Marijuana (1 Viewer)

Should marijuana be legal?

  • Yes, it should be legal and taxed

    Votes: 663 87.6%
  • Yes, but only medically

    Votes: 26 3.4%
  • No, but the marijuana laws should be relaxed

    Votes: 24 3.2%
  • No, it should remain illegal.

    Votes: 44 5.8%

  • Total voters
    757

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What strain is it?
No idea. It was a random grow in a field that was going to get plowed under so a friend of mine somehow managed to end up with one in her car that she took home. Her mom said she had to get rid of it so here it is. Yes, I know I have to clean up and weed around it, but with all that’s been going on I’ll get to it this weekend
 

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No idea. It was a random grow in a field that was going to get plowed under so a friend of mine somehow managed to end up with one in her car that she took home. Her mom said she had to get rid of it so here it is. Yes, I know I have to clean up and weed around it, but with all that’s been going on I’ll get to it this weekend
If male plants and females commingled then you probably will find it worth about as much as it smells. Hope I’m wrong for your sake.
 
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No idea. It was a random grow in a field that was going to get plowed under so a friend of mine somehow managed to end up with one in her car that she took home. Her mom said she had to get rid of it so here it is. Yes, I know I have to clean up and weed around it, but with all that’s been going on I’ll get to it this weekend
I've heard different strains have different levels of aroma, but have no experience directly. Another thought is that that plant might be male which is less desirable for resin development and likely less aromatic. I don't know your climate, but humid stagnant air also inhibits resin formation. So basically, if no idea but a few things which might be in play. You probably need a horticulturist with experience in that area to truly answer the questions.
 

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If male plants and females commingled then you probably will find it worth about as much as it smells. Hope I’m wrong for your sake.
True. I’m raising it to see. I can tell the sex when it gets older so there will be that. Like I said I don’t know it’s exact background so I guess we will see.
 

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LA Marijuana Legalization Effort Done for Now

State Rep. Richard Nelson’s bill to tax the sale of marijuana died on a 47-48 vote Tuesday, well short of the 70 votes needed. After that bill failed, he tabled a vote on the bill to legalize the drug for recreational use.

The influential Louisiana Sheriffs Association helped kill the proposal, but the debate also revealed shifting attitudes about legalization among Republicans and opponents of the idea. The sheriffs’ group committed to study the idea ahead of next year’s legislative session, and several opponents conceded legalization is likely inevitable as the idea was debated by lawmakers.

While the legalization effort is dead for now, the House did agree overwhelmingly to a proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, eliminating the possibility for jail time if people are caught with up to half an ounce of pot. House Bill 652 is currently awaiting debate in the state Senate. The Legislature also may allow medical marijuana patients to access the smokable flower of the drug; currently only non-smokable forms like tinctures, gummies and inhalers are allowed.

The sheriffs association lobbied against the bill and sent a note to lawmakers Tuesday asking them to vote “no” on House Bill 699, the legalization bill that never got a vote after the tax bill failed. The note called the bill “rushed and irresponsible” and cited data that found traffic deaths involving drivers who tested positive for marijuana and the yearly rate of emergency room visits increased in Colorado after that state legalized the drug in 2012.

Legislative analysts estimated Nelson’s tax bill would have raised about $12 million in tax revenue initially and $82 million annually after the market matured over several years. Nelson pegged the revenues at $100 million annually.
 

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I don't think anyone expected it to pass. But i am glad they at least decriminalized it. Baby steps i guess..
 

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Any enthusiast want to know about the multitude of strains available and how they are interrelated, check out the Phylos Galaxy. They did a DNA mapping for Cannabis and have an online interactive map. It takes a few seconds to load, as it is the DNA information for most Cannabis strains, but it is fun to play with once it is up to see what is crossed with what.

 

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Asking dogs to follow their noses won’t work anymore in states that have legalized marijuana.

As Virginia prepares to legalize adult possession of up to an ounce of marijuana on July 1, drug-sniffing police dogs from around the state are being forced into early retirement, following a trend in other states where legalization has led to K-9s being put out to pasture earlier than planned.

In Virginia, the rush to take marijuana-detecting dogs out of service began even before lawmakers voted last month to accelerate the timetable for legalization.

A separate law that went into effect in March prohibits police from stopping or searching anyone based solely on the odor of marijuana.

Virginia state police are retiring 13 K-9s, while many smaller police departments and sheriff’s offices are retiring one or two dogs. Most are in the process of purchasing and training new dogs to detect only illicit drugs, including cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines.

Some departments are unable to afford up to $15,000 to buy and train a new dog, so they are disbanding their K-9 units.


The dogs trained on multiple drugs alert in the same way for all of them, so it’s impossible to tell whether they are indicating the presence of marijuana or an illicit drug.

The dogs also cannot distinguish between a small, legal amount of marijuana or a larger, still-illegal amount of the drug. For police, that means they can no longer be used to establish probable cause for a search...........

 

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Asking dogs to follow their noses won’t work anymore in states that have legalized marijuana.

As Virginia prepares to legalize adult possession of up to an ounce of marijuana on July 1, drug-sniffing police dogs from around the state are being forced into early retirement, following a trend in other states where legalization has led to K-9s being put out to pasture earlier than planned.

In Virginia, the rush to take marijuana-detecting dogs out of service began even before lawmakers voted last month to accelerate the timetable for legalization.

A separate law that went into effect in March prohibits police from stopping or searching anyone based solely on the odor of marijuana.

Virginia state police are retiring 13 K-9s, while many smaller police departments and sheriff’s offices are retiring one or two dogs. Most are in the process of purchasing and training new dogs to detect only illicit drugs, including cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines.

Some departments are unable to afford up to $15,000 to buy and train a new dog, so they are disbanding their K-9 units.


The dogs trained on multiple drugs alert in the same way for all of them, so it’s impossible to tell whether they are indicating the presence of marijuana or an illicit drug.

The dogs also cannot distinguish between a small, legal amount of marijuana or a larger, still-illegal amount of the drug. For police, that means they can no longer be used to establish probable cause for a search...........

That's really interesting. Doubt it will happen, but VA still needs to fix their antiquated alcohol sales laws.
 

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Decrimization makes it to Bell Edwards desk


Under current Louisiana law, first-time offenders are subject to a $300 fine and up to 15 days in jail, with subsequent violations netting harsher punishments.
https://www.wwltv.com/mobile/articl...ning/289-8f72ec0b-6dfa-4e9c-bf76-7d99fc8916dd
But even with the legislature's narrow blessing and no pushback from police lobbyists, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' signature is not guaranteed.
Edwards has not said if he would sign the marijuana bill, and has raised concerns about other legalization efforts in the past
 

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What would be JBE's top reasons for not signing it? What reasons will he give and what are the real reasons he won't mention?
 

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