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Posted: Oct 1, 2019 - 12:22pm


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Posted: Oct 1, 2019 - 11:02am

Marijuana Arrests Increased Again Last Year Despite More States Legalizing, FBI Data Shows
“Prohibition is a failed and racist policy that should be relegated to the dust bin of history,” Altieri, of NORML, said. “An overwhelming majority of Americans from all political persuasions want to see it brought to an end. Instead of continuing the disastrous practices of the past, it is time lawmakers at all levels begin to honor the will of their constituents and support a sensible marijuana policy focused on legalization and regulation.”

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Posted: Sep 20, 2019 - 12:38pm

Strangers pay off woman's legal fees after she was sentenced to 12 years in jail for selling US$30 of weed

“I had no idea how I was going to pay this off. I knew I was going to be sitting here for a while"

Patricia Spottedcrow's case sparked outrage from the public and justice reform advocates south of the border, leading to her release after two years of incarceration. Ali Meyer via Twitter

Patricia Spottedcrow is finally free but will never know who to thank for it.

“It feels like I hit the lotto,” she told KFOR.

A single mother of four and 25-year-old at the time, the Oklahoma woman was sentenced to 12 years behind bars in 2011 for selling US$30 (approx. CA$40) of cannabis.

She had no prior convictions.

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Spottedcrow’s case sparked outrage from the public and justice reform advocates south of the border, leading to her release after two years of incarceration.

But she wound up in jail again last weekend due to US$3,569.76 (approx. CA$4,77.30) in unpaid legal fees wracked up from court battles to win back her freedom.

“I had no idea how I was going to pay this off,” Spottedcrow told KFOR. “I knew I was going to be sitting here for a while.”

Days later, after a decade of fighting the courts, she was free thanks to strangers who paid the entire tab.

“It’s amazing,” she told KFOR. “It feels wonderful. I don’t even know what to say.”

Now a 34-year-old with six children, Spottedcrow told the Washington Post it’s time to “be with my kids and live my life.”


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Posted: Sep 5, 2019 - 4:15pm

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Posted: Jul 28, 2019 - 11:25am

The City of Kelowna in the interior of BC just got a legal pot shop this past Thursday.  That is the second store to open in the well-populated Okanagan region (1/4 million).  The other opened on July 01 in Vernon.

BC has 15 legal shops as of now.  Alberta has 150.

When in doubt, roll out slowly.
SeriousLee

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Posted: Jul 27, 2019 - 3:53pm



 westslope wrote:


 SeriousLee wrote:
I get a kick out of people saying, "It's for medical reasons".

 It's ok. It's now legal. You don't have to be ashamed to say, "I like to get stoned"
 
Yeah.  I remember thinking medical users were just BSing everybody.  Then I read more and actually started to meet some 'real patients' and eventually changed my mind.

Funny, though.  Been smoking for one year shy of a half century.  A couple of brushes with the law (Alberta and Morocco) and I became super careful and remain to this day super careful.   Is it really legal in Canada?   Are you sure that is not a fancy mirage?  

I don't want anybody either seeing me or smelling me smoking weed/hashish.   Dislike joints for that reason —they are wasteful and stinky.  Much prefer to use a small water pipe/bubbler.  

As for all my counter-culture buds who dig good music, if they see me, that is not a problem but even there I will go far out of my way to avoid blowing smoke into the face of a non-smoker.  


Prediction:   Edible and sub-lingual cannabis will become extremely popular as people learn how to  discipline the intake to a small or micro-dose.   So popular it might create another series of problems....  
 
The way I look at it, if the first thing that comes out of their mouth is "medical reasons" when you find out they smoke pot, well...

If you can walk into the liquor store and buy marijuana in Canada...uhmmm, ya it's legal.

Ya, joints are stinky. Plus they 'mark' your lips and fingers.

And I agree with your prediction. Let's see...
westslope

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Posted: Jul 27, 2019 - 3:25pm



 SeriousLee wrote:
I get a kick out of people saying, "It's for medical reasons".

