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Medical Merijuana, Pot Of Gold

Category: News | Posted on Wed, February, 16th 2011 by THCFinder

A statement that Globe Farmacy expects to charge $450 for an ounce of medical marijuana prompted one planning and zoning commission member to ask the obvious question. “Four- hundred-fifty dollars? That’s a lot of money,” said Palmer Lund. “It looks to me there will be no demand for medical marijuana.” At this time, there is no medical insurance program that will cover the cost of the product.

 

 

 

Dr. Mark Siegel, whose proposal for a medical marijuana dispensary and grow facility is expected to be approved in Globe, said the contrary is true based on experience in other states. “There are no facilities who can keep up with the demand,” Siegel said. He explained that Arizona is allowing 124 dispensaries in the state and some of those dispensaries will not have their own grow site. Although an ounce of marijuana costs approximately $75 to $100 in an illegal sale, Siegel said the product they will be selling is of a different quality.

“The stuff we are manufacturing is a different strain from what people are growing in their back yard,” he said. He added that people who will be purchasing medical marijuana are looking for its pain relieving qualities. “It makes all the difference in a person’s quality of life,” Siegel said. “We want to educate people that this is truly a medicine.” Even though the dispensary is required by state law to be a not-for-profit organization, the attorney general has ruled that medical marijuana is taxable. City manager Kane Graves said any tax collected will most likely be applied to Globe’s general fund.


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Vote for Miss High Times 2011 Does Shanon Hart have your vote?

Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, February, 15th 2011 by THCFinder

Shanon Hart/High Times Miss October and finalist for Miss High Times 2011 announced on 4/20/2011


Age: 25

location: California

country: US

occupation: Homemaker

 Help raise 1 million dollars to place the California Cannabis Hemp and Health Initiative on the 2012 ballot. The signature drive will begin November 2011 through April 2012! We will have 150 days to gather at least 700,000 signatures from registered California voters. Go towww.youthfederation.com and donate now!

The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.

I was born in Houston, Texas. I moved to Cali when I was a kid.I love to cook.Sour Diesel is my all time favorite strain. I love a good sativa.Cannabis has helped me through so much mentally, physically, spiritually. What's not to love about this sacred herb.Cannabis is a divine thing.I feel so blessed to live in California and have my 215.

Not everyone is that lucky though. That's why I am here.I want to spread the news "Cannabis is not evil!" It does a lot of good for people! It would be easier to answer why DON'T I use cannabis. No really there are so many reasons why. Just to name a few......my asthma,allergies, insomnia, and stress. I think it prevents cancer. I feel more connected to the earth, more spiritual and aware. It makes the trees greener, the flowers brighter, food taste better, and good music sound even better.What can I say I love cannabinoids!

"Herb Like Fruit, Keep You Healthy, Mind Clear"-Bob Marley

Go vote for Shanon on HighTimes.com if your digging this stunning candidate.

Please vote every 24 hours, just follow the link click on her pictures and rate them all a 10 : )http://misshightimes.com/users/sargehart74/


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How the Marijuana Legalization Debate Might Spread to Hawaii

Category: Legalization | Posted on Tue, February, 15th 2011 by THCFinder

BY RONALD FRASER – For the time being, Hawaiians can consider last November’s defeat of Proposition 19, a California ballot initiative to legalize and regulate the personal use of marijuana, as none of their business.  But as this debate spreads outward from California it will, sooner or later, reach Hawaii.

Having started the war on marijuana, the federal government is the enforcer of the status quo — even as opinion polls show the public’s desire for change.  So, it is up to the states, one-by-one, to replace failed drug war policies with something that makes sense.  To see how the future marijuana legalization debate might spread, let’s consider the work of professor Everett M. Rogers.

Based on hundreds of case studies, Rogers says the launch of a new idea requires an adventuresome idea champion willing to deal with a lot of uncertainty.  A handful of “early adopters” will follow suit.  Then, after waiting and carefully watching what happens, the majority of the potential “late adopters” are likely to give the new idea a try.  A few “laggards,” might never adopt it.

Proposition 19 nearly passed in 2010 with 46% of the vote.  Let’s assume in 2012 a similar initiative wins 51% and California becomes the first state to legalize marijuana.

Shortly thereafter, if Rogers is right, states already familiar with marijuana policy issues — including Hawaii — will take a fresh look at marijuana legalization.

Hawaii citizens became familiar with marijuana issues during the debate leading up to approving the use of marijuana for medical purposes state wide, and prior to Hawaii County officially setting a low law enforcement priority on the possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use.

