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  1. Ron Strider

    Feds Can Still Seize Marijuana At California Checkpoints Despite Legalization

    California legalizes marijuana for recreational use Monday, but that won't stop federal agents from seizing the drug – even in tiny amounts – on busy freeways and backcountry highways. Marijuana possession still will be prohibited at eight Border Patrol checkpoints in California, a reminder...
  2. Ron Strider

    Travelers To Canada Will Be Routinely Asked If Carrying Pot At The Border

    Travelers to Canada will be routinely asked whether they are bringing marijuana into the country as Ottawa moves to legalize recreational pot use. Signs will also be posted at major ports of entry to remind people that the unauthorized importation of pot remains illegal, said Peter Hill...
  3. Ron Strider

    VT: Border Checkpoint Nets 8 Illegal Immigrant Arrests, Seizure Of Marijuana

    A U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoint along Interstate 93 southbound resulted in the arrests of eight illegal immigrants and marijuana being seized. The checkpoint was set up along the same straightaway as one that was held over a three-day period in late August. This time, U.S...
  4. Ron Strider

    AZ: American Accused Of Smuggling Marijuana Into The U.S.

    An American citizen from Arizona is accused of trying to smuggle more than one hundred pounds of marijuana into the United States. Agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection stopped the 43-year-old man from Tucson at an immigration checkpoint near Whetstone, Arizona. Authorities found...
  5. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Activist Detained And Denied Entry To Canada

    A leading activist for marijuana legalization says he was detained at the Canadian border on Monday and denied entry after agents determined he had been arrested during a 2008 protest in St. Paul, Minnesota. Paul McCarrier, the president of Legalize Maine, a nonprofit advocacy group that helped...
  6. Ron Strider

    Maine Border Patrol Says Marijuana Seizures Have Increased

    Since 2012, border patrol agents say they have seized more than 700 pounds of marijuana in Maine. That presents a variety of issues for agents in the field. A round-table discussion was held at Bangor International Airport Monday to address those issues. "We are seizing more. The...
  7. Ron Strider

    CA: Border Patrol Arrests 30; Discover Smuggling Tunnel

    U.S. Border Patrol agents at San Diego Sector, discovered a cross-border smuggling tunnel early Saturday morning after they arrested 30 people who were in the country illegally near the Otay Mesa port of entry. At around 1:12 a.m., Border Patrol agents encountered several people who had...
  8. Ron Strider

    Head Of U.S. Border Patrol In Maine Warns Marijuana Legalization Won't Halt seizures

    The top U.S. Border Patrol agent in Maine cautioned residents Monday that officers will still confiscate marijuana when they encounter it and that even family connections to the cannabis industry can disqualify someone from federal employment. Chief Daniel Hiebert, who heads the Houlton...
  9. Ron Strider

    AZ: Giant Marijuana Bundle Launched Over US-Mexico Border Fence

    Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona have seized a nearly 100-pound (45 kilogram) bundle of marijuana after spotting it flying over the border fence. Surveillance video on Wednesday captured the large package launching through the air over the fence from Mexico to the U.S. Agents on the...
  10. Ron Strider

    TX: Marijuana Worth Nearly $2 Million Seized At Border

    Two separate seizures at the U.S. - Mexico border yielded nearly $2 million dollars worth of marijuana. The incidents happened on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at two border crossings after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers stopped two tractor trailers for secondary inspections. The...
  11. Ron Strider

    AZ: Agents Seize More Than 1,000 Pounds Of Marijuana East Of Douglas

    Border Patrol agents seized more than $500,000 worth of marijuana after a vehicle pursuit east of Douglas on Sunday night, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Agents started to pursue the suspicious vehicle after it was spotted by another agent operating surveillance technology...
  12. Ron Strider

    Ton Of Marijuana Found Among Watermelon Shipment On Texas Border

    Watermelons weren't the only thing found in a recent shipment that was crossing the border, according to news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Customs and Border Protection officers on Wednesday referred a white Freightliner tractor-trailer for secondary inspection as it was...
  13. Ron Strider

    Border Patrol Agents Seize Large Amounts Of Marijuana

    The Laredo Sector Border Patrol seized over 2,000 lbs of marijuana. The first seizure took place on June 23. Agents at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate Highway 35 encountered a U-Haul truck at the primary lane. The driver was questioned regarding his immigration status and...
  14. Ron Strider

    Canadians Banned At U.S. Border for Admitting Pot Use; Officers Rarely Ask Mexicans

    U.S. border officers at northern ports of entry have been asking Canadians if they've ever used marijuana – and those who answer "yes" get banned from the United States for life. Meanwhile, at the arguably more problematic southern border, officers don't seem to care about the drug histories...
  15. Ron Strider

    Inside The Marijuana Showdown At The Canadian Border

    It was 2013, and Goldstein, a 30-year-old Canadian from the Vancouver area, was on her way to a Dave Matthews concert in Washington state, passing through the Peace Arch border crossing between the United States and Canada. She'd done this countless times before and had never been asked about...
  16. Ron Strider

    The Bright Future And Frustrating Present Of Cannabis In Canada

    It looks as if Canada is possibly on its way to legalizing recreational weed use, which would make it and Uruguay the only countries on this planet to do so (as of press time). The plan, which pundits say is likely to pass, is not all wine and roses for our stoner brethren to the North. Of great...
  17. Ron Strider

    Canada: Progress On Opioids, Incoherence On Marijuana

    The move toward marijuana legalization is ... still not as coherent as it could be, let's say. The Liberal legislation, unveiled last month, would establish rules around THC-impaired driving that may well prove unconstitutional: science has yet to establish a solid link between a given level of...
  18. Ron Strider

    Canada: Legal Pot Could Slow Border Crossings, Former U.S. Diplomat Warns

    The former U.S. ambassador to Canada warns the new marijuana law could effectively thicken the border as sniffer dogs trigger searches for marijuana that's illegal in the United States, but legal in Canada. Bruce Heyman, who served as U.S. ambassador in Ottawa under former president Barack...
  19. Ron Strider

    Border Patrol Finds 67 Pounds Of Marijuana Inside Closed Casket Near Tucson

    Officials valued the drugs at more than $33,000. Rather than the dead inside a hearse, Border Patrol agents found marijuana inside a closed casket over the weekend, officials said. Willcox Boarder Patrol agents stopped a hearse near Tombstone and found 67 pounds of marijuana inside a casket...
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    Reputable Genetics

    Hi Famz... Preparing to start an indoor organic grow. looking for a sativa dominant hybrid... feminized seeds. My original plan was to go to Crop King but I am hearing some not so great things plus the added risk of seizure at the border. I checked some of the seed banks in CA and CO and...