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Fewer Marijuana Packages Found In US Mail After Recreational Marijuana Sales Legalized

Category: News | Posted on Sun, May, 31st 2015 by THCFinder

usps mail marijuana fed exI have yet to see a significant prediction made by marijuana opponents prior to marijuana legalization occurring that has come true. There is no mayhem on the roadways. There is no epidemic of marijuana getting in the hands of children. Last time I checked the sky is still in tact, the American economy hasn’t lit on fire due to a generation of stoner zombies being a part of the workforce, and there has been no ‘ten dollars in social costs for every one tax dollar generated by the marijuana industry.’ One prediction that I heard a lot from marijuana opponents before recreational marijuana was legalized is that the legal marijuana grown in legal states would flood non-legal states, especially via the mail. Turns out the math says otherwise.

In 2014, the same year that legal recreational marijuana sales began in Colorado and Washington, marijuana packages found in the mail actually dipped. Per US News:

The amount of marijuana detected in the national mail system surprisingly declined in 2014 as the world’s first licensed recreational marijuana stores opened in two Western states, appearing to dash at least some predictions of chaos as other jurisdictions move to legalize the drug.

Data provided to U.S. News by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service show the number of marijuana parcels seized by inspectors fell more than 12 percent in fiscal 2014, with a coinciding decrease in the collective weight of contraband cannabis.

The fiscal year began on Oct. 1, 2013, three months before pot stores opened in Colorado, and ended on Sept. 30, 2014, three months after stores opened in Washington state. 

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/fewer-marijuana-packages-us-mail-after-marijuana-sales-legalized/


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Mayor could lead fight against legal marijuana

Category: Legalization | Posted on Sun, May, 31st 2015 by THCFinder

With a major battle in the making over marijuana legalization next year, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, a recovering alcoholic and a passionate advocate for those struggling with drug addiction, is emerging as the most likely face of the opposition.

Walsh said he would “absolutely” be willing to take the lead opposing the anticipated referendum in 17 months, presuming no other high-profile leader steps forward.

“I just think it would be a mistake to legalize marijuana in Massachusetts,” said Walsh. “I’ve seen too many lives ruined by starting to smoke weed and then, eventually, going to other types of drugs.”

Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, and Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley all oppose legalization, but none appears keen to lead the charge against the expected 2016 ballot question to legalize marijuana for recreational use.

There is political risk in opposing a referendum many pundits and elected officials expect to pass. Strong majorities of Massachusetts voters approved measures that decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana in 2008 and allowed its use for medical purposes in 2012.

But Walsh’s position is a matter of conscience, according to aides. Even as mayor, he still personally helps people struggling with addiction find beds in rehabilitation facilities, they said.

Read More:https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/05/31/walsh-could-lead-anti-marijuana-legalization-effort/EArW3aHfeA02r2eJ8HJrrO/story.html


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Concentrates | Posted on Sat, May, 30th 2015 by THCFinder


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Denver's first openly weed-friendly hotel opens for business

Category: News | Posted on Sat, May, 30th 2015 by THCFinder

Rest easy, globe-trotting cannabis connoisseurs: Denver now has an openly marijuana-friendly hotel.

Nativ, which opened for business on Thursday in the LoDo District, has no lava lamps or Bob Marley posters, or whatever people generally associate with stoner culture. Colorado has been trying to ditch that image long before Amendment 64 passed, which allowed recreational marijuana to be purchased and consumed in private residences starting Jan. 1, 2014.

The hotel features a variety of suites and room packages, each with a distinct style and amenities. Each floor also has its own identity in an attempt to eliminate the mind-numbing monotony typically associated with hotels.

"It's definitely not a stoner hotel," Nativ COO Mike Alexander told The Denver Channel. "I think that in general, marijuana has a stigma attached to it and I think we're breaking that."

Aside from the luxurious rooms with flatscreen TVs, private patios with fire pits, mini bars — you get it, it's fancy — the hotel also features a bar and restaurant called Portions, fronted by chef Aaron May, which features a self-pour beer wall with 20 different craft brews. This is Colorado, after all.

Read More:http://mashable.com/2015/05/29/denver-marijuana-pot-hotel/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedly


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