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South Dakota Cannabis Backers See Hope in North Dakota Vote

Category: News | Posted on Sun, April, 9th 2017 by THCFinder

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Medical marijuana supporters who came up empty at the South Dakota Legislature and ballot box are emboldened to try again after an overwhelming vote in North Dakota to make cannabis available to patients there.

Backers of the South Dakota effort hope to soon gather enough signatures to put the question on the November 2018 ballot after the strong showing last fall in North Dakota, where 64 percent of voters supported a similar plan.

“If North Dakota can pass it at that great of a margin, I’m absolutely positive South Dakota can also,” said Melissa Mentele, founder and director of the group advancing the measure. “It definitely looks good for us.”

New Approach South Dakota’s proposal would allow patients with serious medical conditions and a health practitioner’s recommendation to use marijuana. Qualifying patients – such as people with cancer, AIDS and hepatitis C – would be able to get a registration card to possess up to 3 ounces of the plant. The group also plans to pursue a recreational marijuana initiative.

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Category: Fun | Posted on Sat, April, 8th 2017 by THCFinder


Now Robots Want to Take Marijuana Trimmers’ Jobs

Category: News | Posted on Sat, April, 8th 2017 by THCFinder

Sitting down with a pair of shears in front of a fresh-cut pound of cannabis, pruning scraggly flowers into beautiful, saleable marijuana buds isn’t just a gig for “trimmigrants” to take up in between stops on the festie circuit—it’s a legitimate job.

It takes learned and skilled hands to remove fan leaves and other unwanted scraps from cannabis flower—vital labor for the marijuana industry, which is treating this once-seasonal gig as full-time work. Some year-round, legal marijuana farms pay trimmers $18 an hour or more, with benefits.

And as the demand for cannabis grows to tens of billions of dollars, demand for reliable and skilled cannabis-trimming is certain to grow. But this is 2017. And marijuana and Silicon Valley share many of the same values, including the regrettable ones.

So, naturally, robots are trying to steal this job away from humans.

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Category: Videos | Posted on Sat, April, 8th 2017 by THCFinder


U.S. Department of Justice Task Force to Review Marijuana Enforcement Laws

Category: News | Posted on Sat, April, 8th 2017 by THCFinder

With the new administration in the U.S., many states that have legalized cannabis or medical cannabis are wondering what will happen to state marijuana programs.  There has definitely been plenty of discussion here in Oregon about how things will continue to roll out and how the DOJ might deal with marijuana enforcement.

This week, we found out that states that have any kind of legalized marijuana policy in place might have a better idea by late July how the Department of Justice (DOJ) intends to handle marijuana enforcement under the Trump administration.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo stating that the initial recommendations from the DOJ’s new task force on crime reduction and public safety would be due by July 27. The task force is expected to figure out ways to reduce violent crime and illegal immigration. Because of this, they will be evaluating existing policy in several different areas including marijuana enforcement, charging and sentencing, and asset forfeiture.
Uncertainly has lingered over what could happen to recreational or medical marijuana markets since Mr. Sessions took the lead at the DOJ.  Of course, there have been many individuals and companies who have been concerned about this very issue since the new administration began office, and particularly since Sessions was appointed since he has been outwardly against anything related to marijuana policy reform.

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