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Category: Fun | Posted on Fri, January, 25th 2013 by THCFinder

 


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Man gets 10 years for growing marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Fri, January, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
Another sad story of a person getting a harsh jail sentence for growing Marijuana, a plant that has been proven time after time to have medicinal properties that can save peoples lives!
 
FAIRBANKS, ALASKA — A Fairbanks man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for growing marijuana.
 
Fifty-four-year-old Floyd Everett Harshman was sentenced Thursday for growing marijuana in 19 greenhouses along the Elliott Highway.
 
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://is.gd/hbseRB) says the sentence is the minimum for the crimes that Harshman pleaded guilty to. He admitted operating a more than 100-plant marijuana grow and having a firearm while committing a drug crime.
 
Harshman has been unsuccessful in withdrawing his guilty plea. Federal District Court Judge Ralph Beistline told Harshman that he got a good deal and has been treated fairly by the courts.
 

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Abominable Snowman (ABS)

Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, January, 25th 2013 by THCFinder

Abominable Snowman (ABS)


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The DEA's marijuana mistake

Category: News | Posted on Fri, January, 25th 2013 by THCFinder
The DEA and the National Institute for Drug Abuse block serious research on medical uses of marijuana, creating a ridiculous circle of denials.
 
For a muscular agency that combats vicious drug criminals, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration acts like a terrified and obstinate toddler when it comes to basic science. For years, the DEA and the National Institute for Drug Abuse have made it all but impossible to develop a robust body of research on the medical uses of marijuana.
 
A pro-marijuana group lost its legal battle this week when a federal appellate court ruled that marijuana would remain a Schedule I drug, defined as having no accepted medical value and a high potential for abuse. The court deferred to the judgment of federal authorities, quoting the DEA's statement that "the effectiveness of a drug must be established in well-controlled, well-designed, well-conducted and well-documented scientific studies.... To date, such studies have not been performed."
 
But guess who bears responsibility for this level of ignorance? The DEA itself, which through its ultra-tight restrictions on marijuana has made it nearly impossible for researchers to obtain the drug for study, and the National Institute for Drug Abuse, which controls the availability of the tiny quantity of research-grade marijuana that is federally approved for production.
 
The few, smaller studies conducted so far suggest marijuana has promise as a medicine, but they're far from conclusive. The National Cancer Institute and the Institute of Medicine support further research.
 
The judges had it right: In the absence of scientific evidence, they are not in a position to make medical decisions for the country or to set research priorities for the U.S. government. But the Obama administration can and should put the dark ages of uninformed fear behind us and release the death grip of the DEA and the National Institute for Drug Abuse on research-grade marijuana. President Obama then should direct the National Institutes of Health to fund worthwhile research, just as he recently ordered the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research gun violence.
 

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Time to Medicate

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, January, 25th 2013 by THCFinder


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Got Joints?

Category: Fun | Posted on Fri, January, 25th 2013 by THCFinder


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