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Oregon U.S. Attorney Outlines Marijuana Stance

May 23rd, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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U. S. Attorney for Oregon Amanda Marshall issued a statement Tuesday regarding enforcement of marijuana laws, claiming that recent media reports “badly distorted” her consistent policies on the matter
“Since taking office, I have repeatedly and consistently articulated the long-standing position of my office regarding enforcement of the marijuana laws. Recent press reports have badly distorted those policies,” she said. Ream more »

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Lawmakers, advocates push medicinal marijuana

May 22nd, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Legislators, patients and medical professionals pressed the passage of a bill to legalize the medical use of marijuana in New York state last Wednesday.

“Thousands of New Yorkers suffer from serious debilitating and life threatening conditions whose lives could be more livable and longer in many cases if we allow them to be treated under medical supervision with the use of medical marijuana,” said Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried, D-Manhattan.
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Marijuana grower draws prison term

May 21st, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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A Hudson Lake man was sentenced to 25 months in federal prison for running a large indoor marijuana growing operation.

Renato DeBartolo must report May 30 to begin serving the sentence that recently was handed down for his conviction for the manufacture of marijuana, according to the U.S. District Court in South Bend. Ream more »

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Marijuana growing regulations needed to be strengthened

May 17th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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The new county ordinance which shortens the time a grower of marijuana has to comply with county zoning laws was needed and should help to curb the illegal growing of marijuana in Tulare County.

County Supervisors a week ago amended the code enforcement regulations affecting medical marijuana growing, reducing the amount of time a grower has to comply with from as many as 180 days to as few as 30 days. Ream more »

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Marijuana could benefit business

May 15th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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If the U.S. Congress was smart, it would jump on legalizing the marijuana plant and start two profitable businesses that could give a boost to our economy instead of a boost to China’s and the cartels’ economy.

One business opportunity could be producing industrial hemp like we used to do. Hemp is a certain strain of the marijuana plant that has a low content of tetrahydrocannabinaol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Ream more »

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Marijuana bill meeting at state capitol

May 15th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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The children, families health and human services committee discussed an update to Senate Bill 423, referring to the Montana Marijuana Act, when they met at the state capitol today.
Sue O’Connell, a research analyst for the committee, says as of April 30 there are only 26 out-of-state residents registered as card holders. Ream more »

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Hawkins officer finds half pound of marijuana in confiscated vehicle

May 10th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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A Hawkins County woman who had been free on bond from charges stemming from a meth lab raid on April 1 was arrested again Tuesday after police allegedly found a half pound of marijuana hidden in the engine compartment of her confiscated vehicle.

A Chevrolet Avalanche belonging to Tina Eileen Davis, 44, 114 Ferry Road, Lot 2, Surgoinsville, was seized during a Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office raid at that residence that occurred on April 1. Ream more »

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Charlottesville council OKs marijuana resolution

May 8th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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After a wide-ranging, hour-long discussion of marijuana policy, the Charlottesville City Council voted Monday night to approve a resolution calling on the state of Virginia to revisit its pot possession policies.

Councilors were split on the issue, with some voicing concerns about whether a broader resolution that defined marijuana possession as a low priority for police would send the wrong message to children. Ream more »

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