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Cannabis

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Some people are against legalizing it, many more are in favor. And we know overall it's going to be legalized. Whether you want to partake or not. It's just the right thing to do. Because if cigaretts can be legal why not weed. So there are a lot of devlopements across the USA and in other parts of the world, along with sub-culture that had formed out it.

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Reply #1 posted 09/05/20 10:36am

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Can cannabis social equity programs work? Palm Springs is setting one up

Melissa Daniels, Palm Springs Desert Sun 5 hrs ago

USA TODAY logoCan cannabis social equity programs work? Palm Springs is setting one up

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – When Willie Holland first attempted to open a medical cannabis dispensary a few years back, the city of Palm Springs denied his application.

Cannabis social equity programs, like the one Holland applied to in the city of Palm Springs, aim to create a pathway to enter the legalized industry for people who have been convicted of cannabis-related offenses.

More broadly, these programs looks to open doors for all kinds of people who either could not afford the expenses associated with starting these businesses or who were disqualified from the regular application process because of cannabis-related criminal histories.

Acknowledging the need to diversify the industry, the state has awarded at least $40 million in grants to cities and counties to be put toward cannabis social equity programs in the past year. But despite the relative popularity of implementing these programs, some experts say these programs don’t go far enough to achieve parity. Advocates want to see business training and safer financing opportunities to give applicants a fairer shot at operating a legal business.

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Willie Holland talks about his cannabis dispensary and lounge Green Dragon in downtown Palm Springs, July 21, 2020.© Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun Willie Holland talks about his cannabis dispensary and lounge Green Dragon in downtown Palm Springs, July 21, 2020.

He'd been convicted of a misdemeanor cannabis-related possession charge in the past, and its presence on his record prevented him from getting a license.

It was only in 2017, after Holland paired up with a partner who held a majority stake in their business, that he was able to move forward with Green Dragon, a recreational dispensary on Palm Canyon Drive, which opened last year.

“I was born and raised in this city, so I didn’t want to go somewhere else,” he said.

But Holland, never one to back down from his dreams, still wanted a shop to call his own. So this summer, Holland became the first to apply for a social equity cannabis license in Palm Springs. And it paid off: His dispensary, Holland Pharms, is slated to open up on Palm Canyon Drive later this year, right in the heart of his hometown.

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Reply #2 posted 09/05/20 3:05pm

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I think legalization is the right thing to do, even if one is not interested in consuming it.

Lots of new jobs, lots of new products , and of course more taxes for the government, plus you have quality control and no more laced cannabis that was grown and harvested using questionable methods.

It´s a win-win situation for everybody but I think it is going to take a long time until more countries open up to the new possibilities. In many states of the USA and in many countries , such as Singapore and Malaysia, sentences for cannabis use are still extremely harsh. Even in some western countries.

So it might probably take at least five or ten years until we see a change on a global level.

There´s hope though, Pakistan for example changed some of its laws a couple of days ago and wants to invest in industrial hemp and medical cannabis. Not sure if it´s going to have an impact on recreational use but it´s a start.

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Hundreds of bags of cannabis fell from the sky in Israel, dropped by a 'green drone' on a Tel Aviv square

insider@insider.com (Julian Kossoff,Ashley Collman) 28 mins ago

Packets that were dropped from a drone over a main Tel Aviv square and which Israeli police suspect contained cannabis are seen on the ground in Tel Aviv, Israel September 3, 2020. Israel Police/Handout via REUTERS© Israel Police/Handout via REUTERS Packets that were dropped from a drone over a main Tel Aviv square and which Israeli police suspect contained cannabis are seen on the ground in Tel Aviv, Israel September 3, 2020. Israel Police/Handout via REUTERS
  • Hundreds of bags of cannabis were dropped from a drone as it flew over Rabin Square in central Tel Aviv on Thursday.
  • The aerial stunt was by a group called "Green Drone" that advocates for the legalization of marijuana in Israel.
  • Surprised pedestrians rushed to scoop up the illicit bounty.
  • According to The Jerusalem Post, two people suspected of operating the drone were arrested.
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Cannabis fell from the sky over Israel, after a drone released hundreds of bags of the drug over central Tel Aviv on Thursday.

