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  • Drug dog finds nothing in car at traffic stop, but sniffs out pot [& illegal alien] at nearby house

    07/24/2012 9:08:39 AM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | July 22, 2012 | Jamar Younger
    Authorities arrested the suspects late Thursday after finding 25 bales of marijuana, weighing more than 430 pounds, inside a shed at an Ajo home. Ajo is about 100 miles west of Tucson. The discovery came after a deputy made a traffic stop in front of the home. The deputy smelled marijuana in the car, reportedly driven by Womack, and called for additional deputies and a drug-sniffing dog. The dog did not smell drugs in the car but alerted deputies to the fence line of a nearby house. Deputies eventually searched a shed at the home and found the marijuana, along...
  • Marijuana to be BIG in the News Tomorrow

    07/22/2012 6:51:16 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 116 replies
    Self | July 22, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    The subject of marijuana will be in the news tomorrow. HUGE. And it will involve a prominent former member of the Choom Gang. Watch the news tomorrow and you will see just how right I am about this marijuana prophecy.
  • SF Considers Strict Outdoor Smoking Ban – Except For Medical Pot

    07/20/2012 5:22:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | July 19, 2012 | Barbara Taylor
    SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Smoking anything other than medically-prescribed marijuana at San Francisco street fairs, festivals and other outdoor events held on city property would be banned under new legislation before the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Eric Mar said he introduced the proposal because of the health impacts of secondhand smoke when people light up in public. “It’s widely known that secondhand smoke is responsible for as many as 73,000 deaths among non-smokers each year in the United States, and there is no safe level of exposure,” he said.
  • How The Romney Campaign Decided To Take The Gloves Off

    07/18/2012 6:39:34 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 41 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 07/18/2012 | McKay Coppins
    IRWIN, Penn. — Standing before hundreds of roaring partisans in this sweltering Pittsburgh suburb Tuesday, Mitt Romney delivered a 30-minute speech that sounded, at times, like a greatest hits compilation of his favorite Obama-knocking stump speech lines. The president was, Romney said, "out of ideas," and "looking for someone to blame," and a "crony capitalist." One thing he was not: "A nice guy." In speeches from Des Moines to Dallas, Romney has always been careful to hedge his tough digs at Obama with a civil nod toward the president's moral character: "He's a nice guy," the Republican has often said....
  • Flying Pigs Alert: Pro-Pot Publication Praises Bush; Slams Obama

    07/14/2012 8:14:17 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 14, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Perhaps President Obama figures that pot smokers are so spaced out that they will float into the voting booths this November and automatically vote for him no matter how harshly his federal prosecutors crack down on medical marijuana dispensaries. If that is his assumption he might be in for a rude shock. On the heels of the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the country, Harborside Health Center which was featured in the Discovery Channel's "Weed Wars" last year, being targeted for closure by prosecutors, the pro marijuana publication of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) published an...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 07-12-12 (HUffies Outraged Over Fed Crackdown on Largest Marijuana Dispensary)

    07/12/2012 12:48:51 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | July 12, 2012 | HUffies and PJ-Comix
    It can't be! It can't be! The feds are now cracking down bigtime on medical marijuana dispensaries despite a promise from the Obama Regime that it would leave them alone if they were in compliance with state laws. That is why the HUffington Post HUffies are so upset over the news that the feds are cracking down on the Harborside Health Center of Oakland, CA, the biggest medical marijuana dispensary in the world. You might remember Harborside and its owner, Steve DeAngelo, from the discovery channel's "Weed Wars" last year. Your humble correspondent, despite never having partaken of the...
  • U.S. cracks down on "world's largest" medical marijuana dispensary

    07/12/2012 1:20:55 AM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 11, 2012 | Dan Whitcomb
    Federal prosecutors have filed civil forfeiture actions against an Oakland medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's largest Harborside says it is the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the world, serving more than 100,000 patients In a statement on its website, the clinic said, "Harborside has nothing to be ashamed of, and will contest the Federal actions openly and publicly, with every legal means at our disposal." "We look forward to our day in court, and are confident that justice is on our side. Come what may, we shall continue to care for our patients unless we are...
  • Grandma’s pot cookies land toddler in hospital (Murrieta, CA)

