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Synthetic marijuana sales barred in New York

March 30th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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The state Department of Health issued an order Thursday banning the sale of synthetic marijuana. Sold under brand names such as “Spice,” and “Twisted Dreams,” it’s been the subject of growing concern among politicians, law enforcement and health officials. Pennsylvania banned it last year, and New Jersey did about a month ago. Read more

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Lab Offers Rapid Synthetic Marijuana Test

March 26th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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The controversial synthetic marijuana known as Spice has been banned in California since the beginning of the year, but according to local drug safety advocates, it’s still easy to get.
Up until recently, there were not many tools available for parents or employers to get quick answers about synthetic marijuana abuse from kids or employees. Now, a local company said it has exclusive rights to a rapid test that can detect the drug. Ream more »

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Bay Village police uncover marijuana growing operation

March 23rd, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Bay Village police and the Westshore Enforcement Bureau Narcotics Task Force uncovered a significant marijuana growing operation in the city.
Officers obtained a warrant and searched an Osborn Road house Feb. 28, according to police. They found 135 marijuana plants growing inside. The plants were about 6-feet tall and each had a value of about $1,000, according to police. Ream more »

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Three law experts debate prohibiting marijuana use

March 21st, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Since Alex Bradley was mugged in summer 2011, he has been in severe pain from a shoulder injury. After undergoing surgery, the international relations senior was prescribed a variety of pain medications, but he has found the side effects nearly unbearable. Now, Bradley is considering an alternative — a medical marijuana card.

Bradley joined about 60 people last night in the Wilson Hall auditorium to listen to three marijuana law experts debate government laws prohibiting marijuana.
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DanversCares stands up against marijuana use

March 12th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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The DanversCares prevention coalition has issued a position statement in response to proposed bills that would legalize marijuana or make it available for medical use.

The statement opposes “any policy or initiative that directly or indirectly promotes marijuana use among youths.”

DanversCares represents school officials, police, businesspeople and residents who meet monthly and seek to educate the public on ways to cut down on teen drug and alcohol use and other risky behaviors.
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El Centro marijuana ordinance to be amended

March 5th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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The city’s medical marijuana ordinance has been in limbo for much of its lifespan, but after Tuesday’s El Centro City Council decision, there may be time frames attached.

An ordinance allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in the city was approved in June. But in October the ordinance was placed “on hold” following a court of appeals decision that struck down a similar ordinance in the city of Long Beach.
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Decriminalization of marijuana is a bad idea

March 2nd, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Next week, the N.H. House of Representatives will be voting on HB 1526, a bill that would make possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana a violation instead of a misdemeanor. In other words, marijuana possession would be treated like a speeding ticket versus a criminal arrest.

This is a bad idea for New Hampshire. Contrary to popular belief, marijuana is an addictive substance. The reality is that marijuana is now twice as potent as it was just 15 years ago. Marijuana is addictive. Kids are particularly at risk for addiction. Ream more »

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Store owner plans to fight synthetic marijuana consequences

February 29th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Last week Alcohol and Tobacco Control announced it will suspend liquor and tobacco licenses for businesses caught selling synthetics.

ATC Commissioner Troy Hebert told News 2 he believes hitting businesses where it hurts most may be the break law enforcement across the state needs to shut these sales down.

“Fines are going to be one thing, and even jail time for some of them, but when you take away their bread and butter, which is going to be alcohol and tobacco sales, I think that should send a strong message,” Hebert said. Ream more »

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Marijuana Plants Found While Fighting Attic Fire

February 27th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Denver firefighters said they found marijuana plants as they were putting out an early morning house fire Sunday.
Fire crews arrived at around 2:30 a.m. to extinguish a fire in the attic of the home near the intersection of Stuart Street and 5th Avenue.
Most of the fire damage was confined to the attic. Other parts of the home suffered smoke damage.
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Traffic stop leads to big synthetic marijuana bust

February 13th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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A big bust of synthetic marijuana at three south side gas stations and the home of a suspected supplier this month is one of Milwaukee’s first court cases against alleged sellers and manufacturers of the designer drug, authorities say.

Federal officials say the fake pot has become prevalent in the Milwaukee area and nationwide over the past few years, but they say they are not aware of any successful prosecution locally yet because the drug is so new.
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