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Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, September, 28th 2015 by THCFinder


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Drug Policy Alliance To Host The Biennial 2015 International Drug Policy Reform Conference

Category: News | Posted on Mon, September, 28th 2015 by THCFinder

drug policy alliance dea debate aspen ideas festivalWhich states will be next to legalize marijuana? What needs to happen to end mass incarceration? What can be done to pressure the Obama administration and the next President around drug policy and criminal justice reform? What are some solutions to the national overdose crisis that takes more lives than car accidents or gun violence? Why do black people go to jail for drugs at 13 times the rate of whites even though they use and sell drugs at similar rates? What role can faith leaders play in organizing and mobilizing their congregations to end the drug war?

More than 1,200 people will gather to ponder these questions and many more at the International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Arlington, VA November 18-21 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel.

In the past decade, voters and legislators have enacted hundreds of drug policy reforms that reduce the role of criminalization in drug policy. Building on the momentum from these victories, more than 1,200 drug policy experts, health care and drug treatment professionals, elected officials, law enforcement, students, and formerly incarcerated people from around the country and across the world will gather to promote alternatives to the failed war on drugs.

Below is a small sampling of the 50+ panels at the conference. Check in the near future for a full list of panels, including descriptions and speakers: http://www.reformconference.org/program/schedule

 Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/drug-policy-alliance-to-host-the-biennial-2015-international-drug-policy-reform-conference/


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26-pound bundle of marijuana falls from sky and through Arizona family's carport, destroying dog home

Category: Odd | Posted on Mon, September, 28th 2015 by THCFinder

Maya Donnelly awoke to what sounded like thunder in the early morning hours, but dismissed it as a typical monsoon storm and went back to sleep.
 
Later that morning, she looked in the carport at her home in Nogales, near the US-Mexico border, and saw pieces of wood on the ground. She found a bulky bundle wrapped in black plastic.
Inside was roughly 26 pounds of marijuana - a package that authorities say is worth $10,000 and likely dropped there accidentally by a drug smuggler's aircraft.
 
Donnelly told Nogales International: 'It's all right on top of our dog's house. It just made a perfectly round hole through our carport.'
The family's German shepherd, called Hulk, was not in his plastic pet crate at the time. 'Thank goodness he is a wanderer at night and was not in his house,' Maya said. 'He was probably at the gate watching the plane go by.'
 

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Attorneys In Hawaii Cannot Be Hired To Help Start Medical Marijuana Businesses

Category: News | Posted on Mon, September, 28th 2015 by THCFinder

hawaii medical marijuanaAnyone who has ever started a medical marijuana business knows that there’s a lot to it. It’s much more than simply paying for a business license, renting a place, and opening for business. There are more things involved with starting a medical marijuana business than most other businesses. What are the local regulations, if any? What are the state regulations? What changes to those regulations are likely to occur in the future? What things need to happen to be in compliance with those regulations (potentially for the time being!). Did I mention the usual legal issues that go into a business, such as intellectual property rights, operating agreements, etc.?

For obvious reasons, serious medical marijuana entrepreneurs need to seek legal advice from an attorney. Unfortunately for those entrepreneurs in Hawaii, they will not be able to get legal advice for starting a business. The Disciplinary Board of the Hawai’i Supreme Court was asked the following two questions:

  1. whether a lawyer may provide legal advice about act 241 (which legalized medical marijuana dispensaries)
  2. whether a lawyer may provide legal services to facilitate the establishment and operation of a medical marijuana business “when such acts are expressly authorized under [Act 241], but remain a crime under federal law, albeit with a low enforcement priority.

As far as I know, every state that has ruled on this has ruled that attorneys can indeed work with marijuana businesses. Unfortunately, that is not the case in Hawaii. The Supreme Court ruled that attorneys can talk about the act itself, but that’s where the counsel ends. Attorneys cannot help businesses setup their operations. So unfortunately, entrepreneurs will have to go it on their own. I expect a flood of mediocre (and that’s putting it nicely) consultants coming to Hawaii to help businesses out. This is not good for patients, and it’s not good for Hawaii.

Source:http://www.theweedblog.com/attorneys-in-hawaii-cannot-be-hired-to-help-start-medical-marijuana-businesses/


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