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Category: Fun | Posted on Wed, July, 8th 2015 by THCFinder


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Chile lawmakers approve marijuana decriminalisation bill

Category: News | Posted on Wed, July, 8th 2015 by THCFinder

A bill which will allow Chileans to grow small amounts of marijuana for medical, recreational or spiritual use has been approved by the country's lower house of Congress.
 
The measure will allow each Chilean home to grow up to six plants. 
 
Up to now, planting, selling and transporting marijuana has been punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
 
The new bill will go before a health commission and then the Senate for approval.
 
Members of the lower house approved the bill by a wide margin, with 68 in favour and 39 against.
 
However, some lawmakers criticised the result, saying it would encourage drug use.
 

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Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Supporters Are Hopeful For A House Vote This Session

Category: News | Posted on Wed, July, 8th 2015 by THCFinder

pennsylvania marijuana legislatureMedical cannabis patients and activists express hope that legislation may yet move through the PA House despite numerous roadblocks.

Recently the Pennsylvania Senate passed Senate Bill 3 40 – 7 which would have created a medical cannabis licensing and dispensing program, a regulatory Board, and which would have permitted qualifying patients access to medicinal cannabis products such as oils and extracts. While not a perfect bill from a patient perspective it at the very least provided a framework modeled after successful programs in other states.

But, despite public support at 87% according to a recent Franklin & Marshall poll, SB 3 has stalled in the PA House. Specifically, the legislation was assigned to the Health Committee chaired by Matt Baker who has made no secret of his open hostility to cannabis reform. Chairman Baker has said repeatedly he will not permit the bill to come up for a vote in his Committee (most likely because he knows it will pass.)

Chairman Baker’s intransience on the issue led another House Representative, Rep. Miccarelli attempted a rarely used procedural maneuver called a “Discharge Motion” that could have resulted in an up and down vote on the House floor. But Rep. Miccarelli himself was outmaneuvered and his Motion was never actually addressed.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/pennsylvania-medical-marijuana-hopeful-for-a-house-vote-this-session/


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Chicago Police Didn’t Mess with Deadheads Over the Weekend, Money May Have Played a Part

Category: News | Posted on Wed, July, 8th 2015 by THCFinder

In the past, when tens of thousands of stoners flocked to a major American city to catch a performance by a band unapologetically associated with the use of mind-altering substances, there has typically been a militant response on the part of law enforcement. It was not uncommon, during these types of events, to witness a rabid surge of wild-eyed coppers patrolling the streets and conducting roadside shakedowns on any vehicle branded with a Peace sign—not to mention, those standing guard along the front line of the stage, itching for some action.

Fortunately, times are changing, at least to some degree, and many police agencies have been forced to pull back the reins on hardcore enforcement tactics as they pertain to rock concerts and marijuana.

Over the weekend, a record-breaking crowd of more than 70,000 Deadheads gathered at Soldier Field in Chicago to catch the final performances of the Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” tour. However, unlike in years past, very few of those in attendance were busted for pot-related offenses. This despite the fact that the Chicago Sun Times reported “a pungent fog of marijuana smoke wafted throughout the arena…over three straight nights of concerts.”

According to the Chicago Police Department, officers only made one arrest and issued two citations throughout the course of the entire weekend for illegal possession of marijuana. Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the police agency, said officers had more important issues than marijuana to contend with, like the increasing murder rate that continues to plague the city. 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/chicago-police-didn%E2%80%99t-mess-deadheads-over-weekend-money-may-have-played-part


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