Colorado veteran faces jail after using marijuana to treat PTSD
Category: News | Posted on Tue, March, 5th 2013 by THCFinder
After returning from combat duty with post-traumatic stress disorder, a former US Navy Corpsman in Colorado now faces prison for using marijuana to cope. A court said it would violate his probation after a string of run-ins with the law.
Jeremy Usher uses marijuana medicinally to deal with insomnia, anxiety, depression, flashbacks and a speech impediment developed as a result of the disorder, the Greeley Tribune of Greeley, Colorado reports.
Colorado is one of two US states where residents can legally possess marijuana, the other being Washington.
But as Usher, 31, has been convicted three times of driving drunk, his use of marijuana is a probation violation, which means he could end up in jail as a result.
Usher served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, returning home in 2003, after being shot in the head while working as a medic. That injury caused brain damage that led to many of the symptoms he exhibits.
Read more: http://rt.com
Marijuana DUI: Police face challenges in determining who is too high to drive
Category: News | Posted on Mon, March, 4th 2013 by THCFinder
As state legislators consider adopting a new blood-level standard that would determine who is too high to drive, neither Aspen police nor the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office could specify whether they have issued any tickets for driving under the influence of marijuana.
Driving under the influence of drugs is just as illegal as getting behind the wheel after drinking, but in the case of pot, it can be difficult to determine who has consumed and how much. However, in the wake of Colorado voters passing Amendment 64 in November, which legalized possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for people over the age of 21, state officials are trying establish a clear protocol for handling stoned drivers.
Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office records manager Charlie Matthews couldn’t point to any DUI-pot charges from the local agency.
“I wouldn’t say it’s so much a policy as that there isn’t a definitive test for being under the influence of marijuana,” Matthews said. “Other agencies may handle things differently, we just don’t see any objective testing for it.”
Read more: http://www.aspendailynews.com
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
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