Members Of Congress To California U.S. Attorney: Back Off Marijuana Prosecutions
Category: News | Posted on Thu, November, 28th 2013 by THCFinder
U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag sits in a district with some of the most well-known and respected medical marijuana dispensaries in the country. But she has her own reputation for being one of the fiercest enforcers of the federal marijuana prohibition in her territory, the Northern District of California. So when the Department of Justice directed prosecutors in August not to target those medical marijuana dispensaries complying with a robust state regulatory system, Haag was undeterred in her crusade to take on these dispensaries, saying she didn’t expect a “significant change” in her approach.
And she hasn’t disappointed. In the ensuing months, she has continued her aggressive pursuit to seize two Bay Area dispensaries that even the cities where they are housed have defended vigorously in court, saying they are crucial to public health.
Now, her members of Congress aren’t having it. Four California Democratic house members sent a letter to Haag cautioning that her hostility toward dispensaries is not only “counterproductive and economically prohibitive;” it also “appears to directly counter the spirit of Deputy Attorney General Cole’s memo, and is in direct opposition to the evolving view toward medical marijuana, the will of the people and, by now, common sense.”
In a released excerpt from their letter, Reps. Barbara Lee, George Miller, Sam Farr, and Eric Swalwell tell Haag that the “harassment and constant threat of prosecution should end.”
Haag has claimed that her prosecutions comport with the Justice Department’s guidance. But her suggestion that she is targeting these dispensaries because they are large and commercial conflicts directly with the Justice Department’s instruction that the commercial nature and size of a dispensary not be a basis for prosecution.
Thanksgiving Canna-Recipes; Pumpkin Bread
Category: Recipes | Posted on Wed, November, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
Bread is almost as important as pie when it comes to holiday dinners. Pumpkin bread is especially popular and can be made for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. This recipe calls for cannabis olive oil, which must be made in advance so be sure that you have some handy before getting started!
What You'll Need;
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup cannabis olive oil
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup wheat flour
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
Start off by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Put in a center rack and grab a 9x5 loaf pan. Spray the pan with cooking spray. Now, take a mixing bowl and whisk together the baking soda, cinnamon, both types of flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg. Then, in a different bowl, mix together the eggs, cannabis infused olive oil, the pumpkin puree, honey, and the brown sugar. Add the dry ingredients from the first bowl in to the second bowl a little bit at a time, stirring consistently. Take your previously-greased loaf pan and pour everything in. Hit the flat part of the pan on the counter, making sure to eliminate all of the air bubbles. Put the loaf in the oven to bake for around 40 minutes, until the top turns a toasted brown color. Place the oaf out to cool for about 20 minutes and it's ready to eat!
DEA Proposes A New Drug Code For Marijuana Extracts
Category: News | Posted on Wed, November, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
The butane hash oil (BHO) phenomenon has resulted in a new request from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to create a new drug code for marijuana extracts. At a time when support for recreational marijuana legalization and medical marijuana legalization is at an all time high, the DEA feels the need to step up the war on marijuana. So much for the will of the people.
Per the United States Federal Register:
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is proposing to create a new Administration Controlled Substances Code Number (“Code Number” or “drug code”) under 21 CFR 1308.11 for “Marihuana Extract.” This Code Number will allow DEA and DEA-registered entities to track quantities of this material separately from quantities of marihuana. This in turn will aid in complying with relevant treaty provisions.
Under international drug control treaties (administered by the United Nations), some differences exist between the regulatory controls pertaining to marihuana extract versus those for marihuana and tetrahydrocannabinols. DEA has established separate Code Numbers for marihuana and for tetrahydrocannabinols, but not for marihuana extract. To better track these materials and better comply with treaty provisions, DEA is proposing to create a separate Code Number for marihuana extract under 21 CFR 1308.11(d)(36): “Marihuana Extract meaning extracts that have been derived from any plant of the genus cannabis and which contain cannabinols and cannabidiols.” Such extracts of marihuana would continue to be treated as schedule I controlled substances.
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