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Full Court Press against marijuana growing

Category: News | Posted on Mon, December, 6th 2010 by THCFinder

That's what Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman is orchestrating on the Mendocino National Forest --- which is odd, if you think about it. Shouldn't that be the feds' job?

The effort aims to include Tehama and Trinity counties --- where the Mendo's northernmost reaches sprawl. Here's the Lake County Record-Bee's report:

UKIAH -- Mendocino County Sheriff-Coroner Tom Allman introduced the plan for a six-county, multi-agency operation to eliminate marijuana growth in the Mendocino National Forest publicly for the first time Thursday during a two-day symposium in Ukiah.

The operation, which will be called "Operation Full Court Press," will coordinate the efforts of the six affected counties (Lake, Mendocino, Trinity, Tehama, Colusa and Glenn) with state and federal agencies to reclaim the public lands, Allman said.

"We're not going into this without partners," Allman said Thursday to more than 50 symposium guests at the Hampton Inn Ukiah. "This program is going to be highly successful."

The operation would include coordinated intelligence gathering, organized eradication and reclamation of the federal lands from illegal growers of marijuana, Allman said.


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AP Enterprise Ariz Preps For Pot Shop Green Rush

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, December, 6th 2010 by THCFinder

One potential pot shop in Arizona would teach customers how to cook marijuana into treats like cookies and "potcorn." Another envisions offering massages, yoga classes, and marijuana meals to go, while a third wants a simple pharmacy-like shop next to an AIDS treatment centre. That's just the beginning. Now that Arizona voters have narrowly approved a ballot measure legalizing medical marijuana, state officials are preparing for a green rush of sorts. They expect to be inundated with up to thousands of applications from would-be marijuana dispensaries, and with only 124 spots approved state wide, the majority will have to be turned away.

 

 

"Most other states, you hang out a shingle and you're a dispensary," said Will Humble, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. "I want to avoid those kinds of abuses." Arizona's medical marijuana measure won by just 4,341 votes this month of more than 1.67 million ballots counted, making the state the 15th to approve a medical marijuana law. Arizona officials are hoping to avoid the problems they perceive in other states, including California, where patients are reported receiving a pot recommendation from a doctor for having a headache.


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Spanish Cannabis Club May Have A Hard Future

Category: News | Posted on Sun, December, 5th 2010 by THCFinder

A Spanish club that allows members to smoke marijuana joints has opened in Madrid, but its future is uncertain due to imminent anti-smoking laws. The Private Cannabis Club opened last month within a Madrid bar and restaurant and is run by an association that argues it is within the bounds of a law that allows consumption of cannabis if it is in private.

 

 

 

“We do not allow the public in, it is strictly a private association so we only allow in members,” Spokeswoman Alicia Mendez said from the club located near the Spanish airport. She continued to say that “We do not sell drugs nor do we promote the consumption of drugs. We are simply a place where people with a shared interest meet.”

 

Personal consumption of marijuana in private was legal, however, mendez said, and members were allowed to do so inside the private club, which had been registered as an association. “The consumption of cannabis is not only for recreational but also therapeutic,” she said. So this is just one step closer to true legalization as all we can do is wait to see what the Spanish authorities to if they even do anything.


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Lawmaker mulls measure that establishes pot driving impairment level

Category: News | Posted on Sun, December, 5th 2010 by THCFinder

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A state lawmaker is considering introducing a measure that would establish a marijuana driving impairment level similar to the 0.08 blood alcohol level.

The Denver Post reports that Boulder Democrat Rep. Claire Levy plans to sponsor a measure that sets the threshold for the active ingredient of marijuana in the bloodstream at 5 nanograms per milliliter of blood.

Vagueness in current state law plus concern over the rising use of medical marijuana prompted the ColoradoCommission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to draft a proposal.

Several states have zero-tolerance policies for THC or its metabolites, while Pennsylvania and handful of other states have established a 5 nanogram per milliliter of blood limit.


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Crown J charged for possession of marijuana

Category: Culture | Posted on Sun, December, 5th 2010 by THCFinder

It was recently reported that hip-hop artist Crown J (Kim Gye Hoon) has been charged for possession of marijuana.

According to the Seoul Police Narcotics Investigation team on December 5th, Crown J got hold of the marijuana from an international source and is being accused of violating the law by smoking the drug.

The police reported that Crown J had been illegally purchasing the drug since May of 2010 from a source residing in Atlanta,United States; he’s reportedly been smoking it as a common practice.

“Until recently, Crown J has been working on his albums and shooting his music videos in the States. He is being accused of purchasing the marijuana locally and smoking the drug several times,”explained a representative of the police.

Crown J’s agency could not hide their disappointment upon hearing the news of the arrest charges.“We’re disappointed that this disgraceful incident had to occur right before his advancement into America. We were very excited to release Crown J’s album, for which he worked alongside with international famous rappers such as T.I.”

The police are currently holding an investigation on Crown J for more information on his purchasing process.

  


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AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Comments on Weed Conviction

Category: Culture | Posted on Sun, December, 5th 2010 by THCFinder

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has spoken out about his conviction in New Zealand for possession of marijuana. Rudd recently told Stuff.co.nz that authorities "have been trying to catch [him] on the road for a while, too." 

The police caught the rock legend after a search of his home, which was conducted with a warrant, turned up 27 grams of the substance. His lawyers expressed concert that this conviction would affect the skinsman's ability to travel internationally with AC/DC. Rudd did say that he isn't sure when AC/DC will tour again, so he has some time to sort this mess out.


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