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  • Man arrested for threatening to murder Virginia congressman

    03/23/2018 6:22:19 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/23/2018 | KYLE CHENEY
    By KYLE CHENEY 03/23/2018 02:17 PM EDT Updated 03/23/2018 03:01 PM EDT Share on Facebook Share on Twitter A Virginia Beach man was charged Friday with threatening to murder his local congressman, Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Va.), the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia announced Friday. According to court documents, Wallace Grove Godwin, 69, visited Taylor's office on Thursday and threatened to shoot him and two staffers at a Saturday event. The dispute arose, according to the District Attorney's office, over a discussion about marijuana policy. “Scott is having an event this Saturday. I am going to get my...
  • Warrenton woman arrested for cooking Chihuahua in oven

    03/23/2018 5:24:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies
    According to court documents, Noel G. Moor, 28, placed the dog in the oven "because she thought an ex-boyfriend was inside the dog." ... Moor is being held at the Clatsop County Jail on the charge of first degree aggravated animal abuse. The county mental health organization will review her case and decide whether to continue in criminal court.      
  • Miami Wants To Ruin Spring Break By Banning Wed, Playing Mozart Really Loud

    03/23/2018 8:10:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 23, 2018 | Shane Croucher
    The City of Miami Beach in Florida is so annoyed by the army of spring breakers descending on its beaches for wild parties fueled by alcohol and drugs that it’s considering a drastic, if a little bizarre, countermeasure. One elected city official suggested playing classical music, such as Mozart, at loud volumes to break up parties on the beach. That's according to a report in The Miami Herald, which said the city's commissioners were juggling ideas on how to tackle spring break partygoers after a chaotic weekend.
  • Donald Trump Proposes Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers, Wall To Keep the Damn Drugs Out

    03/19/2018 3:34:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/19/18 | Charlie Spiering
    Trump also criticized Democrats for opposing his proposed wall on the Southern border. “Eventually the Democrats will agree with us to build the wall and keep the damn drugs out,” he said, prompting chants of “build that wall” in the room. The president criticized sanctuary city policies for allowing illegal immigrants and drug dealers to remain in the country. He called on Congress to end funding for sanctuary cities. “If we are not going to get tough on the drug dealers who kill thousands of people and destroy so many people’s lives, we are just doing the wrong thing,” he...
  • ​Sessions Chases Obama’s Legacy to Canada

    03/19/2018 2:02:19 PM PDT · by lward99 · 10 replies
    Constitional Rights PAC ^ | 3/18/2018 | The Seed Investor
    Obama’s real legacy was, well, weed. Obama backed the Fed’s off states that wanted to legalize medical or recreational marijuana. Obama’s America was on a path to legalize and profit on the massive marijuana marketplace. That was until Jeff Sessions became Attorney General. It is no secret that Sessions is no friend of the budding marijuana industry in the United States. Sessions’ recently released a one-page memo declaring that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would rescind Barack Obama’s Cole Memo which outlined a relaxed set of "rules" for states legalizing marijuana to follow in order to avoid federal interference. Fearing...
  • Police officer busted for reverse drunk driving

    03/18/2018 6:14:50 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 73 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/18/18 | Emily Saul
    A police lieutenant was canned early Sunday after crossing over the blurry blue line — when her fellow officers discovered their drunken colleague driving backwards, honking, through the streets of Florida. Now ex-cop Christi Ruhtz, 41, was discovered with bloodshot, glassy eyes and reeking of booze in Pinellas, Florida around 2:00 a.m————————snip———————-Rhutz, who’d been with the Pinellas County Sherriff’s Office since 1998, was immediately fired, according to the report.
  • Smoking every day [tobacco or marijuana] can increase psychosis risk, study finds

    03/18/2018 3:15:28 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 170 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | March 18, 2018 | David Railton
    Two new studies report an increased risk of psychosis among smokers of not only marijuana, but tobacco, too. The tobacco study has now been published in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, and the marijuana study — which was conducted by the same team — has now been published in The British Journal of Psychiatry. Research has found links between psychosis and both tobacco and marijuana smoking — particularly in regard to schizophrenia-related psychosis. However, the precise reasons why people who experience psychosis are more likely to smoke are not clear. Some scientists think that smoking might act as a kind...
  • Study: Calif. Pot Industry Staying Illegal to Escape State’s High Taxes, Onerous Regulations

