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Police Are Using Prepaid Card Readers to Seize Drug Money

Category: News | Posted on Sat, May, 30th 2015 by THCFinder

What once was a practice used primarily by the United States government to crack down on international drug traffickers is now being used by local law enforcement agencies in hopes of seizing more money connected to black market drug trade.

A recent report from the Arizona Journal indicates that the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office has been approved to begin using ERAD-Prepaid debit card readers during traffic stops that result in the discovery of illegal drugs. The overall goal, according to Sheriff KC Clark, is to bust people running dope along Interstate 40, while allowing his department to become more profitable from these types of arrests. 

While it can be difficult for cartel soldiers and mid-level domestic dope dealers to smuggle large amounts of cash undetected across America, many have caught on to the scheme of putting dirty money on pre-paid credit cards. This makes it easier for drug dealers to skate by the hounds of law enforcement, providing them with a financial invisibility cloak, of sorts, which has the potential to protect them from relinquishing substantial quantities of cash in the event of a roadside shakedown. It is also a lot less suspicious than carrying around stacks of paper currency.

Several years ago, however, a proposed amendment to the Bank Secrecy Act, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen), sought to cripple this modern method of money laundering by suggesting that the Department of Homeland Security require travelers, specifically in the case of international passages, to declare the amounts on their prepaid credit cards. The supposed objectiveof this amendment was to create a modernized extension of policies pertaining to the declaration of checks, money orders, and travelers checks. 

Read More:http://www.hightimes.com/read/police-are-using-prepaid-card-readers-seize-drug-money


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Fri, May, 29th 2015 by THCFinder


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Fast Food Workers Lose Their Jobs After Marijuana Advocate Offers to Pay With Weed

Category: Odd | Posted on Fri, May, 29th 2015 by THCFinder

Two fast food workers in Washington have been fired after a marijuana advocate and another individual caught them on video accepting weed as payment for food.

Jonah Tacoma was ordering through the drive-thru at Frugals in Tacoma, Washington, last month when he offered to give the employees hits of marijuana in exchange for free meals.

“She said, ‘Yeah, sure.’ We started filming when we pulled up,” Tacoma told KOMO-TV.

The two employees who were caught just asked that Tacoma and his friend not publish the video for at least a week, KOMO-TV reported. So they waited a month and put it on YouTube.

“Who’s first?” Tacoma is heard asking workers as he pulls up to the window. Several employees didn’t want to have anything to with it, but two others were quick to take the bait.

It wasn’t long after the video went public that the manager at the store was notified of the incident and terminated both employees. Both had worked there since 2012.

Read More:http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/05/29/fast-food-workers-lose-their-jobs-after-marijuana-advocate-offers-to-pay-with-weed/


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Why Oregon Senator Jeff Kruse Decided To Attack The Medical Marijuana Program

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, May, 29th 2015 by THCFinder
 
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Oregon Senator Jeff Kruse co-sponsored Senate Bill 964, which was passed this week by the Oregon Senate, and is a clear attack on the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program. The bill does many things, some of which include putting new plant limits on growers, requiring over burdensome reporting for all medical marijuana growers, and the ability for municipalities to ban marijuana businesses without a vote by the municipalities residents. Jeff Kruse was supposed to be working on implementing Oregon Measure 91, which Oregon voters approved overwhelmingly, and which included language no less than three times specifying that the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) should remain untouched.

So why is Jeff Kruse attacking the OMMP? He sent out an e-mail recently to his constituents that explained his actions (dated May 22nd). The e-mail was forwarded to me by a reader (thanks!) and I figured I would post it in an effort to provide equal time to a marijuana opponent, and to let his own words explain his poor decision to introduce and push Oregon Senate Bill 964:

I have received a lot of phone calls and emails on the subject of marijuana, which advocates say we should call cannabis, but for the sake of brevity in this letter I will call it pot. While a good number of these have been thoughtful and courteous, a large number and been vulgar and even threatening. To those in the latter category, if you are trying to make a valid point with a legislator, you are going about it the wrong way. I can’t speak for my colleagues, but personally I don’t respond to such tactics and have little respect for those who use them.

Before I go any further it might be a good idea to once again tell you why I am qualified to be working in this subject area. First, I am a recovering addict. I have been drug and alcohol free for 29 years; but, among the other things I did, I was a daily pot smoker for eighteen years. Additionally I have been involved legislatively with the medical marijuana program since the passage of the ballot measure in 1998. I entered this Session with a lot of thoughts, but two primary objectives. The first was to protect the integrity of the medical program and the second was to attempt to end the black market sales in Oregon. Senate Bill 964 (which deals with the medical program) goes a long way to achieving those objectives.

Read More:http://www.theweedblog.com/why-oregon-senator-jeff-kruse-decided-to-attack-the-medical-marijuana-program/


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