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Roadside Marijuana Saliva Test Gets Second Michigan House Hearing

Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, May, 7th 2014 by THCFinder
saliva-testsLANSING- Just announced: the second hearing about the roadside saliva test for marijuana in Michigan will be Thursday, May 8, and there will likely be a vote on it.
 
The House Judiciary Committee took testimony previously on HB 5385 in April. During that hearing the Michigan State Police (MSP) representative, Sgt. Gill, told the Committee that some of the MSP leadership had returned from a convention in California and they liked the idea of the roadside test. The MSP sought permission to begin a pilot program in Michigan in which the MSP would determine which test was the most reliable and then roll out a statewide program.
 
That concept met with resistance, specifically from Rep. Jeff Irwin, D- Ann Arbor, who asked for legislative input on any program and for a scientific community assessment of the testing before any experimental program began. He also questioned why the bill did not articulate a pilot program, but instead authorized statewide use of testing by law enforcement. As a result of testimony given at that hearing, and subsequent appeals to the office of bill sponsor Rep. Dan Lauwers, R- St. Clair, the saliva testing portion of the bill is expected to be amended out.
 
We’ll believe it when we see it.
 
There is real reason for concern. The oral swabs are not approved for use federally in any capacity, but some private companies use the swabs in employment situations. No state has adopted laws like the one proposed in Michigan.
 
Each saliva test detects for a variety of substances, including cocaine, methamphetamine and alcohol; every brand of swab has differing accuracy rates for every substance tested. The manufacturing, accuracy and safety of these oral swabs are not regulated by any federal agency and are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
 
There has been no demonstrable need for the test, as illustrated through testimony delivered by marijuana community members during the first hearing. Standard testing methods already employed by the police have been successful, and the issue of driving impairment as a result of cannabis use has not been resolved.
 
A legislative analysis of HB 5385 failed to include any assessment of the costs of this roadside saliva test program; the analysis merely stated that the “fiscal analysis is in progress.” That document was dated 4/16/2014; the bill was introduced on 3/4/2014.
 
The saliva test is only one component of HB 5385. The bill was created out of tragedy as a woman, intoxicated on prescription pills, killed two people in an automobile accident and was later discovered to have had multiple encounters with law enforcement. Her test results from the previous encounters were stuck for months in the MSP crime lab testing backlog, which kept her on the streets. The bill was originally designed to allow officers to enter information into the LEIN system about intoxicated driving encounters without waiting for test results.
 

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OG Kush nugs - Hybrid

Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, May, 7th 2014 by THCFinder

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OG Kush - Hybrid

Known as The "Original Gangster" or "Ocean Grown" OG Kush comes from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles and is considered to be the strain that put Southern California buds on par with the flowers coming from up North. Developed over three generations and years of stabilizing as well as developing the perfect fertilizer / food for this particular strain, resulted in a phenomenal kush, said to be the strongest indica today. OG Kush, when properly grown, has the highest THC content of all kushes.


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LA Kush

Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, May, 6th 2014 by THCFinder

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Pre 98 Bubba - Hybrid

Category: Nugs | Posted on Tue, May, 6th 2014 by THCFinder

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Pre 98 Bubba - Hybrid

A very sweet, earthy strain that is almost pure Indica. Bubba Kush provides an intense and relaxing high that starts in your head and moves down into your body. It is a cross between the two popular strains Bubble Gum and Kush, and distinct enough to earn its own name.


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Jupiter OG Weed - Indica

Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, May, 5th 2014 by THCFinder

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Jupiter OG - Indica

Jupiter OG Kush is an indica strain that will make you feel it in your eyes. It features dark green buds and dark orange hairs, and provides a good body buzz. Great for pain relief.


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Tahoe OG Nugs (Indica)

Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, May, 5th 2014 by THCFinder

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Tahoe OG - Indica

A Indica-dominant hybrid with a dark green colored bud that%u2019s semi dense. A unique lemon smelling bud with a strong body high, great for stimulating the mind.


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