Scratch And Sniff Marijuana Cards Offered By Crimestoppers
Category: Odd | Posted on Tue, March, 19th 2013 by THCFinder
Scratch and sniff marijuana cards are being offered by Crimestoppers in a campaign to raise awareness of marijuana farms. The cards are being mailed to 201,000 UK residents.
The cards, which release the odor of marijuana, are part of a campaign to reduce the number farms illegally growing marijuana in the UK. Residents recognizing the scent are asked to report the odor to their local authorities.
As reported by BBC, West Yorkshire, in particular, has seen a recent rise in marijuana farms. In a two year period between 2010 and 2012, authorities found nearly 1,800 marijuana farms in the area. Those numbers include residential homes or apartments where residents were growing plants.
Crimestoppers hope that the scratch and sniff marijuana cards will help UK residents who would not normally recognize the odor. They point out that larger commercial operations are declining as residents move their operations to residential neighborhoods.
Read more: http://www.inquisitr.com
Danish city wants to import marijuana from Washington, Colorado
Category: Odd | Posted on Tue, March, 12th 2013 by THCFinder
The Copenhagen Post’s news editor, Justin Cremer, who explains that city officials in the capital of Denmark are anxious to legalize marijuana there and import supplies from Washington, Colorado or both.
“If we get the three-year trial, it will be important to work as quickly and effectively as possible, so we are looking abroad for where we could import cannabis,” Deputy Mayor for Social Affairs Mikkel Warming told the Post. “Yes, we are looking at Colorado and Washington, but we’re also looking at places like Great Britain, where there is state-controlled production of marijuana for medical purposes.
“The US states of Colorado and Washington recently legalized marijuana for recreational use, so it makes sense to learn from their experiences and to explore the possibility of importing from them.”
The city wants to import marijuana in order to do a runaround on the black market there.
Read more: http://blog.seattlepi.com
Men arrested for having marijuana in ice cream truck
Category: Odd | Posted on Mon, March, 11th 2013 by THCFinder
EL PASO, TX — Two men were arrested for having marijuana by El Paso County Sheriff’s deputies after the ice cream truck they were riding in was pulled over.
On Saturday, deputies were patrolling Alameda near Ysleta High School when they pulled over a purple ice cream truck because it had a cracked windshield and expired registration sticker.
Deputies said during the stop, Elijah Sanchez, 19, got out of the truck and led deputies on a brief foot chase.
When Sanchez was caught, he was allegedly found with two Tupperware bowls containing marijuana.
Read more: http://www.kfoxtv.com
$1 million in marijuana found at Vandenberg base was camouflaged
Category: Odd | Posted on Fri, March, 8th 2013 by THCFinder
Officials at Vandenberg Air Force Base believe drug smugglers crashed a boat onto the beach on base property, leaving behind at least $1 million in marijuana.
According to a statement from Vandenberg officials, the marijuana was found near an overturned boat north of Wall Beach and was removed by Homeland Security investigators, who took over the investigation about 5:40 p.m.
No suspects were found in the area after an extensive search.
Col. Nina Armagno, 30th Space Wing commander, told the Santa Maria Times that the marijuana was camouflaged.
“What it looks like to me are large bags, kind of like dark-colored trash bags, wrapped up and stacked, and actually they have been covered in what looks like an attempt to camouflage them with brush,” Armagno told the paper.
Read more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com
Mass. woman sues FedEx over marijuana delivery
Category: Odd | Posted on Fri, March, 1st 2013 by THCFinder
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has sued FedEx, claiming the company mistakenly sent her a package containing seven pounds of marijuana, then gave her address to the intended recipients, who later showed up at her door.
Maryangela Tobin of Plymouth said in the suit filed Feb. 12 that by disclosing her address, the company violated state privacy laws and put herself and her children in danger.
"I feel like the safety of my daughters and myself was invaded and it makes things complicated," she told WBZ-TV. "I walk into my house first every time, my kids don't."
Tobin said she thought the package was a birthday present for her daughter, because when she opened it, she found candles, pixie sticks and peppermint. There was also something she thought was potpourri, but it was marijuana.
Tobin said that about an hour later, a man knocked on her door looking for the package, while two men sat in a vehicle in her driveway, waiting. She said she didn't have it, and bolted and slammed the door. Tobin claims FedEx gave out her address, which led the men to her home.
'Marijuana cannon' used to fire drugs over US border seized in Mexico
Category: Odd | Posted on Wed, February, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
Police in the border city of Mexicali say they have recovered a powerful improvised cannon used to hurl packets of marijuana across a border fence into California.
Police told the Televisa network that the device was made up of a plastic pipe and a crude metal tank that used compressed air from the engine of an old car.
The apparatus fired cylinders packed with drugs that weighed as much as 13 kilos, police said. It was confiscated last week after US officers told Mexican police that they had been confiscating a large number of drug packages that appeared to have been fired over the border. Mexican police on the border have recovered a series of similar devices in recent years.
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