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Drug News Bot - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 00:04
kytefm.com THERE ARE SOME WHO HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT LARGE MARIJUANA GROWING OPERATIONS. (Fri Nov 10 22:04:48 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%)]
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CANADA: Horgan backs name calling ban in B.C. legislature, admits and#8216;lowering debate' - Barriere Star Journal

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 00:01
barrierestarjournal.com (US) Plecas also says he will not tolerate future challenges to his authority by legislature members. (Fri Nov 10 02:01:42 2017 PST)
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CANADA: U-47700 involved - Barrie Examiner

Drug News Bot - Fri, 11/10/2017 - 00:01
thebarrieexaminer.com (Canada) A deadly synthetic opioid was seized by city police last August at a Barrie residence where a sudden death took place. (Fri Nov 10 02:01:20 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme1(100%), $propaganda_theme2(80%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $use_is_abuse(60%), $gateway(60%), $propaganda_theme4(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(100%), $chemicals(100%), $pharms(100%), $opioid_narcotic_analgesic(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $opioid(100%), $stimulant(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $cocaine(100%), $heroin(100%), $morphine(100%), $various_drugs(100%)]
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Arnold dad-to-be had up to £50000 of cannabis growing at his home - Nottingham Post

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 22:39

Nottingham Post

Arnold dad-to-be had up to £50000 of cannabis growing at his home
Nottingham Post
He admitted producing cannabis at his home in Hawthorne Avenue, Arnold, and possession of amphetamines. Will Bennett, mitigating, said Daws' wife is due to give birth next year. She wants to stop smoking and make their home smoke-free. "He has a very ...

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Marijuana Legalization: States, Cities Where Weed Won in ... - Inverse - Inverse

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 18:41

Inverse

Marijuana Legalization: States, Cities Where Weed Won in ... - Inverse
Inverse
In November 2017, many cities and states voted for laws that ease the penalization of marijuana as a crime and for candidates who want to reform weed ...
Marijuana Won Tuesday's ElectionForbes

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Marijuana could be legal in New Jersey as soon as April - Time Out (blog)

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:47

Time Out (blog)

Marijuana could be legal in New Jersey as soon as April
Time Out (blog)
Following Democrat Phil Murphy's victory in New Jersey's gubernatorial election on Tuesday, marijuana legalization in the state could very quickly become a reality. The incoming governor, who won his race in a landslide, made cannabis legalization a ...
Think you'll be able to buy recreational marijuana in Sacramento Jan. 1? Think againSacramento Bee
Marijuana Legalization 2017: States and Cities Where Weed Won This NovemberInverse
What some veterans want this Veterans Day: medical marijuanaEvansville Courier & Press
Forbes -CNNMoney -The San Diego Union-Tribune -NJ.com
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FDA Is Open To Medical Marijuana For Vets, But Other Agencies Stand In The Way - Forbes

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 14:38

Forbes

FDA Is Open To Medical Marijuana For Vets, But Other Agencies Stand In The Way
Forbes
When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned cannabidiol producers against making medical claims about cannabis products, it seemed par for the course for any federal agency. Cannabis is simply not considered medicine in the eyes of the ...

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Here's The Deal With CBD Oil And Other Marijuana Products That Don't Get You High - BuzzFeed News

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:51

BuzzFeed News

Here's The Deal With CBD Oil And Other Marijuana Products That Don't Get You High
BuzzFeed News
And it's actually taken a lot of the spotlight away from THC, the most well-known cannabinoid, which causes the high associated with smoking marijuana. "CBD has been getting a lot of attention lately because it may have some interesting therapeutic ...

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Over 3800 Sign up for Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 12:01

Leafly

Over 3800 Sign up for Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania
Leafly
The law permits pills, oils, vapor or liquid marijuana, but not marijuana in plant form. Doctors must certify the illness and patients must obtain an identification card from the health department. Qualifying conditions include AIDS, autism, cancer ...
More than 3800 sign up in 1st week of Pa. medical marijuana programlehighvalleylive.com
Patient response to Pa. marijuana program 'extremely positive'Allentown Morning Call
Medical marijuana caregivers are hit with a flurry of new state rulesPress Herald
PhillyVoice.com -Herald-Mail Media -U.S. News & World Report
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The Canadian Cannabis Act's Final Hurdle: A Contentious Senate - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 11:18

Leafly

The Canadian Cannabis Act's Final Hurdle: A Contentious Senate
Leafly
Canadian cannabis producers, investors, and advocates are celebrating the impending legalization of recreational marijuana—but don't be too quick to uncork the champagne. For the Cannabis Act to become law, it must pass the Senate—and there's a ...

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Why Cannabis and Cryptocurrency Have Yet to Hit It Off - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:10

Leafly

Why Cannabis and Cryptocurrency Have Yet to Hit It Off
Leafly
“We have a bunch of shops that accept DopeCoin, but no one uses it,” says Adam Howell, creator of DopeCoin, which has been available since 2014. “I haven't seen one actual dispensary or marijuana company use one of these marijuana cryptocurrencies ...

