FBI ‘enters’ Marijuana Industry

«It’s our role as the FBI to help to ensure that the corruption doesn’t spread in this new industry», – FBI Intelligence Analyst David Kirschner.

My God! What made him thinking like this? – Very unfortunately there are cases even in the cannabis community, as FBI Supervisory Special Agent Regino Chavez reports FBI has seen pay-offs as high as $500k in one sitting performed by individuals. This among other statements is mentioned in the FBI’s interview released in the latest episode of their audio podcast, announcing their current approach to the marijuana market in the United Stated:

As an increasing number of states change their marijuana legislation, the FBI is seeing a public corruption threat emerge in the expanding cannabis industry. States require licenses to grow and sell the drug—opening the possibility for public officials to become susceptible to bribes in exchange for those licenses.

FBI Public Affairs Specialist Mollie Halpern

Find the full Interview here by the link:

www.fbi.gov/audio-repository

What a shame, fellow-stoners! Why do you want to be so naughty that there is FBI out there already? It is a growing market we have, and there is space for everyone yet. Whoever reading this post thinking about some improper fast-track, think it’s not a true stoner’s path, stop now and invest into cannabis books, they are useful, they are charming, cool and full of fun:

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Marijuana in UK update 2019

There’s no any hot information, except only one curious rather than significant fact that a group of British MPs (that stands for ‘Member of Parliament’) have visited Canada recently for scientific purpose to find out how marijuana works, to see the charts, study economic effects, etc. And since then they speak in favour of recreational cannabis in UK.

Marijuana in UK - David Lammy, British MP
David Lammy, MP

Marijuana in UK - Sir Norman Lamb, British MP
Sir Norman Lamb, MP

“I want the cannabis market legalised, regulated and taken away from crime gangs,” says Labour MP David Lammy: Cannabis to be fully legal in UK within years, – find the videoclips by this url on ‘Independent’ showing Sir Norman Lamb using cannabis oil, the first British politician to consume marijuana on camera.

Cannabis Law UK

Hemp flower is in fact a controlled drug no matter what the THC content is, and there is no legal difference between hemp plant in UK or marijuana plant in UK they are all ‘cannabis plant’, a Class B controlled substance.

Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, section 37:

“Cannabis” (except in the expression “cannabis resin”) means any plant of the genus Cannabis or any part of any such plant (by whatever name designated) except that it does not include cannabis resin or any of the following products after separation from the rest of the plant, namely —

(a) mature stalk of any such plant,

(b) fibre produced from mature stalk of any such plant, and

(c) seed of any such plant; (follow the url, first-class seeds they deliver to UK)

Whether it is hemp or cannabis – it makes no separate distinction. Only the Stalk and Seed become non controlled and therefore legal, once separated from the plant. Everything else remains a controlled Class B drug and carries severe penalties.