Does the UK government want to ban tea and coffee? According to a BBC report from 13/09/14 it would appear that they are considering it.

By Deej Sullivan

Here you can find the original BBC report

‘Law change needed’ to stop sale of ‘legal highs’

In a move that will dismay drug law reform activists everywhere, our dear leaders are apparently considering bringing in legislation that would ban all psychoactive substances in a remarkably ham-fisted and short-sighted effort to curtail the rise of so-called ‘legal highs’.

Under current laws ‘new psychoactive substances’ are looked at on a case by case...

Read more http://norml-uk.org/2014/09/uk-government-want-ban-tea-coffee/

Pete-Holmes

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes.

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes is seeking the dismissal of all tickets distributed in the city for the public consumption of cannabis between January 1st and July 31st of this year, after it was found that more than 80% of the tickets were given by one officer who calls the state’s legalization of cannabis “silly”.

“In order to treat everyone equally during this time period, the City Attorney’s Office will request that all infractions issued between January 1 and July 30, 2014, be dismissed with prejudice,” Holmes will say in a presentation to the Seattle City...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/seattle-city-attorney-seeks-dismissal-tickets-public-cannabis-consumption-january-june/

The U.S. Virgin Island’s Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Public Safety and Justice has voted 5 to vi0 to approve Bill 30-0018 , a proposal to decriminalize recreational cannabis.

Under the approved law, which now heads towards a full Senate vote, the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis will be decriminalized for those of all ages, reducing the charge from an arrestable misdemeanor, to a simple $100 to $200 ticket. If an individual caught possessing up to an ounce of cannabis is under 18, they’ll also be required to complete a drug awareness course, and their parents will...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/senate-committee-unanimously-approves-cannabis-decriminalization-bill-u-s-virgin-islands/

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on lawmakers Tuesday to reform the state’s drug policies, including decriminalizing cannabis possession.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

“Mayor Emanuel today called on the Illinois State Legislature to reform sentencing laws for low-level drug offenses, keeping non-violent offenders from a lifetime in the criminal justice system, saving taxpayer dollars, and allowing police to focus on more serious crimes”, the Mayor’s office said in a press release . “The Mayor’s proposal calls for a new state law that would reduce possession of one gram or less of any controlled substance in Illinois from a Class Four Felony...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/chicago-mayor-proposes-decriminalizing-cannabis-defelonizing-drug-possession-illinois/

The Marijuana Policy Project of Arizona has officially launched its campaign to legalize cannabis in the state, with the group arizonaplanning to put an initiative on the 2016 presidential election ballot.

“Advocates of an effort to make marijuana legal for adults and regulated similarly to alcohol in Arizona in 2016 have filed paperwork with state elections officials, granting them permission to raise money to campaign for the citizen’s initiative”, says Alizeh Siddiqui of the Marijuana Policy Project . “[The initiative] will be fashioned after the voter-approved taxed and regulated recreational marijuana program in Colorado.”

In Colorado, the possession and state-licensed...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/campaign-to-legalize-cannabis-launched-arizona/

A new study released by the financial group Nerd Wallet has detailed what each of the 50 U.S. states gain to marijuanamoneymake if the nation legalizes the sales of recreational cannabis.

According to the study; “The U.S. stands to gain, according to our calculations, $3,098,866,907 in state and local taxes per year — that’s more than twice the entire budget of the Small Business Administration in 2013. California could gain the most from taxes on sales of marijuana. The state stands to take in $519,287,052, which almost covers the 2013 budget for the California Department of Parks and Recreation.”

To estimate...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/new-study-details-state-gains-make-u-s-legalizes-recreational-cannabis/

The Washington D.C. Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety has wacannavoted unanimously to approve Bill 20-467 , a proposal to allow individuals to file a motion to seal records relating to offenses that have since been decriminalized or legalized.

For example; Washington D.C. recently decriminalized the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis; under Bill 20-467 , those who were convicted of cannabis possession of up to an ounce prior to this law change would be allowed to have their records sealed, meaning employers, financial aid, etc. wouldn’t be able to view the charge when conducting a criminal background...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/d-c-committee-votes-unanimously-bill-allow-sealing-cannabis-convictions/

New polling conducted by the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research group has found that 69% of Florida voters favor Amendment 2 , an initiative to legalize medical cannabis amendment2which will be voted on November 4th. The poll found only 28% of voters in the state to be opposed to the initiative, which is a constitutional amendment, meaning it requires 60% of the vote to be passed into law.

