Recreational Marijuana is Now Legal in Nevada

Recreational marijuana is officially legal here in Nevada but the state still hasn’t figured out how to handle it.

There’s nothing new about that. Since there’s no penalty for ignoring the law, the little napoleons the run various state regulatory agencies work on the old boy network.

If you have friends in the right places, you can get a license even if you never open.

Welcome to Nevada. Where the law is considered more of a suggestion than something to be followed.

Trump May Behave Badly but He’s Still the President

Someone said that President Trump behaves like a petulant child, and in my opinion they are absolutely correct. So what. He’s still the president.

I don’t care about the numbers, they only matter to sore losers and Trump’s ego.

He remains “President Trump” so get over it and get back to reality.

Always remember, he was elected because, on the whole, people are sick of the way this country is being run.

Maybe he’ll go down as the crappiest president in history, unless he gets impeached he’s still the boss.

Just not as much of a boss as he thinks he is.

Welcome Back to Prohibition

Trump’s choice for Attorney General is Senator Jeff Sessions who seems to be planning on using audits of various state laws and marijuana programs to see how well they measure up to the eight strictures outlined in the 2013 Cole Memo.

In other words they can bring the whole thing to a screeching halt by the use of  more bureaucratic bullshit that is supposed to be for our protection.

I don’t think they’ll ever quit fighting legalization. Hell, there are still dry counties all over the country.

I guess they’ll never quit trying to control how we think and what we do. Of course if they weren’t egomaniacal control freaks they’d never survive in politics, much less as the head cop.

Vape Pen

I no longer smoke, but when I did I got tired of burning my bud, so I invested in a series 3 V2pro.

I never tried oil or wax in it but for flower it was great.

It never burned the leaf and it didn’t waste any.

Nevada Leaks MMJ Applicant’s Information

From ZDNET:
“Nevada’s state government website has leaked the personal data on over 11,700 applicants for dispensing medical marijuana in the state.”

This is the front of the application:
Nevada MMJ App

The data includes Name, Social Security Number, height, weight, eye color and driver’s license. Along with street address and phone numbers.

If you want to steal someone’s identity, the state in it’s nearly infinite incompetence, has just handed you everything short of a birth certificate.

They’ve taken the site offline and there’s no telling when it will be restored, but the state of Nevada has yet to explain why the Hell such sensitive was available on such a poorly secured server. And why did they put it on the same server as the mundane data.

The Smell of Marijuana

Is the aroma of marijuana grounds for an intrusive search?

The state of Maryland, decriminalized cannabis possession in 2014, allowing an individual to possess up to 10 grams with only minor civil penalties. Yet the police in Maryland still use the smell of the drug as the basis for searching vehicles.

The Maryland Court of Appeals recently heard arguments on the legality of intrusive searches based solely on the aroma of marijuana.

“The smell alone does not give rise to suspect a person is in possession of 10 grams or more of marijuana,” attorney Ethan Frenchman told the court in his opening arguments. But the state’s attorney insisted that it was.

The appeal stems from three recent cases in which police officers smelled marijuana and cited it as probable cause to search vehicles where more drugs were found. The practice was upheld by trial courts and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

In this latest appeal the court debated “The aromatic potency of fresh marijuana versus that of burnt marijuana and the relationship between the amount of marijuana at the source of the smell and the resultant distance at which the smell might be detected.”

The problem stems from the fact that the lawmakers decriminalized possession, but they did not legalize it.

State of Nevada vs the Law

Some friends of mine have been fighting the state of Nevada for a license ever since medical marijuana was legalized. They more than meet the requirements, but the state in it’s infinite wisdom –providing having their heads so far up their asses that they have to yawn to see where they’re going counts as wisdom– hired inspectors based on the friends and family plan.

These people had no knowledge of the subject at hand and zero oversight, so they could make their decisions based on whatever they felt like making up.

So my friends sued and won a reevaluation, my friends then got gigged for, among other things, not supplying plans for the proposed building. -The only trouble is that the building is a pre-existing structure. The bloody thing has been there for years.

