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FL: 101-year-old Navy veteran and her daughter turn metal wheelchair ramp into beautiful garden - ABC7 News

Drug News Bot - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:08
abc-7.com (US) Navy veteran and her daughter turn metal wheelchair ramp into beautiful garden - ABC7 News 101-year-old Navy veteran and her daughter turn metal wheelchair ramp into beautiful garden Making sure the Navy veteran can safely get outside is the reason the local VA recently built a wheelchair ramp in the front of her house. (Tue Oct 02 20:08:24 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(50%), $drugwar_propaganda(60%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $drug_ngo(50%), $drug_reform_ngo(50%), $ramp(50%), $youth(60%)]
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CO: Lamar Police Report: Woman cited for theft - Lamar Ledger

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:07
lamarledger.com (US) Code enforcement officer responded to 211 South Third Street in regards to a skunk in a trap. Officer transported and disposed of the skunk at the shelter. Code enforcement officer responded to the 400 block of E Parmenter Street in regards to a dead skunk on the roadway. Lamar Police R... (Tue Oct 02 16:07:37 2018 PDT)
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CO: Lamar City Council approves matching grant - Lamar Ledger

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:07
lamarledger.com (US) Lamar Police Report: Juvenile charged with smoking marijuana (Tue Oct 02 16:07:37 2018 PDT)
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CO: Morgan County sheriff releases graphic video of him and undersheriff fatally shooting homicide suspect - Lamar Ledger

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:07
lamarledger.com (US) That police department reported that Montano was trying to set up a marijuana distribution business from his aunt's house and stabbed her when she refused. (Tue Oct 02 16:07:37 2018 PDT)
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CO: Lamar Police Report: Juvenile charged with smoking marijuana - Lamar Ledger

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:07
lamarledger.com (US) One of the juveniles admitted to smoking marijuana and was charged accordingly. (Tue Oct 02 16:07:37 2018 PDT)
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FL: Dog Daze 2018 - WZNS-FM

Drug News Bot - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:07
z96.com A portion of the proceeds will go toward purchasing a new K-9 for the Fort Walton Beach Police Department. (Tue Oct 02 20:07:55 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(50%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $prohibition_agency(50%), $drug_dog(50%)]
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FL: Cardi B turns herself in to police, charged with endangerment and assault - WZNS-FM

Drug News Bot - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:07
z96.com Cardi B was "throwing chairs, bottles and hookahs [smoking pipes] in the club at 3 a.m.," according to a police spokesman. (Tue Oct 02 20:07:55 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(75%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $explicit_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme1(75%), $propaganda_theme2(60%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $paraphernalia(75%), $meeting(60%)]
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CO: Lamar Police Report: Woman cited for theft - Lamar Ledger

Drug News Bot - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:07
lamarledger.com (US) Code enforcement officer responded to 211 South Third Street in regards to a skunk in a trap. Officer transported and disposed of the skunk at the shelter. Code enforcement officer responded to the 400 block of E Parmenter Street in regards to a dead skunk on the roadway. Lamar Police R... (Tue Oct 02 16:07:37 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme5(70%), $dissent_silenced(75%), $propaganda_theme8(75%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $secret_evidence(50%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $police_related_news(70%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(70%), $msm(50%), $mockingbird(50%), $assoc_press(50%)]
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CO: Lamar City Council approves matching grant - Lamar Ledger

Drug News Bot - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:07
lamarledger.com (US) Lamar Police Report: Juvenile charged with smoking marijuana (Tue Oct 02 16:07:37 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(75%), $propaganda_theme5(70%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $police_related_news(70%), $youth(70%), $school(100%), $msm(50%), $mockingbird(50%), $assoc_press(50%), $meeting(100%)]
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CO: Morgan County sheriff releases graphic video of him and undersheriff fatally shooting homicide suspect - Lamar Ledger

Drug News Bot - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:07
lamarledger.com (US) That police department reported that Montano was trying to set up a marijuana distribution business from his aunt's house and stabbed her when she refused. (Tue Oct 02 16:07:37 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(100%), $propaganda_theme2(80%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $gateway(55%), $propaganda_theme4(55%), $propaganda_theme5(100%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $cannabis(100%), $cannabis_industry(85%), $police_related_news(70%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(100%), $aggrandizement(85%), $msm(50%), $mockingbird(50%), $assoc_press(50%)]
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CANADA: Former Tangerine CEO to head medical marijuana company CannTrust - Business - Cape Breton Post

