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  1. #541
    Quote Originally Posted by snoseek View Post
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...iminalization/ You know when you see this guy speak up it goes on both sides of the fence. Both parties are going to scramble on this issue in the future. We're getting to the point where its politically damaging to be against legalization. If you think about it, the right should be all over this-State rights, smaller govt. Ect....not just the liberals anymore. We are sprinting to the tipping point

    I see the light.


  2. #542
    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/loc...ot-5168667.php

    Gov. Rick Perry for decriminalization of pot

    SAN ANTONIO — Gov. Rick Perry signaled Thursday that he's for the decriminalization of marijuana use — not legalization, but the softening of punishment for pot users in the border state.


    “As governor, I have begun to implement policies that start us toward a decriminalization” by introducing alternative “drug courts” that provide treatment and softer penalties for minor offenses, Perry said during an international panel on drug legalization at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.


    It's the first time the governor, who's voiced support for drug courts in the past, took a position on decriminalization in Texas.


    His spokeswoman confirmed that Perry is staunchly opposed to legalization of marijuana because of the dangers that have been associated with the drug but is committed to policies that would lower the punishment for its use to keep smokers out of jail.

  3. #543
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_4656145.html

    Jan 23 (Reuters) - U.S. treasury and law enforcement agencies will soon issue regulations opening banking services to state-sanctioned marijuana businesses even though cannabis remains classified an illegal narcotic under federal law, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Thursday.

    Holder said the new rules would address problems faced by newly licensed recreational pot retailers in Colorado, and medical marijuana dispensaries in other states, in operating on a cash-only basis, without access to banking services or credit.


    Proprietors of state-licensed marijuana distributors in Colorado and elsewhere have complained of having to purchase inventory, pay employees and conduct sales entirely in cash, requiring elaborate and expensive security measures and putting them at a high risk of robbery.


    It also makes accounting for state sales tax-collection purposes difficult.


    "You don't want just huge amounts of cash in these places," Holder told the audience at the University of Virginia. "They want to be able to use the banking system. And so we will be issuing some regulations I think very soon to deal with that issue."


  4. #544
    I've suspected all along this would be a huge topic in 2016, even though we have MUCH bigger concerns in this country. Don't mean to post political stuff but I think it's appropriate in the context of this thread.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_4647715.html

  5. #545
    Quote Originally Posted by snoseek View Post
    I've suspected all along this would be a huge topic in 2016, even though we have MUCH bigger concerns in this country. Don't mean to post political stuff but I think it's appropriate in the context of this thread.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_4647715.html
    I approve of this post.

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  7. #547
    Quote Originally Posted by snoseek View Post
    I've suspected all along this would be a huge topic in 2016, even though we have MUCH bigger concerns in this country. Don't mean to post political stuff but I think it's appropriate in the context of this thread.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_4647715.html
    Is that the Biebs in the opening frame of the huff video?

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    Tourism up in Colorado. Who would have thought that legalizing something people like would lead to that? Will any others take notice?

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  9. #549
    Quote Originally Posted by 4aprice View Post
    Tourism up in Colorado. Who would have thought that legalizing something people like would lead to that? Will any others take notice?

    Alex

    Lake Hopatcong, NJ
    I am seriously considered Colorado over Utah if I go West because of this.

  10. #550
    https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/blo...ds-and-History

    Cannabidiol Oil, Rich in Both Healing Compounds and History

    Posted by Lindsey Steinberg on 01/28/2014 in Medical Marijuana Research
    Heather Jackson described her son’s severe seizures, beginning at just four months old as his “deepest valley.” Young Zaki Jackson was experiencing staggering thousands of seizures per day. In 2008, an electroencephalography reading revealed that his seizures were occurring at over 200 per hour. Zaki’s diagnosis? Doose Syndrome. By its very definition, Doose Syndrome is exceptionally resistant to most pharmaceutical treatments. Still, doctors met his condition with 17 different medications. To the Jackson’s dismay, none effectively combated his condition. One day, Zaki’s life trajectory would change immensely at the suggestion of Mrs. Jackson’s friend, a worker in Hospice care. “I can’t tell you to try this, but there is this group of brothers who have helped treat a similar case with cannabis oil,” Heather’s friend told her. After reaching out to the well-known Stanley brothers, primary cultivators of CBD-rich cannabis in Colorado - the ackson’s obtained the CBD-rich medicine and never looked back. Now, Zaki is surrounded by family and friends - the Stanley brothers included - celebrating his first year completely seizure free. At his party, Josh Stanley remarked, “We were reading these studies in Israel from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s – studies where they saw positive results on lab mice using high-CBD strains. So we decided to give it a try, originally focusing on aiding cancer patients. It was by luck that we discovered it could be so beneficial to those suffering from seizures.”
    Although this cannadidiol oil first gained tremendous exposure this past summer as CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta premiered his documentary Weed , showcasing several young patients undergoing cbd treatment around the country, there is nothing modern about this form of treatment. In fact, while the medicinal use of dried cannabis dates back to 2900 BC, the use of cannabis oil treatment was recorded in 1450 BC, in the Book of Exodus. Numerous sources have sited, “Holy anointing oil, as described in the original Hebrew version of the recipe in Exodus, contained over six pounds of kaneh-bosem, a substance identified by respected etymologists, linguists, anthropologists, botanists and other researchers as cannabis, extracted into about six quarts of olive oil, along with a variety of other fragrant herbs. The ancient anointed ones were literally drenched in this potent mixture.” While some of the earliest recorded anecdotal evidence in medical journals dates as far back as the early 1800’s.
    The story goes like this; in 1839 a woman knocked upon the door of British Army doctor stationed in India, William O’Shaughnessy. Panicked, she brought her seizure-prone infant in hopes of finding an immediate remedy. The doctor tried out opium and leeches, typical 19th-century remedies, but the baby’s seizures grew immensely worse until they became constant and he was unable to eat. As a last resort, Dr. O’Shaughnessy tried out hemp oil in the form of a tincture, which the locals used as their primary medicine. Instantly, the child’s seizures stopped. By regularly dosing the tincture over the following few weeks, the child’s seizures ceased altogether. The doctor concluded in a medical journal article, “In Hemp the profession has gained an anti-convulsive remedy of the greatest value.”

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