Packers DT Letroy Guion arrested for felony marijuana
Category: News | Posted on Thu, February, 5th 2015 by THCFinder
Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion was arrested for felony marijuana possession and felony possession of a firearm in Starke, Fla., Tuesday night, Capt. Barry Warren confirmed to SI.com Wednesday.
The arrest was first reported by Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin.
Shortly after 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday, a police officer pulled Guion over after he failed to maintain a single lane, according to a press release from the department. As the officer approached Guion's truck, he smelled marijuana. A search of the vehicle yielded two gallon-sized bags of marijuana totaling 357 grams, a firearm and $190,028.81 in cash.
Guion was "extremely uncooperative and hostile" during the traffic stop, police said. Guion "rushed" toward the truck's passenger door and attempted to a remove a black bag from the passenger seat.
After placing Guion in handcuffs, the officer saw that the bag was partially unzipped and could see a marijuana-type substance inside. A chemical test confirmed that the substance was marijuana and Guion was placed under arrest.
Possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana is a felony in Florida, punishable by up to five years in prison. Possession of a firearm in commission of a felony "regardless of whether the use of a weapon is an element of the felony" carries a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison if convicted.
Guion, 27, just completed his first season with the Packers. He started all 16 games, recording 32 tackles and 3.5 sacks. Guion was a fifth-round pick by the Minnesota Vikings in 2008 and played there until 2013. He signed a one-year contract with Green Bay in March 2014.
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Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, February, 5th 2015 by THCFinder
U.S. Surgeon General Admits Marijuana Has Medical Value
Category: News | Posted on Thu, February, 5th 2015 by THCFinder
Marijuana is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance by the United States government. In order for marijuana to be classified as a Schedule I substance, that means that the federal government considers marijuana to have zero medical value. This of course is a slap in the face to science and logic, proven by the fact that the same federal government grows marijuana for medical reasons in Mississippi, supplies medical marijuana to four federal medical marijuana patients, and owns patents related to marijuana’s medical value. The hypocrisy increased even further this week when the United States Attorney General admitted in an interview that marijuana has medical value. Per the Huffington Post:
Dr. Vivek Murthy, the nation’s new surgeon general, says that marijuana “can be helpful” for some medical conditions, and wants science to dictate policy on the federally banned substance.
“We have some preliminary data that for certain medical conditions and symptoms, that marijuana can be helpful,” Murthy said during a Wednesday interview on “CBS This Morning” in response to a question about his stance on marijuana legalization.
While Murthy didn’t take the opportunity to endorse legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes, he did add that he believes U.S. marijuana policy should be driven by science and what it reveals about the efficacy of using the plant for medical purposes.
It is way beyond time for marijuana to be removed from the list of Schedule I controlled substances. There is no scientific or logical basis for such a classification. Marijuana is medicine. Marijuana needs to be researched to see how it can help patients, and while there is private research being conducted, rescheduling marijuana would open the flood gates to research, which is something that would benefit the medical community greatly.
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, February, 5th 2015 by THCFinder
NY's Medical Marijuana Plan Is A Joke
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, February, 5th 2015 by THCFinder
New York’s upcoming medical marijuana program will look nothing like California's, where “green cards” may be issued for everything from insomnia to headaches. Instead, as advocates argued on Tuesday at Hostos Community College in the Bronx, the highly restrictive program will allow medical marijuana for only “a handful” of New Yorkers with certain conditions, and even they may have trouble accessing the state’s few dispensaries.
At the forum Tuesday, organizers with Compassionate Care NY and advocacy groups like VOCAL-NY, Boom! Health, and the Drug Policy Alliance argued that New York’s medical marijuana program will be far too small to make a big difference in residents’ lives: Preliminary regulations include only 10 diagnoses in the list of patients’ qualifying conditions, and allow for only five organizations to open four dispensary sites each, creating a total of just 20 medical marijuana dispensaries to serve the entire state and its population of 20 million.
Governor Andrew Cuomo, who fought against the Compassionate Care Act and even threatened to veto it, has acted as a barrier to the more inclusive medical marijuana policy advocates would like. His resistance forced the Compassionate Care NY coalition to make the restrictive concessions they are now hoping the Department of Health commissioner may revise.
With a February 13th deadline for public input on regulations drafted to implement the Compassionate Care Act [PDF] approaching, advocates for legal medical marijuana access are hurrying to gather enough support to convince NY’s Department of Health commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker to broaden the scope of the state’s medical marijuana program, which should be functioning as early as January 2016.
One major concern is that smoking of the raw cannabis flower is not allowed—a provision so strict organizers said it occurs in only one of the 22 states that allow for medical marijuana. New York’s program also bans marijuana edibles, allowing for only oil “extracts” that may be vaporized, swallowed in a capsule, or absorbed in the mouth. Each organization may produce no more than five “brands” containing DoH-approved concentrations of cannabinoids like Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which activates marijuana’s psychoactive effect, and cannabidiol (CBD), which is considered to have more medical uses, like reduction of seizures in patients with life-threatening Dravet’s syndrome.
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NICK DIAZ TESTED POSITIVE FOR MARIJUANA IN UFC 183 POST-FIGHT DRUG TEST
Category: Celebrities | Posted on Wed, February, 4th 2015 by THCFinder
Nick Diaz tested positive for marijuana in a post-fight drug test following the UFC 183 main event, according to a report from Yahoo Sports.
Diaz tested over Nevada’s allowable limit of 150 ng/ML for marijuana metabolites, although the exact amount in the fighter’s system was not available as of this writing. It is the Stockton, Calif., native’s third failed test for marijuana in the state. Diaz lost to Anderson Silva via unanimous decision in the UFC 183 headliner at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this past Saturday.
Diaz also tested positive for marijuana following a win over Takanori Gomi at Pride Fighting Championships 33 on Feb. 24, 2007; the Nevada Athletic Commission would overturn that victory to a no contest. Diaz was suspended for six months and fined 20 percent of his purse.
Nearly five years later, the former Strikeforce champion again tested positive for marijuana following a unanimous decision loss to Carlos Condit at UFC 143 on Feb. 4, 2012. Diaz was later suspended for one year and fined 30 percent of his purse from the bout.
Diaz will likely have his license temporarily suspended and must appear before the commission before he can fight again. As a third-time offender in Nevada, Diaz could face an even more stern punishment this time around. The NAC’s next meeting is scheduled for Feb. 17.
The UFC later released the following statement on Diaz’s positive test:
"The UFC has been notified by the Nevada State Athletic Commission that Nick Diaz has tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 183 on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas, Nev. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by our athletes. As a result of his positive test, Diaz has been informed that he has violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC. The UFC organization will fully respect the Commission’s final decision relating to Diaz at a disciplinary hearing set for February 17."
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