Police Say Grandmother Is Marijuana Ring Dealer
Category: News | Posted on Fri, April, 13th 2012 by THCFinder
CRAIG COUNTY, Oklahoma - A 73-year-old woman was arrested after sheriff's deputies searched her home and found marijuana and $278,000 in cash. A four-month investigation led investigators to what they say is the biggest player in the Grand Lake area drug trade. "We feel like this is a really big operation," said Sheriff Jimmie Sooter.
The money was seized along with four pounds of marijuana from a house and vehicle belonging to Darlene Mayes, a 73-year-old grandmother. "It was just like shock. I can't believe this. This is a lady my grandmother's age, and I could never in a million years picture my own grandmother doing this," said Bobby Floyd, Vinita Police Chief.
Investigators say older folks are becoming more active in drug trafficking. They don't raise as much suspicion and more are turning to drugs as a way to make extra money in their golden years. "Don't put an age limit on the investigation, because anything can happen," Floyd said.
In this case, it goes well beyond supplementing retirement. That's clear by all the cash. "It's hard to imagine anyone having that much cash just laying around the house," Sooter said.
Investigators say the 73-year-old grandmother is likely responsible for 40 percent of the marijuana trade in the Grand Lake area, which has gotten worse in the last couple of years. "She was one of the tops of the totem pole in this area for northeastern Oklahoma," said Vinita Police Chief Bobby Floyd. "I think she was a big factor in the drug trade."
Darlene Mayes is being held on several drug complaints and will likely be charged with drug trafficking.
Marijuana Leaf Thrown Out Of Blue Jays Home Opener
Category: Odd | Posted on Fri, April, 13th 2012 by THCFinder
What is the world coming to? You can’t watch a baseball game dressed as marijuana? (Please note the incredible sarcasm here.)
A fan that was dressed as a pot leaf was unable to watch the Toronto Blue Jays’ home opener on Monday. “Leafy” as I call him, is seen in this video being escorted out of the Rogers Centre. By the way, why not just spell “Centre” normally? Anyway, “Leafy” got stopped by security because he was “dressed up like a cannabis leaf.” The hilarious quote (in my opinion) by the security guard occurs at the 1:33 mark.
Pot Groups See Obama 2012 Flip-Flop on Medical Marijuana
Category: Politics | Posted on Fri, April, 13th 2012 by THCFinder
President Barack Obama touted a progressive attitude on medical marijuana on the campaign trail, but since taking office, Obama's administration has hardened its stance and supporters of the drug are crying foul on the flip-flop.
In a March 2008 interview, Obama told the OregonMail Tribunethat medical marijuana ranked low on his list of priorities.
[Read about a recent Gallup poll about legalizing marijuana.]
"I think the basic concept of using medical marijuana for the same purposes and with the same controls as other drugs prescribed by doctors, I think that's entirely appropriate," Obama said. "I'm not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this issue."
But the numbers tell another story.
Since October 2009, Americans for Safe Access, a group committed to legalizing medical marijuana, estimates the Justice Department has carried out 170 raids on dispensaries and cultivation facilities in nine states.
"Every time a dispensary is shut down, there are literally hundreds of people waking up that day wondering where they will get their medication," saysKris Hermes, the spokesperson for the Americans for Safe Access.
Hermes says he's confident that the number of raids since the president took office is actually around 200.
"He's broadened his attack," Hermes says. "Until Obama was elected, George W. Bush had the most aggressive posture toward medical marijuana...he's been even more aggressive than his predecessor."
Americans for Safe Access estimates that during the entire eight years of the Bush administration, roughly 200 raids were carried out, something Hermes says the Obama administration has accomplished in less than four years.
Asked why the Obama administration had been so aggressive in pursuing federal drug law violations involving medical marijuana, the DOJ told Whispers, "Sorry, we do not have statistics to support [that accusation]."
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Category: Tokers | Posted on Fri, April, 13th 2012 by THCFinder
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