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Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by vtac, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. BabyFacedFinster

    BabyFacedFinster Capo di tutt'i capi

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    They got the chronic heebie jeebies, panicked and pushed the button. They should have put on some Allman Brothers, chilled out and walked back down.

    Kids can't hold de smoke.
     
  2. Krazy

    Krazy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the news links everyone.

    Crap, that's me!


    If I went down 3,209 ft I would still be higher than England's highest mountain, lol,.
     
  3. His_Highness

    His_Highness In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

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    WTF!?!?! I've been using cannabis for more than 4 decades and never experienced anything like not being able to walk. Not wanting to walk...sure. Not being able to walk...never. And never had a case of the "paranoids" so severe I was incapacitated. Hell...I've used LSD back in the day and even that couldn't mentally stop me from walking. What the heck were they smoking? Was elevation a factor somehow?

    Geez...I hate it when something like this makes us cannabis consumers look so stupid.:doh:
     
  4. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    I could see that happening with edibles. These folks must be newbies to weed.

    I've never heard a story like this in WA state where I live. They mountain climb here too and cannabis is legal.
     
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  5. His_Highness

    His_Highness In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king

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    Good point on the edibles ... I saw the term "smoking" and did ass-u-me that was the method used.
     
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  6. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    September 26, 2017
    Acting DEA chief Rosenberg is stepping down


    Chuck Rosenberg, who has been the acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration since 2015, said Tuesday he’ll be leaving the job.

    That means President Donald Trump will get to appoint a successor.

    It also means the DEA could reverse course on a cannabis-related policy announced in August 2016 to grant more research permits to scientists who want to study marijuana.
    That along with several other policy points, has led Rosenberg to butt heads with other members of the Trump administration, The Washington Post reported.

    Just last month, news broke that the Justice Department, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has been stifling the issuance of those cannabis research permits that the DEA promised over a year ago.

    Although it’s not clear who will succeed Rosenberg, one strong possibility is Col. Joseph Fuentes, head of the New Jersey State Police, the Post reported.

    Daily News | Briefs | National Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

    Im assuming he will appoint someone who is anti cannabis. That's what he's done with every other appointee. He's made sure it was the worst choice possible. Like the secretary of Education and the head of the EPA. Expect the worst and hope for the best IMO.
    CK
     
  7. psychonaut

    psychonaut High as fuck

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  8. BabyFacedFinster

    BabyFacedFinster Capo di tutt'i capi

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  9. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    I thought the partial paralysis was odd as well. Not sure if the brownies have been completely anylized? There might be more info later on.

    Edibles can have a bad reaction for someone who uses cannabis on a daily basis let alone someone who is less familiar with it.
     
  10. Lilinda

    Lilinda New Member

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    What do you think can you donate blood if you are a Cannabis user? I think everyone must be interested in this question because each of us may become donator or a person who needs blood one day. It is important to know what the American Red Cross Says About Cannabis and Donating Blood. Learn more here:https://essencevegas.com/blog/cannabis-users-need-to-know-donating-blood/
     
  11. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Last year there were more arrests for marijuana than for violent crime

    Despite spreading marijuana legalization and a growing desire for new directions in drug policy, the war on drugs continues unabated. According to the FBI's latest Uniform Crime Report, released Monday, overall drug arrests actually increased last year to 1.57 million, a jump of 5.63 percent over 2015. The increase includes marijuana arrests, which jumped by more than 75,000 last year compared to 2015, an increase of 12 percent.
     
  12. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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  13. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    29 states have legal pot. Jeff Sessions wants to stamp it out, and he's closer than you think
    What has become known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment constitutes a single paragraph of federal law. It prohibits the Justice Department from spending even a cent to prosecute medical marijuana users and sellers operating legally under state laws. Since its passage, it has largely shut down efforts by federal prosecutors or drug enforcement officials to interfere with otherwise legal sales of marijuana in 29 states and the District of Columbia that have passed legalization measures.
     
  14. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

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    Report: Melissa Etheridge arrested for marijuana possession
    Posted: Oct 14, 2017 1:36 PM PDTUpdated: Oct 14, 2017 1:36 PM PDT
    George DuMontier, Digital Producer, Meredith
    Melissa Etheridge was arrested for marijuana possession in North Dakota, according to reports from TMZ.

    Etheridge's tour bus was stopped in North Dakota on her way back to the United States from Canada. A K-9 officer helped officers find marijuana oil on her tour bus and the artist later plead guilty to possession of a controlled substance.

    Etheridge has been a major proponent for medicinal marijuana after using it herself in a fight against breast cancer. She recently published a personal statement recounting her experience.

    Coming up in the business in the 1980's, I saw plenty of drugs, but it never really appealed to me. I'm not even much of a drinker. But when I was diagnosed with cancer in 2004, I found that there was one substance that helped me through: Cannabis.

    Marijuana is legal in California where Etheridge currently lives. She's originally a Kansas native, and is scheduled to sing the National Anthem Sunday at the NFL game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
     
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  15. psychonaut

    psychonaut High as fuck

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    Ain't that some shit. Breast cancer survivor in jail for some flower oil medicine, feds wake the hell up.
     
  16. djurodjakovic

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    they will never wake up, it's not in theirs interest. you need to MAKE them wake up.
     
  17. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    @CarolKing I just couldn't like your post even though it stirred some type of resistance for sure.. of course it had to be Dakota something or another or Kansas arresting people for healing themselves with nature ?? what a bunch of flukes (fucks) of nature damn
     
  18. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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  19. psychonaut

    psychonaut High as fuck

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    Real higher education :tup:
     
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  20. muunch

    muunch hotboxing the cockpit

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    The course number is CH420. That's pretty cool they did that haha. Too bad undergrad only!
     
