Denver resident arrested for carrying 11 pounds of marijuana on bus
Category: News | Posted on Thu, December, 27th 2012 by THCFinder
LAMAR, Colo. — Though many of Colorado’s district attorneys have said they will no longer pursue the majority of marijuana possession charges in the wake of Amendment 64, Prowers County Mike Davidson likely won’t be able to turn a blind eye to the man arrested for carrying over 10 pounds of marijuana aboard a bus in eastern Colorado Wednesday.
The Lamar Ledger reported that a K9 search of a Greyhoud Bus in Lamar revealed that Denver resident Jason Ramirez, 35, was carrying approximately 11 pounds of marijuana in a pillow
Though he disputed that the marijuana belonged to him, Ramirez, who was wanted on two outstanding warrants, was taken into custody.
According to the Ledger, Ramirez told police he wasn’t even on the bus. Police said the passengers aboard the bus, as well as the bus driver, who was holding a ticket that bared Ramirez’s name, made statements to the contrary.
Ramirez is being charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. His bond has been set at $32,000.
Medical-marijuana caregivers: a growing need
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, December, 27th 2012 by THCFinder
In his Oxford shirts and slacks, Gary still looks like the network engineer he used to be. But his current occupation is far from average. He lives in Maine with his wife, two older children, and nearly three dozen cannabis plants.
Gary is one of hundreds of medical-marijuana caregivers registered in his state, legally permitted to cultivate cannabis and sell it to up to five patients. As Massachusetts joins Maine and 16 other states in legalizing medical marijuana, there's much speculation about how our Department of Public Health will regulate dispensaries. But caregiver crops like the one in Gary's basement will be flowering throughout the Commonwealth by DPH's May 1 deadline.
Gary asked me not to publish his last name. He says he keeps his business on the DL, partly because of the social stigma tied to growing and selling marijuana, but primarily out of fear of being robbed.
"It's completely normal and legal [on a state level], but it's still a dark art," he says. "I still sing in the choir at church," he adds, "but my church doesn't know what I do."
Because he can't advertise directly, Gary found his patients through an online network called the Compassionate Caregivers of Maine, a nonprofit organization that helps medical-marijuana patients connect with caregivers. The service plays a crucial role in a state where medical marijuana is legal but dispensaries are limited, a situation Massachusetts medical-marijuana patients will soon find themselves in.
That's why last week, the CCM launched the Compassionate Caregivers of Massachusetts website, massmedmarijuana.com, which mirrors the Maine network's online model in anticipation of our medical-marijuana measure going into effect on January 1.
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