“If you look at the poll numbers since the beginning of last year they are virtually unchanged, and they reassert what we’ve consistently said: Floridians overwhelmingly support medical marijuana,” said Ben Pollara, Campaign...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/poll-69-florida-voters-support-initiative-legalize-medical-cannabis/

Pennsylvania’s Senate Appropriations Committee voted 21 to 5 Monday to approve Senate Bill 1182 , a proposal to legalize medical cannabis pennsylvania. A full Senate vote is expected as soon as Tuesday.

The proposal, which was approved by the Senate Law and Justice Committee in June, would legalize medical cannabis for those with qualifying conditions such as cancer, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, though unfortunately the bill was amended so that smoking and vaporizing cannabis isn’t allowed; instead, patients will need to consume their cannabis through oils, edibles and tinctures.

To become a qualified medical cannabis patient, a person will need...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/pennsylvania-senate-committee-votes-legalize-medical-cannabis/

A New Hampshire grandma, Lilian Alonzo, was shot last month during a Drug Enforcement Administration ( DEA ) drug raid in which no drugs dea, or anything else illegal, was found. The DEA was on a search for distributors of illegal painkillers, and received a tip from an informant that they witnessed $50,000 in cash sitting on Alonzo’s table. Based solely on the fact that the residents of the house were allegedly in possession of a large amount of cash (as if earning cash legally isn’t a possibility), the DEA obtained a search warrant, and raided the house, machine-guns in hand.

...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/innocent-grandma-shot-trying-protect-grandchild-botched-drug-raid/

Does the UK government want to ban tea and coffee? According to a BBC report from 13/09/14 it would appear that they are considering it.

By Deej Sullivan

Here you can find the original BBC report

‘Law change needed’ to stop sale of ‘legal highs’

In a move that will dismay drug law reform activists everywhere, our dear leaders are apparently considering bringing in legislation that would ban all psychoactive substances in a remarkably ham-fisted and short-sighted effort to curtail the rise of so-called ‘legal highs’.

Under current laws ‘new psychoactive substances’ are looked at on a case by case...

Read more http://norml-uk.org/2014/09/uk-government-want-ban-tea-coffee/

Pete-Holmes

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes.

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes is seeking the dismissal of all tickets distributed in the city for the public consumption of cannabis between January 1st and July 31st of this year, after it was found that more than 80% of the tickets were given by one officer who calls the state’s legalization of cannabis “silly”.

“In order to treat everyone equally during this time period, the City Attorney’s Office will request that all infractions issued between January 1 and July 30, 2014, be dismissed with prejudice,” Holmes will say in a presentation to the Seattle City...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/seattle-city-attorney-seeks-dismissal-tickets-public-cannabis-consumption-january-june/

The U.S. Virgin Island’s Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Public Safety and Justice has voted 5 to vi0 to approve Bill 30-0018 , a proposal to decriminalize recreational cannabis.

Under the approved law, which now heads towards a full Senate vote, the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis will be decriminalized for those of all ages, reducing the charge from an arrestable misdemeanor, to a simple $100 to $200 ticket. If an individual caught possessing up to an ounce of cannabis is under 18, they’ll also be required to complete a drug awareness course, and their parents will...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/senate-committee-unanimously-approves-cannabis-decriminalization-bill-u-s-virgin-islands/

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on lawmakers Tuesday to reform the state’s drug policies, including decriminalizing cannabis possession.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

“Mayor Emanuel today called on the Illinois State Legislature to reform sentencing laws for low-level drug offenses, keeping non-violent offenders from a lifetime in the criminal justice system, saving taxpayer dollars, and allowing police to focus on more serious crimes”, the Mayor’s office said in a press release . “The Mayor’s proposal calls for a new state law that would reduce possession of one gram or less of any controlled substance in Illinois from a Class Four Felony...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/chicago-mayor-proposes-decriminalizing-cannabis-defelonizing-drug-possession-illinois/

The Marijuana Policy Project of Arizona has officially launched its campaign to legalize cannabis in the state, with the group arizonaplanning to put an initiative on the 2016 presidential election ballot.

“Advocates of an effort to make marijuana legal for adults and regulated similarly to alcohol in Arizona in 2016 have filed paperwork with state elections officials, granting them permission to raise money to campaign for the citizen’s initiative”, says Alizeh Siddiqui of the Marijuana Policy Project . “[The initiative] will be fashioned after the voter-approved taxed and regulated recreational marijuana program in Colorado.”

