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Medford, Oregon Votes To Ban All Residential Marijuana Grows

Category: News | Posted on Sun, November, 15th 2015 by THCFinder
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Medford Oregon’s City Council, a few weeks after approving medical marijuana dispensaries in the city, voted to ban all growing of cannabis in residential zones in town. Mayor Gary Wheeler had threatened to veto the controversial dispensary ordinance even though it had passed with a overwhelming 7-1 vote. A compromise was reached that creates a complete ban on growing in residential zones, medical marijuana included. The ban passed the first reading with a vote of 6-2, with Council members Clay Bearnson and Kevin Stein voting in opposition.

Medford and the local police have a long history of resisting marijuana access, going back to the Memorial Week 2013 raid of Southern Oregon NORML, Puffin’ Stuff, and the Green Compass. Later, the city fought in court to deny business licenses to state authorized medical marijuana dispensaries after the legislature voted them in. Coincidentally, with legal dispensaries in Medford looming on he horizon, Chief of Police Tim George recently announced he would retire in December.

Councilman Tim Jackle, who voiced the strongest opposition to the original measure allowing medical dispensaries, encouraged others on the Council, and the Mayor, to consider a ban on residential growing. The final reasoning was that the residents who wanted marijuana would now have legal access points to purchase their medicine.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/medford-oregon-votes-to-ban-all-residential-marijuana-grows/


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Petition To Fire DEA Head Chuck Rosenberg Surpasses 75,000 Signatures

Category: News | Posted on Sun, November, 15th 2015 by THCFinder

chuck rosenberg deaDEA head Chuck Rosenberg recently made some insensitive, unscientific comments about medical marijuana that demonstrated just how little compassion he has for suffering patients in this country. Below are Chuck Rosenberg’s comments, via the Huffington Post:

“What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal — because it’s not,” Rosenberg told reporters last week. “We can have an intellectually honest debate about whether we should legalize something that is bad and dangerous, but don’t call it medicine — that is a joke.

“There are pieces of marijuana — extracts or constituents or component parts — that have great promise,” he continued. “But if you talk about smoking the leaf of marijuana, which is what people are talking about when they talk about medicinal marijuana, it has never been shown to be safe or effective as medicine.”

In reaction to those comments, the Marijuana Majority created a petition calling for the termination of Chuck Rosenberg. Below is the language of the petition (which can be signed at this link here):

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/petition-to-fire-dea-head-chuck-rosenberg-surpasses-75000-signatures/


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Manteca police find marijuana worth $8.4M in warehouse

Category: News | Posted on Fri, November, 13th 2015 by THCFinder

MANTECA, Calif. (KCRA) —Manteca police arrested a Stockton man after finding $8.4 million worth of marijuana in a commercial warehouse, officers said Thursday.

Investigators followed up Wednesday on information about a large marijuana grow at a warehouse at 1320 Dupont Court in Manteca.

Inside the building, officers discovered a large marijuana growing operation that housed 584 mature plants estimated to be worth $8.4 million, police said.

 

Detectives believe the grow had been in operation since July and was going to be harvested next week, intended for a Bay Area marijuana store.

Read More:http://www.kcra.com/news/local-news/news-stockton/manteca-police-find-marijuana-worth-84m-in-warehouse/36413618


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South Dakota Law Can Get You Busted For Smoking Marijuana In Another State

Category: News | Posted on Fri, November, 13th 2015 by THCFinder

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South Dakota’s Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe announced over the weekend that it was suspending operations on its marijuana resort set to open on New Year’s Eve and that it had burned its pot crop. The tribe said it was seeking “clarification” from the Justice Department to ensure “the continued success of the marijuana venture.”

The move comes as at least three other Indian tribes that have embarked on marijuana operations after the Justice Department seemingly gave them a green light last year have been raided by the DEA, a Justice Department agency. At this point, Indian tribes have reason to be nervous about what the federal stance really is.

But the Flandreau pot operation also drew fast and intense opposition from the state’s Republican political establishment and law enforcement figures. And that opposition has brought renewed attention to one of the most bizarre state marijuana laws in the land, South Dakota’s “internal possession” law.

As Republican state Attorney General Marty Jackley warned—twice—when the tribe announced its plans in June, “South Dakota law prohibits the internal and physical possession, distribution, and manufacture of marijuana by: (1) all non-Indian persons anywhere in South Dakota including within Indian country; (2) all persons, including tribal members, outside of Indian Country.”

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/south-dakota-law-can-get-you-busted-for-smoking-marijuana-in-another-state/


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The Next Internet? Marijuana Delivered as Easy as Pizza

Category: News | Posted on Thu, November, 12th 2015 by THCFinder

One morning in September, I logged on to the website of HelloMD, a medical start-up that promises to connect patients with doctors instantly over the Internet. I filled out my personal details, explained my ailment — I often get heartburn — and entered in my credit card number to cover the $50 consultation fee.

 

Within 10 minutes, a pediatrician based near Washington who is licensed to practice medicine in my home state of California popped up on my screen. She appeared to be sitting in her home — there were a few teddy bears and ceramic figurines on a cabinet behind her — and she wore a red shirt, not a white coat.

 

The doctor asked about my medical history, current symptoms and familiarity with certain medicines. The interview lasted about three minutes, after which she announced what everyone who visits HelloMD expects to hear: According to her diagnosis, my heartburn made me a candidate for medical marijuana, which has been legal in California since 1996.

Read More:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/12/technology/marijuana-start-ups-see-an-industry-on-the-cusp-of-a-breakthrough.html?_r=0


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Passionate Rally Held Cuomo’s Office To Demand He Sign New York Medical Marijuana Emergency Access Bill

Category: News | Posted on Wed, November, 11th 2015 by THCFinder
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Today, patients, families, and advocates rallied outside Governor Cuomo’s Manhattan office to urge the Governor to sign a bill that would expedite access to medical marijuana for critically ill patients. In June, with overwhelming bipartisan support, both houses of the legislature passed A.7060 (Gottfried) / S.5086 (Griffo), directing the state to establish a program to help critically ill patients obtain emergency access to medical marijuana as soon as possible. The bill was delivered to Governor on October 30th. He has until November 11th to sign or veto the bill; if he does neither, it will become law.

The bill instructs the state to issue patient cards to qualified, critically ill patients as soon as possible, making it clear that they are medical marijuana patients and affording them some protection from law enforcement and child protective services.

“We’ve been waiting an outrageous 15 months for expedited access to medical marijuana,” saidMissy Miller of Atlantic Beach, whose son Oliver suffers from life-threatening seizures. “Every day we wait is a day I watch my son lose ground. We can’t afford any more delays. And delays seem likely considering I have not heard even one word about how to register my son for this program and many of the dispensaries are having difficulties securing their sites. Governor Cuomo should finally do the right thing and sign the bill so families like mine can get long awaited help.”

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/rally-cuomo-sign-new-york-medical-marijuana-emergency-access-bill/


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