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Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, September, 22nd 2015 by THCFinder


Snoop Dogg Lights Up 'Merry Jane,' A Marijuana Lifestyle Content Site

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Tue, September, 22nd 2015 by THCFinder

Rapper-turned-tech-investor Calvin Broadus, better known as Snoop Dogg, is now a startup founder, too: he’s launching Merry Jane, a marijuana lifestyle site that he said will be “the encyclopedia to the cannabis world.”

Snoop laid out plans for Merry Jane on stage Monday at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference: the site will be a gathering place for everyone from those curious about cannabis to seasoned smokers and will feature things like original video content, including a series called “Deflowered,” where people get high and describe a new experience they had while enjoying marijuana.

As a budding venture capitalist, Snoop has already dabbled in investing in a few startups, usually with a focus on marijuana. His fund is called Casa Verde Capital and invested earlier this year in Eaze, an on-demand weed startup. He as also invested alongside actor Jared Leto in Robinhood, a free stock trading platform.

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New York City Council Holds Hearing On Synthetic Cannabinoids

Category: News | Posted on Tue, September, 22nd 2015 by THCFinder

synthetic marijuana spice k2Today, the New York City Council Committee on Public Safety jointly with the Committees on Health and the Committee on Mental Health; Developmental Disability, Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Disability Services; and the Committee on Consumer Affairs held hearings about the growing concern surrounding synthetic cannabinoids.

Recently, there have been several media reports of public drug use involving synthetic cannabinoids, such as spice and K2. Synthetic cannabinoids are a class of cannabinoid chemicals typically sprayed over plant matter and packaged with names like “K2,” “Spice” and “Green Giant.” These are only the latest “legal highs” to come on the market that simulate the effects of prohibited drugs like marijuana, ecstasy (MDMA), opioids, cocaine and methamphetamine. In the past, as these kind of substances have been banned, manufacturers have simply invented new variations of the same substances to skirt the bans as well as for legitimate scientific purposes.

While synthetic cannabinoids are used by a wide range of people, media accounts have focused on their use by people who are homeless and/or criminal justice involved. The substances usually do not show up in drug tests that are sometimes required for people to access shelters or social services that require abstinence from illicit drugs, like marijuana. Another population of people using the substance are people who are trying to avoid the criminal penalties associated with marijuana possession.

The problems associated with synthetic cannabinoids have been exacerbated by more complex underlying issues, such as homelessness, addiction and mental health issues.

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Washington Teenagers Are No Longer Facing Prison for Weed

Category: News | Posted on Tue, September, 22nd 2015 by THCFinder

Although Washington was one of the first states to repeal prohibition in America, we have seen reports over the past year that indicate some lawmakers are not quite ready to side with the common sense philosophies attached to the legalization of marijuana.

According to the Associated Press, Asotin County Prosecutor Ben Nichols could send three teenagers—ages 14, 15 and 17—to prison for the next five years because they were caught in possession of marijuana. The report indicates that a piece of legislation signed into law this year by Governor Jay Inslee allows him to seek this extremely harsh maximum penalty because the kids were too young to possess the state’s new legal substance. 

The legislation that Nichols is referring to is Senate Bill 5052, which was sponsored by Senator Ann Rivers in an attempt to impose a prohibitionary standard on youngsters who choose to smoke weed. The lawmaker said she wants to send a message to kids that marijuana “will hurt you in more ways than one if you decide to participate.” 

However, Jaime Smith, a representative for the governor’s office, said that SB 5052, which was intended to regulate the medical marijuana sector, was never intended to allow young children to be nailed against the wall with felony charges over marijuana.

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