• Legalizing Cannabis Is The Answer To Vaping Concerns

    Legalizing Cannabis Is The Answer To Vaping Concerns

    A series of vape-related illnesses and deaths have caused states like Massachusetts to ban the sale of vape pens, which will cause people to return to the illicit market, where the harmful vape products are believed to have originated. GETTY Over the past few months the media has been awash with reports of people getting sick
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  • This DEA Cannabis Announcement Will Floor You

    This DEA Cannabis Announcement Will Floor You

    t’s very possible that legal cannabis could be one of the fastest growing industries between now and 2030. Pretty much every analyst covering the weed industry has called for a compound growth rate in the double digits, which is a big reason behind the steady rise in pot stocks since 2016. Yet it’s also a highly
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  • Work, investment in cannabis industry shouldn’t affect travel to U.S., lawyer says

    Work, investment in cannabis industry shouldn’t affect travel to U.S., lawyer says

    People who engage in legal cannabis activities in Canada when pot becomes legal next month should not have to fear to cross the border into the United States says U.S. immigration lawyer Julie Kruger. Kruger was responding to a warning from a top official at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency that anyone showing
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  • Denver officials trying to shut down about 60 marijuana growing co-ops

    Denver officials trying to shut down about 60 marijuana growing co-ops

    DENVER – Denver officials may shut down dozens of pot-growing collectives scattered across the city. Officials say they’re trying to shut down about 60 collective growing operations. The collectives are advertised as places to grow pot for people who can’t or don’t want to grow them at home. Many are not permitted by landlords or
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  • Legal Marijuana Triggers Unexpected Windfall

    Legal Marijuana Triggers Unexpected Windfall

    When marijuana was illegal across the entire United States, the pot business in Mexico was fantastically profitable. It brought a ton of American dollars into the country for nearly five decades. Now that growing cannabis is legal in parts of the United States, however – and consumers can now simply visit a local dispensary to
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  • Colorado’s unregulated marijuana grow sites persist despite legal green rush

    Colorado’s unregulated marijuana grow sites persist despite legal green rush

    A short drive from the “green rush” of Denver’s legal marijuana boom, national forest police have been staking out a suspected cannabis plantation hidden deep in the woods that is anything but legitimate. Using aerial reconnaissance and tracking devices attached to resupply trucks, federal special agents were trying to locate the latest gang of armed
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  • U.S. Says Legal Marijuana Growers Can’t Use Federal Irrigation Water

    U.S. Says Legal Marijuana Growers Can’t Use Federal Irrigation Water

    Marijuana growers operating legally in Colorado and Washington state took another hit from the federal government on Tuesday when the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced that pot growers are (still) not allowed to use federal irrigation waters. Since 1902, the bureau has been charged with maintaining dams, power plants and canals in the 17 “western states” — from North
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  • Denver police citing one person per day for public marijuana use

    Denver police citing one person per day for public marijuana use

    Since the start of legal recreational marijuana sales, Denver police have cited about one person per day for public pot smoking, the city’s police chief said Monday. Chief Robert White told members of a City Council committee that officers issued nine citations for public marijuana consumption between Jan. 1 and Saturday. White said there have
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  • California Marijuana Cultivation Ban Is Being Challenged

    California Marijuana Cultivation Ban Is Being Challenged

    This is Colorado’s week in the sun (or, if you’re standing in line to buy legal adult-use weed in Denver, snow) and rightly so.   While history is being made in the Rockies, back here in California we’re sort of stuck in Prohibition. Here, local governments are still allowed to say, “No thanks” to medical
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  • Wyoming Highway Patrol issues warning about Colorado-purchased marijuana

    Wyoming Highway Patrol issues warning about Colorado-purchased marijuana

    The Wyoming Highway Patrol issued a warning Thursday not to bring Colorado purchased marijuana into the state. The patrol issued a news release with the words in the email’s subject in all caps: Do not bring your Colorado purchased marijuana into Wyoming. Wednesday was the first day Colorado allowed the purchase of recreational marijuana. The
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  • Justin Bieber ‘detained’ in Australia after drugs bust

