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Category: Fun | Posted on Fri, August, 7th 2015 by THCFinder


State Lawmakers Want Feds To Respect Their Marijuana Laws

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, August, 7th 2015 by THCFinder

State lawmakers agree: The federal government should not interfere with states that set their own marijuana laws.

The National Conference of State Legislatures, a nongovernment organization composed of state lawmakers and their staffs, passed a resolution Thursday urging the federal government to amend the Controlled Substances Act and other federal laws "to explicitly allow states to set their own marijuana and hemp policies without federal interference" and to refrain from undermining state marijuana and hemp laws.

Additionally, the resolution acknowledges that lawmakers in different states will have differing views on how to treat the plant, but the NCSL members agree that "states and localities should be able to set whatever marijuana and hemp policies work best to improve the public safety, health, and economic development of their communities."

The passage of the resolution represents a strong statement from state lawmakers. It was passed on voice vote by a majority of participating lawmakers from 75 percent of the states represented at the conference. Mick Bullock, director of public affairs for the NCSL, told The Huffington Post that 49 member jurisdictions were represented during the vote. Member jurisdictions include all states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.  

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Federal Politician Calls On DOJ To Reclassify Marijuana Under The Controlled Substances Act

Category: News | Posted on Fri, August, 7th 2015 by THCFinder

Earl Blumenauer marijuanaToday, Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) welcomed the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg’s acknowledgement that “heroin is clearly more dangerous than marijuana,” and called on the Department of Justice to reclassify or de-schedule marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act.

In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Representative Blumenauer wrote:

“We are in the midst of a revolution to reform and modernize marijuana policy in the United States. Four states and the District of Columbia have legalized adult use. Additionally, well over one million patients across the country now use medical marijuana at the recommendation of their physician to treat conditions ranging from seizures, glaucoma, anxiety, chronic pain and nausea. The federal government is woefully behind.

“I fully support and agree with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg’s statement on August 5, 2015, that ‘heroin is clearly more dangerous than marijuana.’ This statement is backed by decades of scientific evidence, and rapidly growing public support recognizing that marijuana has been treated as a highly dangerous substance for far too long.

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California Wildfires Are Affecting the Pot Industry

Category: News | Posted on Fri, August, 7th 2015 by THCFinder

California’s wildfires are affecting the cannabis industry in the Bay Area, according to dispensary owners who say pot plants are growing around some of the state’s raging fires—especially the Rocky Fire near Clear Lake.

Timothy Anderson, purchasing manager at Harborside Health Center, a dispensary in Oakland, said one of the burned homes belonged to a cannabis grower who provides them with product.

“I can't remember [a fire] affecting our growers as much as this year,” Anderson told NBC Bay Area.

Anderson said about a quarter of their marijuana comes from growers near Clear Lake, and the smoke from the fire is damaging other growers’ crops as well. He expects the drop in supply will raise prices for dispensaries who buy from outdoor grows around the Bay Area.

“Unlike an apple or tomato, you can't wash a cannabis plant off,” Anderson explained. “The sticky resin is going to grab onto any environmental grit or grime from the air.”

The buds from those plants could be dangerous to smoke, he added, saying he wouldn’t buy any marijuana for a dispensary that smells like a wildfire.

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