnie Green discussed the need for expungement and the disproportionate impact of arrests and incarceration on the African American community, which police sergeant Gary Wiegert reiterated; and Ken Wells concluded by discussing how he uses cannabis to help treat his seizures.
 
All told, there were ten witnesses in favor of the bill and five opposed, three of whom came from law enforcement. Despite the overwhelming show of support for the bill, many members of the committee indicated that they opposed full legalization.
 
However, even many conservative representatives endorsed the idea of medical cannabis in some form — an idea that the legislature would not even grant a hearing last year. I think the ground shifted on cannabis policy in the Missouri state legislature last night, and medical marijuana became the new middle ground.
 

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Diablo OG - Hybrid

Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, March, 12th 2014 by THCFinder

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Diablo OG - Hybrid

Diablo OG Lime green buds wrapped in thick, dark orange hairs with striking crystals. It has a very dank pine smell with a hint of lemon and a sweet and flowery OG taste. The instant effects are relaxing and pain relieving, a loosening of the muscles and a light numbing of the mind. A great appetite stimulant. Diablo has a THC content up to 20% with a short flowering time. Descended from Blueberry, Grapefruit and South African Sativa.


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Five Awesome Stoner Movies On Netflix

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, March, 12th 2014 by THCFinder
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Netflix is definitely the product of a pothead mind... I mean come on, instant movies and TV streaming? While it may seem like a convenient idea for everyone, stoners know that Netflix was made for them! Sometimes, finding good shows or movies to watch can be extremely tiring. With the thousands of choices and your high mind, picking something to watch can end up being an hour long process. But if you're looking for some stoner movies (I'm not saying that they're good movies... It all depends on your personal preference), here's a few that Netflix features that may make you laugh while you're hitting the bong.
 
1. Super High Me
I really liked this movie. I thought it was pretty funny. It's kind of a tough study to do and should be conducted with multiple people, seeing as how THC effects everyone differently. But even though the narrator was smoking weed for 30 days straight, he suffered no ill side effects except being a little bit slower at math.
 
2. Growing Op
This movie puts a spin on the parent-child-marijuana relationship, featuring a high school student who's parents are pot smoking hippies. But while his parents toke up, he just wants to be a normal kid, who ends up falling in love with his next door neighbor. She has super conservative parents and the main character must overcome the obstacle of dealing with life and weed.
 
3. AKA Tommy Chong
Detailing the hardships that Chong suffered while dealing with the DEA and legal issues, this documentary will definitely open your eyes as to how unfair the laws can be (if you seriously still have doubts, that is). Chong, a person with no prior convictions, was charged with selling water pipes on the internet, something that no one had been busted for prior.
 
4. How Weed Won The West
This documentary is great. With a heavy hate towards the drug war and the many failed policies on keeping drugs under wraps, How Weed Won The West is definitely a great stoner movie that you should see. It details how the plant's popularity spread across the western half of the US, showing the positive reinforcement from patients.
 
5. The Union
I'm not sure if this film is still available on Netflix but it was for a while and if you haven't seen it, you gotta get on that. The film shows how the marijuana industry effects those involved and around it, while asking the question everyone is thinking; is legal weed really what stoners want?

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Fire OG - (Hybrid)

Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, March, 11th 2014 by THCFinder

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Fire OG - Hybrid

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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Colorado gets $2 million from marijuana taxes

Category: News | Posted on Tue, March, 11th 2014 by THCFinder
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Colorado raked in about $2 million from taxes on recreational marijuana in January, the first month it was legal to sell non-medicinal pot in the state.
State officials say the numbers came in as expected.
 
On Jan. 1, Colorado became the first state to permit the sale of recreational marijuana to anyone age 21 or older. Cannabis purchases are limited to one ounce. It's the first place in the world where marijuana will be regulated from seed to sale.
Related: How a marijuana ad went up in smoke
 
Colorado places a 15% excise tax, a 10% special sales tax and a 2.9% sales tax on recreational marijuana, in addition to application and license fees. It imposes just a 2.9% sales tax, as well as application on license fees, on medical marijuana, which was legalized by voters in Colorado in 2000.
 
When combined with taxes and fees from medicinal marijuana, the state brought in a total of $3.5 million in January from pot sales.
 
The state also taxes alcohol, which brought in about $5.1 million in taxes in December, the most recent data available from the Colorado Department of Revenue.
 
A big chunk of the funds collected from marijuana taxes will be funneled to programs aimed at keeping kids way from pot. The governor has requested funds for the prevention of youth marijuana, for treatment of substance use, regulatory oversight, and law enforcement and public safety.  To top of page

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Breaking Buds ; )

Category: Glass | Posted on Tue, March, 11th 2014 by THCFinder

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