  21. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Wildfires scorched marijuana crops, possibly complicating California’s rollout of legal sales

    The deadly wildfires that ravaged communities and wineries in Northern California also severely damaged numerous marijuana farms, just before the state is expected to fully legalize the drug, in a disaster that could have far-reaching implications for a nascent industry.

    At least 34 marijuana farms suffered extensive damage as the wildfires tore across wine country and some of California’s prime marijuana-growing areas.
     
  22. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    I've heard conspiracies it was the cartels stoking the fires...
     
  23. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    Cali will just have to limit sales until supply is reestablished... hopefully they do not price gouge Californians @ 20 a gram or some shit
     
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  24. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    The buzz around legalizing weed has reached record levels, with 64% support
    Oct. 25, 2017

    What’s more, a slim majority of Republicans for the first time believes weed use should be legal
    America’s love affair with weed is at an all-time high.

    About 64% now support legalizing marijuana, a recent Gallup report shows — a record level of support in the polling company’s nearly 50 years of data collection. What’s more, a slim majority of Republicans for the first time believes weed use should be legal.

    The buzz around pot was decidedly weaker in 1969, when only 12% of Americans approved of legalizing it. By the late ’70s, that number had doubled — but stagnated around one-quarter through the late ’90s. Support rose to 34% in 2001 and continued its upward trend, with majority support reigning since 2013. Last year, 60% of respondents gave the green light.

    Also read: Weed smokers are firing up fast-food sales — especially at this one joint

    The 51% of pro-legalization GOPers in the present poll, conducted Oct. 5 to 11 with a sample of 1,028 adults, is a nine-point spike from last year. Democrats’ support crossed the majority threshold in 2009, and independents’ did a year later.

    While still outlawed federally, marijuana enjoys legal status for recreational use in eight states and Washington, D.C., for those 21 and over. Meanwhile, 29 states and D.C. have enacted medical marijuana programs, according to the Marijuana Policy Project. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) in August introduced ambitious legislation to legalize marijuana at the federal level, expunge federal marijuana convictions and incentivize states to legalize themselves.

    Also read: For these ‘marijuana moms,’ working in weed lets their families live the high life

    The green makes green: The legal cannabis market was worth about $6.6 billion in 2016, per the New Frontier Data research firm, and is forecast to top $24 billion by 2025. The medical marijuana market, which totaled $4.7 billion in 2016, is slated to reach $13.3 billion over the next eight years.
     
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  25. Silver420Surfer

    Silver420Surfer Well-Known Member

    Some of you may remember these scumbags trying to prevent Arizona marijuana legalization.

    Drug company founder indicted in US-wide opioid conspiracy



    PHOENIX — U.S. prosecutors brought a fraud and racketeering case Thursday against the founder of an opioid medication maker that has faced increasing scrutiny from authorities across the country over allegations of pushing prescriptions of powerful painkillers amid a drug epidemic that is claiming thousands of lives each year.

    The charges against Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor came on the same day that President Donald Trump was expected to declare the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency.

    It follows indictments against the company’s former CEO and other executives and managers on allegations that they provided kickbacks to doctors to prescribe a potent opioid called Subsys.

    In a new indictment, Kapoor and the other defendants are accused of offering bribes to doctors to write large numbers of prescriptions for the fentanyl-based pain medication that is meant only for cancer patients with severe pain. Most of the people who received prescriptions did not have cancer.

    U.S. prosecutors in Boston brought the case as they vowed to go after problem opioid makers similar to how they target “cartels or a street-level drug dealer.”

    “In the midst of a nationwide opioid epidemic that has reached crisis proportions, Mr. Kapoor and his company stand accused of bribing doctors to overprescribe a potent opioid and committing fraud on insurance companies solely for profit,” said Acting U.S. Attorney William D. Weinreb in Boston. “Today’s arrest and charges reflect our ongoing efforts to attack the opioid crisis from all angles.”

    Kapoor was arrested in Phoenix and expected to make an appearance in federal court Thursday. He is represented by Brian T. Kelly, a high-profile Boston attorney and former federal prosecutor who successfully tried imprisoned gangster James “Whitey” Bugler. Kelly’s office said he was out of town and not immediately available for comment.

    In Massachusetts, former Insys CEO Michael L. Babich and five other former executives and managers are set to go to trial in October 2018 and have pleaded not guilty. The latest indictment brings new charges against Babich and others.

    Several former Insys employees and health care providers have pleaded guilty to felony charges around the country, including in Alabama and Connecticut. A Rhode Island doctor pleaded guilty Wednesday to accepting kickbacks in return for prescribing the highly addictive fentanyl spray.

    A spokesman for Arizona-based Insys said this week that the company is under new management and has replaced nearly all its original sales staff. It says it takes responsibility for the actions of its former employees.

    “We have taken necessary and appropriate steps to prevent past mistakes from happening in the future, and are committed to conducting business according to high ethical standards and the interests of patients,” the company said in a statement Wednesday. “We also continue to work with relevant authorities to resolve issues related to the misdeeds of former employees.”

    In addition to the criminal charges, states have been suing Insys over its marketing practices.

    Meanwhile, the company has been active in politics, donating $500,000 last year to an Arizona campaign to defeat a ballot measure to legalize marijuana.

    The company’s stock price has taken a big tumble in recent months amid the legal issues. It was down more than 10 percent in early trading Thursday.
     
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