Cannabis Update

Discussion in 'Locker Room' started by Sharpy aint SAWFT, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. Well election day took place yesterday and two more states fully legalized recreational use of marijuana; Oregon became the 3rd state to pass a bill that allows it while shortly after that Alaska became the 4th.. Those two states weren't the only locations in the United States to pass a measure regarding full or some sort of legalization of Cannabis.. Washington, DC voters passed a measure as well..
    The issue with D.C. is that's a district and not a state so the lawmakers can overrule that one.

    It's pretty big to have two more states added to the full legalization for recreation as well as knowing that voters in the nation's capitol wanted to somewhat legalize it as well.

    I don't really smoke too much anymore but if we ever get at least medical in Ohio I will be eating more edibles.. so much easier on me rather than fucking up my lungs when most of the seasons I have bad allergies (excluding Winter).
     
  2. You know what state won't? Wisconsin. Fuck making money and having smart regulations.

    Prostitution, drugs, and guns should all be equally regulated. You keep it out of young persons hands and prosecute the older generation who provide them. Also Meth and X can stay illegal, along with prescription shit. Mushrooms, Weed, Coke, anything that is majority natural should be regulated and legalized. People who don't want to do coke won't, and the people who do it anyway will still find another way. I'd rather exclude the shitty drug dealer we all have met before.
     
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  3. Have fun with Scott Walker btw.
     
  4. Our election was truly turd sandwich vs the giant douche. Bitch who got fired by her own family vs too stupid to graduate college.

    People in Wisconsin don't care, abortion laws and same sex marriage are what most of these red necks with fat wives vote on. I didn't even vote, the two couldn't be worse options. Al Gore could have ran for WI Democrat and won by leaps and bounds for the option we had. Newt fucking Gingrich could have ran out Scotty Walker.

    I hate this justice system, but am really hoping Walker goes for the voucher system, it's the only thing he does that appeals to me, and Mary Burke is a fucktard millionaire. She belongs in the real dykes of Wisconsin show. They just sit around while the camera focuses on why their husbands have to cheat on them.
     
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  5. Silly states doing silly things. Oh well.
     
  6. South Portland, ME - one of the biggest cities in the state - also had a referendum passed to make recreational marijuana legal in the city up to a certain amount. However, another larger city in Maine - Lewiston (its a filthy hole, trust me) - also had a referendum for the same thing but it failed by less than 1,000 votes. How they plan on managing the stuff in this state when its 'legal' in one city but not another that is pretty close to it is beyond me.

     
  7. Have they classified what counts as a small amount?
     
  8. Should be interesting to say the least
     
  9. #9 u_cant_c_me, Nov 13, 2014
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    I'm loving this thread right now Cannabis is the a great mediation u may agree with me or not i find it really helpful I have had it for Pain and to help me eat

    Medical marijuana
    Medical marijuana sign at a dispensary on Ventura Boulevard inLos Angeles, California
    Main articles: California Proposition 215 (1996) and California Senate Bill 420
    California's medical marijuana program was established when state voters approved Proposition 215 (also known as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996)[17] on the November 5, 1996 ballot with a 55% majority.[18] The proposition added Section 11362.5 to the California Health and Safety Code, modifying state law to allow people with cancer, anorexia, AIDS,spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraines or other chronic illnesses the "legal right to obtain or grow, and use marijuana for medical purposes when recommended by a doctor". The law also mandated that doctors not be punished for recommending the drug, and required that federal and state governments work together "to implement a plan to provide for the safe and affordable distribution of marijuana to all patients in medical need."[17][18] Proposition 215 does not affect federal law, which still prohibits the cultivation and possession of marijuana.

    On October 7, 2011 an extensive and coordinated crackdown on California's dispensaries was announced by the chief prosecutors of the state's four Federal districts.,[19] leading to concerns among advocates and patients that a de facto nullification of state medical marijuana laws was in the offing.

    Recreational marijuana[edit]
    This section requires expansion.(June 2010)
    In November 2010 California voters were presented with Proposition 19 that would have effectively made possession and cultivation of marijuana legal for everyone over the age of 21, and would regulate it similarly to alcohol. If passed, Proposition 19 would not only provide much needed revenue for the Californian budget, but would virtually eliminate marijuana grown illegally on public lands, removing the threat of hikers, hunters, fishermen and others walking into illegal grow operations and quite possibly boobytraps set up by illegal growers. California's Proposition 19 has the support of many law enforcement agencies as it would free up much needed resources and allow them to direct them into areas of law enforcement that they are really needed, such as the eradication of illegal drug labs where methamphetamine is manufactured.[5]

    On February 23, 2009,[20] Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D) introduced the Marijuana Control, Regulation, and Education Act, a proposed bill that would "remove all penalties under California law for the cultivation, transportation, sale, purchase, possession, and use of marijuana, natural THC and paraphernalia by persons over the age of 21" and "prohibit local and state law enforcement officials from enforcing federal marijuana laws".[21] The bill would help with battling the 2008–2010 California budget crisis by allowing the state to regulate and tax its sale at $50 per ounce.[22] According to Time, California tax collectors estimate the bill would raise about $1.3 billion a year in revenue.

