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'I'm Facing Years In Prison For Medical Marijuana -- For Me, That's A Death Sentence'

Category: News | Posted on Fri, February, 13th 2015 by THCFinder
facing-years-in-prison-for-marijuanaLarry Harvey, 71, thought he was doing everything right growing medical marijuana for his personal use. His home state of Washington legalized medical cannabis in 1998, and Harvey says his cultivation of plants with his wife, other family members and a close friend complied with the law.
 
But in 2012, state and federal law enforcers raided the Harvey home and shut down their operation. Harvey; his wife, Rhonda; their son, Rolland Gregg; Gregg's wife, Michelle Gregg; and family friend Jason Zucker all face federal marijuana charges that could land them in prison for 10 years.
 
But Harvey may not live long enough to see prison, let alone serve out his sentence. In recent months Harvey has developed cancer of the pancreas that has begun to spread to his liver. The average life expectancy for a patient with metastatic pancreatic cancer is three months to six months.
 
In the coming days, a federal judge will rule on a motion Harvey filed to dismiss his case because it conflicts with new medical marijuana protections in the recently enacted $1.1 trillion federal spending bill that says the Department of Justice shouldn't interfere with state medical marijuana laws. The judge may also drop charges against Harvey when he shows proof of his deteriorating health.
 
Federal law classifies marijuana a Schedule I substance "with no currently accepted medical use." The judge has told the group they may not invoke their status as state-legal medical marijuana patients as a defense.
 
This is Larry Harvey's story:
 
I live about nine miles north of Colville, Washington. We have about 34 acres on the side of a mountain over there. My wife Rhonda grows a big vegetable garden and she cans and freezes everything out of that garden. We have wild game on the property here -- turkeys, grouse, we eat a lot of venison. We’re both hunters. We try to live off the land all we can.
 
I’ve got a real banged up knee -- the meniscus is gone in my left knee and if I walk a quarter-mile, I’m crippled the rest of the day. I got it mostly from about 4 million miles from shoving a clutch, as well as some foolish things when I was younger.
 
But about four years ago, a friend of mine gave me a marijuana cookie. I was sitting in my chair, my knee throbbing. I ate that little cookie and in about five minutes the pain was completely gone. It’s kind of like having a toothache. Every time your heart beats it kind of boings. It’s such a relief. I didn’t feel “stoned” or whatever at all. The cookie I had was small and all it did was relieve the pain. So I felt like we needed to grow some of this stuff.
 
There were five of us -- my wife and I, her son Rolland and his wife Michelle, and then another family friend Jason. We all pooled together and we grew some pot. Everything was going good until the cavalry showed up.
 
The Civil Air Patrol was flying in the area. They spotted our grow and they called the Forest Service. The Forest Service, of course, is a federal outfit, so they got a hold of the DEA and sheriff and all that and they flew over. But they didn’t say a thing about the white flag with a green cross I was flying above the grow. In fact, they are editing that green cross flag evidence out of my trial because they don’t want the jury in a federal court to know it was a medical marijuana grow. It’s federal court, and we’re not to mention that we are legal medical marijuana patients in the state of Washington.
 

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Judge Weighs Whether U.S. Marijuana Law Is Unconstitutional

Category: News | Posted on Thu, February, 12th 2015 by THCFinder
deciding-if-mj-law-is-unconstitutionalA decision about the constitutionality of a federal marijuana ban could heat up national debate
 
A federal judge hearing a case of nine men charged with illegally growing marijuana on federal land in California said Wednesday she was considering arguments that the federal government has improperly labelled marijuana as one of the most dangerous drugs.
 
The U.S. classifies marijuana as a Schedule One drug, putting it in the most dangerous of five categories. Classification is determined by the drug’s potential for abuse and dependency, and whether the drug has an acceptable medical use. Cocaine, methamphetamine, and OxyContin are all Schedule Two drugs, meaning that they are treated by federal law as less dangerous and more medically appropriate than marijuana.
 
The marijuana growers’ defense argued that classifying marijuana as a Schedule One drug was unconstitutional because 23 states have made the drug legal for medical use, Reuters reports. “If I were persuaded by the defense’s argument, if I bought their argument, what would you lose here?” the judge asked prosecutors during a motion to dismiss.
 
If convicted, the men face up to life imprisonment and a $10 million fine.
 
Read more: http://time.com

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Lavender (Hybrid)

Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, February, 12th 2015 by THCFinder

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Lavender - Hybrid

The Lavender strain meshes together a diverse sampling of cannabis strains from exotic locations including Afghanistan, Europe, Korea, Hawaii and other U.S. states. It ends up as a 3-way cross between Big Skunk Korean, Afghani Hawaiian and Super Skunk that has a couch lock effect, making it great for getting a good nights sleep


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What's the biggest Joint or Blunt you've ever smoked?

Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, February, 12th 2015 by THCFinder

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Medical Marijuana Recalled In Canada For Being Too Potent

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, February, 12th 2015 by THCFinder
marijuana-recalled-for-being-too-potentThere is a medical marijuana recall in Canada. As far as I know, this is at least the second time there has been a recall issued. This recall is unique in that the reason the recall was issued is because the medical marijuana is too potent. Per the Health Canada:
 
Peace Naturals Project Inc. is voluntarily recalling product Nyce N’ EZ (Lot number: 12-NAE-003-14 and Lot Number: 12-NAE-003-14-A) of marijuana for medical purposes.
 
During the course of a regular inspection conducted under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations, Health Canada inspectors determined this product was labelled with delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) of 9.07% with a product specification of +/- 2% of THC. However, when retested from a third party laboratory, the product demonstrated that the content of THC may be as high as 13.7%.
 
While exposure to high levels of THC may be associated with increased risks of experiencing certain adverse effects, the level of THC in this product does not appear to have been high enough to trigger an increased risk to the health and safety of clients. The company has not received reports of any adverse events or complaints associated with the use of this product, nor has Health Canada received any reports of adverse reactions. Therefore, the impact of this mislabelling represents a low risk to the health and safety of clients.
 
Peace Naturals Project Inc. is instructing clients to immediately discontinue use of any marijuana from this batch. Clients should return the marijuana by contacting Peace Naturals Project Inc. to obtain appropriate packaging and postage paid shipping container. If clients wish to destroy the product at home, they should add water to the marijuana to render it unusable, mix it with cat litter to mask the odour and dispose of it with regular household waste.
 
Producers of marijuana for medical purposes are subject to compliance and enforcement measures similar to those in place for other producers of controlled substances. They must meet strict security, control and reporting requirements, and they are regularly inspected.
 
How many of you are out there like, ‘send me all of the recalled marijuana!’?
 

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Tangerine Dream - hybrid

Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, February, 12th 2015 by THCFinder

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