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Pot Reforms Flood State Legislatures

Category: News | Posted on Tue, January, 17th 2017 by THCFinder

In a race to nail down legalization before the unspeakable happens, legislators in more than a dozen states have introduced measures to loosen laws restricting access to or criminalizing marijuana.

Advocates who support legal medical and recreational weed, which is now up to 60 percent in the U.S., seem to feel the urge to express their support to their corresponding officials and beyond.

The patchwork of various measures, laws, rules and restrictions that govern legal marijuana in 28 states could be propelling the urge for some type of continuity and consolidation, as we come ever closer to having an attorney general who has said “good people don’t smoke marijuana.”

Several states are taking early steps toward decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, reported the Hill.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/pot-reforms-flood-state-legislatures/


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Georgia Forms Medical Cannabis Committee, Cultivation Bill Filed

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, January, 17th 2017 by THCFinder

Georgia House Speaker David Ralson (R-Blue Ridge) has announced the formation of a study group that is designed to find the best way to connect patients with cannabis based medicines. The committee will begin work this legislation session.

“I think the naming of this committee just reinforces that this is a real priority for the House, a real priority for Speaker Ralston. And I think that’s a good thing for a lot of Georgia citizens who could potentially benefit,” says Representative Allen Peake, who will chair the new group.

Peake us the author of a recently-filed proposal that would expand the state’s medical cannabis law to allow patients to grow their own medicine at home. Peake also wants the limited law to be drastically expanded to include other qualifying conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain.

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/georgia-forms-medical-cannabis-committee-cultivation-bill-filed/


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Feds Blast Chicago Cops, Reach Deal Over Baltimore Abuses

Category: News | Posted on Tue, January, 17th 2017 by THCFinder

On Friday, he U.S. Justice Department issued a report charging the Chicago Police Department with a pattern of civil rights abuses.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the federal probe, covering the period from 2012 to 2016, found that the Chicago police force “engages in a pattern or practice of use of excessive force that violates the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.” The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable search and seizure.

Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Divisiontold the press that police shot at people who posed no “immediate threat to officers,” and used Tasers to shock people “for not following verbal commands.” Officers are “too rarely held accountable for misconduct and discipline is unpredictable and ineffective,” she added. Gupta also charges that communities of color are particularly “burdened” by police misconduct..

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/feds-blast-chicago-cops-reach-deal-over-baltimore-abuses/


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, January, 16th 2017 by THCFinder


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