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Celebrity Pastry Chef Launches Edibles Company

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Tue, December, 8th 2015 by THCFinder

As the stigma surrounding cannabis use begins to fade, more culinary professionals are jumping in to the edibles industry. Top Chef winner Hosea Rosenberg is pairing cannabis strains with his farm-to-table fare, locally beloved Seattle cupcake baker Jody Hall wants to become the Starbucks of weed food, and today, James Beard award winner Chef Mindy Segal announced the launch of her high-end edibles line in Illinois. 

press release from Segal's new partners, Cresco Labs, touts the product launch as "first high profile, award-winning celebrity chef to attach her personal brand to products in the cannabis industry." Owner of Chicago's esteemed Hot Chocolate Restaurant, Segal won the illustrious James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef in the Country in 2012.  

Cresco Labs is the largest cannabis cultivator in the newly medical state, and using their concentrate as an ingredient will allow Segal to craft edibles that will "be consistent every time and absolutely enjoyable to eat."

 Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/celebrity-pastry-chef-launches-edibles-company


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Pot Shop - Macklemore Thrift Shop PARODY

Category: Videos | Posted on Tue, December, 8th 2015 by THCFinder


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Canadian Judge Fines Man $1.30 For Growing 30 Marijuana Plants

Category: News | Posted on Tue, December, 8th 2015 by THCFinder

Gavel marijuana miami prosecutorJust because someone is arrested for marijuana, doesn’t mean that he or she has to incur the penalty and/or jail time that the law says goes along with their arrest and conviction. Usually we see this play out in the form of a jury nullification. A jury nullification occurs when the jury in a case refuses to convict someone because they feel the law the defendant is being accused of breaking is ridiculous. But every once in awhile we see a judge step up and do something somewhat similar.

That occurred recently in Canada, where a judge fined a man just $1.30 for growing 30 marijuana plants. Per Civilized.Life:

Mario Larouche, unable to secure a prescription for medical marijuana, resorted to growing 30 plants himself.

Larouche, a resident of the province of Quebec, was charged with possessing the plants, and lawyers for the province requested a sentence of $250 and 90 days in jail. Quebec Judge Pierre Chevalier, however, delivered a more lenient sentence of just a $1 fine plus 30 cent surcharge.

In explaining his sentence, the Judge welcomed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to legalize and regulate marijuana, remarking on the ubiquitousness of cannabis in Canadian society, as well as the archaic laws governing possession of the plant.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/canada-judge-fines-man-1-30-for-growing-30-marijuana-plants/


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New Report Finds Most Cannabis Treatment Is Court Ordered

Category: News | Posted on Tue, December, 8th 2015 by THCFinder

It is not uncommon for the opposing forces of marijuana legalization to use rehabilitation rates as ammunition to suggest that the end of prohibition would bring forth an increasing legion of pot junkies. However, some of the latest evidence surrounding drug treatment for cannabis addiction shows that the majority of the people involved with these types of programs have been court ordered and are not trying to rid themselves of stoner demons by their own volition.

recent study from Uncle Sam’s Department of Health & Human Services indicates that over half the people who undergo treatment programs to remove the dreaded marijuana monkey from their backs are only doing so because the criminal justice system gave them the option of rehab or jail. 

As Tom Angell with the Marijuana Majority points out in his analysis, this means, “fewer than one out of five people in treatment for marijuana checked themselves in voluntarily or were referred by another individual.” 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/new-report-finds-most-cannabis-treatment-court-ordered


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