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Gary Johnson Announces Bid for Presidency, Says Marijuana Advocates Do Not Equal Political Benefits

Category: Politics | Posted on Thu, January, 7th 2016 by THCFinder

With a belief that marijuana should be made legal at the federal level, Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico who became the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee back in 2012, has made the decision to resign from his position as CEO with a major medical marijuana corporation in an effort to make another bid for the White House in 2016.

It was during an appearance on Fox Business earlier this week when Johnson, who is now 63-years-old, told host Neil Cavuto that he was once again seeking the nomination from the Libertarian Party. Just days before, it was revealed in a press release that Johnson was stepping down as the top dog at Cannabis Sativa, Inc to pursue “political opportunities.”

Some of the latest financial data reveals the company’s stocks have been sinking since March 2015, which may have had some influence on Johnson’s decision to jump ship and get back into politics. 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/gary-johnson-announces-bid-presidency-says-marijuana-advocates-do-not-equal-political-benefits


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Dazed & Confused - Smoking Weed

Category: Videos | Posted on Thu, January, 7th 2016 by THCFinder


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Vermont Governor Expresses Support For Marijuana Legalization In State Of The State Address

Category: News | Posted on Thu, January, 7th 2016 by THCFinder

vermont marijuana decriminalizationToday Vermont’s Governor Peter Shumlin delivered his State of the State address. A significant portion of it involved marijuana legalization. Governor Shumlin came out with strong statements in support of marijuana legalization. 2016 is going to be a big year for marijuana legalization, and Vermont is considered by many to be one of the most likely states to legalize marijuana via legislative action, which has yet to happen in America. Below is what Peter Shumlin said today, via activist Matt Simon’s Facebook page:

“The outdated War on Drugs has also failed, and there is no greater example than our nation’s marijuana laws. That’s why Vermont took steps to change our criminal penalties and to institute a well-regulated medical marijuana system that now serves 2,400 Vermonters. This careful approach shows thatwe know how to regulate marijuana thoughtfully and cautiously, avoiding the pitfalls that have caused other states to stumble where Vermont succeeded.

But the black market of drug dealers selling marijuana for recreational use is alive and well, serving over 80,000 Vermonters who reported using marijuana last year. These illegal dealers couldn’t care less how young their customers are or what’s in the product they sell, or what illegal drugs you buy from their stash, much less whether they pay taxes on their earnings. That’s why I will work with you to craft the right bill that thoughtfully and carefully eliminates the era of prohibition that is currently failing us so miserably.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/vermont-governor-support-marijuana-legalization-state-of-state-address/


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Canada and Mexico Must Prove Case With United Nations Before Legalizing Marijuana

Category: Legalization | Posted on Thu, January, 7th 2016 by THCFinder

Before Canada, Mexico or any other country can legalize marijuana across their respective nation, governments must first show the United Nations General Assembly later this year how they plan to make it happen while remaining in compliance with several international drug treaties.

A briefing memo sent to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, which was obtained by The Canadian Press, suggests that the northern nation will have to divulge a plan to legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana without violating three treaties, all of which make the possession and manufacture of the cannabis plant for recreational purposes illegal worldwide. 

"As part of examining legalization of cannabis possession and production, Canada will need to explore how to inform the international community and will have to take the steps needed to adjust its obligations under these conventions,” the memo reads

Not only will Canada’s sales pitch be required when the United Nation’s General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem meets in April, but the brief indicates that Trudeau’s legalization concept will need to be strong enough to essentially convince the world that this reform is a move in a responsible direction.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/canada-and-mexico-must-prove-case-united-nations-legalizing-marijuana


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