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  • Most young Republicans support legalizing pot (63%)

    03/02/2015 11:52:11 AM PST · by Ken H · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 03, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    A majority of young Republican voters support legalizing marijuana, even as older GOP members still believe it would be a danger to society, according to a new study. The Pew Research Center found in a recent study that nearly two-thirds of Republican millennials, 63 percent, believe pot should be legalized. Millennials include those born since 1981.
  • Everyone in Colorado may get a pot tax refund

    03/02/2015 12:21:07 PM PST · by Wolfie · 9 replies
    CNN Money ^ | March 2, 2015
    Everyone in Colorado may get a pot tax refund Thanks to Colorado's new pot tax and a quirky state law, residents may get a special one-time tax refund next year. The total could be about $59 million. That's how much the state expects to collect from taxes on the sale of recreational marijuana, which Colorado legalized last year. Some of that money was slated for schools, but it may go back into taxpayers' pockets instead. The reason for the refund: Colorado is expected to collect more in total tax revenue than it thought it would this year. That's not permitted...
  • Marijuana Investors Lost $23.3 Billion in Penny Stocks Last Year

    03/02/2015 11:04:42 AM PST · by dennisw · 22 replies
    vice.com ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jordan Pearson
    Investors in small cannabis companies lost $23.3 billion in 2014 because shady stock promoters are capitalizing on the slow tide of legalization in the US by manipulating the penny stock market with “pump and dump” schemes. Penny stocks are stocks in small companies that trade for less than five dollars apiece. They’re quoted and traded on dealer networks like OTC Markets because they don’t meet the requirements to be traded on more formal exchanges like the New York Stock Exchange. They’re also extremely volatile. Shady stock promoters capitalize on this volatility by convincing others to buy stock in worthless companies...
  • Tribes From Around US Gather to Discuss Legal Marijuana

    02/28/2015 2:12:58 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    ABC Snooze ^ | 02/28/2015 | GENE JOHNSON
    The Justice Department's announcement in December that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution if not silence or opposition from many tribes. They were reluctant given the substance-abuse problems that already plague many reservations.
  • Art Class Allows You To Smoke Pot And Paint

    Art Class Allows You To Smoke Pot And Paint February 19, 2015 marijuana art class puff pass paint Students in this cannabis-friendly art class paint and smoke marijuana with their fellow artists.
  • CPAC 2015: Cruz Marijuana Policy Shifts (should be state's decision)

    02/28/2015 6:16:37 AM PST · by Ken H · 38 replies
    IBTimes ^ | Feb 26, 2015 | Max Willens
    A would-be Republican presidential nominee has changed his mind on marijuana. Sen. Ted Cruz said he supports Colorados state rights to keep marijuana legalized without federal interference during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity at Thursdays Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). I actually think this is a great embodiment of what Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called the laboratories of democracy, Cruz said. If the citizens of Colorado decide they want to go down that road, thats their prerogative. I personally dont agree with it, but thats their right. Cruzs comments at CPAC bring him in line with...
  • Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study

    02/25/2015 11:28:41 AM PST · by Wolfie · 109 replies
    The Verge ^ | Feb. 23, 2015
    Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study Marijuana is roughly 114 times less deadly than alcohol, according to recent findings published in the journal Scientific Reports. Of the seven drugs included in the study, alcohol was the deadliest at an individual level, followed by heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and marijuana. Previous studies consistently ranked marijuana as the safest recreational drug, but it was not known that the discrepancy was this large. The researchers determined the mortality risk by comparing a lethal dose of each substance with the amount typically used. Not only was...
  • Poll: Colorado residents still back legal marijuana (58%-38%)

    02/25/2015 10:15:40 AM PST · by Ken H · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | ADAM B. LERNER
    More than two years after Coloradans voted to allow recreational marijuana use, the states residents continue to stand firmly behind keeping the drug legal, a new poll found. The survey, commissioned by Quinnipiac University, found that 58 percent of Colorado voters support keeping pot legal, while only 38 percent are against it. The result featured significant gender and age disparities. Voters ages 18 to 34 favored it overwhelmingly, 82-16 percent, while 50 percent of those ages 55 and older were against it, with only 46 percent in support. Likewise, men supported the measure by a margin of 63-33, while women...
  • Marijuana Becomes Legal in D.C. Thursday at Midnight -- Unless Congress Steps In

