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DEA Defies Congress, Seizes Hemp Seeds Bound For Legal Kentucky Crop

Category: News | Posted on Fri, May, 16th 2014 by THCFinder
dea-defies-congressThe ban on industrial hemp has long been the most glaringly senseless prohibition in America.  Nearly everybody knows that hemp is “marijuana’s sober cousin”, that smoking even a whole field of it couldn’t get a person high.  Yet hemp has been illegal since the Controlled Substances Act mandated its prohibition.  One must procure a permit from the Drug Enforcement Administration to plant hemp in America, and they’re not giving out any permits.
 
But that has changed.  This session, the US Congress, at the behest of Kentucky Senator and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, passed an amendment he wrote to the annual Farm Bill allowing for the cultivation of hemp for research in the US states that have passed hemp laws, like Kentucky and eleven others.
 
This led Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer to move forward on his promise to return hemp as a commercial crop for Kentucky farmers.  He announced that the state would be moving forward with the planting of 250 pounds of hemp seeds imported from Italy.  The planting ceremony was to take place this Friday with the organizations Vote Hemp and Growing Warriors, a veterans’ group that helps returning veterans assimilate upon return from war through teaching them agricultural skills.
 
Now that ceremony is on hold and farmers fear the delays could force them to miss the spring planting season.  The DEA seized the 250 pound hemp seed shipment, evoking furor from the Comer, who took his complaints to Senator McConnell and Kentucky’s other pro-hemp senator, Rand Paul.  The DEA seemed to relent late Tuesday night, saying they’d issue a permit.  Then they reneged on that promise, claiming that nothing in the passage of the Farm Bill amendment authorized theimportation of hemp seeds into America, so Kentucky must apply to the DEA for the usual hemp permit that DEA never gives out.
 
Ag Commissioner Comer has now sued the DEA, claiming that “unaccountable federal agencies” are exercising “arbitrary and capricious powers” to deny the fact that the “cultivation of industrial hemp… is lawful.”  Kentucky Ag officials refuse to apply for the permit, reasoning that doing so would force the state to admit hemp is a Schedule I drug.  The Friday planting ceremony has been postponed indefinitely, as Comer says he doesn’t want to “jeopardize this court ruling.”
 
This stall tactic by the DEA over industrial hemp is just the latest in a long series of insubordinate acts by DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart, who once called the flying of a hemp US flag over the Capitol her “lowest point in 33 years in the DEA.”  She has repeatedly condemned statements and moves by the Obama Administration toward saner marijuana policies, saying her boss’s policies make her DEA “fight harder than ever”.
 

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Sour OG (Hybrid)

Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, May, 16th 2014 by THCFinder

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Sour OG - Hybrid

Sour OG is a cross of Sour Diesel and OG Kush. A very nice weed to smoke, not overly powerful but provides a relaxing yet energetic high. Great for chilling with friends and laughing.


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Minnesota's Legislature OKs Medical Marijuana

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, May, 16th 2014 by THCFinder
minn-oks-medical-marijuanaMinnesota has approved the sale and use of medical marijuana and Gov. Mark Dayton has said he will sign the legislation.
 
The state is poised to become the 22nd to legalize the drug for medical purposes.
 
Minnesota Public Radio says, "Under the agreement, the state will authorize two medical cannabis manufacturers to set up operations in Minnesota and distribute the product in pill or liquid form to qualified patients at up to eight distribution centers by July 1, 2015."
 
However, smoking marijuana would still not be legal. Instead, patients would be allowed to vaporize "whole plant extracts," but not dried leaves, MPR says.
 
The Associated Press says the deal is "a major victory to severely ill children and adults whose emotional appeals for help propelled a major policy change that once appeared dead for the session."
 
The AP says: "Some patients lamented that the agreement doesn't allow them to use actual plant material - they instead can use the drug in oil, pill and vapor form - but others were overjoyed."

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Tahoe OG - Indica

Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, May, 15th 2014 by THCFinder

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Tahoe OG - Indica

A Indica-dominant hybrid with a dark green colored bud that%u2019s semi dense. A unique lemon smelling bud with a strong body high, great for stimulating the mind.


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Dr. Oz Backs Medical Marijuana, Says It's 'Hugely Beneficial'

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, May, 15th 2014 by THCFinder
dr-oz-mmj-supporterMedical marijuana just got another celebrity doctor's public support.
 
During an interview Monday with Dr. Mehmet Oz on "Larry King Live", King asked Oz if he'd changed his views on marijuana.
 
"I have," Oz responded, and went on to explain just how far he's come from his early beliefs about the plant. "I grew up like most of my generation believing that marijuana was something Satan was throwing at Americans, a communist plot. But I think most of us have come around to the believe that marijuana is hugely beneficial when used correctly for medicinal purposes," Oz said.
 
Oz joins the ranks of other TV medical experts who have come out in support of medical marijuana in recent years, including CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who recently "doubled down" on his support, and ABC News' chief health and medical editor Dr. Richard Besser.
 
A vast majority of Americans now believe that marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes. According to a recent CBS News poll, 86 percent of Americans think that doctors should be able to legally prescribe medical cannabis to patients suffering from serious illnesses.
 
Oz -- who in addition to hosting his own show is a cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and teaching professor at Columbia University -- stopped short of supporting recreational marijuana, citing use by children as a main concern.
 
"We pervert its use at times," Oz added. "I don't think it should be widely used, certainly by kids, because that creates a dependence that is unhealthy in any setting. But it absolutely should be widely available in America [for medical use]."
 
Currently, 21 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, but the drug remains illegal under federal law, classified as a Schedule I substance, which the federal government considers to be of "the most dangerous" variety "with no currently accepted medical use."
 

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Brings her own Weed? Keeper!

Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, May, 15th 2014 by THCFinder

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