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Arizona Marijuana Legalization Initiative Could Raise $40+ Million For Education

Category: Legalization | Posted on Fri, August, 21st 2015 by THCFinder

regulate marijuana like alcohol arizona 2016Backers of a proposed 2016 ballot initiative to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol estimate the measure would raise more than $40 million annually for education in Arizona. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol highlighted the potential revenue Wednesday by presenting the state with a jumbo-sized check during a “back-to-school” news conference in front of the state capitol.

“Our schools are in serious need of funding, and taxing marijuana would create a significant new revenue stream,” said State Sen. Martin Quezada, a member of the Pendergast Elementary School District Governing Board who spoke at the news conference. “Marijuana sales are going to keep taking place regardless of whether this initiative passes or fails. But only if it passes will they raise tens of millions of dollars each year for public education in Arizona.”

The proposed initiative would enact a 15% excise tax on marijuana sales from licensed retail stores to adults 21 years of age and older, which would be used to fund the implementation and enforcement of regulations. Of any additional tax revenue collected, 40% would be allocated to the Department of Education for school construction, maintenance, and operating costs, and 40% would be allocated to the Department of Education for full-day kindergarten programs.

“Generating revenue for our schools isn’t the only reason to pass this initiative, but it’s an important one,” said Lisa Olson, a Mesa teacher who participated in the news conference. “I support it because it will not only improve public education, but also public safety. Regulating marijuana would replace dealers on the streets with store clerks who ask for ID and only sell to adults.”

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Judge Rules Against Pot-Eating Police: Video Allowed Into Evidence

Category: News | Posted on Fri, August, 21st 2015 by THCFinder

A group of Santa Ana police officers are now going to have a tougher time proving to investigators that they are not the corrupt scum the entire nation now believes them to be.

On Wednesday, an Orange County Superior Court judge decided that a surveillance video from the Sky High medical marijuana dispensary, which captured a number of police officers eating pot edibles and poking fun at a disabled patient during a raid, does not violate California’s eavesdropping law and should be allowed into evidence

Earlier last month, HIGH TIMES reported that several Santa Ana cops, who have refused to be identified, filed a lawsuit in an Orange County court in an attempt to prevent the controversial, and highly publicized video from being used against them in an internal investigation.

The suit claimed that because officers were not aware that they were being recorded, believing at the time that they had disabled all the dispensary’s surveillance equipment, that the video was a violation to their privacy rights and, therefore, should be considered inadmissible as evidence.

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Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, August, 20th 2015 by THCFinder


Idaho Replaces Mile Marker 420 With 19.9 To Thwart Stoners

Category: Odd | Posted on Thu, August, 20th 2015 by THCFinder

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- If you're looking for milepost 420, you won't find it in Idaho.

Idaho transportation officials say the mile marker has been replaced with 419.9 signs to curb thieves eager to own a number associated with marijuana enthusiasts.

Turns out, Idaho isn't alone in this problem. States like Washington and Colorado have also replaced 420 signs with 419.9 after consistently having to replace them after thefts by supposed sticky-fingered stoners.

Adam Rush of the Idaho Transportation Department says officials have replaced the old sign along U.S. Highway 95 with "MILE 419.9," just south of Coeur d'Alene.

Rush added that this is the only 420 sign the department has replaced in Idaho, a state known for its strict anti-marijuana laws despite being nearly surrounded by states with relaxed pot regulations.

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