    02/24/2015 10:02:25 PM PST · by Ken H · 46 replies
    NBC Washington DC ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | Carissa DiMargo and Tom Sherwood
    A law to legalize marijuana in the District will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, unless Congress steps in at the last minute. As a result, D.C. police officers will begin carrying business card-sized summaries of the new rules, which were publicly explained Tuesday and will be part of a public education campaign. The law -- which was approved by voters last fall -- will permit possession of small amounts of marijuana by those ages 21 or older, with consumption allowed only in private homes and space.
  • Washington Post: House Republicans warn D.C. mayor not to legalize pot (NANNY STATE ALERT)

    02/25/2015 7:36:18 AM PST · by MadIsh32 · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 25th 2015 | Aaron C. Davis
    Two powerful House Republicans late Tuesday warned D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser not to move forward with legalizing marijuana in the nations capital and they warned of stiff federal retribution if the citys chief executive did not yield. The letter came on the same day that Bowser declared that a voter-approved measure to legalize pot would become law in the city at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday and the letter set the stage for a dramatic final 24 hours before that deadline. If you decide to move forward tomorrow with the legalization of marijuana in the District, you will be doing...
  • Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

    02/23/2015 5:50:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in Americas wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings. Making Alaska the third state to legalize recreational marijuana was the goal of a coalition including libertarians, rugged individualists and small-government Republicans who prize the privacy rights enshrined in the states constitution....
  • Tuesday, Feb. 24th: Alaska Marijuana Legalization Law Takes Effect

    02/23/2015 12:24:09 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 20 replies
    eNews Park Forest ^ | 23 Feb 2015
    Tomorrow, Feb. 24th, will mark a major step forward in the implementation of Alaskas marijuana legalization law, as personal cultivation, possession, and consumption become legal. Last November, Alaskans voted 53-47% in favor of marijuana legalization, making it the first red state to pass such a law. First Colorado and Washington, now Alaska and Oregon and all with levels of support higher than the winning candidates for governor and U.S. Senate achieved in those states, said Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance. Legalizing marijuana just makes sense now to voters across the political spectrum and as...
  • Tribe threatens to grow pot if casino isn't allowed near Pensacola

    02/22/2015 4:36:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    PENSACOLA A small, Alabama-based Indian tribe that wants to expand its casinos into the Sunshine State might adopt a hardball negotiating stance: Let us offer gambling in a few Florida locations, or we could consider growing and selling marijuana on our property. The prospect of selling pot is just one "what if" scenario that tribal leaders say is possible. But what the Poarch Creek Band of Indians want now is for Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-controlled Legislature to take them seriously and approve a compact with the tribe that would allow a casino....
  • Tribe threatens to grow pot if casino isn't allowed near Pensacola (FL)

    02/23/2015 12:24:37 AM PST · by Ken H · 14 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Feb 20, 2015
    PENSACOLA A small, Alabama-based Indian tribe that wants to expand its casinos into the Sunshine State might adopt a hardball negotiating stance: Let us offer gambling in a few Florida locations, or we could consider growing and selling marijuana on our property. The prospect of selling pot is just one "what if" scenario that tribal leaders say is possible. But what the Poarch Creek Band of Indians want now is for Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-controlled Legislature to take them seriously and approve a compact with the tribe that would allow a casino.
  • From the OC to Oaktown, Drug War Opposition Builds

    02/22/2015 5:56:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    The times they are a-changin'. This week, a Republican congressman from Orange County, California, joined Oakland medical marijuana dispenser Steve DeAngelo to urge President Barack Obama, a Democrat who started out as a critic of the war on drugs, to curb his Department of Justice. They want Obama to make his prosecutors stop trying to shut down honest marijuana establishments in states that have legalized medical marijuana. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher and the left-leaning DeAngelo have found common cause in calling out one area in which the federal government can and should do less. They've got the law on their side....
  • Big Tobacco's future as Big Marijuana

