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Synthetic marijuana sends over 120 people to ER in one week

Category: News | Posted on Sun, April, 19th 2015 by THCFinder

In just one week, more than 120 people have landed in emergency rooms across the city because of bad reactions to synthetic marijuana, the Health Department said Friday.

The spike in ER visits occurred between April 8 and 15, with the majority of cases in East Harlem.

Synthetic marijuana — a plant-like material sprayed with chemicals to produce a high when smoked or ingested — is sold in grocery stores under street names like K2, Spice, Green Giant, Red Giant, AK-47 and “legal marijuana,” officials said.

It’s dangerous because of its unpredictable effects, including anxiety, confusion, agitation, rapid heart rate, seizures and fainting.

“That’s one risk, you don’t know exactly what you’re taking and exactly what effects it has on the body,” said Dr. Hillary Kunins, an assistant health commissioner.

Source:http://nypost.com/2015/04/18/synthetic-marijuana-sends-over-120-people-to-er-in-one-week/


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Dab Art.

Category: Concentrates | Posted on Sat, April, 18th 2015 by THCFinder


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Campaign begins in Arizona to make recreational marijuana legal

Category: Legalization | Posted on Sat, April, 18th 2015 by THCFinder
A fully budded marijuana plant ready for trimming is seen at the Botanacare marijuana store ahead of their grand opening on New Year's day in Northglenn, Colorado
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PHOENIX (Reuters) - Advocates for legalizing marijuana launched a petition campaign in Phoenix on Friday seeking a ballot measure that could make Arizona the fifth U.S. state to allow possession, cultivation and consumption of small amounts of pot for recreational use.

Supporters have until July of next year to obtain the signatures of 150,642 registered voters in the politically conservative state in order to get their initiative placed on the November 2016 ballot, election officials said.

Formal paperwork to kick off the drive was filed with the state on Friday.

Following the leads of five other western states and the District of Columbia, the Arizona measure would legalize possession, cultivation and private personal consumption of marijuana by adults for the sake of just getting high.

Arizona is already one of 23 U.S. states, plus the District of Columbia, that allow marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Cannabis remains classified as an illegal narcotic under federal law, although the Obama administration has taken the position of giving individual states leeway to carry out their own recreational use statutes.

Under the Arizona proposal, adults 21 and older could ultimately purchase up to an ounce of marijuana through state-licensed retail outlets. They would also be permitted to grow up to six plants at home without a license.

Read More:http://news.yahoo.com/campaign-begins-arizona-recreational-marijuana-legal-021239007.html


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Federal Politicians Stand Up For Tax Fairness In The Marijuana Industry

Category: News | Posted on Sat, April, 18th 2015 by THCFinder

irs marijuana taxes 280eU.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) have introduced theSmall Business Tax Equity Act of 2015 in both the House and the Senate. The bills, which have bipartisan co-sponsors and have been endorsed by the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)Americans for Tax Reform, and other advocacy groups, would end the punishing and unfair taxation levels legal cannabis businesses face because of Section 280E of the federal tax code.

“The small businesses that make up the legal cannabis industry are working overtime to be responsible, contributing members of their communities,” said Aaron Smith, executive director of NCIA. “So it’s particularly outrageous that when they try to do the right thing by paying their federal taxes, they end up penalized with double and triple tax rates.”

The 280E provision was added to the tax code in the 1980s after a convicted cocaine trafficker asserted his right to deduct business expenses from his federal tax filings. The provision was never intended to penalize cannabis businesses operating legally and in compliance state law. However, because it applies to the sale of Schedule I and Schedule II substances under the Controlled Substances Act, cannabis cultivators and dispensaries are prohibited from deducting the common expenses every other legitimate business can deduct, including rent, payroll, and state excise taxes. The result is effective tax rates that can range from 50 to 85%, absolutely crippling for a small business.

NCIA released a white paper today providing real-world examples of how 280E harms small businesses across the country.

“Instead of being able to create more jobs, increase salaries, or add benefits for their employees, these businesses are being forced to send more than two-thirds of their profits straight to the federal government,” said Smith.

The Small Business Tax Equity Act - S. 987 and H.R. 1855 - would create an exception to Section 280E which would allow legal cannabis businesses in compliance with state law to take normal business expense deductions like any other legal business. S. 987 has been co-sponsored by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO). H.R. 1855 has been co-sponsored by Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Adam Smith (D-WA), Richard Hanna (R-NY), Jared Polis (D-CO), and Don Young (R-AK).

“Rep. Blumenauer, Sen. Wyden, and their co-sponsors are standing up for fairness and support for small business – something everyone should applaud,” said Smith. “We certainly do.”

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/federal-politicians-stand-up-for-tax-fairness-in-the-marijuana-industry/


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