Medical marijuana activists' children taken from home and put in foster care
The parents of two young boys who have dedicated their lives to legalising medical marijuana are struggling this week to cope with the heartbreaking reality that police have taken away their sons and placed them in foster care.
Josh and Lindsey Rinehart from Boise, Idaho, returned home from a trip with fellow activist Sarah Caldwell last week to find that their two children and Ms Caldwell's two sons had been removed from the babysitter's care while they were out.
According to a police search warrant, the Rineharts are being investigated for 'possible charges of trafficking, possession and injury to a child', accusations they insist are unsubstantiated.
'They say their goal is to return our children to our home once it is deemed safe,' Lindsay Rinehart told KTVB.com. 'They say our children will be in foster care for 30 days.'
Teary: Mrs Rinehart takes marijuana for her Multiple Sclerosis to avoid the 'toxic' medication prescribed by doctors but says she'll stop if it means getting her boys back.
Mrs Rinehart, a publicly recognised member of the medical marijuana advocacy group 'Compassionate Idaho', went on to defend herself and her husband against the charges, saying: 'We were not dealing. We were not buying. We were not selling. We were not growing.'
In fact, a long-time sufferer of Multiple Sclerosis, Mrs Rinehart takes the drug to avoid 'toxic medication' that would otherwise be administered to help with the disease.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk
Marijuana Repeal Considered In Colorado
Marijuana legalization may have received more votes from Coloradans than President Obama--who carried the state--but some lawmakers are still mulling over a repeal.
As the debate over how to tax marijuana rages on, sister station KCNC reports that a draft bill floating around the Capitol proposes repealing recreational marijuana if voters don't approve a 15 percent excise tax on retail pot and a 15 percent marijuana sales tax.
The proposal infuriated marijuana activists, who accused lawmakers of using trying to find ways to get around pot legalization.
Some lawmakers argue that the purpose of legalizing marijuana was to bring more revenue into the state, particularly for education, and that if it's not accomplishing that it shouldn't be legal.
Supporters of marijuana legalization may not need to worry--some lawmakers told KCNC that they didn't believe the state would overturn something so popular with voters.
“That’s almost like saying to voters, ‘Vote for this, or else,’” Sen. Cheri Jahn, D-Wheat Ridge, said about the draft bill. “I don’t think you threaten voters like that. When over 55 percent of the people vote for something, I think we have to respect that.”
Marijuana repeal debate could dominate the Legislature’s closing days. The path to repeal would be uncertain, but some lawmakers say it’s only fair to ask again if voters are willing to legalize pot and risk federal intervention in exchange for a tax windfall projected to exceed $100 million a year.
Read more: http://www.kktv.com
Yodas Brain Strain Review with photos
Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, April, 29th 2013 by THCFinder
Strain Name: Yoda's Brain OG
Sample Acquired: April 9, 2013
Medicated Date: April 11, 2013
Glass Used: Mobius Reti Perc Bubbler
Looks: 3 small marijuana sample nuggets deep in rich green color with dark spotting covered in trichomes. Visible orange/rust colored "hair" protruding as if reaching for the sky.
Smell: Hints of pine, menthol, and sweet mint/tea.
Taste: Earthy with hints of herbal and fruity sweetness.
Buzz Type: Heavy & full body; relaxation, pain/stress relief. Slightly euphoric.
Buzz Length: Above Average to Very Long (1.5 to 2+ hours)
* Review is "First Impression" as product provided was a sample and used exclusively for one day.
Yoda's Brain OG.... what a strain name.
My sample marijuana nuggets were dense and tight. I liked how the nuggets broke off in "crumbles" when using my fingers.
Taste was not what I expected. With the two smaller marijuana nuggets, it's a bit difficult to put my finger on the taste, but to me it is very sweet and flavorful. This has more of a "sweet tea" kind of flavor vs. more danky flavor strong earthy overtones (which is what I expected). The one larger marijuana nugget (in the video it's the first one i drop back into the jar after picking off the two dark leaves) had a more rich taste reminiscent of when I had similar Yoda strain years ago including a lemony after taste coupled with some chalky dry mouth. This was a very flavorful strain that had my licking my lips.
Bowls from the larger marijuana nugget hit the hardest in regard to a "tingle sensation" which makes sense to me as this nugget had some visible patches of orange/rust "hair." Yoda's Brain provides a buzz that is very mellowing and relaxing. It melts pain away and puts mental stress at ease. I had a heavy head buzz that progressed to a full body buzz. Since a sample in quantity, I was super relaxed, but not couch locked. I can see myself losing a few hours if medicating "normally" with a normal fill of this strain; especially late night.
Intaking Yoda's Brain was a smooth process. I had no irritation for how hard this hits, I did not have one cough. Super smooth with powerful medicinal value.
While being ultra relaxed, I did experience some slight euphoria which was nice additional touch. I would definitely put Yoda's Brain OG in my rotation if accessible. Until writing up this actual review, I totally forgot I last had Yoda OG almost two years ago which was fire. Yoda's Brain OG was very, very similar when comparing notes. Granted, this is a first impression review but I think it's safe to say, this "Brainy" version is fire too!
Cheers (& Cough),
@IE420 Find more reviews at ie420patient.com
Help Stop DEA Medical Marijuana Raids For Good
Just this last week, DEA agents raided two medical marijuana dispensaries in San Diego. The raid came one day after the owner of one of the facilities testified at a city council hearing on regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries.
Ironically, it also comes as the Obama administration announces their new drug control strategy, which they call a “21st century approach to drug policy.” To hear them tell it, we’re now focused on treatment and prevention rather than arrests and prosecutions. Of course, that’s not true, and no one knows that better than medical marijuana providers in California and elsewhere. Fortunately, there is a way to change all that.
Read more: http://www.theweedblog.com
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