Georgia Linebacker Faces 4 Game Suspension for Less Than an Ounce of Weed
ATHENS, Ga. – A linebacker for the Georgia Bulldogs was arrested for marijuana possession Thursday evening. Natrez Patrick was arrested and booked for marijuana possession of less than one ounce at the Athens-Clarke County jail. The arrest comes just before a big Bulldogs vs. Vanderbilt game that Patrick was expected to start in.
Patrick posted bail less than an hour later on possession charges and a parking violation. The bail was set at $1500. The arrest was the second for the linebacker, who had also been arrested in 2015 along with ex-teammate Chauncey Rivers for pot. Rivers was kicked off the team after a few more arrests for marijuana possession. Another incident occurred last year when a RA in his dorm smelled marijuana and called the police. No arrests were made.
Patrick was suspended for the Bulldogs vs. Vanderbilt game Sunday and may be suspended for four more games, according to the Georgia Athletic Association code of policies. When Georgia Athletics was contacted by the press for a comment, no one could be reached. The code of conduct states that:
Why California’s Legal Weed May Cost More
Despite the many stories about the recent drop in weed prices, some in the industry fear that cultivation, production and retail regulations could drive up weed prices in California—just when consumers can finally buy it legally.
Jonathan Rubin of New Leaf Data Services thinks prices will go up because of compliance costs and testing.
“I can almost guarantee bottlenecks in testing and permits,” Rubin told LA Weekly.
No doubt California is going to stick to the letter of the law.
California pot czar Lori Ajax, who called the state’s entire regulatory scheme a work in progress, said it may take months for enough testing labs to be properly screened and licensed to handle the supply of weed expected to be sold starting in January.
75 Percent of Indoor Pot Plants Come From California
It has been reported that California grows more weed than it knows what to do with. Now, we’re realizing that the wild, wondrous and illegal weed that once bloomed in the California’s many national forests and other outdoor locations is being cultivated indoors under LED lights with all sorts of other technologies.
And, they’re getting busted like crazy.
Federal statistics showed that in 2016, authorities seized 313,000 plants from indoor operations in California, which made up 75 percent of all indoor plants nabbed nationwide, according to the DEA.
So, not only is California growing more weed than it can use, it’s growing most of the rest of the country’s illegal weed. Maybe we already knew that, too.
Although the total accounts for only eight percent of all seizures in California, it’s the highest total in at least the past eight years.
Retail marijuana is spreading to California, Massachusetts and Maine
New York’s Medical Marijuana Program Is Crumbling
New York’s medical marijuana program is on the verge of total collapse because, according to a recent report from USA Today’s LoHud, the system has been designed to fail.
It will soon be two years since the state implemented its medical marijuana law, giving certain patients the ability to access cannabis products with the permission of a licensed physician.
But the program, which struggled for the first year to service even 1,000 patients, continues to face challenges, including a lack of interest from the medical community, as well as legal restrictions that have prevented enough participation to keep the program alive.
When the Compassionate Use Act was put into place, the state licensed five companies to oversee the production and distribution of medical marijuana. Yet, the state only gave these operations permission to sell specific, pharmaceutical-like products, which are expensive to manufacture and therefore costly for the consumer.
Gorilla Glue and Cannabis Company Reach Settlement
Gorilla Glue adhesive company and well-know weed strain “Gorilla Glue” have reached a settlement in the trademark infringement case brought by the glue maker against the developers of the GG marijuana strains.
Under the agreement, GG Strains and licensees of their numbered strains—initially named Gorilla Glue #1, #4 and #5—have agreed not to use that name and not use use any gorilla imagery or other similarities to Gorilla Glue Co., according to documents filed in an Ohio federal court, where Gorilla Glue is located.
ADDITIONAL GORILLA GLUE SETTLEMENT TERMS
GG Strains will also have to shut down its gorillaglue4.com website and transfer the domain name to Gorilla Glue the adhesive company by Jan. 1, 2020.
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