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Cook County commissioner wants to legalize marijuana in Illinois - Fox 32 Chicago

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 12:35

Fox 32 Chicago

Cook County commissioner wants to legalize marijuana in Illinois
Fox 32 Chicago
Public hearings on the pluses and minuses of legalizing cannabis have already been held by a couple of North Side Democratic lawmakers. But Governor Rauner is not a fan. Other gubernatorial candidates are also skeptical. “I think it's really dangerous ...

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This year's EastSide Food Festival is adding a "Cannabis Corner" full of edibles - Time Out (blog)

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:52

Time Out (blog)

This year's EastSide Food Festival is adding a "Cannabis Corner" full of edibles
Time Out (blog)
As a chef, author and cannabis cooking educator, Jeff The 420 Chef—called “the Julia Child of weed” by the Daily Beast—might look or sound familiar to marijuana aficionados, who may have also caught his podcast, Wake & Bake. As for La Hoja, their ...

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'Legend of 420' documents marijuana's rise to legitimacy and may leave you with the munchies - Los Angeles Times

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:45

Los Angeles Times

'Legend of 420' documents marijuana's rise to legitimacy and may leave you with the munchies
Los Angeles Times
Weed, pot, marijuana, mary jane, ganja, the devil's lettuce, cannabis — whatever you call it, the wacky tobbacky's come a long way from “Reefer Madness,” blooming into a massive industry and legitimate cultural phenomenon. The documentary “The Legend ...

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Support for Marijuana Legalization Is Higher Than Ever. So Is the Number of People Getting Arrested. - Entrepreneur

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:15

Entrepreneur

Support for Marijuana Legalization Is Higher Than Ever. So Is the Number of People Getting Arrested.
Entrepreneur
Though marijuana is now legal in 29 states for either medical or recreational use, the number of arrests involving marijuana have actually increased across the country. Those numbers come from the Uniformed Crime Report compiled by the FBI from data ...

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7 Types Of Marijuana For Beginners And Those With Low Tolerance

Alternet - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 09:39
It’s common for first timers to swear off marijuana forever because of a bad first experience.

It’s common for first timers to swear off marijuana forever because of a bad first experience. It’s easy to smoke too much by accident and feel overtly paranoid, woozy, and draw the conclusion that marijuana just isn’t your thing. That bad first experience can be completely avoided with two simple tips: looking for strains that are high in CBD, or consuming a high-THC strain very slowly.

The safest bet would be to find a high CBD strain, which contains the non-psychoactive compound that will counteract the paranoia that THC is known for. These strains are very calm and mellow, and will leave you feeling very relaxed and cool. They’re also great for first timers who’ve never smoked before and who don’t know how much each hit will affect them. Another good option for first timers would be to smoke high THC strains slowly, taking a single hit of a really low dose. Look for strains with around 15 % of THC, which will be less overwhelming and easier to manage.

Here are 7 strains that are great for beginners and users with a low tolerance for marijuana:

1. Harlequin

This high CBD strain is a sativa that’s mostly relaxing, euphoric and will leave you alert and not droopy. It’s perfect for treating anxiety and it’s also one of the best strains when it comes to controlling paranoia and the negative side effects of THC.

2. Pennywise

This high CBD indica is named after the scary clown from “It”. We don’t know who thought that was a good idea, but it’s still a pretty great strain for leaving you relaxed and stress free. Containing a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC, this strain is really welcoming for newbies. Unlike it’s name might suggest.

3. Cannatonic

This hybrid strain produces short but happy highs that work really well for people with low tolerance for cannabis and for newcomers of the drug. Cannatonic is also great for treating migraines, anxiety and other stress related symptoms.

4. Sour Tsunami

This hybrid strain was one of the first to be bred for it’s CBD content instead of it’s THC. This strain will not make you feel very “high”, just very relaxed and stress free.

5. Chernobyl

This sativa strain has more THC than CBD, and is known for producing dreamy highs that are very cerebral and creative. While it doesn’t have that much THC, if you’re a newbie or have low tolerance for cannabis, you should consume it very slowly.

6. Permafrost

This sativa dominant hybrid produces relaxing effects that affect your mind and body in equal parts. This strain has been known to be a great supplement to other activities, narrowing your focus and helping you be more efficient.

7. Maui Wowie

 

This sativa will leave you in a creative mindset while also motivating you to move around.

 

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Sheriff Charged With Sexual Battery After Students Groped in Warrantless, School-Wide Drug Search

Alternet - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 08:55
No drugs were found.

A Georgia sheriff and two deputies have been charged with groping teens’ genitals during a drug search earlier this year at a high school.

Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby was indicted Tuesday on sexual battery, false imprisonment and violation of oath of office charges, reported The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Deputy Tyler Turner was indicted on one felony count of violation of his oath of office and one misdemeanor count of sexual battery, and Deputy Deidra Whiddon was indicted on one felony count of violation of her oath of office.

The April 14 search at Worth County High School drew national attention after students complained about “aggressive” pat-downs of their groin areas and breasts.

The warrantless search turned up no drugs.

Hobby’s attorney said the sheriff welcomes an opportunity to maintain his innocence before a jury.

