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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

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

Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Weed Policy

WASHINGTON — Jeff Sessions, the U.S. Attorney General, has rescinded the federal policy which prevented federal law enforcement from prosecuting in states with legal marijuana. The Obama-era policy left legalized marijuana states to regulate and enforce state laws individually. Former Attorney General Eric Holder wrote the Cole Memo in 2013, which stipulated that the federal government would permit states to establish local laws without interference.  The […]

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Categories: Cannabis Culture, Crime, DEA, Dispensaries, Economy, Enforcement, Federal, Government, Jail Time, Jobs, Legalization, Legislation, Licensing, Marijuana Industry, marijuana sales, Marijuana Use, medical marijuana, Police, Politics, Recreational, Washington

Top Weed News Over The 2017 Holidays

World Health Organization Says Cannabidiol is Safe and Nonaddictive A new report from the World Health Organization says that the compound cannabidiol (CBD) in marijuana is nonaddictive and safe. The organization found that existing research demonstrates that cannabidiol is safe, well-tolerated and without the potential for abuse. More extensive research is expected in 2018 by […]

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Categories: Cannabinoid, Cannabis Oil, CBD, DEA, Dispensaries, Economy, Enforcement, Jail Time, Legislation, Licensing, Marijuana Industry, marijuana sales, Marijuana Use, Recreational

Marijuana-Related Arrests Made in California and Kentucky

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Police in San Bernardino detained a Pacific Palisades woman last week after law enforcement officials simultaneously raided three locations in what is suspected to be one of the biggest indoor drug raids in the city’s history. Law enforcement officials are describing the 43-year-old Pacific Palisades woman, Stephanie Smith, as a drug […]

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Categories: California, DEA, Enforcement, Jail Time, marijuana sales, Police

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