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Pittsburg May Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Tue, December, 11th 2012 by THCFinder
PITTSBURG -- The Pittsburg Planning Commission will consider a staff recommendation to ban medical marijuana dispensaries.
If commissioners on Tuesday approve the staff recommendation, the matter will go to the City Council as an ordinance for a vote.
In April of 2011, council members adopted a moratorium, which expires in April, that prohibited dispensaries from operating while staff studied whether to develop regulations to allow them to operate. The recommendation calls for making it official city policy to ban them outright.
Before the moratorium went into effect, East Bay Collective operated a dispensary without a permit, but it didn't stay open because the city got a court injunction to shut it down.
There are no requests before the city to operate a dispensary, and when the city considered the initial moratorium and two later extensions, no one showed up to protest the action.
If approved, the ban on dispensaries would not prevent a qualified patient from growing medical marijuana in his or her own home for personal use, City Attorney Ruthann Ziegler said in an email.
A staff report said the ban was needed in the interest of public safety and that the use of medical marijuana is prohibited under federal law, even though its medical use was approved by California voters in 1996. The report cited a white paper by the California Police Chiefs Association that said many violent crimes, including armed robbery and murder, have been associated with dispensaries.


Anyone forget their Cannabis?

Category: Fun | Posted on Tue, December, 11th 2012 by THCFinder



Former president Jimmy Carter OK with legalizing marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Tue, December, 11th 2012 by THCFinder
Former President Jimmy Carter said he is in favor of legalizing marijuana during a public panel that CNN aired Tuesday.
CNN anchor Suzanne Malveaux asked Carter whether he supported marijuana’s legalization during a forum hosted by The Captain Planet Foundation on Friday in Georgia.
“I’m in favor of it. I think it’s OK,” Carter told Malveaux. “I don’t think it’s going to happen in Georgia yet, but I think we can watch and see what happens in the state of Washington for instance around Seattle and let the American government and let the American people see does it cause a serious problem or not.”
Washington and Colorado voted to legalize recreational marijuana last month, becoming the first two states to do so, putting state laws at odds with federal laws. U.S. officials remain critical of the laws passing.
Carter said that decriminalizing drugs doesn’t necessarily mean more drug users.
“All drugs were decriminalized in Portugal a few years ago and the use of drugs has gone down dramatically and nobody has been put in prison,” Carter said.
He added: “So I think a few places around the world is good to experiment with and also just a few states in America are good to take the initiative and try something out. That’s the way our country has developed over the last 200 years. It’s about a few states being kind of experiment states. So on that basis I am in favor of it.”
Carter’s remarks come following last Thursday’s premiere of “Breaking the Taboo,” filmmaker Sam Branson’s documentary that says the global drug war failed and in which the former president criticized former first lady Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” anti-drug campaign.
Carter noted that when he was president, he wanted to decriminalize marijuana.
“When I was president, in 1979 I made my definitive speech about drugs and I called for the decriminalization of marijuana. This was in 1979 — not for the legalization but the decriminalization to keep people from being put in prison just because they were smoking a marijuana cigarette,” Carter said.


Reasons to Vaporize Marijuana vs. Smoking Marijuana

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, December, 10th 2012 by THCFinder


Many people who smoke weed typically just go the traditional route and use bongs, bowls or papers. Now, those will get the job done, but you’re putting a few things at stake. You’re exposing yourself to unnecessary carcinogens and actually ingesting less of the THC than you would from using a vaporizer. I understand that using a vaporizer is a new idea for a lot of people and it might seem like a big change, but it’s really just as simple as loading up a pipe. If you’re not fully convinced yet, let me go over some of the benefits of using a vaporizer.


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Kush Perfume

Category: Fun | Posted on Mon, December, 10th 2012 by THCFinder

Do you really want to smell like weed?



Poll: Keep feds out of state pot laws

Category: Legalization | Posted on Mon, December, 10th 2012 by THCFinder
Most Americans want the federal government to stop enforcing anti-marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington state, which legalized the drug earlier this year, according to a poll released Monday.
Sixty-four percent do not want the federal government to enforce its anti-marijuana laws in those states, compared to only 34 percent who do, according to a Gallup Poll. Among those who believe marijuana use should be legal, a whopping 87 percent said the federal government should back off. But even among those who oppose marijuana legalization, 43 percent don’t want the federal government to get involved.



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