    02/21/2015 10:18:23 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    Newsday ^ | February 21, 2015 | LEONID BERSHIDSKY
    You may like technology (who doesn't these days) or the energy sector (where would we be without it) -- but if you're making a long-term bet as an investor, there's a lot going for Big Tobacco. It's not just that tobacco boasts the best historical performance of all U.S. industries. The industry's future seems especially bright. As marijuana gradually becomes a legal drug, Big Tobacco is poised to dominate the market.
  • Marijuana dating app High There bubbles up onto the App Store

    02/20/2015 4:27:56 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    AppleInsider ^ | Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | AppleInsider Staff
    iPhone owners finding it difficult to connect with their peers through the tetrahydrocannabinolic haze have a new option with High There, a Tinder-like matchmaking app that specializes in bringing together users with a penchant for bud. To differentiate itself from similar social networks, High There gives users the ability to define their marijuana preferences in detail. When creating a profile, users can specify their preferred method of THC ingestion, their energy level while baked, and various pastimes that hold their interest. Typical features needed to reach parity with competitors such as person-to-person text chat are of course included....
  • Coloradans become first to ask feds to block legalized marijuana

    02/20/2015 11:54:50 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 130 replies
    The Eugene Register-Guard ^ | February 19, 2015 | Kristen Wyatt (Associated Press)
    DENVER Colorado already is being sued by two neighboring states for legalizing marijuana. Now, the state faces groundbreaking lawsuits from its own residents, who are asking a federal judge to order the new recreational industry to close. The owners of a mountain hotel and a southern Colorado horse farm argue in a pair of lawsuits filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Denver that the 2012 marijuana-legalization measure has hurt their property and that the marijuana industry is stinky and attracts unsavory visitors.
  • Coalition pushes legalization of marijuana in New Jersey

    02/18/2015 6:20:08 PM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | 02.18.15 | DAVID PORTER
    Marijuana should be legalized in New Jersey because existing laws waste police resources, unfairly target minorities and leave millions of dollars in potential tax revenue unrealized by relegating it to the black market, a coalition said Wednesday in announcing a public education initiative. New Jersey United for Marijuana Reform wants to legalize marijuana for people over 21, tax it and regulate its distribution. Among the groups represented at Wednesday's news conference were the American Civil Liberties Union New Jersey, the NAACP State Conference of New Jersey and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. NJUMR is focusing its efforts on educating the public...
  • Bill Clinton apologizes to Mexico for the war on drugs which he blames for fueling violence

    02/15/2015 4:21:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/14/15 | Belinda Robinson
    Former President Bill Clinton has apologized to Mexico during a speech in which he suggests that the U.S. war on drugs has been responsible for fueling escalating violence. Clinton spoke at the Laureate Summit on Youth and Productivity in Mexico where he told the audience that the war had backfired and led to violence which is crippling the country. He said: 'I wish you had no narco-trafficking, but it's not really your fault. Basically, we did too good of a job of taking the transportation out of the air and water, and so we ran it over land. I apologize...
  • Strong cannabis causes one in four cases of psychosis

    02/15/2015 7:32:34 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 301 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 15, 2015 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Full Title: Strong cannabis causes one in four cases of psychosis: Users three times more likely to have an episode than those who have never tried it As many as a quarter of new cases of psychotic mental illness can be blamed on super-strength strains of cannabis, scientists will warn this week. The potent form of the drug known as skunk is so powerful that users are three times more likely to have a psychotic episode than those who have never tried it.
  • Two Big Fiscal Lessons from Colorados Pot Legalization

    02/14/2015 7:49:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Regular readers know that I don’t approve of drug use, but that I also favor legalization because the Drug War has been a costly and ineffective failure.(And it’s led to horrible policies such as intrusive money-laundering laws and Orwellian asset-forfeiture laws).So I was happy when folks in Colorado voted to decriminalize marijuana use, even if part of me didn’t like the idea that politicians would gain a new source of tax revenue.If nothing else, what’s happening in Colorado (and Washington state) will be an interesting social experiment.And even though we only have a modest bit of data, I’m going to be...
  • Woman Set Fire To Apartment After Boyfriend Smoked All The Pot: Police

