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Use These 4 Cannabis Products to Make Infused Poolside Snacks - Leafly

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 13:36

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Use These 4 Cannabis Products to Make Infused Poolside Snacks
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When drifting on your favorite pool float with the sun shining overhead, there's nothing quite like chowing down on classic poolside snacks with a cannabis twist. Below, discover four cannabis-infused treats for beating the heat and making the most of ...

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Take a look at the toxic waste cannabis farms are leaving behind - Metro

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:12

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Take a look at the toxic waste cannabis farms are leaving behind
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Around 90 percent of illegal cannabis farming in the US takes place in California. Medical marijuana has been available for years in the state, and it is bracing for completely legalization some time in 2018. Keith Groves, a supervisor of Trinity ...
Not so 'green' after all: Pollution from illegal California marijuana farms is forming toxic waste dumps that span ...Daily Mail
Illegal Marijuana Farms Dump Shocking Amount of Toxic WasteNewsweek
Toxic waste from illegal marijuana farms alarms authoritiesAlaska Dispatch News

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Crime Task Force Report Leaves Sessions Without Ammo in His War on Weed

Alternet - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:26
His own hand-picked task force found no change needed for marijuana enforcement.

One of Jeff Sessions’ pet projects is bringing back reefer madness. As he’s publicly likened marijuana to heroin, he certainly isn’t a fan of the herb. He also put together the Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, a think tank of prosecutors and federal law enforcement agents to study the effect of cannabis on the population. It was to be your standard witch hunt, however, according to the AP, the results were “tepid” at best.

The full findings haven’t been made public, but the bits that made it to the AP make a very good case for Sessions’ to not release the findings. It seems there’s no news inside their papers, and in this case, no news is good news for the cannabis community. It seems clear that the cherry picked task force took their jobs seriously. There were recommendations to continue studies and to basically keep things status quo for the time being.

Theoretically, this means there is no plan of action for Sessions’ to take down legal and/or medical marijuana and that states continue to rely on their voters to make decisions regarding the plant.

The findings we have access to are neither complete nor final, but no matter what the final documents say, Sessions’ does not need to heed the task force’s recommendations. So we may not be in the clear yet, but the odds lean in our favor. If we were a betting rag, we’d say Sessions is going to table this and get on with other more pressing White House issues.

Activists and proponents for the plant immediately celebrated the news out of the AP, which expounded, “Threats of a federal crackdown have united liberals, who object to the human costs of a war on pot, and some conservatives, who see it as a states’ rights issue. Some advocates and members of Congress had feared the task force’s recommendations would give Sessions the green light to begin dismantling what has become a sophisticated, multimillion-dollar pot industry that helps fund schools, educational programs and law enforcement.”

It sounds to us that cannabis is doing more good than harm, but we already knew that. There have been no recorded deaths by cannabis and it is known as a highly medicinal herb on top of being a source of nutrition. In any case, the found findings point toward an immediate future where pot is left alone and states have the ability to make their own choices and enforce them accordingly.

 

 

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DEA Pushes 20 Percent Reduction in Opioid Manufacturing

Alternet - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:19
The agency says demand is dropping for opioid pain relievers because of increased awareness about addiction, thus the decrease.

(CN) – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Friday proposed a 20 percent reduction in opioid narcotic manufacturing next year.

The DEA said it is proposing to reduce more commonly prescribed opioid painkillers, including oxycodone, hydrocodone, oxymorphone, hydromorphone, morphine, codeine, meperidine and fentanyl. The agency said demand for these medicines has dropped, as awareness has increased of the dangers of opioid addiction.

“Physicians, pharmacists and patients must recognize the inherent risks of these powerful medications, especially for long-term use,” acting DEA administrator Chuck Rosenberg said. “More states are mandating use of prescription drug monitoring programs, and that has prompted a decrease in opioid prescriptions.”

The DEA and its federal partners have increased efforts in the last several years to educate practitioners, pharmacists, manufacturers, and the public about the dangers associated with the misuse of opioid medications and the importance of properly prescribing, the DEA said. Last year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidelines on opioid use to health care practitioners recommending a reduction in prescribing opioid medications for chronic pain, the DEA said.

The DEA may initiate quotas on the manufacturing of controlled substances. The quota system was intended to reduce or eliminate diversion from legitimate channels of trade by controlling the quantities of the basic ingredients needed for the manufacture of controlled substances, the DEA said.

The purpose of quotas, the DEA said, is to provide an adequate supply for legitimate medical use of schedule I and schedule II controlled substances, which have a high potential for abuse, while limiting the amounts available to prevent diversion.

DEA must balance the production of what is needed for legitimate use against making too much of these potentially harmful substances, the agency said. DEA establishes quotas for more than 250 controlled substances annually.

In setting its quotas, the DEA considers data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; estimates of retail consumption based on prescriptions dispensed; manufacturers’ forecasts and other data.

 

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Why I left a job with the police department to launch a marijuana edibles business - CNBC

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:38

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Why I left a job with the police department to launch a marijuana edibles business
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Three years ago I made the most difficult decision of my life. I decided to start a cannabis business with my best friend, Cindy. It was terrifying for so many reasons: neither of us had any business experience, cannabis is federally illegal, and I had ...

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Cards Against Humanity Donated $70000 to Help Legalize Recreational Marijuana in Illinois - Inc.com

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:28

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Cards Against Humanity Donated $70000 to Help Legalize Recreational Marijuana in Illinois
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Cards Against Humanity, the maker of the "party game for horrible people," is donating money to the Marijuana Policy Project to help the nonprofit's efforts to legalize adult-use marijuana in Illinois, the card-game company announced. Cards Against ...

