82 percent in Florida favor medical marijuana
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, November, 22nd 2013 by THCFinder
If a medical marijuana initiative makes Florida's ballot next year, it could pass with an astonishing 82 percent of the vote, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday that finds voters also favor outright legalization as well.
Support for the proposed constitutional amendment is strong among voters of every political stripe, age and income level, with independents lending the most support: 88 percent, the poll shows.
The overall 82-16 percent support for medical marijuana is the biggest to date. The previous high-point for Florida approval was about 70 percent in a poll taken earlier this year by the medical-marijuana advocacy group, People United for Medical Marijuana.
There are some differences in wording between the initiative and the Quinnipiac poll; the amendment says doctors can "recommend" marijuana, the poll asks if a doctor should be able to "prescribe" it.
Still, medical marijuana is clearly popular. And marijuana legalization is becoming more-liked as well, albeit narrowly.
Nearly half of Florida voters favor it — 48 percent — while 46 percent oppose pot legalization for personal use. That's within the margin of error, but it's a leading indicator of a shift in public opinion. Support for legalization is again strongest among independents (57-37 percent), and then Democrats (55-39 percent).
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Profiling Cannabis Clothing
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, November, 22nd 2013 by THCFinder
Cannabis lovers really enjoy showing off their green personalities with clothing and accessories, just like some people express their love for bands and music. There's absolutely nothing wrong with wearing cannabis clothing... To us. Others don't really see it that way. And by others, I mean those that give dirty looks to the individuals that choose to plaster their cannabis use on their clothes. These people obviously don't support the plant and definitely disapprove of us doing so.
If you wear cannabis related clothing, you've probably experienced someone giving you trouble for wearing something so blatantly illegal. Sometimes, it's just a dirty look and other times, the brave ones will make comments. Either way, whatever they do, it's not okay. Giving someone trouble because they wear what they wear is unacceptable. Most cannabis related shirts are pretty unoffensive, containing simple designs that are totally unoffensive. No one gives dirty looks to people who wear their favorite band shirt or a shirt with a clothing company logo on it. Does a screen print of a leaf or a sassy cannabis related saying really merit such harsh treatment?
There are some marijuana shirts that are pretty rough cut, even including curse words. Most, however, are pretty simple. A stoner should be able to wear what they want to, in order to show their support for a movement. The negative reaction to the choice of clothing just proves how ignorant people still are and that they still carry much resentment for the cannabis leaf. It's mostly a result of the lack of knowledge. A person that gives a dirty look to a fellow human based on the article of clothing portraying a piece of nature? Not only that but there are far more offensive shirts that are sold in malls. But yet it still seems to be cannabis related clothing gets the most negative feedback from others.
When people see marijuana clothing, they automatically stereotype the wearer. Lazy, stupid, criminal, etc. That's what they think. Of course, most of the time that's not true. But seeing as how their lack of knowledge on the subject is so great, they really just don't know any better. If they've spent their entire lives getting brainwashed to think that cannabis is wrong, then of course they're going to give us dirty looks. Unfortunately,, the best option in these cases is to just ignore them. Their ugly, scrunched up faces are nothing compared to the knowledge that cannabis lovers possess... We support a plant that cures cancer, that helps people to function. Whether or not they do, is their decision.
Feds raid Denver-area marijuana dispensaries and grow operations
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Fri, November, 22nd 2013 by THCFinder
Seven weeks before the nation's first retail marijuana shops open in Colorado, federal authorities Thursday morning raided more than a dozen Denver metro area marijuana facilities.
In the largest federal raid on Colorado marijuana facilities since medical marijuana became legal, federal law enforcement agents with an assist from local police officers executed search and seizure warrants at multiple dispensaries and cultivation facilities throughout the region — at least a dozen in Denver alone.
At one raid in Boulder, a pile of seized marijuana lay in the snow like Christmas trees until a front-end loader scooped it up. At the VIP Cannabis dispensary in Denver, broken glass from a shattered front window littered the parking lot while masked agents hauled boxes of evidence into a U-Haul truck.
Police turned customers away. And the dispensary's website said it would be closed on Thursday and Friday.
Jeff Dorschner, spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice in Denver, said the raids were being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service criminal investigations unit, the Denver Police Department and state and local law enforcement.
"Although we cannot at this time discuss the substance of this pending investigation, the operation under way today comports with the Department's recent guidance regarding marijuana enforcement matters," Dorschner said in his e-mailed statement to The Denver Post.
"As this is an on-going investigation, no additional information will be made available," he said.
Read more: http://www.denverpost.com
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