    02/12/2015 5:18:44 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 12 FEBRUARY 2015 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    (STMW) A Chicago woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to setting a fire inside a west suburban apartment last year because she was mad at her boyfriend for smoking all their marijuana. Linda B. Lopez, 35, of the 2800 block of S. Drake, pleaded guilty to residential arson, according to a statement from Riverside police. She had initially been charged with aggravated arson, but the charge was reduced. Lopez was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution, according to the statement.
  • Legislators have no plans to consider marijuana, gun control initiatives

    02/12/2015 8:03:27 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    lasvegassun.com ^ | 2/11/2015 | Cy Ryan
    Carson City The Nevada Legislature apparently wont consider initiative petitions to allow the sale of recreational marijuana and to require background checks for some gun sales. Initiative backers gathered the necessary number of signatures to qualify the plans, but under the state constitution, they first must be presented to the Legislature for approval in the first 40 days of the session. If not, they go on the 2016 election ballot.
  • Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongl

    02/12/2015 12:13:17 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 241 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 February 2015 | Madlen Davies
    Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongly linked with the drug, researchers warn
  • No-knock police raid ends in blazing tragedy

    02/11/2015 3:00:30 AM PST · by maddog55 · 70 replies
    WND ^ | 02/11/2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Gun owners and self-defense advocates are lauding a rare victory in which a Texas grand jury has refused to indict a homeowner for shooting and killing a police officer who entered his home unannounced in the middle of the night. The homeowner, Henry Magee, 28, said he thought the officers who broke through his door were robbers and he acted in self-defense to protect his pregnant girlfriend and two children. Police were acting on a tip from a criminal informant that led them to believe Magee had more than a dozen marijuana plants, all at least six feet tall, in...
  • Fewer Americans Drinking And Driving; More Using Drugs [Alcohol, Marijuana, Pot]

    02/11/2015 1:56:21 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 25 replies
    RTT News ^ | 2015 February 09 | RTT Staff Writer
    The number of people driving under the influence of alcohol on U.S. roads continues to decline, but the number of drivers using marijuana and prescription drugs that can affect road safety is climbing, according to two studies released by the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. One study found that the number of inebriated drivers has declined by nearly one-third since 2007, but that same survey found a large increase in the number of drivers using marijuana or other illegal drugs. In the 2014 survey, nearly one in four drivers tested positive for at least one drug that...
  • Girl Scout targets Calif. marijuana dispensary for maximum sales (again)

    02/10/2015 8:46:47 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 02/09/2015 | David Downs
    Shes back! Danielle Lei, the entrepreneurial San Francisco Girl Scout who made international headlines in 2014 with her sales tables location in front of a medical marijuana dispensary is back for another year and is already cleaning house. ~snip~ Lei reports selling a total of 208 boxes in about two hours Sunday nearly doubling her four-day sales campaign total to 560. Thats pretty cool, Lei wrote The Green Cross. I would not have sold that many in four days if I did not sell in front of your store.
  • Feds: No link between pot and car crashes

    02/09/2015 3:35:55 PM PST · by Ken H · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb 07, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Marijuana use has not been found to increase the risk of car crashes, according to a new federal report. Studying car accidents in Virginia Beach, Va., during a 20-month period ending in 2012, researchers randomly sampled 3,000 accident-involved drivers and found no evidence suggesting those with marijuana in their system were more prone to accidents, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report released Friday. When researchers controlled for factors such as age and gender, they found no evidence marijuana use increases accident risks. This was despite the fact that, in the study, drivers who tested positive for marijuana...
  • Gun-grabbing Bloomberg: Minorities cant handle guns, so disarm everybody

    02/08/2015 2:54:26 PM PST · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | February 8, 2015 | Carmine Sabia
    Every now and then, liberals let their masks slip off to reveal their true feelings and agendas. That was the case Friday, when former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the stage at the Aspen Institute to discuss marijuana legalization, which he decried as stupid, according to the Aspen Times. He also touted vocational education and, of course, his favorite topic, gun grabbing. The latter point was glossed over by the Times but deserves a hard look. Not only did Bloomberg call for taking away Americans right to arms, as he usually does, but this time, he suggested targeting...
  • Michael Bloomberg calls Colorados decision on legal pot stupid (Wants male minority youth disarmed)

