Wiz Khalifa Arrested On Drug Charges
Pennsylvania rapper Wiz Khalifa was arrested by North Carolina police on drug charges following a concert which he recently held. The 22 year old rapper was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday morning after a performance at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.
According to MTV News, “police raided the rapper's tour bus while he was performing on stage and marijuana was found”. Cameron Thomaz, also known as Khalifa was charged with trafficking in marijuana, maintainin and storing marijuana and one misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. MTV News also reports that nine other people were arrested on the same charges. Khalifa was held at the Pitt County Detention Center where he awaited to post bail. Khalifa apparently posted bail at 300,000 Dollars and was released from the detention center at around 8 am.
Cannabis Scratch And Sniif Cards
Illegal grow farms in Holland for the long favored drug known as cannabis are becoming a huge problem, This is why the Dutch police force in Rotterdam have recruited around 30,000 locals and issued them with basically scratch and sniff cards scented with cannabis to educate the people on how real cannabis plants smell. These 8 by 4 inch cards calls on citizens to "Assist in combating cannabis plantations!” with helpful hints such as looking for places where the curtains are always drawn, where there are consistent buzzing noises for indoor growth or even illegal electrical hook ups.
The Dutch government decriminalized the use and possession of cannabis back in 1976 and the average person can grow up to 5 marijuana plants, This is not where the problem lies though, the black market growth operations are clocking in around 2 billion Euros annually which could essentially add up to around 40,00 growth operations. Richard Anderiesse who is part of the city's cannabis task force quoted that each year around 6000 illegal growth operations are found, with around 300 of them being in Rotterdam. Concern about the growth operations, apart from being illegal, include the risk of fire and water loss due to illegal tapping into the supplies.
High Without The Smoke
A Colorado soda company has developed a brand new line of sodas that have an unusual ingredient yes that’s right you guessed it, its marijuana. The brand is called “Dixie Elixir” and they have made their drinks available to anyone with a prescription for medical marijuana and of course who doesn’t enjoy the smoke.
The “Dixie Elixir” drinks come in a variety of different flavors ranging from pink lemonade, root beer and grape. But if the company really wants to get their drinks into the hands of marijuana lovers, they may want to start concocting a pizza and nachos flavor. But marijuana is only legal to consume in 14 states with a prescription from a doctor. So, unless you are one of the approximately half a million people who is a medical marijuana patient, this pot-infused soda won't do you much good.
It's an open secret that you can smoke marijuana and still be a valuable part of society. But when you think of smoking weed, you're more likely to think of Cheech and Chong than the people running the United States government Even though at least two U.S. presidents have admitted smoking it. The drink makers say part of the reason they developed their line of mary-jane drinks was to remove that "reefer madness" stigma associated with marijuana smokers.
San Diego-Tijuana Drug Tunnel 30 Ton Marijuana Bust
Federal authorities in San Diego and their Mexican Partners have seized and confiscated nearly 30 tons of marijuana from an underground tunnel system that connects between warehouses from Mexico to San Diego. U.S. authorities claim that this is one of the largest pot busts in US history. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton said the bricks of marijuana were packaged for distribution and would have been worth roughly $20 million if sold on the streets of San Diego.
The Drug Enforcement Administration said the 12 hour operation started Tuesday night when U.S. authorities watching a warehouse followed a tractor trailer as it left the building. ICE agents called in the California Highway Patrol, whose officers stopped the rig near Temecula, California, about 60 miles away. Authorities said they had found 10 tons of marijuana inside the tractor-trailer. The driver, a U.S. citizen and the passenger his Mexican wife, were arrested and will be arraigned in San Diego on Thursday.
Authorities quickly obtained a federal search warrant to enter the warehouse, where they discovered 10 to 15 more tons of marijuana. They also found the opening to the tunnel system that was being used to run the drugs over the border. The length of the tunnel ran the length of six football fields under the border and ended at a warehouse in Mexico. The tunnel had lighting, ventilation and a rail system which has led authorities to believe that this is in fact one of the most organized smuggling systems they have come across in some time.
Cannabis Laws To Be Strengthened In The UK
“Cannabis is to be reclassified as a class B drug”, Jacqui Smith commented. The home secretary said that she wanted to reverse Tony Blair's 2004 downgrading of the drug because of "uncertainty" over its impact on mental health. The move from class C means the maximum prison sentence for possessing cannabis rises from two years to five years. Her statement to MPs came despite the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs' review commissioned by Gordon Brown saying it should stay class C.
Since cannabis was downgraded there has been widespread concern about the increased prevalence of stronger "skunk" varieties. Ms Smith said this now accounted for 80% of the cannabis seized on the streets and the drug was nearly three times stronger than in 1995. She also added that the government's change of heart which is subject to parliamentary approval was part of a "relentless drive" to try and get the many pot smokers to alternatively quit or risk getting longer and much harsher sentences.
License Cannabis Sales Expert Says
Policymakers should consider allowing the licensed sale of cannabis for recreational use, says one of the UK's leading researchers of the drug. Professor Roger Pertwee is going to speak his mind at a speech at the British Science Association in Birmingham. He is expected to say amazing solutions have to be considered because he believes the current policy of criminalizing cannabis is ineffective. But the government continues to insist that decriminalization the drug would not work and only make things more difficult.
The dismissal last year of Professor David Nutt as the previous government's leading drugs adviser showed it was in no mood to consider relaxing the status of cannabis as an illegal class B drug. It is a view which is also shared by the United kingdom’s current government. But Prof Pertwee, an expert on cannabis-like chemicals, is to tell scientists that he, like Professor Nutt, believes it is a policy that is doing more harm than good Professor Pertwee discusses legalizing certain forms of cannabis. "I'm talking about harm minimization," Professor Pertwee said. Professor Pertwee continued to say "At the moment there is an awful lot of harm caused by what we have at the moment, with children going to a drug dealer or they try and grow it themselves and then they get into troublewith the law."
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