    03/11/2018 9:59:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 3/8/2018 | Craig Bannister
    California’s trademark high taxes and overwhelming, onerous, costly and confusing regulations are preventing the state from reaping the revenue benefits of legalizing the $7 billion marijuana market, a new study by the California Growers Association concludes. As of Thursday, California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control has sent about 980 warning letters to unlicensed pot sellers and ordered a marketing company to stop advertising vendors who don’t have permits, Bureau Chief of Communications Alex Traverso told Less than one percent (0.78%) of the state’s 68,150 marijuana growers have obtained licenses, and as little as 25 percent of the cannabis consumed in...
  • Senate Could Vote To Let Marijuana Businesses Use Banks This Week

    03/10/2018 4:10:25 PM PST · by NobleFree · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | MAR 8, 2018 | Tom Angell
    A bipartisan group of senators is stepping up the push to let marijuana businesses store their profits in banks, with a possible vote coming as soon as this week. Under the current federal prohibition of cannabis, many banks refuse to do businesses with marijuana growers, processors and sellers that operate legally in accordance with a growing number of state laws. As a result, many cultivators and dispensaries operate on a cash-only basis, which makes them targets for robberies. That could soon change under a proposal that ten U.S. senators filed on Wednesday. The measure, led by Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)...
  • Jeff Sessions says prosecutors won't pursue "small marijuana cases"

    03/10/2018 12:55:20 PM PST · by Drew68 · 39 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03/10/2018 | CBS
    WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors won't take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department's decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday. Federal law enforcement lacks the resources to take on "routine cases" and will continue to focus on drug gangs and larger conspiracies, Sessions said, speaking at a Federalist Society event in Washington, D.C. The comments come after the Trump administration in January threw the burgeoning marijuana legalization movement into uncertainty by reversing the largely hands-off approach...
  • I Fell in Love With the Cannabis Candidate. Then I Got Burned.

    03/08/2018 11:03:22 AM PST · by PBRCat · 20 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | March 8, 2018 | Hunter Stuart
    In media interviews and on his social media pages, Wolf said he was a "former FBI agent" and "Iraq Veteran" who had also worked overseas as a "presidential envoy" with the U.S. State Department. He also claimed to be a "Professor of Human Rights" at Roosevelt University. I'm a cannabis supporter, and it was great seeing a former law enforcement guy embrace it so openly. I especially liked that Wolf spoke of the need not just to legalize it but to destigmatize it. I felt like he was someone that could represent my interests in the nation's capital as soon...
  • "Cannabis Candidate" Accused of Abuse, Misrepresenting FBI Record

    03/08/2018 4:28:01 AM PST · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 7, 2018 | Mitchell Armentrout
    The self-described “Cannabis Candidate” running for the 5th Congressional District seat has been accused by a former girlfriend and two former associates of abusive behavior. Benjamin Thomas Wolf, who has drawn national attention for a provocative campaign ad showing him smoking a joint, also caught flak on Wednesday for blowing smoke about his supposed credentials as a “former FBI agent,” when authorities say he worked as a support staffer. The abuse allegations were leveled in a Politico report quoting a former girlfriend and campaign intern who said Wolf was physically and emotionally abusive to her, claiming he once threw her...
  • West Virginia’s Patrick Morrisey Claims Victory in Fight Against Opioid Supply

    03/07/2018 3:57:32 PM PST · by T Ruth · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | March 4, 2018 | Brent Scher
    A lawsuit filed last year by West Virginia's Republican attorney general Patrick Morrisey has resulted in a new Trump administration directive to evaluate the opioid production quota system, which Morrissey says is "responsible for many deaths across the country." Morrisey, who has been attorney general since 2013 and is now running for U.S. Senate, has long viewed the Drug Enforcement Agency's quota system on controlled substances as broken, believing it was setting limits based on sales numbers instead of true medical needs of Americans. He told the Washington Free Beacon he has been digging for information on the system for...
  • Police Respond To ‘Female Mental Illness’ Call At Home Of Tori Spelling

