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Nashville mom testifies in marijuana trial

October 30th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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A Nashville mother of two testified Monday in a federal drug conspiracy case against three men that she was a major supplier to them of about 400 pounds of marijuana a month.

Kejuana McCutcheon said she received boxes containing 20-25 pounds of marijuana, up to about 400 pounds a month, which she sold for more than $300,000 a month.
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No charges laid against pot-smoking teens

October 24th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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No charges were laid against a group of teens caught smoking marijuana on October 3. At 11:32 a.m. a West Parry Sound OPP officer, parked in a marked police cruiser in the Mac’s convenience store adjacent to Parry Sound High School saw a group of youths standing beside the building with a thick cloud of smoke around them. Ream more »

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Marijuana plants found on Pleasant Street in Wakeman

October 24th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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A marijuana grow operation was discovered in a Pleasant Street house when police were following up Monday on a domestic disturbance on Sunday, according to Wakeman police.

Police received information that there could be drug use at a residence on the 20 block of Pleasant Street. Police met with the homeowner and victim of domestic violence from Sunday. Ream more »

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Opinion: Sacramento’s Marijuana Problem

October 19th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Old habits die hard. In 1996, a majority of California voters approved Prop. 215, which legalized the medicinal use of marijuana. Culturally, the state turned a corner. Among other things, citizens could now turn to a health care alternative they could grow on their own property. Medical marijuana users were no longer to be treated as criminals. But fourteen years later, some people still don’t get it.
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Marijuana policy reform: three states could legalize its usage

October 18th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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After the defeat of Proposition 19 in California two years ago, the stage has been set for three more measures in other states with the power to legalize marijuana for recreational usage. With voters showing increasingly higher support rates for marijuana-positive policy and officials of all levels backing reform, Washington, Oregon and Colorado, all states with previously establish marijuana programs, will allow voters to decide the legal status of the plant this November.
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Sales of synethetic marijuana ‘astonishing’

October 16th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Police are investigating a local convenience store where they said they seized more than $2,500 of synthetic marijuana during a search last week.

The probe into the alleged sale of controlled drugs at the Convenient Grocer began in September after officers encountered students around high school age buying and using containers of green vegetative matter allegedly being sold and marketed as “Aloha” at the store, police said in a statement. Ream more »

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Facebook protest forces removal of Portland anti-marijuana billboard

October 12th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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At the corner of 122nd and Division in Portland, Oregon, there is a billboard depicting a ragged drug addict which reads “What is good about marijuana? Nothing.”

The photo paints a bleak picture, at best, pointing out the potential horror of using marijuana. The problem seems to be the authenticity of the photograph, which has been discovered to be a manipulated stock photograph of a meth addict.
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The real world impacts of marijuana prohibition

October 5th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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The marijuana legalization initiative on November’s ballot in Colorado, Amendment 64, is currently ahead in the polls. Opponents of this initiative have been on the attack in recent weeks claiming the initiative is bad for young people in Colorado. Contrary to arguments by the defenders of the status quo, current marijuana policy in Colorado fails young people and is indefensible.
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