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Fire DEA Head Chuck Rosenberg for Calling Medical Marijuana A ”Joke”

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, November, 6th 2015 by THCFinder

fired marijuana jobTom Angell and the Marijuana Majority organization started a petition today calling for the termination of employment for DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg. The petition was in reaction to Mr. Rosenberg’s recent comments that referred to medical marijuana as a “joke.” I’m encouraging everyone to sign it. Below is the language of the petition, which can be signed at this link here:

Chuck Rosenberg, acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) just made highly offensive comments calling medical marijuana a “joke.”

While it’s nothing new for drug war bureaucrats to oppose enacting sensible marijuana policies, Rosenberg’s comments go way too far.

Medical marijuana is not a “joke” to the millions of seriously ill patients in a growing numbers of states who use it legally in accordance with doctors’ recommendations.

It is not a “joke” to the growing number of prominent medical organizations — American Nurses Association, American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, for example — who know that cannabis has real and proven medical benefits.

And it’s not a “joke” to the clear majority of U.S voters who support passing laws to protect medical marijuana patients from harassment by police and the DEA.

President Obama should fire Chuck Rosenberg and appoint a new DEA administrator who will respect science, medicine, patients and voters.



Colorado Edibles Recalled Due to Pesticides

Category: News | Posted on Fri, November, 6th 2015 by THCFinder

Two large Colorado edibles companies have voluntarily issued product recalls over concerns about banned pesticides.

Edipure recalled 20,000 packages of 16 different products, including Peanut Brittle, Raspberry Jellies, Sour Gummi Bears, Rainbow Belts and a variety of licorice that had been delivered to 40 retail stores, while Gaia’s Garden recalled 8,000 packages of 21 different products, including lozenges and drops already on shelves at 176 retail locations.

Consumers are advised to throw out the edibles or return them to stores and contact the producers.

Both edibles companies had purchased the cannabis used for food production earlier this year fromTruCannabis, who issued their own recall earlier this October due to concerns over pesticide use. With no scientific studies to determine whether pesticides usually used on food crops are safe to be combusted and inhaled, the Colorado Department of Agriculture proposed a rule saying they do not recommend "the use of any pesticide not specifically tested, labeled and assigned a set tolerance for use on marijuana because the health effects on consumers are unknown."

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Grenade Blunt.

Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, November, 5th 2015 by THCFinder


Former Corrections Officer To Join Local Marijuana Policy Reformers For Texas Advocacy Training Event

Category: News | Posted on Thu, November, 5th 2015 by THCFinder

texas marijuana legalization dfw normlLocal marijuana policy reform activists, including a former Texas corrections officer, will gather Saturday for an advocacy training event at the Janet F. Harte Library in Corpus Christi. Details of the event are available at

The event, hosted by Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy, is the third in a series of events being held around the state as part of an effort to inject the marijuana policy debate into 2016 state legislative races. Regional events are also scheduled for East Texas on December 5 and Houston on December 12. Last month, activists held trainings in Dallas and San Antonio.

The featured speaker at Saturday’s event will be Michael Gilbert, Ph.D., a University of Texas San Antonio criminal justice professor and former Texas corrections officer. He will join representatives of Texans for Responsible Marijuana Policy for media availability at 12:00 p.m. CT, and members of the media are invited to listen to his presentation at 1:15 p.m. CT.

“During nearly 16 years working as a corrections professional with military and state corrections, it became clear to me that marijuana prohibition is causing more harm than good. These laws have been counterproductive and fail to meet any of their policy objectives. Simply stated, we have more important matters to address with our limited law enforcement resources,” Dr. Gilbert said. “These advocacy training events are needed to reach others who want marijuana law reform and prepare them to talk with legislators and political candidates about this important issue. I am honored to participate and help others raise their voices in support of reform.”

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