Chris Christie says he opposes bill to legalize marijuana in NJ
Category: Legalization | Posted on Thu, April, 10th 2014 by THCFinder
FAIRFIELD — Weeks after a state senator introduced a bill that would make the sale and possession of marijuana legal in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie emphasized today that he is opposed to any effort to legalize pot in the state.
"I'm not going to do that on my watch," the Republican governor told a crowd of about 500 people — including dozens of students — at Winston Churchill Elementary School. "I'm just not. I don't think it’s the right thing to do for our state."
Last month, state Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) introduced legislation that would regulate the growth, possession, and sale of recreational marijuana with an aim toward stemming the illegal drug market and provide new tax revenue.
"It's time to update our archaic drug laws and get real about the detrimental effects they are having on the lives of residents here in New Jersey," Scutari said at the time.
A Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll released today shows that nearly 60 percent of New Jersey adults say alcohol and tobacco pose a greater hazard than marijuana. Still, the poll also reveals that residents are split on whether to legalize pot, with about 48 percent in favor of making it lawful to buy a small amount and 47 percent opposed to it.
Christie — a possible candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination — has long said he is against legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana because it will send "the wrong message" to children.
Read more: http://www.nj.com
Concentrated Marijuana Under Review In Colorado
Category: News | Posted on Wed, April, 9th 2014 by THCFinder
DENVER (AP) – When people buy marijuana from a store in Colorado, the ounce they can walk out the door with is fairly easy to measure. Not so when the pot is in concentrated form, perhaps baked into a cookie or brownie.
The state could soon address that issue with a bill pending in the House.
“An ounce of concentrate is a significant amount – it’s probably close to about 10 times the amount that you would have in an ounce of the flowers,” said Democratic Rep. Jonathan Singer, who is co-sponsoring a bill that directs the state Department of Revenue to determine how much concentrated pot is equal to an ounce of leafy pot.
To put the difference between flower marijuana and concentrated pot in further context, Singer noted that “an ounce of concentrate would last most medical marijuana patients probably pretty close to a year.”
Colorado currently allows adults over 21 to possess an ounce of marijuana for recreational use, but the legalization amendment that voters approved in 2012 makes no distinction between leafy green pot flowers or highly concentrated hash oil used to make pot-infused edibles.
Washington state, the only other state with legal recreational pot, already has limits of less than an ounce for hash oil, 16 ounces of pot food, and 72 fluid ounces of weed drinks.
Colorado’s marijuana industry agrees there should be equivalency standards, and sent a letter a couple of weeks ago to the revenue department requesting as much. But Mike Elliott, executive director of the Marijuana Industry Group, said it will be a complicated process and that it’s unclear right now what the equivalency standards should be.
Read more: http://denver.cbslocal.com
How long would it take you to smoke all this WEED?
Category: Tokers | Posted on Wed, April, 9th 2014 by THCFinder
Missouri Rep Tells Marijuana Patient To "Get A Job And Get Off Dope"
Category: News | Posted on Wed, April, 9th 2014 by THCFinder
A Missouri State Representative named Bill Lant is a Republican who represents Missouri’s 159th District. It’s a small, rural district dominated, if you can call it that, by the little town of Anderson, population 1,998.
Aarden Gross is a 27-year-old constituent of Bill Lant’s, just 26 miles away in tinier unincorporated Rocky Comfort. Aarden is interested in having Missouri’s marijuana laws reformed and decided to email his state representative, Bill Lant, to express his feelings.
Aarden’s not a professional lobbyist or even an amateur activist. His writing skills aren’t the best and his emails are a bit long. But he is a citizen, a constituent of Bill Lant’s, and most important to this article, a patient suffering from a vascular disease for which medical marijuana would be helpful.
Aarden Gross and Bill Lant got into an email discussion where apparently Aarden told Rep. Lant about his medical need. ”I have reached out to you several times trying to get a conversation started,” Aarden wrote, “and the only words I have got from you out of half a dozen emails was ‘I will think about it’.” In that email, Aarden expressed how a CBD-only bill under consideration wouldn’t help most patients and wouldn’t help him. ”The only way to ensure all patients are getting the medicine they need,” Aarden continued, “is to completely legalize marijuana.” Aarden also asked Rep. Lant about his personal views on medical marijuana and what sources he uses to shape those views.
Rep. Lant responded:
Aarden, my District survey shows 89% disapproval. We will not have an opportunity this session to vote on a proposal as bill filing has closed, but I will send out another poll before next session. Thanks, Bill
Disturbed that Rep. Lant deferred to a survey rather than offering his own opinions, Aarden responded to Rep. Lant angrily, upset that Rep. Lant wouldn’t answer any of his questions. ”You need to have a conversation about Marijuana,” wrote Aarden, “It is a serious subject and with your obvious lack of willingness to even discuss the current situation I doubt you will be my representative for long.”
Now maybe Aarden showed a lack of respect and decorum in some of his writing. Maybe after nine or ten long emails about the same subject, Rep. Bill Lant too hastily hit “Send” late after a long night of legislating. But this response from an elected state official shows a disturbing lack of maturity and respect for the people he represents:
Tahoe OG (Indica)
Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, April, 9th 2014 by THCFinder
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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