STOP TOSSING BILLIONS INTO THE TAX POT TRYING TO FIGHT POT
Category: Culture | Posted on Sun, June, 16th 2013 by THCFinder
Jerry Duval, began serving a 10-year sentence for distributing marijuana last week. Duval has a kidney and pancreas transplant, as well as glaucoma and neuropathy. His family grew marijuana on his Michigan farm, in part to treat his ailments. Duval’s son, Jerry, was given a five-year sentence.
It will likely cost taxpayers more than a million dollars to keep Jerry Duval in jail and tend to his medical conditions, part of the soaring cost of the Obama administration’s continuing crackdown on pot growers and users.
In 2011, according to the Drug Policy Alliance, 757,969 Americans were arrested for drug violations involving marijuana, 87 percent of the arrests for mere possession.
The same day Duval reported to a federal prison, Nevasda Governor Brian Sandoval signed into law a measure that makes pot available to medical marijuana card holders in his state. The new act legalizes marijuana growers, processors and dispensaries and even allows for home-growing until 2016. Marijuana tax revenue will pay to regulate dispensaries and to support the state’s education budget.
If you consider it a gross injustice that Jerry Duval began serving a 10 year prison sentence for doing what on the same day Nevada’s governor made legal, welcome to the club. A rapidly growing club.
With Nevada, 16 states have decriminalized marijuana. In 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington state approved normalizing marijuana sales, considering them under the law little different than tobacco or alcohol. In Colorado, more voters approved legalization than those who voted to reelect President Obama, who carried the state.
Read more: http://uspolitics.einnews.com
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Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, June, 16th 2013 by THCFinder
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Sat, June, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
Bill would let poisons be used on Medical Marijuana plants
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, June, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
AUGUSTA -- Medical marijuana dispensaries would be allowed to treat plants with certain low-risk pesticides if a bill enacted by the Maine Legislature on Friday makes it into law.
The bill, L.D. 1531, an emergency measure sponsored by Sen. Thomas Saviello, R-Wilton, a former chairman of the Maine Board of Pesticides Control, passed the House of Representatives without a roll-call vote on Friday. The Senate passed it on Thursday.
It would take effect as soon as Gov. Paul LePage, whose administration supports the bill, signs it.
Saviello's bill would narrow broad Department of Health and Human Services rules that haven't allowed dispensaries to treat marijuana plants with any pesticide, even a natural substance such as vegetable oil.
"Having anything in your arsenal is better than having nothing," said Glenn Peterson, owner of Canuvo, a dispensary in Biddeford. "It's a good thing."
The department supports the bill, even though the loophole came into play publicly after its March investigation of the Wellness Connection of Maine, the nonprofit operator of four of Maine's eight dispensaries, in Portland, Hallowell, Thomaston and Brewer. That investigation found 20 violations of state law and program rules at Wellness Connection, from pesticide use to security breaches to a managerial conflict of interest.
The state said nine types of pesticides were used at the group's Auburn cultivation site, violating medical-marijuana program rules that say no pesticides are allowed.
Read more: http://www.onlinesentinel.com
Category: Fun | Posted on Sat, June, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
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