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  • Haverford School headmaster placed on leave after alleged assault

    10/12/2016 4:52:40 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 26 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | October 12, 2016 | Mari A. Schaefer
    The Haverford School's headmaster has been placed on leave after being charged with simple assault stemming from an alleged altercation with his son after finding marijauna in his backpack. [SNIP]Nagl confiscated the drugs and his son’s cell phone as punishment but later found the phone was missing when he went to show his estranged wife the drugs. He confronted his son who refused to turn over the phone. Nagl then physically took the phone from his son's hands and walked away when the son “re-engaged” in an altercation, according to court documents...
  • Gary Johnson: I can't start wars with places if I can't find them on a map

    10/05/2016 2:48:53 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 36 replies
    POLITICO ^ | October 4, 2014 | Louis Nelson
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Tuesday defended his lack of knowledge of world affairs, suggesting on MSNBC that foreign policy expertise, or even an understanding of where international leaders are from, is what leads to military conflict. “You know what? The fact that somebody can dot the i’s and cross the t’s on a foreign leader’s geographic location then allows them to put our military in harm’s way,” Johnson told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. The former New Mexico governor has been widely panned for a pair of foreign policy gaffes that have weighed down his long-shot candidacy. First, Johnson responded...
  • “Chief Wana Dubie” announces bid for U.S. Senate from Missouri [Finished 3rd in Primary Yesterday]

    08/03/2016 10:08:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Fox 4 KC ^ | 7/16/15 | JASON M. VAUGHN
    A southern Missouri man with a burning marijuana leaf tattooed on his face says that he’s out to “smoke” the competition in the 2016 U.S. Senate race. According to the Salem (Mo.) News, 56-year-old Chief Wana Dubie...announced his run for the seat... ....“It’s going to be Dubie versus Blunt in 2016,” said Wana Dubie, who previously ran for the Missouri House of Representatives in 2006...
  • Glenn Beck: “I’m probably going to vote for Gary Johnson”

    07/24/2016 8:09:48 PM PDT · by bkopto · 94 replies
    Reason ^ | 7/23/2016 | Matt Welch
    In a brief interview yesterday with jeff4justice of the No More 2 Party System YouTube channel, the increasingly libertarian political commentator and media impresario Glenn Beck was asked whether he was going to vote for Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson. Beck, who had previously gushed about L.P. presidential candidate and eventual runner-up Austin Petersen, replied: "I'm probably going to vote for Gary Johnson," though "I haven't made my final decision yet."
  • Marijuana-linked traffic fatalities on the rise, AAA warns

    05/10/2016 11:08:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 84 replies
    Press Release Rocket ^ | 5/10/16 | Jeremy B
    One of the nation’s top traffic safety organizations is issuing an urgent warning about driving while high. AAA says that in some states that have legalized marijuana, fatal accidents involving drivers who’ve consumed pot are on the rise. “Marijuana-linked traffic fatalities on the rise, AAA warns”...
  • Listen: Love Song Prince Wrote About Donald Trump

    04/23/2016 3:09:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | April 23, 2016 | Kipp Jones
    As fans across the globe mourn the loss of Prince, who died suddenly Thursday at the age of 57 at his estate in Minnesota, many are taking comfort in the music he left behind. In addition to writing and performing dozens of hits over his decades-long career, the iconic musician also penned countless tracks for other artists. One of those songs was written about billionaire real estate developer and current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.
  • 15,000 Pounds of Trash Left After 4/20 Smokeout: SF Park and Rec

    04/21/2016 11:41:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/21 | Stephanie Chuang and Lisa Fernandez
    They came. They smoked. They left more than seven tons of trash. After more than 8,000 people flocked Golden Gate Park on Wednesday, or 4/20, as the San Francisco’s marijuana-loving community call it, countless bottles of Shasta soda, beer cans, Fruit Loops boxes and butts were left scattered across the grassy, green lawn. "We think we will end up with over 15,000 pounds of trash," San Francisco Recreation and Park General Manager Phil Ginsburg said Thursday morning. "Yes, it's impactful to our park." Ginsburg noted the mess was an improvement from last year. That trashy haul tipped the scales at...
  • This California Town Wants to be the Next Marijuana Mecca

