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New Orleans City Council Doesn’t Want People Arrested For Personal Marijuana Possession

Category: News | Posted on Sat, March, 19th 2016 by THCFinder

marijuana arrest prison drug drugsArresting someone for marijuana is inhumane, can ruin the person’s life in the blink of an eye, and costs the arresting agency a ton of money. I’m not sure how much a marijuana arrest costs in all municipalities, but many of the figures I’ve seen put a marijuana arrest for simple possession at between $1,500 and $2,000. Compare that to issuing a citation, which can cost as low as $20 from some statistics I’ve seen. More and more local governments are reforming their marijuana laws in such a way that minimizes the amount of people being arrested for simple marijuana possession.

The New Orleans City Council became the most recent local government to make such a move. The New Orleans City Council voted yesterday to reform it’s city marijuana law regarding personal possession. Per NOLA:

New Orleans police will have even more leeway to issue citations for simple marijuana possession after the City Council voted 7-0 Thursday (March 17) to enact new standards aimed at reducing the number of arrests for low-level drug crime.

Local law already allowed NOPD officers to write a ticket for first-offense possession, and they still have the option to use the stricter state law that calls for arrests. Council members Susan Guidry and Jason Williams backed the ordinance that allows police to issue summonses for third and subsequent simple possession charges.

“Our hope with this is that fewer people will be brought to jail and fewer people will have their lives disrupted with this charge,” Guidry said.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/new-orleans-city-council-doesnt-want-people-arrested-for-personal-marijuana-possession/


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New Zealand Stoners Are Facing a Pot Shortage

Category: News | Posted on Sat, March, 19th 2016 by THCFinder

Along with the U.S., New Zealand regularly appears at the top of various global rankings of cannabis consumption. But our stoner friends down under are dealing with an unfortunate situation: There's a dire shortage of marijuana.

Earlier this month, police recovered 9,000 plants in an annual aerial operation, which affected both outdoor and indoor grows. Reporting for the Spinoff, one local writer described the situation as "catastrophic.”

"The bust is another blow for a nation already in drought," the story reads. "Marijuana, easily New Zealand’s most popular illegal substance, is almost unobtainable in any meaningful amount right now. Blame it on the police, the gangs, the weather or just the grow cycle of your average cannabis harvest; no matter which way you slice it, it’s dry out there."

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/new-zealand-stoners-are-facing-pot-shortage-0


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Tokers | Posted on Fri, March, 18th 2016 by THCFinder


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Utah Congressman Introduces Bill To Protect Medical Marijuana Patients Using CBD

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, March, 18th 2016 by THCFinder

Congressman Jason Chaffetz medical marijuana cbdToday, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced H.R. 4779, the CBD Oil Act of 2016, which would bar prosecution of individuals who use cannabidiol (CBD) oil for medical purposes as permitted by existing state law. Fifteen states, including Utah, have passed legislation permitting use of CBD oil for medicinal purposes. This legislation is supported by Utah Governor Gary Herbert.

Chaffetz: ”The use of CBD oil to treat epilepsy, cancer, and other intractable diseases has been successful for many patients including children. Patients who qualify to receive treatment should not have to fear prosecution by the federal government. States have taken the lead on this issue and the federal government should follow.”

Gov. Herbert: “I support Rep. Chaffetz in his effort to alleviate the fear that many Utah families face over conflicting state and federal laws regarding cannabis oil. This legislation resolves that concern by respecting decisions made at the local level.”

CBD oil is a naturally occurring substance derived from cannabis and, as a Schedule I substance, it falls under the definition of “marihuana” in the Controlled Substances Act. Consequently, the purchase or possession of the substance could subject a patient to federal prosecution. This bill defers to states on the legality of prescribed medicinal CBD oil use.

Source:http://www.theweedblog.com/utah-congressman-introduces-bill-to-protect-medical-marijuana-patients-using-cbd/


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Katt Williams - Weed

Category: Videos | Posted on Fri, March, 18th 2016 by THCFinder


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