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Where Buying Marijuana Is Legal, But There’s Nowhere to Smoke It

Alternet - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 09:02
Having a place for people in pot-legal states to indulge is the next frontier for marijuana.

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy.

Las Vegas’ reputation as a place where you can indulge your vices and have a good time helps it lure some 43 million visitors a year. But tourists heading to Sin City hoping to consume newly legal cannabis have a problem: There are few places in town, other than private homes, where someone can legally light up a joint.

In Nevada and the seven other states that allow people to consume marijuana for fun, it’s typically illegal to smoke or ingest the drug in dispensaries, bars, restaurants, city parks and public streets. Hotels and landlords often ban people from using the drug on their property.

“The next frontier is: Where do people use it?” said Nevada state Sen. Tick Segerblom, a Democrat who advocated for marijuana legalization. He said that creating lounges where people can legally consume the cannabis products they buy is the logical solution.

Although lawmakers have tried, no state legislature has yet carved out rules for cannabis lounges, cafes or tasting rooms.

Policymakers in Colorado, Washington and Oregon have struggled to reconcile proposed rules with other state laws such as indoor smoking bans. Lawmakers also fear that marijuana lounges could create public health and safety problems — such as increasing drugged driving — and trigger a federal crackdown.

Some cities, including Denver and Colorado Springs, have created temporary rules for lounges. But cities run into the same legal issues as states.

Entrepreneurs are opening up marijuana lounges anyway, creating problems for law enforcement. It’s typically legal for people to get together to form a private club that permits marijuana consumption. But it can be difficult to determine what is truly a private club, and many of the pot clubs advertised online in states such as Colorado aren’t private, but are open to the public.   

The four states where ballot initiatives legalized recreational marijuana last year may have the best chance of finding a solution. Nevada allows smoking inside many bars and clubs, for instance, so pot lounge proposals raise fewer concerns about indoor air quality.

And the ballot initiatives approved in California and Maine last year open the door to legal lounges. California’s initiative says cities and counties can choose to allow smoking, vaporizing and ingesting marijuana at some retail stores and other businesses. Maine’s initiative included rules for licensed marijuana clubs.

 

A Murky Legal Area

Clean air rules, unanswered health and safety questions, and political divisions have all stalled progress on legalizing social consumption, said Andrew Freedman, a consultant who formerly served as Colorado’s director of marijuana coordination.

“It’s just a very divisive area,” he said. Even industry leaders are split on whether such lounges should be allowed.

In Oregon, the state’s ban on smoking cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other inhalants in workplaces has been a sticking point for lawmakers. A bill proposed this year to legalize pot lounges didn’t make it out of committee, derailed by concerns that it would weaken air quality rules and set a bad example. Similar criticism felled a Colorado bill that would have allowed consumption clubs to sell marijuana products and exempted them from clean indoor air requirements.

Alaska law permits people to consume marijuana at a dispensary. But for a year and a half, policymakers there have struggled to come up with rules for marijuana tasting rooms, dogged by questions about air quality, how to measure cannabis intoxication, and other issues such as whether to set purchase limits or ban happy hours.

In theory, it shouldn’t be this hard to come up with a policy solution. “The same questions that have been asked regarding public use of alcohol or smoking are the same kinds of questions that get presented when talking about cannabis,” said Colorado state Rep. Dan Pabon, a Democrat who represents part of Denver.

Policymakers ultimately have to weigh non-cannabis consumers’ right to be free of the drug against cannabis consumers’ right to use it, he said. But it’s harder to strike that balance for cannabis than for tobacco, because there’s not much research on how cannabis smoke affects bystanders. “That’s kind of keeping things at bay,” he said.

State inaction has left localities in a bind.

When the Clark County Commission, which has jurisdiction over the Las Vegas Strip, raised the marijuana lounge issue in a September meeting, they confronted a fundamental question: Does the county have legal authority to license such lounges?

The statewide ballot initiative that legalized the drug doesn’t make that explicit. Days before the commission met, lawyers for the state Legislature had found that localities have the authority to license marijuana lounges. But the Nevada attorney general hadn’t weighed in on whether pot lounges are legal — his office has since declined to do so — and Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, had said marijuana lounges need to be regulated at the state level.

“I am concerned with these establishments popping up piecemeal throughout the state with differing rules and regulatory structure,” Sandoval said in a statement released to local news outlets. A fragmented system could fail to meet federal guidelines, he said.

Faced with so much uncertainty, the seven commissioners decided to table their discussion. Commissioner James Gibson suggested that they wait and see what other localities do. “I don’t see any reason why we have to be first,” he said. “But we certainly have to be right.”

How Denver Moved Forward

Denver is one of a handful of cities that have created rules for lounges, so officials around the country are watching it closely. Denver was forced to create rules for social consumption by a 2016 ballot initiative.

Initially proponents wanted to open the door to legal consumption in bars, restaurants and concert halls. But it soon became clear that that would be impossible, says University of Denver professor Sam Kamin, an expert on marijuana law.

The city’s lawyers could get around the state ban on “open and public consumption” of marijuana by defining a “public place” to be somewhere with no restrictions on public access. The ballot initiative already forbade people younger than 21 from entering a cannabis consumption area.