    07/02/2012 7:40:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | 02 July 2012 | SARAH BURGE
    MURRIETA: Grandma’s pot cookies land toddler in hospital A 3-year-old Murrieta boy ended up in the hospital over the weekend after he got into his grandma’s special chocolate chip cookies while no one was looking. Little did he know, the cookies were not for kids. They were laced with medical marijuana concentrate, police said. The grandmother, who has been diagnosed with cancer, had a doctor’s recommendation for marijuana to treat her pain and to help her sleep, Sgt. Phil Gomez said. Days before, she had baked THC oil into a batch of cookies and tucked them away in a garage...
  • 'Marijuana changed us from Nazis to peace-loving hippies'

    Twin sisters who sparked outrage with pop band named after gas used on Jews claim they've grown up At the age of 11, blonde-haired, blue-eyed twins Lamb and Lynx Gaede formed a band and saw themselves as the new faces of pop music. But instead, the girls from Bakersfield, California, would soon be labelled the 'new faces of hate'. Not surprising when you consider the group they created in 2003 was a neo-Nazi outfit called Prussian Blue - named after a by-product of the poison used to gas millions of Jews in the Holocaust - at the suggestion of White...
  • Uruguay Government Plans To Sell Marijuana

    06/25/2012 9:21:35 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 50 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | 6/25/ 2012 | Bryan Nash
    In an attempt to lower crime and raise government revenue, Uruguay is planning on legalizing marijuana. Currently, it is legal to possess less than 25 grams of cannabis, but it is illegal to grow or sell it. If the proposal passes, Uruguay’s government would oversee the growth and distribution of the $75 million business. Buyers would be required to register with the government. “It’s a fight on both fronts: against consumption and drug trafficking,” said defense minister Eleuterio Fernandez Huidobro. “We think the prohibition of certain drugs is creating more problems for society than the drugs themselves.” Congress must approve...
  • Polis Questions DEA on Marijuana Policy

    06/22/2012 3:20:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 6/22/12 | C-Span
    Congressman Jared Polis questions DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart during a hearing on the agency's priorities. He repeatedly pressed the administrator on the relative health impacts of marijuana versus other drugs.
  • Irvine parents planted drugs on school volunteer, police say (VIDEO,parents both attorneys)

    06/20/2012 11:36:51 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 24 replies
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com ^ | 6/20/2012 | http://latimesblogs.latimes.com
    An Irvine couple who became upset with a parent volunteer at their son’s elementary school have been arrested and charged with conspiring to frame her by planting drugs in her car and calling police. Kent and Jill Easter, both 38 and both attorneys, are charged with three felonies. Orange County prosecutors say the story began in 2010 when Jill Easter was angered by the unnamed school volunteer, whom she accused of not properly supervising their son. In retaliation, the Easters allegedly hatched a plot to have the volunteer arrested. Kent Easter, authorities say, drove to the volunteer’s home shortly after...
  • MI: Ravenna man charged with 15-year felony in alleged marijuana-linked traffic death

    06/19/2012 3:14:12 PM PDT · by sbMKE · 13 replies
    Muskegon Chronicle. ^ | 6/19/12 | John Hausman
    MUSKEGON, MI -- Steven Paul Spencer of Ravenna has been charged with driving while intoxicated causing death for allegedly smoking marijuana and causing a head-on crash Saturday on Heights Ravenna Road. The crash killed John Shumaker, 37, of Grand Haven. Spencer, 24, faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted of the felony. According to court records, he posted a $25,000 surety bond Sunday after a Muskegon County 60th District Court magistrate signed a warrant for his arrest. Spencer was scheduled for a walk-in arraignment June 29. The crash happened around 4:20 p.m. on Heights Ravenna near Ensley Road...
  • Is Legalizing Weed Obama's Secret Weapon?

