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  • House of Death

    07/12/2016 1:33:25 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 14 replies
    Dallas Observer ^ | Mar 8, 2007 | Jesse Hyde
    There is one chair in the room, and they sit him in it. He pulls out his wallet. He's looking for a number. A phone number, an address. That is why he is here. Fernando the lawyer. Fernando the drug trafficker. He's got a load of marijuana, and they want it.Fernando thinks he's in the company of friends. He thinks this man standing in front of him, this Lalo, is going to deliver the marijuana for him to New York. That's what the numbers are for. They are contacts. They are the people Lalo will call, the people who are...
  • Penn. Perp Sustains MINUTES of Tasering & Full Mag Dumps, DRIVES OFF..?

    08/19/2018 12:01:17 PM PDT · by gaijin · 28 replies
    Nov. 17 Northampton, Penn. Pennsylvannia State Troopers pull over an urban suspect for suspicion of DUI, get into a massive brawl. Apparently the man is a paranoid schizophrenic. The perp seems to take over A FULL MINUTE of non-stop tasering, impeded from fighting only at first. Both cops seem to perform a full mag dump on the guy. HE DRIVES AWAY...! (full video of the brawl and gunfight at above source link) ...???
  • Florida's medical marijuana industry is hiring, but stoners need not apply

    08/19/2018 1:55:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 18, 2018 | Kyle Arnold
    The hunt is on for budtenders, cannabis cultivators, weed botanists and dozens of other new jobs that have sprouted with Florida’s nascent medical marijuana industry. With dispensaries scouting locations across the state and 147,000 people signed up to use the now-legalized drug, the developing industry is quickly trying to recruit thousands of workers to develop, grow and sell medical cannabis. Medical marijuana businesses say stoners need not apply. A passion for smoking weed is a liability, and a criminal record involving drugs will almost certainly disqualify most candidates. “We get hundreds of applications for every job opening we have,” said...
  • We take a knee for our daughters!

    08/17/2018 7:49:48 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 4 replies
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  • ‘I did it on purpose’: Man arrested after causing disturbance at Orlando Airport

    08/17/2018 8:03:22 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 47 replies
    WESH ^ | 08/17/18
    An unruly passenger was arrested Thursday morning at Orlando International Airport and the incident was caught on camera. Jeffrey Epstein is charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, trespassing after a warning and disorderly conduct, according to an arrest affidavit from the Orlando Police Department. Police said they were called to investigate reports of an unruly passenger at the American Airlines ticket counter just before 6 a.m. Police said that Epstein began to yell when he saw the officers arrive. After talking with police, Epstein began to calm down, but became agitated when he learned the airline...
  • Libertarian Gary Johnson throws US Senate race in chaos

    08/16/2018 9:41:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 16, 2018 | Russell Contreras, The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said in seeking to make history and capture a U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico he'll have to give up a few of his favorite activities: marathon biking rides, hanging out in his northern New Mexico "dream" home and tuning out news about President Donald Trump. But he can't promise he won't smoke an occasional joint. Johnson, who served two terms as New Mexico governor in the 1990s and gained national attention as one of the first mainstream politicians to call for the legalization of marijuana, announced Thursday that he's...
  • Garbage from Washington state’s booming pot industry clogs gutters, sewers and landfills

    08/15/2018 1:15:53 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/14/2018 | by Kristen Millares Young
    SEATTLE — Washington state’s penchant for getting high is trashing the place. Plastic “doob tubes” and small Mylar bags used to package pot are moldering in gutters, bleaching out in landfills and bobbing in waterways. Concentrated nutrients and fertilizers left over from cannabis growing operations are being dumped in public sewers and making their way past wastewater treatment plants into Puget Sound. And millions of pounds of weed harvest waste that could be composted are instead getting trucked to landfills. This, in a part of the country that prides itself on being environmentally friendly. “We’re seeing a lot of marijuana...
  • Why Your State Should NOT Legalize Weed

