Two marijuana initiatives filed for Oregon ballot
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, June, 8th 2013 by THCFinder
Paul Stanford, the Portland-based owner of a chain of medical marijuana clinics, has filed two new initiatives to legalize pot -- including one that was similar to the initiative he sponsored in 2012 that was defeated by Oregon voters.
Stanford took some heat from influential pro-marijuana activists for pushing ahead with a measure in 2012 that they thought was too expansive to win favor with voters. While Washington and Colorado voters passed legalization measures at the same election, Stanford's measure was defeated in Oregon by six percentage points.
This time, Stanford said he is working with a broad coalition of pro-marijuana activists and will go ahead with the measure they decide has the best chance of passage.
"I'm not going to sit out there being a fly in the ointment," said Stanford. "We're going to make a group decision, that's my plan."
The Legislature is considering a marijuana legalization measure, House Bill 3371, but its chances of passage this year appear slim. Stanford said he expects a version of that bill to be introduced as an initiative if it can't pass the Legislature this year or next.
Read more: http://www.oregonlive.com
Hawaiian Dream nugs
Category: Nugs | Posted on Sat, June, 8th 2013 by THCFinder
Great for pain relief and appetite stimulation, Hawaiian Dream is likely a cross between Hawaiian Sativa and Blue Dream, making it a sativa-dominant strain.
Debunking the Marijuana Legalization myths
Category: Legalization | Posted on Sat, June, 8th 2013 by THCFinder
1. If pot is legal, more people will use it.
As drug policy undergoes big changes, I’ve been watching rates of youth cannabis use with interest. As it is for most fathers, the well-being of my family is the most important thing in my life. Whether you like the plant or not, as with alcohol, only adults should be allowed to partake of intoxicating substances. But youth cannabis use is near its highest level ever in the United States. When I spoke at a California high school recently and asked, “Who thinks cannabis is easier to obtain than alcohol?,” nearly every hand shot up.
2. Law enforcement officials oppose legalization.
It is true that many law enforcement lobby groups don’t want to end America’s most expensive war (which has cost $1 trillion and counting), but that’s because they’re the reason it’s so expensive. In 2010, two-thirds of federal spending on the drug war, $10 billion, went toward law enforcement and interdiction.
3. Big Tobacco and Big Alcohol would control the legal cannabis industry.
In 1978, the Carter administration changed alcohol regulations to allow for microbreweries. Today the craft-beer market is worth $10.2 billion annually. The top-shelf cannabis farmers in California’s Emerald Triangle realize this potential. “We’re creating an international brand, like champagne and Parmigiano cheese,” says Tomas Balogh, co-founder of the Emerald Growers Association in Humboldt, Calif. Get ready for the bud and breakfast.
Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com
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