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

  1. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD
    Retired Marine staff sergeant Mark DiPasquale says the drug freed him from the 17 opioids, anti-anxiety pills and other medications that were prescribed to him for migraines, post-traumatic stress and other injuries from service that included a hard helicopter landing in Iraq in 2005.
     
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  2. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    one of the main obstacles there is only federal marijuana access is granted from the university of Mississippi... there are lots of Vets and that little school will not be able to keep up??? or is this the Feds' access into Legal Pot across the Country ? Or, is there laws in place to start allowing outside sources to supply federal needs? not exactly directed @macbill just sayin
     
  3. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    My understanding is that the advocacy from veteran's groups is encouraging states to enact medical marijuana laws, and some states "to OK therapeutic pot as a PTSD treatment, though it’s illegal under federal law and doesn’t boast extensive, conclusive medical research".

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Laozi
     
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  4. GetLeft

    GetLeft Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely.

    With ramifications for PA's lame-ass (what else would one expect?) attempt to address the needs and wishes of the majority of its citizens:


    How legal marijuana in N.J. will disrupt Pa.'s medical program: A Q&A with Duane Morris lawyers

    This news has me very excited. I thought I was years away (at least) from being able to access recreational buds. As grateful as I have been to my black market acquaintance who takes proper care of me, I'm ready to be able to purchase what I want rather than what is available. I've been dreaming of a steady diet of sativas ever since I spent a weekend with dutch treat while on a trip to Seattle last year.
     
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  5. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Marginally marijuana, but fascinating...
    Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?
    In 2001, ..... Portugal became the first country to decriminalise the possession and consumption of all illicit substances. Rather than being arrested, those caught with a personal supply might be given a warning, a small fine, or told to appear before a local commission – a doctor, a lawyer and a social worker – about treatment, harm reduction, and the support services that were available to them.
     
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  6. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Let Marijuana Travel Between States If Guns Can, Dem Congressman Says

    Republicans on Capitol Hill are pushing legislation this week that would allow people permitted to carry concealed guns in one state to bring their weapons with them when they travel, even if their destination state has more stringent requirements to qualify for concealed carry.

    But if the GOP wants to do that, a Democratic congressman argues in a new video, they should also be in favor of forcing states to recognize protections granted under each another’s marijuana laws.

     
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  7. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    LA Times Editorial:
    Back off, Jeff Sessions. California and other states should be able to legalize and regulate pot on their own


    Late last month, Sessions told reporters that his office was looking “very hard” at recreational marijuana. “It’s my view that the use of marijuana is detrimental, and we should not give encouragement in any way to it, and it represents a federal violation, which is in the law and is subject to being enforced,” he said, adding that the department was working toward a “rational policy.”
     
  8. C No Ego

    C No Ego Well-Known Member

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    it would be nice to see where in our constitutional laws it states- no human you cannot eat or consume plants or you go to jail ? WTF the real confusion is calling cannabis plants drugs?? if they cannot figure out the difference and will not listen to the people we are in big trouble
     
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  9. OldNewbie

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    The World Health Organization (WHO) just came out with a recommendation for CBD.

    http://www.who.int/medicines/news/2017/WHO-recommends-most-stringent-level-int-control/en/

    There is increased interest from Member States in the use of cannabis for medical indications including for palliative care. Responding to that interest and increase in use, WHO has in recent years gathered more robust scientific evidence on therapeutic use and side effects of cannabis and cannabis components.

    To that end, the ECDD did an initial review of a cannabis compound called cannabidiol (CBD). Recent evidence from animal and human studies shows that its use could have some therapeutic value for seizures due to epilepsy and related conditions. Current evidence also shows that cannabidiol is not likely to be abused or create dependence as for other cannabinoids (such as Tetra Hydro Cannabinol (THC), for instance). The ECDD therefore concluded that current information does not justify scheduling of cannabidiol and postponed a fuller review of cannabidiol preparations to May 2018, when the committee will undertake a comprehensive review of cannabis and cannabis related substances.​


     
  10. Silver420Surfer

    Silver420Surfer Well-Known Member

    Supposedly a dispensary in Colorado(Sweet Leaf) is getting raided by dEA as I type this. Will drop a link here as soon as I find one. WTF?!?!
     
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  11. OldNewbie

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    The Rohrabacher-Farr amendment was added to the continuing spending bill that keeps the feds going until Dec. 22. Colorado is in the 9th circuit which held a broad interpretation (Meaning it applies to all and not just state officials.) of the amendment protects medical marijuana if state laws are complied with.

    I suspect the "dispensary" is not acting legally according to state law on medical marijuana OR (much like back in March) the dispensary was violating other federal laws like interstate transport/delivery of cannabis OR was solely a store for recreational cannabis.

    Interestingly, when the DEA first cried out the list of horribles from the potential of passing the amendment, they included crying about how their hands would be tied on recreational sales as well as medical. Of course, once the law passed, they suddenly felt that was not a problem.
     
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  12. Silver420Surfer

    Silver420Surfer Well-Known Member

    Denver police raid multiple licensed marijuana stores

    Denver Police Department on Thursday executed search warrants and made arrests at “multiple” licensed marijuana facilities in the metro area, officials said. Police officials, citing an ongoing investigation, would provide only limited information as to the scope of the enforcement actions, number of arrests made and the businesses involved. “It’s ongoing, and we still have work to do at this point,” Doug Schepman, Denver Police spokesman told The Cannabist. Schepman said multiple agencies and officers are involved in the action. Initial information available Thursday indicates that enforcement actions were occurring at Sweet Leaf dispensaries across the city.

