Five Cannabis Events That You Should Try To Attend This Year
Category: Events | Posted on Fri, February, 21st 2014 by THCFinder
It's expected that 2014 is going to be a really big year for cannabis. This is the first year that Colorado, Washington, and Portland ME will have legal weed on 4/20, as well as the numerous other things that are happening. There are so many events going on this year that there's really no excuse why you shouldn't go to one. Here are five events that you should really try to attend this year if you can!
1. The High Times Denver Cannabis Cup
The tickets for the Cup have been selling like hot cakes and even the price increased. People are crawling over each other to get tickets to the Denver Cannabis Cup and it's not mystery as to why. Marijuana is legal for residents and tourists for the first time during this extra weedy holiday and the Cup is expected to be awesome!
Held in beautiful Spain, Spannabis is much like the High Times Cup and is extremely popular. It's a huge event that lasts three days and includes music, smoking and the showcasing of beautiful buds.
3. Seattle Hempfest
Much like the Denver Cannabis Cup, Seattle Hempfest is going to be epic. With Washington having legalized cannabis, the state is sure to attract a large amount of attention during this time period. If you're around this area, it's highly recommended that you attend Hempfest this year!
4. Boston Freedom Rally
For those living on the east coast, the Boston Freedom Rally is an awesome event to attend. People from all up and down the east coast attend this event. Massachusetts has decriminalized marijuana and is working on allowing dispensaries. Not only that but activists are pushing for legal cannabis in the state as well.
5. High Times Amsterdam Cup
This one brings together stoners from all over the world. While weed isn't legal in Amsterdam, the laws are very relaxed and the Amsterdam Cup in one of the biggest cannabis events of the year. If you can get a passport and a ticket, you should definitely be attending! And if you live in the area, lucky you!
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, February, 20th 2014 by THCFinder
Banks To Accept Marijuana Money
Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, February, 20th 2014 by THCFinder
Good news for all dispensary owners! Banks are beginning to relax their standing on accepting money that was used in the marijuana industry. The government recently release a set of rules for the banks to follow regarding this industry and they are going to allow the financial institutions with banking services, just like any other business. With such large amounts of cash being handled, marijuana establishments being barred from banks creates a huge public safety problem, not to mention an inconvenience for customers and patients.
According to the rules that have been set forth, the banks must be labeled as "suspicious" and will be investigated after the bank files a report (Suspicious Activity Reports is what they'll be called). Transactions that are believed to be legal will be reported as "marijuana limited" transactions. For other transactions that the banks believe the be illegal, they will be labeled as "marijuana priority" and will be further investigated by the bank's cannabis industry regulators.
While the new rules aren't going to solve everything, at least the government is taking steps in the right direction. Dispensary owners will be able to store their money in a safe place, as compared to stuffing it in their mattresses to keep it guarded or having to leave it in the safe at the store. Cannabis may still be illegal under federal law but forbidding these large amounts of money from entering bank accounts is only going to promote black market activity and other money related crimes.
Citizens Initiative Underway To Legalize Cannabis In The European Union
Category: Legalization | Posted on Thu, February, 20th 2014 by THCFinder
A citizens initiative to legalize cannabis in the European Union is underway, with advocates needing to collect 1 million signatures from 7 member states within a 12 month period.
Advocates of the initiative – which was approved by the government in November – officially began their signature gathering campaign this week. If advocates are successful in gathering enough signatures, the measure would be put to a vote next year.
According to the group behind the initiative (Weed Like to Talk), it “aims at making the EU [European Union] adopt a common policy on the control and regulation of cannabis production, use and sale.”
In addition to legalizing cannabis possession, the proposal would legalize cannabis cultivation, as well as cannabis retail outlets.
The effort marks one of the most far-reaching attempts at cannabis law reform in European history.
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