Wiz Khalifa arrested for marijuana possession in Nashville Holiday Inn
Category: Celebrities | Posted on Thu, April, 26th 2012 by THCFinder
If you've got it, flaunt it — but maybe not in front of cops.
Wiz Khalifa was hit with a citation for misdemeanor possession by Nashville police after the rapper (real name Cameron Jibril Thomaz) was caught lighting up in his Holiday Inn room Saturday.
According to The Tennessean, Khalifa, 24, and his pal Lonnie Howard, 27, were having a fun game of puff-puff-pass when fellow residents at the hotel complained about a strong marijuana odor coming from their room.
The paper reports that the front desk had already gone up to room 725 to tell the pair to cool it, but then called the police shortly afterward.
When the officers arrived, Khalifa reportedly flicked his blunt out the window and then proceeded to deny that he or Howard had any more marijuana on them.
The joint was later recovered outside the hotel room, and "inside the rolling paper was a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana," the police report says, according to TMZ.
The pair eventually fessed up to possessing more marijuana — Khalifa said he had 3.7 grams, to be exact — and both were slammed with the citation.
They will have to show up at Davidson County Courthouse by May 14 for booking on the charges, The Tennessean reports.
Khalifa was in town to perform as the headliner for Vanderbilt University's Rites of Spring concert, and left town Sunday.
Medbox, Inc. Files Suit Against The Makers of "Autospense"
Category: News | Posted on Thu, April, 26th 2012 by THCFinder
Medbox, Inc. through its affiliate companies, filed suit today in Orange County Superior Court against Dispense Labs, LLC, and its purported parent company, The Dispensary Group, Inc., for creating the Autospense Machine. The lawsuit alleges that the makers of Autospense ignored a cease and desist notice by Medbox and continued to market a machine that Medbox believes infringes on its federal patent (7,844,363 B1).
Medbox believes the lawsuit is imperative as Dispense Labs, LLC and its affiliates are tarnishing the image of the technology Medbox had created.
"By releasing press on a known recreational (non-medical) marijuana holiday (4-20) just to gain maximum media exposure for an idea that was our company's creation was ill-advised and reckless of Dispense Labs," stated Vincent Mehdizadeh, CEO and Founder of Prescription Vending Machines, Inc., a Subsidiary of Medbox, Inc. "The federal government already thinks of the medical marijuana industry as purely recreational, with very little medical value and companies like Dispense Labs reinforce that myth through their brazen actions."
Dispense Labs also touts its ability to grant "24 hour access" to marijuana through its system. While Medbox has had offers to provide the same service to marijuana clinics nationwide over the last few years, Medbox has declined such placements of its machines.
"The reality is that the federal government does not condone medical marijuana, they simply tolerate it as long as operators of medical marijuana outlets are not willful profiteers and can demonstrate some semblance of reasonable behavior," Mehdizadeh added. "The medical marijuana industry cannot legally justify 24-hour access to marijuana at this point in time and I will make it my mission to stop Dispense Labs before they make a mockery of our company's vital technology. It's about transparency, legal compliance, and ultimately longevity for an industry that needs to be on its best behavior to legitimately flourish."
Local doctors cleared to prescribe medical marijuana
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, April, 26th 2012 by THCFinder
Cris Jagar, a lifelong Rutherford resident and a psychiatrist at Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth, sent in an application last year to be a qualified physician of the New Jersey Medicinal Marijuana Program for an array of reasons. Stationed in the emergency room at the hospital and working closely with doctors of most disciplines there, he sees just about every patient imaginable: drug addicts, cancer patients, those afflicted with AIDS and some with chronic pain so bad, any treatment they undergo just doesn't seem to work.
"As a psychiatrist, I participate in a lot of the palliative care with patients. My thinking was I was hoping to provide another treatment option for the terminally ill and patients with debilitating illnesses," said Jagar. "A lot of patients already get it [marijuana] illegally for pain and weight loss. I work in Elizabeth; if they want it, they can get it. So that was my thinking. I may be able to do more for the patients in the hospital and for outpatients. If they want marijuana now, it's widely available, but it's better to have it monitored by professionals. It's a better treatment for a person to not have to go through illegal channels to get it."
Jagar is among four local doctors who have been approved by the state to prescribe medical marijuana, but none of the companies that were approved to dispense the marijuana when the law was passed more than two years ago have yet been permitted to do so. Most still do not have a facility to operate out of as the municipalities that they have been approved to operate in have had their zoning and planning boards turn down applications. The only one with a home, which is in Montclair, was given a permit last week to begin growing marijuana, but has not yet been permitted to sell it.
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