So every day I read more and more about dispensaries, and government this and that.. LEOs hate this law due to lack of funding stemming from Marijuana arrests..
I was theorizing this morning with a buddy of mine..
I can see it now, the Government run dispensaries will cancel out our rights to grow our own, which in turn will put a halt to the "legal home grow" That will satisfy LEO cause they will now be able to raid each suspected home that has a grow and seize all the equipment and still get to charge you with a cannabis related charge. seems to be looking up for the big guys imo..
They get to corner the MM market, and seeing as it wont be legal to grow your own anymore they know 40-60% of people have involvement in growing they have a huge new group of Marijuana users to target to hit their quota.. I'm not excited about the future at all
All this belly aching about your precious dispensaries is going to ruin everything for alot of people that just want to get by and not have to go through another fiasco run by the government the same people that have no idea wtf is good or bad.. its all about the money $$
Is it REALLLLLLY that hard to find some herb, the stuff thats been around since the beginning of freaking time?? Can't they setup a web based program that makes it easy like a click of the button kind of stuff for the real square/newbie. Kinda like buying insurance you have a site setup with CG's the new pt goes through finds your ad that fits what your looking for and move along????
Sorry my rant is out of frustration, I just have this nasty feeling that the police and suits will get their way.. and Marijuana arrests will be here to stay.. legal or not.
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.
UK Police Find $1 Million of Marijuana in Nuclear Bunker
On Wednesday morning, UK police made a huge raid at a large, well-equipped marijuana growing operation in the Drakelow Tunnels, which were used as a nuclear bunker for government officials in the 1950s in case of a nuclear attack.
The grow was underneath the English town of Kidderminster.
A total of 400 marijuana plans were discovered, estimated to be worth just over $1 million. The factory had hydroponic equipment, heating, lighting, and ventilation fans.
The operation utilized 30 police officers and K9 units.
Kevin Purcell, Norther Worcestershire Superintendent, explained, “While executing the warrant at Drakelow Tunnels, we discovered a large and sophisticated cannabis growing operation.
Although the plants will need to be tested, it would appear that the seizure has prevented a large quantity of illegal drugs ending up on the street.”
The raid was part of a new three-year anti-drug strategy being implemented in the UK. Local police began implementing the plan in September, looking to eliminate large illegal substance distributors.
Cannabis remains the most seized illegal drug in England.
According to Home Office statistics, 12,267 kilograms of marijuana and 507,401 cannabis plants were confiscated by the police and border service last year.
New York to Hold Medical Marijuana Hearings
In December, the state of New York will hold public hearings in Buffalo and Mineola on legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. The hearings are part of lawmaker efforts to get voters on board with the idea of legalizing medical marijuana.
A bill proposed by Senator Diane Savino and Assemblyman Richard Gottfriend would regulate the sales and dispensing of medical marijuana. Under their proposal, physicians licensed to prescribe controlled substances could certify patients to use medical marijuana.
Those patients would register with the state’s Department of Health before being able to access their medication. Medical marijuana would be dispensed through hospitals, pharmacies, or other not-for-profit organizations.
The hearings are sponsored by the New York State Assembly. They are scheduled for 10 a.m., Dec. 5, Buffalo City Hall; and 10 a.m., Dec. 18, Nassau County Legislative Chambers.
Denver City Council Votes Against Marijuana in Public View on Private Property
On Monday night, the Denver, Co. City Council voted to approve an ordinance that would ban people from using marijuana in a private yard or on a balcony if the users could be seen from a street or a sidewalk. This could keep people from smoking marijuana on their front porch or in a backyard that is not surrounded by fencing. The measure was passed on first reading with a 7-5 vote.
“Everyone up here tonight is going to make some enemies,” Councilman Charlie Brown told his colleagues.
While outspoken on the need to regulate marijuana, Brown said: “I can’t support it. I believe in individual private property rights.”
One opponent of the ordinance told the council, “I would rather see police going after serious drug problems than playing security patrol for the Stepford wives.”
On the other side of the issue, a parent argued that allowing residents to smoke pot in their front yards “undermines our conversations with our children by making it appear OK.”
Many marijuana advocates believe the ordinance is hypocritical given that individuals can smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol in public view on their private property, which could also send the message that those actions are “OK”.
Mason Tvert, head of the City Council’s Amendment 64 Committee, said that “there’s no reason to put into place a virtually unenforceable law.” Tvert believes that the issue should be handled by individual communities through homeowner association rules or nuisance abatement laws.
The council will hold the second vote on this matter next Monday. It is expected that it will pass again.