Minnesota Marijuana News

Itprobably hasn’t escaped your attention that Canada recently legalised cannabisin its entirety. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ve set your sights on aneye-opening trip sometime soon.

If notCanada, you’re almost certainly one of millions planning a cannabisvacation for 2019.

Allover the world, legalisation is transforming the appeal of dozens ofterritories for international tourists. If you live outside the United States,more towns and cities than ever before have become pure pot paradise. If you’remore of a traditionalist, there’s still no place quite like Holland. And let’snot forget the incredible cannabis club culture of Barcelona.

Longstory short – the world is bursting at the seams with incredible cannabistourist destinations. Nevertheless, it’s useful to tool-up on a few basics ofetiquette and general enjoyment, before heading out.

Soirrespective of the destination you have in mind, here’s a brief rundown of 10essential tips for first-time cannabistourists:

1.  Do your homework

Rightoff the bat, don’t just make the assumption that legalisation ordecriminalisation means you can do whatever you want, wherever you want. Thereare still states, towns, cities and countries were crossing the line could see youhanded serious jail-time. In terms of how much you can buy, how much you cancarry, where you can consume cannabis and

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North Port, Florida has two medical cannabis dispensaries. But neither of them should be confused with a residence on the 5600 block of Brickell Drive, where police served a warrant and arrested two men on multiple drug charges Thursday. The USPS carrier who showed up while police were executing the warrant was probably confused, however, as he attempted to deliver a package containing cannabis buds, THC wax and vaporizer cartridges with law enforcement still on the scene.

USPS Carrier Delivers Weed, Wax and Vape Cartridges While Police Raid a Home

When it was all said and done, North Park, Florida police arrested two men and seized four pounds of cannabis buds, 243 grams of THC wax, 97 THC vaporizer cartridges, 12 grams of cocaine, liquid codeine and 2 handguns with extended 30 round magazines from a residence in the 5600 block of Brickell Drive they raided on May 16.

But most of that contraband arrived at the house while police were on the scene executing the warrant, searching the home and making arrests. That’s because a U.S. Postal Service carrier showed up with them in the middle of the raid.

The packaged the carrier delivered during the raid contained several

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Asked at a house party in New Hampshire on May 14 where Joe Biden stands on marijuana, one of his spokespeople, Andrew Bates, stated:

“He supports decriminalizing marijuana and automatically expunging prior criminal records for marijuana possession, so those affected don’t have to figure out how to petition for it or pay for a lawyer.

“Vice President Biden does not believe anyone should be in jail simply for smoking or possessing marijuana.

“He would allow states to continue to make their own choices regarding legalization and would seek to make it easier to conduct research on marijuana’s positive and negative health impacts by rescheduling it as a Schedule 2 drug,”

This is the same position Hillary Clinton took during the 2016 presidential campaign. It’s not an acceptable stance.

By calling for federal decriminalization and states’ rights, Biden is ceding the marijuana issue to his competition.

Where some states have been able to legalize marijuana – 10 so far and nine via ballot initiatives – others are struggling to accomplish that goal. The only solution is to end federal prohibition by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act, not changing its schedule. That would even the playing field.

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“Nobody should be in jail for smoking marijuana.” That’s what former US Vice President Joe Biden told voters in Nashua, New Hampshire on Tuesday. But Biden, one of more than 20 contenders for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination, said he does not support making cannabis legal. Instead, Biden favors decriminalization, not legalization. But the former VP and 2020 hopeful still thinks states should be able to make their own decisions when it comes to legalization, without federal interference. Biden also believes the federal government should support medical cannabis research and make it easier for people to expunge criminal records for some cannabis-related offenses.

As a Senator, Biden Helped Wage the War on Weed

On March 16, ahead of his officially announcing his candidacy for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, Joe Biden said, “I have the most progressive record of anybody running for the nomination.”

But even a cursory look at Biden’s record reveals that’s not the case, especially when it comes to drug policy. As a Senator, Biden was a militant in the war on drugs. He helped passed bills that eliminated parole, authorized civil asset forfeiture and imposed harsh mandatory minimums for drug possession. He introduced the racist

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Lawmakers in New York announced plans to introduce a new marijuana legalization bill in the state legislature, according to media reports. The new bill comes after an effort to include a cannabis legalization plan in the state budget failed to gain enough support earlier this year. Democratic Sen. Liz Krueger of Manhattan, an advocate for cannabis legalization, said that the new bill builds on the common ground achieved during talks for the unsuccessful budget plan.

“We’ve attempted to take all of the negotiated agreements that took place during budget negotiations and expand our bill,” said Krueger.

