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Roadside Marijuana Saliva Test Gets Second Michigan House Hearing

Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, May, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
saliva-testsLANSING- Just announced: the second hearing about the roadside saliva test for marijuana in Michigan will be Thursday, May 8, and there will likely be a vote on it.
 
The House Judiciary Committee took testimony previously on HB 5385 in April. During that hearing the Michigan State Police (MSP) representative, Sgt. Gill, told the Committee that some of the MSP leadership had returned from a convention in California and they liked the idea of the roadside test. The MSP sought permission to begin a pilot program in Michigan in which the MSP would determine which test was the most reliable and then roll out a statewide program.
 
That concept met with resistance, specifically from Rep. Jeff Irwin, D- Ann Arbor, who asked for legislative input on any program and for a scientific community assessment of the testing before any experimental program began. He also questioned why the bill did not articulate a pilot program, but instead authorized statewide use of testing by law enforcement. As a result of testimony given at that hearing, and subsequent appeals to the office of bill sponsor Rep. Dan Lauwers, R- St. Clair, the saliva testing portion of the bill is expected to be amended out.
 
We’ll believe it when we see it.
 
There is real reason for concern. The oral swabs are not approved for use federally in any capacity, but some private companies use the swabs in employment situations. No state has adopted laws like the one proposed in Michigan.
 
Each saliva test detects for a variety of substances, including cocaine, methamphetamine and alcohol; every brand of swab has differing accuracy rates for every substance tested. The manufacturing, accuracy and safety of these oral swabs are not regulated by any federal agency and are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
 
There has been no demonstrable need for the test, as illustrated through testimony delivered by marijuana community members during the first hearing. Standard testing methods already employed by the police have been successful, and the issue of driving impairment as a result of cannabis use has not been resolved.
 
A legislative analysis of HB 5385 failed to include any assessment of the costs of this roadside saliva test program; the analysis merely stated that the “fiscal analysis is in progress.” That document was dated 4/16/2014; the bill was introduced on 3/4/2014.
 
The saliva test is only one component of HB 5385. The bill was created out of tragedy as a woman, intoxicated on prescription pills, killed two people in an automobile accident and was later discovered to have had multiple encounters with law enforcement. Her test results from the previous encounters were stuck for months in the MSP crime lab testing backlog, which kept her on the streets. The bill was originally designed to allow officers to enter information into the LEIN system about intoxicated driving encounters without waiting for test results.
 

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OG Kush nugs - Hybrid

Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, May, 7th 2014 by THCFinder

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OG Kush - Hybrid

Known as The "Original Gangster" or "Ocean Grown" OG Kush comes from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles and is considered to be the strain that put Southern California buds on par with the flowers coming from up North. Developed over three generations and years of stabilizing as well as developing the perfect fertilizer / food for this particular strain, resulted in a phenomenal kush, said to be the strongest indica today. OG Kush, when properly grown, has the highest THC content of all kushes.


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Meet the First Food Truck That Can Legally Get You Stoned

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, May, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
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Some weeks ago, Slate declared food trucks awesome and pitched ideas for other things that should be made into trucks.
 
That list didn’t include a truck that dispenses food infused with weed, but MagicalButter, a company that pulls nutrients from plants and puts them into butter and cooking oils, has created one anyway.
 
According to a press release, the Samich Truck—otherwise known as simply the Food Truck—will offer its customers “four-star-quality food items infused with 30 to 100 mg of THC” in states where marijuana has been legalized. Items on the menu include Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwiches and tomato soup—all made lovingly with weed.
 
It debuted in Denver on April 20, a pothead’s favorite holiday. Creator Garyn Angel, the CEO of MagicalButter, said the launch was a major success.
 
“It was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life,” Angel told Newsweek. “We bought the truck on April 1, and on April 20 it went from Seattle to Denver and was ready for an opening.”
 
Angel said he’s still searching for a municipality where he can file the right paperwork to register the truck. He also has plans for a smartphone app to notify people when the 40-foot Freightliner truck is nearby and, maybe someday, a chain of restaurants.
 
Angel said he’s pretty sure the truck is the first of its kind. A van in New York last summer purported to be selling weed-infused lollipops—but that turned out to be a fraudulent claim.
 
“Our truck is not a hoax,” Angel promised. “We want to educate people about ingesting cannabis. For a lot of people, it’s a great way to balance your body. It helps with a lot of ailments.”
 

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LA Kush

Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, May, 6th 2014 by THCFinder

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Poll shows Floridians favor medical marijuana

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, May, 6th 2014 by THCFinder
floridans-want-mmjFlorida appears ready for medical marijuana.
 
A poll released Monday shows that 88 percent of Florida voters support allowing adults to legally use marijuana for medical purposes, bolstering the arguments of advocates who have placed a constitutional amendment on the November ballot seeking legalization.
 
The poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, indicates widespread support across political and demographic lines — Republicans and Democrats, men and women, young and old — for legal medical marijuana if it is prescribed by physicians. The constitutional amendment needs approval from 60 percent of voters to pass.
 
"If Vegas were giving odds on medical marijuana becoming legal in Florida, the bookies would be betting heavily," Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll, said in a statement released with the results.
 
Support for the idea has grown slightly since a Quinnipiac poll in November 2013 indicated 82 percent of voters approved of legalization. Since that poll, a group spearheaded by prominent Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan finished gathering enough petition signatures to place the issue on this year's general-election ballot and also received a sign-off from the Florida Supreme Court.
 
Attorney General Pam Bondi and Republican legislative leaders wanted the Supreme Court to block the constitutional amendment, contending that the proposal was far broader than billed. For example, House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, described the proposal as being "about the Coloradofication of Florida, where the end game is a pot shop on every street corner."
 
But the Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling, allowed the amendment to move forward, finding that the wording of the ballot title and summary would not mislead voters.
 
Despite the criticism of the ballot proposal, the GOP-dominated Legislature last week approved a bill aimed at making available a strain of marijuana that supporters say will help children who have a form of epilepsy that causes severe seizures. The substance, known as "Charlotte's Web," is low in euphoria-inducing tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, so users do not get high.
 

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Grow your own TREES!

Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, May, 6th 2014 by THCFinder

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