Study Finds Marijuana Grow Operations Do Not Significantly Affect Child Development
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, July, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
A new study found that the health of children is not significantly affected by living in houses where marijuana is grown, a conclusion that challenges current child care policies.
The University of British Columbia study examined the effects of living in cannabis grow operations on about 180 children and did not find significant differences between the children living with marijuana and the children in a controlled setting, according to The Weed Blog.
The study aimed to analyze the merit of the laws that enable child protection services to strip parents of their children, founded in the belief that the presence of marijuana can harm a child’s health, according to the International Journal of Drug Policy.
Parents have lost custody of their children — both temporarily and permanently — because of contemporary marijuana laws relating to child care, according to the Daily Mail.
Some parents and marijuana rights advocates have claimed that even the possession of small quantities of weed have allowed law enforcement officials to move children to foster care and to entangle parents into child-neglect cases, according to the New York Times.
Advocates have said parents who lose their children to foster care for different time periods sometimes face no criminal charges for possession, just those for child neglect.
Read more: http://www.opposingviews.com
Purple Diesel Weed
Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, July, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
Anaheim bans medical-marijuana delivery services
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, July, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
ANAHEIM – Courier services were immediately banned from delivering medical-marijuana to prescription holders living in Anaheim, under a so-called urgency ordinance unanimously adopted Tuesday night without discussion by the City Council.
Medical-marijuana dispensaries moved their businesses to the streets after the state Supreme Court ruled in May that cities and counties can ban storefront operations, despite a statewide ballot measure that legalized the practice 17 years ago.
Article Tab: All 11 of Anaheim's brick-and-mortar pot shops have shut down.
Anaheim's City Council prohibited dispensaries from operating in 2007, but waited for the court ruling .
NYC Diesel Medical Cannabis
Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, July, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
In Utah, it's your marijuana prescription or your concealed gun
Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, July, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
Medical marijuana and concealed firearms are gaining in popularity, but in Utah, they’re in conflict.
Utah, complying with the federal Gun Control Act, denies or revokes concealed-carry firearms permits for anyone with a prescription for marijuana. While Utah doesn’t allow marijuana to treat ailments, eight of the 31 states that recognize Utah’s concealed firearms permit do.
Jason Chapman, firearms supervisor for the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification, said he can only recall seeing one or two such conflicts, though he added that not every case comes across his desk. In those cases, Chapman said, BCI denied permits to applicants who sent their marijuana prescription card along with their other identification.
BCI does not keep records of how many applicants or holders are denied for medical marijuana. BCI, in its regular report on concealed-carry permit violations, lumps those cases into a category labeled "controlled substance."
But with Utah’s concealed firearms permit popular among non-Utahns because so many states honor it and medical marijuana gaining acceptance, the issue seems headed for more conflict.
There’s no database of people who have a marijuana license to check against and the concealed carry-permit application. But when law enforcement does learn about a marijuana prescription, it’s treated differently than prescription opiates.
Utahns with a prescription for other opiates, such as Oxycodone, are not barred from a concealed firearm permit unless they are suspected of abusing the drugs.
Salt Lake City defense attorney Chris Salcido, who represents defendants in drug cases, wrote in his firm’s blog earlier this year that marijuana prescriptions should be treated the same as other prescriptions. Salcido did not write specifically about concealed guns.
Read more: http://www.sltrib.com
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