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Most Anti-Pot Claims Supported by Weak Science

Category: News | Posted on Thu, August, 13th 2015 by THCFinder

The majority of the anti-pot claims that pop up in your newsfeed on a daily basis, like marijuana is as addictive as heroin, or that weed causes lower IQ points, are supported by weak science, according to a new report released by the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy.

In the study entitled “State of Evidence: Cannabis Use and Regulation,” researchers paint a comprehensive portrait of the most common claims made in regards to cannabis use and the power of their supporting evidence. 

Interestingly, researchers found that most of these declarations are cherry picked in a manner intended to bamboozle the public – contributing to policies supposedly drafted in the interest of public safety that are rooted in misinformation.

Researchers say that claims about marijuana often “confuse correlation and causation,” and that just because “scientific evidence may find associations between two events, this does not indicate that one necessarily caused the other.”

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/new-report-most-anti-pot-claims-supported-weak-science


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Organizations Call For Action On Illegal Body Cavity Search For Marijuana In Texas

Category: News | Posted on Thu, August, 13th 2015 by THCFinder

cops law enforcement special needs students entrapmentRepresentatives from two organizations advocating for criminal justice reform in Houston will hold a press conference Thursday calling for Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman to immediately take administrative action against three sheriff’s deputies who forcibly conducted an illegal body cavity search on a woman in Houston. The organizations will also call for Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson to investigate the allegation and file any necessary criminal charges against the deputies involved.

The organizations involved are the Houston Justice Coalition and Houston NORML.

The Harris County Sheriff’s deputies have been identified as William Strong, Ronaldine Pierre and R. Rojas. The incident occurred on June 21 in North Harris County when a deputy stopped 21-year-old Charnesia Corley for allegedly running a stop sign. They claimed she smelled of marijuana, and demanded she pull down her pants and spread her legs in a public parking lot, according to reports. One of the deputies then began to insert her fingers into Corley’s vagina.

When Corley stood and protested, she was thrown to the ground and a second female deputy was called to the scene. According to Corley’s attorney, R. Pierre held one leg and sat on her back, while R. Rojas held her other leg. Both deputies then forced her legs apart and conducted an intrusive manual cavity search.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/organizations-call-for-action-on-illegal-body-cavity-search-for-marijuana-in-texas/


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Texas Preparing to Hire Pot Growers Despite a Non-Existent Cannabis Industry

Category: News | Posted on Wed, August, 12th 2015 by THCFinder

Although the state’s attempt at launching a medicinal marijuana market is destined to provide limited opportunities for those gunning to get in on the green rush, Texas is reportedly on the verge of hiring pot growers to produce low-THC strains of cannabis oil for hundreds of thousands of patients suffering from epilepsy. However, while the news of this venture sings a sweet tune at face value, the language of the law passed earlier this year will make it difficult, if not impossible, for patients and businesses, alike, to relish in any benefits. 

In June, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a law allowing patients suffering from epilepsy to have access to cannabis oil, going a step further than states like Georgia by permitting a cultivation and distribution operation that would allow those suffering from seizures to gain access to effective medicine without traveling out of state. Unfortunately, the law was pushed through with a major flaw to its wording, which forces patients to obtain a “prescription” for cannabis oil as opposed to receiving a “recommendation”—an oversight that will force every doctor in Texas to shy away from medical marijuana. 

According to the Controlled Substances Act, “doctors may not 'prescribe' marijuana for medical use under federal law, though they can 'recommend' its use under the First Amendment."

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/texas-preparing-hire-pot-growers-despite-non-existent-cannabis-industry


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Colorado Cannabis Chamber Warns Against Overregulation Of Edible Products

Category: News | Posted on Wed, August, 12th 2015 by THCFinder

mint chocolate chip cookies marijuanaToday, the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce urged against a culture of dangerous potential overregulation of legal cannabis edibles in Colorado.

At the HB13-1361 and HB14-1366 Work Group Meeting on August 11, the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) of the Department of Revenue (DOR) discussed with various stakeholders the creation of new rules surrounding all edible cannabis products.

The Chamber also stands behind the consensus at the meeting regarding standard measurement procedures and the need for public education to always be the number one priority.

However, many proposed new regulations on edible products could create a strong negative impact not only on legal, licensed, compliant marijuana business throughout Colorado, but also on public safety for adults and children alike.

“The more we encourage overregulation, the more we risk pushing marijuana activity back onto the black market and into home kitchens without oversight or any regulation whatsoever,” said Tyler Henson, President of the Cannabis Chamber.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/colorado-cannabis-chamber-warns-against-overregulation-of-edible-products/


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Marijuana Users Should Be Outraged Over This New Dangerous Trend

Category: News | Posted on Wed, August, 12th 2015 by THCFinder

Let’s be clear about this. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “Synthetic marijuana is a designer drug that does not contain marijuana but rather contains any of a variety of plants sprayed with laboratory-produced chemicals.”

Known by various names, including synthetic cannabinoids, Spice, K2, Black Mamba and Crazy Clown, these drugs are responsible for an increasing number of harmful and dangerous reactions.  

“The most commonly reported adverse health effects associated with synthetic cannabinoid use were agitation, tachycardia [elevated heart rate], drowsiness or lethargy, vomiting, and confusion,” the CDC reports.

These drugs have become popular because consumers have been duped into thinking they are a legal form of marijuana. Often sold over the counter as herbal products, many forms of these chemical-laced products have been banned. Nonetheless, they remain available in the illicit market and in some legal forms due to different chemical compositions.

Marijuana users should be outraged over this slanderous and fraudulent reference to the cannabis plant. These drugs do not contain cannabinoids, natural or synthetic, and are in no way related to marijuana and/or the cannabis plant.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/read/marijuana-users-should-be-outraged-over-new-dangerous-trend


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Hundreds of Local Cops Are Requesting Armored Trucks To Fight War on Weed

Category: News | Posted on Tue, August, 11th 2015 by THCFinder

For over 20 years, the Pentagon has been giving away surplus military gear to local police departments through the Department of Defense's 1033 program. The program largely evaded public scrutiny until last year's events in Ferguson literally drove big armored trucks into the national spotlight, sparking heated debate about police militarization. 

Although law enforcement agencies have defended their use of combat equipment—citing hostage situations, terrorist attacks and mass shootings—a recent investigation by Mother Jones found that most cops aren't putting those answers on their request forms.

The magazine obtained 465 requests for armored vehicles (specifically, the iconic mine resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP) filed with the Pentagon between 2012 and 2014, and very few forms specified any type of "worst-case scenario" as their reasoning.

No, the most common reason cops asked for armored trucks was to combat drugs.

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/hundreds-local-cops-are-requesting-armored-trucks-fight-war-weed


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