    06/13/2012 6:10:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | June 13, 2012 | Elspeth Reeve
    In 2004 George W. Bush's re-election campaign worked to put anti-gay marriage ballot initiatives up for vote in several swing states in order to turn out more hard-core conservatives to the polls. This year the question is whether marijuana legalization measures will turn out young voters for Obama. Bush's plan to use gay marriage bans -- in states that did not actually allow gay marriage -- as a turnout booster led to signs featuring icky public restroom symbols proliferated and liberal panic that the Christian right had taken over. The press obsessed over "values voters." One of Bush's aides, Ken...
  • Meghan McCain Says Yes to Legalizing Marijuana

    06/12/2012 8:25:41 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 110 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Jun 11, 2012
    In the new book, America, You Sexy Bitch: A Love Letter to Freedom, Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain and comedian Michael Ian Black take a road trip across America and write about their experiences. The excerpt below is from their visit to New Orleans, and what happens after Meghan and Michael light up. Meghan McCain: -SNIP- Let me put it right out there. Yes, I have smoked marijuana a few times in the past. The first time was on a trip to Amsterdam in college and I was surprised by how mild of an experience marijuana was (and in my...
  • DEA "Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization" Claim 4 - a rebuttal

    06/08/2012 12:53:33 PM PDT · by JustSayNoToNannies · 29 replies
    (self) | June 8, 2012 | (self)
    The DEA Web pages on "Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization" are linked with some regularity on FR. They're full of errors in fact and logic; since I couldn't find a comprehensive rebuttal online, I've started creating one. Here's my rebuttal to their "Fact 4;" more to come as time permits. ("Fact 1" rebutted at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2858443/posts; "Fact 2" rebutted at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2861557/posts; "Fact 3" rebutted at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2864032/posts.) Claim 4. "Smoked marijuana is not scientifically approved medicine. Marinol, the legal version of medical marijuana, is approved by science." Claim: Medical marijuana already exists. It’s called Marinol. A pharmaceutical product, Marinol, is widely available...
  • Cannabis health dangers 'underestimated' (factually wrong)

    06/06/2012 6:14:32 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 68 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06 Jun 2012 | Stephen Adams
    A third of people think cannabis is harmless, despite it being 20 times more carcinogenic to smoke than tobacco, according to a report published today (Wednesday). Young people are particularly ignorant of the health dangers posed by smoking cannabis, found the British Lung Foundation. The British Lung Foundation, which produced the report, said there was “an alarming disconnect” between public perception of the drug as safe, and “the serious, even fatal impact it can have”. Almost nine in 10 people think tobacco cigarettes are more damaging to health than cannabis ones, found the BLF. The charity reviewed existing scientific evidence...
  • Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    06/05/2012 8:32:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 4, 2012 | Thomas Kaplan
    The New York Police Department, the mayor and the city’s top prosecutors on Monday endorsed a proposal to decriminalize the open possession of small amounts of marijuana, giving an unexpected lift to an effort by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to cut down on the number of people arrested as a result of police stops.
  • Bloomberg Backs Plan to Limit Arrests for Marijuana

    06/05/2012 5:25:47 AM PDT · by stefeb · 52 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 6/5/12 | Steve F.
    ALBANY — The New York Police Department, the mayor and the city’s top prosecutors on Monday endorsed a proposal to decriminalize the open possession of small amounts of marijuana, giving an unexpected lift to an effort by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to cut down on the number of people arrested as a result of police stops...
  • New York governor in bid to decriminalize small-quantity marijuana possession

    06/04/2012 11:17:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 4, 2012 | Staff
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will ask state lawmakers Monday to decriminalize the possession of small quantities of cannabis, according to The New York Times, in a bid to save young men from minorities who find themselves charged with a crime after being stopped and frisked. Lawmakers representing minority neighborhoods in New York City urged the Democratic governor to take action, arguing that such young men are forced into the justice system unnecessarily and find their future job prospects hampered.