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Erik | Mar 13, 2013 | Comments 1
The legislation entitled An Act Relating To Regulation And Taxation Of Marijuana or technically known as House Bill 499 has been officially filed by legislators in Vermont.
The bill is co-sponsored by the fabulous-five policymakers who include Representative’s Susan Davis, David Deen, James Masland, William Stevens and Teo Zagar.
The legislation in question was introduced to the state’s House of Representatives and then officially assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.
If House Bill 499 is victorious it would permit adults 21 or older the right to cultivate up to three adult cannabis plants in the privacy of their home, possess up to two ounces of dried flowers and even legally possess the paraphernalia necessary to consume said flowers without fear of imprisonment.
The measure is also written to form a regulatory structure for the wholesale and retail sale of cannabis, including licensing and omissions by the Department of Liquor Control.
Much like the retail liquor industry, individuals employed within the retail recreational cannabis trade must be 21 years of age or older.
The legislation is also written to include the stipulation that minors apprehended in possession of cannabis will be punished in the same respect as the state’s current liquor laws.
Furthermore, the bill’s language includes a proviso that would re-legalize the cultivation of hemp “regardless of whether federal regulations have been adopted.” Bravo, Fab five!
The tide is shifting, be a part of history as we bring an inescapable end to this prehistoric drug policy that perpetuates imprisonment upon our nation’s public.
The trademark follows the name scheme established in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. We’re not aware of any upcoming projects within the franchise, aside from that movie adaptation plodding along with CBS Films.
The title’s initials are “HD,” so aside from a wholly new project it might be a remake of some kind.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Animal rights activists filed a lawsuit on Thursday to try to stop a plan to cull deer in a Washington park, saying it would create a “killing field” in the heart of the U.S. capital.
The deer population in Rock Creek Park has soared in recent years, creating a threat to plant life, and the National Park Service said in May that it would launch a program to trim numbers to 15 to 20 per square mile (six to eight per square km), from 67 (26) recorded in a 2009 census.
Residents and activists filed suit in a U.S. District Court charging that the planned cull in the 12-mile-long (19-km-long) park would create a “killing field” in the heart of Washington.
The NPS plans to use sharpshooters or reproductive controls to cut deer numbers. Shooting would be carried out mostly at night in the winter and autumn and the meat donated to food banks.
The suit by five area residents, including economist Jeremy Rifkin, and the In Defense of Animals advocacy group said the NPS would be violating its statutory obligations to conserve wildlife and allow visitors to enjoy the park.
The suit said that if the cull went ahead it would be the first time the killing of wildlife had been allowed in the park since it was created in the 19th century.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post expressing concerns about the legality of so-called cannabis clubs that have been popping up recently. It appeared to me that the clubs are distributing marijuana to customers in a way that’s inconsistent with the provisions of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act- and the persons involved could be conducting illegal marijuana transactions… which is why we asked the Arizona Attorney General’s Office for review and analysis.
The Arizona Attorney General has completed their analysis of “cannabis clubs” and have concluded that the clubs and the folks working in them aren’t allowed to legally transfer marijuana. The Attorney General filed a civil action in Maricopa County Superior Court today against four Valley cannabis clubs. Today’s action asks for a “declaratory judgment and injunctive relief” meaning that we’re asking the court to stop the cannabis clubs from operating and claiming that they’re able to operate under the protection of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act.
Today I was served with a lawsuit that challenges the State (and the Department) for not implementing the dispensary portion of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act. The case, filed in the AZ Court of Appeals, asks a judge to order us to follow the rules that we published on April 14 and begin accepting dispensary applications.
We worked very hard to implement the law until we received a letter from the U.S. Attorney in Arizona. That letter, dated May 2, states the Department of Justice will: “…continue to vigorously prosecute individuals and organizations that participate in activity…involving marijuana, even if such activities are permitted under state law.” “Individuals and organizations…that knowingly facilitate the actions of traffickers should also know that compliance with AMMA will not protect them from federal prosecution….”
With that information, the Governor and I (with the advice of attorneys) decided not to continue with full implementation of the Act until we receive clarification about whether it’s legal from the federal court. We’ve suspended the implementation of dispensary portions of the law and aren’t currently accepting any applications. As of today, we’ve had three groups try to apply for a dispensary certificate and we’ve turned them away.
We began accepting and processing applications for Qualifying Patients and Designated Caregivers several weeks ago and we’re still accepting and processing these applications. As of June 9th, we’ve approved more than 5,000 Patient and 126 Caregiver cards.