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North Carolina Legalizes Industrial Hemp

Category: Legalization | Posted on Wed, November, 11th 2015 by THCFinder

Industrial hemp became legal in North Carolina on Oct. 31 as Gov. Pat McCrory failed to either sign or veto Senate Bill 313 after allowing it to sit on his desk for nearly a month. The bill mandates creation of a state Industrial Hemp Commission to oversee research in industrial hemp under terms of the new federal Farm Bill. The ultimate aim is to "provide opportunities to small farmers for an environmentally sustainable and profitable use of crop lands that might otherwise be lost to agricultural production," according to the text of the new law. A hemp cultivation pilot program is to be established by North Carolina State University

McCrory issued a statement announcing his intention to allow the Industrial Hemp Bill to become law without his signature, saying: "Despite the bill’s good intentions, there are legitimate concerns I would like to address... Although there is a clear intent to ensure this program supports agriculture and research goals, a strong regulatory framework to safeguard against abuse is critical to its success and the safety of North Carolinians."

Senate Bill 313 originally pertained to license plates and registers of deeds until a subsequent addition by sponsor Rep. Jeff Collins (R-Nash County). The measure won broad support from the state's farmers, and the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation has announced it will soon begin a feasibility study to look at the possible legalization of cannabis on the reservation for industrial hemp uses, medicine and recreational uses. 

Source:http://www.hightimes.com/read/north-carolina-legalizes-industrial-hemp


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, November, 10th 2015 by THCFinder


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Vermilion cop suspended over marijuana legalization pin

Category: News | Posted on Tue, November, 10th 2015 by THCFinder

VERMILION, Ohio — A Vermilion police officer was suspended Monday after he wore a pin on his uniform that expressed support for the legalization of marijuana.

Michael Reinheimer said he wore a pin that read "I support legalize 2016" Saturday morning as he took part in an auction of old police and city equipment.

"Legalize Ohio 2016" is an organization that advocates for the legalization of marijuana in Ohio. The group's website features a petition to get a marijuana amendment on next year's November ballot.

Read More:http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/11/vermilion_cop_suspended_over_l.html


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Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Campaign Collects 100K Signatures

Category: Legalization | Posted on Tue, November, 10th 2015 by THCFinder

massachusetts marijuana campaign 2016The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced Monday it has collected more than 100,000 signatures in support of a ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Massachusetts. The signatures must be reviewed and certified by town and city clerks before being submitted to the secretary of the commonwealth by December 2.

64,750 valid signatures of registered state voters are required to qualify for the November 2016 ballot. After the secretary of the commonwealth’s office tallies and confirms the signatures, the petition will be transmitted to the Massachusetts Legislature. If the legislature does not adopt the measure, initiative backers must collect 10,792 additional signatures in June 2016 to place the initiative on the November 2016 ballot.

“Massachusetts voters want the opportunity to end the failed policy of marijuana prohibition in 2016,” said campaign manager Will Luzier. “This initiative will replace the underground marijuana market with a tightly regulated system of licensed businesses that pay taxes and create good jobs.

“It should not be a crime for adults to engage in the responsible consumption of a substance that is objectively less harmful than alcohol,” Luzier said. “Police have far more pressing things to worry about than issuing citations to every adult they find in possession of a small amount of marijuana.”

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/massachusetts-marijuana-legalization-campaign-collects-100k-signatures/


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