    08/15/2018 9:06:53 AM PDT · by fwdude · 237 replies
    Barbwire ^ | August 15, 2018 | Larry Tomczak
    Yesterday I visited our local bookstore and was struck by the abundance of magazine covers promoting marijuana. Later my wife commented that she’s received two ads this week for cannabis products, something she’s never received before! What’s going on? In case you haven’t noticed or are simply distracted by the busyness of life, propaganda promoting marijuana and its legalization is bombarding us. Should we be concerned about something that is celebrated as a “harmless recreational” indulgence that progressive people should embrace excitedly? Recently our state newspaper ran a prominent piece by a young woman calling for weed to be legalized....
  • After Triple Homicide, How Safe Do Commuters Feel at Nearby RTD Station? ( Denver )

    08/12/2018 6:10:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Westworld ^ | August 10, 2018 | Chris Walker
    On August 9, Denver experienced its first triple homicide since the summer of 2016, when a drug deal went bad in Park Hill. On Thursday, three bodies were discovered near the RTD light-rail station on South Broadway near the I-25 overpass. And according to the Denver Police Department, there's an added dimension to these latest murders: The three victims were all homeless. The DPD has yet to announce the names of the three victims, their causes of death or any suspects in the crime. But the gravity of the murders and the fact that the victims were homeless has many...
  • Job training program, hiring mandate proposed for cannabis industry

    08/08/2018 2:04:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The San Francisco Examiner ^ | August 8, 2018 | Joshua Sabatini
    Disadvantaged workers in San Francisco could get training for jobs in the cannabis industry under a proposed government program that would require businesses to hire the graduates. The program, dubbed CityGrow, is modeled after CityBuild, an existing government program overseen by the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, that provides training for disadvantaged residents to land jobs in the construction industry. Supervisor Ahsha Safai introduced the legislation last week for “advancing workforce equity.” He told the San Francisco Examiner Tuesday that the intent is “to make sure everyday San Franciscans are able to take advantage of these opportunities.” He noted...
  • San Francisco Bans Everything

    08/02/2018 6:53:29 PM PDT · by OddLane · 45 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | August 2, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Here are a few things that are effectively legal in San Francisco: drugs, public defecation and shoplifting. And here are some of the things that are banned or will be banned in the City by the Bay. Straws. Fur coats. Bottled water. Eating at work. Vaping liquids. Upholstered furniture. Plastic bags. Pet stores. Electric scooters. Coffee cups and packing peanuts. Tropical fish. The McDonald’s Happy Meal. If you can think of something, San Francisco has already banned it. Or will be banning it soon. North Korea with a tech industry and some leftover Victorian architecture (which it’s banning tour buses...
  • Wanna Beat Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee? Focus on Marijuana

    08/01/2018 8:21:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 30, 2018 | Jeff Hauser
    What if I were to tell you that there is a political issue that galvanizes young voters? An issue that unites libertarians, independents, and African-Americans? An issue with bipartisan power, that works not only in cities, but has demonstrated strength in red states like Kentucky and West Virginia? It’s an issue likely to generate cases to be heard by the Supreme Court in the next decade and one on which the Trump administration’s leading law enforcement official—Attorney General Jeff Sessions—is already on the losing side politically. Given all that, you would think this issue would be a central part of...
  • Should federal workers be able to smoke pot where it’s legal?