    02/08/2015 2:17:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | February 6, 2015 | Karl Herchenroeder
    Three-term New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg harped on the importance of vocational education and blasted Colorados decision to legalize marijuana as stupid Friday evening before a sold-out crowd at the Aspen Institute. When an audience member asked the 72-year-old Bloomberg about Colorado marijuana, he responded that it was a terrible idea, one that is hurting the developing minds of children. Though he admitted to smoking a joint in the 1960s, he said the drug is more accessible and more damaging today. What are we going to say in 10 years when we see all these kids whose IQs are...
  • Bill Bennett's Confused And Confusing Defense Of Pot Prohibition

    02/06/2015 9:48:52 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 331 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/05/2015 | Jacob Sullum
    With marijuana, declare William J. Bennett and Robert A. White in Going to Pot, their new prohibitionist screed, we have inexplicably suspended all the normal rules of reasoning and knowledge. You cant say they didnt warn us. The challenge for Bennett, a former drug czar and secretary of education who makes his living nowadays as a conservative pundit and talk radio host, and White, a New Jersey lawyer, is that most Americans support marijuana legalization, having discovered through direct and indirect experience that cannabis is not the menace portrayed in decades of anti-pot propaganda. To make the familiar seem threatening...
  • Welfare cash paying for marijuana a reality in Colorado

    02/05/2015 7:01:36 AM PST · by george76 · 50 replies
    KDVR TV ^ | February 4, 2015 | Chris Halsne and Chris Koeberl
    DENVER Public tax money very likely paid for welfare recipients to smoke the equivalent of about 17 pounds of weed (or approximately 9,000 joints) in 2014. Compared with what the rest of Colorado ingested, thats a small percentage, but controversial none the less. ... the Colorado Department of Human Services calls the Quest Electronic Benefit Transfer Card under its Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Cash Assistance program. This account is not meant to be used for food, rather a familys most basic needs. Its essentially a bank debit card, loaded up with from $200 to $1,000 in cash every...
  • Ted Cruz smoked pot as a young man, so hed better switch over to the Democrats, right?

    02/04/2015 2:38:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    So I suppose Ted Cruz is toast, right? (Or should that be toasted…) In the more bored and rudderless sections of the mediasphere, an article from the Daily Mail issued a triumphant cry when they received confirmation from the Texas Senator that he had smoked pot as a young man. This was part of a roundup where nearly every Republican even suspected of considering a run for the White House was asked about their history with the evil weed. (The answers range from sheepish affirmatives to defiant denials, a few who hedge on it and at least three who...
  • Texans bringing back pot from their Colorado vacations

    02/04/2015 9:21:57 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 44 replies
    khou ^ | 2-4-2015 | Marcelino Benito
    DENVER - "Tourists are coming for the slopes and the cannabis, and they go together on someone's vacation pretty well," said Tim Cullen, co-owner of Colorado Harvest Company. But when the vacation is over, some tourists want to take the fun back home. And that's where the problems begin. Because while the pot is totally legal in Colorado, it's still very illegal across most of the country--including here in Texas. "We understand the eyes of the world are upon us," said Brett Ahroon, manager at Starbuds Dispensary. Denver dispensaries like Starbuds advise-buyer's beware, use your weed in Colorado, and Starbuds...
  • A Marijuana First: Pot Vending Machines Dispense Weed (In weed happy Seattle!)

    02/04/2015 8:40:18 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/04/15 | By Miranda Leitsinger
    Weed history is being made in Seattle: the first vending machines to dispense marijuana flower buds debuted Tuesday. The machines, called ZaZZZ, are being placed in medical pot dispensaries, which helps to verify customer's age and identity since medical marijuana cards are required to enter the centers, said Greg Patrick, a spokesman for the maker of ZaZZZ, American Green. Though vending machines appeared for the first time in Colorado last year, those sold only edibles, or cannabis-infused foods, and not the plant's flower buds that are so often associated with smoking pot.
  • Will the Tea Party Abandon Ted Cruz Now That His Teen Pot Experimentation Has Been Exposed?

