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  • California Likely Voting on Marijuana Legalization This November

    05/08/2016 4:54:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 5/7/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    It looks as though California will be considering a measure this November to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults over the age of 21. If the ballot measure actually makes the ballot, both California and Maine may soon be joining Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Alaska, and the District of Columbia as states where it's completely legal to toke up. To make the ballot, organizers had to garner more than 365,880 signatures. According to the coalition behind the ballot initiative, over 600,000 people have signed in support. Supporters of the measure include Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome (D) and Facebook president...
  • 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
  • Virginia school suspends an 11-year-old for one year over a leaf that wasn’t marijuana

    Earlier this school year, a sixth-grader in the gifted-and-talented program at Bedford Middle School in Bedford, Virginia was suspended for one year after an assistant principal found something that looked like a marijuana leaf in his backpack. The student, the 11-year-old son of two school teachers, had to enroll in the district's alternative education program and be homeschooled. He was evaluated by a psychiatrist for substance abuse problems, and charged with marijuana possession in juvenile court. In the months since September, he's become withdrawn, depressed, and he suffers from panic attacks. He is worried his life is over, according to...
  • Obama: Marijuana 'not very different' from cigarettes

    01/19/2014 11:07:30 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 19, 2014 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama in an interview released Sunday said that using marijuana was not that different from smoking cigarettes nor any more dangerous than drinking alcohol. “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life,” Obama said as part of an extensive profile published by the New Yorker on Sunday. “I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”
  • World's oldest marijuana stash totally busted

    05/30/2013 10:47:41 AM PDT · by posterchild · 49 replies
    Discovery news via NBC ^ | Jennifer Viegas
    Nearly two pounds of still-green plant material found in a 2,700-year-old grave in the Gobi Desert has just been identified as the world's oldest marijuana stash, according to a paper in the latest issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany. A barrage of tests proves the marijuana possessed potent psychoactive properties and casts doubt on the theory that the ancients only grew the plant for hemp in order to make clothing, rope and other objects. They apparently were getting high too.
  • On Arizona marijuana tour, Nevada legislators see value of quality control at dispensary level

    03/23/2013 1:41:42 PM PDT · by redreno · 10 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, March 23, 2013 | 2 a.m. | By Andrew Doughman (contact)
    GLENDALE, Ariz. — There may be very few times that six elected officials surround themselves with pounds of marijuana and invite in photographers, television stations and newspaper reporters. But the cameras were rolling as six Nevada state legislators huddled Friday around a lit display case at Arizona Organix. They peered at an array of green cannabis buds with names like Gucci, Blue Elephant, Purple Kush and Platinum Dream.
  • Car Plows Into Group of Cyclists in Italy, 8 Dead (Driving While High On Pot)

    12/05/2010 7:51:17 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/4/2010 | Yahoo News
    ROME – A speeding car plowed head-on into a group of cyclists in southern Italy on Sunday morning, killing eight of them, officials said. The driver had been smoking marijuana, police said. Bent, mangled bikes were strewn about the scene, and the sheet-draped corpses dotted the two-lane road near Lamezia Terme, in the Calabrian "toe" of boot-shaped Italy where the accident occurred. In addition to the eight cyclists killed, four people were injured, said Gianluca Gioia, a spokesman for ANAS, the agency that runs Italy's state roads and highways. Police confirmed the toll.
  • Pot penalties reduced in California

    10/02/2010 1:31:18 AM PDT · by South40 · 80 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | OCTOBER 1, 2010 | MATTHEW T. HALL AND HAILEY PERSINGER
    Starting in January, getting caught with an ounce or less of marijuana in California will be an infraction on par with jaywalking and littering — and not a misdemeanor that can tie up juries and show up on criminal background checks for job applicants. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the law Thursday, but said it doesn’t change his opposition to Proposition 19, the Nov. 2 ballot measure that would legalize possession and personal use of up to an ounce of marijuana. Reaction was predictably divided Friday. Both sides of Proposition 19, which voters will settle on Nov. 2, tried to use...
  • Border Patrol seizes millions worth of marijuna

    10/01/2010 7:09:51 AM PDT · by devane617 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    The Monitor ^ | 10/01/2010 | Neil Morton
    U.S. Border Patrol agents seized more than four tons of marijuana in a series of events in the western portion of the Rio Grande Valley this week. A Border Patrol press release stated agents at the McAllen station saw several individuals wading in the waters of a settling basin in Hidalgo early Thursday morning. A helicopter arrived soon after and helped apprehend the five suspects, including two juveniles and three adult men. Agents found sugar sacks stuffed with marijuana near the group, all of whom admitted to being Mexican citizens in the United States illegally. Border Patrol agents also found...
  • Sarah Palin: Marijuana is a 'minimal problem'

    06/17/2010 7:52:51 AM PDT · by pissant · 200 replies · 2,543+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/17/10 | Andy Barr
    Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin said Wednesday night that law enforcement should not focus its energy on the “minimal problem” of marijuana. Palin made the comment during an appearance on the Fox Business Network with Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). The libertarian Paul said enforcing marijuana restrictions specifically and war on drugs more generally is a “useless battle,” a point Palin somewhat agreed with though she was clear that she does not support legalization. "If we're talking about pot, I'm not for the legalization of pot,” Palin said. “I think that would just encourage our young people to think that...
  • Marijuana Growers Upend Hard-Luck California Town