Bot - Cannabis - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:04
capebretonpost.com (US) Former Tangerine CEO to head medical marijuana company CannTrust ! Business ! Cape Breton Post Former Tangerine CEO to head medical marijuana company CannTrust TORONTO b The former chief executive of Scotiabank's online bank Tangerine is now CEO of marijuana company CannTrust. (Tue Oct 02 02:04:52 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: Former Tangerine CEO to head medical marijuana company CannTrust - Business - Cape Breton Post

Drug News Bot - Tue, 10/02/2018 - 00:04
capebretonpost.com (US) Former Tangerine CEO to head medical marijuana company CannTrust ! Business ! Cape Breton Post Former Tangerine CEO to head medical marijuana company CannTrust TORONTO b The former chief executive of Scotiabank's online bank Tangerine is now CEO of marijuana company CannTrust. (Tue Oct 02 02:04:52 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(98%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $propaganda_theme7(98%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(90%), $plants(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $medical_cannabis(100%), $cannabis(100%), $various_drugs(90%)]
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Cannabis and Cryptos Have a Lot in Common According to SEC - newsBTC

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 19:02

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Cannabis and Cryptos Have a Lot in Common According to SEC
newsBTC
At the same time, these projects have nothing to back their words, with some of them not even bothering to come up with a whitepaper. Similar thing was seen in the marijuana industry, and Donley believes that the two being linked is not surprising at all.
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Cannabis producers push to meet demand - 680 News

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 14:36

680 News

Cannabis producers push to meet demand
680 News
York police release video of assault in Richmond Hill Oct 01, 2018, 3:08 PM Wooden crosses placed outside Ontario legislature to mark overdose deaths Oct 01, 2018, 1:56 PM Over 20 kilograms of marijuana seized from Mississauga cargo facility Oct 01, ...

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Media groups face stiff competition in following the buzz on cannabis: Don Pittis - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 14:25

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Media groups face stiff competition in following the buzz on cannabis: Don Pittis
CBC.ca
It described the high that people got from smoking cannabis. In the 1970s, the magazine High Times was a brand new title keeping an eye on the illegal but growing business of marijuana pricing and sales. It ran centrefolds of glistening pot plants and ...

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Michigan marijuana dispensaries get new deadline for approval, closure - Detroit Free Press

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 13:56

Detroit Free Press

Michigan marijuana dispensaries get new deadline for approval, closure
Detroit Free Press
Denise Pollicella, the Howell attorney who sued the state to stop the Sept. 15 deadline, said the new Oct. 31 date seems like "sour grapes" on the part of the state bureaucracy that wants to get the marijuana industry up and operating sooner rather ...
Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries need licenses by HalloweenWDIV ClickOnDetroit
Michigan medical marijuana businesses forced to have licenses by HalloweenMLive.com

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The DEA's surprising shift on marijuana could keep a booming $1 billion industry in check, experts say - Business Insider

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:35

Business Insider

The DEA's surprising shift on marijuana could keep a booming $1 billion industry in check, experts say
Business Insider
A new drug derived from marijuana led to a landmark change in the US government's stance on cannabis in late September. After being greenlit over the summer as the first federally approved marijuana-based medication, an epilepsy drug called Epidiolex ...
Cannabis stocks rally on continued excitement about CBD-infused drinksMarketWatch
A cannabis coffee shop has opened in WaterfordBreakingNews.ie
Cannabis café offering 'high quality cannabis' opens its doors in Waterford cityIrish Mirror
JOE -Bloomberg
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LAX airport to allow marijuana in carry-ons - CNN

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 09:43

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LAX airport to allow marijuana in carry-ons
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In 2016, California passed Proposition 64, aka the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. The passing of this proposition means that as of of January 1, 2018, it is legal in California "for individuals 21 years of age or older to possess up to 28.5 grams of ...
LA airport allowing passengers to carry marijuanaThe Hill
LAX Official Site | LAX Marijuana PolicyLAX

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This Ohio Ballot Proposal Would Be a Major Step in Rolling Back the Disastrous War on Drugs

Alternet - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 09:28
The state criminal justice and Republican political establishments are opposed. Imagine that.

Progressive voters in battleground Ohio will have one more reason to head to the polls next month. Not only do they have a chance to put a Democrat in the governor's mansion and reelect U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, but they also will have the opportunity to enact a dramatic sentencing reform that will keep thousands of non-violent drug offenders out of prison and help inmates currently serving time for drug possession get back into their communities sooner.

