AZ Court: Marijuana smell not enough for search warrant

PHOENIX — The smell of marijuana is no longer enough in Arizona for police to get a warrant and come busting down the door, the state Court of Appeals has ruled.

In a split decision, the judges acknowledged that the odor of the plant, whether fresh or freshly smoked, was enough to provide police with probable cause that a crime was taking place. And that provided the basis to go to a judge to seek permission to enter where the smell was coming from.

But Judge Peter Eckerstrom, writing for the majority, said that changed in 2010 when voters approved the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act.


All-cash marijuana businesses push for change in banking law

At the Cannabis Club Collective in Tacoma, Wash., Brian Caldwell has installed a top-of-the-line alarm system, motion sensors and a safe, hoping to protect the cash he collects from the 200-plus customers who buy marijuana at his store on an average day.

“We pretty much had to make a bank within our walls,” he said.

And at Auntie Dolores, a marijuana edibles shop in Oakland, Calif., Julianna Carella uses pouches to bag up her cash at the end of the day, then sticks it in her trunk, feeling nervous as she drives away.

“It’s actually a huge headache to have to deal with all that cash. . . . It’s horrible,” she said.


Olympia vets want their ailing comrades to switch from pharmaceuticals to pot

Andrew Collins no longer has a cocktail of 17 prescriptions coursing through his body.

The Army combat veteran stared death in the face while serving two tours of Iraq in the 2000s. He now battles post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of his wartime experiences.

The Olympia veteran has tried medications, meditation and hypnosis while adapting to the stresses of life in the civilian world. But more than any other treatment, Collins says marijuana has helped him cope with the psychological trauma he carries around — trauma that at times has filled his head with aggression and suicidal thoughts.

“I smoke a joint and the thoughts are gone,” said Collins, 30.


New Study Shows CBD Can Help Treat Asthma

Early research suggests that CBD, a substance naturally found in marijuana, is an effective treatment for minimizing the inflammation experienced by asthma sufferers.

The research study found that the studied rats treated with CBD experienced a reduction in two types of cytokines, known as Tp and Th2. In addition to showing that CBD treatment was effective in reducing cytokine levels, the study also suggests that CBD may influence a reduction in the major stimuli of mucus hyper-secretion, another prominent symptom experienced by those with asthma.


My Step-Brother Has Taken My Daughter and Kansas Is Helping Him Keep Her


Ellis County, Kansas (TFC– Ellis County, Kansas Helps City of Hays Police Officer Facilitate Kidnapping of Young Girl from Her Arizona Mother.




“The most important part of my life is my daughter. All I have ever wanted is to make sure she has a good life, good lessons,  access to the world as she needs and wants and to be there for her as long as possible”.IMG_9447


12 States Most Likely to Legalize Marijuana Next

Washington State, Washington, D.C. and Colorado have blazed the trail for ending prohibition.

Through legal means these areas have adopted the recreational use of marijuana, freed the market for patients, opened the flood gates for entrepreneurs, and tax revenue for the states and districts. Based on research we have complied a list of states that will be vying for ending prohibition and legalization. With an election coming in 2016 all of these states on the list are going to have a measure on the ballot regarding marijuana. These are exciting times, friends. If you live in one of these states, be on the look out in November 2016 to vote for the right thing for our country. Enjoy.


1. California


American Green Executes Acquisition Agreement With TrackX -- a Global Leader in Cloud-Based Physical Asset Management

TEMPE, AZ--(Marketwired - Jun 29, 2015) - American Green, Inc. (OTC PINK: ERBB) is very pleased to announce today that it has executed an acquisition agreement with TrackX, LLC( TrackX, a Denver-based company, is one of the country's leading providers of complete Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking and cloud-based physical asset management systems. TrackX owns and maintains process patents and services designed to cater to numerous nationally recognized customers. American Green believes that TrackX is positioned to be the premiere RFID-enabled asset tracking and supply chain solutions provider globally.


Havasu man cited for marijuana, drug paraphernalia possession

Police cited and released a Lake Havasu City man Friday for keeping marijuana in a jar after he was contacted in a fight.

Police said Ruben Kervanian was cited for the marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia for the rolling paper inside of the jar.

After police investigated a potential fight, they discovered the jar and Kervanian claimed ownership. He told police he did not have a medical marijuana card because but uses it for medicinal purposes and hasn’t obtained a card because the marijuana issued at the dispensary is not strong enough.


State Health Agency has No Evidence That Marijuana Killed Anyone

After five years of legal medical-marijuana in Arizona, health department officials say this week they have no evidence that marijuana has been the cause of any death in the state.

Nor can the same officials present to the public any supporting evidence behind a 2013 study that claims the deaths of 62 kids were "associated" with marijuana.

The study was brought into prominence this week after anti-legalization activist Sheila Polk, the four-term Yavapai County Attorney, used it to prop up her point that marijuana is dangerous.

"Safe pot? Tell that to the 62 kids who died," reads the headline on Polk's widely-published June 15 op-ed.


Industry Experts Launch Premier Online Radio Network for Cannabis Industry

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- announces the launch of the Internet’s premier radio network committed to delivering insightful, educational and compelling cannabis content.


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