Nearly half of adults say they have tried marijuana, but not recently
Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, June, 3rd 2013 by THCFinder
More Americans than ever say they’ve smoked marijuana, but for most of them it doesn’t seem to have become a habit.
In a recent Pew Research Center survey, 48% of adults said they had tried marijuana, up from 40% just three years ago. But among that group, just 12% said they had smoked marijuana within the past year.
Among that group, marijuana use is primarily recreational: Nearly half (47%) said they smoked “just for fun,” versus 30% who cited a medical issue, while 23% cited both reasons.
More than half (56%) of young adults say they’ve tried marijuana, and 27% say they’ve smoked it in the past year — by far the highest percentage in any age category. That’s also the age group showing the strongest support for legalizing the demon weed: 64%, compared with just over half of 30- to 64-year-olds.
Among that older group, about half of people ages 30 to 49 (51%) and 50 to 64 (54%) have tried marijuana, although only about one in ten did so last year. Just 22% of adults 65 and older say they’ve ever used marijuana, though a third support its legalization.
Read more: http://www.people-press.org
Granddaddy Purple Nugs
Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, June, 3rd 2013 by THCFinder
UFC changes how it will test for marijuana
Category: News | Posted on Mon, June, 3rd 2013 by THCFinder
The UFC has decided to follow the lead of the World Anti-Doping Agency and change the way it tests fighters for marijuana. In international fights where the UFC acts as a commission, the detection levels will be at a higher threshold. The commission in Brazil has also decided to change its threshold, meaning that a fighter will have had to use more marijuana to come up positive.
Marc Ratner, the UFC vice president of regulatory affairs, spoke about the change at a meeting of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. According to MMA Junkie, he also encouraged the NSAC to change its levels. Currently, state commissions decide their own levels for fights. Nevada, however, is one of the leading states in regulating MMA. If it changes its threshold, other states would likely follow.
Recently, the UFC has had to deal with several fighters who tested positive for marijuana. Pat Healy lost $130,000 in bonuses to a positive test after UFC 159. Matt Riddle had two positives and was cut from the UFC after the second one. Alex Caceres also tested positive in March. With attitudes and laws changing in the United States about marijuana, fighters being punished for marijuana use made little sense.
Read more: http://sports.yahoo.com
Nevada mulls medical marijuana dispensaries
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Sun, June, 2nd 2013 by THCFinder
As a deadline loomed, medical marijuana advocates renewed their push for legal access to the drug in Nevada on Saturday during an Assembly committee meeting.
The chamber’s Judiciary Committee heard passionate support for state Senate Bill 374 for hours during the rare weekend hearing.
The proposal would establish a framework to make pot available to medical marijuana card holders, imposing fees and requirements for growers, processors and dispensaries of marijuana. The bill also contains provisions to continue to allow home-growing. The taxes raised would first fund the regulatory structure for the state — any remaining balance would then go to education.
The state Senate already approved the measure which requires a two-thirds supermajority vote in both houses.
The bill faces a Monday night cutoff.
Nevada voters legalized medical marijuana in 2000, and pot cards started going out the next year. However, efforts to create a legal way for users to obtain the drug — aside from home growing processes — have all failed over the years.
State Sen. Mark Hutchison, R-Las Vegas, told the committee he doesn’t support the concept of the bill, but that he believes it is the Legislature’s obligation to act because voters mandated access when they legalized the drug.
“I don’t think this is a good idea — I don’t think it’s a good policy for the state — but I lost that battle,” Hutchison said, adding, “You don’t get to pick and choose” what parts of the constitution to enforce.
Read more: http://www.rgj.com
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