Lawmakers In Mexico City To Consider Legalizing Cannabis Next Month
Category: Legalization | Posted on Fri, August, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
Mexico City’s Federal District City Council, and Mayor Miguel Mancera, announced recently that talks will begin in September regarding the potential reformation of Mexico City’s cannabis policies.
According to the announcement, lawmakers in September will debate the health, economic and security aspects of cannabis, including the possibility of legalizing the substance for medicinal, or even recreational uses.
One of the changes lawmakers will consider is legislation announced in June - to be filed in September – which would legalize the possession of up to 25 grams of cannabis, as well as private home cultivation.
“We will be very responsible in this debate,” stated Manuel Granados, chair of the city council’s governance committee, “In Mexico City we agree on replacing criminal policies with health policies. We are ready to hold this debate and, at the right time, to legislate”.
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What cannabis strain are you Medicating on?
Category: Tokers | Posted on Fri, August, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
New Jersey gets approval on 3rd Marijuana Dispensary
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Fri, August, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
TRENTON — New Jersey has given a third medical marijuana dispensary permission to plant its first crop of pot.
The state Health Department announced Wednesday that Compassionate Care Centers of America Foundation Inc. in Woodbridge can start.
It would be the first dispensary in the central part of the state.
New Jersey legalized cannabis for patients with certain conditions in 2010, but the program has been slow to take root.
Only one dispensary, Greenleaf Compassion Center in Montclair, has opened so far. But it’s been closed since June because of a supply shortage.
Compassionate Care Foundation in Egg Harbor Township is growing marijuana and expects to open in September.
Three other groups also have been chosen by the state to sell pot legally but have not yet gotten approval to plant marijuana crops.
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California Legislation wants to ban Vaporizers
Category: News | Posted on Fri, August, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
The California legislature is considering a bill that would ban the use of e-cigarettes and similar smokeless vaporizers in areas where tobacco smoking is banned (SB 648 – Sen. Corbett).
The Assembly should reject SB 648 on the grounds that vaporizers offer a proven, beneficial “harm reduction” substitute for medical marijuana users by reducing exposure to harmful smoke toxins while at the same time posing no second-hand smoke hazard to the public.
Though SB 648 was approved by the State Senate as a bill against tobacco e-cigarettes, it would adversely impact use of vaporizers by medical marijuana patents. Current state law (HSC 110945 b) defines e-cigarettes as “device[s] that can provide an inhalable dose of nicotine by delivering a vaporized solution.” This includes a wide range of vaporization devices now widely used for medical marijuana and other herbs, as well as tobacco and nicotine.
Vaporizers are designed to eliminate the respiratory hazards of smoking by eliminating the combustion that produces the smoke. Regular pipes and cigarettes produce carcinogenic tars, particulates and other smoke toxins that are a byproduct of burning leaves. Vaporizers don’t produce these toxins because they don’t burn anything, but rather evaporate an underlying solution or preparation of nicotine, cannabis, etc. at much lower temperatures.
Laboratory studies sponsored by California NORML have shown that vaporizers can effectively eliminate carcinogenic tars, benzene, naphthalene, toluene, and other respiratory toxins from inhaled marijuana.
A study by California’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research found that vaporizers are an effective alternative delivery system to smoking for medical marijuana users (Dr. Donald Abrams, “Vaporization as a ‘Smokeless’ Cannabis Delivery System.”) Vaporizers have since become standard in medical cannabis research and are widely used by patients in places where smoking is banned.
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