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US court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders

Category: News | Posted on Thu, September, 1st 2016 by THCFinder

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.

The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals applies to the nine Western states that fall under the court's jurisdiction, including California, Washington and Oregon.

It came in a lawsuit filed by S. Rowan Wilson, a Nevada woman who said she tried to buy a firearm for self-defense in 2011 after obtaining a medical marijuana card. The gun store refused, citing the federal rule banning the sale of firearms to illegal drug users.

Read More:https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-court-upholds-ban-gun-sales-marijuana-card-191752183.html


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Technology Feature on NUGS

Category: News | Posted on Wed, August, 31st 2016 by THCFinder

As the cannabis industry grows by the day in the U.S., we are continually seeing the development of more ancillary companies.  It is amazing how limitless this industry can become once it is brought above ground and is legalized!

Perhaps the most recent company to create an ancillary product born out of the needs of the legalized cannabis industry is an app called NUGS, created by Denver based company Flowhub, NUGS is an iPhone scanner app that is a seed-to-sale software platform to help growers and retailers stay compliant with regulations in states where marijuana is legal.

Documentation that once took hours now takes a few minutes with NUGS, which is used to record everything from customer IDs and tags on individual plants to tracking inventory from the time it lands on the shelf, sells and leaves the store. The information goes immediately to the proper regulatory agency.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/technology-feature-on-nugs/


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Police Sergeant Who Filmed Himself Taking Pot Is Released

Category: News | Posted on Tue, August, 30th 2016 by THCFinder

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico police sergeant accused of unwittingly recording himself on a lapel camera taking marijuana from his office and giving it to his girlfriend has been released from jail.

KOB-TV in Albuquerque reported Saturday that Grants police Sgt. Roshern McKinney is out of jail.

It wasn’t immediately known Sunday under what conditions he was released.

State police say McKinney was arrested Wednesday. An investigation was requested in July after the video recording was found.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/police-sergeant-who-filmed-himself-taking-pot-is-released/


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Marijuana startups could be decimated once legalization hits

Category: News | Posted on Tue, August, 30th 2016 by THCFinder

Last week, I got legal pot delivered to my Bay Area doorstep faster than most Postmates orders.

I picked out a new cartridge for my vape pen from Eaze, a medicinal marijuana delivery startup that's been dubbed the "Uber of weed," and fewer than 20 minutes later, a courier pulled up outside my apartment and handed me a white linen bag that hid my purchase.

A new "Uber of weed" or "Yelp of marijuana" crops up on the legal pot landscape every other week. There's a Birchbox-like service for "every kind of stoner." Users find love on High There, the "Tinder for weed smokers."

Read More:http://www.businessinsider.com/marijuana-startups-gateway-2016-8


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The Marijuana Industry Pulls Victory From the Jaws of a DEA Defeat

Category: News | Posted on Mon, August, 29th 2016 by THCFinder

August began with plenty of promise for the marijuana industry, but those high hopes went up in smoke on Aug. 11, when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency released its long-awaited decision on whether it would reclassify marijuana.

The DEA denies the marijuana industry a victory

For months, the marijuana industry, cannabis supporters, and medical patients had hoped that the U.S. regulatory agency, with the recommendation of the Department of Health and Human Services, would reschedule marijuana from its current status of Schedule 1 -- which deems it an illicit drug with no accepted medical use -- to Schedule 2. This would have recognized that cannabis has an accepted medical benefit, and it would have allowed physicians around the country to prescribe medical marijuana to patients with very specific ailments.

However, the decision by the DEA denied the two petitions seeking to reschedule the still-illicit drug. The DEA leaned on three points in its explanation of the decision.

Read More:http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/08/28/the-marijuana-industry-pulls-victory-from-the-jaws.aspx


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California’s Prop 64 Underscores Absurdity of Holding Pot Prisoners in States Where It’s Legal

Category: News | Posted on Sun, August, 28th 2016 by THCFinder

Now that over half the country has voted to legalize medical marijuana and another half-dozen could do the same this coming November, isn’t it time to start discussing why non-violent marijuana busts still account for over half of all drug arrests in the United States?

Of the 8.2 million marijuana arrests made between 2001 and 2010, 88 percent were for simply possessing pot, according to the ACLU, and not large amounts. Those figures haven’t changed much in the past decade.

It begs the question: why are nonviolent pot offenders still behind bars in the four states where recreational weed is totally legal?

We all know the answer—the failed War on Drugs.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/californias-prop-64-underscores-absurdity-of-holding-pot-prisoners-in-states-where-its-legal/


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