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Microchips Used to Track Marijuana Found at Ex-Sheriff’s Farm

Category: News | Posted on Fri, September, 22nd 2017 by THCFinder

A former Kentucky county sheriff who allegedly provided cannabis plants to local black market cultivators to grow on his property was caught with the help of microchips and piloted video cameras.

Peyman, who once worked as a sheriff in Jackson County, purportedly grew the plants on his farm under the guise of the state’s newly-implemented industrialized hemp program, which was put in place after a decline in tobacco production, one of Kentucky’s biggest sources of revenue.

As per the Lexington Herald Leader, police obtained aerial footage taken 350 yards away from the Peyman farm discovered marijuana plants kept in a tree line enshrouded by weeds. After these initial findings, authorities then implanted microchips into six out of the 61 plants for tracking purposes.

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In Denver, Marijuana Users Aren't Hard-Core Partiers -- They Really Just Want To Sleep

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, September, 22nd 2017 by THCFinder

Contrary to the popular image of stoners as party animals, many cannabis users may just want to go to sleep, if a Denver-area survey is a reliable indicator. The survey, conducted by Consumer Research Around Cannabis, found that only pain relief rivals sleep as a reason for using marijuana.

Consumer Research surveyed 1,258 marijuana users in the Denver metropolitan area and nearby parts of Wyoming and Nebraska.

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California Judge Throws Out Hmong Farmers’ Discrimination Claims

Category: News | Posted on Fri, September, 22nd 2017 by THCFinder

On September 12, a federal judge in Sacramento ruled that sheriff’s deputies and other officials in Northern California’s Siskiyou County did not discriminate against Hmong residents while carrying out marijuana enforcement operations and other investigations last year.

“I am disappointed that the Court could not see how brutally my clients’ most fundamental American rights were violated,” attorney Brian Ford told the Redding Record Searchlight.

The suit against Siskiyou Sheriff Jon Lopey and other county officials stemmed from Hmong residents’ claims that they were harassed and intimidated based on their ethnicity. The suit also claimed Hmong residents were disproportionately cited for marijuana violations.

But Judge John Mendez wrote: “Plaintiffs simply do not identify any ‘longstanding practice or custom’ of the County discriminatorily enforcing medical marijuana ordinances and related laws against Asian Americans.”

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Category: Fun | Posted on Thu, September, 21st 2017 by THCFinder



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