Polls Find Maryland And Florida Ready For Marijuana Reform
Category: Legalization | Posted on Sun, October, 6th 2013 by THCFinder
Polls from two more states this week show an increasing acceptance of the need to reform marijuana laws. In a Florida poll, Sunshine State voters said they were ready to back medical marijuana, while in a Maryland poll, Old Line State voters said they were ready to decriminalize and/or legalize the weed.
Voters in the two states are joining a growing cavalcade of marijuana reform supporters in state polls, some of them in places where the support seemed unlikely. Just in the month of September, different polls showed majority support for marijuana legalization in Louisiana, majority support for decriminalization and a near majority (47%) for legalization in Michigan, majority support for decriminalization and medical marijuana in Oklahoma, and majority support for legalization in California.
In Florida, where the Right to Medical Marijuana Initiativesignature-gathering campaign is underway, a Public Policy Polling survey found support for a medical marijuana ballot measure at 62%, with only 26% opposed and 12% undecided.
That poll found strong support for medical marijuana among Democrats (68%) and independents (74%). And while there wasn’t majority support among Republicans, more Republicans supported medical marijuana (46%) than opposed it (41%).
In Maryland, a Public Policy Polling survey found nearly three-quarters (72%) support for medical marijuana, more than two-thirds (68%) for decriminalization, and a slight majority (53%) for legalization. (The legalization question asked: “Would you support or oppose changing Maryland law to make marijuana legal for adults 21 and over, and regulating and taxing marijuana similarly to alcohol?”)
The poll was commissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project and the ACLU of Maryland, both of which have been working with the state legislature in Annapolis to loosen pot penalties. This year, the legislature approved a medical marijuana program, but rejected efforts to decriminalize or legalize marijuana.
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Santa Cruz Butane Explosion; Three In Severe Condition
Category: Culture | Posted on Sun, October, 6th 2013 by THCFinder
This has been happening far too often for comfort. People are making BHO inside of their houses, in unsafe and unclean conditions. Butane hash oil (dabs) are under a very closer watch these days, as incidents like this happen more and more. I just reported on one that happened last week, where there even happened to be a child involved. This time, it was three men who got blown up while trying to run BHO.
It happened on Sunday morning in Santa Cruz. The blast ended up causing a fire around 1:30pm. The guys were making BHO in their house when the butane fumes were ignited by a pilot light for the water heater. Unfortunate but definitely avoidable. How many times must the point be stressed that BHO should never be run inside unless you have the proper equipment. What's the proper equipment? Something that you definitely don't have in your house, you friends house, or anywhere that isn't a lab specifically geared towards making BHO.
The explosion took out a wall. Firefighters had trouble extinguishing the flames at first, due to the other cans of butane that the men had stored in the closet (yeah I said closet) where they were attempting to make the oil. The blast was so severe that the men were in life-threatening condition when they were transported to the hospital. The three men are still in the hospital now and in critical condition.
Look... Marijuana has a bad name already. This is common knowledge. Dabs present an ever-growing problem with people seeing the sense in our argument. There needs to be more people talking about making BHO the RIGHT way. If you search for "BHO FAIL" on YouTube, there are far too many videos of people trying to do this and screwing up badly. There shouldn't be so many of those videos. Please, if you DO NOT KNOW HOW TO RUN BHO, DO NOT ATTEMPT IT! Not only will you hurt the marijuana name, but you will probably blow yourself up and get hurt. While stupidity merits this unfortunate result, I don't like to see fellow stoners get hurt.
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Sun, October, 6th 2013 by THCFinder
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Sat, October, 5th 2013 by THCFinder
Study Finds Marijuana Prohibition Ineffective
Category: Legalization | Posted on Sat, October, 5th 2013 by THCFinder
Another study pointing to the failures of the war on drugs was published yesterday by a group of U.S. and Canadian researchers. The study was funded by the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy and examined the relative price and potency of cocaine, heroine, and marijuana from 1990 to 2010. Through analysis of existing data from various UN and governmental databases, the study found that, despite an estimated $1 trillion spent by the U.S. alone, the war on drugs has failed. Lead researcher Dr. Evan Wood commented on the results:
These findings add to the growing body of evidence that the war on drugs has failed. We should look to implement policies that place community health and safety at the forefront of our efforts.
The study showed that although marijuana seizures by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration increased by 465% between 1990 and 2010, the misguided efforts are ineffective. Since 1990, the price of marijuana has decreased by 86%, and its availability remains high.
It is clear that marijuana prohibition is not an effective means to control marijuana use. Instead, it is time to focus on policies that are best for the community and the individual, instead of wasting resources on arrest.
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