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Alaska Regulators to Hear Comments on Onsite Pot Use

Category: News | Posted on Thu, August, 24th 2017 by THCFinder

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — State regulators plan to take comment through Oct. 27 on a proposal that would allow authorized retail marijuana shops in Alaska to provide a place for people to consume cannabis products they buy.

Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board has gone back and forth on the onsite consumption issue.

But it agreed last month to once again advance for comment draft rules for allowing onsite use. The formal notice of the proposed rules and the comment period came out this week.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/alaska-regulators-to-hear-comments-on-onsite-pot-use/


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Prices Shoot Up 200 Percent in Nevada as Weed Flies off the Shelves

Category: News | Posted on Thu, August, 24th 2017 by THCFinder

When legal weed sales went into effect on July 1, the excitement was palpable. Now, weed shortages and spiked up prices are also becoming palpable, verging on untenable.

Between distribution issues and much larger than expected sales, dispensaries and producers alike are freaking out; there’s not enough weed to go around, aggravated by the fact that there are only two distributors for retails outlets. Serious understaffing.

The market simply cannot keep up with the demand, which as we learned in Econ 101, has resulted in an increase in the price of marijuana—a 200 percent increase in just one month.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/prices-shoot-up-200-percent-in-nevada-as-weed-flies-off-the-shelves/


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Aspiring Teacher Busted for Smuggling Pot to Pay for Entrance Exam Tutor

Category: News | Posted on Wed, August, 23rd 2017 by THCFinder

Aspiring teacher Muthem Babitha recently learned a bitter lesson—that the road to hell is paved with good intentions—when she was arrested, along with her family members, for smuggling marijuana in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Babitha, 25, from port city Visakhapatnam, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on the Bay of Bengal, and two accomplices, her cousin Sunil Kumar, 20, also from Visakhapatnam, and Bidyasagar Singh, 25, from Odisha, were held by the Secunderabad Railway police officers last week, with 100 kg of marijuana, broken up into 15 and 20 kg packets, worth approximately $23,323, (15 lakh) reported the Deccan Chronicle.

Despite the ambitiousness of their endeavor, they’re not seasoned smugglers. In fact, it was their first attempt, and meant to be a means to an end.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/aspiring-teacher-busted-for-smuggling-pot-to-pay-for-entrance-exam-tutor/


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Law Firms Hedge Bets on Marijuana Being Legalized Nationwide

Category: News | Posted on Wed, August, 23rd 2017 by THCFinder

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A number of Philadelphia-area law firms are setting up practices to serve the cannabis industry despite concerns of an uncertain future.

Many of the city's biggest law firms — including Duane Morris, Fox Rothschild and Cozen O'Connor — have recently established practices to serve the cannabis industry as Pennsylvania gears up to make medical marijuana available to patients by early 2018.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported (http://bit.ly/2vS4Pm3 ) the uncertainty comes from the apparent disconnect between state and federal laws.

Marijuana has been legalized in some form by legislatures in 26 states. But federal law — under the supremacy clause of the U.S. Constitution — supersedes all state laws.

Read More:https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/pennsylvania/articles/2017-08-21/law-firms-hedge-bets-on-marijuana-being-legalized-nationwide


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Nevada Pot License Expansion on Hold Again Until August 29

Category: News | Posted on Wed, August, 23rd 2017 by THCFinder

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s marijuana regulators have agreed to delay the expansion of distribution licensing to meet growing demand at pot retail stores until the state tax commission can hear another appeal from a group of state liquor wholesalers next week.

A Carson City judge lifted an injunction last week that had prohibited the Nevada Taxation Department from licensing anyone other than alcohol businesses to transport recreational marijuana from cultivators to dispensaries.

Judge James Russell said he had no authority to override the department’s decision earlier this month that there weren’t enough alcohol distributors to keep up with demand.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/nevada-pot-license-expansion-on-hold-again-until-august-29/


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Philippines: Duterte Calls for Genocide Against Drug Users

Category: News | Posted on Tue, August, 22nd 2017 by THCFinder

Police in the Philippines killed 32 people in a wave of anti-drug operations north of the capital, Manila—making Wednesday the single deadliest day so far of President Rodrigo Duterte‘s ultra-deadly War on Drugs.

Over  100 were also arrested in the sweeps—overwhelmingly street-level dealers—and dozens of firearms reportedly seized. The operations were jointly carried out by National Police and Bulacan provincial authorities. Duterte expressed open enthusiasm for the bloodshed—and warned that it is just beginning.

“There were 32 killed in Bulacan in a massive raid, that’s good,” he said in a speech. “Let’s kill another 32 every day. Maybe we can reduce what ails this country.”

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/philippines-duterte-calls-for-genocide-against-drug-users/


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