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Big change proposed for federal marijuana law.....

Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by lwien, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    ....but not big enough. The bill states that the only strains that would be federally legal are those strains that have less than .3% THC. Not less than 3% but less than .3%, Great news for those that use MJ for seizure control, but for the rest of us, not good at all.
    ----http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/28/health/federal-marijuana-bill/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

    The passage of this bill could very well slow down, in a very big way, the overall legalization of marijuana in general. On the other hand, the passage of this bill could be a very big thing to address those who suffer from illnesses where a high CBD content would offer relief.

    Do you want it to pass, or not?
     
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  2. cybrguy

    cybrguy Lover of natures bounty

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    Yeah, this could be very good for a specific group of individuals and studies but may well be bad for the legalization movement in general. There are MANY components of MJ that have varying effect and efficacy, and trying to pick winners and losers with the law when open research is just getting started is probably a BIG mistake, and destructive to the movement at large.

    I think anything this restrictive (like the concentrate only programs) may be worse than nothing for everyone other than those directly benefiting from that particularly narrow approach. A much broader approach needs to be taken.
     
  3. Gunky

    Gunky Well-Known Member

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    Where's the helmet?

    The beauty of this plant is that it can produce so many flavonoids and terpenes and other interesting molecules. The fact that this is the only dioecious annual - male and female flowers are segregated by plant - makes it very easy to breed new strains that emphasize certain cannabinoids. It's an absolutely marvelous plant that acts like a chemical laboratory. Diversity is a big part of what makes it so great. This stuff is dumb lawmaker grandstanding, lacking in courage or vision.
     
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  4. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    I think it's a good idea. Any legalization of mj is a step forward for the feds, no matter how tiny of a step it is it's still hopefully a foot in the door for better things to come down the line. For instance, industrial hemp has even less than .3% thc, so lets get those fields planted in texas to rescue them from gmo's and drought.

    Plus once there's legal mj and hemp out there, it becomes a question of diverting the resources needed to test and differentiate between legal hemp/mj and the enforcement of the illegal variety.
     
  5. Snappo

    Snappo Caveat Emptor - "A Billion People Can Be Wrong!" Accessory Maker

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    I don't like the bill as proposed. .3% gives the feds a small yet deadly noose with which to hang up MJ progress at the state level indefinitely. I'd rather have the feds continue with their hands-off equivocation and just keep their nasty hooks out of regulatory enforcement, pretty much like they're doing now.
     
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  6. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    I have mixed feelings, but in the end if this takes marijuana of the list of Schedule 1 controlled substances, this will have a positive effect across the nation- I think the the biggest changes will likely be seen in the current non-MJ states.
     
  7. Skeena

    Skeena Standing stone faced like a statue.

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    Just like how they legalized alcohol, but high percent is not allowed ... what a waste of time.
     
  8. Farid

    Farid beast coast

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    I use MMJ high in CBD and THC, but CBD alone has a hell of a bodyload for me. I'm sure there will be people who have seizures who still need THC for relief and to stay functional, in fact I know some people that fall in that category. As long as this proposed change doesn't impact the MMJ community I see it as a (baby)step in the right direction.

    Would this impact the legality of keeping large amounts of vaped bud? I doubt it would for me, as my vaped bud probably is more than .3% THC
     
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  9. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    This raises a great point, that this narrowly-focused bill cannot become law while mj is on schedule one.
    So if this law passes, mj will HAVE to be re-scheduled which will change everything eventually :tup::rockon:


    I disagree; for example you're allowed to make your own wine and beer, you just can't operate a hard-liquor still at home. So the analogy holds, that you can grow your own plants but would have to purchase concentrates. This makes sense to me, it's a much more dangerous process so it gets more regulated.
     
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  10. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    They make it a bitch but you can get a permit to operate a still at home. See S7 on the FAQ: http://www.ttb.gov/spirits/faq.shtml
     
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  11. Gunky

    Gunky Well-Known Member

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    The thing is making ice-water hash (bubble hash) is stupid easy, not dangerous in the least, and forms a natural part of every small grower's routine because about a third of the trichomes on the plant are located on leafy material not suitable for smoking. If you outlaw this you immediately create a class of criminals.
     
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  12. Magic9

    Magic9 Plant Enthusiast

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    I want it to pass for the kids/people it could help now. As far as our movement goes, it's detrimental. The closer we get, the more concessions we'll see from the anti- group. I think they are only making these concessions to hold off the tide until pharma companies can better isolate and extract certain compounds.

    I will not settle for anything less than full decriminalization.
     
  13. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    I just wish the Feds would decriminalize cannabis. On one hand these families desperately need help with their loved ones seizures and I hope this passes for them. On the other hand I don't want them screwing around with the states medical marijuana.

    It seems like when the Feds mess around with stuff they tend to fuck it up.
    Still, I have thought we should legalize marijuana forever. why is tobacco so good for you, yet pot isn’t?

    You have to vote some of these ass holes out of office. That's vapor not smoke.
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  14. samantabha

    samantabha climbing the mountain of the mind

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    This was in my Sunday Milwaukee Journal Sentinal (as I sat down to vape & breakfast). I laughed. So marijuana is schedule 1 (no medical benefit) while newspapers blandly debate how medical marijuana gets shipped interstate? And check out the juxtaposition of the announcement for the MS seminar (turns out the main guy, Dr. Khatri, used to be my neurologist). Does anyone get the feeling that we're living inside one MASSIVE contradiction? Like, everyone knows it's ok, but nobody is supposed to know it's ok? As for why the piece on the efficacy of using chickens to reduce your backyard tick count, I'll leave that up to someone else to interpret.
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  15. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    That's the headline that caught my attention. :lol:
     
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  16. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    Less ticks and free eggs, that's a win-win in my book :tup:
     
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    samantabha climbing the mountain of the mind

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