The bill’s sponsor in the New York State Assembly, Democratic Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, called for a comprehensive plan to legalize cannabis, regulate hemp, and improve New York’s medical marijuana program.

“I am working on amending the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act to incorporate many aspects of Governor Cuomo’s proposal,” Peoples-Stokes said, “including having one regulatory body overseeing medical marijuana, hemp extracts, and adult-use cannabis.”

Measure Aims for Social Equity

Peoples-Stokes also said that the core principles of the previous plan including “significant dedicated investment in communities most harmed by marijuana prohibition, equity in the industry, permitting individuals to grow cannabis for personal use,

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While Western states tweak their marijuana legalization programs, Northeast states face a quagmire with legislatures reluctant to move in a sensible direction regarding recreational cannabis. Massachusetts has set the trend for tax and regulation and Maine is finally following their neighbor’s lead with plans for commercial sales soon. Here’s what’s happening in the five other Northeast states:

New Jersey

After Senate Bill 2703 was tabled for lack of votes in the Democrat-controlled legislature in late March, there has been hopes of finding the votes and getting the New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Act on the floor in Trenton. But despite support from Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, that’s not going to happen in the current session.

Senate President Stephen Sweeney now say the best chance for legalization in the Garden State is a voter referendum in 2020. The legislature has to pass measures in 2019 and 2020 to allow such a popular vote. The legislative goal now is to improve the state’s medical marijuana program.

New York

Again, despite a Democrat-controlled legislature and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, prospects for the passage of the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act by the end of the current session by June 19 don’t look promising. In

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Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme have been making people laugh for decades, most notably as part of the comedy troupe Broken Lizard, which came together in 1990 at New York’s Colgate University. The group’s films Super Troopers, Beerfest, Club Dread and last year’s Super Troopers 2 are now widely considered cult comedy classics.

New Show on truTV

Their latest project, Tacoma FD, is wrapping up its first 10-episode season on truTV this week, and the pair sat down with HTTV recently to talk about the series.

Tacoma FD is our new show on truTV and it’s a show about firefighters in the wettest city in America,” says Heffernan. “And it’s basically Super Troopers in a fire station.”

“Right down to the mustaches,” Lemme chimes in.

Heffernan and Lemme explain that the impetus for the new series is rooted in their vanity.

“The thing that inspired us to make this show was an intense desire to get on TV,” Lemme says, adding that they incorporated popular elements of their earlier hits while creating the show.

“Super Troopers are on the most deserted stretch of highway, so they have a lot of downtime,” Lemme says. “What’s the equivalent of that for

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As the Texas Legislature debates the expansion of the current medical marijuana law, one San Antonio family is seeing the benefits of the medical cannabis oil they give to their son.

For the past year, David and Melyssa Stallcup have been giving their 3-year-old son, Dawson, a cannabis oil called “Lone Star” from Compassionate Cultivation, one of three licensed dispensaries in the state.

Dawson was born with “Lissencephaly,” which means smooth brain.

“It entails seizures, a development of about five months and also a mortality of 2 to 10 years,” David Stallcup said.

– Read the entire article at KSAT News.

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Province still raising age of consumption from 18 to 21 with Bill 2.

The Quebec government is backing away from its plan to ban cannabis users from lighting up in parks and other public spaces, Radio-Canada has learned.

Premier François Legault originally vowed to tighten restrictions on cannabis sales and consumption, making the proposed changes a part of his original election platform.

But the province is planning to amend Bill 2 today after concluding a ban on public consumption wouldn’t be enforceable.

– Read the entire article at CBC News.

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Police in Alabama say a bottle of CBD-enhanced water on sale at gas stations tested positive for THC. The company that makes that water, CBD Cure, says that’s next to impossible. But a Facebook post the Summerdale Police Department put up May 15 shows THC field tests turning red due to the presence of the psychoactive cannabinoid. So either the test is faulty, or CBD Cure needs to find a new lab to better test their products. Then again, federal law states CBD products can contain up to 0.03 percent THC without violating the Controlled Substances Act. And if CBD Cure uses whole-hemp extract to source the cannabidiol for its water, that could be exactly what happened.

How Does THC-Free CBD Water Tests Positive for THC?

“Just an FYI,” Summerdale Police wrote on a May 15 Facebook post, “we tested random CBD water from a local gas station that claims there is no THC in it, only CBD oil, and it failed 2 field tests.”

But police admitted the tests don’t tell them how much THC is in the CBD water. It only alerts them to the presence of THC. But in a photograph, police compared a test of “real

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