Other potential early adopters include Alaska and Nevada, where past attempts to legalize marijuana failed but medical marijuana laws have been adopted, and those states that have approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes: Arizona, Colorado, Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington State and the District of Columbia.   Legislatures in Connecticut, New Hampshire and Minnesota passed medical marijuana bills only to have them vetoed by the governors.

 

(Full story HERE)


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Bill Targets Certain Kinds of Medical Marijuana

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, February, 15th 2011 by THCFinder

A new bill that attempts to create more restrictions on the medical marijuana industry was released on Wednesday. The bill, House Bill 11-1250, was written to “prohibit marijuana-infused consumable food and beverage product manufacturing and sale.”

It has since been amended to only apply to ointments and tinctures, not food or beverage products. Ryan Hartman, owner of the Boulder Wellness Center, worries about the bill’s impact on his dispensary.

“It would definitely hurt business. My business focuses on people over 40, and most of them prefer food.” Hartman says. “Some 90 to 100 percent of cancer patients prefer food. If you have cancer from smoking, and the doctor recommends marijuana, you don’t want to consume it by smoking it.”

It’s one of the many restrictions he’s seen that attempts to control the market of medical marijuana products.

“A year ago I would’ve said I wasn’t worried about [the bill passing],” he says. “But, yeah, crazier bills have passed.”

The bill’s language claims the bill is necessary for “the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.”

The public hearing for HB 11-1250 has been set for March 1 before the House Judiciary Committee.

(Source)


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Will Sheriffs Babysit Your Marijuana? The Answer Is..

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, February, 15th 2011 by THCFinder

‚ÄčLast week we pondered whether San Francisco Sheriff's deputies will keep a watchful eye on your pot stash while you go about your business in city buildings. 

While those with medical marijuana cards are free to waltz into police headquarters, City Hall, or courthouses with their greenery untouched, it turns out recreational users of the herb will not be having much fun. 

SF Weekly had noticed a man leaving his marijuana with deputies at the Hall of Justice and claiming he'd be back in 15 minutes. While this certainly looked like a pot-check, we were told by the city employees on duty that he never returned. 

In fact, the department later noted that the unknown man pulled a variation of the trick every 18-year-old hoping to buy beer used when asked for ID. The old "I left it in the car" followed by a peel-out routine. The man in question told deputies he'd forgotten his medical marijuana card, left, and ran like hell. 

For what it's worth, this is the Sheriff's Department's policy on toting drugs into a building: 



No drugs are allowed in the building and those attempting to bring them in are subject to arrest. The only exception is for those individuals who are authorized to possess medical marijuana and have amounts which comply with their authorization.

It seems like there are no exceptions to "the only exception." Drag. 

(Source)


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Harmful Bath Salts Become New, Legal Substitute to Same, Old Weed

Category: Odd | Posted on Mon, February, 14th 2011 by THCFinder

Two months ago, the DEA ruled a 12-month emergency ban on synthetic cannabis chemicals being sold legally in convenience stores nationwide under the moniker, “Spice.” The emergence of Spice is a direct result of cannabis prohibition; nobody would buy fake weed if they could buy the real thing. Now that Spice has also been banned, another legal drug is popping up to fulfill the demand of drug consumers who are deprived of their natural birthright to the perfectly safe pleasure-chemicals provided by marijuana.

This time, instead of harsh herb clippings sprayed with synthetic cannabis, we have deadly bath salts on our hands. Sold once more in convenience stores throughout the USA under names like Vanilla Sky and Ivory Wave, these salts contain a synthetic stimulant called mephedrone. This is an amphetamine-class chemical that can be smoked, snorted, injected or simply mixed with water. Even mild users report that the hallucinations the drug induces are horrible, with psychosis a regularly re-occurring result.

Mark Ryan, director of the Louisiana Poison Center, has reported a case of mephedrone psychosis involving a man sealing himself inside his attic with a rifle and vowing to “kill the monsters before they kill me.” Another case Ryan has reported involves a bath salt user vowing to remove his own liver using a mechanical pencil as a surgical tool.

Now the DEA is considering enacting another 12-month ban on the amphetamine bath salts, just like it did with Spice, except this time I agree that the drug in question should be restricted. Health of the user and addiction potential are legitimate measures to go by when considering if a chemical should be restricted. These bath salts are clearly a health problem, and evidence suggests that these salty stimulants have massive potential for addiction, similar to other amphetamine drugs.

What the DEA refuses to realize is that the rise of methed-out bath salts is of its own doing. The only person who checks in to a rehabilitation clinic for marijuana is someone who was ordered to do so by a court of law, or a supremely lazy person. At no point in history has independent evidence suggested that marijuana induces permanent psychosis or is physiologically addicting. Both characteristics have been attributed to the meth salts.

(Source)


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