    04/17/2016 11:53:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 16, 2016 | Heesun Wee, CNBC
    If California is the land of reinvention, the small desert city of Adelanto fits the bill. Roughly a two-hour drive east from Los Angeles, Adelanto was founded in 1915 by an inventor who wanted to sell land to World War I veterans. His dream never materialized and the region was taken over by orchard farms, then poultry ranches. The nearby George Air Force Base opened and eventually closed in the early 1990s. The city more recently made a solar play, but the energy market fizzled. City unemployment hovers at 14 percent, well above the national unemployment rate of under 5...
  • Cannabis: scientists call for action amid mental health concerns

    04/15/2016 9:55:27 AM PDT · by familyop · 103 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 15 April 2016 | Ian Sample Science editor
    The call for action from scientists in the UK, US, Europe and Australia reflects a growing consensus among experts that frequent cannabis use can increase the risk of psychosis...In the UK, cannabis is the most popular illegal drug, and according to Public Health England data, more young people enter treatment centres for help with cannabis than any other drug, alcohol included.
  • Lance Armstrong visited a college class and blasted the antidoping agency that took him down

    03/02/2016 1:11:36 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 18 replies
    business insider ^ | 2 Mar 2016 | DaNIEL MCMAHON
    Disgraced sports icon Lance Armstrong has blasted the US Anti-Doping Agency, calling it "one of the most ineffective and inefficient organizations in the world" and claiming its CEO, Travis Tygart, went after him only because he and USADA needed a case and a story.
  • Feds Slap 70% Tax on Legal Marijuana Businesses

    02/18/2016 4:36:53 PM PST · by Mariner · 80 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 18th, 2016 | Thor Benson
    Legal marijuana sales in Colorado and Washington State have grossed billions, but legal dealers will see little of that thanks to a draconian federal law meant to punish street pushers. In one of the first years of legal sales, 2015, Colorado moved nearly $1 billion worth of marijuana and is estimated to take in $135 million in taxes on it. Meanwhile, Washington is expected to pull in around $1 billion in revenue from sales taxes between 2015 and 2019. Despite technically being illegal on the federal level, these businesses must file taxes to the Internal Revenue Service—and they may pay...
  • Hillary Calls for Legalization of Drugs (Vanity)

    01/17/2016 6:54:36 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 64 replies
    At a commercial break in the Demonrat debate, You Tube showed a little speech by Hillary where she began talking about opioid addiction and the drug problem. She called for federal money for programs and said police need to always have an antidote for opioid overdose with them at all times m She ended this short NBC produced spiel by saying drug use needs to cease being a criminal issue and be put where it belongs, as a health issue.
  • Ted Cruz Is Winning the War With Trump Without Even Having a Battle

    12/17/2015 6:46:01 AM PST · by VinL · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/17/15 | Joshua Green
    The emerging consensus among the political cognoscenti is that Donald Trump won Tuesday night's Republican debate in Las Vegas because nobody had the nerve to attack him, except for Jeb Bush, who, Trump accurately pointed out, is languishing in single digits and poses no threat to anyone. At Vox, Matthew Yglesias declared Trump the winner, marveling that "his main rivals for the nomination didn't even try to stop him." His colleague Ezra Klein agreed, pointing out that "the GOP candidates have become genuinely afraid of attacking Trump." Leon Wolf at RedState was apoplectic that "people who realize that Trump represents...
  • Trey Gowdy Just Elected Hillary Clinton President

    10/24/2015 7:23:04 PM PDT · by Baynative · 95 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 10/23/15 | Matt Taibbi
    With Thursday's interminable, pointless, haranguing, disorganized, utterly amateurish attempt at a smear job, the Republicans and their tenth-rate congressional attack schnauzer, South Carolina's Trey Gowdy, got people feeling sorry for Hillary Clinton. Over the course of 11 long hours, they made the most eloquent argument for a Hillary Clinton presidency yet offered by anyone, including Clinton herself.
  • Oregon Pot Stores Sell More Than $11 Million in First 5 Days

    10/09/2015 4:08:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 9, 2015 | The Associated Press
    Retailers sold more than $11 million of marijuana during Oregon's first week of legal recreational sales, outpacing the early business done in other states that have legalized pot, according to the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association. Oregon retailers had sales of $3.5 million by the end of opening day, Casey Houlihan, executive director of the association, told the Statesman Journal ( ). By contrast, Colorado's first week of sales reached $5 million. In Washington, sales during the first month hit $2 million....
  • Iowa Radio Host "If Caucuses Were Today, Ben Carson or Ted Cruz Would Win (VIDEO)

