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Canadians Support Expungement of Marijuana Criminal Records

Category: News | Posted on Sat, May, 27th 2017 by THCFinder

A recent poll reveals that a majority of Canadians support expungement of marijuana criminal records. It has certainly been interesting to follow the national trends in our northern neighbor Canada for cannabis legislation and overall public opinion about cannabis as we try to navigate this territory in the United States.

In our most recent coverage of Canadian cannabis policy, we reported on the unveiling of their plans to implement legalization via the Cannabis Act, which is an act that was introduced to Canadian Parliament in 2017 that would legalize cannabis in Canada. It is a milestone in the legal history of cannabis in Canada, alongside the 1923 prohibition.  Should the Cannabis Act pass in Canadian Parliament, this country would become the second nation in the world, after Uruguay, to regulate a legal marijuana market. Along with legalization comes the conversation about how previous marijuana laws were enforced.

A recent report from shows that (62%) a majority of Canadians support expungement of marijuana criminal records and that Canadians want amnesty for marijuana convictions.

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Paraguay’s Weed Industry Caught Up in Police Corruption Scandal

Category: News | Posted on Sat, May, 27th 2017 by THCFinder

For most Americans, or those who incredulously observe us from afar, the proliferation of secret tapes, corruption, bribery, extortion and threats of “you’re fired” have become an everyday occurrence.

So why not in other countries where police and political corruption also enjoy a prominent place in society?

Let’s take Paraguay, where a group of corrupt police officials was at the receiving end of a major bribery scheme involving the country’s huge network of weed cultivators and traffickers.

Marijuana producers in the main weed-growing region, Alto Paraná, had the polite custom of giving large sums of money as “welcome gifts” to the newly-hired police and anti-narcotics authorities assigned to work in the area.

The housewarming gifts were a way of ensuring that the growers’ operations would continue undisturbed, according to Paraguayan newspaper, ABC Color.

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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Fri, May, 26th 2017 by THCFinder


Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuana

Category: Tokers | Posted on Fri, May, 26th 2017 by THCFinder

A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot.

The research published Wednesday is the first rigorous test of a marijuana compound in treating a certain form of severe epilepsy. It found that an ingredient of marijuana — one that doesn't give pot smokers a high — reduced the number of seizures in children.

In the U.S., more than two dozen states allow medical use of marijuana. Federal drug regulators have not approved marijuana itself, but they have allowed man-made, chemically related medicines to treat loss of appetite in people with AIDS, and nausea and vomiting caused by cancer therapy. A marijuana extract is sold in Britain for nerve pain and other problems from multiple sclerosis.

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