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Working for the human rights of cannabis consumers

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, January, 6th 2011 by THCFinder

 

Trees Nonprofit: "Working for the human rights of cannabis consumers".

Our Trees non-profit has just begun to sprout.

We are in that exciting state of affairs that includes the filling of positions to learning the strengths of our group. As the holidays come to an end the "core" group of Ents will be tuning in on quite a few of the steps of incorporating as a nonprofit in the great state of California.

One of our priority goals was choosing our organization's name. We eventually decided to go with CRISPIN (Cannabis Recreation Is Safe Prohibition Is Not) for collateqal use. The official name will be Cannabis Culture Consortium.

We feel that name and branding are one of the most critical choices of any start up. We need a unique Brand that defines our non-profits goals without alienating our group from the established reform groups, MPP, NORMAL, LEAP, and SAFER and etc.

We have a great group with a multitude of talents, with computer skills, poets, songwriters, business owners, lots of students and a few members with blogs. People of all ages and from all walks of life will be adding their diversity to make us a unique niche force in the pro-cannabis movement.

One of our goals is maximizing communication with goals of establishing both Internet and physical communication techniques. From songs and rhymes to the power of the Internet, we will spread the word "The time to end prohibition is now".

Another of our core goals is education, one focus will be showing recreation with cannabis is safe. In todays society we have our law enforcement imprisoning and even killing people over various cannabis related crimes, this is an enormous violation of cannabis consumers basic human rights. The herb cannabis has a history, 6,000 years of use by humans for both medicinal purposes and as a sacramental herb that was used by several religious sects. The seed was a very important food source in old China, and is also known to have health benefits. There is a lot of information that we feel every voter in the world should possess if we expect to make a change. 

At "Trees non-profit" our New Years Resolution is:
"Working for the human rights, of cannabis consumers"

Happy New Years!

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Roommates arrested for growing, selling marijuana

Category: Culture | Posted on Mon, January, 3rd 2011 by THCFinder

Police have arrested three roommates for allegedly growing and selling marijuana out of their Iowa City residence.

 

According to criminal complaints, Iowa City Police Street Crimes officers served a narcotics search warrant at 2151 Keokuk St., No. 14 on Sept. 30. Police identified the occupants as 20-year-old Christopher J. Reasoner, 21-year-old Simon R. Olesen and 18-year-old Taryn M. Stroud.

 

Police said they obtained the search warrant after purchasing marijuana from Reasoner on Sept. 21 using a cooperating individual. Stroud participated in the sale and also bragged about their marijuana grow operation, police said. The transaction was monitored by Street Crimes detectives.

When officers served the warrant they allegedly found plants being grown and cultivated plants, police said. Police said they also found items used in the manufacturing and selling of marijuana, including grow lights, packaging materials, a digital scale and cash.

At the time the warrant was served, there were other people in the residence using drugs, police said. The roommates admitted to growing and selling marijuana, according to police.

All three roommates were charged with controlled substance violation, Iowa drug tax stamp violation and keeping a drug house. Reasoner and Stroud face an additional count of controlled substance violation and gathering for use of drugs.

   

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Do College Girls Smoke Marijuana?

Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, December, 28th 2010 by THCFinder

Marijuana is everywhere these days: the news, on TV, in ardent political discussions about medicinal pot. Then, of course, there is the popular stereotype about college students and pot - you know, that all college kids do is smoke.

But what about college girls? Do they use marijuana as much as their male peers? In an article for Her Campus, Amanda First investigates about the relationship between female college students and the most popular illicit drug.

Marijuana. Weed. Grass. Bud. Mary-Jane. Cannabis. Whatever you call it, you've probably seen it, smelled it, or smoked it at some point. Marijuana is, after all, far and away the most commonly used illicit drug in the world, with about 4 percent of all adults consuming it regularly and 0.6 percent on a daily basis. Humans have used the drug as far back as the third millennium B.C. for recreational, spiritual, and medicinal purposes, and in recent years a very public debate on weed's legality has caused many to question how harmful it really is.

And just as marijuana has pervaded our national culture, so too is its skunky smoke as much a part of the air in our college campuses as the smell of Easy Mac. At my school, weed is so common that the university barely gives you a slap on the wrist for being caught smoking--a violation results in a brief alcohol education class and a mark on your record, while in high school it meant immediate expulsion. But even though it's all around us, weed is still illegal--and still dangerous in many ways.

But how bad is it, really? HC talks to college girls, both users and non-users and Deb Lewis, Cornell's alcohol and drug expert, to get the low-down on getting high.

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Amsterdam's pot "coffee shops" could go up in smoke

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, December, 16th 2010 by THCFinder
A new ruling by Europe's highest court may help pave the way for a ban on foreign tourists buying marijuana at free-wheeling "coffee shops" in Amsterdam and other Dutch cities.
 
The European Court of Justice announced Thursday that the mayor of Maastricht -- a southern town near the German and Belgian borders and not far from France -- was right to close down a coffee shop that had been selling cannabis to non-residents, says Reuters.
 
"A prohibition on admitting non-residents to coffee shops ... constitutes a measure capable of 
 
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substantially limiting drug tourism and, consequently, of reducing the problems it causes," the Luxembourg-based court said in its judgment.
 
Flooded by pot-smoking foreigners arriving at the rate of 10,000 a day, Maastricht passed a law in 2005 to prohibit marijuana-selling selling coffee shops from admitting non-residents.
 
The Dutch supreme court asked for an EU ruling after a coffee shop owner sued when he was forced to close for breaking the "no foreigners" rule.
 
The ruling is seen as an important precedent because a new Dutch government is planning to use the model to restrict the sale of marijuana and hashish by creating a "grass pass" that will be only be given to Dutch adults, reports the London Telegraph.
 
While marijuana is technically illegal in the Netherlands, it has been sold openly for decades in designated cafés and police make no arrests for possession of small amounts.
 
Marc Josemans, owner of the Easy Going coffee shop in Maastricht who initiated the legal fight, told the Associated Press that coffee shops are a successful way of regulating the drug market and preventing marijuana users coming into contact with drugs like heroin.
 
"All these people who visit coffee shops, they want to use and buy cannabis in a safe haven where they are not being contacted with hard drugs or hassled for other things," he said. "That place is called the coffee shop."

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Medical marijuana in the work place; get your questions answered

Category: Culture | Posted on Wed, December, 15th 2010 by THCFinder

PHOENIX - The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act is bringing up a lot of questions, among them; how will prescription holders be dealt with in the work place?

Wednesday at 10am, Mountain States Employers Council is holding a webinar to help employers better understand the law. The webinar costs $129 and you can still register by emailinglworden@msec.org .

Attorney Dave Smith with Mountain States says they are suggesting employers review their employee handbooks now.

Employers can restrict the usage of medical marijuana at work. They can discipline those who are under the influence. They can also restrict possession of medical marijuana on the work premises.

The question is how they will determine who is under the influence, because testing positive is not an indicator of being “high.”

Employers cannot decide not to hire a person based on the fact that they are a medical marijuana prescription holder. They also cannot fire a person based on their prescribed medical marijuana use.

Smith suggests employees that believe they will get a medical marijuana prescription educate themselves on the law and make sure they carry their medical marijuana card.

Friday the Arizona Department of Health Services will release the preliminary regulations for the Medical Marijuana Act. The rules are scheduled to be finalized by March 29th. 


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Jolts of Perception - Joe Rogan

Category: Culture | Posted on Tue, December, 14th 2010 by THCFinder

"As people, we like to avoid SHIT that bugs us" - Joe Rogan


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