Coast Guard Seizes 600 Pounds of Marijuana
Category: News | Posted on Mon, March, 4th 2013 by THCFinder
All that Weed is going to get burned wihtout anyone enjoying it.
The U.S. Coast Guard has offloaded 600 pounds of marijuana and transferred one suspected drug smuggler to federal agents in Key West.
A press release says that the Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk was diverted to the scene after a suspicious boat was seen in the Caribbean on Saturday. Crew members saw one person throw several packages overboard.
The Coast Guard says 68 packages were recovered from the water — and all tested positive for marijuana. Four suspected drug smugglers were transferred to Jamaican officials.
A fourth person was taken to agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration in Key West, along with the 68 bales of marijuana that had an estimated wholesale value of more than $500,000.
Judge orders police to return Tacoma man's marijuana
Category: News | Posted on Fri, March, 1st 2013 by THCFinder
In what might be a Pierce County precedent, a judge Thursday ordered police to give a Tacoma man back marijuana seized from him during a traffic stop last year.
Municipal Court Judge Jack Emery agreed with Joseph L. Robertson’s arguments that police had no right to seize the less than 40 grams of pot because he is a designated provider of medical marijuana.
Robertson’s attorney, Jay Berneburg, said outside court that it might be the first such ruling in Pierce County history. Almost a year ago, two owners of a medical-marijuana dispensary lost a bid in Pierce County Superior Court to get back pot police seized from them during a case later thrown out of court.
“As far as that goes, it’s a big deal,” said Berneburg, who is active in medical marijuana issues.
Robertson hoped to retrieve his marijuana from the police property room within the week.
“I feel great,” he said outside court. “You’ve got to stand up for people’s rights sometimes.”
Police seized the pot in May 2012 after pulling Robertson over for speeding. The officer who made the stop reported smelling marijuana inside Robertson’s car and later found a small amount, court records show.
Read more: http://www.thenewstribune.com
Bears tackle J-Marcus Webb arrested for marijuana
Category: News | Posted on Thu, February, 28th 2013 by THCFinder
Chicago Bears offensive tackle J’Marcus Webb was arrested last night after police found marijuana in his car.
Police pulled Webb over for speeding on I57 in Pulaski County and found less than 2.5 grams of marijuana in his possession.
According to authorities, Webb was charged with possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.
He posted $ 500 dollars bond and has a court date on March 18.
Meet the Former NASA Scientist Who's Now a Leading Marijuana Grower
Category: News | Posted on Wed, February, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
Even though Colorado passed Constitutional Amendment 64 legalizing the use of marijuana in November, it's still a crime to sell cannabis in the state. Sure, plenty of charitable Coloradans on Craigslist will accept "donations" for doobie. And others are happy to barter. But what if you don't have a pair of old shoes to trade for weed? How can one score an ounce of super-frosty Golden Goat in Colorado and not run afoul of the law? Former NASA scientist Dale J. Chamberlain has the answer. He'll teach you to grow it yourself, at his (acronym alert) High Altitude School of Hydroponics outside Ft. Collins.
Chamberlain knows more about far-out farming than almost anyone. At the Kennedy Space Center in the early 1990s he studied horticulture for future lunar colonies. "I assisted in building a plant-growth chamber that is still on the space shuttle," he says, explaining that low-gravity hydroponics left him uniquely prepared to handle Colorado's new legal landscape. "The law states that it must be grown in an enclosed lockable space. And although one might argue that could be a garden with a fence around it, there's more pests out there than insects and squirrels." To keep invasive teenage stoners out of your garden, Chamberlain came up with the perfect solution, a device he's dubbed The Colorado Grow Box. "We took this chamber that was designed for the space shuttle and created a grow box similar to what was flown on NASA's space shuttle fleet."
Read more: http://www.theatlantic.com
State panel OKs bill to lessen marijuana penalties in New Mexico
Category: News | Posted on Wed, February, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
On the same day a drug-law reform group released a poll showing that a majority of New Mexico voters favor reducing - and even eliminating - penalties against marijuana possession, a House committee voted in favor of a bill that would take away jail sentences for adults possessing small amounts of cannabis.
On a party-line 3-2 vote, the House Consumer and Public Affairs Committee gave a do-pass recommendation to House Bill 465, sponsored by Rep. Emily Kane, D-Albuquerque. Democrats on the committee voted for the bill, while Republicans voted against it. The bill goes now to the House Judiciary Committee. But even if the measure eventually passes the Legislature, Gov. Susana Martinez, a former prosecutor, has said she's against relaxing laws on marijuana.
Kane argued that state and local governments spend too much money arresting and jailing people in marijuana possession cases. Police, she said, should be able to use the time it takes to book someone caught with a small amount of marijuana to investigate more serious crimes.
Read more: http://www.currentargus.com
Manatee deputies raid disabled woman's home
Category: News | Posted on Tue, February, 26th 2013 by THCFinder
Deputies confiscated 23 marijuana plants from the home of a Parrish woman battling disease after receiving a complaint Monday afternoon, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office.
About 2 p.m., deputies arrived at the home of Cathy and Robert Jordan in the 4300 block of 98th Avenue East in the Beck Estates development
Authorities were alerted of suspicious circumstances by a real estate agent who was conducting routine inspections in the area.
Robert Jordan, 64, told the Bradenton Herald on Monday that he had just awoke from a nap in his easy chair when he saw two deputies approach his house with drawn guns.
“I ran out and said, ‘What are you doing here?’ ” Jordan said. “They said, ‘We have probable cause. You are growing marijuana.’ I said, ‘It’s medicine for my wife. I know people use that as an excuse, but this is true.’”
Cathy Jordan, who has had Lou Gehrig’s Disease since 1986 and is wheelchair-bound, uses the herb for medicinal reasons. She has advocated for the legalization of medical cannabis in Florida for 16 years.
Read more: http://www.bradenton.com
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