    Sweet Leaf’s marijuana business operations across the city and county of Denver were shuttered Thursday as a result of an investigation and enforcement action by Denver Police.
    The city and county of Denver posted notices on Sweet Leaf’s shuttered stores announcing the licenses have been suspended “by order of the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses for alleged violations of Colorado law.”

    The suspension covers 26 licenses — including medical, retail and cultivation — for operations that do business as Sweet Leaf, said Dan Rowland, spokesman for the Department of Excise and Licenses.

    According to a Department of Excise and Licenses order of summary suspension, licensing officials suspended the licenses after reviewing an investigation completed by the Denver Police Department. The 26 licenses affected were issued to nine limited liability companies all doing business as Sweet Leaf.


    The order states:

    “Reasonable grounds and probable cause exists to believe that respondents have engaged in deliberate and willful violations of state and local laws or regulations, and/or that the public health, safety and welfare requires emergency action.”
    No other suspensions were issued against other entities as of midday Thursday, Rowland said.

    Officials for Sweet Leaf could not be immediately reached for comment.
    At the Sweet Leaf dispensary located at 2609 Walnut St., a police officer answered the door and declined comment to a reporter from The Cannabist.

    It was not immediately clear to what extent Sweet Leaf’s facilities were affected beyond Denver, where the company runs 10 stores — spanning medical and recreational marijuana sales.

    Aurora police spokesman Bill Hummel said Aurora police had been assisting Denver, but referred all questions back to the Denver Police Department. Hummel did not know if the Sweet Leaf store on the 15000 block of East Sixth Avenue in Aurora had been closed.

    No one answered the phone at the Aurora location even though its business hours are advertised to be between 9 a.m. and 9:50 p.m.

    Denver Post Staff Writer Noelle Phillips and The Cannabist Editor Alex Pasquariello contributed to this report.


    This story is developing and will be updated.
     
  13. OldNewbie

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    Not the DEA, locals. From the "and/or" in the order, could it be they were in violation of purity standards? Is it possible they were actually protecting the public?

    We can only hope it is that over some taxation issue.
     
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  14. nickdanger

    nickdanger Collector of Functional Art

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  15. grampa_herb

    grampa_herb CO2 oil bigot

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    Oh the horror. Feeling much safer now...
     
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  16. Krazy

    Krazy Well-Known Member

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    I don't know enough about the laws in Colorado. The limits are per visit I assume? If so that was really an idiotic move on the dispensaries part.
     
  17. OldNewbie

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    If you go to the "Order of Summary Suspension" in the frame near the bottom of the link, the Director put out the legal path to justify the suspension. It is nowhere near as simple as limits per visit. I'm not sure how well the path will hold up if they go after the owners criminally. As to the license for the dispensary(ies), that is the real risk. To that, I bet the state will throw resources at any defense to make sure they maintain control.

    It seems the claim is people can't possess more than an ounce under the law. The dispensary is required to transfer only under the law. By the owner's agents (budtenders) knowingly tolerating the accretion of more than an ounce, the business is in violation.
     
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  18. CarolKing

    CarolKing Singer of songs and a vapor connoisseur

    If the owners in CO were allowing this to happen the license should suspended. Colorado authorities will have to make a big deal out of this if it’s really true. With Sessions as Attorney Gen they need to prove that they are following the law as stated. The selling of cannabis across state lines shouldn’t be happening. I understand why but this type of activity will fuck it up for the legal states. We don’t want our legal cannabis shut down. Our laws in WA state are very strict as well.:2c:
     
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  19. elykpeace

    elykpeace exVASted

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    Yeah why when everyone's walking on eggshell's to begin with would the employees not follow the rules and regulations. :doh:
     
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  20. howie105

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    IMO Its about market control and revenue so growers can either play the game in the state run arena by the house rules or not.
     
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  21. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Isn't strange, I can have a garage filled with cases of vodka and the like, but get put away or fined heavily for having more than one ounce? Still, I never thought that cannabis would be legal in my lifetime.
     
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  22. Krazy

    Krazy Well-Known Member

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    Medical only for us which is different:

    Possession Limits of "Eight ounces of medical cannabis (over a 90-day period)" here in New Mexico. Unless you are licensed to grow that effectively means you are limited to that much purchased from a dispensary. They have a shared data base and track your purchases.

    Before I got up and running by mentoring growers (trim tax!) I would call in every week and chat up the various bud tenders. Eventually someone would sell me a 1/4lbs of bottom of the bin shake/kief for super cheep.

    Entirely different situation for recreationally legal states selling to people off the street. Idiotic of the dispensaries to let that slide. And while the main issues is probably licensing the authorities absolutely could create a legal chain of causation and pursue criminal charges in some way.
     
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  23. macbill

    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    These States Are Likely To Legalize Marijuana In 2018

    If marijuana policy advocates' plans come to fruition in the new year, 2018 will bring about the first legalization laws passed by lawmakers; to date, all eight states to end cannabis prohibition did it through voter initiatives.

    Here's a look at the states that are most likely to enact marijuana reforms in 2018:
     
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