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  1. Ron Strider

    New York Medical Pot Activist Cuffed On Cannabis Charges In California

    Longtime New York medical marijuana advocate Dana Beal is back in the joint – this time in California. Beal, 70, was arrested on two pot charges Saturday night in a rural area about 100 miles south of the Oregon border, a Trinity County Sheriff's source told the Daily News. He was jailed...
  2. Ron Strider

    PA: Lebanon's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary To Open Soon

    A company approved to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Lebanon announced approximately when the center will open Thursday, as well as the methods of consumption that will be available. The center will open in mid first quarter 2018, a news release from Wellness Centers of PA said, which...
  3. Ron Strider

    WI: Packers TE Lance Kendricks Cited For Marijuana Possession In September

    Packers tight end Lance Kendricks was cited in September for possession of marijuana, a charge that just came to light Saturday. It's the second time this week news surfaced of a Packers player being arrested on drug-related charges earlier this fall, following news reports on running back...
  4. Ron Strider

    Canada: Winnipeg Free Press Unveils Website Dedicated To Marijuana News

    A specialized cannabis news website called The Leaf is generating quite a "buzz" since launching earlier this week, according to the editor of the Winnipeg Free Press. Paul Samyn said the newspaper thinks there is growing reader appetite locally and nationally for news about marijuana as...
  5. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Laws In 2018 Could Help Israel Become A Global Superpower

    Americans may soon be able to get medical marijuana from an unlikely drug dealer: Israel. Bloomberg reported Thursday that 2018 could be a big year for the country's quest to become a global pot provider. Israel's government is on track to pass regulations that would allow growers to export...
  6. Ron Strider

    CA: Cannabis Coverage Coming To The U-T

    California voters legalized the recreational use of marijuana by those 21 and older when they passed Proposition 64 in November 2016. At the beginning of the new year, state officials must have regulations in place for this market that is expected to be huge. The implications for the county...
  7. Ron Strider

    Michigan Farmer Finds Marijuana Plants Growing Along Edge Of Cornfield

    A mid-Michigan farmer has found about 69 marijuana plants growing along the edge of a cornfield on his property in Midland County. The Midland Daily News reports Tuesday that the 62-year-old Larkin Township farmer was cutting down corn when he came across the marijuana Saturday afternoon...
  8. Ron Strider

    CA: LA Lawyer Sentenced For Role In Large Sacramento, Sutter County Marijuana Grows

    A Los Angeles lawyer has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for his involvement in large-scale marijuana cultivation operations in Sacramento and Sutter counties. Nathan Hoffman, 57, was sentenced Tuesday in Sacramento by U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez for conspiring to...
  9. Ron Strider

    CA: Estimated $778,000 Worth Of Marijuana Seized As Yolo County Targets Illegal gws

    Four people were arrested and an estimated $778,000 worth of marijuana plants were seized when Yolo County sheriff's deputies served search warrants at three properties this week. Although marijuana cultivation in allowed in the county under certain circumstances, it requires a county...
  10. Ron Strider

    UT: 10 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized By Moab Police

    What began as a routine traffic stop in Moab ended with the seizure of 10 pounds of marijuana. At 4:49 a.m. Friday morning a Moab City police officer pulled a car over at 200 South Hwy. 191 for equipment violations. According to a news release, "the officer made observations which resulted in...
  11. Ron Strider

    CA: Estimated 300 Marijuana Plants Found Growing Inside Citrus Heights House

    Citrus Heights police seized approximately 300 marijuana plants from what was described as a sophisticated indoor growing operation in a residential neighborhood. Detectives with the department's special investigations unit served a search warrant in the 8000 block of Dicus Court about 9:45...
  12. Ron Strider

    Canada: Kosher Designation For Gatineau Pot Product Arrives In Time For High Holidays

    A medical marijuana producer in Gatineau, Que., says its processed products have been certified as kosher, just in time for one of the High Holidays on the Jewish calendar. The Hydropothecary Corp. said in a news release that the certification, by Rabbi Levy Teitlebaum, comes just in time for...
  13. 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...
  14. Ron Strider

    LA: Marijuana Found In Cereal Boxes During Traffic Stop

    Authorities say a man speeding down an interstate in Louisiana has been arrested after deputies found 2 pounds (1 kilogram) of marijuana in cereal boxes. News outlets report 23-year-old Donald Roots-Scott Jr. of Sacramento, California, was charged with possession with intent to distribute...
  15. Ron Strider

    Philippines : ABS-CBN Report On Drug War Victims Wins Plum Asia Journalism Prize

    ABS-CBN News' six-part series on victims of the war on drugs in the Philippines took home the award for Excellence in Human Rights Reporting at the Society of Publishers in Asia's (SOPA) 2017 Awards for Editorial Excellence. The ABS-CBN Investigative and Research Group's "War On Drugs: The...
  16. Ron Strider

    Why Marijuana Legalization Is Getting The Cold Shoulder From Canadian Executives

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised marijuana legalization in his 2015 campaign, and he's making good on that promise. By July 2018, our neighbors to the North are expected to legalize recreational cannabis throughout the country. Trudeau made the promise because it had broad support from...
  17. Ron Strider

    Medical Cannabis Under Trump's First 100 Days

    The phrase "no news is good news" should mean an assurance that a situation is not dramatically worsening, and perhaps even improving. For the first 100 days of Trump's Presidency, the lack of news surrounding medical cannabis has been, for the most part, good news for the status quo. However...
  18. Ron Strider

    Legal Marijuana Quinnipiac Poll Hits New High Of Support

    During the first week of March, the Marist Poll conducted the Weed & the American Family survey, funded by Yahoo News and focusing on the impact of marijuana use on relationships and the family. Barbara Brohl, executive director of Colorado's Department of Revenue, told the panel her state's...
  19. Ron Strider

    Georgia Lawmaker Delivers Cannabis Oil While Dodging Felony Charges

    Once a month, a cardboard box from Colorado appears at the office of a conservative Christian lawmaker in central Georgia, filled with derivatives of marijuana, to be distributed around the state in the shadows of the law. Operating in ways he hopes will avoid felony charges of drug...
  20. Ron Strider

    MD: Hogan Calls For Disparity Study On Medical Marijuana Industry

    Study to address diversity concerns by state's Legislative Black Caucus. Gov. Larry Hogan has called for a disparity study to examine Maryland's regulated medical cannabis industry. Hogan said the study will be overseen by the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs and is in response to concerns...