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US WA: Seattle Police: Blacks Disproportionately Cited for

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 07:00
Seattle Times, 24 Jul 2014 - Blacks were disproportionately cited by Seattle police for consuming pot in public in the first six months of 2014. In a report delivered to the City Council Wednesday, the police department said officers wrote 82 tickets for public pot consumption in the first half of the year, with 37 percent of those going to blacks.

US WA: Pot Growers Scramble To Protect Their Crops

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 07:00
Seattle Times, 24 Jul 2014 - Fires a Business Setback Evacuations, Road Closures Hinder Product Delivery Columbia River Cannabis in Douglas County was finally close to getting a marijuana-producer license after nine months.

Australia: Hemp Trial On Radar

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 07:00
The Mercury, 24 Jul 2014 - Libs Soften Stance on Medicinal Cannabis THE State Government has signalled it could step back from its ban on a medicinal cannabis trial under pressure to grow the hemp industry in Tasmania. Treasurer and Local Government Minister Peter Gutwein has told councils pushing for the trial that the Government will seriously consider the recommendations of an Upper House committee.

US WA: Feds Target Growing Hash-Oil Explosions

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 07:00
Seattle Times, 23 Jul 2014 - 8 People Charged in Blasts Over Past Year Dangerous Manufacturing Process Is Illegal The chemical process used to make hash oil - a method so fraught with volatility that police compare it to making methamphetamine - has come under attack by the U.S. Attorney's Office.

US OR: Pot Measure To Go Before The Voters

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 07:00
Seattle Times, 23 Jul 2014 - Oregon voters will decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use after state elections officials on Tuesday said the measure qualified for the November ballot. The measure would allow adults 21 and older to buy and possess marijuana and would give the Oregon Liquor Control Commission the job of regulating and taxing the drug.

US CA: Raid To Help Calif. Tribe Harmed By Pot

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
Seattle Times, 22 Jul 2014 - Ecosystem, Water Supply Threatened Impact on Yurok Is Worse Amid Drought WEITCHPEC, Calif. - The California National Guard on Monday joined more than a dozen other agencies to help the Yurok tribe combat rampant marijuana grows that have threatened the reservation's water supply, harmed its salmon and interfered with cultural ceremonies.

US DC: Column: Just Say Whatever

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
Washington Post, 23 Jul 2014 - Pity the Lonely Anti-Weed Crusaders, Whose Clout Has Gone Up in Smoke As pro-marijuana forces deployed their sidewalk soldiers to gather signatures to put pot legalization on the District's November ballot, Aaron McCormick, a 47-year-old city native and father of three, watched with growing alarm.

US WA: Where Does Your Legal Weed Come From?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
The Stranger, 23 Jul 2014 - I Traveled to Eastern Washing to Visit a Bunch of Pot Farms The first place your legal pot comes from is officially a mystery. When Washington State issued licenses to grow recreational marijuana, a license given to 90 applicants so far, it included a clever "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Within the first 15 days after getting a permit, growers could source their plants anywhere, including illegal sources. After all, what other kinds of sources were there? There were no such things as legal plants yet.

US WA: OPED: Legalization Did Not Give You the Right to Smoke

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
Seattle Times, 22 Jul 2014 - I AM not a user of nicotine or marijuana. I personally do not care whether someone uses these drugs or not. The only thing I care about is respect from the smoker to not subject me or my family to the secondhand smoke. Police agencies will not equally enforce the law that prohibits marijuana use in public. According to a July 9 KOMO 1000 radio news story, a Bellevue Police spokesman said that officers will issue a citation to violators whereas a Seattle Police Department spokeswoman said that officers will approach the violator and ask the violator to "voluntarily comply with the law" and to stop using it in public.

US NM: Editorial: Health Department Drops the Wrong Pot Reforms

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
Albuquerque Journal, 21 Jul 2014 - There were legitimate concerns with some of the Department of Health's proposed revisions of its medical marijuana rules - a hefty new fee that had yet to be justified chief among them. But rather than reconsider why users - presumably some of the state's most medically vulnerable individuals - should have to fork over an extra $50 every year as a renewal fee when the program is in the black, the department instead is abandoning plans to add criminal background checks on patients who grow their own and reduce the number of plants they can have.

US IL: Quinn Signs 'Life-Saving Law'

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
Chicago Sun-Times, 21 Jul 2014 - Children and adults who suffer from epilepsy could soon find relief in medical marijuana under a bill signed Sunday by Gov. Pat Quinn. During a ceremony at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Democratic governor signed the law, which adds seizures to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical-grade cannabis.

US IL: Hospital Wants To Dispense Medical Marijuana

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
Chicago Sun-Times, 21 Jul 2014 - A dangerous neighborhood. The threat of arrest - or worse. An unreliable product, sold by criminals.

Philippines: Don't Deport Briton Through US, Says CA of Pot

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 07:00
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 21 Jul 2014 - THE COURT of Appeals (CA) has directed the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to proceed with the deportation of a British cannabis seed trader facing charges for money laundering and narcotics trafficking in Maine, USA. But the appellate court's Special 7th Division ordered that Gypsy Nirvana be deported directly to the United Kingdom and not be put on a flight that would pass through the United States.

CN ON: Say No To Corner Store Drug Items

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
Standard Freeholder, 18 Jul 2014 - Ontario Safety Council Wants Crackdown on Convenience Stores Selling Drug Paraphernalia Toronto - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says.

CN ON: Say No To Drug Paraphernalia

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
Barrie Examiner, 18 Jul 2014 - Ontario Safety Council Wants Crackdown on Convenience Stores Selling Drug Paraphernalia Toronto - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says.

CN ON: Say No to Corner Store Bongs

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
The Daily Observer, 18 Jul 2014 - Toronto - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says. Brian Patterson, president and CEO for the OSL, said an undercover operation this spring in convenience stores in Toronto and Barrie that carried drug paraphernalia found staff were routinely willing to sell to 17-year-old mystery shoppers.

CN ON: Say No To Corner Store Bongs

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
The Peterborough Examiner, 18 Jul 2014 - Ontario Safety Council Wants Crackdown on Convenience Stores Selling Drug Paraphernalia Toronto - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says.

CN ON: Say No To Corner Store Bongs

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
Sudbury Star, 18 Jul 2014 - Toronto - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says. Brian Patterson, president and CEO for the OSL, said an undercover operation this spring in convenience stores in Toronto and Barrie that carried drug paraphernalia found staff were routinely willing to sell to 17-year-old mystery shoppers.

CN ON: Say No To Corner Store Bongs

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
The Daily Press, 18 Jul 2014 - Ontario Safety Council Wants Crackdown on Convenience Stores Selling Drug Paraphernalia Toronto - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says.

CN ON: Say No To Corner Store Bongs

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
The Tribune, 18 Jul 2014 - Ontario Safety Council Wants Crackdown on Convenience Stores Selling Drug Paraphernalia Toronto - The provincial government should crack down on convenience stores that sell bongs, drug pipes, pill grinders and similar items, the Ontario Safety League (OSL) says.