Teen busted mailing marijuana from California to Missouri

OVERLAND, MO (KTVI) – Every day, more than 9 million packages are shipped through FedEx. That’s a lot for workers to sift through, as they keep an eye out for prohibited items. But sometimes, one package stands out. Like a small freezer that arrived at the Overland FedEx terminal from California.

“They could tell it smelled like marijuana almost immediately,” says Overland Police Chief Mike Laws. FedEx employees called police immediately.

Officers discovered about 4,400 grams, or about 10 pounds, of high-grade marijuana, stuffed into 12 plastic bags, stacked inside the freezer.

Police say 19 year-old Zachary Haferkamp sent this package to himself from Redding, California. The Hillsboro resident was taken into custody at the FedEx in Fenton.


City Council candidates weigh in on whether Columbia's marijuana ordinances should be changed

COLUMBIA — Candidates for three seats on the Columbia City Council in the April 7 election responded in writing to 10 Missourian questions about city government issues. Here is the question the Missourian asked about the city's marijuana ordinances. Responses appear in the order the candidates will appear on the ballot.

Do you believe the city of Columbia should amend its ordinances regarding the cultivation and/or possession of marijuana? If so, how?



Four Marijuana Bills Advance In Missouri General Assembly

On Wednesday, Missouri legislative committees approved four separate cannabis law reform bills. We already wrote to you about HB 978, which would free Jeff Mizanskey, who is serving life without parole for a non-violent cannabis offense, and was approved by the House Corrections Committee on Wednesday morning. As the day progressed, so did three other pro-reform bills.


Missouri Awards Hemp Cultivation Licenses

March 2, 2015

Missouri has joined the growing number of states legalizing CBD-based medicines.

The state awarded cultivation and production licenses for hemp to two companies, Noah’s Arc Foundation and BeLEAF Corporation. Mitch Meyers, the head of BeLEAF, also has plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary near Chicago, according to a Missouri TV station.


Missouri Senator Introduces Marijuana Legalization Bill

Missouri is high on my list of states that could legalize marijuana by the end of 2016. Missouri has the strongest campaign team I have ever seen (Show-Me Cannabis), and I always say that if they can legalize in Missouri, they will prove that any state can do the same. Unlike Western and Northeastern states, where views towards cannabis are generally more liberal, Missouri is in the heart of America where reefer madness is much more prevalent.


Two Non-Profits Licensed to Produce Hemp Oil in Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri will soon begin to sell hemp oil. This week, the State Department of Agriculture granted licenses to two nonprofits to produce cannabis plants for hemp extract. 

In July of last year, Governor Jay Nixon signed into law the Missouri Medical Marijuana Bill that would allow people with severe seizures to use hemp oil as a medical treatment.

BeLeaf Corporation and Noah's Arc Foundation, both based near St. Louis, were selected to produce hemp oil for the state. 

Five-year-old Zayden Rayl suffers from a genetic condition that causes his body to endure multiple seizures every day. One of those seizures is called the grand mal, also known as the tonic-clonic.


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