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Drug Cartels Switch from Pot to Poppies

CHIHUAHUA, Mexico — USA Today reported on Tuesday that drug cartels in Mexico are switching from smuggling marijuana to smuggling opium poppies. The gum from opium poppies is extracted made into numerous narcotic opiates, including morphine and heroin. According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, since 2012, heroin seizures have increased while seizures of […]

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Categories: Crime, Cultivation, DEA, Opiates

San Francisco to Erase Marijuana Convictions Automatically

 SAN FRANCISCO, CA: San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement on Wednesday that the city will erase thousands of marijuana convictions, going all the way back to 1975. The New York Times reported that the district attorney’s office plans to dismiss the cases without defendants having to petition the court.   Recreational marijuana became legal in California on Jan. 1, 2018, and a provision in the new law requires that minor marijuana […]

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Categories: California, Crime, Jail Time

Wyoming Legislature Wants Edible Pot Law

Legislatures in Wyoming have proposed tough marijuana laws specifically addressing edibles due to the flood of cannabis-infused edibles spilling into the state from Colorado. Marijuana is illegal in Wyoming but quite legal in the neighboring state of Colorado.    Current law considers possession of more than 3 ounces of cannabis flowers a felony, carrying a prison sentence of up to 5 years. Two bills are being proposed […]

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Categories: Crime, Edibles, Enforcement, Health, Legalization, Legislation, Marijuana Use, Medical Benefits, medical marijuana, Wyoming

Elderly Couple Caught Carrying 60 Pounds of Pot Caught Again

LANCASTER COUNTY, Neb.: The elderly California couple that was arrested with 60 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle last December were caught again 3 weeks later in the same state, according to The Lincoln Journal Star. Patrick Jiron, 80, along with his 83-year-old wife Barbara Jiron, was caught just before Christmas with an estimated $300,000 […]

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Categories: Crime, DEA, Elderly, Jail Time, marijuana sales, Nebraska, Police

Cannabis Crimes During The Holidays

ANCHORAGE, Alaska:  Three men and a woman robbed a cannabis cultivation warehouse in late December, smashing a window with a sledgehammer, according to NBC affiliate KTUU. The four masked bandits made off with marijuana and marijuana products worth more than $150,000. The entire incident was caught on security cameras.   Anchorage Police officers on the scene found broken glass from the exterior door […]

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Categories: Alaska, Crime, Enforcement, Jail Time, Missouri, News

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