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Jamaica, Long Opposed to Marijuana, Now Wants to Cash In on It

Category: News | Posted on Mon, October, 3rd 2016 by THCFinder

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Jamaica has long bemoaned its reputation as the land of ganja.

It has enforced draconian drug laws and spent millions on public education to stem its distinction as a pot mecca. But its role as a major supplier of illicit marijuana to the United States and its international image — led by the likes of Bob Marley, whose Rastafarian faith considers smoking up a religious act — have been too strong to overcome.

Now, its leaders smell something else: opportunity.

Read More:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/02/world/americas/jamaica-marijuana.html


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10 Medical Marijuana Industry Facts

Category: Videos | Posted on Mon, October, 3rd 2016 by THCFinder


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Surplus Cannabis Taxes to be Used to Combat School Bullying

Category: News | Posted on Mon, October, 3rd 2016 by THCFinder

Colorado has a surplus of cannabis tax revenue that totals around $65 million. Due to the passage of Proposition BB last year, the state gets to keep these taxes and decide how they’re used. The Colorado Department of Revenue has announced that roughly $3 million of this will be used for bullying prevention programs in public schools.

The funding will be used to distribute 50 bullying prevention grants to schools across the state for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Each school will receive a grant of up to $40,000 per year.

“It’s a lot of money,” Dr. Adam Collins, bullying prevention and education grant coordinator for the CDE, told Denver7. “It’s a great opportunity for schools to apply and make sure the social and emotional wellness of their students is taken care of.”

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/surplus-cannabis-taxes-used-combat-school-bullying/


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Election 2016: Can Marijuana Sweep in All Nine States?

Category: News | Posted on Mon, October, 3rd 2016 by THCFinder

Marijuana prohibition in the United States could be dealt a major blow in November, with five states voting on legalizing the adult recreational use of cannabis.

If current polling trends are any indication, voters in all five states — Arizona, California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada — are likely to approve their respective legalization measures. that would double the number of jurisdictions in the United States that have ended prohibition.  

Voters in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington have all approved measures to legalize, tax and regulate adult cannabis sales, while voters in the District of Columbia have passed a law that allows adults to grow and possess (but not purchase) marijuana.  

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/election-2016-can-marijuana-sweep-in-all-nine-states/


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