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Experts Concerned About Unregulated Pot Pesticides

Category: News | Posted on Thu, June, 18th 2015 by THCFinder

According to a new report from NPR, concern is growing over the use of unregulated pesticides by commercial cannabis growers. 

"It's the federal government that tells farmers which pesticides are safe to use," NPR reported. "And so far, the feds wants nothing to do with legalized marijuana. Colorado State University entomologist Whitney Cranshaw says that's left growers to experiment with little oversight."

And with some growrooms worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, most growers are choosing to protect their crop (and cash) from bugs over worrying about the potential effects of the chemicals in pesticides and mildew treatments.

"In the absence of any direction the subject of pesticide use on the crop has just devolved to just whatever people think is working or they think is appropriate," Cranshaw told NPR. 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/experts-concerned-about-unregulated-pot-pesticides


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The US Is Deporting Hundreds Of Thousands For Drug Offenses, Many Minor

Category: News | Posted on Wed, June, 17th 2015 by THCFinder

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The US government wants to throw Marsha Austin out of the country. The 67-year-old grandmother came from Jamaica to New York as a lawful resident in 1985, and has lived here ever since with her husband, seven children (two more are in Jamaica), grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. All are legal residents or US citizens.

By her own admission, she had problems with drugs. “I live in a drug-infested area,” she said of her neighborhood in the Bronx, and she succumbed to the lure of crack cocaine in the wake of her mother’s death. Jones racked up several minor convictions before getting popped for making a $5 purchase for an undercover officer in 1995.

That was “attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree,” to which she pleaded guilty on her public defender’s advice. The attorney failed to tell her the conviction could lead to deportation.

Her convictions led to little or no jail time, but in 2010, as her husband’s health faltered, she violated probation by drinking alcohol. She did 90 days in jail, but instead of walking out, she was seized by immigration authorities at the end of her sentence and spent the next 2 ½ years in immigration jail awaiting deportation.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) repeatedly opposed her release, claiming she was under mandatory detention for her drug offenses, but then released her unexpectedly in 2013. She’s been in treatment since then and now proudly reports that she’s been “clean as a whistle” for the past five years. Now, her husband’s health is failing, as is the health of her daughter, who suffered a breakdown after her own daughter suffered a serious illness.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/the-us-is-deporting-hundreds-of-thousands-for-drug-offenses-many-minor/


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Cops Eat Pot Brownies, Make Fun of Disabled Patient During Santa Ana Raid

Category: News | Posted on Tue, June, 16th 2015 by THCFinder

Last month, a gang of masked police officers from Santa Ana, California stormed into a neighborhood medical marijuana dispensary. Then, after disconnecting the video surveillance system positioned throughout the dispensary, officers unleashed a disgusting fury against the business, even suggesting violence against a disabled patient—all under the assumption that there would be novideo evidence of their behavior. 

However, the cops overlooked a single camera—a proverbial nail in their coffin—which appears to reveal police officers consuming marijuana edibles and making jokes about kicking an amputee in her “nub.” The video, which was obtained by OC Weekly, even shows officers playing darts behind the counter of the dispensary during the raid.

Once the cops believe they have successfully managed to disabled all of the security cameras, they gather around the main display counter, laughing, perhaps even daring each other to sample the goods. Then, the footage shows one of the officers shoving what appears to be a pot edible into his mouth before handing something else to a cohort who asks, “What flavor?”

The video hits disturbing heights, however, when a female officer begins to tell her colleagues about how she wanted to kick medical marijuana activist and patient Marla James, an amputee confined to a wheelchair, in her “fucking nub.”