    02/04/2015 6:36:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | February 4, 2015 | Paula Bolyard
    I suppose its better that this GOP laundry is being aired now, a year out from the first Republican presidential primary. Better now than an October Surprise by a malicious Democrat hack two weeks out from the presidential election. The Daily Mails David Martosko asked 10 potential GOP candidates about their past use of marijuana: Rick Perry, Donald Trump and John Bolton say they have never smoked pot; Rand Paul hints that he wasnt a choirboy but wont answer directly. Marco Rubio refuses to answer, saying no one will believe him if the answer is no; Carly Fiorina will...
  • Top GOP contender Cruz 'foolishly experimented with marijuana,' campaign admits after Bush confesses

    02/03/2015 2:16:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | February 3, 2015 | David Martosko
    * It was 'when he was a teenager,' Cruz's spokesperson told Daily Mail Online; 'It was a mistake, and he's never tried it since' * Rick Perry, Donald Trump and John Bolton say they have never smoked pot; Rand Paul hints that he 'wasn't a choirboy' but won't answer directly * Marco Rubio refuses to answer, saying no one will believe him if the answer is 'no'; Carly Fiorina will only say she opposes legalizing weed * Spokesmen for Govs. Scott Walker and Gov. Chris Christie, and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, ignored questions entirely * Bush told the Boston...
  • Loretta Lynchs hard-line stance on marijuana is making Colorado sweat

    02/03/2015 12:29:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 1, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER Nobody in the Colorado marijuana industry is panicking, but those involved are sweating a little over the hard line taken by Loretta Lynch, President Obamas pick to be the next attorney general, on legalization during this weeks Senate confirmation hearing. Quite a few of my members were expressing concern and nervousness, said Michael Elliott, executive director of the Colorado Marijuana Industry Group. But Im not sure we could have expected much more than we just heard. Even the president, who came out saying that marijuana is no more dangerous as alcohol, is also on the record as being...
  • Marijuana destroys Families

    02/02/2015 12:28:23 PM PST · by rfreedom4u · 314 replies
    2/2/2015 | Rfreedom4u
    My daughter will turn 19 this month. She is our fifth child. She has also been the most worrying to us as she started using drugs a long time ago. She said she first smoked weed at age 12. Since then she has gone on the try many other drugs to include meth, cocaine, pills and LSD and a few others I cant name. Last year she was in intensive care for 8 days. She has also been in jail about seven or eight times and gone through rehab twice. She is currently living with her mother and I at...
  • Jeb Bush Pot Smoking Bully

    02/01/2015 7:19:57 PM PST · by yetidog · 29 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | Jan 31, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Why don't candidates -- Republican/Conservative ---go after the media bigtime for this kind of BS as soon as the stories pop up?
  • Is pot the new gay marriage for the GOP?

    01/31/2015 12:27:13 PM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | January 31, 2015 | Jonathan Topaz
    Marijuana is shaping up to be the new gay marriage of GOP politics most Republicans would rather not talk about it, except to punt to the states. But when it comes to the 2016 presidential race, a series of legalization ballot initiatives and a certain outspoken Kentucky senator could make it harder for the Republican field to avoid the conversation.
  • Rand Paul slams Bush 'hypocrisy' on pot

    01/30/2015 9:50:27 PM PST · by Plummz · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/30/15 07:09 PM EST | Alexander Bolton
    DALLAS Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) accused Jeb Bush of hypocrisy after The Boston Globe reported the former Florida governor was a heavy marijuana smoker while at an elite prep school. Bush opposed a Florida medical marijuana ballot initiative last year even though he partook liberally of the herb while in high school. You would think hed have a little more understanding then, Paul told The Hill while en route to a political event in Texas. He was even opposed to medical marijuana, Paul said of Bush, a potential rival in the 2016 Republican presidential primary. This is a guy...
  • Seattle pot supplier rolling thousands of joints for Seahawks fans

