Pennsylvania Cops Run Over A Man With A Bulldozer After Discovering Ten Marijuana Plants

(The Maven) Pennsylvania cops were searching for a man suspected of working in a marijuana grow operation when they ran him over with a bulldozer, killing him.

Pennsylvania state police tried to justify the killing by pointing out they found ten marijuana plants at the site.

They then tried to claim he died of a heart attack and that it was just a coincidence it happened as a bulldozer ran him over, according to the Reading Eagle.

Canada Is About To Become The First G20 Nation To Legalize Marijuana

The whole world is waiting to see what will happen as Canada become the very first G20 nation to fully legalize marijuana

Canada will be thrust even more directly under the international microscope on Thursday, when a vote in the Senate is expected to ratify Bill C-45, effectively making Canada the first G20 nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

“It’s going to be a bit of a science fiction experience for a while,” said Benedikt Fischer, an expert on substance use at Toronto’s biggest psychiatric hospital. “It’s unique in the world, because it’s happening for the first time in a wealthy country. It’s not like in the US, where there are these state experiments. Most people kind of ignore Uruguay. And so the world is really looking at this.”

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There Is A Million Pounds Of Marijuana In The State Of Oregon Right Now

Thanks to the rush of people that were eager to grow it, there is now a massive oversupply of marijuana in the state of Oregon.  In fact, at this point the backlog is approximately one million pounds

Oregon has nearly 1 million pounds (453,600 kilograms) of marijuana flower – commonly called bud – in its inventory, a staggering amount for a state with about 4 million people. Producers told The Associated Press wholesale prices fell more than 50 percent in the past year; a study by the state’s Office of Economic Analysis found the retail cost of a gram of marijuana fell from $14 in 2015 to $7 in 2017.

On a related note, Oregon employers are having a really hard time finding anyone that can pass a drug test at this point…

Oregon state economists Mark McMullen and Josh Lehner say that employers have told them that they can’t fill vacancies because every qualified candidate fails their drug test, which is sometimes mandated by the companies’ insurers.

Oregon has had legal recreational weed since July 1, 2015, and also boasts a sub-4% unemployment rate, the lowest since records began in 1990 (I know — they started keeping records in 1990?).

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Washington D.C. And Oregon Legalize Marijuana

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Voters in Oregon and Washington, D.C., have voted to approve sweeping pro-marijuana legalization, according to a CNN projection.

In Oregon, the law legalizes personal possession, manufacture and sale of marijuana for people 21 years of age and older. Mimicking similar plans in Washington State and Colorado, the Oregon law will also create a commercial regulatory system for the production, distribution and sale of marijuana.

Washington, D.C.’s proposal, while scaled back compared to the Oregon proposal, allows for a person over 21 years old to posses up to two ounces of marijuana for personal use and grow up to six cannabis plants in their home. It also allows people to transfer up to one ounce of marijuana to another person, but not sell it.

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Nearly 10 percent of Americans go to work high on Marijuana

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Showing up to work high? You’re not alone.

A new report has found nearly 1 in 10 Americans are showing up to work high on marijuana. Mashable.com conducted the survey in partnership with SurveyMonkey, and found 9.7 percent of Americans fessed up to smoking cannabis before showing up to the office.

The data analyzed the marijuana and prescription drug habits of 534 Americans. What’s more, nearly 81 percent said they scored their cannabis illegally, according to the survey.

Cannabis and the workplace seem quite linked lately. Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter Thiel recently chimed in on marijuana and work. While criticizing Twitter during an appearance on CNBC Wednesday, Thiel said Twitter is a “… horribly mismanaged company—probably a lot of pot smoking going on there.”

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California Law Allows Homeless People To Get High For Free

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Though the individual reasons for homelessness and extreme poverty are varied, it is clear that a tendency toward substance abuse is high among the nation’s most destitute citizens. In a National Coalition for the Homeless survey of 25 mayors, for example, a full 68 percent cited drug addiction as the most prevalent cause of homelessness among single adults.

Nevertheless, lawmakers in the leftist bastion of Berkeley, Calif. recently voted to provide its poorest residents with free marijuana. Granted, the drug will come from medical marijuana facilities; however, reports indicate that a license to purchase from these locations is incredibly easy to obtain.

With no apparent regard for such evidence, however, Councilman Darryl Moore suggested that providing pot to the city’s poor should be a top priority. Furthermore, the dispensaries will not be allowed to skimp, as the ruling requires facilities to provide the same high-quality cannabis it offers paying customers.

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