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Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by macbill, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Police: RV containing pot-laced candy catches fire on bridge

    PENNSVILLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Police say a pot advocacy company’s RV carrying marijuana-laced candy burst into flames on a bridge that connects New Jersey and Delaware, causing lane closures and tying up traffic for hours.

    Weed World Candies tells WCAU-TV more than $50,000 in merchandise was destroyed Sunday evening when one of its vehicles heading to Philadelphia from Washington D.C. caught fire on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Passing motorists captured the blaze on video .
     
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    grokit well-worn member

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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    As marijuana legalization spreads, more pets are getting high

    In the year after pot became legal for recreational use in Oregon, DoveLewis, a large emergency veterinary clinic in Portland, saw a 63 percent increase in marijuana toxicity cases despite a client base growth of just 7 percent, said Alaina Buller, a clinic spokeswoman. Those findings echoed the results of a 2012 study that found such cases quadrupled at two Colorado veterinary clinics in the five years after medical marijuana was legalized in that state.

     
  4. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    ^ Hard to like that one.
    Don't overdose your puppy or kitty!
     
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    At first it looks like a negative thing that the anti brigade could use, but it's nice to know it's not as bad for pets as some everyday things.......
    Ban pets?!
     
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    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Did the study say how many of these were accidental overdoses? Some dogs eat anything that hits the floor immediately or even steal off the counter.
     
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    "Hits the floor"?????? Absent other factors, my dogs would consider it a mark of shame. Sure, if they were sleeping outside and had to wake up and run inside, assess the situation and pounce in the time between the tiniest sound in opening of a food product and a spill, there might be times where a clumsy OldNewbie might have something drop and hit the floor. It is a rarity.

    Counters or even tables at below their head level have been safe so far. Full meals have been placed right in front of them with the Newbies leaving the room and they have left them alone.
     
  8. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Well I am sure your dogs are very well behaved but I have had Labs that have stolen entire roasts off the counter and yes would eat anything that accidentally hit the floor quickly.
     
  9. Silat

    Silat When the Facts Change, I Change My Mind.

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    Do you think Christie was just trying to create a traffic jam/sesh? :)
     
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    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Nahhhh . . it was the Devil's Candy that burst into flames because it is evil!!! Worse than the smoke from hell because it corrupts the children . . . :mental:

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  11. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    That would be a GREAT name for a strain!

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    Figures, it already is :tup:
     
  12. BD9

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    I'm in!! :leaf: :science: :brow:

    Hunter S Thompson's widow plans to clone and sell his marijuana stash

    Click HERE for the story.

    Anita Thompson, said in a post on her Facebook page that she had found a legal method to extract the DNA from the author's personal marijuana and hashish stash that she had saved for 12 to 15 years.

    "I am in the process of making the strains available to those who would like to enjoy the authentic Gonzo strains in legal states,". "I am looking forward to making the authentic strains available in legal states to support the farm and the scholarships."

    Anita Thompson, who took over ownership of her late husband's 42-acre Owl Farm property in Colorado this year, told the newspaper that proceeds from the sales would go towards renovating the property and turning into a private museum and writer's retreat.
     
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  13. Baron23

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    In remote Indian village, cannabis is its only livelihood

    MALANA, India — For hundreds of years, the tiny village was just a speck lost amid the grandiose mountains of the Indian Himalayas.

    Nestled at 2,700 meters (8,859 feet) between the higher reaches of the lush Kullu Valley, Malana used to be a four-day hike from the nearest road. Its laws, tradition says, were laid down by the village god Jamlu. People elected their own parliament and disputes were settled in their own court. Villagers would run in terror if an outsider showed up.

    But Malana is hidden no more. For centuries, the villagers have been growing the plant that has made Malana one of the world’s top stoner destinations, and a battleground —at least symbolically — for India’s haphazard fight against “charas,” the black and sticky hashish that has made the village famous.

    In 1985, the Indian government gave in to international pressure and banned the production and consumption of cannabis. Possession of a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of charas — a THC-rich extract derived from rubbing out the resin from freshly cut marijuana buds — is punishable by a minimum 10 years’ imprisonment.

    In the sleepy mountainous states of North India, marijuana has grown indigenously for hundreds of years. Local lawmakers and officials say the plant is part of their tradition and empathize with people in steep, remote villages who consider cannabis the only cash crop they can grow in harsh weather and geographic conditions (cont)
     
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    Indiana’s First Church of Pot
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    Be careful what you wish for: A “church of cannabis” is the latest unintended consequence of the right’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act madness.

    Hoosiers, get your Hookahs.

    In the latest Unintended Consequence of the “Religious Freedom” laws now sweeping the country, an Indiana church today was granted tax-exempt status by the IRS.

    But not just any church: The First Church of Cannabis, which proposes to exploit Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) to smoke pot at its services...

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/29/indiana-s-first-church-of-pot.html

    :tup:
     
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    Here's a video of Bill Levin being interviewed by Tommy Chong

    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Marijuana Pants For Kids Stoke Outrage

    Looks like clothes for kids have gone to pot, and that has parents and anti-drug advocates fired up.
    Amazon is selling a line of leggings for girls as young as 2 featuring green marijuana leaves. The Chinese-made pot pants sell for $5.99 to $7.