Some other fool mumbled about it not being secure enough. Well sure, everybody knows how insecure cement and re-bar reinforced block walls are. Please ignore the fact that banks are built that way. –Once again this state sponsored vendetta is taking it’s toll.

The way I see it, the state of Nevada is just like a lot of other states in that there are no repercussions for anything they decide. There’s no oversight, no responsibility and is run by a bunch of petty empire builders who throw a five year old’s temper tantrum every time somebody questions their decisions knowing

Isn’t it strange that certain movers and shakers got their licenses without a problem, whether they met the requirements or not?

I’m not even a little bit surprised. I grew up here and know from experience that crooked politician is redundant. If my friends would have hung out with the local power brokers they wouldn’t have these problems, but that’s just not who the are.

So it’s back to court for them next March. After that I’m sure they’ll have to sue the state of Nevada.

I can’t see any way to recoup the money they’ve spent trying to force Nevada to do what’s right under the law, but by now it’s personal enough that they’re going to sue just to get justice and they have deep enough pockets to do do it.

Kratom is Once Again Legal

The DEA folded under pressure and has withdrawn the placement of Kratom as a schedule one drug.

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is tree growing up to 80 feet tall that is native to large areas of south-east-Asia. The leaves are used for everything from a natural sedative to a way of increasing energy, appetite, and sexual desire.
kratom leaves

They announced it in a post in the federal registerwithdrawal-of-notice-of-intent-to-temporarily-place-mitragynine-and-7-hydroxymitragynine into Schedule I.

The reversal from the DEA comes amid massive pressure to stop the ban, including a WhiteHouse.org petition which received over 140,000 signatures in a 30-day period (over 100,000 of which came in the first few days).

CBD Sales Banned in the UK

In the UK, in spite of contradicting the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 scheduling of cannabis as having no medicinal value, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has decided that CBDs are in fact medicinal.

This is from Volteface magazine:

On Monday cannabidiol (CBD) producers and distributors in the UK started to receive letters from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) demanding that they cease to sell, supply, promote, advertise or process orders for CBD products within 28 days. The letters stated that CBD now satisfies the definition of a medicinal product. The revised definition will leave UK patients with no legal access to CBD.

Officials with the MHRA released the following statement today, Oct. 7:

“We have come to the opinion that products containing cannabidiol (CBD) are a medicine. Products for therapeutic use must have a medicines’ license before they can be legally sold or supplied in the UK. Products will have to meet safety, quality and effectiveness standards to protect public health.

“If you use CBD and if you have any questions, speak to your GP or other healthcare professional.

“We have written to UK CBD stockists and manufacturers to inform them of our view. These products will require a marketing authorization to be granted before they can be legally sold, supplied or anywhere advertised in the UK.

“We can provide regulatory guidance to any company who may wish to apply for a license.”

Well the advocates want to treat MMJ as medicine, so there ya go… It’s medicine.

Mutual of Omaha Refuses Man Life Insurance Because of Marijuana Job

Mutual of Omaha informed Derek Peterson, CEO of Terra Tech Corp., in a letter dated June 13 that “we cannot accept premiums from individuals or entities who are associated with the marijuana industry.”

Julie Hill, a financial industry expert at the University of Alabama School of Law, says she believes the company may have concern about violating laws against money laundering.

“These and other laws make it very risky to accept any money that you know comes from a marijuana business, regardless of whether you are a bank,” she says. Among the prohibitions are “knowingly engag[ing] in a monetary transaction in criminally derived property of value greater than $10,000.”

“This is one account that probably won’t make them much money, yet it could potentially be a really large headache,” she says. “It’s easier to say ‘No, thank you’ than to try to figure out if it would actually cause negative repercussions.”

The phrase “knowingly engaging in a monetary transaction in criminally derived property of value greater than $10,000.” is why banks won’t touch the marijuana industry regardless of it’s legal status in any given state.

It seems like everybody’s running scared from a bunch of delusional losers who think prohibition was a success. –Well, change is coming; it’s just moving at the speed of glaciers.