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Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, September, 12th 2013 by THCFinder


Denver police defend decision to stand down at marijuana giveaway

Category: News | Posted on Thu, September, 12th 2013 by THCFinder
Denver police are defending their decision to stand down while dozens of people lit up marijuana cigarettes at a free pot giveaway in Civic Center park.
Deputy Chief David Quinones tells the Denver Post the department didn't want to incite a riot Monday over a petty offense.
Hundreds of people lined up to get free pot during an event organized by opponents of a statewide ballot question over taxing retail marijuana sales.
The measure on the November ballot asks Colorado voters to approve a 15 percent excise tax plus a 10 percent statewide sales tax on all retail marijuana purchases.


Fire OG Cannabis

Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, September, 11th 2013 by THCFinder


Two Bills Introduced In California Legislature To Tightly Regulate Medical Marijuana

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, September, 11th 2013 by THCFinder
ca-mmj-bills-introducedSACRAMENTO, CA — The president of the California Senate and Chair of Assembly Public Safety introduced bills yesterday to crack down on illegal cultivation and distribution under guise of medical marijuana, and to create one of the most comprehensive regulatory structures in the country to allow bona fide patients to access medical marijuana, from state registered growers, transporters and dispensaries, and to reduce diversion to non-medical users.
SB 69 by Senate President Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and AB 604 by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), Chair of Assembly Public Safety Committee would be a timely response to the recent announcement by the Federal Department of Justice that the federal government would be disinclined to target marijuana cultivators and providers that are operating pursuant to state laws, as long as comprehensive regulation prevents problems, including diversion of marijuana to the illegal market.
“This is a much needed move toward comprehensive regulation,” said Tamar Todd, senior staff attorney for the Drug Policy Alliance. “California medical marijuana providers have been targeted by the Federal government. We have not seen the same thing happen in states with comprehensive, state-wide regulation and control of medical marijuana. This new policy will help prevent Federal interference, address environmental and law enforcement concerns, as well as protect access to safe medicine for patients.”
Previously, dispensaries in California have been targeted by US Attorneys, even when licensed by their localities. The DOJ has issued a memo telling US Attorneys to back off in states that are comprehensively and responsibility regulating. This new law addresses all the federal concerns set forth in the memo, and establishes a comprehensive program of regulation; therefore the US Attorneys should cease their attacks on medical marijuana organizations in California.
The twin bills create a new division within the Department of Alcohol & Beverage Control Board that will register all growers, and legal providers of medical marijuana. They will also be charged with establishing processes for environmental protection, cultivation, testing, labeling and distribution of medical marijuana.
The bills order the California Medical Board to prioritize prosecution of doctors who repeatedly recommend medical marijuana without prior examination or clear medical rationale, and say that a doctor cannot provide recommendations for medical marijuana, if he or she works with or profits in any way from the selling of medical marijuana.


The force is strong in these buds

Category: Fun | Posted on Wed, September, 11th 2013 by THCFinder



N.J. law grants sick children access to edible medical marijuana

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, September, 11th 2013 by THCFinder
nj-allows-mmj-for-children(CNN) -- Ill children in New Jersey will be able to more easily access edible medical marijuana under a measure signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Chris Christie.
Qualifying minors in New Jersey will now have a wider variety of treatment options, and the new law will remove the limit on the number of marijuana strains that may be cultivated.
The new law also requires parental permission for edible marijuana to be made available to minors through tablets, capsules, drops or syrups, according to New Jersey Assembly Democrats who advanced the legislation.
Christie, a Republican, vetoed the original bill in August and said he would sign legislation that included a rule that edible marijuana would be dispensed only to minors and that a psychiatrist and a physician both would have to approve before a minor could join the program.
The final version of the bill includes both of Christie's demands, according to a news release from the state's Assembly Democrats.
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Said Christie in a statement, "I'm pleased the legislature accepted my recommendations so that suffering children can get the treatment they need.
"I've said all along that protection of our children remains my utmost concern, and this new law will help sick kids access the program while also keeping in place appropriate safeguards," Christie said. "Parents, not government regulators, are best suited to decide how to care for their children, and this law advances that important principle."
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