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/cops-eat-pot-brownies-make-fun-disabled-patient-during-santa-ana-raid


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America now has a marijuana resort

Category: News | Posted on Mon, June, 15th 2015 by THCFinder

(NEWSER) – While $420 seems like a more appropriate price, starting at $395 per person per night, marijuana smokers can treat themselves to a cannabis-filled Colorado vacation. Dubbed "CannaCamp," the 170-acre resort in Durango does not hand out pot nor sell it on site but Time reports that its concierge will direct vacationers to area dispensaries; travelers can also bring their own. From there, guests can "experience the outdoors and cannabis in a safe, comfortable, and social environment," per the resort's site. That marijuana-filled environment doesn't include the cabins, though, which are smoke-free for safety reasons (porch smoking is allowed, notes the AP).

But pot permeates the rest of CannaCamp: There's a THC Fusion Cooking class, 4:20 Community Hour ("our version of Happy Hour"), cannabis yoga, cannabis-infused massages, cannabis pairing dinners ... and so on. And then there are the outdoors. AsMashable explains, most state and national parks prohibit toking, which makes CannaCamp's pot-friendly trails unusual. "We're bringing an element of luxury to that adventurous, exploratory vibe of childhood summer camp," is how Joel Schneider, CEO of the group behind the resort, frames it. CannaCamp opens July 1; reservations are being accepted now. (The world we live in now also includes marijuana K-cups.)

Source:http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/06/14/marijuana-resport-america-cannacamp-colorado/71208882/


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Two Marijuana Legalization Petitions Approved In Michigan

Category: News | Posted on Mon, June, 15th 2015 by THCFinder

michigan marijuana legalization milegalizeDueling proposals to legalize recreational marijuana use by adults have given the green light to begin collecting signatures on petitions by the Michigan Board of State Canvassers.

A third proposal has not yet finalized their language but may do so later this year.

Both the Michigan Comprehensive Cannabis Law Reform Committee (MILegalize) and the MCC aim to collect more than 250,000 signatures on petitions from registered voters in order to place their marijuana legalization proposal on the November 2016 ballot. The Board gave “approval as to form” for the two petitions, meaning the structure of the petitions meet state law. This was the final certification required before the groups could print petitions and begin the signature collection drives.

The MCC made a false start in this approval process by withdrawing their petition for consideration during an ongoing Board meeting. Their representative explained to the Board on the 11th that they changed just two words.

“We are the most formidable cannabis reform campaign ever formed in US history and no other group can match our expertise,” MILegalize Chair Jeffrey Hank told reporters after the Board of State Canvassers meeting on June 11.

The Board of Directors of MILegalize is composed of 13 established figures in state cannabis politics and business, including five lawyers, leaders from a half-dozen cannabis organizations and this journalist. The MCC refuses to divulge the identities of their leadership; their spokesman is an admitted paid representative whose company acts on the behalf of business and political interests in Oakland County, just north of Detroit. Oakland is commonly considered the wealthiest county, and the hardest on medical marijuana patients, in the state.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/two-marijuana-legalization-petitions-approved-in-michigan/


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Sticky note can't convict in marijuana case, state Supreme Court rules

Category: News | Posted on Sun, June, 14th 2015 by THCFinder

All that stood between a mother of two young children and a felony drug record after an Oakland County narcotics team raided their home was a sticky note.

More specifically — how would the courts view this Holly Village woman who'd jotted a few words and a date on a small adhesive-backed note? The words were to remind her husband of when it would be time to harvest the medical marijuana that he used for a health condition.

The sticky note was found by narcotics agents who'd burst into the house in 2012, guns drawn, when Cynthia Ann Mazur, her husband and their two children were gone, according to court records.

In a case watched closely by medical-pot users, the Michigan Supreme Court this week reversed lower courts' decisions on what constitutes evidence regarding the sticky note. The Oakland County Circuit Court was poised to convict Mazur, 45.

But the state Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that Mazur's sticky note was not evidence that she'd violated state drug laws. Instead, the paper scrap constituted "legal drug paraphernalia," a category defined in the law as devices that facilitate the use of medical cannabis by a state-approved patient.

Read More:http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2015/06/13/sticky-note-convict-marijuana-case-state-supreme-court-rules/71174260/


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