Toke of the Town: Mary Jane UPDATES 12/2/13

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U.S. Government study shows rats pass “cannabis effects” to offspring

By William Breathes in NewsSay what? Monday, December 2, 2013 at 11:20 am

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Take it with a grain of sale (we do), but researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine funded by the National Institutes of Health, say that the offspring of rats exposed to cannabis were less motivated than offspring of non-THC dosed rats. Their proof? . . . Read Complete Report

 

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer wants to puff MMJ while in uniform

Mountie_in_Banff,_Alberta CREDIT HordeFTL at English Wikipedia SOURCE Wikipedia Public Domain

Image: Mountie in Banff, Alberta. CREDIT: HordeFTL at English Wikipedia SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (Public Domain) FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY – The Mountie in the photo is NOT the Mountie in the article below.

A medical marijuana using Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer has kicked off a media storm in Canada this week after publicly admitted his cannabis use while on the job, notably while in the iconic red uniforms Mounties are known for wearing.

This caused outrage from the RCMP, but not so much about Cpl. Ronald Francis using ganja itselfHe can do that and even while on the job, they say. But the Yukon will thaw before he’s allowed to light up while wearing his Red Serge. . . . Read Complete Report

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Denver Westword Blogs

Are pot-smokers being turned away at the U.S. border?

By William Breathes in News Monday, December 2, 2013 at 8:20 am

Border St-Stephen_NB CREDIT P199 SOURCE Wikipedia Commons (Public DomainImage: Canada-US Border looking from the U.S side looking toward St. Stephen Canada. The St. Croix River marks a section of the international boundary between the United State s and Canada, forming a natural border between the towns on either side of the river bank. Calais is connected to St. Stephen by the Ferry Point International Bridge and the Milltown International Bridge. CREDIT: P199 SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.)

Marijuana use for adults 21 and over is legal in Colorado and Washington, but any wannabe toking tourists headed here from other countries might want to keep quiet about it until they get here.

According to reports in the Canadian press, simply admitting to a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent that you’ve smoked pot or that you plan to smoke pot apparently can get you turned away at the border — and perhaps permanently banned from the good ol’ U.S. of A because marijuana is still illegal under federal laws. . .  Read Complete Report

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Florida -CREDIT & SOURCE TokeoftheTown.com Fair UseFlorida medical marijuana proposal up for Supreme Court review next week

By William Breathes in Follow that storyLegislationMedical,News Friday, November 29, 2013 at 9:20 am

In just six days on Dec. 5 the Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether or not a proposed medical marijuana initiative already in the signature-gathering process will be allowed to move forward. . . . Read Complete Report

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Phoenix New Times

Arizona Marijuana-Legalization Bill Will Be Proposed by House Democrat

Arizona...doing the JobBy Matthew Hendley Wed., Nov. 27 2013 at 12:00 PM

Assistant House Minority Leader Ruben Gallego, a Phoenix Democrat, announced plans to introduce a marijuana-legalization bill during the upcoming legislative session.

Gallego, an Iraq War veteran, said he’s working on a bill “that would regulate and tax marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol.” . . . Read Complete Report

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Denver Westwood Blogs

Seal_of_Colorado.svg CREDIT Svgalbertian Source Wikipedia Public DomainRead final regulations for growing industrial hemp in Colorado

By William Breathes in HempNews Monday, December 2, 2013 at 10:20 am

Back in October, we shared with you the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s draft regulations for the growing of industrial hemp. Now, those regulations are official — with one change. Instead of facing a registration suspension or revocation if testing reveals that a grower’s plants exceed 0.3 percent THC, the final rules say that a grower will not be subject to any penalty as long as the “crop is destroyed or utilized in a manner approved of and verified by” the state agriculture commissioner.

Keep reading for the full list of hemp regulations. . . . Read Complete Report

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Denver Westword Blogs By Michael Roberts Mon., Nov. 25 2013 at 4:20 PM

Juan.Guardarrama.mug.shot-SOURCE blogswestwordcom Fair UseImage: Juan Guardarrama’s booking photo. SOURCE: Denver Westword Blogs. (Fair Use)

Marijuana: Colorado NORML finds timing of pot raids suspicious

Last week, the DEA and the IRS, aided by local officers, conducted raids on multiple marijuana businesses in Denver and Boulder.

While the feds aren’t sharing details of these actions, info has surfaced about a potential link to Juan Guardarrama, aka “Tony Montana, a Miami con who, until recently, held a Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division license. Nonetheless, Colorado NORML thinks the timing of the raids is suspect. Details below. . . . Read Complete Report

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