    Justin Bieber ‘detained’ in Australia after drugs bust

    We were over the moon to hear about Justin Bieber’s recent do-gooding in Australia. But it looks like the 19-year-old can’t behave himself for long, as reports have surfaced that the Canadian teen has been detained in Australia by customs officials after one of his entourage was caught carrying drugs. Bieber – back to the
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  • Gulf Cartel Boss Arrested in Southeast Mexico

    Gulf Cartel Boss Arrested in Southeast Mexico

    CANCUN, Mexico – The suspected leader of the Gulf cartel in the resort cities of Cancun and Playa del Carmen was arrested by police and Mexican army troops, the Quintana Roo state Attorney General’s Office said Thursday. Jose Roberto Diaz Cornelio was captured Wednesday in Merida and taken to Cancun, Quintana Roo Attorney General Gaspar
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  • Marc Emery’s Prison Blog About Toking With Justin Trudeau

    Marc Emery’s Prison Blog About Toking With Justin Trudeau

    This prison blog is in response to the recent media coverage of Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau and his comments about smoking pot with Marc Emery (see links at bottom of post). The following is Marc’s clarification about what really happened. Back in summer 2009 I was going across Canada on a “Farewell
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  • Michigan Medical Marijuana Patients & Caregivers Surrender to Feds

    Michigan Medical Marijuana Patients & Caregivers Surrender to Feds

    DETROIT, MI — Several Michigan medical marijuana patients and caregivers are expected to surrender to federal authorities this week to serve out lengthy prison terms, after being convicted in federal court without any opportunity to defend themselves on medical necessity or state law grounds. Some defendants went to trial while others pleaded guilty when they
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  • Dubai drugs: mother ‘ecstatic’ as British man gets four years in jail

    Dubai drugs: mother ‘ecstatic’ as British man gets four years in jail

    The mother of a British man who claims to have been tortured by police in Dubai said today she was “ecstatic” he had received only a four-year jail sentence for cannabis possession. Tracy Cameron said she believed her son Grant, 25, would be home by the end of the year and could be pardoned within
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  • Man jailed for 10 years over €240,000 of cannabis

    Man jailed for 10 years over €240,000 of cannabis

    Man jailed for 10 years over €240,000 of cannabis Denis Flynn had denied having 20kg of cannabis for sale or supply at Harringtons Square, Dillons Cross in Cork on December 22nd, 2011. A 44-year-old man has been jailed for 10 years after he was convicted by a jury of possessing €240,000 worth of drugs at
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  • Exclusive: New Discovery Channel series ‘Pot Cops’ chronicles marijuana crackdown

    Exclusive: New Discovery Channel series ‘Pot Cops’ chronicles marijuana crackdown

    A scene from the new Discovery Channel show “Pot Cops.” (Handout) When one thinks of California, images of gunfire, booby traps and deadly cartels don’t usually come to mind. However, the Discovery Channel is aiming to expose the state’s dark side in the new series “Pot Cops,” which follows a drug enforcement unit in Humboldt County,
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  • US federal prison population soars

    US federal prison population soars

    The number of federal prisoners has ballooned from 25,000 inmates in 1980 to 219,000 today, according to a new Congressional Research report. That’s a jump of almost 790 percent.   Think Progress notes that the report blames a sharp increase of “draconian mandatory minimum sentences, the elimination of parole for any federal crime committed after
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  • Marijuana Dispensaries See Hope in California Supreme Court Move on Pack Case

    Marijuana Dispensaries See Hope in California Supreme Court Move on Pack Case

    The California Supreme Court this week threw out a court case that was part of the legal rationale for banning medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles and Long Beach. The court held that Pack v Long Beach is moot. So does that mean L.A.’s pot shop ban, which takes effect Sept. 6, is dead? Not so fast. While medical
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  • Drought makes green marijuana crops more visible for police

    Drought makes green marijuana crops more visible for police

    Courtesy Indiana State Police A police photo of marijuana planted in between corn in Harrison County, Ind. The drought across the Midwest is allowing police to easier sight green marijuana crop from the air, next to browning, dry corn. Police in Indiana say they’re finding an unexpected benefit to the drought baking the American Midwest:
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