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Pittsburgh NORML Responds To Media Reefer Madness Hysteria Over Cannabis Concentrates

Category: News | Posted on Mon, May, 16th 2016 by THCFinder

Reefer MadnessIt is with utter dismay that we awakened this morning to salacious reports from WPXI about a dangerous “new” form of marijuana that has arrived in Pittsburgh. WPXI seeks to warn us of the “dangers” of hash oil concentrates, also know as “wax”, “oil” “shatter” and “butter.” The alleged journalists at WPXI would have us believe that the risks from making and consuming hash oil concentrates are the latest “crisis” to afflict our region.

Simply stated, this is absurd “reefer madness” nonsense. Hash oil concentrates have been safely produced and used for decades. Hash oil concentrates are safely produced and sold for both recreational and medicinal use in legal states. Hash oil concentrates are particularly effective for patients who need an immediate onset of medicine. Hash oil concentrates are produced utilizing a variety of extraction methods including closed loop, vacuum purged and supercritical CO2 extraction. “Solventless” hash oil concentrates are increasing in popularity and pose absolutely zero risk during the extraction process.

Pennsylvania passed a medicinal cannabis law that permits the vaporization of cannabis oil. States with effective medical cannabis programs have seen the rate of prescription opioid overdose deaths drop by over 25%. Regardless of how potent hash oil concentrates are it is still IMPOSSIBLE TO OVERDOSE FROM CANNABIS. There has never, ever, in the entire history of the human race been a cause of death attributed to “acute cannabinoid toxicity.”

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/pittsburgh-norml-responds-to-media-reefer-madness-hysteria-over-cannabis-concentrates/


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After Trudeau’s election, Toronto has become the wild west of illegal marijuana dispensaries

Category: News | Posted on Sun, May, 15th 2016 by THCFinder

Unless you are one of a few dozen medical marijuana producers with a license from the federal government, it’s illegal to sell weed for any reason in Canada.

 

But you wouldn’t know that walking through Toronto’s Kensington Market. The neighborhood has six of the more than 100 marijuana dispensaries in the city. Most of them sprang up in the last six months. Not coincidentally, that’s right after the election of Justin Trudeau who ran on the legalization of marijuana, among other progressive issues.

Read More:http://qz.com/681930/after-trudeaus-election-toronto-has-become-the-wild-west-of-illegal-marijuana-dispensaries/


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Medford city councilor opens marijuana dispensary

Category: News | Posted on Sat, May, 14th 2016 by THCFinder

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – A member of the Medford City Council, known for its tough stance on legalized marijuana, has opened his own pot dispensary.

The Mail-Tribune says Clay Bearnson is believed to be the first city councilor in Oregon to own a cannabis dispensary though that could not immediately confirmed by the Oregon Health Authority.

Bearnson and his partners opened Oregon Farmacy within Medford city limits two weeks ago. He also grows pot, some of which is dispensed at his new store.

Read More:http://koin.com/2016/05/14/medford-city-councilor-opens-marijuana-dispensary/


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How Much Is Too Much Marijuana to Drive? Lawmakers Wonder

Category: News | Posted on Sat, May, 14th 2016 by THCFinder

It’s relatively easy to determine when someone is too drunk to drive. If a driver’s blood-alcohol level is 0.08 percent or higher, that person is considered legally impaired. But a study says that measuring the effects of marijuana on drivers is far trickier, and that blood tests are an unreliable indication of impairment by cannabis.

As more states consider legalizing the substance, that presents a challenge to legislators seeking to create laws on driving while impaired by marijuana.

The study, commissioned by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, found that laws in six states that legally assess impairment by measuring how much THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) is in a person’s blood are not supported by science.

Read More:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/14/us/marijuana-driving-laws.html?_r=0


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Cannabis at the Capitol: Marijuana industry leaders lobby Congress

Category: News | Posted on Thu, May, 12th 2016 by THCFinder

Three Democratic lawmakers will herald the start of a two-day lobbying effort by marijuana entrepreneurs on Capitol Hill.

Reps. Earl Blumenauer and Ed Perlmutter of Colorado plus Denny Heck of Washingtonjoined the National Cannabis Industry Association for a press conference Thursday just outside the U.S. House to talk up policy and “advocate for fair treatment of the legal cannabis industry,” according to the organization. They will spend the next two days explaining their situation to as many elected officials as possible.

Read More:http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/may/12/marijuana-industry-leaders-lobby-congress/


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Arkansas Cops Seize $20K Cash From Man With No Criminal Record

Category: News | Posted on Thu, May, 12th 2016 by THCFinder

Asset forfeiture laws have long been criticized as a way for law enforcement agencies to line their pockets in the absence of due process. Just look at the case of Annette and Dale Shattuck, whose assets were seized even though charges against them were dropped. Years after their initial arrest, the Shattucks are still trying to get their property back.

Now, another troubling asset forfeiture tale has emerged out of Arkansas, reports reason.com. State police sergeant Dennis Overton pulled over Guillermo Espinoza in July of 2013, for an unspecified "traffic stop." Overton requested a drug dog, which did not alert on Espinoza's car. (If the dog did, it would've given police probable cause for a search). 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/arkansas-cops-seize-20k-cash-man-no-criminal-record


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