Strains are tested for levels of various cannabinoids to help patients and budtenders know the strength and traits of the plant. This sample of Stevie Wonder is from Pure Medical Dispensary. (Joe Amon, Denver Post file)
DEA Admissions About Marijuana: 2014 DEA report said “although some states have legalized the sale of marijuana, there will continue to be a “black market” in these states due to high taxes and state-imposed restrictions.” DEA explained “grows on private lands require prosecutors and judges to approve search warrants; this is a difficult task in areas where state marijuana laws have changed.” | High Times
Marijuana advocates and activists groups could greet another victory for the public’s growing opinion on cannabis reform with the addition of a medical marijuana measure on the November ballot. Earlier this year, Arkansans for Compassionate Care turned in over 65,000 signatures only to have nearly half of the collected signatures dismissed by the Secretary of State as invalid.
“It’s about time that we see a country bravely break with the failed prohibitionist model and try an innovative, more compassionate, and smarter approach,” said Hannah Hetzer, who is based out of Montevideo, Uruguay, as the Policy Manager of the Americas for the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA).