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Mon
23
Feb

4 Words That Could Change the Future for Marijuana

To put it mildly, the marijuana industry is rapidly evolving before our eyes. What seemed like a long shot to succeed a decade ago is quickly becoming a flourishing industry.

Over the last decade, we've witnessed the pendulum swing from 75% of those surveyed by Gallup being against the legalization of marijuana to 58% of respondents being in favor of its legalization as of 2013. The implications, as we've previously discussed, are twofold.

Mon
23
Feb

Medical Marijuana May Soon Get Kosher Stamp of Approval

Kosher marijuana could soon be available to Orthodox Jews in New York State — but only on doctor’s orders.

Rabbi Moshe Elefant, COO of the Orthodox Union’s kosher certification agency, said he has held “preliminary discussions” with several companies interested in obtaining a kosher seal of approval for medical marijuana.

The move comes as legalization of cannabis for medicinal and recreational purposes spreads across the country, with many of the leading pro-legalization activists, philanthropists and entrepreneurs drawn from the Jewish community.

Medical marijuana is legal in about half of U.S. states today. A handful of states have legalized recreational marijuana use.

Mon
23
Feb

...decriminalise it

WITH Caribbean neighbour Jamaica making moves to decriminalise marijuana University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor Emeritus Kenneth Ramchand is renewing his calls for marijuana to be decriminalised in Trinidad and Tobago for medicinal purposes.

In January this year the Jamaican Government tabled the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act, 2015 in that country’s Senate to decriminalise marijuana for medicinal, religious and personal use. 

Mon
23
Feb

Iceland Police Called after Couple Eat Hash Ice Cream

Police were called to a summerhouse in West Iceland last weekend after a young couple’s trip turned out to be more than they bargained for.

The man started hallucinating, took off his clothes and started running around naked outside after eating homemade hash ice cream, which the couple made from a recipe on the internet. Meanwhile, the woman became very ill and called the police after becoming concerned for their mental health.

The police seized the remainder of the ice cream for investigation, where it was determined to be neither good nor fit for human consumption. The police dropped the couple home where they could be under adult supervision because it was not considered a good idea for them to be alone in the cottage.

Sun
22
Feb

How To Regulate Cannabis In Britain. The CLEAR Plan Version 2.0

CLEAR has published a revised and updated version 2.0 of its plan for the regulation of cannabis in Britain. This is based on the 2011 study 'Taxing the UK Cannabis Market' which CLEAR commissioned from the Independent Drug Monitoring Unit (IDMU).

Peter Reynolds, president and elected leader of CLEAR, said:

Sun
22
Feb

How To Regulate Cannabis In Britain. The CLEAR Plan Version 2.0

CLEAR has published a revised and updated version 2.0 of its plan for the regulation of cannabis in Britain. This is based on the 2011 study 'Taxing the UK Cannabis Market' which CLEAR commissioned from the Independent Drug Monitoring Unit (IDMU).

Peter Reynolds, president and elected leader of CLEAR, said:

Sun
22
Feb

How To Regulate Cannabis In Britain. The CLEAR Plan Version 2.0

CLEAR has published a revised and updated version 2.0 of its plan for the regulation of cannabis in Britain. This is based on the 2011 study 'Taxing the UK Cannabis Market' which CLEAR commissioned from the Independent Drug Monitoring Unit (IDMU).

Peter Reynolds, president and elected leader of CLEAR, said:

Sun
22
Feb

Right, wrong and weed: The ethics of legal marijuana

Step back from legal wrangling in statehouses or think tanks firing off white papers about drug policy laws. What does it mean to use marijuana?

Save Socrates’ experience with hemlock, Central Washington University philosophy professor Matthew Altman joked, there’s nothing in classic philosophical writings about substance abuse. And no one talks about smoking pot in the Bible, said Pastor Don Green.

So is it wrong for an individual to smoke pot? The Daily Record asked a few locals who think about right and wrong professionally for their thoughts:

Matthew Altman, chair, CWU Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Sun
22
Feb

Matthew Parris and Jon Snow on skunk? That’ll put kids off drugs

Education is fun! Gaining an understanding of how the world around us works is one of the true privileges of being a human being. Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Einstein – these are just some of the people who carved out the framework through which we view our world.

And to this illustrious list we can now add Matthew Parris louchely reclining on red velvet cushions while wafting a spliff around, like Danny in Withnail & I getting ready to expound on the benefits of the Camberwell carrot.

Sun
22
Feb

Some San Jose Pot Shops Owe Millions in Unpaid Marijuana Taxes

Records reviewed by the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit show there are five marijuana businesses that owe the City of San Jose more than $2.1 million dollars in unpaid taxes, penalties and interest.

“Whether we want to be or not, we are somehow or another regulating a medical drug, something no city in the country really knows much about,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.

More From NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit

The 1996 Compassionate Use Act legalized medicinal marijuana in California. Voters in San Jose then approved Measure U in November 2010, allowing the city to tax the sale of medical marijuana. Since then, the city has collected more than $17 million from the 10% Marijuana Business Tax on sales from collectives and dispensaries.

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