    Critics such as John Lovell, lobbyist for the California Peace Officers' Association, argue that too many people already struggle with alcohol and drug abuse, and legalizing another mind-altering substance would lead to a "surge" of use, making problems worse.[22] Apart from helping the state's budget by enforcing a tax on the sale of cannabis, proponents of the bill argue that legalization will reduce the amount of criminal activity associated with the drug. Orange County Superior Court Judge James Gray estimates that eliminating arrests, prosecutions, and imprisonment for nonviolent offenders due to legalization could save the state $1 billion a year.[22]

    The bill was delayed until January 2010, when the Assembly Public Safety Committee approved the bill on a 4 to 3 vote—this marked the first time in United States history that a bill legalizing marijuana passed a legislative committee.[6] However, the bill was unable to move forward to the Health Committee, where it was required to be heard before reaching the Assembly floor, before the January 15 deadline for proposed 2009 legislation. Ammiano plans to re-introduce the bill later this month or wait to see how a ballot measure for legalization fares in November 2010.[6]

    There were three separate marijuana related initiatives put forth to qualify for the November 2010 elections. Two of these failed to gather the required number of signatures.

    On March 24, 2010 California Proposition 19, titled the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act, qualified for the November ballot for the State of California.[8] If it had passed, this initiative would have legalized marijuana in California and allowed local governments to tax and regulate the sale of marijuana and its related activities.[9] However, the proposal was defeated by a narrow margin during the November 2 election
     
  10. I could live with 2.5 oz for a good month or few.
     
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  11. Eh depends on how much time I have to do it and how it is being used. Plus how many people are using it too. Lots of factors
     
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  12. Yeah bong + sharing is caring - tolerance = Happy Aids for at least a month. If you are buzzing through 2.5oz a month, you might need to take some time off and get your tolerance down, then buy a P and call it great.
     
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  13. Haha not going through that much that's for sure
     
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  14. i kinda go overboard at the Cannabis club lol
     
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  15. Why can't they just legalize it already? Saying it doesn't harm in any way (whether it be the brain or the lungs) isn't true, but it's certainly less harmful than alcohol and tobacco. It should be regulated already and be legal for recreational use, I still don't understand why it's not.
     
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  16. Lawmakers: Don't fight legalized pot




    By Lydia Wheeler - 11/13/14 02:26 PM EST

    A bipartisan group of House members urged Congress on Thursday to stay out of the way of building momentum toward marijuana legalization in states around the country.

    Joining Democratic representatives from Alaska, Oregon and the District of Columbia, which all passed ballot initiatives last week legalizing the use of recreational marijuana by adults, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) called upon GOP lawmakers to honor the will of voters.

    “The fundamental principles are individual liberties, which Republicans have always talked about; limited government, which Republicans have always talked about; doctor-patient relationships, which of course we’ve been stressing a lot about lately; and of course, states’ rights and the 10th Amendment,” he said.

    The House has already passed measures to cut funding for Drug Enforcement Agency raids on medical marijuana operations and prohibit the Treasury Department from penalizing banks that service dispensaries.

    “I’m confident in the new Congress with new members, we’ll have an even stronger working majority when we have test votes on these subjects.” Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) said.

    To date, 23 states have approved medical marijuana, 18 states have decriminalized it and four states and the District of Columbia have legalized adult recreational use.

    But Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) said members of the House are already looking for ways to overturn D.C.’s legalization.

    “A Department of Justice official testified that the District of Columbia law would be treated like the laws of the states, however, the city has already faced an attempt by the House of Representatives to overturn our marijuana decriminalization, and now we’ve had a threat to try overturn over legalization initiative."

    With limited resources for the criminal justice department, Rohrabacher said it’s counterproductive to prosecute people for smoking pot in their backyards.

    “Let’s have a common sense approach to this,” he said. “Let’s not waste tax dollars and oppress people with big government. Let’s leave these issues up to the states and strike a blow for liberty.”

    Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) said the ultimate way to stop the federal government from interfering with state laws would be to changing how marijuana is classified under the Controlled Substances Act.

    Currently marijuana is considered a Schedule 1 drug, putting it on par with heroin and LSD.

    “Marijuana should not be a Schedule 1 [drug]. It’s not more dangerous than methamphetamines or cocaine,” Blumenauer said.

    “Or tequila,” Rohrabacher added.

