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Marijuana Initiative 502 a tough sell in Eastern Washington

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, October, 22nd 2012 by THCFinder
On a rainy Sunday in downtown Spokane, Rick Steves jumped on stage to evangelize for marijuana legalization.
 
The audience, at the Bing Crosby Theater, was not filled with the usual suspects for a pot rally. White-shoe attorneys sat near ministers. A grandmother, wearing a button opposing gay marriage, quietly feared for the grandson she says might be lost to the stuff.
 
Steves, the travel author and TV host with folksy charm, said he once was afraid to advocate for marijuana legalization in public, and so appeared as "Jerry" on a Seattle radio show about pot. Not anymore. "I feel like we are on the side of truth here," Steves told the crowd.
 
Steves' appearance was part of a traveling roadshow through red-state Washington on behalf of Initiative 502, which seeks to legalize marijuana. Conceived with Seattle sensibilities, the campaign must also appeal to values on the other side of the Cascade curtain to win on Nov. 6.
 
The campaign message in the 509 area code weaves conservative and libertarian themes into a liberal idea: Spend less to enforce low-level drug crimes and respect private adult conduct.
 
"Remember, it's not pro-pot; it's anti-pot-prohibition," Steves told the audience.
 
It's a tough sell, in part because as some voters said last week, they assume use would rise, and are uncomfortable with the idea of a state awash in legal pot.
 
A new poll of registered voters by the University of Washington finds I-502 winning statewide, 51 percent to 41 percent, thanks largely to strong support around Puget Sound. But in Eastern Washington, the measure trails with just 41 percent favoring it and 53 percent saying no.
 
Business leaders in the region have been mostly silent, but police have not.
 
In Yakima County, a hub for marijuana trafficking from Mexico as well as outdoor growing, Sheriff Ken Irwin is offended by what he sees as "hollow" arguments for I-502, which he believes would encourage drug use, especially among kids.
 
Mostly, he scoffs at I-502's argument that a legalized market would kneecap gangs controlling the marijuana black market.
 
"To think that by legalizing marijuana, the cartels would be out of business is just naive and absurd," Irwin said. "Criminals are criminals. They would find a way to undercut the price."
 
 

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Blunts or joints?

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, October, 21st 2012 by THCFinder

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Maine Man Gets Stolen Marijuana Plants Returned by Police

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, October, 17th 2012 by THCFinder
If you happen to grow Marijuana in the United States and it is stolen, what do you do? There isn’t anything you can do. You’ve been robbed and someone is getting high or making money off of all your hard work and your customers/patients will suffer. It puts you months behind in plant growth and you have to start all over again. I’ve known of this happening to growers and it is devastating to them and their consumers. It is the same as if you had broken into a pharmacy and stolen all the pain killers.
 
In the case of licensed medical marijuana caregiver Thomas Davis of Maine, you call the Police and report it! Surprisingly, after one of his greenhouses was robbed, he phoned the local police to report it. Seems when Davis reported his stolen crop (17 plants in all), the police already had in custody his thief and his crop. But there was a problem.
 
Police in Ellsworth, Maine had never had to RETURN Marijuana to someone before. But that is exactly what they did. Since Davis is a licensed medical marijuana grower and caregiver of other medical marijuana patients, he had the 17 stolen plants returned, which unfortunately, had gained mold from being out of their greenhouse too long. The theft did exactly what would have happened if he hadn’t gotten them back. He and his patients will have to find their medication elsewhere until Davis can get new plants going.
 
 

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Medical marijuana moving forward in N.J., first center permitted for dispensing

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, October, 15th 2012 by THCFinder
TRENTON – New Jersey residents with medical marijuana prescriptions could have their prescriptions filled by the end of the year, the commissioner of the Department of Health announced Monday.
 
Commissioner Mary O’Dowd announced the state issued a first of its kind permit that will allow a Montclair-area center to begin to dispense medicinal marijuana. The center, Greenleaf Compassion Center, is the first center in the state permitted to operate as an Alternative Treatment Center.
 
“The issuance of this permit marks a significant step forward,” O’Dowd said during a telephone news conference Monday afternoon.
 
O’Dowd also announced that medicinal marijuana patients will begin to receive their medical marijuana cards in the mail as soon as this week.
 
There are approximately 320 patients in the state who have either registered with the program or are in the process of completing that registration, she said.
 
The state’s medical marijuana program has had trouble getting off the ground. Although Gov. Chris Christie gave the program his OK last year, some proposed centers have had trouble getting started as local zoning and planning boards have opposed them.
 
Greenleaf was the first center in the state permitted for growing medical marijuana. The permit was issued in April.
 
O’Dowd said she didn’t know exactly when Greenleaf plans to open their doors, saying now that the center is properly permitted it’s just a matter of getting “all their ducks in a row” administratively before they will begin dispensing medical marijuana.
 
“I would expect that they’re working on that now,” she said, adding that she expects it to be before the end of the year.
 
There are five other alternative treatment centers in various stages of the permit process.
 
O’Dowd said she expects 190 medical marijuana cards to be sent out in the coming days.
 
 
 

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Got concentrates?

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, October, 12th 2012 by THCFinder


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Winning the Fight for Life

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, October, 11th 2012 by THCFinder

Many have heard about the possibilities of the cannabis plant when it comes to treating cancer. The story of Rick Simpson (http://phoenixtears.ca/)and his amazing discovery are well-known, but not well-known enough. This information could go down as the most significant medical discovery of the last 100 years, and the federal government will not allow any kind of research into it.

 

The internet is full of testimonials from people who say cannabis oil cured their cancer. Like the videos below. This doctor not only healed himself, but he knows the ins and outs of the research behind cannabis and cancer.

 

There is some hope of research out of California that will study the effects of cannabis on cancer in humans, but one has to wonder how much proof it will take it the end for the federal government to allow the kind of research they will recognize.

 

This information has the chance to change the course of human history; shouldn’t we be at least looking into it? Shouldn’t the federal government itself be spearheading research into something with such groundbreaking medical potential?

 

Or is that just too much to ask?

 

 


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