Oct 192013
 October 19, 2013
The High Cost Of A Marijuana Dispensary

The Boston Globe reported that 181 applicants were received by the commonwealth’s thirty-five potential medical marijuana dispensaries.  Massachusetts’ medical marijuana law specifies there may be no more than five dispensaries in any one of the seven counties in the state. Of these applications, 22 have been rejected and one applicant withdrew.  Among the reasons cited for rejection were failure to incorporate as a non-profit organization and failure to show liquid assets in excess of $500,000.  The 158 remaining applicants are now eligible to submit a $30,000 non-refundable dispensary application fee, which should bring in over $4.7 million for the government.

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Oct 192013
 October 19, 2013
Panel To Study California Marijuana Legalization

By Phillip Smith California Lieutenant Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) will lead a blue ribbon panel of expert to chart a path toward marijuana legalization, the ACLU of California announced Thursday. At the same time, the group released polling results showing that two-thirds of California voters are ready to support regulated legal marijuana commerce that contributes to state tax coffers. “The prohibition of marijuana has had an enormous human and financial cost in communities across this state,” said Newsom, the highest ranking elected official in California to publicly endorse taxing and regulating marijuana for adults. “It is far past time for Californians take a

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Oct 192013
 October 19, 2013
Majority Of America's Political Center Supports Marijuana Legalization

Courtesy of The Joint Blog A new poll commissioned by NBC and Esquire designed to determine the opinions of those in America’s “center” [the nation’s voters who don’t fit into a specific ideology or political party] has found that 52% are in support of legalizing cannabis. According to the poll, 34% of America’s “political center” “strongly supports” cannabis legalization, more than all levels of opposition. 33% claimed to be oppose to legalizing cannabis, with 20% of those being “strongly opposed”. 15% said that they are either undecided, or neutral on the subject. The results are practically identical to a Pew Research poll released in April, which found that 52% of Americans

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Oct 182013
 October 18, 2013
Banana OG Marijuana Strain Review And Pictures

Banana OG Cannabis Strain Review And Pictures A cross of OG and Banana, this Indica dominant strain has an earthy, fruity bouquet and great for pain relief with sedation. Banana OG is a High CBD strain with heavy medical effects. This strain is an excellent treatment for insomnia, chronic pain, muscle spasms, digestive disorders, ADHD, MS and anxiety. Some of the effects experienced include heavy body relaxation and sedation. “Nanners! Such an awesome strain, it tastes just like bananas! I’ve blind taste tested it with 4 of my homies and each one said bananas lol. Super strong hitting, maybe like

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Oct 182013
 October 18, 2013
How To Make No-Bake Chocolate Marijuana Cookies

No-Bake Chocolate Weed Cookies Recipe No-bake marijuana cookies are a winner everyday of the week. The recipe below is easy to follow. It was sent to me by the great people at Bald Brothers Cannabis Distillery in Portland, Oregon: Ingredients: 2 cups sugar ½ cup cocoa ½ cup of cannabutter ½ cup of milk 1 tsp vanilla 3 cups quick cooking oatmeal ½ cup peanut butter Directions: Combine the sugar, cocoa, butter, and milk in a saucepan. Boil for one full minute. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter (optional), vanilla, and oatmeal. Drop by spoonful onto wax paper. Let

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Oct 182013
 October 18, 2013
Israel: Economic Assessment Says Legalizing Cannabis Will Boost Revenue

Jerusalem, Israel: Legalizing the retail production and sale of cannabis would generate an estimated 1.6 sheckels (approximately $450 million) annually, according to an economic assessment published this month by the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies (JIMS). The authors estimate the existing Israeli marijuana market to total some 2.5 billion sheckels ($704 million). They estimate that taxes imposed on the plant could yield some 950 million sheckels ($207 million) in new annual revenue, while such a change in law would save an additional 700 million sheckels ($197 million) in prosecutorial costs. According to the JIMS paper, cannabis-related offenses in Israel comprise some 5.2 percent of the

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Oct 182013
 October 18, 2013
Police Arrested Almost 750,000 People For Marijuana In 2012

The FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2012 is in.  Once again, police arrested almost 750 thousand marijuana consumers, sellers, and growers, despite the passage of legalization in two states, decriminalization in fifteen states, and medical marijuana in twenty states. The data, analyzed by 420RADIO News, indicate that 749,825 people were arrested for marijuana within the category of “drug abuse violations” reported to the FBI.  Of those, 658,231 were arrested for possession, making up about seven out of eight pot arrests in this country. These numbers are virtually the same from 2011, when 757,969 reported marijuana arrests took place.  Previously during the Obama Administration, there were 853,838 arrests

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Oct 182013
 October 18, 2013
Slovakia To Drop Marijuana Seeds From Drug List

By Phillip Smith Marijuana seeds will no longer be illegal in Slovakia as of March 2014, according to a report in the Slovak Spectator. The decision came Wednesday in a proposal from the Health Ministry. While the move has yet to be confirmed by parliament and the president, the deed is considered as good as done because both parliament is dominated by the Smer Perty and President Ivan Gasparovic is widely viewed as a Smer ally. The Health Ministry proposal says that pot seeds should not be considered controlled substances because they do not contain any psychoactive compounds. The law change

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Oct 182013
 October 18, 2013
Medical Marijuana POW Jerry Duval Is Going Blind From Neglect In Prison

DEVENS, MASSACHUSETTS- Gerald Duval’s health is deteriorating, say his family members, and no one seems to care. Despite being placed in a Federal Medical Center, Duval’s illnesses have been exacerbated by a lack of attention. Duval is incarcerated at FMC Devens in West Virginia, convicted by a federal judge on drug charges for activities related to his status as a patient registered with the Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act (MMA). His son Jeremy is also incarcerated for a conviction in the case but is housed at a different facility. Duval is a transplant patient and a glaucoma sufferer whose medical care

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Oct 182013
 October 18, 2013
Arizona Judge Overturns County's Ban On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Courtesy of The Joint Blog Arizona Superior Court Judge Michael Gordon has overturned a zoning ordinance in Maricopa County which, according to the judge, is a “transparent attempt” to keep medical cannabis dispensaries out of unincorporated areas of the county. The ruling came as part of a pretrial verdict in favor of White Mountain Health Center, which plans to open a dispensary in Sun City. In his verdict, Judge Gordon said that the ordinance amounts to an effective ban on dispensaries in some of the county’s cities, and noted that there is no available property in Sun City that meets the county’s requirements. Gordon

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