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DPA Study: New York City Remains the World's Marijuana Arrest Capital, and It's Still Mainly Black and Brown People Getting Popped

Alternet - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:42
Click here for reuse options! In a bid to defend thousands of racially biased pot arrests, de Blasio attacks drug reformers.

Last month, the Drug Policy Alliance released a report noting that marijuana arrests under New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio continue to be marked by shocking racial disparities, much as they were under his predecessors, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. Stung by the criticism, de Blasio is fighting back, but his response so far has consisted of attacking DPA as "legalizers" and comparing apples to oranges.

The DPA report, Unjust and Unconstitutional: 60,000 Jim Crow Marijuana Arrests in Mayor de Blasio’s New York,noted that while pot possession arrests are down under de Blasio from the numbers achieved under Giuliani (more than 40,000 arrests in 2001) or Bloomberg (more than 50,000 arrests in 2011), NYPD still arrested more than 18,000 people for pot possession last year, and a whopping 86% of them were black or brown, maintaining the racial disparities so apparent in earlier administrations.

That's "a far cry from the mayor's pledge to rein in NYPD's targeting of people of color," charged DPA New York State director Kassandra Frederique in the report. That de Blasio had managed to bring pot arrests down to an average of only 20,000 a year during his tenure shouldn't be portrayed as progress, argued Frederique, instead describing it as "slower injustice, but slower injustice is still injustice delivered."

De Blasio struck back Friday, releasing a statement calling the DPA report "misleading" and attacking DPA as "a group committed to legalization." De Blasio's statement emphasized that marijuana arrests had dropped significantly under his administration—something DPA never disputed—but failed to address the claim of continuing racial disparities in arrests. Instead, it merely noted that because pot arrests were down overall, arrests of people of color for pot were down, too.

But the takeaway sentence in de Blasio's statement inadvertently makes DPA's case:

As a result of this new policy, arrests for marijuana possession are down 37% — from almost 29,000 in 2013 to approximately 18,000 in 2016. This has translated into approximately 9,600 fewer arrests of black and Latino New Yorkers for marijuana possession in 2016 as compared to 2013.

In other words, a reduction of less than 11,000 total pot arrests between the two years resulted in about 9,600 people of color not being arrested. De Blasio's own data and arguments show that the city's minorities clearly take the brunt of marijuana law enforcement, his wriggling notwithstanding.  

And now, DPA is returning fire at de Blasio.

"Mayor de Blasio is not disputing the data published in our report, he is trying to spin his poor record to look as though he has made some progress," Frederique said in a Friday press release. "In reality, New York City was the marijuana arrest capital of the world under Bloomberg and still holds that dubious title under de Blasio today. The 18,000 arrests in 2016 alone and outrageous racial disparities are a disgrace to the city and a blight on the mayor’s record. The unjust and racially targeted arrests are devastating black and Latino communities across the city."

Frederique also applied some political ju-jitsu to de Blasio's "legalizer" attack.

"The mayor’s efforts to discredit the report and the Drug Policy Alliance by calling us legalizers, is a desperate attempt to distract the public from the facts of his abysmal record. Our report is based on data from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. Rather than attack his critics, the mayor should attack the problem of racially-targeted arrests," she said. "For the record, the Drug Policy Alliance is committed to marijuana legalization to increase access for patients and end targeted policing in communities of color. And we’re not alone; nearly 60% of Americans also support legalization."

Instead of attacking critics, the mayor should fix the problem, Frederique added.

"It’s time for the mayor to get out of the spin cycle and back to work," she prescribed. "The mayor must end the biased policing practices that have ruined the lives of so many young black and Latino New Yorkers now."

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Why marijuana legalization isn't safe under Trump - Vox

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 06:30

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Why marijuana legalization isn't safe under Trump
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions talked a big game on marijuana, once saying that “good people don't smoke marijuana” and indicating that the Justice Department should crack down on the drug even in states where it's legal. But this past week, Sessions ...
State Leaders Respond to Sessions' Criticism of Legal Cannabis ...Leafly
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Cannabis-ness: Marijuana companies anchoring themselves in Edmonton ahead of legalization - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 05:00

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Cannabis-ness: Marijuana companies anchoring themselves in Edmonton ahead of legalization
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With marijuana legalization looming, Edmonton is opening up its doors to businesses and inquiries alike — from local establishments to established entrerprises. Edmonton officials have passed multiple bylaws ahead of the federal government's 2018 ...

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Marijuana devastated Colorado, don't legalize it nationally - USA TODAY

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 03:52

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Marijuana devastated Colorado, don't legalize it nationally
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Senator Booker released his bill just a few days after the Washington Post reported on a study by the Review of Economic Studies that found "college students with access to recreational cannabis on average earn worse grades and fail classes at a higher ...
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OR: Policia de Beaverton arresta a dos durante un intento de robo en un dispensario

Bot - Cannabis - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 00:59
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OR: Policia de Beaverton arresta a dos durante un intento de robo en un dispensario

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OR: Beaverton police arrest two during attempted dispensary burglary - KUIK.com

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OR: Beaverton police arrest two during attempted dispensary burglary - KPTV - FOX 12

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OR: Beaverton police arrest two during attempted dispensary burglary - KPTV - FOX 12

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OR: How to identify a cult: Six tips from an expert - CBS News

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OR: Behind closed doors of an elusive cult - 48 Hours Videos - CBS News

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OR: The Family: Stories from inside the cult led by self-proclaimed mystic Anne Hamilton-Byrne - CBS News

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