Oklahoma Senators passed a bill Wednesday (yeah, on 4/20) that would mandate a sentence up to life in prison for creating hashish out of marijuana. Now that the measure has been approved by the Senate (the House had already approved), it must circle back to the lower chamber for a final vote.
House Bill 1798, spearheaded and sponsored by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, institutes new felony laws for converting marijuana into hash. First-time convictions could warrant a $50,000 fine and prison sentence of two years to life, while second or subsequent convictions would net doubled penalties.
Oklahoma legislative analysts said the bill would cost the state $56 per day, or more than $20,000 a year, for each day someone is imprisoned. At that rate, if Oklahoma imprisoned five hash makers for 10 years each, the bill to taxpayers would be one million dollars.
Source: Stop the Drug War
We’ve come a long way from Alice B. Toklas’s “The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook” … pretty much every dispensary that one walks into now is a culinary wonderland! Begin experimenting as Dane Noon and Lex Lucid teach you new ways to cook and prepare cannabis: baking, confections, desserts, drinks, and much, much, more!
Cooking with cannabis is a hassle-free way to enjoy weed for anyone who wants to avoid the health issues and stigma of smoking (calling all medical marijuana users!) or just plain can’t roll a joint. A special section covers the different forms of cannabis, and explains how to adapt each recipe to your particular pot, so you can make sure a little goes a long way.
Sweet democracy on a stick. As of yesterday evening, every member of Seattle legislative delegation to Olympia—all ten representatives and all five senators from the 34th, 36th, 37th, 43rd, and 46th Districts—had gone on the record to say that they support taxing, regulating, and legalizing marijuana. They join every elected official at City Hall (the mayor, the city attorney, and all nine members of the city council) and King County Executive Dow Constantine.
Well, according to information procured rounded up by Dominic Holden at The Stranger, Seattle is probably the best place for a pothead to run for a local political seat. At least, I would think so.
I am amazed at what Washington has done in general for the “race to embrace”, so to speak. General acceptance there is high, LEAP is amazing, and the list goes on. Go WA!
Well, another bits the dust, so to speak. Delaware is finally a compassionate state, with more to follow suit in New England soon, I’m sure. In a two hour debate, the decision was made to allow possession and purchase from a dispensary, but not to allow for home cultivation.
Under Senate Bill 17, individuals with qualifying illnesses would be issued an identification card and be limited to purchasing up to six ounces of marijuana each month. Marijuana could only be purchased from a dispensary and home cultivation would be prohibited.
During two hours of debate, the Senate added an amendment sponsored by Sen. Robert Marshall that would let individuals 18 years or older obtain medical marijuana. Marshall had sought to allow children to get access to medical marijuana with permission from their parents, but that amendment was withdrawn due to lack of support.
Sen. Margaret Rose Henry, the bill sponsor, had another amendment added that would protect doctors who refuse to recommend marijuana use from being sued by their patients.
SB 17′s future still remains undecided, as it now heads to the House to be weighed.
Source: Delaware Online