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Category: Concentrates | Posted on Mon, May, 12th 2014 by THCFinder

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Washington family faces federal charges for marijuana despite state law

Category: News | Posted on Mon, May, 12th 2014 by THCFinder
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The Justice Department announced last year that nonviolent, small-time drug offenders should not face lengthy prison sentences. Photograph: Ted S Warren/AP
The green-cross storefronts of medical marijuana dispensaries are common in much of Washington, and the state is ploughing ahead with licensing people to grow and sell recreational pot to adults.
 
But a federal trial for five people in Spokane, scheduled to begin in the coming weeks, suggests not all is OK with weed in the state.
 
Larry Harvey, a 70-year-old medical marijuana patient with no criminal history, three of his relatives and a family friend each face mandatory minimum sentences of at least 10 years in prison after they were caught growing about 70 pot plants on their rural, mountainous property.
 
The Harveys had guns at their home, which is part of the reason for the lengthy possible prison time. They say the weapons were for hunting and protection, but prosecutors say two of the guns were loaded and in the same room as a blue plastic tub of pot.
 
Medical marijuana advocates have cried foul, arguing the prosecution violates Department of Justice policies announced by Attorney General Eric Holder last year – that nonviolent, small-time drug offenders should not face lengthy prison sentences.
 
"This case is another glaring example of what's wrong with the federal policy on cannabis," said Kari Boiter, Washington state coordinator for the medical marijuana group Americans for Safe Access.
 
Assistant US attorney Joe Harrington, a spokesman for the US attorney's office in Spokane, said he could not discuss the trial or the office's general approach to pot crimes.
 
But the case illustrates discrepancies in how law enforcement officials are handling marijuana cases as Washington, with the Justice Department's blessing, moves ahead with its grand experiment in pot legalisation.
 
Medical marijuana gardens the size of the Harveys' rarely draw attention from authorities in the Seattle area.
 

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What's your favorite type of music to listen to while High?

Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, May, 12th 2014 by THCFinder

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Opening A Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Massachusetts Is Not Cheap

Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Mon, May, 12th 2014 by THCFinder
mmj-dispensaryFile this in the “it could be worse” file. While the rules and regulations of medical marijuana facilities in Oregon are far from perfect, at least it doesn’t cost millions of dollars to get established. Medical marijuana dispensaries are not even allowed in all medical marijuana states. For those states that do allow medical marijuana dispensaries, the start up costs vary. Licensing fees are different in every state, as well as other expenses.
 
There is a trend in the medical marijuana industry – the newer the program, the more expensive the start up costs. When dispensaries popped up on the West Coast during the 2000-s, there were next to no regulations, and no licensing fees. Compare that to states like New Jersey and Massachusetts, which have heavy regulations and a limited number of dispensaries allowed.
 
Many people think that opening a medical marijuana dispensary is cheap and easy. However, that’s not the case, no matter which state you are operating in. There are a lot of expenses involved with a medical marijuana dispensary, such as staff related costs, building costs, equipment, heating bills, electricity bills, marketing, etc. And that doesn’t even include the medicine itself. It’s not as easy as renting a cheap space and putting a jar full of meds on the shelf.
 
In the case of one medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts, start up costs are in the millions. The New England Treatment Access is one of 20 medical marijuana dispensaries that received a license by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health earlier this year. Per MassLive.Com:
 
 NETA is receiving a $9 million loan from Howard Kessler of Boston. Of that, $3.8 million will go to capital costs at NETA’s three locations, with $500,000 allocated at the Northampton site. The remaining $5.2 million will go to operating costs until NETA breaks even.
 
In its first year of operation, NETA hopes to net more than $700,000, assuming 1.6 ounces per patient per month and a price of $4,800 per pound. Projected revenue is $9.8 million for 2015, reaching $19 million by 2017, NETA states in its DPH filings. The dispensary hopes to reach a peak patient level of 3,200 in 2016.
 
This of course is the high end of medical marijuana businesses. One of the people on the payroll of New England Treatment Access is retired Democratic Congressman Barney Frank, who serves as New England Treatment Access’s Director of Government and Community Relations. Before starting a medical marijuana business, research the start up costs extensively, otherwise you run the risk of getting over extended financially. Make sure to calculate for unforeseen circumstances, which in the marijuana industry, are almost virtually guaranteed to happen.
 

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Venom OG

Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, May, 12th 2014 by THCFinder

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Venom OG - Indica

While the buds that come from Venom OG are not particularly dense, they are chock-full of potent trichomes. Venom OG has exotic flavors of Kush, orange and freshly upturned soil, giving it quite a delicious flavor combination. The smell is of Kush and citrus. One of the things Venom OG has become most notorious for is its ability to cause couch lock in even the most seasoned of smokers. Venom OG was created by using a Rare Dankness #1 male to pollinate a Poison OG female that the breeder took over a year in selecting.


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VA parents push for access to medical marijuana for kids

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, May, 12th 2014 by THCFinder
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -
Some Virginia parents are making the heartbreaking decision to split up the family, so their sick child can get access to medical marijuana. 
 
It may sound unorthodox, but these families say they are desperate and it's the only treatment making a difference. 
Three little Virginia girls, Haley, Jennifer, and Lucy, share three different stories of families in the fight of their life. Haley is a curious 13-year-old, who shakes uncontrollably through the night. She had more than 800 major seizures last year alone. 
 
"I'll get compliments, or when we go out in public they'll think, 'well you keep her nice' or 'she seems so happy.'  Well, it's like, 'You don't see her in this state,'" said Lisa Smith, Haley's mother. 
 
The Smith family lives in the Northern Neck.  Haley started having seizures at 5-months-old.  She has Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy with no clear treatment.  Haley functions at the level of a 3 to 5-year-old.  She's been through 21 different medications. 
 
"These are life threatening seizures and one day one of them will take her life," said Smith. 
 
Jennifer Collins, 14, has a different form of epilepsy, and she's been through 13 different drugs. Some of them aren't even approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
 
"We have no other options in terms of existing medications. One of them she's on now is clearly experimental," said Jennifer's father, Patrick Collins. 
 
The side effects of her pharmaceutical drugs leave her fighting, "depression, suicidal thoughts, waking cognitive issues, anger, hair loss," said her mother, Beth Collins.
 
These symptoms from legally prescribed medication can be just as bad as her 300 seizures each day. She was falling behind in school. 
 
"She's going to go one of two ways," her father said. "If we stick with where we are now, she'll never be the person that she could be." 
 
The Collins' made the painful decision to split up the family.  Patrick and his other daughter stayed behind in Fairfax.  Beth and Jennifer moved 1,700 miles away to Colorado, where medical marijuana is legal. 
 
"It was terrible.  It was terrible," Patrick said, choking back tears.
 

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