Colorado marijuana dispensary names pot strain for Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, September, 13th 2013 by THCFinder
Fans in Denver are a mile high thanks to Peyton Manning, and it has nothing to do with his seven touchdown performance in Week 1.
A medicinal marijuana dispensary in Colorado is selling Peyton Manning pot, renaming a common strain of weed after the Broncos quarterback.
“That happens all the time. You can grow anything and name it anything you want,” one dispensary employee who didn’t want to be named told the Daily News. “Dispensaries will have the same strain but name it different things.”
The Manning strain — Chem 91 SFV OG Kush — is described as offering “The best of both worlds, a Uplifting, Happy, Euphoric, thought provoking
Sativa,” designed to treat MS, anxiety, nausea and headaches. It also has a cartoon drawing of Manning, big head included.
A dispensary worker said that particular strain is common, but different dispensaries will name it different things to breed competition.
“We don’t like to mess with (celebrity) names too much,” another anonymous dispensary worker said. “Too many problems.”
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com
Feds Seek To Corral Medical Marijuana 'Wild West'
Category: News | Posted on Fri, September, 13th 2013 by THCFinder
When the Obama administration recently announced it wouldn't challenge the decision by Colorado and Washington voters to fully legalize marijuana, criticism rained down.
The administration's position, complained one Colorado congressman, was tantamount to allowing states to opt out of the federal law banning pot possession, cultivation and sale.
Other anti-legalization activists predicted that the administration was waving the white flag in the war on drugs.
The first claim is essentially true: The states will be creating their own regulatory regimes.
As for the idea of a surrender in the war on drugs, the reality is a little more complicated.
Whatever its effect, the administration's hands-off position in Colorado and Washington will reverberate well beyond those states. And it could actually end up imposing some semblance of order in what drug law expert Mark Kleiman describes as the "Wild West" of medical marijuana.
"And that would be a potentially very, very good result," says Kleiman, who previously worked in the Justice Department's criminal division and is author of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know.
"Medical marijuana is a free-for-all in many states," he says. "On Venice Beach in California, you have guys in medical scrubs and with stethoscopes walking around offering to give you a prescription."
"The administration's decision may actually mean a crackdown on that kind of business," he says.
So how does a move not to enforce federal drug law in Colorado and Washington help control medical marijuana sales and use in the 18 other states and the District of Columbia where it's legal?
Read more: http://www.npr.org/
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