Medical Marijuana Reduces Traffic Deaths
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, January, 19th 2012 by THCFinder
Legalizing marijuana for medical purposes can mean fewer drunk drivers on the road, and fewer traffic deaths, according to a new study.
Researchers from universities in Colorado, Oregon and Montana reviewed accident statistics from 1990 to 2009, including those states that had adopted medicinal marijuana laws and those that hadn't. To date, 16 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana.
States where marijuana can be purchased legally with a prescription experienced 9% fewer traffic fatalities, "most likely as a result of its impact on alcohol consumption by young adults," the researchers wrote in their report. They cite data from the Beer Institute that beer sales fall after medical marijuana laws take effect.
In other words, medical marijuana is allowing some young people easier opportunities to get high instead of drunk, thus lowering the risk of DUIs and accidents, supporters of legalization contend. The researchers posit several explanations for the reduced death rate. For one thing, driver simulation tests show that drivers under the influence of alcohol have less control than those under the influence of marijuana. Also, because marijuana is more likely to be smoked in private, whereas alcohol is consumed in bars and restaurants, marijuana users are more likely to choose a designated driver.
Dope trick of the week!
Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, January, 19th 2012 by THCFinder
Bengals receiver Jerome Simpson indicted on felony marijuana charge
Category: News | Posted on Thu, January, 19th 2012 by THCFinder
COVINGTON, Ky. - Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson is facing a criminal charge four months after a package of marijuana was allegedly delivered to his Northern Kentucky home.
A Kenton County grand jury on Thursday indicted Simpson on one felony count of trafficking marijuana. The charge carries a prison sentence between one and five years. However, since he does not have a criminal record, Simpson could be eligible for diversion, according to the prosecutor's office.
Simpson has been under investigation after 2.5 pounds of marijuana was allegedly delivered to his home in Crestview Hills on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Authorities say Simpson's girlfriend signed for the package, which originated in Eureka, California.
The package was part of the so-called Emerald Triangle, the state's vaunted pot-growing region, and was discovered by a drug-sniffing dog in Sacramento, according to California Department of Justice spokesperson Michelle Gregory. The address label bore the name of Jason Snider, but Gregory said it's not unusual for people to use false names when sending illegal drugs through the mail.
The agents then alerted law enforcement in Kentucky who intercepted the package and monitored its delivery. Barb Schempf, a spokeswoman for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, confirmed that airport police participated in the controlled delivery, but declined further comment.
A search of Simpson's home also turned up 6 more pounds of marijuana, smoking pipes and scales, authorities said. The North Carolina native was not arrested.
"We don't believe it (the package) was for personal use," said Gregory. "We believe there's some sort of distribution or sales out of his home."
Medical marijuana collective raided by feds
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Thu, January, 19th 2012 by THCFinder
Looks like the crackdowns continues as another collective has been raided in Murrieta.
Federal agents searched a medical marijuana collective near Murrieta on Wednesday as part of an ongoing crackdown on such facilities and two people were arrested, authorities said.
Agents searched the Disabled American Veterans Collective, which occupies several suites in a business complex at 38372 Innovation Court in French Valley, said U.S. attorney’s office spokesman Thom Mrozek. They also searched the Temecula home of the collective’s owner, Kevin O. Freeman.
Jail records show Freeman, 38, and Shelly Lee Walker, 28, of Murrieta, were arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale at the Innovation Court address by Riverside County sheriff’s investigators. They were booked into the Southwest Detention Center.
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Category: Tokers | Posted on Wed, January, 18th 2012 by THCFinder
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