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Synthetic marijuana sent more than 11,400 people to ER in 2010

Category: News | Posted on Tue, December, 4th 2012 by THCFinder
Though it may not be considered "real" pot, synthetic marijuana may cause real health problems.
 
A new report shows synthetic pot sent 11,406 people to the emergency room in 2010.
 
The number pales in comparison to the 461,028 people who went to the ER for marijuana-related causes in 2010, but it's still a large number that's concerning officials. One-third of the people who went to the hospital for synthetic marijuana were between the ages of 12 to 17. Another 35 percent were individuals aged 18 to 24.
 
"It's not an epidemic," Rear Admiral Peter Delany, director of SAMHSA's Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, told HealthDay. "But it's a growing problem. And people need to be thinking about it, and how we're going to deal with it."
 
The statistics were released by Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), a federal government program that is part of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
 
Synthetic marijuana -- sold under many names including the K2 and Spice brands -- is typically a blend of herbal mixtures that when consumed create effects similar to cannabis, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. They are labeled "not for human consumption," but people often buy them for their psychoactive effects.
 

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Former Microsoft Manager, To Launch 'Premium Marijuana' Business In Washington

Category: News | Posted on Tue, December, 4th 2012 by THCFinder
Jamen Shively is looking to cash in on the green.
 
The former Microsoft manager told Seattle's KIRO that he's planning on getting into the "premium marijuana" business now that weed is legal in Washington.
 
"By creating the category of premium marijuana, we want to position it similar to a fine cognac, a fine brandy, a fine cigar," Shively told KIRO's Amy Clancy. "Something to be savored and enjoyed, in small quantities by responsible adults."
 
Shively told The Huffington Post that he wants his business to appeal to baby boomers -- those with disposable income who may have smoked during their college years but took a 30-year break from the bong to raise a family.
 
"Think of us as the Nieman Marcus of marijuana," he told HuffPost. "Now that it's legal, and they're empty nesters, it's okay to inhale."
 
Before getting into the legal weed business, Shively was a corporate strategy manager at Microsoft for six years. He left the tech giant in 2009 and launched a specialty foods marketplace that is no longer in business.
 
Last month, Washington voters approved Initiative 502, which legalizes and regulates the sale of small amounts of marijuana to those 21 and older. The measure garnered 55.5 percent of the vote. The law doesn't go into effect until Thursday.
 
Voters in Colorado also approved a ballot measure legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
 
But when it comes to weed in Washington, Shively has high hopes.
 

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D.A.R.E. Dropping Marijuana From Kids' Ant-Drug Curriculum

Category: News | Posted on Mon, December, 3rd 2012 by THCFinder
As of this month, Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E., the nation's largest anti-drug non-profit group, will no longer indoctrinate public school elementary kids against the evils of marijuana.
 
This is pretty major news, stoners, since D.A.R.E. has been preaching against the funky weed since the just-say-no days of the 1980s, and the use of marijuana by kids is the only victory that the group claims it's been able to deliver during that time. 
 
That self-congratulatory claim is itself dubious, however, since several studies and government audits over the years have argued that D.A.R.E. has actually been responsible for rising rates of pot smoking among adolescents, who might not have known anything about  ganja if it wasn't for being exposed to it by D.A.R.E. Indeed, this controversy is why D.A.R.E.'s funding in recent years has plummeted from more than $10 million per year to just third that amount, and why, hoping to reverse that trend, the group recently unveiled a new and hip anti-drug campaign called "Keeping It Real."
 

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Student Advertised Marijuana Business and gets ARRESTED - duh!

Category: News | Posted on Fri, November, 30th 2012 by THCFinder
Are people getting dumber by the day? What kind of moron advertises their illegal drug selling business...
 
In most cases, a college student would be considered entrepreneurial for creating a business card advertising his or her business.
 
However, business cards led police to arrest a Fairfield University student who is accused of passing around business cards advertising his alleged marijuana sales business, “Bean Marijuana Inc.”
 
James Torpey, 18, of Roxbury, Massachusetts, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of marijuana, possession within 1,500 feet of a school and possession of drug paraphernalia, the Connecticut Post reports.
 
The Fairfield Sun reports that Torpey had business cards made up that had his cell phone number on them. Officers called the number and made  several purchases from Torpey at his dorm, the Web site reports.
 

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Amendment 64: Douglas County to ban retail marijuana sales a year before they could happen

Category: News | Posted on Fri, November, 30th 2012 by THCFinder
Although voters approved Amendment 64 earlier this month, the retail sales aspect of the measure can't go into effect prior to late 2013 or early 2014 -- and that's only if (and it's a big "if") the federal government doesn't take action to intervene. Yet Douglas County Commissioner Jack Hilbert has already introduced an ordinance to ban such sales there; see it and more documents below. A surprise? Absolutely not.
 
The DougCo commissioners have long been anti-marijuana when it comes to retail outlets. Back in June 2010, we spoke to Hilbert about the decision to put a medical marijuana dispensary ban on that November's ballot. "The voters are the ones who approved this in the first place -- and I constantly hear from people who say, 'This is not what I voted for,'" he told us at the time, adding, "I think people who voted for it went with their heart and their compassion, but now they're looking at this and saying, 'I didn't vote for this.'"
 
Then, this past September, the commissioners joined Douglas County Sheriff David Weaver in opposing Amendment 64, dishing out some of the strongest language of any elected officials in the state -- and that's saying something given the vitriol directed at the proposal from many quarters.
 

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In Colorado, Seeking the New Normal in Marijuana Use

Category: News | Posted on Thu, November, 29th 2012 by THCFinder
DENVER – Anthony Orozco, 19, a community college student and soccer player in southeastern Colorado, is facing criminal charges for something that will soon be legal across this state: the possession of a few nuggets of marijuana and a pipe he used to smoke it.
 
“We get treated like criminals,” Mr. Orozco said.
 
But is he one? In the uncertain weeks following Colorado’s vote to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, the answer in hundreds of minor drug cases depends less on the law than on location.
 
Hundreds of misdemeanor marijuana cases are already being dropped here and in Washington State, which approved a similar measure. Police departments have stopped charging adults 21 years and older for small-scale possession that will be legally sanctioned once the laws take effect in the coming weeks.
 
But prosecutors in more conservative precincts in Colorado have vowed to press ahead with existing marijuana cases and are still citing people for possession. At the same time, several towns from the Denver suburbs to the Western mountains are voting to block new, state-licensed retail marijuana shops from opening in their communities.
 
“This thing is evolving so quickly that I don’t know what’s going to happen next,” said Daniel J. Oates, the police chief in Aurora, just east of Denver.
 

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