Dozens of surprised people rushed out into the busy street to collect the packets, which were dropped by a group called "Green Drone," according to the Jerusalem Post.

Green Drone advocates for the legalization of marijuana in Israel, where the substance is still largely illegal, except in certain medical situations.

Just before the drop, the group posted a message on the messaging app Telegram, warning of what they were about to do.

"It's time my dear brothers. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the green drone, handing out free cannabis from the sky... Enjoy my beloved brothers, this is your pilot brother, making sure we all get some free love," the message read.

The Jerusalem Post said that the police arrested two people suspected of operating the drone, and said that they were being interrogated.

However, Green Drone has promised to continue dropping a kilo of marijuana a week, over different parts of the country.

Israeli legislators are currently debating one bill that would decriminalize cannabis and another that would legalize it for adult use, according to the website Marijuana Moment.

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Reply #4 posted 09/06/20 2:39pm

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It has been legal for in Canada for almost 2 years. Many of the legal stores can't afford to stay open as most people are still buying from their buddies because it's cheaper and better quality. Many people are growing their own too, so I'm not sure how these legal shops will be able to stay open. Why would anyone pay more for inferior quality and quantity?

IMO the rest of the world should just legalize it and stop busting people for something on par with alcohol. Up the quality and lower the price and many would buy at the legal shops.
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Empress said:

It has been legal for in Canada for almost 2 years. Many of the legal stores can't afford to stay open as most people are still buying from their buddies because it's cheaper and better quality. Many people are growing their own too, so I'm not sure how these legal shops will be able to stay open. Why would anyone pay more for inferior quality and quantity? IMO the rest of the world should just legalize it and stop busting people for something on par with alcohol. Up the quality and lower the price and many would buy at the legal shops.

I´m surprised to hear that. I thought legalization and the sale in legal stores would mean better quality, more variety of strains and that you get what you paid for, unlike street cannabis which could be laced or not up to par with legal shops as far as choice goes. Some of those legal stores are so sophisticated and offer a huge range of products and strains, and seem to sell great quality.

Why would people prefer street cannabis, other than the reason that it´s cheaper ?

I really thought those legal stores would be florishing these days, with Corona and people staying inside more often than they used to. lol

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Empress said:


It has been legal for in Canada for almost 2 years. Many of the legal stores can't afford to stay open as most people are still buying from their buddies because it's cheaper and better quality. Many people are growing their own too, so I'm not sure how these legal shops will be able to stay open. Why would anyone pay more for inferior quality and quantity? IMO the rest of the world should just legalize it and stop busting people for something on par with alcohol. Up the quality and lower the price and many would buy at the legal shops.

I´m surprised to hear that. I thought legalization and the sale in legal stores would mean better quality, more variety of strains and that you get what you paid for, unlike street cannabis which could be laced or not up to par with legal shops as far as choice goes. Some of those legal stores are so sophisticated and offer a huge range of products and strains, and seem to sell great quality.


Why would people prefer street cannabis, other than the reason that it´s cheaper ?


I really thought those legal stores would be florishing these days, with Corona and people staying inside more often than they used to. lol



Not in Toronto. Most people have "a guy" they trust and it's much better quality and $30-$40 cheaper for the same quantity. Governments are greedy.
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KoolEaze said:

Empress said:

It has been legal for in Canada for almost 2 years. Many of the legal stores can't afford to stay open as most people are still buying from their buddies because it's cheaper and better quality. Many people are growing their own too, so I'm not sure how these legal shops will be able to stay open. Why would anyone pay more for inferior quality and quantity? IMO the rest of the world should just legalize it and stop busting people for something on par with alcohol. Up the quality and lower the price and many would buy at the legal shops.

I´m surprised to hear that. I thought legalization and the sale in legal stores would mean better quality, more variety of strains and that you get what you paid for, unlike street cannabis which could be laced or not up to par with legal shops as far as choice goes. Some of those legal stores are so sophisticated and offer a huge range of products and strains, and seem to sell great quality.