    10/08/2015 1:49:33 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/8/02015 | Steve Guest
    Nationally syndicated talk show host Steve Deace said Thursday that if the Iowa caucuses were held today, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz would win, even though businessman Donald Trump currently outpolls both candidates. The reason: Carson and Cruz have superior on-the-ground organizations. “I don’t believe almost any of these polls,” Deace said on “MSNBC News Nation.” “The record of polling in Iowa is a joke.” Deace noted that pollsters have warned the Republican National Committee against trusting their results to determine debate placement, and that Gallup will stop polling the 2016 primaries “because they don’t trust...
  • Advocacy Group: Commercialization Of Legal Pot Has Led To ‘Epidemic’ For Colorado Kids

    09/26/2015 1:20:15 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies ^ | September 20, 2015 | CBS4
    The results of a new study about the impact of Colorado’s marijuana legalization is raising troubling questions for parents. The study cites a significant increase in marijuana-related traffic deaths, hospital visits and school suspensions.
  • David Cameron 'put his private parts in a dead pig's mouth' claims explosive new book

    09/21/2015 1:13:02 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies ^ | 21 September 2015 | Ben Glaze
    PM rocked by extraordinary claims from former Tory treasurer Lord Ashcroft that he was in a 'dope smoking group' and took part in a debauched initiation, but No 10 says it 'does not recognise' the accusations
  • Teen marijuana use not linked to later depression, lung cancer, other health problems, study finds

    08/04/2015 7:25:58 PM PDT · by CtBigPat · 55 replies
    Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.
  • Bowe Bergdahl Spotted Hanging Out at Illicit Mendocino County Marijuana Farm During Raid

    07/23/2015 4:47:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Riya Bhattacharjee
    Bowe Bergdahl — the once-missing U.S. soldier in Afghanistan who was accused of desertion — was spotted hanging out at a Mendocino County marijuana farm during a raid. According to the The Anderson Valley Advertiser, Bergdahl was an "unexpected visitor" in Mendocino County, where he was visiting old friends when the "local dope team arrived on a marijuana raid." Bergdahl arrived Friday at the farm, which is located in a remote part of Redwood Valley. Bergdahl, who is awaiting military court martial, had an Army pass allowing him to be in Mendocino County, the Advertiser reported, adding he was "not...
  • John Kerry won't apologize for "unconstitutional" GOP letter

    03/15/2015 7:56:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 15, 2015, 9:16 AM | Reena Flores
    Secretary of State John Kerry isn't planning on asking forgiveness any time soon for Senate Republicans' recent letter to Iranian leaders, saying the missive contained not only "false information" but that it was "directly calculated to interfere." When asked whether he would take responsibility for the letter in the multi-party negotiations with foreign leaders over Iran's nuclear program, Kerry said "not on your life." "I'm not going to apologize for the unconstitutional, un-thought-out action by somebody who's been in the United States Senate for 60-something days," Kerry told CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan in an interview Sunday on "Face the...
  • Woman Set Fire To Apartment After Boyfriend Smoked All The Pot: Police

    02/12/2015 5:18:44 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 16 replies
    (STMW) – A Chicago woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to setting a fire inside a west suburban apartment last year because she was mad at her boyfriend for smoking all their marijuana. Linda B. Lopez, 35, of the 2800 block of S. Drake, pleaded guilty to residential arson, according to a statement from Riverside police. She had initially been charged with aggravated arson, but the charge was reduced. Lopez was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution, according to the statement.
  • Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongl

    02/12/2015 12:13:17 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 241 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 February 2015 | Madlen Davies
      Smoking cannabis can lead to manic behaviour: Hyperactivity, aggression and delusion are all strongly linked with the drug, researchers warn  
  • Founders Fund joins historic $75M marijuana investment round

    01/08/2015 11:46:12 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 114 replies
    Upstart Online ^ | January 8, 2015 | Michael del Castillo
    In one epic journey four and a half years ago, stretching from Denver to Boulder, Colo., Privateer Holdings co-founder and CEO, Brendan Kennedy hit up 40 medical marijuana dispensaries in a single day. At the time, his unusual new business was just getting started. Today, his private equity firm, which invests in legal marijuana-related startups, crossed another milestone with the announcement of its first institutional investor, Founders Fund—perhaps the first ever to invest in the cannabis industry, Kennedy says. "This is a key milestone for us as a company, but it's also important for the industry as a whole," said...
  • Rand Paul dives back into Ferguson debate

