Would The Legalization Of Marijuana Eliminate The Black Market?

With the nation’s mindset toward marijuana seemingly shifting in favor of reforming our country’s drug policy, one of the popular topics of discussion is the probable elimination of the black market via legalizing drugs.

So, would legalizing marijuana on a nationwide basis indeed eradicate the black market’s source of income? Or would it be necessary to follow [Read more…]

Would The Legalization Of Marijuana Eliminate The Black Market?

With the nation’s mindset toward marijuana seemingly shifting in favor of reforming our country’s drug policy, one of the popular topics of discussion is the probable elimination of the black market via legalizing drugs.

So, would legalizing marijuana on a nationwide basis indeed eradicate the black market’s source of income? Or would it be necessary to follow [Read more…]

Florida Bong Ban Sponsor Not Happy About How Law Turned Out

FLORIDA:  Ex-crackhead Rep. Darryl Rouson, who sponsored the bill that eventually became the “bong ban” law on Monday, is unhappy about how watered down it turned out to be, when all was said and done.

Rouson believes that The Pot is a gateway drug to things like The Crack. Therefore, he worked diligently for years on a bill he hoped would ban all bongs, glass bowls, roach clips, and other things that can be used as a marijuana smoking device. But the final bill basically says that head shops can sell the devices, as long as they’re for tobacco only, thus creating the raddest loophole ever, man.Ex-crackhead Rep. Darryl Rouson, who sponsored the bill that eventually became the “bong ban” law on Monday, is unhappy about how watered down it turned out to be, when all was said and done.

See also: Five Things You Need to Know About the Florida Bong Ban

“If we can make people drive to Georgia and Alabama and South Carolina to get fireworks, they can drive to get these utensils of death,” he told New Times back in March. [Read more…]

Florida Bong Ban Sponsor Not Happy About How Law Turned Out

FLORIDA:  Ex-crackhead Rep. Darryl Rouson, who sponsored the bill that eventually became the “bong ban” law on Monday, is unhappy about how watered down it turned out to be, when all was said and done.

Rouson believes that The Pot is a gateway drug to things like The Crack. Therefore, he worked diligently for years on a bill he hoped would ban all bongs, glass bowls, roach clips, and other things that can be used as a marijuana smoking device. But the final bill basically says that head shops can sell the devices, as long as they’re for tobacco only, thus creating the raddest loophole ever, man.Ex-crackhead Rep. Darryl Rouson, who sponsored the bill that eventually became the “bong ban” law on Monday, is unhappy about how watered down it turned out to be, when all was said and done.

See also: Five Things You Need to Know About the Florida Bong Ban

“If we can make people drive to Georgia and Alabama and South Carolina to get fireworks, they can drive to get these utensils of death,” he told New Times back in March. [Read more…]

'Big Marijuana,' 'sugar daddies,' politics behind push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida

TALLAHASSEE – From the beginning, the legislative push to legalize medical marijuana came with a deep-seated sense of impending doom.

“Slim to none,” were the chances state Rep. Katie Edwards, D-Plantation, gave a bill she filed this year to legalize medical marijuana.

Her comments came during an April 1 news conference with more than a month left in the legislative session. Her bill, and one filed by state Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, did not receive a committee hearing this session.

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KSP to Start Flyovers in Search of Marijuana

KENTUCKY:  Kentucky State Police helicopters will resume flyovers this summer as part of the agency’s annual marijuana eradication campaign.

Rising fuel costs, though, means the helicopters won’t log as many hours in the air as in the past.

Instead of conducting blanket flights, the agency will target areas where pot has been grown frequently in the past and will use tips from the public to schedule areas for flyovers. [Read more…]

Marijuana defense of the NJWeedman is working

By Jeff Edelstein

NEW JERSEY: Bobby T. is a 27-year-old Philadelphia resident. He’s got a good job, a regular guy, goes about his business. Not looking for any trouble. But — cue the music — trouble found him.

He was driving back to his home from upstate New York after a weekend with some friends. Upon entering New Jersey — Mahwah, to be exact — he got pulled over. The officer said he was doing 76 in a 55. Lousy enough luck there. And the luck got worse once the officer got a whiff of the car.  [Read more…]

Quest to legalize marijuana personal to Florida couple

FLORIDA:

Sunday morning on Bay News 9’s Political Connections former Florida Governor Charlie Crist talked about his support in the use of medical marijuana.

It’s something Bob and Cathy Jordan were shocked to see when they turned on the TV.

“I never thought I would hear him say that,” said Bob Jordan, medical marijuana supporter.

For the Jordans, it’s another supporter in their camp to legalize marijuana, a drug Cathy said has kept her alive.

She has Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or ALS. It’s a debilitating disease that takes away all bodily functions. She’s been turning to marijuana for years as her medicine. [Read more…]

Regulate medical and recreational marjuana separately

By JAY BERNEBURG

Currently, access to medical marijuana in Washington is, for the most part, unregulated. If the recreational marijuana program in Washington is going to be successful, the Legislature must pass legislation regulating access to medical marijuana.

However, this legislation must regulate medical marijuana separately from recreational marijuana to protect patient access to medical marijuana.

As the Liquor Control Board moves forward in setting up a system to serve recreational marijuana users, it has become increasingly fearful that the state-licensed stores might not succeed because many of their customers are already being served by medical marijuana providers. If medical marijuana outcompetes recreational marijuana, the state-licensed stores will fail.

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