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DC City Council Wants to Decriminalize Marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Fri, September, 6th 2013 by THCFinder
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The city council in Washington, DC is considering a bill, cosponsored by a majority of the council, that would decriminalize the possession of marijuana up to an ounce, making it a “civil offense” resulting in a fine, according to the local NBC affiliate. The primary sponsor of the bill, Tommy Wells, says the bill is a matter of “social justice,” and that he’s not concerned with the legal status of marijuana insomuch as he’s concerned about the 6,000 people, predominantly African-American, that are arrested for “using small amounts of marijuana.”
 
Activists are pressing for full legalization, pointing out that decriminalization will just cause the black market to expand even more, since everything that makes the possession of a small amount of marijuana possible remains illegal. But Councilman Wells says he doesn’t “believe growing marijuana in your home is really an issue of social justice… I’m not sure that our city is ready to do that.” Wells is right, growing marijuana in your own home is not a “social justice” issue. It’s an issue of rights and freedoms.
 
Read more: http://reason.com

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Kryptonite Medical Marijuana

Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, September, 6th 2013 by THCFinder

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21 marijuana stores planned for Seattle, 1,000-foot rule changed

Category: News | Posted on Fri, September, 6th 2013 by THCFinder
21-stores-planned-for-seattleThe numbers are in: Seattle is planned to have 21 legal marijuana retail locations starting in 2014. 40 additional stores could dot King County, and there will be 334 legal pot retail locations allowed statewide. The numbers were announced Wednesday after the Washington State Liquor Control Board passed its final proposed rules on the legal pot industry. Insiders expect the new stores to be open by June 2014.
 
While it’s still not clear how many pot stores Capitol Hill will have and where they’ll be located, some changes in the proposals make it even more likely that pot entrepreneurs will find a home in the neighborhood. Responding to complaints that the planned 1,000-foot “as the crow flies” buffer around schools and parks is too restrictive, the board has proposed a change in the way marijuana-free zone will be measured. The new measurement will allow the permitted 1,000 feet along a “common path” between parks and schools instead of a hard-fast marijuana-restricted circle. The change could allow an area like Broadway to be in the mix for possible pot stores. The liquor board also decided that 1,000 foot buffers between pot shops and schools and parks would be determined by a common path of travel and not as the crow flies.
 
Looking back at pre-privatization liquor store locations may also provide clues. The density of retail pot locations will roughly resemble the density of state-run and contract liquor stores prior to I-1183, according to WSLB spokesperson Brian Smith. Capitol Hill had two liquor store locations in 2012.
 

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Jamaican Pearl

Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, September, 5th 2013 by THCFinder

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Pro-marijuana ad posted outside NFL opener

Category: News | Posted on Thu, September, 5th 2013 by THCFinder
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Thursday's NFL season opener just got hit with an end-around PR play from a harsh critic that's ultra-savvy at garnering media attention.
 
The Marijuana Policy Project announced Wednesday that it has posted a giant billboard advertisement — within eye-shot of Denver's Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium — that warns the National Football League: "Stop Driving Players to Drink."
 
The 48 X 14 foot billboard, which shows a football leaning against a foaming beer glass, advises: "A safer choice is now legal here." Colorado, after all, is one of two states (along with Washington state) that have recently legalized marijuana use by adults 21 and over.
 
"NFL players are being told that they can go out and get completely drunk, but face no punishment from the league," says Mason Tvert, a spokesman for the Marijuana Policy project. "But if a player gets caught using marijuana, they could be fined hundreds of thousands of dollars, forced to sit out games and deemed a troublemaker."
 

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Alcoholics vs. Stoners

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, September, 5th 2013 by THCFinder

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