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Government halts plans to grow marijuana in Catalunya

PUBLISHED: June 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm  •  LAST EDITED: June 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm
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Government halts plans to grow marijuana in Catalunya

• A local Rasquera resident wears a shirt promoting the plans


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CENTRAL government has crushed plans a Catalan town hall had to raise money by selling ‘therapeutic marijuana’.

A court ruled that Rasquera town hall’s proposal to allow a pro-cannabis association to grow the plant before selling it on to its members was ‘not in the public interest’.

Initially approved by the town hall in February of last year, the plan would allow the cash-strapped government to take a cut from both the sales and the land fees the plant would have been grown on.

However, Judge Rosa María Muñoz said in her ruling: “Economic interest or the serious economic situation of a town hall does not come within the concept of public interest.”

Rasquera Mayor Bernat Pellisa said the town hall would appeal the decision at the Catalan High Court.

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stefanjo

June 7th, 2013 5:03 pm

An earlier piece in the O.P. stated that “medicinal” cannabis was about to be given the green light in Spain. (For relief of M.S.) Somebody somewhere has to grow the weed in order to manufacture the tincture from it. Can’t believe Spain, with its climate, is going to import the stuff?
Patients in U.K. are already being prescribed “Sativex” a tincture of alcohol and cannabis, which is a spray, administered under the tongue. Rumour has it that there is a secret plantation in Kent, where the herb is sourced. It was formerly imported from Canada at huge cost.
For goodness sake, give ‘em pot, not politics.




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