Designated R.I. dispensaries expect to begin selling medical marijuana after Jan. 1
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Tue, October, 16th 2012 by THCFinder
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The long wait in the issuance of licenses for three dispensaries that will sell marijuana to patients in the state medical marijuana program is about to end.
The state Health Department is in the final stages of completing its revised regulations. Once that is done, representatives from the Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center in Providence; Summit Medical Compassion Center in Warwick and Greenleaf Compassionate Care in Portsmouth will submit registration to operate applications.
Principals and spokesmen for Slater and Greenleaf anticipate that they will begin selling marijuana to nearly 5,000 patients shortly after Jan. 1.
The dispensaries, under revised legislation, will be allowed to grow no more than 99 mature marijuana plants and stock a maximum of 1,500 ounces of the drug at any one time.
Help end Marijuana prohibition -- Vote 'yes' on Amendment 64
Category: Legalization | Posted on Tue, October, 16th 2012 by THCFinder
The anti-marijuana forces have been doing their much-anticipated zombie dance with the approach of election day -- or is it Halloween? "Marijuana is the gateway drug," "teen use will skyrocket," "dispensaries invite crime" -- display your fangs, twirl your bloody limbs, zombies -- miserable arguments coming back from the dead are all you have!
Let's look at the first one: Marijuana as a "gateway." It's a little like saying milk is the gateway to alcoholism -- think of mom adding chocolate syrup to lure you the same way bartenders put cherries in mixed drinks -- obviously theyre linked.
Yeah, marijuana can be a gateway if you're unlucky enough to grow up without parents in the middle of the forest -- otherwise the available information about drugs should be enough to help any child understand the enormous distance that exists not just between marijuana and meth, but between marijuana and a St. Joseph's aspirin.
It may be possible for children to be confused or not know the difference -- it's known to happen when kids are told enough lies. Ending prohibition means accurate information will be more available now than ever -- any teen switching from marijuana to hard drugs will be doing it on their own steam and probably against the standards and expectations of their peer group -- something already obvious to a multitude of educators and parents.
Don't be fooled. Marijuana prohibition is the favorite cause of a select group of special interests that include private prison operators and "the beer lobby." In other words, people who can financially profit from ignorance.
Additionally, some local law enforcers have warned against support. The corporate media frequently ignores the fact that thousands of both active and retired law enforcement officers nationally have gone on record supporting Amendment 64 (as well as federal legalization).
This November, help Colorado and the nation turn back the zombies! Vote "yes" on 64.
Feds raid Coos Bay marijuana-related businesses
Category: News | Posted on Tue, October, 16th 2012 by THCFinder
Federal agents executed search warrants on two locations in Coos Bay this morning.
Special Agent Jodie Underwood said the warrants — which were served at South Cost Compassion Coalition and Anthony’s Garden and Lighting Supply — were marijuana related.
The undercover operation is part of an ongoing investigation that involved the IRS and numerous state and local agencies.
Underwood said the operation is run by the DEA, and agents had been at both locations for “several hours.”
On its website, SCCC says it is a nonprofit organization that helps people in the medical marijuana community.
“While providing necessary medical relief, our goal also is to promote local help, support and provide care services to our elderly and less fortunate, because we believe we need to give to those that need help most,” the website states.
SCCC also says on the site that they are not advocates for the legalization of marijuana.
Anthony’s Garden and Lighting Supply is a hydroponics supply store that sells grow lights and nutrients, among other materials.
Underwood said the search warrants were federal warrants and agents should be continuing to investigate throughout the afternoon.
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