“The sheriff’s position is that he’s not guilty,” said attorney Norman Crowe Jr. “He’s committed no crime.”

 

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Edmonton mom hopes 15-year-old daughter can smoke medical marijuana at school - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 04:02

CBC.ca

Edmonton mom hopes 15-year-old daughter can smoke medical marijuana at school
CBC.ca
Denise Criss is asking the Edmonton public school board to allow her 15-year-old daughter to smoke marijuana between classes inside Victoria School of the Arts. Criss says she has good reasons for the unusual request. Her daughter, Autum Bibaud-Keech, ...

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Science to support marijuana as a treatment option growing on eve of 7th Prairie Medicinal Harvest Cup - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 03:02

CBC.ca

Science to support marijuana as a treatment option growing on eve of 7th Prairie Medicinal Harvest Cup
CBC.ca
"[The American report] talks about the health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids that is probably, as I would understand it, the most definitive statement to date for what health conditions marijuana is likely to be useful and for what conditions it ...

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AK: Public and Legal notices - The Valdez Star

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:37
valdezstar.net (US) AAC 306.400(a)(2) for a new Limited Marijuana Cultivation Facility license, license #15048, doing business as GROWING JOHNSONS, located at 455 9thstreet, Valdez, AK, 99686, UNITED STATES. Interested persons should submit written comment or objection to their local government, the applicant, and to the Alcohol & Marijuana Control Office at 550 W 7th Av... (Thu Oct 05 18:37:33 2017 PDT)
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AK: SitNews: Ketchikan General Election is Tuesday, October 3, 2017 By MARY KAUFFMAN

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:35
sitnews.us (US) (SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - On Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Ketchikan Borough voters will have the opportunity to vote on candidates for Borough Assembly Members, School Board Members, and a ballot proposition that is asking voters to approve a 5% Borough special sales tax on marijuana and marijuana products. The City currently levies a special 5 percent sales tax on marijuana and marijuana products as ... (Thu Oct 05 18:35:55 2017 PDT)
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AK: Petersburg Pilot Archives

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:34
petersburgpilot.com (US) Alaska communities weigh pot bans 3 years after leg... (Thu Oct 05 18:34:21 2017 PDT)
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AK: Anti-commercial Marijuana Ballot Measures Likely Will Boost Turnout for Oct. 3 Election - KUAC

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:28
fm.kuac.org (US) Anti-commercial Marijuana Ballot Measures Likely Will Boost Turnout for Oct. 3 Election ! KUAC Anti-commercial Marijuana Ballot Measures Likely Will Boost Turnout for Oct. 3 Election But observers say this yearb s city and borough elections may be different. (Thu Oct 05 18:28:55 2017 PDT)
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AK: Proposition's 1 and A have both failed

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:28
webcenter11.com (US) This result means that commercial marijuana will remain legal throughout the Fairbanks area. (Thu Oct 05 18:28:38 2017 PDT)
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AK: Marijuana growers and amount of taxes they pay increased to new highs in August

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:28
webcenter11.com (US) Marijuana growers and amount of taxes they pay increased to new highs in August Marijuana growe... (Thu Oct 05 18:28:38 2017 PDT)
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AK: New 'Toxic Heroin' opioid has found it's way to Alaska

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:28
webcenter11.com (US) DEA: "Definitely there was a huge shift when opioids became such a problem. (Thu Oct 05 18:28:38 2017 PDT)
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AK: 'Made in Alaska' program welcomes marijuana businesses

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:28
ktuu.com (US) 'Made in Alaska' program welcomes marijuana businesses The state-sponsored "Made in Alaska" program that allows a business to use a featured logo if its products are made in the state is accepting applications from marijuana businesses. (Thu Oct 05 18:28:07 2017 PDT)
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CANADA: John Horgan blasts Ottawa's marijuana tax grab - Kelowna Capital News

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:22
kelownacapnews.com John Horgan blasts Ottawa's marijuana tax grab - Kelowna Capital News John Horgan blasts Ottawa's marijuana tax grab Premier John Horgan said he ... (Thu Oct 05 02:22:48 2017 PDT)
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CANADA: Le prix du pot au gramme va fluctuer en fonction du marche noir, dit Charlebois - JDM

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:21
journaldemontreal.com Le prix du pot au gramme va fluctuer en fonction du marchC) noir, dit Charlebois ! JDM Le prix du pot au gramme va fluctuer en fonction du marchC) noir, dit Charlebois Le gouvern... (Thu Oct 05 02:21:43 2017 PDT)
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CANADA: Charles - Le Journal de Montreal

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:21
journaldemontreal.com Taxe sur le pot Le gouvernement Couillard ne se contentera pas db un maigre 50% des revenus de taxe liC)s C la vente du cannabis. ... (Thu Oct 05 02:21:43 2017 PDT)
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CANADA: Taxe sur le pot: Quebec veut une part +massive ; des revenus - JDM

Bot - Cannabis - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:21
journaldemontreal.com Taxe sur le pot: QuC)bec veut une part B+massiveB; des revenus ! JDM Taxe sur le pot: QuC)bec veut une part B+massiveB; des revenus Le gouvernement Couillard veut obtenir une p... (Thu Oct 05 02:21:43 2017 PDT)
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