Colorado Weighs Difficulties Of Pot Regulations
Colorado is working toward becoming the first state to regulate production of medical marijuana. Regulators say pot consumers deserve to know what they're smoking, and producers should have safety regulations such as pesticide limits for plants destined for human use.
Right now, patients have no way to verify pot shop claims that certain products are organic, or how potent a specific strain might be Minor of Full Spectrum Laboratories is in Denver, which currently does voluntary marijuana analysis for about 100 growers and dispensaries. Minor and others in the pot business say industry standards are needed. But Colorado officials are having a tough time writing regulations for a product that's never been scrutinized or safety tested before.
New Mexico requires marijuana products to be labeled by strain and potency, and is planning by the end of the year to allow health inspectors to review samples. But currently none of the 14 states that allow medical marijuana regulate how it's grown. But it's a daunting task. Physicians, pot shop owners and state regulators all say standards are needed but guidelines don't exist.
Study Found Mixed Results For Cancer And Cannabis
Patients who suffer from problems such as pain, sleep disorder and even depression are being prescribed with medical marijuana more and more by doctors all of the united states. The usage of cannabis could make the human immune system suppressed along with raising its susceptibility to some kinds of cancer infections.
One research also shows that the use of marijuana is also known to cause damage to the immune system which exposes the body to a range of diseases like cancer and pneumonia. During experiments one of the chemicals called THC which is the reason for the ‘high’ caused by marijuana, led to the production of flood cells which was thought to make the natural immune system of the body become weaker. According to reports by the European Journal of immunology the results of the study suggest that cannabis also leads to an increased vulnerability to lungs, bladder, breast and several other tumors along with a range of bacterial infections like legionnaires.
DEA cracks down on fake marijuana
HOUSTON -- Federal authorities are using emergency measures to crack down on the ‘fake marijuana’ substance known as K-2.
K2, sold under names like K2 Summit, K2 Ultra, and K2 Blonde, is a product marketed as incense with a list of herbal ingredients and synthetic extracts including canavalia rosea and clematis vitalba. But those ingredients have been sprayed or soaked with a synthetic compound chemically similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
K2’s mix of compounds has been banned in most of Europe, but is not regulated by federal law in the United States.
Eleven states, (Alabama, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and Tennessee) have moved to ban the sale, distribution, and possession of K2 and its compounds.
Twelve other states, including Texas, are either considering legislation, or have individual municipalities which have installed bans of their own. The Alvin police chief introduced a proposed ban on K2 at last week’s city council meeting. Santa Fe in Galveston County put a similar ban in place last month.
Now the DEA is using its authority to temporarily control five of the chemicals used to make
Selling or possessing those chemicals will be illegal for at least one year while authorities decide if permanent control is necessary.
More raids in Las Vegas today = (
LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas Metro police on Wednesday identified six people arrested during a raid at a medical marijuana facility suspected of illegally selling the drug and pot-laced products.
Daniel Kinshella, 50, Sean Kinshella, 29, Christine Kinshella, 24, Kimberly Simons, 26, Jesse Moffett, 33, and Ryan Bondhus, 27, were arrested at the Jolly Green Meds location at Sahara Avenue and Buffalo Drive.
Police said they seized large amounts of marijuana, hash oil and cash during the raid.
The business, which advertises on websites such as Weedmaps.com, offers a variety of medical marijuana and services such as delivery and “express lane” pickup.
Tuesday’s raid was the latest in a number of high-profile crackdowns on medical marijuana facilities in southern Nevada.
65 Pounds of Pot, Gift Wrapped With Bows, Seized
A Portland, Oregon, woman must have had someone special in mind when she gift-wrapped two giant bundles of marijuana and decided to drive across the country with them.
The Daily Nonpareil newspaper of Council Bluffs said Robin Cheryl Klein, 51, was pulled over in a 2010 Dodge Charger around 2 p.m. on Monday during a routine traffic stop.
The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office told the paper that, after an initial interaction with Klein, a drug dog led deputies to the trunk of the car, where they eventually found the two large cardboard boxes full of marijuana, gift wrapped and covered with bows.
Deputies also found $5,598 in cash in the car.
Klein was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, and other related crimes.
She was released on bond on Monday, the Associated Press reports.
No attorney for Klein was listed in online court records and a telephone listing for Klein in Portland has been disconnected, the AP reports.
Man Charged With Feeding Grow-Op Bears
Just recently police arrested a man who was allegedly feeding black bears dog food to keep them around his area. It was unsure how many black bears were being fed until police actually arrived at the scene. It turns out that he had attracted around 26 black bears to the area. After doing some investigating it was then realised that the man was trying to keep the 26 black bears in the area to guard his illegal growth op. I guess that is truly the best security that you can have for your home growth ops.
After the man was arrested he was charged with feeding dangerous wildlife which is a crime punishable by 1 year imprisonment and or a 100,000 dollar fine. The Environment Agency are currently trying to rehabilitate the black bears into the wild life by restricting how much food they are given to by humans rather than putting them down as bears that have become dependent on humans for food are usually destroyed. The man is currently waiting for his day in court which is now scheduled for the 14th of December 2010 where he will face his charges.
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