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Federal Agents Seizing Far Less Marijuana At The Southern Border

Category: News | Posted on Sat, March, 5th 2016 by THCFinder
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By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director

Is less marijuana entering the US from Mexico today than in years past? According to newly released data provided by the US Border Patrol, the answer may be ‘yes.’

Federal statistics reveal that law enforcement seized an estimated 1.5 million pounds of marijuana at the US/Mexico border in 2015. That total is the lowest amount reported in a decade and continues a steady year-by-year decline in seizure volume that began in 2009, when nearly 4 million tons of cannabis were confiscated.

Overall, 99.8 percent of all marijuana seized by federal border patrol agents was seized at the southern border.

It has been previously reported that increases in US marijuana production, particularly the rise of state-authorized commercial growing in jurisdictions like Colorado, has significantly undercut US demand for Mexican-grown cannabis, which is typically presumed to be of lesser quality.

Source:http://www.theweedblog.com/federal-agents-seizing-far-less-marijuana-at-the-southern-border/


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Tech's Lax Analysis Raises Questions on His 7,800 Drug Cases

Category: News | Posted on Sat, March, 5th 2016 by THCFinder

LITTLE FALLS, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey attorney general's office has notified prosecutors that a lab technician failed to properly analyze evidence in a drug case, calling into question more than 7,800 criminal cases he's worked on over the last decade.

Division of Criminal Justice director Elie Honig wrote in a memo last week that Kamal Shah was observed spending insufficient time analyzing a substance to determine if it was marijuana. Honig says Shah recorded an anticipated result without properly conducting the analysis.

Shah worked in the drug unit of the state police's North Regional Laboratory.

A spokesman for the attorney general's office says Shah hasn't been charged. He wouldn't say whether Shah is under criminal investigation.

Shah was suspended without pay in January. He couldn't be reached for comment.

Source:http://www.hightimes.com/read/techs-lax-analysis-raises-questions-his-7800-drug-cases


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What strain are you smoking on today?

Category: Fun | Posted on Fri, March, 4th 2016 by THCFinder


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Supreme Court may decide on Colorado marijuana legalization case

Category: News | Posted on Fri, March, 4th 2016 by THCFinder

The U.S. Supreme Court may be nearing a decision on whether to hear a case brought against Colorado by two neighboring states over marijuana legalization.

Supreme Court justices were scheduled to meet privately Friday to discuss the case, which was filed in 2014 by the attorneys general in Nebraska and Oklahoma.

The justices won't have decided at the meeting whether to upend legalization in Colorado, as the lawsuit requests. Instead, the justices must decide first whether even to take up the case.

Their decision could be announced as early as Monday. But Sam Kamin, a professor at the University of Denver who specializes in marijuana law and who has followed the lawsuit closely, said there are no guarantees the justices even got around to talking about the case Friday. The court twice before had scheduled to discuss the case at conferences, only for the discussion to be pushed back.

Read More:http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29596699/supreme-court-may-decide-colorado-marijuana-legalization-case


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