Public Hearing Planned on Marijuana Legalization Bill
Connecticut lawmakers will hear public feedback on the first of several bills filed this session that would legalize the sale of recreational marijuana.
The General Assembly's Public Health Committee has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday on legislation that would require the Department of Consumer Protection to create and administer a program that allows people 21 years and older to legally purchase and cultivate marijuana.
The bill also requires the Department of Revenue Services to create and administer a system for taxing the drug.
Republican Rep. Melissa Ziobron of East Haddam is co-sponsoring the bill. The ranking Republican House member on the Appropriations Committee, Ziobron says she wants to "promote a healthy and substantive discussion" of the issue.
Despite its aggressive name, AK-47 has many peaceful tendencies. First bred in 1992, the name suggests the power packed in its dark, resinous, compact buds that bristle with red hairs and glistening trichomes. AK-47 has a spiced aroma bordering on skunk, with a hint of sandalwood, but tastes sweeter and more floral than the smell would lead one to expect. The AK-47 buzz is immediate and long lasting with an alert but mellow cerebral effect. Lab tests have rated the THC content at over 20 percent, making it a "one hit wonder" for many smokers. This variety can be a little spacey, but is great for playing and listening to music, or other social activities. AK-47 helped put Serious Seeds on the map with a 2nd place finish in the hydroponics competition and a 3rd place in the overall category at the 1995 Cannabis Cup in the Netherlands.
Advocates want medical marijuana in Florida, but not like California
OAKLAND, Calif. —
Brightly lit and bustling, Harborside Health Center serves as something of a model for the medical marijuana industry — even as California’s freewheeling approach to cannabis is seen as an example of how not to do things.
As dozens of customers at Harborside pick their products, chatty budtenders talk knowledgeably about the selection, which includes cannabis for smoking, eating and vaporizing.
Business is booming: Between this store in Oakland and another location in San Jose, Harborside’s sales total $35 million a year. Sales are so strong that Harborside offers free yoga, tai chi and acupuncture to its customers, who must have a doctor’s permission to enter the store.
Lousy Federal Weed Production Holds Back Research
How can scientists study marijuana when their research weed is lousy?
It doesn’t have to be this way.
“We can’t get very far with the Mississippi weed. That’s just the reality,” said Nicholas Lovrich, professor emeritus at Washington State University and chair of its Cannabis Committee on Research and Outreach.
Lovrich is referring University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy’s “cannabis garden,” the only federally approved pot-growing facility in the country.
And even with all the resources that implies, they still haven’t figured out how to grow weed with enough potency and diversity needed by researchers.
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