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6 medical marijuana shops back in business in Fort Collins

Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Thu, August, 15th 2013 by THCFinder
dispensaries-back-open-in-fort-collinsMedical marijuana stores are back in Fort Collins, with six opening across the city in recent weeks.
 
As many as 14 are slated to open after voters in the 2012 election overturned a ban on the stores. After going dark for more than a year, the businesses are working to restart grow operations and attract clients.
 
“I have to build it up from scratch again,” said Donald Cruinkshank, 51, owner of A Kind Place on North College Avenue.
 
He opened his doors July 30 after paying four to five months’ rent while waiting for the city’s approval process. But on opening day, there was no line of customers outside.
 
“No rush,” he said. “It’s been pretty slow.”
 
And the costs to get rolling stack up. Ken Correia, owner of Solace Meds on Smokey Street, estimates about $60,000 spent on rent, licensing and other costs.
 
“Major strains not only on business, but on my personal financial situation,” he said. “I don’t know how a lot of the guys got through it. It was definitely difficult.”
 
The number of Larimer County residents who can legally shop in the stores is down to nearly half of its peak, with about 4,620 licensed medical-marijuana patients now living here. That is supplemented in part by visiting medical-marijuana users from elsewhere in Colorado.
 
But medical-marijuana vendors getting in business now could be tapping a gold mine when recreational sales begin in Colorado next year. In communities allowing recreational stores, the state is giving medical-marijuana dispensaries a head start on serving recreational users. They can begin applying Oct. 1 to serve anyone 21 and older. Any other potential business owner has to wait until July 2014 to apply, according to state regulations.
 

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Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, August, 14th 2013 by THCFinder

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Judge Rules NYPD Stop And Frisk Practices Unconstitutional, Racially Discriminatory

Category: News | Posted on Wed, August, 14th 2013 by THCFinder
stop-frisk-ny-unconstitutionalRights Group, Activists Urge City to Forego Appeal, Make Real Change
 
In a landmark decision, a federal court found the New York City Police Department’s highly controversial stop-and-frisk practices unconstitutional. In her thorough, 198-page ruling, Judge Shira Sheindlin found the NYPD’s practices to violate New Yorkers’ Fourth Amendment rights to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures and also found that the practices were racially discriminatory in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. To remedy the widespread constitutional violations, the judge ordered a court-appointed monitor to oversee a series of reforms to NYPD policing practices and also ordered a Joint Remedial Process which will solicit input from a variety of stakeholders, including New York communities most directly affected by policing. The court’s ruling follows a 10-week trial that concluded on May 20. The class action lawsuit, Floyd v. City of New York, was brought by the Center of Constitutional Rights (CCR), and the law firms of Beldock, Levine, and Hoffman and Covington & Burling, LLP.
 
Said CCR Senior Staff Attorney Darius Charney, “This historic victory is the result not only of our 14 years of litigation, but of decades’ worth of efforts by activists, grassroots and legal organizations, and affected communities. The NYPD is finally being held to account for its longstanding illegal and discriminatory policing practices. The City must now stop denying the problem and partner with the community to create a police department that protects the safety and respects the rights of all New Yorkers.”
 
In 2011, the NYPD reported a record 685,724 stops — a 600 percent increase since Raymond Kelly took over as NYPD Commissioner in 2002. Eighty-four percent of those stopped were Black or Latino, and 88 percent of the people stopped were neither arrested nor received summonses. Despite the stated purpose of the policy, weapons and contraband were recovered less than 2 percent of the time.
 
In concluding that the City is liable for a widespread pattern and practice of stops and frisks in violation of the Fourth Amendment rights of all New Yorkers, the Court explained:
 
“[The City has] received both actual and constructive notice since at least 1999 of widespread Fourth Amendment violations occurring as a result of the NYPD’s stop and frisk practices. Despite this notice, they deliberately maintained and even escalated policies and practices that predictably resulted in even more widespread Fourth Amendment violations. . . . The NYPD has repeatedly turned a blind eye to clear evidence of unconstitutional stops and frisks.”
 
The court found the NYPD guilty of violating both the Fourteenth Amendment, which prohibits racially discriminatory policing, and the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures.
 

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Category: Fun | Posted on Wed, August, 14th 2013 by THCFinder

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Heidi Fleiss Growing Marijuana to Sell

Category: News | Posted on Wed, August, 14th 2013 by THCFinder
heidi-fleiss-growing-cannabisAuthorities say former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss has been charged in Nevada with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell.
 
The Nye County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday that officers found nearly 400 marijuana plants growing in and around her home in Pahrump.
 
Fleiss was not arrested. No telephone listing could be found for her.
 
KVVU-TV Fox 5 (http://bit.ly/1cLPc0u) said deputies arrived at Fleiss' address last week looking for a woman wanted for arrest. Instead, they allegedly found marijuana plants in the backyard.
 
Fleiss was spotted walking home from a nearby house. Authorities say she told officers she had been growing marijuana without a license and said she intended to sell to a cooperative in Las Vegas.
 
Police said 158 marijuana plants were found in her backyard and 234 more in the nearby house.
 

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Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, August, 14th 2013 by THCFinder

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