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You Can Now Apply to Grow Medical Marijuana in Australia

Category: News | Posted on Wed, November, 16th 2016 by THCFinder

We’ve been so wrapped up with election coverage in the US the past few weeks, we almost forgot to share the great news happening around the world! Medical cannabis providers may now apply to grow medical marijuana in Australia.

Australia opened up the cultivation of medical marijuana on October 30 by voting after passing new legislation allowing licensed cultivation and production of cannabis for medicinal and scientific purposes early this year.

“Until now, it has been difficult for patients to access medicinal cannabis products from overseas sources,” Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley said.

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/apply-grow-medical-marijuana-australia/


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Judge: Looking Stoned Doesn’t Equate to Impaired Driving

Category: News | Posted on Wed, November, 16th 2016 by THCFinder

A Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court judge has determined that just because a motorist appears to be stoned doesn’t mean they have been operating a vehicle under the influence of marijuana.

Central District Court Judge Andrew M. D’Angelo said last week during an evidentiary hearing that while he acknowledges the consumption of marijuana can lead to impairment, there is “no evidence” that characteristics such as “red eyes and drowsiness” are “equated with impaired driving.”

D’Angelo went on to say that a police officer could not measure how a person’s marijuana use has hindered his or her ability to drive.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/judge-looking-stoned-doesnt-equate-to-impaired-driving/


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Smoking Pot, No College May Not Bar You from Police Work

Category: News | Posted on Tue, November, 15th 2016 by THCFinder

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police departments are relaxing age-old standards for accepting recruits, from lowering educational requirements to forgiving some prior drug use, to try to attract more people to their ranks.

The changes are designed to deal with decreased interest in a job that offers low pay, rigorous physical demands and the possibility of getting killed on duty all while under intense public scrutiny. There’s also the question of how to encourage more minorities to become police officers.

“We have a national crisis,” said Eugene O’Donnell, a former New York City police officer and now a lecturer at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. “For the first time in my life, I would say I could never recommend the job. Who’s going to put on a camera, go into urban America where people are going to critique every move you make? You’re going to be demonized.”

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/smoking-pot-no-college-may-not-bar-you-from-police-work/


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Does Donald Trump Support Marijuana Legalization?

Category: News | Posted on Tue, November, 15th 2016 by THCFinder

As with figuring out his stance on anything, it’s difficult to nail down exactly whether or not Donald Trump supports marijuana legalization. Not only are there a plethora of contradicting statements, but deciphering the context of his statements adds another layer to wade through.

With legalization becoming more of a bipartisan issue – especially after eight out of nine states passing new marijuana policies in November 2016 – and with Congress allowing medical marijuana to be prescribed to veterans, the likelihood of the president-elect dismantling the state laws already enacted seems incredibly unlikely.

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/donald-trump-support-marijuana-legalization/


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Several NFL owners, execs eyeing marijuana discipline changes

Category: News | Posted on Mon, November, 14th 2016 by THCFinder

With public attitudes and laws changing in the United States regarding the use of recreational and medical marijuana, minds are beginning to change in the NFL as well.

Based on conversations with 10 NFL team owners and executives over the past few months, marijuana usage could emerge as a key issue when the collective bargaining agreement is renegotiated over the next few years. The team sources spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to talk candidly about the subject.

Each of the owners support additional study and discussion regarding what the league's stance should be on medical and recreational pot use for players. The majority of the sample size supports a "decriminalization" of marijuana that would make it more difficult for players to be suspended. Two of the principals involved in the issue said they are open to getting rid of marijuana-related suspensions and only issuing fines. Two others said they are worried about sending the message that drug use is tolerated and believe suspensions must remain.

Read More:http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000738074/article/several-nfl-owners-execs-eyeing-marijuana-discipline-changes


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When does Nevada's marijuana law go into effect? These are the key dates to know.

Category: News | Posted on Mon, November, 14th 2016 by THCFinder

Marijuana advocates in Nevada celebrated on Tuesday as the state officially approved recreational marijuana use with 54.5% of the vote. But residents can't take advantage of the new measure just yet.

The Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative — also known as Question 2 — will officially take effect on Jan. 1, 2017. On that date, it will become legal for adults 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana, as well as grow up to six marijuana plants per person (12 per household) in an enclosed space.

Read More:https://mic.com/articles/159288/when-does-nevada-s-marijuana-law-go-into-effect-these-are-the-key-dates-to-know#.Gh2t8Dwjh


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