Distribution Hold Up Leaves Nevada Pot Shops Dry
High Performance? $1 Million Worth of Marijuana Found in New Cars at Ohio Dealerships
Authorities have seized 400 pounds of marijuana worth $1 million hidden in cars at Ohio dealerships, Portage County police told NBC News on Monday.
Police were called to a dealership about a week ago when a "suspicious package" was found concealed in the trunk wheel of a new Ford Fusion, Sheriff David W. Doak told NBC News.
More marijuana blocks were recovered from other vehicles at the dealership, and a neighboring county reported five other Ford Fusions with concealed narcotics. In total, 400 pounds of marijuana were recovered from 15 vehicles at the Ohio dealerships.
Nevada Adopts Emergency Rules to Combat Pot Bottleneck
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada moved Thursday to reduce supply problems at recreational marijuana stores that have faced overwhelming demand for newly legal pot and the possibility of their shelves going empty.
Regulators approved emergency rules that would speed up licensing for pot distributors, a sticking point that launched a legal battle and threatened the flow of supplies after dozens of retailers started selling recreational marijuana on July 1.
Nevada’s law is unique among legal pot states, dictating that only alcohol wholesalers can transport the drug from growers to storefronts for the next 18 months. But the state rewrote the rules Thursday used to enforce the state’s pot law to make it clear that it’s legal under certain circumstances to license some retailers to transport pot from growers to storefronts.
States Keep Saying Yes to Marijuana Use. Now Comes the Federal No.
In a national vote widely viewed as a victory for conservatives, last year’s elections also yielded a win for liberals in eight states that legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. But the growing industry is facing a federal crackdown under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has compared cannabis to heroin.
A task force Mr. Sessions appointed to, in part, review links between violent crimes and marijuana is scheduled to release its findings by the end of the month. But he has already asked Senate leaders to roll back rules that block the Justice Department from bypassing state laws to enforce a federal ban on medical marijuana.
Uruguay: Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin July 19 at Pharmacies
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Legal sales of marijuana for recreational purposes are set to begin next week in Uruguay at a limited number of pharmacies to nearly 5,000 people who have registered as consumers.
The South American nation’s Cannabis Regulation and Control Institute said Friday in a statement that pot will be available starting July 19 in 5-gram amounts at 16 pharmacies across the country.
The packaging comes with a security stamp that guarantees authenticity and warnings about the effects of consumption.
Study: Closure of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Causes Crime Stats to Rise
A new study has found that closing medical marijuana dispensaries does not reduce crime in neighborhoods, but rather, causes the exact opposite.
Once again, we have academia and science to prove our point: weed dispensaries make for good neighbors.
According to data, published in the Journal of Urban Economics, researchers found that closing MMJ dispensaries was associated with an increase in larceny, property crimes, car break-ins and other street crime in the surrounding areas.
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