Marijuana Politics

Synonyms: 
congress
senate
police
obama
rand paul
political
Sun
26
Jul

Ireland: Gardaí seize cannabis and prescription drugs

In an intelligence led operation targeting the activities of an organised criminal gang, Gardaí stopped a truck and a car at St Margaret's Road in Finglas shortly before 7pm on Saturday night.

One hundred kilograms of Cannabis resin, with a street value of €600,000, and over 40,000 prescription drugs were discovered and seized.

The value of the prescription drugs is hard to determine before testing is carried out.

Two men, in their 30s, were arrested and detained under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act, 1996 at Finglas Garda Station.

The men can be held for up to seven days before charges are made.

Sun
26
Jul

130000 sign petition for Marijuana legalization in UK

A petition for the full legalization of marijuana in the UK has gathered more than 130,000 signatures in just four days, which means that the lawmakers must now consider debating it in Parliament or at least officially respond to the query.

LHVnews, (RT)- The electronic petition, created by James Richard Owen, calls for the legalization of the production, sale and use of cannabis and currently has close to 135,000 signatures since being launched on Tuesday.

Sun
26
Jul

Lebowski Fest Founder Arrested After Allegedly Smoking Marijuana At Bowling Alley - TV Newsroom

According to The Courier Journal, Louisville local Will Russell was arrested at the Executive Strike & Spare bowling alley for possession of marijuana.

In what could be the plot of a Coen Brothers movie, the founder of Lebowski Fest, an annual party to celebrate the 1998 stoner-bowling movie, was arrested on Saturday… at Lebowski Fest. As the 14th yearly gathering of Dudes and Jesuses and Walters screaming about the rules commenced, the founder of the fest was arrested in the most Lebowski way ever.

Sat
25
Jul

Milton joins list backing medical marijuana

Milton Borough has become the third Valley municipality to support medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.

Borough Council voted 8-2 last week to urge state House members to vote in favor of state Senate Bill 3, which would legalize medical marijuana in the state. Council Vice President Linda Meckley and Councilman Charles Swartz voted no.

Neither Meckley nor Swartz could be reached for comment.

Selinsgrove Borough Council voted 4-3 earlier this month to endorse the bill adopted May 22 by the state Senate and sent on to the state House. The Danville Borough Council later voted 5-3 to not consider it. On Tuesday night, Lewisburg Borough Council voted 6-1 in support of the proposal.

Sat
25
Jul

Marijuana: This is How Presidential Hopeful Scott Walker Wants to Tackle the Issue

If he were elected president, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says he would enforce the federal law that bans the use and sale of marijuana, which includes enforcing it in the states which have legalized it.

During a radio interview with KTRS 550 on Wednesday, Walker said he believes the legalization of marijuana is a states’ rights issue, but if there is a federal law that makes its use and sale illegal, then that law must be enforced:

Sat
25
Jul

RCMP locate more than 1,250 wild marijuana plants - Local - The Guardian

Members of the Prince District JFO Drug Unit located more than 1,250 marijuana plants Friday after receiving a tip from the public.

TRAVELLERS REST – One of the largest marijuana seizures ever in P.E.I. occurred this week, although  no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Members of the Prince District JFO Drug Unit located more than 1,250 marijuana plants on  Friday after receiving a tip from the public.

The plants were located in a farm field and were interspersed with the actual crop.

Police said they believe the plants likely originated from a crop of marijuana being planted in the general area of the field at some time in the past and went to seed.

Sat
25
Jul

Marie Holmes' Marijuana Bust: $188 Million Lottery Winner Charged With Drug Possession

Marie Holmes made national news when the unemployed mother of four won $188 million in the Powerball Jackpot. But now Holmes is topping headlines for a different reason — the 26-year-old was recently cited for possession of marijuana.

According to a report from Fox 8, sheriff deputies cited Marie Holmes with possession of marijuana on Thursday. The citation revealed that Holmes had a half ounce or less of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at her home.

Sat
25
Jul

Australian gets 1-year sentence for smoking marijuana

The Denpasar District Court sentenced on Thursday Australian national Nicholas James Langan and his Indonesian friend Hanung Pekik Hermantoro to a one-year term of imprisonment for smoking marijuana. The sentence was lighter than the four-year prison term demanded by the prosecutor.

Both Langan and Hermanto were arrested on Batu Bolong beach in North Kuta in late January as they shared a marijuana joint. Police seized a used marijuana joint weighing 0.1 grams and 0.86 grams of marijuana wrapped in brown paper.

The court found them guilty of violating Article 127 of Law No. 35/2009 on narcotics.

Sat
25
Jul

Support. Don’t Punish: Addressing the links between drugs and human rights

Over the past few months, Indonesia made the headlines with the series of executions of people condemned for drug trafficking offences.  This has sparked much discussion around the world, with many activists and policy makers alike considering the use of capital punishment as a gross human rights violation, necessitating an urgent reform of national laws.

Sat
25
Jul

This Marijuana Study Could Be Just the Spark That Pot Stocks Need

Whether you realize it or not, the perception of marijuana is changing at an extremely rapid pace.

The drug, which is still classified as schedule 1 by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, meaning it is illicit and has no medically beneficial qualities, has gained both the public's favor and that of quite a few legislators. As it now stands, 23 states plus Washington, D.C., have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes ranging from glaucoma to terminal cancers. In addition, four states (Alaska, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington), along with Washington, D.C., have legalized the recreational use of the drug.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Marijuana Politics