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What To Do If Confronted By Police

Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, December, 16th 2014 by THCFinder
what-to-do-if-confronted-by-policeSay that you’re hanging out somewhere, like a hiking trail or in your car, and you happen to have weed on you. Not necessarily smoking it but you definitely have enough on you that you could get in trouble for it. With marijuana arrests accounting for half of all drug arrested (with 88% being simple possession), it’s super important to know what to do when you’re confronted with a police officer and you happen to have bud on you. There are four common ways that the police can trick you in to incriminating yourself when it comes to marijuana possession. 
 
 
Something that’s really important to remember is how you appear as well. Even though the police are supposed to treat all citizens the same, there are clear statistics that prove otherwise. Mostly, police will treat people differently on race. According to a study done at ACLU, African Americans are almost four times as likely as white to be arrested for marijuana possession. Other reports have found that law enforcement officers kill at least one African American every 28 hours. Additionally, police look down upon people who have body modifications, car modifications, or seem to have a sour attitude when confronted.
 
 
Never give an officer reasonable suspicion by talking too much. If you start to ramble, the police will tend to take more interest in you. Rambling is a sign of lying. If you begin to stutter and stumble over your words in the middle of a rant about where you’re going, who you’re going to see, and where you’re coming from, the police can decide to search you, find your weed, and arrest you. The best way to avoid such a situation? If you are stopped by an officer, simply ask “Officer, are you detaining me or am I free to go?” Most of the time, if you have done nothing worthy of arrest, the officer will let you go. If they continue to badger you, simply repeat the question in an even tone of voice until the officer lets up. On the chance that the officer says you’re under arrest, tell them that you are going to remain silent and that you would like to see your lawyer. Never run from the police or trash talk a cop. They will absolutely use that against you.
 
 
Don’t give the cops consent to search your person. You can say no to a search. “The most powerful trick police use to make marijuana arrests on the street is to ask citizens to empty their pockets. Of course, this ‘ask’ generally sounds like a command when the police shout, ‘What’s in your pockets? What you got?’”, Says Flex Your Rights, a company dedicated to letting people know their rights. Most people will automatically comply to this demand regardless of what they have on them, simply because they’re intimidated or confused. “Unless police feel a hard item during a pat down, they are not legally allowed to reach in to your pockets.” The right to refuse a search is in the Fourth Amendment, guarding against unreasonable searches and seizures by the state. “If the police say that they have a search warrant, ask to see it. If they don’t, say ‘I do not consent to this search’,” advises New York City Civil Liberties Union website. There is a chance that an officer may still search you illegally and you can protect that right if you go to court.
 
 
Same goes for your car. The police cannot search your vehicle without your consent or a warrant. They can order you to get out of the car, which you should do so. But they cannot search the vehicle. Police may make false threats about what might happen if you don’t let them search but don’t believe them. “Beware that police can legally lie to you, so never let false threats or promises trick you in to waving your rights,” says Judge William Murphy, a civil liberties advocate. If the cop has no reasonable suspicion and no warrant, ask them if you are free to go. If the officer gets violent in this situation, be sure to keep calm and assert that you are lawfully guaranteed the right to refuse an unlawful search.
 
 
Without a warrant, you don’t even have to open your door to talk to the police. No matter how many times they knock, you can just leave them out there. Just tell them no. Seeing as how you wouldn’t let a stranger in to your home, you shouldn’t let the cops in. You don’t know them. It’s your right. The most common way cops can get you to allow a search is say that they smell marijuana. In this case, you can only say one thing. “Officer, I have nothing to hide but I do not consent to any searches.” If the cops continue to search and find something, you’re definitely going to need a lawyer. In this case, it’s your word against theirs when it comes to the smell of cannabis and the best thing that you can do is to stay calm. 

