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Fri
20
Aug

Man allegedly tries to smuggle 145kg of cannabis across border

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A man has been charged after allegedly attempting to smuggle over $1,000,000 worth of cannabis across the New South Wales – Queensland border.
 
Police allege the man attempted to cross the border into Queensland on Thursday night for the second time that day at the Griffith Street, Coolangatta checkpoint.
 
He told officers he was transporting goods in the Mercedes Sprinter van and had travelled from South Australia, but could not provide a valid permit.
 
A man has been charged after attempting to smuggle over $1,000,000 worth of cannabis across the New South Wales – Queensland border. (New South Wales Police)
Fri
20
Aug

Consumption Lounges on the Horizon for Nevada

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Plan a trip to Las Vegas for 2022, because cannabis consumption lounges will finally become a reality in Nevada.

By the middle of next year, Nevada is poised to offer a new type of venue to get high.

State lawmakers on Wednesday approved funding for the Nevada Cannabis Compliance Board to oversee so-called “cannabis consumption lounges” there.

Fri
20
Aug

Cannabis website seeks 'specialists' to get high and get paid

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Cannabis-centred website Flower and Freedom has announced plans to hire three “Cannabis Effects Specialists."

Do you want to make US$1,500 ($1,918) and smoke free weed for a month?

Cannabis-centred website Flower and Freedom has announced plans to hire three “Cannabis Effects Specialists,” per a report from Newsweek, promising that they “will pay you to take cannabis!”

Fri
20
Aug

Legal Marijuana Shops Are Taking on the Black Market

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After years of advocating for stronger policing of the illegal cannabis industry, some local legal cannabis operators are taking matters into their own hands. (Photo by Megan Wood)

On July 6, the dispensary chain March & Ash filed a lawsuit against former San Diego County Sheriff’s Capt. Marco Garmo and a long list of alleged co-conspirators. The lawsuit alleges violations of anti-racketeering, false advertising and unfair competition laws. One of the defendants is a local media outlet that regularly runs advertisements for illegal dispensaries.

Fri
20
Aug

Father arrested after 3-year-old sent to school with marijuana in her lunch box

 

GLASTONBURY, Conn. — A local father is under arrest after marijuana was found in his daughter’s lunch box at school.

Andre Christopher Lefrancois, 30, of Glastonbury was arrested Tuesday.
 

Back on June 10, a local daycare reported to Glastonbury Police Department Lefrancois’ 3-year-old daughter was sent to school with marijuana in her lunch box.

Lefrancois was found in East Haven and transported to GPD for processing. He is charged with risk of injury to a child and is being held on a non-surety bond of $5,000.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Manchester on Sept. 15.

Fri
20
Aug

County police issue advisory over marijuana laced with fentanyl

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Concerns over a potentially dangerous blend of marijuana laced with the powerful narcotic fentanyl has prompted Glynn County Police to urge local pot smokers to destroy their stash.

County police narcotics officers report operations this week “have resulted in seizures of cannabis/marijuana laced with the highly addictive opioid Fentanyl,” the department said in a public health advisory issued Thursday afternoon. Fentanyl often contributes to drug overdoses when dealers lace it into other street drugs, typically heroin.

Thu
19
Aug

Swedish Musician Tove Lo Unveils New Cannabis Beverage

Tove Lo's new cannabis beverage

Swedish musician Tove Lo just came out with a new cannabis beverage, and we’re here for the high energy vibe. (image courtesy of Cann)

Swedish musician and cannabis aficionado Tove Lo announced her partnership with a cannabis beverage company to make an infused drink called Passion Peach Mate.

Thu
19
Aug

Marijuana delivery starts in Denver Thursday with a soft launch

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The Strawberry Fields dispensary in Denver plans to kick off a soft launch of its marijuana delivery services on Thursday, alongside transporter business DOOBBA. 

 

The dispensary plans to officially start delivery on Monday.

“We are super excited to be the first in Denver. We are ready to crush it and make it our own and hopefully lead by example for others that follow,” Strawberry Fields COO Faline Vanlandschoot said. 

This summer, marijuana delivery became legal in Denver. So far, a total of six dispensaries or medical marijuana facilities have been licensed, according to city data.  

Wed
18
Aug

Gallup Poll Finds Almost Half Of US Adults Have Tried Marijuana

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Gallup found that almost half of the adults in the US have tried cannabis at some point in their lives.

Almost half of adults in the United States said they have tried marijuana, according to the results of a new Gallup Poll released on Tuesday. At 49 percent, the figure is the highest that Gallup has recorded in its more than 50 years of asking Americans about their cannabis use. 

Wed
18
Aug

Hopewell Township will temporarily prohibit recreational cannabis

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Hopewell Township is prohibiting all six cannabis business class licenses – for now.

Members of the Township Committee adopted an ordinance prohibiting any cannabis class business from operating in the township during a virtual meeting held Aug. 16. The ordinance’s adoption is before the state deadline for municipalities to opt in or opt out of recreational cannabis.

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