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Former Microsoft Manager, To Launch 'Premium Marijuana' Business In Washington

Category: News | Posted on Tue, December, 4th 2012 by THCFinder
Jamen Shively is looking to cash in on the green.
 
The former Microsoft manager told Seattle's KIRO that he's planning on getting into the "premium marijuana" business now that weed is legal in Washington.
 
"By creating the category of premium marijuana, we want to position it similar to a fine cognac, a fine brandy, a fine cigar," Shively told KIRO's Amy Clancy. "Something to be savored and enjoyed, in small quantities by responsible adults."
 
Shively told The Huffington Post that he wants his business to appeal to baby boomers -- those with disposable income who may have smoked during their college years but took a 30-year break from the bong to raise a family.
 
"Think of us as the Nieman Marcus of marijuana," he told HuffPost. "Now that it's legal, and they're empty nesters, it's okay to inhale."
 
Before getting into the legal weed business, Shively was a corporate strategy manager at Microsoft for six years. He left the tech giant in 2009 and launched a specialty foods marketplace that is no longer in business.
 
Last month, Washington voters approved Initiative 502, which legalizes and regulates the sale of small amounts of marijuana to those 21 and older. The measure garnered 55.5 percent of the vote. The law doesn't go into effect until Thursday.
 
Voters in Colorado also approved a ballot measure legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
 
But when it comes to weed in Washington, Shively has high hopes.
 

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Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, December, 4th 2012 by THCFinder

 


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Record 58 Percent of Americans Say Legalize Marijuana

Category: Legalization | Posted on Tue, December, 4th 2012 by THCFinder
WASHINGTON – According to a national poll conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP) from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, a record high 58% of American voters said they think marijuana should be made legal, compared to only 39% who do not. In addition, 50% of respondents said they think marijuana will become legal under federal law within the next 10 years.
 
A strong plurality (47%) of respondents said they think President Obama should allow Colorado and Washington to implement the ballot measures approved by voters last month to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol. Just 33% said they approve of President Obama using federal resources to prevent them from going into effect. Interestingly, support for the rights of states could be higher, but 46% of Republicans surveyed support the federal government asserting its power over the states.
 
Marijuana possession by adults is scheduled to become legal in Washington on Thursday when Initiative 502 officially goes into effect. A similar measure adopted by Colorado voters, Amendment 64, will go into effect no later than January 6. The new laws in Colorado and Washington make it legal for adults 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana for personal use. They also direct the legislatures of both states to create regulations in order to establish a legal market for businesses to cultivate and sell marijuana to adults. So far, the federal government has not stated whether it intends to use any resources to interfere with the implementation of the new state laws.
 

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Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, December, 4th 2012 by THCFinder

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Synthetic marijuana sent more than 11,400 people to ER in 2010

Category: News | Posted on Tue, December, 4th 2012 by THCFinder
Though it may not be considered "real" pot, synthetic marijuana may cause real health problems.
 
A new report shows synthetic pot sent 11,406 people to the emergency room in 2010.
 
The number pales in comparison to the 461,028 people who went to the ER for marijuana-related causes in 2010, but it's still a large number that's concerning officials. One-third of the people who went to the hospital for synthetic marijuana were between the ages of 12 to 17. Another 35 percent were individuals aged 18 to 24.
 
"It's not an epidemic," Rear Admiral Peter Delany, director of SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, told HealthDay. "But it's a growing problem. And people need to be thinking about it, and how we're going to deal with it."
 
The statistics were released by Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), a federal government program that is part of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
 
Synthetic marijuana -- sold under many names including the K2 and Spice brands -- is typically a blend of herbal mixtures that when consumed create effects similar to cannabis, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. They are labeled "not for human consumption," but people often buy them for their psychoactive effects.
 

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Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, December, 4th 2012 by THCFinder


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