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Albuquerque City Council Members To File Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

Category: Legalization | Posted on Sat, September, 5th 2015 by THCFinder

new mexico marijuanaToday, Albuquerque city council members, Rey Garduño and Isaac Benton, filed a new bill to remove criminal sanctions pertaining to possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia from the city’s municipal codes. A companion resolution, also submitted today, would make marijuana possession violations the lowest priority for the Albuquerque Police Department.  The bill will be introduced on Wednesday, September 9 with consideration by the full council on September 21.

“Incarcerating people through this failed war on drugs for possessing a small amount of marijuana is creating criminals where none exist,” said Garduño, president of the Albuquerque city council.

Last fall, Garduño sponsored a similar measure that passed the council 5-4 on a party line vote. However, it was vetoed by Mayor Berry. Since then, Albuquerque residents voiced their support at the ballot box for decriminalizing marijuana. In November, voters in Santa Fe County and Bernalillo County voiced overwhelming support for marijuana decriminalization –  Bernalillo County voted 60 percent and Santa Fe County voted 73 percent in favor of statewide decriminalization.  More than 50 percent of Albuquerque voters in all nine city council districts voted to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana.

“Now there is clear evidence that Albuquerque voters support decriminalizing marijuana,” said Jessica Gelay, policy coordinator for the Drug Policy Alliance. “The people have spoken. Mayor Berry should listen to his constituents and not veto this measure this time around.”

The proposed ordinance makes one ounce or less of marijuana and possession of any drug paraphernalia a civil infraction with a fine of $25. A civil infraction is not considered a criminal conviction. The ordinance also takes away the potential for jail time. Currently a person spends more than two weeks in jail for a first offense and 90 days for a subsequent offense.

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False Report in the Denver Post Creates Hardship for Colorado Marijuana Dispensaries

Category: News | Posted on Sat, September, 5th 2015 by THCFinder

On Monday, the Denver Post published a shotgun-style report implicating a couple of Denver marijuana dispensaries in the unlawful sale of a number of pot products treated with unapproved pesticides. The story suggested that during an inspection, city health officials discovered “hundreds of lozenges” and an “undisclosed amount of raw cannabis,” being sold at Mountain High Suckers and MMJ America containing the pesticide spinosad -- a chemical that has been outlawed across the state. 

However, while the Post’s report indicates that health officials were forced to quarantine hundreds of cannabis products at these locations in the interest of Denver’s new stance against the chemical, it turns out the companies were simply using old labels that they had been given permission to use by a city health inspector. Yet, due to "politics" and some purported insider prejudices towards the state’s cannabis trade, the story, which was a blatant untruth that garnered an almost immediate retraction, was allegedly hand delivered to the Post by someone under direct orders of City Attorney Dan Douglas. 

“The city attorney has it out for us,” said Jake Salazar, owner of MMJ America, in an interview with HIGH TIMES, adding that Douglas is one of the medium-level officials that are staunchly opposed to the cannabis industry.

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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Fri, September, 4th 2015 by THCFinder


Science Finally Explains How Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells And It's Pretty Amazing

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, September, 4th 2015 by THCFinder

Only recently we had published an article explaining how scientists at the National Institute of Health (NIH) have found cannabis to be a potential killer of cancer cells. You can read the article here.

On that note, we're going to talk about a scientific explanation that supports the NIH claim: "cannabis and cannabinoids may have benefits in treating the symptoms of cancer or the side effects of cancer therapies."

A molecular biologist, Dr Christina Sanchez, at the Compultense University in Madrid (Spain) spells out the exact mechanism at work, wherein the THC - "the main psychoactive constitute of the cannabis plant" - completely destroys the cancer cells.

Cannabinoids is a group of compounds that comprise cannabinol and the active components of cannabis. These bring the cannabinoid receptors in our body alive. Dr Sanchez explains how our body itself produces endocannabinoids that activate various processes within, "creating a healthy environment". According to her, it's important to note that cannabis has the potential to kill anything cancerous, without giving birth to any psychoactive effects.Read More:




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