    03/03/2018 3:26:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    cbs2la ^ | March 1, 2018
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Police responded to a disturbance call Thursday morning at a San Fernando Valley home reportedly belonging to the family of actress Tori Spelling. Officers arrived at the home on the 21200 block of Mullholland Drive in Woodland Hills just after 7 a.m., according to LAPD Media Relations. Dispatch audio described a “female mental illness” call, according to Entertainment Tonight, which was awaiting a response to a request for comment. While police wouldn’t confirm any details, sources told TMZ the call came after Spelling became “very aggressive” in her home.
  • Eric Bolling Opens Up About Son's Opioid Overdose

    03/03/2018 3:53:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 85 replies ^ | March 3, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Fox News personality and author Eric Bolling tragically lost his son to opioid addiction last year. As painful as the loss is, he was brave enough to share the story during the White House's Opioid Summit Thursday.In a heartfelt video, Bolling explains how he and his wife found out about their son's death, what they did in the aftermath, and why he is now imploring other parents to be wary of the "Not My Kid Syndrome."  During today's Opioid Summit at the White House, Eric Bolling shared the story of his son who died from an accidental overdose.— The...
  • New York crowned marijuana capital of the WORLD with locals consuming double the pot...

    03/02/2018 3:23:51 PM PST · by familyop · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 2 March 2018 | JESSICA FINN
    New York is smoking. eating and vaping more than 77 tons of weed a year...Even more interesting is that marijuana is legal in Los Angeles, and only partially legal in New York.Karachi, Pakistan came in second to New York when broken down globally. While it is illegal there, they are still consuming just under 42 tons of the green goods.
  • MS police chief suspended after video showing alleged marijuana use surfaces

    03/02/2018 11:42:31 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Lumberton Police Chief Shane Flynt has been suspended with pay, according to Mayor Quincy Rogers. The mayor said Flynt was sent home Tuesday after WDAM showed Rogers a video showing the police chief smoking what he implies to be marijuana. Rogers said Flynt will remain on suspension until the city’s board of aldermen can meet. Rogers said he tried to call a special meeting to address the issue, but could not get board members to meet. The board’s next scheduled meeting is March 6. Before taking the video to the mayor Tuesday, we confronted Flynt. At the time, he said...
  • Democratic Congressional Candidate Smokes Marijuana in Campaign Ad

    03/01/2018 5:04:25 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 27, 2018 | Haris Alic
    A Democrat running for Congress in Illinois' fifth congressional district showcased his support for marijuana legalization by smoking pot in a new campaign ad. Benjamin Thomas Wolf, a former FBI official turned Chicago restaurant owner, told the Chicago Sun-Times that it is important to be upfront about recreational cannabis use and the potential economic and social benefits of legalization. "As a cannabis user, I think it's important we get out front and talk about it," said Wolf, who is vying to defeat incumbent Rep.I Mike Quigley (D., Ill.) in this year's Democratic primary. "We realize that cannabis can bring billions...
  • Pot plants, luxury cars seized in Lewiston-Auburn raids. Maine

    02/28/2018 7:17:48 PM PST · by Steven Scharf · 3 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 2/27/2018 | CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS
      COPS & COURTS LEWISTON — A Lewiston man was charged with marijuana trafficking and manufacturing butane hash oil following a series of raids by state and federal law enforcement officers in Lewiston and Auburn on Tuesday morning. Richard “Stitch” Daniels, 52, was charged in U.S. District Court in a criminal complaint that alleges a drug trafficking organization in Lewiston-Auburn grew and distributed large quantities of marijuana under the cover of Maine’s medical marijuana program, but sold marijuana to buyers who were not participants in the program and included out-of-state customers. The enforcement action involving marijuana is the third in...
  • Alleged school shooter’s mom paid $50K to adopt him from ‘drug addict’

    02/27/2018 3:17:47 PM PST · by SMGFan · 179 replies
    NYPost ^ | February 27, 2018
    Mom Lynda Cruz paid $50,000 to adopt alleged school shooter Nikolas Cruz from his “drug addict” biological mother when he was just 3 days old, and then dropped another $15,000 on his younger half-brother, Zachary, when she found out the troubled mom was pregnant again, according to a report. “Nik’s biological mother was just a complete screw-up, drug addict and thief,” former friend and neighbor Trish Duvaney told RadarOnline. “I even said to Lynda: ‘You don’t know the mother’s background.’ Both children were born after one-night stands. The birth mother, she didn’t even really know who the two biological fathers...