    11/25/2014 5:15:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WICU-TV / CNN ^ | November 25, 2014 | Ashley Killough, CNN
    Sen. Rand Paul is blaming politicians for the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, arguing that the criminal justice system fuels racial tension by disproportionately targeting African-Americans. The so-called war on drugs has created a culture of violence and put police in a nearly impossible situation," Paul said in an op-ed published for TIME. He acknowledged that the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer wasn't related to drugs, but argued that outsized penalties for nonviolent drug crimes creates a "tension in some communities that too often results in tragedy." The comments are another attempt by Paul, a Kentucky...
  • Regular pot smokers have shrunken brains, study says

    11/11/2014 1:45:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/11/14 | Melissa Healy
    Experimental mice have been telling us this for years, but pot-smoking humans didn't want to believe it could happen to them: Compared with a person who never smoked marijuana, someone who uses marijuana regularly has, on average, less gray matter in his orbital frontal cortex, a region that is a key node in the brain's reward, motivation, decision-making and addictive behaviors network. More ambiguously, in regular pot smokers, that region is better connected than it is in non-users:The flow of signal traffic is speedier to other parts of that motivation and decision-making network, including across the superhighway of "white matter"...
  • Marijuana expected to become legal in Washington DC

    10/31/2014 1:02:51 PM PDT · by PROCON · 41 replies ^ | Oct. 31, 2014 | Raf Sanchez
    In a referendum next week, voters in the US capital look likely to legalise marijuana The fresh air of the White House’s rose garden may soon be fragrant with the smell of cannabis. On November 4 - while other Americans are voting for their senators and congressman - residents of Washington DC are expected to vote overwhelmingly to legalise marijuana. The referendum would go beyond decriminalisation and give the drug full legal status, meaning it may one day be possible to set up a dope shop across the street from the halls of Congress. A yes vote in the US...
  • Florida vote: MMJ initiative ‘is done,’ says pollster

    10/30/2014 6:22:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    the cannabist ^ | 10/28/14 | Ricardo Baca
    It’s looking like Florida won’t pass its medical marijuana initiative in November, according to a new poll from Gravis Marketing.... “50 percent of the Florida voters stated they would vote yes on the amendment while 42 percent stated they’d vote no,” the poll’s recap reads. “With only eight days remaining until the election, a powerful eight percent of undecided voters might hold the key to whether or not this ballot initiative passes or fails to receive the mandatory 60 percent support needed to make a change to the State of Florida’s constitution.”
  • The terrible truth about cannabis: British expert's devastating 20-year study

    10/06/2014 11:55:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 171 replies
    dailymail ^ | 7 October 2014 | Ben Spencer
    20-year study into the effects of long-term cannabis use has demolished the argument that the drug is safe. Cannabis is highly addictive, causes mental health problems and opens the door to hard drugs, the study found.
  • The terrible truth about cannabis:...20-year study...demolishes claims that smoking pot is harmless

    10/06/2014 6:05:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 191 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10.6.14 | Ben Spencer
    A definitive 20-year study into the effects of long-term cannabis use has demolished the argument that the drug is safe. Cannabis is highly addictive, causes mental health problems and opens the door to hard drugs, the study found.
  • ‘Weed lobbyists’ or Democrats? Watch these pot smokers field basic political questions

    10/05/2014 11:45:37 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies ^ | October 5, 2014 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Marijuana is fast becoming a hot political issue around the country, so is it a really good idea to encourage more people to vote?
  • The "people's lawyer" is a criminal

    09/30/2014 1:22:18 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | September 30, 2014 | Cliff Kincaid
    In a sympathetic profile just before his resignation, Politico said Eric Holder's biggest legacy may be "his quiet dismantling of the War on Drugs...." How he could have "accomplished" this without legislative authority from Congress – which is supposed to make and pass laws – is never really explained. He was an Attorney General described by President Barack Obama as "the people's lawyer." Anybody familiar with Marxist jargon knew exactly what Obama meant. At home and abroad, the Obama administration distributed weapons to America's enemies. Holder's area of expertise was facilitating weapons shipments to Mexican drug cartels, in a...
  • Snoop Dogg promises to play gig in Alaska if state votes to legalise weed

    09/29/2014 6:00:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies ^ | 9/29/14 | Dan Stubbs
    Snoop Dogg has promised to play a concert in Alaska – if voters in the US state choose to legalise recreational use of marijuana.
  • Florida poll: Most back legal marijuana

    07/28/2014 4:56:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/28/14 | Jonathan Topaz
    A majority of Florida voters support legalization of recreational marijuana, a new poll says. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, 55 percent of Florida voters back legal possession of small amounts of recreational pot, compared with 41 percent who oppose it.
  • Kim Jong Un Caught Limping

