Dutch cities to start crackdown on marijuana cafes

Category: News | Posted on Fri, December, 3rd 2010 by THCFinder

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands' justice minister and five southern Dutch cities say they will implement new restrictions on marijuana cafes after a wave of drug-related gangland violence.

They said Friday the measures include shutting down many cafes, using tax and accounting laws to seize criminal assets, and introducing a "members only" pass system for remaining cafes.

The government has previously floated the idea of a nationwide pass system that would make it difficult for tourists to buy marijuana, despite the country's famed tolerance policy, which allows sale and possession of small amounts of weed.

Last week, a home in Eindhoven was hit with machine gun fire and the mayor of Helmond went into hiding because of death threats. Police say both matters are drug-related.


San Diego drug tunnel discoveries, seizures of 50 tons of marijuana

Category: News | Posted on Fri, December, 3rd 2010 by THCFinder

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent walks in a tunnel which authorities found Nov. 25, and say was used to carry drugs into the United States to an Otay Mesa warehouse Thursday, Dec. 2, in San Diego, Calif. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are seeking help from Otay Mesa warehouse owners and tenants after the discovery of two major cross-border drug tunnels last month that resulted in seizueres of about 50 tons of marijuana.


An ICE agent looks into the entrance of a tunnel Thursday, Dec. 2, in San Diego, Calif., which authorities found Nov. 25, and say was used to carry drugs into the United States. At right are bags of dirt from the tunnel.


A member of the Mexican Army guards the tunnel discovered by Mexican and U.S. authorities, the second found this month, in Tijuana, Mexico, Nov. 26. The tunnel goes from a house in Tijuana to a store in the industrial area in Otay Mesa, Calif., and is about 800 meters long,according to first reports.


An ICE agent stands guard in front of blocks of marijuana in an industrial building near the Mexican border in Otay Mesa, Calif.. U.S. border police have found a sophisticated smuggler's tunnel the length of six football fields linking Southern California with Mexico and believed to have been used by drug traffickers



Category: News | Posted on Fri, December, 3rd 2010 by THCFinder

Yesterday The BoomBox reported that hip-hop legend Kurtis Blow was busted for marijuana possession at Los Angeles' LAX airport, but according to the rapper-turned-preacher, those reports are false. Not long after the news broke via, Blow took to his Twitter page to discredit the story. 

"What is this I hear 'bout me being busted for weed at the airport?" he wrote Thursday. "Not true. Isn't weed legal in California? TMZ is bugging." The New York native went on to ponder if his 500 new followers had anything to do with the story.

The 51-year-old was caught with the substance after an airport screening machine uncovered "an anomaly" in his pants. Since he was found to be in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, the New York native was only ticketed for the offense. Since neither TMZ, nor airport officials have denied the original report, Blow may be attempting to hide the incident because the negative publicity contrasts his current position as an ordained minister. 




Prepared Pot Is No Match For Police Sniffer Dog

Category: News | Posted on Thu, December, 2nd 2010 by THCFinder

A passenger on a public was recently arrested by the police whilst in possession of roughly 130,000 dollars worth of marijuana, The passenger had tried to hide the smell of the drug with pepper. The 22 years old passenger was caught with cannabis and ecstasy after arriving in Alice Springs on a bus from Adelaide. The man is currently being charged with drug possession and supplying commercial quantities of both drugs. 




He is currently waiting to appear in the Alice Springs Magistrates court. The detective acting superintendent Lauren Hill says the drugs were found by a police sniffer dog. Lauren Hill continued to say “People try to conceal drugs in many forms and in many ways,” "The drug dogs pick up the scent quite easily.”It is difficult for people to conceal the scent of marijuana. "It's too easy for the dog to pick it up."


ACLU Sueing Cities Over Medical Marijuana Ban

Category: News | Posted on Thu, December, 2nd 2010 by THCFinder

The ACLU is filing a lawsuit against three Michigan Communities that have banned the state approved distribution and use of Medical Marijuana. They claim the cities are violating state law, by not allowing a practice that was approved by an overwhelming majority of the state’s residents. They are suing Livonia, Birmingham, and Bloomfield Hills, but they could have just as easily included others that have taken similar positions.




The cities claim the state law is too vague and could lead to abuses. The ACLU says that cities can’t pick and choose which laws they will abide by, and reject others. The ruling will help clarify the law, which many agree is confusing and needs focusing on, The ruling shall be announced fairly soon due to the high profile that the case is and also due the certain fact that medical marijuana supports thousands of patients all around the state.


ACDC Drummer Convicted Of Cannabis Possession

Category: News | Posted on Wed, December, 1st 2010 by THCFinder

The famous ACDC drummer Phil Rudd has lost his bid to escape a criminal conviction after he was caught with 25 grams of cannabis on his launch berther at Tauranga Bridge Marina. Rudd who appeared in Tauranga District Court yesterday under his birth name Phillip Hugh Witschke, pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of cannabis and name suppression was lifted. 




He was fined $250 plus $132.89 court costs. The court was told that on October 7 when police executed a search warrant they found a total of 25 grams of marijuana on board. Witschke told police it was for his personal use. His lawyer Craig Tuck sought a discharge without conviction arguing that the consequences of a conviction would far outweigh the consequences of his client's crime, which he said was a lower end of scale in terms of its criminality.

Mr Tuck said in the last nine months Witschke had travelled to more than 20 countries and his many business interests required him to travel extensively. A conviction could seriously affect his ability to enter some countries, he said. 



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