Archive for August 2014
An interesting July 2nd ruling by Judge Richard Fields has everyone talking about the legality and moral implications for medical marijuana patients selling their marijuana to other patients. If the ruling stands, this particular decision has the potential to create many different opportunities for Arizonans to sell their marijuana legally.
The Case of the Medical Marijuana Patient Selling to Other Patients
In October, Jeremy Allen Matlock was indicted on three felony counts of growing and selling marijuana. Matlock was a licensed cardholder at the time of his indictment, and was cooperative with law enforcement. His public defender, Sarah Bullard, argued for dismissal of the case because Matlock had broken no laws by selling his marijuana.
The voter approved Arizona Medical Marijuana Act allows patients to sell marijuana to other patients because it states “a registered qualifying patient or registered designated caregiver is not subject to arrest, prosecution, or penalty in any manner” for various marijuana related offenses. On the other hand, the AMMA gets vague in the next paragraph where it says: qualified Arizonans can’t be prosecuted “for offering or providing marijuana to a registered qualifying patient or a registered designated caregiver for the registered qualifying patient’s medical use or to a registered nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary if nothing of value is transferred in return and the person giving the marijuana does not knowingly cause the recipient to possess more than the allowable amount of marijuana.”
Whew, what a mouthful! The long sentence and lack of punctuation led to many different interpretations of the laws. Judge Field says the law could be taken two ways. The way the Pima County Attorney’s Office reads the law means patients and caregivers can’t sell/give their marijuana if anything or value is transferred, but Matlock and Bullard argued “nothing of value” pertains only to patients selling to dispensaries.
The Verdict for Patients Legally Selling Marijuana
Lucky for Matlock, Arizona has another law that states if the law can be interpreted in more than one way that the more lenient interpretation is awarded to the defendant. Judge Fields ruled that the law implies that medical marijuana patients are able to sell to other patients. Additionally, to obtain a conviction the state must prove not only was something of value transferred between the two parties, but that it ALSO knowingly caused the recipient to obtain more than the total allowed amount of marijuana. Without both of these, a conviction is difficult.
Judge Fields dismissed the entire case, on the grounds that law just wasn’t clear enough. Enjoy the vagueness while you can because after all this controversy, clarification is surely on the way.
We know what you’re thinking– it’s too good to be true! Well hold tight fellow tokers, we’ve got the skinny on one of the hottest products on the market. There has yet to be a sex lube infused with marijuana made for women’s pleasure, but hold the phone and enter entrepreneur Mathew Gerson.
Marijuana-Infused Sex Lubricant
Gerson created an invigorating and intoxicating sex lube that is a delightful mixture of coconut oil and cannabis. This enticing product was named Foria, perhaps in reference to the “euphoria” it is designed to create. Not only is it an excellent lubricant, it is designed to increase the couple’s overall sexual experience–especially on the ladies’ end.
Gerson put extensive time and money into testing his product, and ultimately discovered a broad range of responses to the lubricant. He concluded in independent testing that women have experienced intensified sensations including swelling of the clitoris, tingling, and heat around their sweet spots. The FDA has not performed any research on the insertion of marijuana-infused oils into the vagina, so Gerson’s research is unique and the start of something awesome!
Independent tests run by Gerson’s team of professionals with the Foria lubricant have reported women having a “sense of embodiment, a sense of dropping into a more full relationship to sexual sensations, and sensations around the body”. It’s safe to say that women who experience orgasm during sex can expect to have an intensified experience.
Gerson set out to create an “ode to women” and his research proved that marijuana has been used to increase sexual appetite throughout the ages. It is after all, a medical aphrodisiac that improves libido. He wanted to create a product that was enticing to women and benefited them in all the right ways. By golly, we think he hit the mark!
Sex Lube Used as Medical Marijuana
While Foria may not get the user high by exclusive use down south, it is edible and performs with the same level of intensity as other potent marijuana edibles. At a pricey $88 for a 1oz bottle, you can experience all the promises Foria has to offer! Yeah, it’s a little high– but how do you put a price on an edible marijuana infused sex oil?!
It should be noted that Foria is marketed as medical marijuana, so it is only sold to patients over the age of 18 with a medical marijuana recommendation from their medical provider.