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Appeals Court Rules Pot Smoke Is Not Offensive

Category: News | Posted on Sat, August, 22nd 2015 by THCFinder

Residents of Oregon will just have to deal with the odor of marijuana if a neighbor's pot smoke happens to come wafting into their homes. An Oregon Court of Appeals decided on Wednesday that the smell of burning cannabis was no more “unpleasant” then many other common odors and could not be considered an “olfactory assault.”

On the basis that there are a number of truly offensive odors that are considered “physically offensive,” the court ruled that the smell of pot smoke did not exactly fall into this category.

"We are not prepared to declare that the odor of marijuana smoke is equivalent to the odor of garbage,” the ruling stated. “Indeed, some people undoubtedly find the scent pleasing.”

What makes this an important ruling has less to do with people having the right to smoke weed in the privacy of their own home, without overly sensitive neighbors stirring up trouble over the smell, and more to do with civil rights. The verdict surrounds the case of Jared William Lang, who had police show up at his home with a search warrant in 2012 after neighbors complained that they smelled marijuana coming from his apartment.

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Category: Fun | Posted on Fri, August, 21st 2015 by THCFinder


First marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas area opening Monday

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, August, 21st 2015 by THCFinder

Fifteen years after medical marijuana was legalized in Nevada, Clark County’s first retail dispensary plans to open to the public Monday.


Euphoria Wellness, 7780 S. Jones Blvd., will begin selling to patients at 10 a.m. Monday. To help contend with expected high demand, only 250 people who have pre-registered will be allowed to buy marijuana and cannabis-infused products on each of the first two days.

On Wednesday, the dispensary will be open to any licensed cardholder, of which there are about 9,500 statewide. Medical marijuana cardholders from other states also will be able to shop at Nevada dispensaries.

Nevada voters legalized medical marijuana in 2000, but no system for distributing the drug through retail outlets was set up, meaning patients had to grow their own marijuana. In 2013, the Legislature approved new laws allowing for marijuana dispensaries, growing facilities and testing labs.

The opening of Euphoria Wellness has been two years in the making after repeated delays because of bureaucratic red tape and trouble acquiring cannabis to sell in the store.

The dispensary passed its inspections and initially wanted to open earlier this year, but a clash with county regulators over a plan to acquire its initial supply of marijuana from cardholders who had grown their own plants led to a deadlock that kept the store closed .


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Arizona Marijuana Legalization Initiative Could Raise $40+ Million For Education

Category: Legalization | Posted on Fri, August, 21st 2015 by THCFinder

regulate marijuana like alcohol arizona 2016Backers of a proposed 2016 ballot initiative to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol estimate the measure would raise more than $40 million annually for education in Arizona. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol highlighted the potential revenue Wednesday by presenting the state with a jumbo-sized check during a “back-to-school” news conference in front of the state capitol.

“Our schools are in serious need of funding, and taxing marijuana would create a significant new revenue stream,” said State Sen. Martin Quezada, a member of the Pendergast Elementary School District Governing Board who spoke at the news conference. “Marijuana sales are going to keep taking place regardless of whether this initiative passes or fails. But only if it passes will they raise tens of millions of dollars each year for public education in Arizona.”

The proposed initiative would enact a 15% excise tax on marijuana sales from licensed retail stores to adults 21 years of age and older, which would be used to fund the implementation and enforcement of regulations. Of any additional tax revenue collected, 40% would be allocated to the Department of Education for school construction, maintenance, and operating costs, and 40% would be allocated to the Department of Education for full-day kindergarten programs.

“Generating revenue for our schools isn’t the only reason to pass this initiative, but it’s an important one,” said Lisa Olson, a Mesa teacher who participated in the news conference. “I support it because it will not only improve public education, but also public safety. Regulating marijuana would replace dealers on the streets with store clerks who ask for ID and only sell to adults.”

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