    Though Congress could move to reschedule the drug, Blumenauer said, he thinks that would have long odds of passing.
     
  17. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. marijuana advocacy group took steps Wednesday to begin raising money for a campaign to legalize recreational pot use in California in 2016, a move with potential to add a dose of extra excitement to the presidential election year.

    The Marijuana Policy Project filed paperwork with the California secretary of state's office registering a campaign committee to start accepting and spending contributions for a pot legalization initiative on the November 2016 state ballot, the group said.

    The measure would be similar to those passed in 2012 by voters in Colorado and Washington, the first U.S. states to legalize commercial sales of marijuana to all adults over 21.

    California, long the national leader in illegal marijuana production and home to a thriving, largely unregulated medical marijuana industry, is one of the 21 other states that currently allow marijuana use only for medical reasons. The drug remains illegal under federal law.

    "Marijuana prohibition has had an enormously detrimental impact on California communities. It's been ineffective, wasteful and counterproductive. It's time for a more responsible approach," Marijuana Policy Project Executive Director Rob Kampia said. "Regulating and taxing marijuana similarly to alcohol just makes sense."

    The Washington, D.C.-based group also has established campaign committees to back legalization measures in Arizona, Massachusetts and Nevada in 2016.

    Voters in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia will weigh in on marijuana legalization in November.

    In 2010, California voters rejected a ballot initiative seeking to legalize recreational pot. The measure, just like the medical marijuana law the state approved in 1996, was the first of its kind. But along with opposition from law enforcement and elected officials, Proposition 19 faced unexpected resistance from medical marijuana users and outlaw growers in the state's so-called Emerald Triangle who worried legalization would lead to plummeting marijuana prices.

    Marijuana Policy Project spokesman Mason Tvert predicted no such divisions would surface this time around.
    Citing his group's experience in Colorado and the advantage of aiming for a presidential election year when voter turnout is higher, Tvert said legalization supporters would use the next two years to build a broad-based coalition and craft ballot language that addresses concerns of particular constituencies.

    "Obviously, it's a whole different landscape in California, where it will cost probably as much or more to just get on the ballot as it did to run a winning campaign after getting on the ballot in Colorado," he said.

    League of California Cities lobbyist Tim Cromartie, whose group opposed the state's 2010 pot legalization initiative and until this year fought legislative efforts to give the state greater oversight of medical marijuana, said Wednesday that it was too soon to say what kind of opposition, if any, would greet a 2016 campaign.

    Lynne Lyman, California director of the Drug Policy Alliance, said her group expects to play a major role in the legalization effort and already has started raising money. Lyman said the goal is to have an initiative written by next summer. She estimated that a pro-legalization campaign would cost $8 million to $12 million.

    Even though California would be following in the steps of other states if a 2016 initiative passes, legalizing recreational marijuana use there would have far-reaching implications, Lyman said.

    "When an issue is taken up in California, it becomes a national issue," she said. "What we really hope is that with a state this large taking that step, the federal government will be forced to address the ongoing issue of marijuana prohibition."
     
  18. Good updates.
     
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  19. Whilst I have no issues with legalising weed. Would rather see MDMA legalised imo.
     
  20. READ THIS:

    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — It’s not every day that a TV station’s general manager[​IMG] has to sign an expense report for $600 in pot, but this is California, and this is 2014, and this is a serious consumer story.

    KPIX 5 reporter Mike Sugerman, who has a medicinal marijuana card, was concerned that the explodingindustry[​IMG] is under-regulated, and wanted to test the potency of the medicines that can be purchased, especially the medicinal marijuana that is meant to be ingested, including candy.

    “There’s no regulation because the Feds consider it illegal,” Sugerman explained. “The FDA can’t get involved.”

    He purchased different kinds of items at random at 12 locations in San Francisco[​IMG] and Oakland.

    Sugerman said in testing for the upcoming story, a laboratory found that, “…labels on packages had nothing to do with what was in them. One candy was 1 percent of what it claimed!” And other products contained other chemicals[​IMG] that were not supposed to be there.

    Station management encouraged the consumer report, even if it raises eyebrows when the finance[​IMG]department reviews the newsroom expenses.

    Sugerman said, “They [the bosses] actually were cool with it. It turned out to be a great story and I think one that will really resonate in the community. We’re flying blind here. And it’s medicine.”

    The big question several of Sugerman’s colleagues asked was what happened to the $600 in marijuana after the testing. Sugerman confirms, “The laboratory kept everything.”

    To see what the tests revealed about the unregulated medicine, watch at 11 p.m. Pacific on KPIX 5 Monday, November 17th, on television, or streaming online[​IMG] athttp://kpix.com/live

    I saw this a few day's ago and been wanting to post this for this thread
     
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