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Surplus Cannabis Taxes to be Used to Combat School Bullying

Category: News | Posted on Mon, October, 3rd 2016 by THCFinder

Colorado has a surplus of cannabis tax revenue that totals around $65 million. Due to the passage of Proposition BB last year, the state gets to keep these taxes and decide how they’re used. The Colorado Department of Revenue has announced that roughly $3 million of this will be used for bullying prevention programs in public schools.

The funding will be used to distribute 50 bullying prevention grants to schools across the state for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Each school will receive a grant of up to $40,000 per year.

“It’s a lot of money,” Dr. Adam Collins, bullying prevention and education grant coordinator for the CDE, told Denver7. “It’s a great opportunity for schools to apply and make sure the social and emotional wellness of their students is taken care of.”

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/surplus-cannabis-taxes-used-combat-school-bullying/


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Jamaica, Long Opposed to Marijuana, Now Wants to Cash In on It

Category: News | Posted on Mon, October, 3rd 2016 by THCFinder

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Jamaica has long bemoaned its reputation as the land of ganja.

It has enforced draconian drug laws and spent millions on public education to stem its distinction as a pot mecca. But its role as a major supplier of illicit marijuana to the United States and its international image — led by the likes of Bob Marley, whose Rastafarian faith considers smoking up a religious act — have been too strong to overcome.

Now, its leaders smell something else: opportunity.

Read More:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/02/world/americas/jamaica-marijuana.html


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Microgrowers Get Protection in California

Category: News | Posted on Sun, October, 2nd 2016 by THCFinder

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill making life easier for cannabis micro-farmers in the state.

The bill defines them as growers with less than 2500 sq. ft. canopy size for mixed-light cultivation, up to 25 mature plants outdoors, or less than 500 sq. ft. indoors.

The bill was sponsored by Assemblymember Jim Wood, whose North Coast district starts on the Oregon border and stretches down the state’s so-called “North Coast” almost to San Francisco. It includes the fabled counties of Humboldt and Mendocino.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/microgrowers-get-protection-in-california/


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Congress Extends Prohibition on Government Interfering with State Medical Cannabis Laws

Category: News | Posted on Sun, October, 2nd 2016 by THCFinder

The federal government yesterday gave approval to a short-term spending bill that’s designed to prevent an October 1st governmental shutdown. Included in the bill is the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which is the landmark provision passed last year which limits the Department of Justice’s ability to enforce federal cannabis laws in states where’s it’s been legalized for medical purposes.

According to Nick Phillips of the Marijuana Times; “Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, the co-author of the historic legislation, recently made an unscheduled appearance at the State of Marijuana Conference on the Queen Mary in Long Beach. He sat on a panel where he wore a “Make Cannabis Great Again” hat in support of states’ rights and individual freedoms to consume and operate legal cannabis businesses.”

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/congress-extends-prohibition-government-interfering-state-medical-cannabis-laws/


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'F**k It I Quit' Reporter Charlo Greene Could Face 24 Years in Prison

Category: News | Posted on Sun, October, 2nd 2016 by THCFinder

Although reporter turned marijuana advocate Charlo Greene launched into infamy a couple of years ago when she said “Fuck it, I quit” during her final newscast on Alaska’s KTVA, very few people are aware that she is currently at risk of being sent to prison for the next two decades for “misconduct involving a controlled substance.”

Calling her case a “modern day lynching,” Greene, whose legal name is Charlene Egbe, recently expressed concern on her blog over the fact that the entire world seemed to join in to spread the word of her saying “fuck” on live television back in 2014, but very few have stepped up to lend any support for the criminal case hanging over her head due to her cannabis club debacle.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/fk-it-i-quit-reporter-charlo-greene-could-face-24-years-in-prison/


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Colorado Earmarks Pot Tax Revenue to Fight Bullying

Category: News | Posted on Sat, October, 1st 2016 by THCFinder

Colorado has done some very interesting things with the tax revenue it collects on legal pot sales, which according to the taxman hit nearly $117 million in June of this year.

In addition to building schools, educational programs and various other services like school drop-out prevention and mentoring projects, the Colorado Education Department (CDE) will receive a $2 million grant to prevent bullying in schools, according to Denver 7.

Thanks to the passage of Proposition BB, which allows the state to retain $66 million of pot tax revenue for school construction and state programs, the CDE can put this new bullying prevention program into place.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/colorado-earmarks-pot-tax-revenue-to-fight-bullying/


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