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Chem Dawg (Indica)

Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, December, 16th 2014 by THCFinder

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Chem Dawg - Indica

The famed Chem Dawg, aka Chemdawg, is one of the most potent Marijuana strains in existence. Originating in mystery and legend, Chem Dawg was supposedly found as a seed in a bag of high-quality bud bought by the strains%u2019 namesake, who is now breeding various new varieties with these genetics. Chem Dawg is powerful medicine, with a strong smell of pine-sol and jet fuel, and a very strong high %u2013 which can be too strong and anxiety-producing for less-experienced smokers. As the progenitor of many Kush and Diesel varieties, Chem Dawg is a proud parent of many currently popular marijuana strains.


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Wouldn't this be an Amazing Toke Spot?

Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, December, 16th 2014 by THCFinder

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Michigan In The Top Five Medical Marijuana States

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, December, 16th 2014 by THCFinder
mi-top-5-mmj-statesA new graphic from the Marijuana Business Daily illustrates the nation’s top five medical marijuana states, as measured by public participation.
 
Created by Jennifer Mann, the graph compares states based on the number of people enrolled per one thousand residents of the state. Colorado leads all states in terms of public participation with 22.3 patients per 1,000 residents.
 
California, the nation’s oldest medical marijuana program, ranks second with  19.30, followed by Oregon (17.9) and Washington State (16.5). Michigan ranked fifth with 12.3 medical marijuana patients per 1,000 residents.
 
The US has 23 states with medical marijuana programs, not all of which are in effect yet. The Marijuana Business Daily chart considered only those states with medical marijuana programs in operation for more than one year. The national average for participation in all states qualifying for the chart was 10 patients per 1,000 residents.
 
The participation level in the Great Lakes State may be lower than anticipated, considering the maturity of the program and the size of the state. Michigan’s medical marijuana program was instituted via public vote in 2008 and the state is 9th in population nationally.
 

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Banana OG (Hybrid) Strain

Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, December, 16th 2014 by THCFinder

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Banana OG - Hybrid

A cross of OG and Banana, this Indica Dominant strain has an earthy, fruity bouquet and great for pain relief with sedation. Banana OG is a High CBD strain with heavy medical effects. This strain is an excellent treatment for Insomnia, Chronic pain, Muscle Spasms, Digestive Disorders, ADHD, MS and Anxiety. Some of the effects experienced include heavy Body Relaxation and Sedation.


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Will DC Get Legal Cannabis?

Category: Legalization | Posted on Tue, December, 16th 2014 by THCFinder
will-dc-get-legal-cannabisEven though citizens of Washington DC voted to legalize small amounts of cannabis for personal use in November, Congress may be putting it’s foot down in spite of the results. Initiative 71 passed with 70% of voters approving the measure. But even though the people have spoken in favor of legalizing the plant, Congress is expected to pass a funding bill that they will likely vote on later this week. Considering that Initiative 71 was hoped to end racial discrimination due to biased laws, people of Washington DC are enraged at this bypass of Democracy.
 
 
Michael Collins, the Policy Manager at Drug Policy Alliance’s Office of National Affairs stated, “Democratic leadership made it clear they would stand with voters on this crucial racial justice issue and push back against Republican opposition to the DC law. Democrats have always made claims of supporting DC home rule now is their chance to stands with 70% of voters in the District who voted for marijuana reform.”
 
 
A study done in 2013 by ACLU showed that African Americans were eight times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession as compared to whites, despite marijuana use rates being the same regardless of race. With such a ridiculous difference between arrests, civil rights and other advocacy groups have signed on to an open letter, encouraging the Democratic leadership to protect the votes of DC citizens. “As you conclude negotiations over the FY15 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill, we urge you to reject all efforts to include undemocratic restrictions on DC rights,” the letter said.
 
 
It’s sad that the voters stand to possibly lose their efforts to vote in such a sad attempt to thwart cannabis progress in the nation’s capitol. People all over the country support marijuana more than ever and advocates were really hoping for a smooth legalization process in DC. But of course, there always seems to be someone (in this case, Hal Roger, a Republican from Kentucky, and the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee and Andy Harris, a Republican from Maryland, who sponsored the amendment) who wants to cause problems and are attempting to undermine the voters choices.

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