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  1. Ron Strider

    CA: This Mom Made Millions Growing Pot In Huge, Guarded Facility Near Police HQ

    A mother police describe as a drug queen was detained on Wednesday in what might be the largest indoor marijuana operation ever discovered in San Bernardino, Calif. Stephanie Smith, 43, allegedly ran the unlicensed operation, which included employees, guards, an advanced drip-irrigation...
  2. Ron Strider

    CA: LAPD Captain Probed For Possible Ties To Marijuana Warehouse

    Los Angeles police captain is on paid leave as the department investigates whether he is involved with an alleged marijuana warehouse in Sun Valley. The warehouse came to the LAPD's attention on Oct. 31 after someone called to report a burglary there. Phillip A. Smith, a captain in Rampart...
  3. Ron Strider

    WV: Year Closes On First Public Industrial Hemp Grown In Decades

    According to "The Columbia History of the World," the oldest relic of human industry, a small piece of hemp fabric, dates back to approximately 8,000 B.C. Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp and, at times, its growth was mandatory to supply the nation with the raw...
  4. Ron Strider

    How Oregon's Cannabis Industry Plans To Keep Wealth Here

    There's something special about Oregon's cannabis community. Besides our long history of cultivation and breeding, we've done groundbreaking research and innovation that focuses on understanding cannabis as a plant. Most of our successful dispensaries, farms and industry organizations are led by...
  5. Ron Strider

    New Knick Rips 'Liar' Stephen A. Smith Over Weed Accusation

    Just days after Michael Beasley said if the Knicks keep fading star Carmelo Anthony, they can comfortably make the playoffs with "four" players who can score 25 points per game, ESPN beef-stirrer Stephen A. Smith dissected Beasley's overly optimistic comments by suggesting Beasley is smoking...
  6. Ron Strider

    FL: Lawsuit Over Medical Marijuana Licenses

    Colombus Smith, 82, a black farmer from Panama City filed suit against the state Friday. Smith says he is being excluded from obtaining a license to grow medical marijuana because he is not a member of the Black Farmers Association, which by law is entitled to a license. Smith alleges he is...
  7. Ron Strider

    MA: Recreational Marijuana Guidelines On Hold Pending State Regulations

    Regional planning commissions across Massachusetts are preparing to provide guidance to cities and towns on the regulation of recreational marijuana retailers, but the effort is on hold as state regulations are finalized, a local member said Wednesday. Larry Smith, principal land use planner...
  8. Ron Strider

    UK: A £42,000 Cannabis Farm Found Hidden Behind A Trapdoor In Rented Cottage

    A garage in a rented cottage was converted into a hidden cannabis growing factory containing 50 plants with a potential yield of £42,000. The double garage doors were completely blocked off from the inside and the only access to the garage was via a secret trapdoor. The trapdoor was in...
  9. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana, Painkillers Could Be Next NFL Vs. NFLPA Battleground

    The issue of how recreational marijuana should be sanctioned and how medicinal marijuana fits into the football painkiller lexicon has been much discussed over the past half-decade. And so it was that the NFL reached out to the NFLPA on July 6 to explore spending a piece of their "joint...
  10. Ron Strider

    UK: Police Could Smell Cannabis When They Stopped Car

    A cannabis dealer was caught out by the smell of his stash after police carried out a routine stop of his car. Aiden Smith was found with bagged up drugs, scales, and three mobile phones when police recognised the strong smell of skunk and searched his car. He was with a friend whose...
  11. Ron Strider

    IL: Lawmakers Debate Marijuana Legalization

    Some lawmakers say legalizing recreational marijuana should be on the horizon for Illinois, but they admit there are still details to work out. Democratic State Sen. Heather Steans, of Chicago, introduced a measure earlier this year that would allow those 21 and older to possess, grow and...
  12. Ron Strider

    25 Marijuana Gardens On Tribal Land Raided In Northern California

    The County of Mendocino Marijuana Eradication Team led a raid on about 25 marijuana gardens on Sherwood Valley tribal land in Willits on Tuesday, assisted by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs. The team, including Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office personnel, arrested six people and seized...
  13. Ron Strider

    Ohio State Football Legend Turns His Eyes To Weed

    Troy Smith brought a Heisman Trophy to Ohio, and a little over a decade later, he is hoping to bring the state medical marijuana, too. The former Ohio State star quarterback, along with former Browns player Eric Metcalf and high school football coach Ted Ginn Sr., are trying to bring a weed...
  14. Ron Strider

    Representatives From Regional Hemp Steering Committee Attend European Industrial Hemp

    Regional Hemp Steering Committee executives undertook a trade mission from June 5 to 12 to the Netherlands to make contacts and raise awareness of the potential for Alberta-grown hemp. Drayton Valley-Devon MLA Mark Smith, who also took part in the trade mission, said the Regional Hemp...
  15. Ron Strider

    Former Seminole Chief To Help Other Tribes Grow Legal Weed

    An ex-chief of the Seminole Tribe, with a legendary history of wrangling regulators as he pioneered the casino industry on tribal lands, plans to help other Native American groups grow and sell tax-free marijuana in states where it's legal. James Billie, a Vietnam veteran has launched a...
  16. Ron Strider

    Canada: More Info Needed On Plans To Legalize Pot: Charlottetown Police Chief

    The Charlottetown police chief says he shares some of the mayor's concerns over a lack of information on the federal government's plan to legalize marijuana and how that will affect law enforcement agencies. Charlottetown police Chief Paul Smith is preparing a report for city council that...
  17. K

    NCIA Director Discusses National Cannabis Priorities At Seed To Sale Show In Denver

    Advocacy for cannabis at the national level is more important now than ever before, said Aaron Smith, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, as he opened NCIA's Seed to Sale Show on January 31. NCIA ensures that cannabis-industry professionals have a voice and a...
  18. K

    CA: Prop 64 Conflicts With Pot Competition

    The second Humboldt County Cup marijuana competition is up in the air after authorities said the event conflicts with both local and, ironically, new state laws created by the marijuana legalization measure Proposition 64. Event organizers are challenging the decision, with a lawsuit...
  19. K

    CA: The Mountain Messenger - Medical Marijuana Battle Over?

    Nevada City, Calif. December 3, 2016 — One of the first reactions to marijuana legalization in California would seem to be a dampening down of activity by Americans for Safe Access, a group active in making medical marijuana available to Nevada County patients. Not so, says the group's chair...
  20. K

    TX: Leander Mom Wants To Try Cannabis Oil To Ease Daughter's Seizures

    Leander, Texas - Kenza Hocini, 2, has more than a 100 seizures a day. The 24-pound girl is confined to a wheelchair because she can't stand, sit or do anything by herself. She can't even eat on her own. "I thought she was having 20 to 30 seizures a day, we did her EEG three weeks ago and...
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