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We may be less than six months away from retail cannabis sales in Washington State. I can get moved in six months, I think.
Liquor Control Board spokesman Brian Smith said the board was unlikely to take up the issue of private pot clubs or delivery services, as they fall outside its licensing purview. But he said there may be room for cities such as Seattle to allow such clubs to operate, assuming the establishments do not sell alcohol. The rules keeping marijuana businesses 1,000 feet from such sites as transit centers “are cut-and-dried” and unlikely to be changed, Smith said.
Because of the number and quality of recommendations it has received, the Liquor Control Board will push back the release of its next draft rules by about two weeks, until July 3, Smith said. It will file the official pot industry rules in August and plans to start accepting applications for licenses to grow, process and sell marijuana in September. Retail marijuana stores are expected to open in the state next year.
The whole nation is watching Washington show how it’s done. Original post is HERE.
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POT TV - What will marijuana packaging look like in Washington State? King 5 News interviews an activist and dispensary owner who wants strict and specific labeling regulations.
By Steve Elliott
Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn't think other countries should legalize marijuana. Putin criticized countries which are moving towards cannabis legalization at a drug policy conference on Wednesday.
"We consider it essential to fight all kinds of drugs," Putin said at the annual International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC) in Moscow, reports Ria Novosti. "We observe with concern the relaxation in laws by some countries moving towards the legalization of so-called soft drugs."
Putin didn't specify which countries he meant, but voters in two U.S. states, Colorado and Washington, approved limited recreational marijuana legalization in November, and the Organization of American States (OAS) in May released a study calling for a serious discussion on legalizing marijuana, which was quickly rejected by President Obama.
Guatemala's new president, Otto Perez Molina, in September called for the legalization of drugs in a regulated market.
Both of the two states that have legalized recreational marijuana, plus 16 more, have also legalized the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. The trend towards legalization was criticized in a 2012 report the the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board (INCB).
This just in, pigs get high as well.
Washington is experimenting with mixing excess stems, roots and leaves of marijuana plants into pig feed to prevent waste, and the early results are promising: The pigs get the munchies and their meat tastes better . . . four pigs given pot-infused feed during the last four months of their lives ended up 20 to 30 pounds heavier than their siblings when they were all sent to slaughter in March. “They were eating more, as you can imagine,” said the pigs’ owner Susannah Gross. It’s unclear whether the specially-infused feed had measurable traces of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana . . . The cannabis-fed pigs were butchered by William von Schneidau, who owns a butcher shop in downtown Seattle. In March, von Schneidau held a special event, serving up the specially-fed pork as part of a five-course meal. It proved popular, and he also quickly sold out of all the remaining meat afterwards. “Some say the meat seems to taste more savory,” he [said].
A curious story. If the grower is not recycling the waste of the grow into compost or mulch or some such, this is a good use for it. Valuable organic matter has a next life. Did this diet give the pigs the munchies? Doubt it — I bet they just let the pigs eat as much as they wanted. Why do they call’em pigs, anyway? THC in the meat? Wish so, doubt that, too. What they fed the pigs was waste, remember? Not bud. You going to feed kind bud to a pig? And that result? I say only-slightly-possible-pot-infused bacon still sounds good. It is bacon, after all.
Changes coming with a re-legalized future, friends. Stay current with this bit of pork HERE.
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