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Fri
09
Oct

Will Tech Investor Sean Parker Start Yet Another California Marijuana Legalization Initiative?

A couple of weeks after the 2014 Election, during which Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C. voted to legalize marijuana, all eyes turned to California. California is, and has always been, the ‘top prize’ for marijuana reform efforts. It’s estimated that almost half of the marijuana industry in America is located in California. Think about that for a minute. The marijuana industry is MASSIVE, and getting bigger everyday, and half of that industry is located in one state.

Fri
09
Oct

Feds: Raids upend illegal marijuana rings proliferating in Colorado

Colorado and federal agents have raided illegal marijuana operations across the state the past six weeks in a concerted effort to take out companies marketing marijuana to different parts of the country.

U.S. Attorney John Walsh's staff has filed numerous criminal charges in recent weeks against illegal operations that are secretly growing marijuana in Colorado for shipment across the country.

Fri
09
Oct

The other green belt

BY THE time police were called to look at “a few cannabis plants” in a wasteland in south-west London, the site played host to a forest five feet high and the area of a football pitch. Officers cordoned it off on September 25th, with what sounded almost like a touch of regret for the gardeners. “All their time, trouble and gardening skills”, said Sarah Henderson, a police constable, “will go unrewarded.”

It takes a lot for marijuana growers to attract police attention these days. In July four forces—Derbyshire, Dorset, Durham and Surrey—declared that they would henceforth respond only to tip-offs and “blatant” weed use. Many other forces have also scaled things down, albeit quietly, according to Steve Rolles of Transform, a drug-policy think-tank.

Fri
09
Oct

Drug dealer Laurence McAllister given £80,000 confiscation order

A horse dealer who tried to smuggle 25kg (55lb) of cannabis into Belfast has been given a confiscation order of £80,000.

Drugs with a street value of £750,000 were found in Laurence McAllister's horse box at Stranraer in April 2012.

McAllister, 59, from Kells, County Antrim, was heading back to Northern Ireland when officers at the Cairnryan ferry port discovered the haul.

He was jailed for five years and six months in October 2012.

The cannabis resin was found in four hessian sacks which were stored in the vehicle alongside two horses.

Fri
09
Oct

Two men jailed for 'sophisticated' cannabis farm set-up at house

Two men have been jailed for more than two years for running a cannabis farm at a home in Rugby.

Officers raided the property in Howkins Road, Brownsover, earlier this year and discovered a “sophisticated set-up” along with dried skunk-type cannabis with a potential street value of between £2,940 and £3,360.

Police also seized over £1,500 in cash from the house.

Grzegorz Klocek, 25, and Krzysztof Stanczyk, 33, were arrested and later charged with possession with intent to supply cannabis and production of cannabis.

Thu
08
Oct

Should cannabis be legalised? Group makes plea to Berkshire MPs

The question of legalising cannabis is due to be debated in the House of Commons, an open letter has been sent to all Berkshire MPs asking them to attend the debate and seriously consider the issue

An open letter asking for the legalisation of medicinal cannabis has been sent to all Berkshire MPs.

Jon Liebling, a medical cannabis patient and political director of the United Patients Alliance, has written the letter telling Berkshire MPs it is time to stop criminalising medical cannabis patients.

Mr Liebling's letter calls on all local MPs to attend the debate and support the views of an estimated one million medical cannabis users.

Thu
08
Oct

32 arrested in 6 recent illegal marijuana grow raids in Colorado

DENVER -- 20,000 marijuana plants, 700 pounds of dried weed and more than 30 guns, all found right out in the open.

“You see a group of people who are actually actively engaged, farming the marijuana. So that means there are tents, cookhouses. There are irrigation systems in place. There’s a lot of pesticides,” said United States Attorney for the District of Colorado John Walsh.

The busts started Aug. 19 and spanned the state of Colorado as listed below. Six of them took place through Thursday.

Pike National Forest, Aug. 19 in the Green Mountain Area in Jefferson County. Investigation is ongoing.

Thu
08
Oct

Poll: 74% Support For Marijuana Decriminalization In Texas

I always say that Texas is a tough place for marijuana reform. Unlike most other states that have voted to reform their marijuana laws, Texas does not have a citizens initiative process. In states like Oregon, where I live, citizens can gather a certain number of signatures, and put marijuana reform on the ballot. Texas does not provide its citizens that option.

Thu
08
Oct

Group pushes for medical cannabis legalization at Mason City forum

MASON CITY | An advocacy organization presented its case Wednesday night for what it says are potential benefits for legalization of medical cannabis.

Dr. Steven Jenison, the former head of the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program, spoke to about 25 people at the Mason City Public Library on Wednesday evening.

Iowans 4 Medical Cannabis organized the forum, one of three it is holding around the state this week.

Some who attended spoke of a years-long struggle to help their children through painful and chronic medical problems with what they considered potentially harmful medications.

"We have seen her suffer and suffer," said Jacqueline Loats, 46, who spoke of her now college-age daughter who has battled Crohn's disease since childhood.

Thu
08
Oct

Reformed Ganja Law Reaping Results, Says Justice Minister

Justice Minister, Senator Mark Golding says the reform of Jamaica’s ganja laws has already seen arrests reduced by about 1,000 per month.

He says the authorities expect that 15,000 fewer ganja-related cases will be before the courts each year.

Senator Golding says this will significantly lessen the number of young men who are introduced into Jamaica’s criminal justice system.

The amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act, came into force earlier this year, with the primary goal of reducing the arrest and incarceration of young people for minor ganja offences.

Possession of less than two ounces of ganja and smoking of the weed in public are now non-arrestable infractions for which a ticket may be issued.

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