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Study: Closure of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Causes Crime Stats to Rise

Category: News | Posted on Sun, July, 16th 2017 by THCFinder

A new study has found that closing medical marijuana dispensaries does not reduce crime in neighborhoods, but rather, causes the exact opposite.

Once again, we have academia and science to prove our point: weed dispensaries make for good neighbors.

According to data, published in the Journal of Urban Economics, researchers found that closing MMJ dispensaries was associated with an increase in larceny, property crimes, car break-ins and other street crime in the surrounding areas.

The authors, Tom Y. Chang (USC Business School) and Mireille Jacobson (UC Irvine Business School), attribute this spike in crime to a lack of foot traffic and public engagement in the neighborhoods.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/study-closure-of-medical-marijuana-dispensaries-causes-crime-stats-to-rise/


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Extract - Smoking Scene

Category: Videos | Posted on Sun, July, 16th 2017 by THCFinder


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The Bespoke High Is the Future of Marijuana

Category: Tokers | Posted on Sun, July, 16th 2017 by THCFinder

I’d been traveling for work—to Europe then to Asia then to Europe again while pinging back and forth from L.A. to New York. For months my carryon contained the sneakers that I didn’t use in the hotel gyms I never visited. I was exhausted to the brink of tears since previous to this spate of travel. I had a schedule so rote I could give myself jetlag by sliding lunch up half an hour.

I’d gone straight to the weed store from LAX—ragged—trundling my suitcase past the spangly Turkish restaurant with the outline of a hookah on the sign, ducking into the alleyway with the Thai massage parlor on one end and my dispensary on the other. On the inside the shop looks like a cross between an Apple flagship and a Danish lighting boutique except there’s a security guard with a gun and a brown-haired girl who checks your ID and card and buzzes you through.

Read More:https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2017/06/hmbldt-weed-pen/530832/


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Uruguay: Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin July 19 at Pharmacies

Category: News | Posted on Sun, July, 16th 2017 by THCFinder

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Legal sales of marijuana for recreational purposes are set to begin next week in Uruguay at a limited number of pharmacies to nearly 5,000 people who have registered as consumers.

The South American nation’s Cannabis Regulation and Control Institute said Friday in a statement that pot will be available starting July 19 in 5-gram amounts at 16 pharmacies across the country.

The packaging comes with a security stamp that guarantees authenticity and warnings about the effects of consumption.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/uruguay-recreational-marijuana-sales-begin-july-19-at-pharmacies/


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