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New York Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Face Local Opposition

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, October, 28th 2015 by THCFinder
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New York’s Governor signed a medical marijuana legalization bill into law in 2014. The law created one of the most strict medical marijuana laws in the country, and allocated business licenses to only a handful of entities. Those applying for licenses, and especially the winners, seemed to all brag at the time that this was the opportunity of a lifetime. Some of them seemed to have forgotten one very important detail – getting local governments on board.

The ‘not in my backyard’ position is one that some New York municipalities are taking. This will either lead to some dispensaries not opening in those areas at all, or at the very least, will likely lead to delays. New York’s medical marijuana program already had enough problems, and this ‘new’ hurdle won’t help. I say ‘new’ because this is dispensary 101 at this point, and the concept of checking with local governments should have been one of the first steps.

Below is more information about the issue, via excerpts from an article in Capital New York:

Five of the 20 dispensary locations, which the state sanctioned, have not been finalized yet by the local governing body, meaning that patients in large areas of the state could be left without access to the drug.

The apparent lack of readiness alarmed patient advocates, who were already concerned that the state’s program was too limited to provide statewide access.

POLITICO New York called every municipality or community board where a dispensary is scheduled to open. In some cases, local officials and representatives were adamantly opposed. In others, they outlined zoning and permitting concerns. And in still others they were surprised to learn a dispensary would soon come to their neighborhood, even though the state announced locations in August. 

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/new-york-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-face-local-opposition/


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Disturbing Dash Cam Footage Surfaces of Teen Killed by Cop Over Marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Wed, October, 28th 2015 by THCFinder

Prosecutors announced on Tuesday that the South Carolina police officer who fatally shot 19-year-old Zachary Hammond during a pot bust this summer will not face criminal charges. The decision was based on a review of disturbing dash cam footage—which authorities had reportedly refused to release to the public until this week. 

According to Greenville Online, 10th Circuit Solicitor Chrissy Adams said that after evaluating the video frame by frame, she concluded that Lt. Mark Tiller was "justified in firing on the unarmed 19-year-old to protect himself and others from being run over by  Hammond's car." However, she also admitted that the newly released footage is "troublesome" and "demands answers."

Tiller shot and killed Hammond on July 26 during a sting operation after police were tipped off that Hammond's friend, who was also in the car, was planning to sell a small amount of marijuana. Tiller claimed that he was in danger of being run over by Hammond's car when he shot the teen, but the new video doesn't exactly match Tiller's story.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/disturbing-dash-cam-footage-surfaces-teen-killed-cop-over-marijuana


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, October, 27th 2015 by THCFinder


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Arkansas rejects marijuana legalisation due to 'spelling and grammar errors' in proposal

Category: News | Posted on Tue, October, 27th 2015 by THCFinder

Plans to legalise marijuana in Arkansas have been scuppered - by spelling errors and “ambiguities in text”.

Arkansas Attorney General, Leslie Rutledge, said “errors of grammar, punctuation and spelling” were the reason behind her rejection of the constitutional amendment, the Associated Pressreports.

The proposal, written by Marry Berry, a resident of Summit, Arkansas, called for all residents to cultivate, produce, possess and use cannabis and anything produced from the plant.

Phrases queried in the proposal by Ms Rutledge included: "Any person eighteen (18) years of age and older", to which she said the “and” should have been “or”, Russia Today reports.

Read More:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/arkansas-rejects-legalisation-of-marijuana-due-to-spelling-and-grammar-errors-in-proposal-cannabis-a6710206.html


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