 It's ok. It's now legal. You don't have to be ashamed to say, "I like to get stoned"
 
Yeah.  I remember thinking medical users were just BSing everybody.  Then I read more and actually started to meet some 'real patients' and eventually changed my mind.

Funny, though.  Been smoking for one year shy of a half century.  A couple of brushes with the law (Alberta and Morocco) and I became super careful and remain to this day super careful.   Is it really legal in Canada?   Are you sure that is not a fancy mirage?  

I don't want anybody either seeing me or smelling me smoking weed/hashish.   Dislike joints for that reason —they are wasteful and stinky.  Much prefer to use a small water pipe/bubbler.  

As for all my counter-culture buds who dig good music, if they see me, that is not a problem but even there I will go far out of my way to avoid blowing smoke into the face of a non-smoker.  


Prediction:   Edible and sub-lingual cannabis will become extremely popular as people learn how to  discipline the intake to a small or micro-dose.   So popular it might create another series of problems....  
SeriousLee

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Posted: Jul 27, 2019 - 9:38am

I get a kick out of people saying, "It's for medical reasons".

 It's ok. It's now legal. You don't have to be ashamed to say, "I like to get stoned"
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Posted: Jul 27, 2019 - 6:25am

But daddy isn't CBD oil like eating steak bones without the meat? Why yes son, it is. {#Cowboy}
westslope

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Posted: Jun 5, 2019 - 7:09am



 kurtster wrote:

Evidently the same thing has happened in California as well because the legislature has overtaxed the legal stuff.  The black market for weed will likely continue for one more generation and then go away as the old timers die off and the newer generations will simply accept the commercial product and say oh well, not having known anything different their entire lives.  There will always be hobbyists who will grow their own the same as those who brew their own beer at home, but it will not impact the commercial market the way the present black market does.

Also, the farther we as a society move away from cash, that will kill the black market leaving it with only crypto currency available for transactions.
 
In some ways not surprising.  British Columbia is often referred to as "British California" and with some reason.   California has eased back on some taxes and other restrictions.

These local network/grey markets will likely survive intact for decades.   But yes, a few more years and the legal market will be so large, few will comment on the "black market".  

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Posted: Jun 4, 2019 - 1:13pm

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 buddy wrote:

Here in Colorado it's very reasonably priced & great quality....um, or so I'm told.  {#Ask}
 

It's OK.  No need to be ashamed, anymore.

 
No shame here, just the need for anonymity in certain circles.


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Posted: Jun 4, 2019 - 8:45am

 black321 wrote:


 buddy wrote:

Here in Colorado it's very reasonably priced & great quality....um, or so I'm told.  {#Ask}
 

It's OK.  No need to be ashamed, anymore.

 
Being ashamed has nothing to do with it. 

There are still legal considerations.  I have to be careful about what and how I say things in public, on the record such as here.  I have a state issued professional medical license.  My state is unique in that it is one of the few states where the legislature, not the voters, legalized medical mj.  As a cancer patient, I called my state board to find out how it would affect my license.  As the board is regulated by the same state legislature that legalized it, the board cannot conflict with state laws.  They told me that as long as I had a medical use license, that I would not be in conflict with the laws and rules they are governed by.  It would then come down to an employer based issue.  If however, use was detected without having a medical license, I could lose my professional license and my ability to work in my profession.  And I also have a commercial driver's license, a CDL.

In my state, license holders are then reported and registered in the national pharmacy board data base of people using controlled substances.  This data base is shared across at least 25 states based on my last inquiry several years ago.  I am not yet willing to take that step even though I would certainly qualify for a medical use license in my state.

Until it is legalized federally, one must act accordingly.  You only get one chance to test dirty on the record.  

For 55 years, I have never ever been ashamed, just very very careful.
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Posted: Jun 4, 2019 - 8:10am



 buddy wrote:

Here in Colorado it's very reasonably priced & great quality....um, or so I'm told.  
{#Ask}

 

It's OK.  No need to be ashamed, anymore.
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Posted: Jun 4, 2019 - 8:02am

 westslope wrote:
Legalization pushed up price of pot by 17%, StatsCan says

Price has jumped most in New Brunswick and least in B.C.