    07/08/2014 5:43:08 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 17 replies
    Newser ^ | June 8, 2014 | Jenn Gidman
    Not surprising: that a 30-something man who appears to have recently gained weight, smokes heartily, and is probably perpetually stressed out from his dictatorial duties might have physical issues. Surprising: that that man is Kim Jong Un—and that state media showed him apparently exhibiting one of those physical issues today. Footage aired on state television showed North Korea's "supreme leader" limping onto the stage at a 20th anniversary tribute for his deceased grandfather, Kim Il Sung.
  • Colorado finds its pot of gold

    06/10/2014 4:26:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 10, 2014 | By BARRY PETERSEN
    Colorado has a new cash crop. New figures show that the state has been raking in profits since January, when it became the first in the nation to legalize the sale of marijuana for recreational use. Add in sales taxes from lower taxed medical marijuana and so far this year the state has banked nearly $18 million. Along with the big bucks have come some big problems. Like 10 toddlers so far this year overdosing on edible marijuana products. And from January through May, the Colorado State Patrol handed out 289 tickets to people driving under the influence of marijuana....
  • Hershey sues Colorado edible pot company

    06/07/2014 6:09:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | June 6, 2014 | By SADIE GURMAN
    The Hershey Co. has sued a Colorado marijuana edibles company, claiming it makes four pot-infused candies that too closely resemble iconic products of the chocolate maker. The trademark infringement lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Denver this week against TinctureBelle LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka LLC. It alleges TinctureBelle's Ganja Joy, Hasheath, Hashees and Dabby Patty mimic Hershey's Almond Joy, Heath bar, Reese's peanut butter cups and York peppermint patty candies, respectively.
  • Maureen Dowd’s long, strange trip to Colorado lights up Internet

    06/04/2014 7:28:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 4, 2014 | by Shawn Langlois
    In more cultured circles, Maureen Dowd is known as the Pulitzer Prize–winning author and columnist for the New York Times, who was once named woman of the year by Glamour and is regarded as one of the most influential left-leaning journalists in the country. On Twitter, she’s just another superparanoid stoner with a keyboard. Dowd’s half-baked odyssey began when she flew to Denver to immerse herself in some of the local culture. No, not hitting the slopes or visiting the rifle range. She had designs on getting high. You know, for one of her columns. So she went down to...
  • Debbie Wasserman Shultz just says ‘no’ to pro-marijuana push

    05/30/2014 3:05:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 30, 2014 | by S.A. Miller
    The usually progressive Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz continues to confound fellow liberals by voting against medical marijuana and other pro-weed legislation. Mrs. Wasserman Shultz, who serves at the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, three times broke with most of her fellow House Democrats early Friday to vote “no” on blocking feds from interfering with medical marijuana and hemp research in states where it’s legal. Mrs. Wasserman Shultz’s office said the votes were cast in defense of executive power. “The congresswoman believes that it is not appropriate to limit the ability of the Executive Branch to enforce federal law at...
  • Fire in West Berkeley caused by hash operation

    05/28/2014 4:21:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 28, 2014 | By Emilie Raguso
    A small fire at a West Berkeley business Tuesday, which sent a man to a San Francisco burn center for treatment, appears to have been caused by what police described Wednesday as “a hashish production operation.” Scant information was available from authorities, but officer Jennifer Coats, Berkeley Police spokeswoman, said that officers who responded to the fire Tuesday found an illegal marijuana grow and hashish production operation on-site.
  • Marijuana Edibles: You May Not Be Getting What You Think

    04/28/2014 10:14:04 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | April 25, 2014 | Unknown
    The State of Colorado will start phasing in mandatory lab testing of marijuana edible products on May 1. Currently, marijuana product testing of any kind has been performed strictly on a voluntary basis. As Colorado ramps up its lab testing, CBS4 requested permission to perform independent lab tests of edible products but was forbidden by the Marijuana Enforcement Division. In a letter banning independent lab testing, MED Director Lewis Koski states, “licensed labs are only allowed to accept samples from ‘Retail Marijuana Establishments’ only.” (snip) But according to the labs, potency is just one issue with marijuana products. “We’ve found...
  • 2 former LA deputies accused of planting guns