In Colorado, the possession and state-licensed...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/campaign-to-legalize-cannabis-launched-arizona/

A new study released by the financial group Nerd Wallet has detailed what each of the 50 U.S. states gain to marijuanamoneymake if the nation legalizes the sales of recreational cannabis.

According to the study; “The U.S. stands to gain, according to our calculations, $3,098,866,907 in state and local taxes per year — that’s more than twice the entire budget of the Small Business Administration in 2013. California could gain the most from taxes on sales of marijuana. The state stands to take in $519,287,052, which almost covers the 2013 budget for the California Department of Parks and Recreation.”

To estimate...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/new-study-details-state-gains-make-u-s-legalizes-recreational-cannabis/

The Washington D.C. Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety has wacannavoted unanimously to approve Bill 20-467 , a proposal to allow individuals to file a motion to seal records relating to offenses that have since been decriminalized or legalized.

For example; Washington D.C. recently decriminalized the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis; under Bill 20-467 , those who were convicted of cannabis possession of up to an ounce prior to this law change would be allowed to have their records sealed, meaning employers, financial aid, etc. wouldn’t be able to view the charge when conducting a criminal background...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/d-c-committee-votes-unanimously-bill-allow-sealing-cannabis-convictions/

New polling conducted by the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research group has found that 69% of Florida voters favor Amendment 2 , an initiative to legalize medical cannabis amendment2which will be voted on November 4th. The poll found only 28% of voters in the state to be opposed to the initiative, which is a constitutional amendment, meaning it requires 60% of the vote to be passed into law.

“If you look at the poll numbers since the beginning of last year they are virtually unchanged, and they reassert what we’ve consistently said: Floridians overwhelmingly support medical marijuana,” said Ben Pollara, Campaign...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/poll-69-florida-voters-support-initiative-legalize-medical-cannabis/

Pennsylvania’s Senate Appropriations Committee voted 21 to 5 Monday to approve Senate Bill 1182 , a proposal to legalize medical cannabis pennsylvania. A full Senate vote is expected as soon as Tuesday.

The proposal, which was approved by the Senate Law and Justice Committee in June, would legalize medical cannabis for those with qualifying conditions such as cancer, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, though unfortunately the bill was amended so that smoking and vaporizing cannabis isn’t allowed; instead, patients will need to consume their cannabis through oils, edibles and tinctures.

To become a qualified medical cannabis patient, a person will need...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/pennsylvania-senate-committee-votes-legalize-medical-cannabis/

A New Hampshire grandma, Lilian Alonzo, was shot last month during a Drug Enforcement Administration ( DEA ) drug raid in which no drugs dea, or anything else illegal, was found. The DEA was on a search for distributors of illegal painkillers, and received a tip from an informant that they witnessed $50,000 in cash sitting on Alonzo’s table. Based solely on the fact that the residents of the house were allegedly in possession of a large amount of cash (as if earning cash legally isn’t a possibility), the DEA obtained a search warrant, and raided the house, machine-guns in hand.

...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/innocent-grandma-shot-trying-protect-grandchild-botched-drug-raid/

Does the UK government want to ban tea and coffee? According to a BBC report from 13/09/14 it would appear that they are considering it.

By Deej Sullivan

Here you can find the original BBC report

‘Law change needed’ to stop sale of ‘legal highs’

In a move that will dismay drug law reform activists everywhere, our dear leaders are apparently considering bringing in legislation that would ban all psychoactive substances in a remarkably ham-fisted and short-sighted effort to curtail the rise of so-called ‘legal highs’.

Under current laws ‘new psychoactive substances’ are looked at on a case by case...

Read more http://norml-uk.org/2014/09/uk-government-want-ban-tea-coffee/

Pete-Holmes

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes.

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes is seeking the dismissal of all tickets distributed in the city for the public consumption of cannabis between January 1st and July 31st of this year, after it was found that more than 80% of the tickets were given by one officer who calls the state’s legalization of cannabis “silly”.

“In order to treat everyone equally during this time period, the City Attorney’s Office will request that all infractions issued between January 1 and July 30, 2014, be dismissed with prejudice,” Holmes will say in a presentation to the Seattle City...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/seattle-city-attorney-seeks-dismissal-tickets-public-cannabis-consumption-january-june/

The U.S. Virgin Island’s Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Public Safety and Justice has voted 5 to vi0 to approve Bill 30-0018 , a proposal to decriminalize recreational cannabis.

