U.S. Army to Grant More Marijuana Waivers
The powers that be have permitted the U.S. Army to grant more marijuana waivers. The decision comes at a critical time for the United States’ Armed Forces. The Army has a goal of 80,000 newly recruited soldiers. According to military sources, the Army plans to meet their recruitment goal by accepting prospective soldiers who would otherwise be considered less than desirable—including those who have admitted to smoking weed.
If you don’t know much about the recruitment process of the United States Army, here is a very basic explanation.
The first step is to take an exam called the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. Then, prospective soldiers must pass a physical examination, including a drug screening. The third step is a meeting with a service enlistment counselor to discuss your potential career in the Armed Forces, and then finally, the fourth step is to take an oath.
If you’ll notice, the first step towards enlisting is taking the exam. This is designed to weed through poorly qualified potentials to build a stronger, more efficient military. There are those with lower test scores who get in though; they’re known as Category Four. But they only make up a small percentage of recruited soldiers.
That number, however, is growing.
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A Spot of Weed for the British?
LONDON - Members of Parliament and marijuana activists had a pot tea party in front of Parliament Tuesday to protest against medical marijuana being criminalized. The party was put together by the United Patients Alliance, which is an organization that advocates for medical marijuana to treat people suffering from multiple sclerosis and other illnesses. Three Members of Parliament joined the party in support of legalization including Layla Moran, Paul Flynn and Tonia Antoniazzi.
It was a proper tea party including a spread of scones and cakes, all infused with cannabis, of course. The current law for possession of marijuana is up to five years in prison, but that didn’t stop activists from lighting up doobies on the lawn outside of Parliament.
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First Texas Cannabis Dispensary To Open In December
A quaint rural town perched midway between San Antonio and Houston, off Texas’ Highway 10, is about to see an increase in traffic come this December. No, the town of Schulenburg isn’t some popular holiday destination. But it is about to be the site of the first Texas cannabis dispensary.
As its name might suggest, Schulenburg, Texas, is a remote enclave of German culture. With a population hovering around 3,000, the small town is home to the Texas Polka Music Museum.
And in December, it will also become host to the first Texas cannabis dispensary.
The dispensary, Knox Medical, received its state license this summer. The owner, Jose Hidalgo, also runs licensed medical cannabis operations in Florida and Puerto Rico.
Hidalgo explained that he chose the sparsely-populated town for strategic reasons. In terms of logistics, the location puts him within a couple hours’ trip from Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Land is also a premium for Hidalgo’s grow operation.
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