    01/30/2015 7:13:16 PM PST · by doug from upland · 31 replies
    Seattle pot supplier rolling thousands of joints for Seahawks fans Double doobie time! Solstice employees are trying to roll 12,000 joints for the retailer's special edition 12 Pack. The pot packages are targeted to fans who are medical marijuana users. BY DEBORAH HASTINGS NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5:38 PM A A A For Seattle Seahawks fans who want to be stoned while watching Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX, there's a new pack of pot for you. A Washington marijuana supplier has doubled its production time to keep up with demand for its 12 Pack special edition ...
  • Loretta Lynch Opposes the Legalization of Marijuana-Just Another Disqualifying Point

    01/29/2015 2:40:34 PM PST · by Stayfree · 37 replies
    Stayfree | January 29, 2015 | Self(vanity)
    During her hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) asked, Do you support the legalization of marijuana?Senator, I do not, Lynch replied. In addition to lovingly supporting the White House Commie opening up the border so we can be further invaded by the world's poor and unknown, she is also on the wrong side of public desire to decriminalize marijuana...
  • Legal Marijuana Blooms into the Fastest-Growing Industry in America

    01/28/2015 5:25:32 AM PST · by Wolfie · 45 replies
    Inc.Com ^ | Jan. 27, 2015
    Legal Marijuana Blooms into the Fastest-Growing Industry in America Back in 1938, Popular Mechanics ran an article about how cannabis (specifically, hemp) was the new "billion dollar crop." It may have taken nearly eight decades, but according to a report released this week, the legal cannabis industry is now worth well over twice that. The report by ArcView Market Research, the research arm of cannabis-focused angel investor network The ArcView Group, finds that the U.S. cannabis industry has a value of $2.7 billion. That's a 74 percent increase from 2013, making it the fastest-growing industry in the country. If all...
  • Pediatricians appeal to DEA to allow research on medical marijuana treatment for children

    01/27/2015 8:10:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | January 26, 2015 | Maria Santos
    Critics of marijuana legalization love to argue about its repercussions for the childrenpaging Nancy Gracebut the American Academy of Pediatrics seems to disagree. The group has now appealed to the Drug Enforcement Agency to reclassify marijuana and allow them to research its medical benefits for children, the Wall Street Journal reports. They have also asked the federal government to permit marijuana use by children with serious conditions. Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule 1 drug by the federal government, classifying it with drugs like heroin. This scheduling prohibits research by ranking marijuana as having no acceptable medical use. A...
  • Oregon bank now says it won't work with Colorado marijuana businesses

    01/27/2015 11:41:26 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    MBank, an Oregon bank that last week said it would allow Colorado marijuana businesses to open accounts, now says it won't. The Denver Post reports the bank is saying it doesn't have the infrastructure to handle the volume of customers in the pot industry. But the newspaper cites unnamed sources as saying federal banking regulators told MBank the move was too risky. Because marijuana remains illegal under federal law, companies in the industry haven't been able to find a bank to handle their business. MBank doesn't have a Colorado location. Instead, MBank intended to have marijuana businesses deposit their cash...
  • Colorado Seeks Permission To Grow Pot At State Universities [More Jobs For Chinese & indians]

    01/25/2015 10:42:58 AM PST · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    LATimes ^ | January 25, 2015 | DAVID KELLY
    Colorado Seeks Permission To Grow Pot At State Universities By DAVID KELLY After years of trying to stamp out marijuana use on college campuses, Colorado officials are now asking the federal government to allow its state universities to grow their own pot. The reason, they say, is that the legalization of the drug here has raised questions about its health effects, questions that can only be answered by studying large amounts and different strains of marijuana. Why not have the best and brightest working on discovering not only the dangers but also the therapeutic benefits of marijuana? - Colorado state...
  • Pot-related poison control calls up in Washington, Colorado

    01/23/2015 10:37:58 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2015 1:36 PM EST | Gene Johnson
    Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in calls concerning young children. New year-end data show that the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center received 151 calls for marijuana exposure last year, the first year of retail recreational pot sales. That was up from 88 calls in 2013 and 61 in 2012, the year voters made marijuana legal for adults over 21.