U.S. Supreme Court Rules Warrant Needed To Take Blood In Marijuana DUI Cases
Category: News | Posted on Thu, April, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
In a case that will have a deep and long-lasting impact on marijuana DUIs throughout the nation, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a cop can not legally take an individuals blood in order to determine a DUI, without first obtaining a warrant. This is extremely relevant to marijuana consumers, especially as states like Washington (implemented through Initiative 502) now have a DUID clause that finds someone instantly guilty if they have a certain amount of THC in their blood – the U.S. government is working to implement this type of policy throughout the country.
Despite the Obama Administration and the State of Missouri lobbying otherwise, the court ruled 8-1 in favor of requiring a warrant. Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote the court’s majority opinion, stating that the natural dissipation of alcohol in the blood isn’t sufficient reason to remove the legal requirement of obtaining a warrant before taking the blood. Justice Clarence Thomas was the only judge that ruled in favor of warrantless blood testing.
Read more: http://www.theweedblog.com
Drug czar: No state can nullify federal marijuana ban
Category: Politics | Posted on Thu, April, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
President Barack Obama’s drug czar toed a strict line on marijuana Wednesday, saying federal laws will prevail regardless of state-level efforts to legalize pot.
Gil Kerlikowske said enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 — which ranks marijuana as a Schedule One drug alongside heroin, LSD and ecstasy — remains in the hands of the US Department of Justice.
“No state, no executive can nullify a statute that has been passed by Congress,” the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy told a National Press Club luncheon.
“Let’s be clear: law enforcement officers take an oath of office to uphold federal law and they are going to continue to pursue drug traffickers and drug dealers,” he said.
Read more: http://www.rawstory.com
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Thu, April, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
Drug dealer found with 19 wraps of cannabis tied to his penis
Category: Odd | Posted on Thu, April, 18th 2013 by THCFinder
A drug dealer has been jailed after police caught him with 19 wraps of drugs tied to his penis. Alan Mutch was targeted after police received reports of a man peddling drugs in Canterbury, Kent, on January 14. When they pulled the 45-year-old over to search him they discovered 19 wraps of cannabis in his underpants.
The wraps, which weighed more than an ounce, had been tied to his genitals using an elastic band. Jim Harvey, prosecuting, told Canterbury Crown Court this week that Mutch was hauled over at 9.40am by officers. ‘It was then they saw the defendant walking down the hill and decided to conduct a search under the Misuse Of Drugs Act,’ he said.
‘Suffice it to say that 19 wraps were then found somewhere on his person.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
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