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Hawaii Lawmakers Ask How Much Marijuana is OK While Driving

Category: News | Posted on Wed, March, 30th 2016 by THCFinder

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii lawmakers are asking how much marijuana a driver can safely consume before getting behind the wheel of a car.

It's an issue they want to tackle now that Hawaii is setting up medical marijuana dispensaries. So Rep. Cindy Evans and 15 other lawmakers introduced a resolution asking the state Department of Health to study whether a person can safely drive while under the influence.

Marijuana is the illicit drug most frequently found in the blood of drivers who have been involved in accidents, including fatal ones, but the role marijuana plays in those accidents is often unclear because it can remain in the bloodstream for days and it's often combined with alcohol, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says marijuana use impairs cognitive functions, lane tracking and other driving-related skills.

"I think that it's really important that we do this now," Evans said. "Hopefully this is the beginning of the discussion."

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/hawaii-lawmakers-ask-how-much-marijuana-ok-while-driving

 


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, March, 29th 2016 by THCFinder


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My Turn: Why a former DEA agent supports legalizing marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Tue, March, 29th 2016 by THCFinder

I was a warrior in the war on drugs.

I spent 20 years fighting the flow of drugs into America, including 18 years as a DEA special agent. As a special agent, I helped spearhead the Drug Enforcement Administration’s marijuana efforts in Florida and New Mexico before retiring.

I spent a lifetime’s work in law enforcement, mostly centered on stanching the flow drugs into America, and  have come to one conclusion: I don’t believe marijuana should be illegal.

Yes, despite a career spent trying to take marijuana off our streets – targeting low-level drug dealers, mom-and-pop grow operations, mega-growers and foreign drug traffickers – I realize our tax dollars and law enforcement resources could have been better spent.

Read More:http://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/2016/03/28/legalize-weed-arizona/82133720/


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Soul Plane - I get high

Category: Videos | Posted on Tue, March, 29th 2016 by THCFinder


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Support For Marijuana Legalization In America Reaches 61%

Category: Legalization | Posted on Tue, March, 29th 2016 by THCFinder

marijuana legalization support gallup pollSupport for marijuana legalization has been growing for a long time. The highest support has ever reached is 58% in previous polls. However, it appears that number has risen even higher based off poll results that were released late last week. Per The Washington Post:

new survey released today by the the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that a record-high percentage of Americans — 61 percent — say they support marijuana legalization.

The survey uses the same question wording (“Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal, or not?”) on marijuana as previous Gallup surveys, which had shown a previous high of 58 percent support for legalization last October.

However, AP-NORC asked a follow-up question that found a considerable amount of nuance in Americans’ support marijuana legalization. Twenty-four percent of legalization supporters said marijuana should be made available “only with a medical prescription.” Another 43 percent said there should be “restrictions on purchase amounts.” And one-third of legalization supporters said there should be “no restrictions” on purchase amounts.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/support-for-marijuana-legalization-in-america-reaches-61/


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