    The leafy leggings are sold by AOSHILONG-Baby, which eschews any cannabis reference and calls the pattern simply “digital printed leaves.”
    But that didn’t stop a grandmother in Fort Myers, Florida, from trying to weed out the items on Amazon.
     
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  18. Baron23

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    81-year-old Italy native first to buy legal pot in Anchorage


    By Mark Thiessen | AP December 15 at 9:03 PM
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Possibly the unlikeliest customer of all became the first person to legally buy marijuana in Alaska’s largest city.

    Anna Ercoli, 81, pulled into Arctic Herbery’s small parking lot at 8:30 a.m., 3 ½ hours before the store was to open and become the first legal retail marijuana store in Anchorage.

    She was waiting at the store when owner Bryant Thorp pulled in Thursday morning. He gave her a red ticket stamped with No. 1601, indicating she would be the first in line. He told her she didn’t have to wait around for hours in the 15-degree weather and could come back closer to the noon opening.

    “I need this medication for me because it works better than taking anti-pain or sleeping pills, and not really solving anything,” said Ercoli, a native of Italy who has lived in Anchorage for 45 years.

    Just before noon, she was escorted into the cramped retail location located in an industrial and residential area of midtown Anchorage.

    A clerk helped her pick out a 2.5 gram vial of Afghan Kush flour to mix with an ointment to provide pain relief. She paid the $52.50 bill ($50 vial, $2.50 tax) in cash after being told she could only buy one vial on this trip. She then scurried out the store, trying to avoid a crush of reporters.

    “This is really the only thing that when I put it on my skin, I can go to sleep and I can sleep because I have no pain,” she said before boarding a shuttle bus to get back to her car.
     
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  19. Baron23

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    ‘Marijuana’ or ‘marihuana’? It’s all weed to the DEA

    The Drug Enforcement Administration published a rule in the Federal Register Wednesday clarifying that certain marijuana extracts — notably cannabidiol, or CBD — are indeed Schedule 1 controlled substances and just as illegal under federal law as whole-plant marijuana itself.

    DEA spokesman Russell Baer says it is an administrative measure to help with record-keeping, but the rule drew attention for its use of the archaic spelling of “marihuana" -- with an “H” instead of a “J.” The rule is entitled “Establishment of a New Code for Marihuana Extract,” and uses the H spelling throughout.

    Some marijuana legalization advocates speculated that this spelling was used to be sneaky, “so the article wouldn't pop up under any searches for changes in marijuana policy.” Others asked “when the DEA will step into the 21st century and stop using the archaic version of the word 'marihuana.'”

    The spelling is freighted with historical significance. Traditionally, the plant and the drugs derived from it had been called “cannabis,” the scientific word for the genus of the plant itself. "'Cannabis' is the botanical term for the plant, and the term for the drug in most of the world,” explained drug policy expert Mark Kleiman of NYU in an email. (cont)

    If Trump is looking to cut government bureaucracy and budgets, I think the DEA is a very fine place to start....start right with Rosenberg (yeah, he's going to resign at end of Obama term...he's a political appointee....but god I would love to see that ass fired).
     
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  20. TeeJay1952

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    You know, if I were making a good living from DEA and I saw that so much of the LEO efforts are pot aimed, I might be worried bout my job security and future and act to protect them.
     
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  21. Baron23

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    Indeed. And in doing so you would be putting your selfish self-interests before ethics and the well being of many others.

    Just cause you may make a living at it, that does not justify it morally, ethically, or even constitute good Government policy.

    THIS is exactly why enforcement agencies should NEVER be allowed to set law and policy.

    Just saying, mate.
     
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  22. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    In what direction was the murder victim supposed to look? At the officer(s), in what could be perceived as a 'threatening' manner? How about looking around randomly, which makes one look :uhoh:, is that okay?

    Officer’s lawyers say Castile was high on marijuana, charges should be dismissed

    Attorneys for the St. Anthony police officer charged in the July shooting death of Philando Castile filed a motion Wednesday for charges against their client to be dropped, claiming Castile was culpably negligent — high on marijuana — when pulled over.

    Castile was killed during a July 6 after being pulled over by officer Jeronimo Yanez. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi filed a felony manslaughter charge against Yanez on Nov. 16, saying “no reasonable officer knowing, seeing or hearing what officer Yanez did would have used deadly force.”

    In documents filed Wednesday to support the motion to dismiss charges, attorneys for Yanez argue that the autopsy conducted on the 32-year-old Castile indicated he had high levels of THC, the chemical found in marijuana, in his blood.

    As such, the documents argue, Castile ignored Yanez’ commands and stared straight ahead during the traffic stop and was culpably negligent in the incident.

    Click to play YouTube Video

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  23. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Weed dog treats booming business across America

    Cannabis-infused dog treats are the newest trend in America's booming half-billion dollar animal supplements market, which is expected to grow by more than $150 million in the next four years
     
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  24. smokeup_tokeup

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    Is that good for dogs? Do they have an endocannabinoid system as well?
     
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  25. C No Ego

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    Yes- all creatures with a mammalian brain or spinal column including all chordate life evolving back a few billion years starting with the invention of the endocannabinoid system via sea squirts... they started it all and look where we are!
     
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