But other state laws and regulations left the city little room to maneuver. Colorado’s liquor licensing board bans marijuana consumption at establishments that hold a liquor license. Colorado’s Clean Indoor Air Act forbids smoking inside at almost all businesses, restricting marijuana consumption to vaping and edibles.

And under Colorado and Denver law, only licensed dispensaries can sell marijuana products. At the same time, people can’t consume marijuana at a dispensary. That meant that the city could create licenses only for “bring your own cannabis” venues.

Denver began accepting applications for social consumption licenses in July. No business or special event has yet been approved, officials say.

The biggest challenge for would-be pot lounge entrepreneurs is how to make money without selling marijuana products, said Molly Duplechian, a deputy director of policy at the Denver Office of Marijuana Policy. “They have to have something else to have a true business model.”

Emmett Reistroffer of Denver Relief Consulting, the firm that led the city ballot initiative campaign, said the biggest roadblock is the city’s zoning restrictions. Denver won’t issue licenses to businesses or events that are within 1,000 feet of schools, child care centers, alcohol and drug treatment facilities, and city recreation centers and pools — which, Reistroffer said, rules out most of the city.

Even with rules for social consumption on the books, Denver’s problems with public use are far from over. Officials still need to police illegal pot clubs, issue citations to people caught smoking joints in city streets, and monitor marijuana festivals that inspire crowds to light up in city parks.

If the state created rules for social consumption, Duplechian said, that would make Denver’s life easier.

State lawmakers will have to keep returning to the issue because Colorado has essentially legalized the sale and cultivation of marijuana while creating a black market for use, Pabon said. “I don’t think it’s an issue that’s going to go away.” 

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Backed By U.S. Anti-Drug Funds, the Mexican Military is Raping and Killing and Getting Away With It

Alternet - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 08:54
A new report report details a culture of impunity and a complete lack of transparency as the Mexican military wages its war on drugs.

 

 

Mexican Military Is Raping And Torturing Civilians

Mexico's army is raping and torturing civilians in a brutal war on drugs, a new report revealed this week. ... unpunished, and the report details a culture of impunity and a complete lack of transparency as the Mexican military wages its war on drugs. “Violence has increased in the country while human rights violations ...

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AK: SitNews: Alaska methamphetamine-related deaths surge fourfold

Drug News Bot - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:32
sitnews.us (US) Alaska is one of several states seeing a surge in methamphetamine use and methamphetamine-related deaths. (Thu Nov 09 18:32:41 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(95%), $propaganda_theme1(60%), $propaganda_theme2(95%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $gateway(60%), $propaganda_theme4(60%), $propaganda_theme5(75%), $propaganda_theme6(65%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(100%), $prohibition_agency(70%), $chemicals(100%), $pharms(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $anxiolytic(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $sedative(100%), $analgesic(100%), $opioid(100%), $depressant_intoxicant(50%), $tranquilizer(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $alcohol(50%), $amphetamines(100%), $cocaine(100%), $heroin(100%), $benzodiazepine(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(60%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(75%), $school(100%)]
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AK: jane's addiction Archives - KWHL

Drug News Bot - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:28
kwhl.com jane's addiction Archives - KWHL jane's addiction (Thu Nov 09 18:28:00 2017 PST) [$drug_related(60%), $drugwar_propaganda(60%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $illegal_drugs(60%)]
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AK: 10/31 Music History - KWHL

Drug News Bot - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:28
kwhl.com Jane's Addiction - 2010 Rock in Rio Madrid - Day 4 - El Campillo - Arganda Del Rey, Spain - Keywords: Jane's Addiction, Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Duff McKagan, Stephen Perkins Orientation: Landscape - 0 - Photo Credit: Rui M. ... (Thu Nov 09 18:28:00 2017 PST) [$drug_related(60%), $drugwar_propaganda(60%), $addiction(60%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $illegal_drugs(60%)]
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AK: US hiring jumps after hurricanes as employers add 261K jobs

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:26
ktuu.com (US) Marijuana tax collections increasing in Alaska ... (Thu Nov 09 18:26:50 2017 PST)
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AK: US hiring jumps after hurricanes as employers add 261K jobs

Drug News Bot - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:26
ktuu.com (US) Marijuana tax collections increasing in Alaska ... (Thu Nov 09 18:26:50 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(65%), $propaganda_theme3(65%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(50%), $cannabis_jobs(50%), $msm(50%), $mockingbird(50%), $assoc_press(50%)]
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AK: Local News Archives - KTNA 88.9 FM

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:25
ktna.org Borough marijuana tax revenue expected to top $100k in third quarter Mat-Su Borough officials have released numbers regarding how much revenue has come in thus far from its marijuana sales tax. (Thu Nov 09 18:25:45 2017 PST)
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AK: Local News Archives - KTNA 88.9 FM

Drug News Bot - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 00:25
ktna.org Borough marijuana tax revenue expected to top $100k in third quarter Mat-Su Borough officials have released numbers regarding how much revenue has come in thus far from its marijuana sales tax. (Thu Nov 09 18:25:45 2017 PST) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(55%), $propaganda_theme3(55%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%)]
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