Legalization

Sir Pot-A-Lot and $1 grams

Sir Pot-A-Lot
The 90s rapper, Sir Mix-A-Lot, was in Vancouver Washington this week examining the wares at The Herbery. Sir Mix-A-Lot, whose real name is Anthony Ray is based in Seattle. He says he doesn’t smoke marijuana but most of the guys in his group do. At the same time, he said he’s strongly in favor of marijuana legalization and regulation, just like alcohol. Read more…….

$1 Grams!
In 2013 Uruguay became the first country to legalize marijuana. Now companies from Germany and Canada are bidding on the fives licenses available for marijuana growers. Winners will pay the Uruguay government $20,000 per year in fees plus 10% of sales. The government says it will require the growers to sell their crop at the rate of $1 per gram! Read More……….

100 Tribes to Grow and Sell Marijuana –

100 Native American Tribes have indicated that they’d like to grow marijuana and open marijuana stores on their reservations. Read More………

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Snoop Dogg, Bob Marley and 12,000 Joints

12,000 Joints –

Huffington Post and Newsweek reported that a Seattle company called Soltice rolled 12,000 joints to sell over Super Bowl weekend at medical marijuana stores.  According to the owner, 6,000 grams of cannabis, about 13 pounds, was used for this massive marijuana joint production project. The joints were then offered for sale, 12 to a pack in what resembled a standard cigarette pack. The joints were a combination of strains called Blueberry Cheesecake and Headband and sold for about $70. These were sold at medical marijuana dispensaries however Soltice representative said that they will “absolutely” have these 12 packs of joints available for sale at recreational marijuana stores later this year. The company is opening what it terms “the first licensed processing facility”. Read More……..

Snoop Dogg –

Meanwhile music celebrities like Bob Marley’s family and Snoop Dogg are investing in the budding pot industry. Read More………..

Growing Marijuana at home –

It’s legal for adults over 21 years of age to grow limited quantities of marijuana in states such as Colorado, Washington (medical only), Alaska, (after Feb 25th) and Oregon (after July 15th). But remember it’s a complex task so get the book Growing Elite Marijuana which gives you step-by-step guidance. Also check out My Weed Seeds for good quality seeds that will give you a successful crop.

 

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A Huge Week for Recreational Marijuana

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It has been a huge week for recreational marijuana in the U.S.A. Three things have happened.:

1) The US Justice Department reported that it had informed Indian Country Tribes that they “may propose” to have marijuana legalized on their reservations. So far no tribe has made any such request and if they did the federal government would have the final say on yes or no. However, this announcement opens the door for the possibility that recreational marijuana could be possessed and consumed on tribal lands. Even when tribal lands reside within the borders of a state in which recreational marijuana is illegal.
2) The US Congress ended its federal ban on medical marijuana. This sends a strong message to states that have not yet legalized marijuana and makes the concept even more palatable to voters. It will surely influence politicians to be more liberal in their thinking about legalized marijuana, whether medical or recreational. Furthermore,  it shows the federal government is obviously moving, albeit slowly, in the direction of national recognition of the trend to end marijuana prohibition.
3) Just today (December 19, 2014)  it was announced that the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma have asked the US Supreme Court to reverse Colorado’s marijuana laws. We will wait to hear what the legal pundits say but in my opinion this is not going to fly. In my opinion it is a thinly veiled attempt to apply pressure and convince Colorado to give their neighboring states a portion of their recreational marijuana tax revenues. According to Nebraska officials they have had an increase in their law enforcement costs at places along the Colorado border and are being asked to bear an increased expense with no increased revenues.

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US Government says Indian Reservations May Legalize Marijuana in Any State

December 12, 2014 — Today the U.S. Justice Department issued a statement saying that it would not interfere with Native American tribes who choose to legalize marijuana on their reservations.  No immediate changes are expected but this move by the Justice Department opens the possibility of recreational marijuana being legalized for purchase and consumption on Indian reservations even those located in states where marijuana is illegal.   It’s too soon to tell if any Native American tribes will take advantage of this legal marijuana loophole but it creates some interesting possibilities for the future of the marijuana movement and industry.

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The First Country to Legalize Marijuana

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December 1, 2104 — In 2013 a bill was passed which legalized marijuana use in Paraguay. The first country in the world to legalize the production and sale of cannabis. This made it a potential laboratory model for the possible legalization of marijuana in other countries around the world. But polls indicate that as much as 65% of Paraguay’s citizens do not support the new marijuana law. One candidate in this weeks national elections says that if elected, he will repeal portions of the legalization bill

 

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