——————————-

My comment: 

British Columbia is a tobacco/alcohol province despite the impression the media and the in-your-face pot protesters might give.  Nevertheless, the black/grey market for cannabis is well established and as most of you on these fora can easily guess, it primarily consists of decentralized  production and distribution networks. 

Given the obstacles that BC social conservatives placed in the path of cannabis legalization, it is absolutely no surprise that the black market continues to flourish.

 
Here in Colorado it's very reasonably priced & great quality....um, or so I'm told.  {#Ask}
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Posted: Jun 4, 2019 - 7:10am

 westslope wrote:
Legalization pushed up price of pot by 17%, StatsCan says

Price has jumped most in New Brunswick and least in B.C.

——————————-

My comment: 

British Columbia is a tobacco/alcohol province despite the impression the media and the in-your-face pot protesters might give.  Nevertheless, the black/grey market for cannabis is well established and as most of you on these fora can easily guess, it primarily consists of decentralized  production and distribution networks. 

Given the obstacles that BC social conservatives placed in the path of cannabis legalization, it is absolutely no surprise that the black market continues to flourish.

 
Evidently the same thing has happened in California as well because the legislature has overtaxed the legal stuff.  The black market for weed will likely continue for one more generation and then go away as the old timers die off and the newer generations will simply accept the commercial product and say oh well, not having known anything different their entire lives.  There will always be hobbyists who will grow their own the same as those who brew their own beer at home, but it will not impact the commercial market the way the present black market does.

Also, the farther we as a society move away from cash, that will kill the black market leaving it with only crypto currency available for transactions.
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Posted: Jun 4, 2019 - 1:59am



 westslope wrote:
Legalization pushed up price of pot by 17%, StatsCan says

Price has jumped most in New Brunswick and least in B.C.

——————————-

My comment: 

British Columbia is a tobacco/alcohol province despite the impression the media and the in-your-face pot protesters might give.  Nevertheless, the black/grey market for cannabis is well established and as most of you on these fora can easily guess, it primarily consists of decentralized  production and distribution networks. 

Given the obstacles that BC social conservatives placed in the path of cannabis legalization, it is absolutely no surprise that the black market continues to flourish.
 
That may be the case for you, but here in the southeast US where it is still mostly illegal, the price has plummeted to less than half price and the quality has gone up as the supply of high grade legal is flooding the black market.   For the past 3 or 4 years it is has been happy days for the old wallet!

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Posted: Jun 1, 2019 - 2:05pm

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westslope

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Posted: Apr 10, 2019 - 10:20am

Legalization pushed up price of pot by 17%, StatsCan says

Price has jumped most in New Brunswick and least in B.C.

——————————-

My comment: 

British Columbia is a tobacco/alcohol province despite the impression the media and the in-your-face pot protesters might give.  Nevertheless, the black/grey market for cannabis is well established and as most of you on these fora can easily guess, it primarily consists of decentralized  production and distribution networks. 

Given the obstacles that BC social conservatives placed in the path of cannabis legalization, it is absolutely no surprise that the black market continues to flourish.
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Posted: Apr 9, 2019 - 9:12am

Large Squamish grow-op goes up in smoke, forces brief evacuation of downtown area


According to Fire Chief Bill Stoner, smoke from the commercial marijuana site didn't smell like burning weed

Karin Larsen · CBC News · Posted: Apr 08, 2019 11:15 AM PT | Last Updated: April 8


For the record, I did not make any of this up.  
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Posted: Apr 5, 2019 - 2:59am



 miamizsun wrote:
he gets points for creativity on this one

maybe one in five are caged non-violent drug offenders

even if it was half of that i'd be happy af

2020 candidate Andrew Yang promises to legalize marijuana and pardon all non-violent drug offenders on 4/20 if he's elected


Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang pledged to legalize marijuana at the federal level if elected president and pardon all those who've been incarcerated for non-violent, drug-related offenses.

"I would legalize marijuana and then I would pardon everyone who's in jail for a nonviolent drug-related offense," Yang said at the National Action Network conference in New York City on Wednesday. "I would pardon them on April 20, 2021 and I would high-five them on the way out of jail."




 


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