    04/24/2014 7:46:04 AM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies
    AP ^ | April 23, 2014 | Wire
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were charged with planting guns at a medical marijuana dispensary, resulting in the arrest of a man who was sentenced to six months in jail, authorities announced Wednesday. Julio Cesar Martinez, 39, and Anthony Manuel Paez, 32, were charged last week with conspiracy and alteration of evidence by a peace officer while on duty in 2011. Martinez also is charged with perjury and filing a false report.
  • 4th Grade Student Caught Selling Pot At School in Colorado

    04/24/2014 6:35:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    WEAR-TV ^ | 4/23/14
    Two Colorado fourth graders were busted for selling marijuana at their elementary school, prompting officials today to urge adults to keep their weed locked away from kids....
  • Whoopi is The Denver Post's New Pot Columnist

    04/19/2014 5:23:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Whoopi Goldberg is the newest columnist for The Denver Post’s site on marijuana, The Cannabist. Her first column published today, focused on her vape pen named Sippy which, she says “changed her life.” Whoopi gets “glaucoma-induced headaches” and a few puffs on her pen does wonders.
  • Willie Nelson Singing at Wendy Davis Fundraiser

    04/11/2014 10:04:14 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 54 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | Friday, Apr 11, 2014 | Christy Hope
    Legendary singer Willie Nelson will be featured at a high-dollar fundraiser for Democratic governor nominee Wendy Davis. The event will be held April 27 in the Houston backyard of plaintiff’s lawyer Steve and Amber Mostyn, featuring barbecue, Nelson and — for those who stay overnight at the Hotel ZaZa — a campaign briefing on Monday morning.
  • Two drug tunnels, with rail systems, found at U.S.-Mexico border

    04/04/2014 11:38:40 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 4, 2014 | Dan Whitcomb
    U.S. federal agents have uncovered two drug-smuggling tunnels underneath the U.S.-Mexico border, both surfacing in San Diego-area warehouses and equipped with rail systems for moving contraband, officials said on Friday. The discovery led to the arrest of a 73-year-old woman accused of running one of the warehouses connected to a drug smuggling operation, according to a joint news release by four federal agencies.
  • My Trip to the Pot Shop

    03/26/2014 4:01:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies ^ | March 26, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    PUEBLO WEST, Colo. -- It's 9 a.m. on a weekday, and I'm at the Marisol Therapeutics pot shop. This is serious business. Security is tight. ID checks are frequent. Merchandise is strictly regulated, labeled, wrapped and controlled. The store is clean, bright and safe. The staffers are courteous and professional. Customers of all ages are here. There's a middle-aged woman at the counter nearby who could be your school librarian. On the opposite end of the dispensary, a slender young soldier in a wheelchair with close-cropped hair, dressed in his fatigues, consults with a clerk. There's a gregarious cowboy and...
  • Medical Marijuana Dispensary Guard Shoots Self in Foot (San Bernardino, CA)

    03/16/2014 4:37:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    San Bernardino County Sun ^ | March 15, 2014 | Greg Cappis
    Medical marijuana dispensary guard shoots self in foot SAN BERNARDINO - A medical marijuana dispensary guard shot himself in the foot for unknown reasons Friday night, according to police. Just after 9 p.m. officers went to the 3300 block of East Highland Avenue to investigate the shooting. “On our arrival, we found that the security guard for the business, for some reason, had his weapon out, discharged his firearm, striking himself in the foot one time,” said Lt. Travis Walker. The security guard was transported to a hospital to be treated for the gunshot wound, according to Walker. “We plan...
  • "The Five" are for legalizing Marijuana

    03/12/2014 3:19:06 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 165 replies
    March 13, 2014
    Was just watching the show and they played a clip of Rick Perry saying that Texas has lowered fines for first time offense for marijuana use. So far he has not said he would legalize it. So the members went around the table and all but Beckel (recovering addict) said they were for legalizing marijuana. Dana Pirino said Texas might as well legalize it because Texans are coming into Colorado to legally smoke the stuff. She also said that if a republican wants to get a hand in an audience full of hipsters all they have to say is they...
  • CPAC Audience: Legalize It!

    03/08/2014 6:12:42 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 123 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03-07-2014 | John Sexton
    There are things you expect to see at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and there are things you don't. One of the things you probably don't is an audience cheering and applauding arguments for legalizing pot and bemoaning the war on drugs. A panel titled "Rocky Mountain High" held Thursday afternoon started out as a debate between Mary Katherine Ham of Fox and Hot Air and Christopher Beach a staffer for former Drug Czar William Bennett's radio show. But as the debate wore on it became clear the real disagreement was between Beach and the overwhelming majority of the...