Why would people prefer street cannabis, other than the reason that it´s cheaper ?

I really thought those legal stores would be florishing these days, with Corona and people staying inside more often than they used to. lol

liquor is an easier cheaper high lol

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Bill to decriminalize marijuana at federal level up for House vote next month

The MORE Act would remove marijuana as a Schedule I substance.

A landmark bill that would decriminalize marijuana use at the federal level is up for vote soon.

The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on the legislation in September, according to an email sent out on Friday by Majority Whip James Clyburn. Politico first reported on the pending vote.

The "Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019" -- also called the MORE Act -- would officially remove cannabis from the list of federally controlled substances. It would also expunge federal marijuana convictions and arrests, and approve the allocation of resources for communities affected by the war on drugs, according to the bill's text.

"A floor vote on the bill would be the greatest federal cannabis reform accomplishment in over 80 years," the Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce said in a statement Friday.

The House Judiciary Committee passed the bill, introduced by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and co-sponsored by more than 50 lawmakers, by a vote of 24-10 in November.

"These steps are long overdue. For far too long, we have treated marijuana as a criminal justice problem instead of a matter of personal choice and public health," Nadler, the committee's chairman, said in a statement at the time. "Whatever one's views on the use of marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes, arresting, prosecuting, and incarcerating users at the federal level is unwise and unjust."

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PHOTO: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill to highlight the MORE Act (Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act) legislation in Washington, DC, Nov. 19, 2019.

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Mystery surrounds fatal shooting of 7 people at Riverside County marijuana grow house
Stephanie Lai, Matthew Ormseth 1 hr ago

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Mystery surrounds fatal shooting of 7 people at Riverside County marijuana grow house

Authorities investigating the shooting deaths of seven people at a marijuana growing facility in a remote corner of Riverside County said they think the crime might have been carried out by multiple assailants.


Few details are known about the mass killing, and detectives are still in the early stages of figuring out what happened.

"This is not going to be an easy investigation," Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco said Tuesday.

Here is what we know from Times reporting:

Where did the killings occur?

The dead were found on a property in Aguanga, a remote hamlet 100 miles east of Los Angeles.

When sheriff's deputies arrived Monday, it became clear the property was an "obvious large-scale illegal marijuana processing center," Bianco said. There were hundreds of plants, a makeshift greenhouse, a lab for using butane to extract valuable THC from pot plants and more than 1,000 pounds of processed marijuana with a street value in the millions, the sheriff said.

He said the sprawling operation had been overseen by sophisticated criminals.

"This was not that they just happened to be growing marijuana," he said. "This was a very large operation, a very organized-crime type of an operation."

What do we know about the victims?

Deputies, who were called to the house on reports of an assault shortly after midnight Monday, found six people dead from gunshots. A seventh victim — a woman — was still alive, but died shortly afterward at a hospital.

Authorities did not identify any of the victims Tuesday.

Mark Jones, 69, who lives nearby, told the Press-Enterprise that he heard "three separate volleys of gunshots."

Soon after, he said firetrucks and emergency vehicles arrived.

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These 5 States Are Voting on Marijuana in November

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The Motley Fool logoThese 5 States Are Voting on Marijuana in November

This has been an unforgettably difficult year for many Americans. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has cost lives, jobs, and completely upended our normal societal habits. But amid this chaos is the reality that, in just 51 days, Americans across the country will head to their local voting booth or mail in their ballots to decide who'll lead this country for the next four years.

These 5 States Are Voting on Marijuana in November© Provided by The Motley Fool These 5 States Are Voting on Marijuana in November

Keep in mind that it's not just the presidency or the make-up of Congress that'll be decided on November 3, 2020. Residents in six states will be heading to the polls to decide if marijuana will be legalized from an adult-use or medical standpoint.

We entered 2020 with two-thirds of all states ...edical pot, along with 11 states that have legalized the consumption and/or retail sale of recreational weed. By the time the November election is over, there could be as many as two new states to legalize medical marijuana and up to four new states that might wave the green flag on adult-use cannabis.

Here are the five states guaranteed to be voting on marijuana in November.

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