Blue Venom - Indica
Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, January, 30th 2015 by THCFinder
How long would this much Weed last you?
Category: Fun | Posted on Fri, January, 30th 2015 by THCFinder
Marijuana Arrests Drop 75% In New York City
Category: News | Posted on Fri, January, 30th 2015 by THCFinder
New York City had one of the most racially disparaging marijuana arrest rates in the country. That led to outcries from the marijuana reform movement and civil rights activists, which then led to New York City reforming its marijuana laws. What once resulted in an arrest now results in just a fine. The policy change has led to a significant decrease in marijuana arrests in New York City, which is good news for marijuana consumers and law enforcement alike. Per the Associated Press:
After a mid-November turn toward violations and summonses instead of misdemeanor arrests for carrying modest amounts of pot, such arrests plunged by 75 percent in December compared to last year, from about 1,820 to 460, according to state Division of Criminal Justice Services statistics obtained by The Associated Press. The November numbers fell 42 percent, from 2,200 to 1,280.
Even summonses have fallen by about 10 percent since the policy change, to 1,180, compared to the same period a year ago, New York Police Department figures show.
“Since the inception of our policy in 2014, marijuana enforcement activity is trending down in all categories” for the bottom-rung marijuana charge, Deputy Chief Kim Royster told the AP.
A drop in marijuana arrests is great news for New York City. Cops should be going after real criminals, not marijuana consumers. Jail beds should be reserved for violent criminals, not marijuana consumers. Law enforcement almost always opposes marijuana reform, despite the fact that it benefits them greatly. Something similar is going on in Philadelphia, where marijuana arrests have dropped 88% since marijuana decriminalization took effect there.
Platinum Kush - Indica
Category: Nugs | Posted on Fri, January, 30th 2015 by THCFinder
Oregon Medical Candy Overdose
Category: Culture | Posted on Fri, January, 30th 2015 by THCFinder
Edibles are slightly controversial in the sense that some people handle them differently than others and this may cause adverse side effects. While some patients can ingest many edibles and still function while being pain free, other people cannot handle the effect of eating cannabis and can sometimes have severe anxiety, along with other issues. There have been a few reports of people eating too many marijuana infused edibles, including one in Colorado where a young man jumped to his death from a hotel balcony after eating too many edibles. Now, a key lawmaker says that a marijuana overdose in Oregon shows that companies need to go slow on making cookies, candies, and other treats infused with marijuana available to public citizens.
“I don’t think we are in a position to approve any kind of edibles right now,” Sen. Ginny Burdick, a Portland Democrat who co-chairs a committee working on implementing the ballot measure approved last fall that legalized recreational weed. “We have to fire out a way to package them, label them, and make sure people understand the dosage.” Burdick isn’t willing to allow the sale of marijuana edibles until there is a plan laid out on how to control the potency and to keep the treats away from kids.
The incident occurred in Sunriver, Oregon, where police were called to a condo where a 37 year old woman from Washington was slumped on a bathroom floor, pale and barely breathing. She was numb from the shoulders down. Police Chief Marc Mills said that it was his first experience with a marijuana overdose and at first, he suspected that she had overdosed on something like heroin. But she had allegedly eaten three marijuana candies that were bought by a friend of hers at a shop in Washington, the police said. The candies were in a plastic, snap top container with no packaging indicating how to use them or what dose was in them.
Apparently, the woman stated that “they tasted pretty good and she had one, then had another, and had another, then all of a sudden, ‘Oh not feeling so good’,” Mills said. Medics at the scene treated the woman but she refused to go to the hospital. She and her friend later left for their home state of Washington. Officers confiscated the candy and cited the woman who bought it. Consuming edibles comes with a responsibility. Although candies do taste fairly good, eating multiple edibles at a time is never a good idea, no matter how much of a seasoned smoker you are. Eating marijuana will always effect people differently and it’s important to let the candies or treats take effect before eating more.
Colorado Begins Another Marijuana Battle
Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, January, 29th 2015 by THCFinder
Marijuana is legal in Colorado for recreational purposes but medical cannabis is still present. The two stores differ from each other. In the medical dispensaries, the taxes aren’t as high, considering that these people are patients. But since the regulations of the cultivation and distribution will expire this year if lawmakers don’t act, the officials in Colorado need to act quickly but of course, debate ensues.
Gov. Hickenlooper’s regulators want to administer 15 changes to the laws, including a crackdown on caregivers, who are the people who are growing for patients in the medical marijuana registry. But the senators from both parties voted 5-0 to not take that approach. Instead, they want to debate every aspect of the regulations, providing an open door for big changes on how marijuana is grown and sold in the medical world in Colorado. “Many of these are rather major policy changes and those should be debated individually,” said Sen. Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs.
“There’s a concern of a general lack of oversight of the caregivers, said Brian Tobias of the Department of Regulated Agencies, which are the people who make pot-rule suggestions to lawmakers. If the government were to crack down on caregivers, the quality of marijuana could possibly go down, as well as the quantity. Patients are even getting upset, as well as activists, with some hinting at lawsuits because the constitution guarantees pot patients the right to designate someone else to grow their marijuana. Other suggested that caregivers just straight up refuse to register and continue to grow their medicine illegally. “These people aren’t going to do it, because they don’t trust law enforcement. They don’t trust the government,” warned medical marijuana patient and activist, Phillip Barton said.
Making testing for medical marijuana is something else that the administration suggested. As of right now, medical marijuana doesn’t need to be tested for potency and contaminants, yet recreational weed is. Patients agreed with this legislation but wanted private citizens to be able to have their pot tested if they wanted to. Companies that test marijuana testified that these regulations prohibit them from accepting home grown marijuana, leaving patients stuck buying pricier weed from the dispensaries. “It’s just ridiculous that they can’t have a product tested,” said Martha Montemayor, who works at Healthy Choices Unlimited, one of the major companies that tests cannabis.
“I would love to start from scratch and put the right things in there… Rather than pull the wrong things out,” Hill said. Debate on the changes to the legislature begin next week and a bill must be introduced by January 23rd in order to meet a legislative deadline.
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