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Elizabeth Warren Demands CDC To Study Marijuana as a Solution to Painkiller Problem

Category: News | Posted on Sun, February, 14th 2016 by THCFinder

The prescription painkiller epidemic has become the latest focus of American lawmakers, but the additional spotlight on this issue in which misguided federal policy has caused to spiral out of control could eventually become the catalyst needed to pull the cannabis plant out of the trenches of total prohibition.

One of the first of many calls to action to be throttled upon federal health officials from Capitol Hill comes from Senator Elizabeth Warren. The federal lawmaker fired off a letter earlier this week to the lead brass at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention demanding the agency begin researching marijuana to determine whether it could be used to combat the opioid problem currently sweeping the United States.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/elizabeth-warren-demands-cdc-study-marijuana-solution-painkiller-problem


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Sat, February, 13th 2016 by THCFinder


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Following national trend, CMPD eases punishment for marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Sat, February, 13th 2016 by THCFinder

Across the nation, cities and states are becoming more lenient toward marijuana.

Besides Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington legalizing marijuana, numerous other cities have decriminalized it: Miami, New York and Philadelphia.

Charlotte is following, though quietly. CMPD hasn’t made any public pronouncement that its officers are planning to make fewer marijuana arrests, but there has been a shift.

In 2012, nearly 40 percent of all charges for possessing less than a half-ounce of marijuana ended in arrest.

For the first 11 months of 2015 that fell to 22 percent. The arrest rate fell for all races and ethnic groups.

Read More:http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article60169651.html

 


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article60169651.html#storylink=cpy

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Real Time with Bill Maher - For the Love of Bud

Category: Videos | Posted on Sat, February, 13th 2016 by THCFinder


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California NORML Opposes Medical-Only Marijuana Tax

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, February, 13th 2016 by THCFinder

california marijuanaA bill to impose a new 15% state excise tax on retail purchases of medical marijuana has been proposed in the California legislature (SB 987 by Sen. McGuire).  The tax would be in addition to the current 7.5+% sales tax plus various local business taxes assessed by some localities.

“At this time when providers already face burdensome new costs under the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA), it is unwise and inappropriate to impose any new state tax on medical marijuana,” says California NORML director Dale Gieringer.  Many patient advocates regard any taxes on medicine as unjust in principle.

The tax in SB 987 is modeled on a similar 15% tax that would be imposed on all marijuana purchases under the proposed AUMA (Adult Use of Marijuana Act) legalization initiative.  “If AUMA passes, SB 897 is redundant and moot,” says Gieringer, “If not, it will only encourage marijuana suppliers to move to the illegal, untaxed, unregulated adult use market.”

Proceeds of the tax would be divided between the general fund, local oversight agencies, state parks, drug and alcohol treatment programs,  and environmental restoration for land damaged by illegal growers.  In a statement, Sen. McGuire said that the taxes are needed to compensate “communities that have long been paying the price of the negative effects of cultivation brought on by the ‘bad actors’ who destroy the environment and bring in crime.”

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/california-norml-opposes-medical-only-marijuana-tax/


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