    11/01/2009 11:52:04 AM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies · 1,258+ views
    LATimes ^ | November 01st 2009
    Marijuana Growers Upend Hard-Luck California Town They flock to Hayfork to bask in the sunny, cool climate and the permissive rules on medical pot farming and possession. An abandoned truck in Hayfork, Calif. Pot farmers are filling an economic void left by the logging industry. The unemployment rate in the county was 15.9% in September. (Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times / October 31, 2009) PHOTOS: Trinity County, Calif.: 'Pot paradise' Alana Semuels November 1, 2009 Reporting from Hayfork, Calif. — Education has long been preached as a way to keep kids away from drugs. It's the walk to school...
  • Whether You Like it or Not - California Will Legalize Pot Next Year

    09/27/2009 2:36:52 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 545 replies · 6,392+ views
    cbs47 ^ | 9-27-09 | cakid1
    Whether You Like it or Not - California Will Legalize Pot Next Year (That seems to be the idea behind a new article out today) According to a well known, and outspoken leader from the left it’s a good bet that the state will legalize Pot next year. Part of the reason? The state needs...
  • Schwarzenegger says 'time for debate' on legal marijuana

    05/05/2009 2:27:27 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 167 replies · 2,452+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | , May. 5, 2009 | Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Tuesday it's time for California to study whether to legalize and tax marijuana for recreational use, though he's not yet advocating for such a change. The governor was asked about a recent Field Poll showing that 56 percent of registered voters support legalizing and taxing marijuana to raise revenues for cash-strapped California. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, has proposed legislation that would legalize the drug for recreational use, rather than just medical purposes. "Well, I think it's not time for that, but I think it's time for a debate," Schwarzenegger said. "I think all of those...
  • Wisconsin teen busted after website pix of homegrown pot (Oh Oh!)

    03/15/2007 3:25:53 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 21 replies · 836+ views
    A teen accused of posting pictures of his potted marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia on faces charges after police monitoring for gang activity traced the information to him. Authorities said a label on the picture of potted pot plants read: "My Mary Jane thats growin in my closet right now.'' "People think that Web sites are more private than they are,'' Sheboygan County District Attorney Joe DeCecco said. "This is just another tool for us to use.'' The criminal complaint filed in Circuit Court Wednesday against Moua Yang, 18, of Sheboygan said police were monitoring another Web site when...
  • $1 million in marijuana confiscated ("had just become a U.S. citizen week before)

    03/07/2007 9:43:24 PM PST · by Cedar · 30 replies · 1,078+ views
    Courier News ^ | Sean Ingram
    $1 million in marijuana confiscated By Sean Ingram Ever wondered what $1 million in marijuana looks like? Another week, another big marijuana bust on Interstate 40 for Troop J of the Arkansas State Police. This one, however, was the troop’s biggest bust of the year — 1,010 pounds of marijuana, according to a report authored by Cpl. George Summerlin. The marijuana — with an estimated street value of a little more than $1 million, according to Sgt. Kyle Drown — was discovered during a 2:40 p.m. Feb. 26 traffic stop conducted by Summerlin at the eastbound 55-mile marker on I-40....
  • Michael Vick's water bottle raises suspicion at Miami airport

    01/18/2007 10:43:46 AM PST · by JRios1968 · 28 replies · 699+ views
    Associated Press via USA Today | 01/18/2007
    MIAMI (AP) — Michael Vick reluctantly surrendered a water bottle to security at Miami International Airport that contained a residue "closely associated with marijuana." Police said Thursday that no charges immediately were filed. The 26-year-old Atlanta Falcons quarterback entered an airport concourse Wednesday morning with the 20-ounce bottle. He eventually handed it over and boarded his flight to Atlanta. But his initial reluctance to turn over the bottle aroused suspicion among airport security screeners, a police report said. Two Transportation Security Administration screeners recognized the 6-foot, 215-pound Vick. The bottle was found to have a hidden compartment that contained "a...
  • Alaska's liberal marijuana law up in smoke?

    04/12/2006 1:20:34 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 79 replies · 2,398+ views
    cnn ^ | 4-12-06
    Alaska's law on marijuana possession is considered the most liberal in the country -- but its governor wants to change that, saying pot has evolved into "a dangerous drug." Republican Gov. Frank Murkowski argues that recreational use of pot should no longer be protected by Alaskans' right to privacy. He's pressing the Legislature to restore criminal penalties for marijuana possession. Residents are now allowed to keep up to 4 ounces in their homes. The intent is to trigger a constitutional challenge and ultimately overturn the landmark Alaska Supreme Court decision that legalized the use of small amounts of marijuana. The...
  • U.S. Finds Highest, Lowest Marijuana Use (Boulder, CO & Boston, MA at top of list!)

    06/16/2005 5:33:59 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 53 replies · 1,530+ views
    AP/SF Chronicle ^ | 6/16/05 | KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press Writer
    Both college towns, Boston and Boulder, Colo., share another distinction: They lead the nation in marijuana use. Northwestern Iowa and southern Texas have the lowest use. For the first time, the government looked at the use of drugs, cigarettes, alcohol and various other substances, legal as well as illegal, by region rather than by state for a report Thursday. Regions could be as specific as Riverside, Calif., or as broad as all of the state of New York (minus New York City). Federal officials say the information will help states decide where they should spend money for treatment and prevention...
  • Cory Clark (former American Idle Contestant) has been detained by the transportation department

    06/04/2005 8:02:27 PM PDT · by kcvl · 25 replies · 1,070+ views
    Smelled marijuana on him, detained him for a little while and then gave him permission to continue his flight.
  • 420 Million Volts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    04/20/2005 2:00:53 PM PDT · by nig1908 · 82 replies · 1,412+ views
    my self! | 4 20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! | nig1908
    I dont know just about 4 20!!!