    07/31/2018 2:18:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | july 31, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    This is a question we batted around back in June, in that case applying to workers in the private sector. If you live in a state where marijuana has been legalized, either for medical or recreational use, can your employer fire you for failing a drug test even if you were only using marijuana in off work hours? It turns out the answer is generally yes, though it’s a bit complicated.Today the same issue arises for public sector workers. Government Executive examines the question of whether or not federal workers should legally be allowed to fire up a joint after...
  • Man grows pot. Admits it. Jury sends him home (Dublin, GA)

    07/27/2018 2:59:37 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 96 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 27 July 18 | Bill Torpy
    Javonnie McCoy was growing marijuana when the cops came to his Middle Georgia home. He was caught red-handed with it. Almost a pound of it, in fact. He admitted it to police, and later he looked jurors in the eye and said, yep, it was mine. I used it as medicine. The jurors let him go. He was minding his own business and wasn’t hurting anybody, they reasoned. He just doesn’t belong in prison. The jury’s decision earlier this month in Dublin, Ga., may have been due to a muddled prosecution of a muddy case. Or it may have been...
  • Santa Rosa girl who uses medical cannabis to treat seizures seeks admission to Rincon Valley schools

    07/24/2018 6:55:12 AM PDT · by rey · 28 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 24 July 2018
    A judge will hear arguments this week on a decision by the Rincon Valley Elementary School District to bar a 5-year-old girl from taking cannabis-based medication onto campus with her, a case that highlights issues with state and federal rules prohibiting medical marijuana in schools. Brooke Adams lives in Rincon Valley and has Dravet Syndrome, a rare disease that causes frequent and long-lasting seizures. Other complications include problems with controlling body temperature and developmental delays, the Dravet Syndrome Foundation website says. Brooke’s mom, Jana Adams, said her daughter relies on cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, to fend off her seizures...
  • New Jersey state senator fears 'sex toy oils with marijuana' after pot is legal

    07/20/2018 9:40:18 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 20, 2018
    An influential New Jersey lawmaker said this week he’s concerned that legalizing marijuana would result in stores selling intoxicating lipsticks, candies, and cupcakes — as well as “sex toy oils with marijuana.” State Sen. Ron Rice, a Democrat, made the remark in a videotaped interview with NJTV. He told the Washington Examiner in an email he is concerned about “marijuana infused oils, not toys.” Rice is chairman of the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus, a group described by NJTV as the “chief obstacle in Trenton to marijuana legalization.”
  • This N.J. city is decriminalizing pot: Here's what it means (Jersey City)

    07/18/2018 12:59:43 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | July 18, 2018
    Jersey City is implementing a marijuana decriminalization policy that its mayor and new chief municipal prosecutor believe will increase racial justice while protecting public safety. The policy, which is excepted to begin officially tomorrow, will downgrade some marijuana charges to non-criminal offenses; encourage prosecutors to seek dismissal of low-level marijuana charges; and recommend diverting defendants with a criminal past and signs of addiction to the city's community court. The city's action comes as New Jersey is moving slowly toward approving recreational marijuana. Philadelphia decriminalized marijuana in 2014 and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced in May that he...
  • Nigel Farage Show: 19th June 2018: Should cannabis be legalised in the UK?

    07/14/2018 8:42:17 PM PDT · by Ken H · 110 replies
    LBC You Tube Channel ^ | June 19, 2018 | Nigel Farage
    Nearly one hour of Nigel Farage and callers discussing cannabis legalization in the UK. He is in favor of it.
  • Cops: Lady with pot, no license crashes into patrol car at the jail

    07/12/2018 4:53:05 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 28 replies
    TC Palm ^ | May 24, 2018 | Will Greenlee
    Gannett rules.
  • Elizabeth Warren Discovers She Agrees With Clarence Thomas

    07/08/2018 4:49:46 PM PDT · by edwinland · 16 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | July 4, 2018 | Ira Stoll
    Elizabeth Warren, meet Clarence Thomas. Senator Warren, a Democrat of Massachusetts, was in the headlines recently for joining with Senator Cory Gardner, a Republican who represents Colorado, to introduce the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act. That legislation would, as Warren put it in a tweet, “let states, territories, & tribes decide for themselves how best to regulate marijuana — without federal interference.” Justice Thomas is Warren’s natural ally on the issue. He wrote an emphatic dissent in the 2005 Supreme Court case Gonzalez v. Raich. Gonzalez was President George W. Bush’s attorney general Alberto Gonzalez, and Angel...