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Historic world wide news, Canada is the second country to legalize marijuana. Although Uruguay "legalized" a few years ago, you had to register and buy from specified pharmacies, so it was not true "legalization". Plus they banned selling marijuana to the foreigners. Will Canada allow sales to Americans? Will Americans want irradiated marijuana from Prairie Plant Systems? http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cannabis-pot-legalization-bill-1.4713839
Mad Science Marijuana: Lab Develops Odorless Weed A legion of mad marijuana breeders operating at a high-security laboratory in Vancouver recently began manipulating the DNA of hundreds of strains in hopes of developing a new generation of wicked weed for the sick. According to reports, MediJean is currently experimenting with about 224 marijuana strains in an attempt to breed a selection of high-potency varieties to be used by patients suffering from a broad range of debilitating ailments, including cancer,multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Jean Chiasson, Chief Executive Officer for MediJean, says that his scientists have already produced about 40 new strains that possess a great ability to heal and help, and one strain, he boasts, is completely odorless. Chiasson says the work that takes place at MediJean is unlike that of traditional medical grow operations; these scientists are an elite group of researchers that work to alter the chemical footprint of existing marijuana breeds and balance them with other ingredients to produce strains with very different effects. What’s interesting is that while this fortress of the high sciences is busy producing super strains for the sick, they are doing so under a security clearance just one step beneath the requirements of a military base. That’s because recent regulations imposed by Health Canada make it mandatory for all marijuana facilities to have super security. In the case of MediJean, the facility’s location is kept confidential; surveillance cameras are positioned all over the property; photography is strictly prohibited and visitors are required to go through checkpoints upon entering or leaving the facility. While we are on the edge of our seats to test this company’s odorless weed – add a vape pen to that we you have ganja you can smoke anywhere. Trix
Medical Marijuana Using Canadian Mountie Under Fire A Canadian Mounted Police Officer who is also a medical marijuana patient is under fire from anti-marijuana activists who believe he should not be able to keep his job. Corporal Ronald Francis began using medical marijuana on November 4 for job-related stress. Francis believes he should be allowed to smoke medical marijuana while in uniform, but his superiors believe that smoking medical marijuana could tarnish the mounted police’s reputation. Cannabis advocates are arguing that employers, including the RCMP, need to better understand medical marijuana and their employees medical needs. RCMP Deputy Commissioner Gilles Moreau explained to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that officers are allowed to use medical marijuana but they should not do it in public or while in uniform. “Definitely a member that has been prescribed medicinal marijuana should not be in red serge taking his medication,” Moreau was quoted as saying. ”It would not be advisable for that member, it would not portray the right message to the general public, it’s definitely not something we would support or condone.” Francis is currently assigned to desk duty and does not carry a gun. [Source]
AMHERST – A series of drug charges against an Athol man who says he’s exiled in Europe have been withdrawn. Rickey Logan Simpson, 62, was charged with the production of cannabis marijuana, possession of cannabis marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and possession of cannabis marijuana and possession of cannabis resin following a raid of his Athol Road home in November 2009. Simpson was in Amsterdam, Holland accepting the Freedom Fighter of the Year Award at the annual Cannabis Cup when the raid occurred and it’s believe he has been in Europe since then. Crown attorney Doug Shatford said the court approved a forfeiture application against Simpson under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act last week. Once that occurred, he brought forward a motion to withdraw the charges against Simpson, who declared himself an exile in Europe after the 2009 raid. “The application was made to forfeit the items that were seized in the raid and upon completion of that the decision was made to withdraw the charges,” Shatford said Friday. Under the order, Simpson forfeits cannabis marijuana and resin seized in the raid along with growing equipment, marijuana plants and seeds, syringes, three crossbows and arrows, two pellet guns - including one with scope and suspected silencer, grow up materials, video equipment, books, documents and building materials. Shatford said one the issues facing the court was Simpson’s whereabouts. “We’re really not sure where he is. We believe he is somewhere in Europe. He had been in Holland, but we’re not sure if he’s still there or somewhere else in Europe,” Shatford said. Withdrawing the charges would appear to clear the way for Simpson to return to Canada. Shatford is not aware of any other outstanding charges against him. In December 2009, Simpson said via email he could not return to Canada because he would be put in jail “without jail or medicine.” He said he’s not afraid of jail, but could not go without his medicine. To him, returning to Canada “would be like committing suicide.” Simpson said he grew the marijuana plants, extracted the oil, and provided it free of charge. He said he has never hidden his activities from police. After he was convicted in 2007, he told the judge he would not stop. Source: cumberlandnewsnow.com