Under the approved law, which now heads towards a full Senate vote, the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis will be decriminalized for those of all ages, reducing the charge from an arrestable misdemeanor, to a simple $100 to $200 ticket. If an individual caught possessing up to an ounce of cannabis is under 18, they’ll also be required to complete a drug awareness course, and their parents will...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/senate-committee-unanimously-approves-cannabis-decriminalization-bill-u-s-virgin-islands/

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on lawmakers Tuesday to reform the state’s drug policies, including decriminalizing cannabis possession.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

“Mayor Emanuel today called on the Illinois State Legislature to reform sentencing laws for low-level drug offenses, keeping non-violent offenders from a lifetime in the criminal justice system, saving taxpayer dollars, and allowing police to focus on more serious crimes”, the Mayor’s office said in a press release . “The Mayor’s proposal calls for a new state law that would reduce possession of one gram or less of any controlled substance in Illinois from a Class Four Felony...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/chicago-mayor-proposes-decriminalizing-cannabis-defelonizing-drug-possession-illinois/

The Marijuana Policy Project of Arizona has officially launched its campaign to legalize cannabis in the state, with the group arizonaplanning to put an initiative on the 2016 presidential election ballot.

“Advocates of an effort to make marijuana legal for adults and regulated similarly to alcohol in Arizona in 2016 have filed paperwork with state elections officials, granting them permission to raise money to campaign for the citizen’s initiative”, says Alizeh Siddiqui of the Marijuana Policy Project . “[The initiative] will be fashioned after the voter-approved taxed and regulated recreational marijuana program in Colorado.”

In Colorado, the possession and state-licensed...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/campaign-to-legalize-cannabis-launched-arizona/

A new study released by the financial group Nerd Wallet has detailed what each of the 50 U.S. states gain to marijuanamoneymake if the nation legalizes the sales of recreational cannabis.

According to the study; “The U.S. stands to gain, according to our calculations, $3,098,866,907 in state and local taxes per year — that’s more than twice the entire budget of the Small Business Administration in 2013. California could gain the most from taxes on sales of marijuana. The state stands to take in $519,287,052, which almost covers the 2013 budget for the California Department of Parks and Recreation.”

To estimate...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/new-study-details-state-gains-make-u-s-legalizes-recreational-cannabis/

The Washington D.C. Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety has wacannavoted unanimously to approve Bill 20-467 , a proposal to allow individuals to file a motion to seal records relating to offenses that have since been decriminalized or legalized.

For example; Washington D.C. recently decriminalized the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis; under Bill 20-467 , those who were convicted of cannabis possession of up to an ounce prior to this law change would be allowed to have their records sealed, meaning employers, financial aid, etc. wouldn’t be able to view the charge when conducting a criminal background...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/d-c-committee-votes-unanimously-bill-allow-sealing-cannabis-convictions/

New polling conducted by the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research group has found that 69% of Florida voters favor Amendment 2 , an initiative to legalize medical cannabis amendment2which will be voted on November 4th. The poll found only 28% of voters in the state to be opposed to the initiative, which is a constitutional amendment, meaning it requires 60% of the vote to be passed into law.

“If you look at the poll numbers since the beginning of last year they are virtually unchanged, and they reassert what we’ve consistently said: Floridians overwhelmingly support medical marijuana,” said Ben Pollara, Campaign...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/poll-69-florida-voters-support-initiative-legalize-medical-cannabis/

Pennsylvania’s Senate Appropriations Committee voted 21 to 5 Monday to approve Senate Bill 1182 , a proposal to legalize medical cannabis pennsylvania. A full Senate vote is expected as soon as Tuesday.

The proposal, which was approved by the Senate Law and Justice Committee in June, would legalize medical cannabis for those with qualifying conditions such as cancer, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, though unfortunately the bill was amended so that smoking and vaporizing cannabis isn’t allowed; instead, patients will need to consume their cannabis through oils, edibles and tinctures.

To become a qualified medical cannabis patient, a person will need...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/pennsylvania-senate-committee-votes-legalize-medical-cannabis/

A New Hampshire grandma, Lilian Alonzo, was shot last month during a Drug Enforcement Administration ( DEA ) drug raid in which no drugs dea, or anything else illegal, was found. The DEA was on a search for distributors of illegal painkillers, and received a tip from an informant that they witnessed $50,000 in cash sitting on Alonzo’s table. Based solely on the fact that the residents of the house were allegedly in possession of a large amount of cash (as if earning cash legally isn’t a possibility), the DEA obtained a search warrant, and raided the house, machine-guns in hand.

...

Read more http://thejointblog.com/innocent-grandma-shot-trying-protect-grandchild-botched-drug-raid/