Issue 1, the smartly named Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment, and Rehabilitation Amendment, would:

·         Reclassify drug possession offenses as misdemeanor crimes, except for drug possession or trafficking offenses currently categorized as first-, second- or third-degree felonies;

·         Prohibit jail sentences for drug possession until an individual’s third offense within 24 months;

·         Allow inmates convicted of nonviolent crimes to reduce their sentences up to 25 percent for completing rehabilitative, work or educational programming;

·         Apply cost savings from reduced prison expenses to drug treatment programs and crime victim services.

That’s right, passage of Issue 1 would effectively defelonize drug possession in the Buckeye State. At least 16 states have already taken similar steps to ratchet down the drug war, including California, New York, and neighboring Pennsylvania. And now, thanks to local grassroots organizing backed by some big outside money, Ohio could be next.

It could use the help. The state’s prison population has hovered around 50,000 for nearly two decades after rising dramatically during the height of drug war repression in the 1980s and 1990s, and nearly a quarter of inmates are doing time for drug offenses. Unsurprisingly, Ohio suffers the same sort of racial disparities as the rest of the country, with blacks more than five times as likely to be imprisoned as whites, and Latinos nearly twice as likely. The state’s resort to mass incarceration costs it around $2 billion a year in corrections costs.

The initiative is the brainchild of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, a coalition of 20 community organizations, faith institutions, labor unions, and policy groups across the state, and its Ohio Safe and Healthy Communities campaign. Its aim is to reduce mass incarceration and racial disparities in the criminal justice system and increase access to drug treatment.  

Issue 1 would “invest in proven treatment for addiction instead of more spending on bloated prisons,” explained campaign manager Amanda Hoyt.

While the initiative is homegrown, the funding for it is coming mainly from a handful of out-of-state philanthropists. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has kicked in $1 million, and Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz’s Open Philanthropy Project ponied up another $1 million. George Soros’s Open Society Policy Center provided $1.5 million, while California businessman Nicholas Pritzker and his wife Susan added another $60,000. Of the $4.8 million raised by the campaign, all but $19,000 came from out of state.

“Relying on incarceration to solve addiction and the conditions that drive lower-level crimes actually doesn’t make communities safer, and it results in huge expenses to taxpayers with devastating impact to individuals, families, and entire communities,” said Ana Zamora, criminal justice manager at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, in a statement.

Issue 1 will “put taxpayer dollars to better use by reducing reliance on prisons to address certain non-violent offenses, including drug use and possession,” Zamora added.

The opposition to Issue 1 isn’t nearly as deep-pocketed, but it represents much of the state’s criminal justice and Republican political establishment. No opposition political action committees have reported donations, but groups such as the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association, the Ohio Common Pleas Judges’ Association, the Association of Municipal and County Court Judges of Ohio, the Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association, and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police have all come out against Issue 1.

And while Democratic gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray has endorsed Issue 1, current Republican Gov. John Kasich, GOP gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine, all the Republicans running for statewide office, and the state Republican Party itself have all announced their opposition.

“Unfortunately, Issue 1 is a one-sided proposal that will weaken the tools available to our elected representatives, county prosecutors, and judges to make and enforce laws. It will eliminate important incentives to encourage drug treatment for the addicted, and allow the drug dealers who prey on addiction to freely roam the streets,” said former secretary of state Ken Blackwell in rhetoric typical of the opposition.

Other opponents resorted to hyperbolic “sends the wrong message” arguments. “The message to children is that these drugs are not dangerous; the message to drug dealers is that doing business in Ohio is low-risk,” warned Louis Tobin, executive director of the prosecutors’ association, and Paul Pfeifer, executive director of the Ohio Judicial Conference, in their official argument against Issue 1.

It must be noted that Issue 1 defelonizes only drug possession—not drug distribution.

There has been no polling to determine what kind of support the measure has. Will an energized Democratic base carry the day for Democrats and Issue 1 in a closely divided state on Election Day? That remains to be seen, but all those millions in campaign funds should help buy plenty of TV ads and influence voters in these final weeks. Stay tuned.

This article was produced by Drug Reporter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.

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CBSA seizes 20kg of marijuana bound for destinations in Europe - CTV News

Google - Cannabis - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 06:58

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CBSA seizes 20kg of marijuana bound for destinations in Europe
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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- The Canada Border Services Agency says it has seized more than 20 kilograms of marijuana that was set to be shipped to Europe. The agency says the pot was hidden across five shipments bound for either Denmark or Italy. It says the ...
Over 20 kilograms of marijuana seized from Mississauga cargo facilityCityNews
Border agents seize over 20 kilograms of marijuana destined for EuropeCBC.ca

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