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Republican Presidential Candidates Engage In A Serious Discussion About Marijuana Policy

Category: Politics | Posted on Sat, September, 19th 2015 by THCFinder

GOP marijuanaThe federal government ought not to interfere with state laws legalizing and regulating the use and distribution of marijuana, according to several Republican Presidential candidates who spoke on the issue during tonight’s Presidential debate.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and business executive Carly Fiorina weighed in the issue. Consistent with previous statements, candidates Bush, Fiorina, and Paul expressed support for allowing states to move forward with marijuana policies that are divergent from federal prohibition — with Sen. Paul speaking most strongly in support of states’ authority to explore legalization alternatives. Senator Paul also spoke of the need for Congress to enact the The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act to strengthen statewide medical marijuana protections and impose various changes to federal law.

By contrast, Gov. Christie reaffirmed his desire to use the power of the federal government to override state-approved laws legalizing the retail production and sale of cannabis, which he called a “gateway drug.” Governor Christie implied that he would not take such action in states that have regulated the use of medicinal cannabis, such as in his home state of New Jersey.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who shares Gov. Christie’s position, did not comment.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/republican-presidential-candidates-engage-in-a-serious-discussion-about-marijuana-policy/


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Ohio Supreme Court: Change the Wording on ResponsibleOhio’s Ballot Description

Category: News | Posted on Sat, September, 19th 2015 by THCFinder

The Ohio Supreme Court handed down a verdict earlier this week that suggested the state intentionally penned a misleading description of ResponsibleOhio’s initiative to legalize marijuana and ordered election officials to edit the content with a less subjective voice. 

In the ruling, the state’s highest court determined that the Ohio Ballot Board and its fearless leader, Secretary of State Jon Husted, made a number of errors in the authoring of an overview for Issue 3. Among the fowl ups was the fact that the state provided inaccurate details about the proposal and “omits essential information” that could bamboozle voters into making a swayed decision.

“The cumulative effect of these defects in the ballot language is fatal because the ballot language fails to properly identify the substance of the amendment, a failure that misleads voters,” the verdict stated.

However, while the court ordered the Ballot Board to rewrite four specific paragraphs dealing with the how retail pot shops would be allowed to open as well as the areas of cultivation and personal possession, they did not budge on the ballot’s title, which uses the word “monopoly” – a term that has been at the pulse of this controversial measure from the beginning.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/ohio-supreme-court-change-wording-responsibleohio%E2%80%99s-ballot-description


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Tokers | Posted on Fri, September, 18th 2015 by THCFinder


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Salmon that will get you baked: weed-infused fish the latest in cannabis cuisine

Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, September, 18th 2015 by THCFinder

Sliced thin with flecks of dill peeking out, the salmon looks like any other of gravlax you would have for brunch. But put it on a bagel with a schmear of cream cheese, and you will get pretty stoned eating this delicacy.

The mastermind behind the THC-infused salmon – cured in salt, dill, lemon, sugar and a weed tincture – is Josh Pollack, owner of Rosenberg’s Bagels and Delicatessen in Denver.

“I love bagels and lox, and I love cannabis,” Pollack said.

Pollack, a New Jersey native who grew up going to establishments like Russ and Daughters, moved to Colorado for college. He loved the state, but missed the bagels from back east. After graduating, he worked in finance for a while, but tired of that and moved on to a more fulfilling passion: food.

Read More:http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/sep/17/salmon-weed-infused-latest-cannabis-cusine


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