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Complaint Filed By One Ohio Marijuana Legalization Campaign Against Another Is Dismissed

Category: News | Posted on Tue, May, 26th 2015 by THCFinder

ohio marijuana medical marijuana legalizationPolitics is a messy business, and I think that can be especially true when it comes to marijuana politics. I’ve seen a lot of things since I co-founded this blog in January 2010 in the world of marijuana politics, a lot of which makes me very sad. In a perfect world, everyone would work together to achieve the overall goal of ending marijuana prohibition. However, it’s fairly rare that everyone can agree about the details, which leads to a lot of tension and fracturing. That tension and fracturing has led to a lot of defeats that didn’t need to happen in the marijuana reform movement.

Ohio is about a contentious place for marijuana politics as it gets these days. The contention started when ResponsibleOhio launched its legalization campaign and proposed giving the monopoly on marijuana cultivation to just ten entities. That provision of their initiative resulted in a lot of backlash from the marijuana community, including from national organizations that typically provide a lot of funding for marijuana reform efforts. It’s worth noting that the campaign has since revamped the initiative language to include a home cultivation provision, but only if people receive a license to do so. It’s unclear what will be required in order to receive a home cultivation license.

There is another organization, Ohio Rights Group, that has been fighting to reform Ohio’s outdated marijuana laws. The Ohio Rights Group filed an official complaint against the ResponsibleOhio campaign alleging sabotage. Late last week that complaint was officially dismissed. PerMarijuana Business Daily:

The Ohio Rights Group (ORG), which filed the complaint last monthagainst ResponsibleOhio, charged that ResponsibleOhio deliberately tried to sabotage its efforts to get a ballot measure before voters. But the commission, while at least one board member expressed sympathy for ORG, voted 6-0 to dismiss the case because it “lacked the authority to rule in the matter,” according to Cincinnati.com. 

Read More: http://www.theweedblog.com/complained-ohio-marijuana-legalization-dismissed/


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Loophole Allows Australian Medical Pot Company to Grow Weed on an Island

Category: News | Posted on Tue, May, 26th 2015 by THCFinder

Australian medical pot company AusCann Group Holdings is manipulating a legal loophole that could enable the weed firm to grow up to ten tonnes (1.10 U.S. tons) of medicinal marijuana on nearby Norfolk Island, located in the Pacific Ocean between Oz, New Zealand and New Caledonia.

Though cannabis is prohibited in Australia, Norfolk’s administration is self-governing and can grant a license for the legal cultivation and exportation of cannabis.

AusCann chairman Mal Washer told the Australian Associated Press that although his company must still receive final approval from the administrator of Norfolk Island, he is optimistic that such sanction will be forthcoming. 

AusCann plans to grow anywhere from one to ten tonnes of medi-pot to be exported to Canada—where medical marijuana is legal—because the country has experienced difficulties providing sufficient and efficacious medicinal weed to its own citizens.  

Norfolk Island was selected as an ideal ganja grow site due to its climate and off-shore locale, though a security firm has been contracted to solidify protection of the cannabis gardens. An ancillary benefit for the Norfolk community would be an increase in both employment and generated revenue through export fees. 

Upon Norfolk administration approval, AusCann is scheduled to deliver their first shipment of medicinal marijuana to Canada in 2016.

Source:http://www.hightimes.com/read/loophole-allows-australian-medical-pot-company-grow-weed-island


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, May, 25th 2015 by THCFinder


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Here's what might happen to marijuana prices if it were legalized across the US

Category: News | Posted on Mon, May, 25th 2015 by THCFinder

Over the last two decades marijuana has practically been an unstoppable force.

Since 1995, 23 states have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes, while four states (along with Washington D.C.) have legalized all aspects of marijuana, including its recreational use for adults. Even in states where marijuana failed to gain approval initially, such as Oregon, the proverbial scales were tipped in favor of supporters just a few short years later.

Even Congress is getting in on the act. In March, three U.S. Senators introduced the CARERS Act, which is a bill aimed at decriminalizing medical marijuana. The CARERS Act would make it easier for banks to make loans to legal medical marijuana businesses, would remove some of the barriers associated with medical marijuana research, and most importantly would reschedule marijuana from a schedule 1, or illicit drug, to a schedule 2 drug, signifying that it does have medical benefits, even if it is prone to abuse.

But, have you ever really thought about the hypothetical economic implications of what would happen if marijuana was made legal nationwide?
 

Read More:http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-what-might-happen-to-marijuana-prices-if-it-were-legalized-across-the-country-2015-5


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