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Texas Governor Will Sign Medical Marijuana Bill

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, June, 2nd 2015 by THCFinder

Despite the restrictive nature of the bill, it appears as though Texas is about to officially legalize medical marijuana. A statement released over the weekend by Governor Greg Abbott indicates that he will sign into law a bill that will allow patients suffering from epilepsy and other chronic conditions to have access to non-intoxicating cannabis oil.

The Texas Tribune reports that Governor Abbott is planning to hold a signing ceremony on Monday for Senate Bill 339, which will legalize the distribution and use of “low-THC” high CBD oil for patients suffering from specific conditions.

The signing of this bill, however, will not be the wherewithal for patients suffering from a variety of ailments across the state, it will merely allow physicians to “prescribe” the herb primarily to epilepsy patients.

Unfortunately, while marijuana advocates are encouraged by the Governor’s decision to sign this bill into law, they claim its passage will do nothing to actually help patients because the language of the bill proves too risky for the healthcare community.

The Marijuana Policy Project’s Heath Fazio told CBS News last month that even if SB 339 becomes law, it would be impossible for patients to get their hands on the medicine because the language requires doctors to “prescribe” rather than offer recommendations. She suggested that no physician in his right mind would dare write a prescription for cannabis oil since federal law prohibits such practices. 

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Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, June, 1st 2015 by THCFinder


Catapult Wants To Be The Starbucks Of Marijuana-Infused Coffee

Category: News | Posted on Mon, June, 1st 2015 by THCFinder

James Hull recently went back to his roots as a 3rd generation horticulturist after a career in high-tech engineering.  The result? Catapult, a Marijuana-infused coffee which according to Hull makes you feel blissful and energetic at the same time.
It seems only natural that Hull runs his company, Fairwinds Mfg., just a few hours south of America’s coffee capital, Seattle.
(Catapult coffee from Fairwinds Mfg should not be confused with Fairwinds coffee from The Rogers Family Company which makes traditional coffee in California)
Hull got his new business going quickly and funded it himself. The pace was intense, he said. From February of 2014 to February of 2015, Hull and his wife moved into a camper on the facility’s property so he could work day and night with a small group of employees including other horticulturists, chemists and a microbiologist. He dipped into some of his savings and assets to fund the creation of the facility.
Now growing and processing marijuana, Hull has released his inner-geek to employ all the latest technology.  The air in Fairwinds’ grow facility is filtered six times per hour through a bank of Hepa filters, computers control fertilizer injection for the plants as well as environmental aspects of the grow rooms like humidity, temperature, air flow, light and CO2 supplementation to maximize the plants’ yield.  It’s a far cry from his family’s flower shop where he spent his teenage summers. The mechanized operation means he needs just 10 employees to help him run the company.


Fewer Marijuana Packages Found In US Mail After Recreational Marijuana Sales Legalized

Category: News | Posted on Mon, June, 1st 2015 by THCFinder

usps mail marijuana fed exI have yet to see a significant prediction made by marijuana opponents prior to marijuana legalization occurring that has come true. There is no mayhem on the roadways. There is no epidemic of marijuana getting in the hands of children. Last time I checked the sky is still in tact, the American economy hasn’t lit on fire due to a generation of stoner zombies being a part of the workforce, and there has been no ‘ten dollars in social costs for every one tax dollar generated by the marijuana industry.’ One prediction that I heard a lot from marijuana opponents before recreational marijuana was legalized is that the legal marijuana grown in legal states would flood non-legal states, especially via the mail. Turns out the math says otherwise.

In 2014, the same year that legal recreational marijuana sales began in Colorado and Washington, marijuana packages found in the mail actually dipped. Per US News:

The amount of marijuana detected in the national mail system surprisingly declined in 2014 as the world’s first licensed recreational marijuana stores opened in two Western states, appearing to dash at least some predictions of chaos as other jurisdictions move to legalize the drug.

Data provided to U.S. News by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service show the number of marijuana parcels seized by inspectors fell more than 12 percent in fiscal 2014, with a coinciding decrease in the collective weight of contraband cannabis.

The fiscal year began on Oct. 1, 2013, three months before pot stores opened in Colorado, and ended on Sept. 30, 2014, three months after stores opened in Washington state. 

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