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1 hr ago | UPI

Wisconsin police chief states he thinks marijuana should be legal

During an interview with the Wisconsin State Journal, Madison Police Chief Mike Kova stated he believes marijuana should be legal, taxed and regulated. "We've done such an abysmal job using marijuana as a centerpiece of drug enforcement, that it's time to reorder and triage the necessities of what's more important now," Koval said.


Related Topix: Drugs

5 hrs ago | SFGate

Pot smell on kindergartner leads police to father

An Upper Peninsula man is asking a federal judge to suppress evidence of more than 200 marijuana plants, which were seized after his kindergarten-age daughter came to school with the smell of marijuana on her clothes and told her teacher about her father's homegrown pot. Federal Magistrate Judge Timothy Greeley ruled there was probable cause to search Randall Fieck 's home last January.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Education Etc., Science / Technology

9 hrs ago | Examiner

Marchers seek medical marijuana awareness

Mr Bester developed refractory epilepsy, which causes severe and frequent seizures, after contracting a virus in his brain at the age of six. His mother Lyn Cleaver has been researching the use of medical cannabis for the past few years as an alternative to the drugs that Mr Bester must take.


Related Topix: Drugs

13 hrs ago | WANE-TV Fort Wayne

FILE: Marijuana plant

An Upper Peninsula man is asking a judge to suppress evidence of more than 200 marijuana plants, which were seized after his daughter told her kindergarten teacher about homegrown pot. Federal Magistrate Judge Timothy Greeley says there was probable cause to search Randall Fieck's home last January.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

17 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Young Huntsville man's bright future ravaged by disease, Alabama marijuana oil law denies relief

He began feeling run down last year and was diagnosed in January with ulcerative colitis , an excruciatingly painful intestinal disorder that produces so many ulcers in the colon that the body cannot properly absorb food. Shapira found a substance Cannabidiol , or CBD oil, that promises significant relief and possible healing of the lining of his colon.


Related Topix: Drugs, Alabama Government, Alabama, Ulcerative Colitis, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Pediatrics, Medicine

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KRDO-TV Colorado Springs

CSPD arrest man accused of trying to steal dispensary's surveillance camera

Colorado Springs police arrested a man Saturday morning, accused of trying to steal a surveillance camera from a medical marijuana dispensary. Police said Jeremie Boling, 41, used gloves to try to remove a surveillance camera at Rocky Road Remedies in the 500 block of South Academy Boulevard Saturday morning.


Related Topix: Colorado Springs, CO

Greenwich Citizen

A look inside Bethel's medical marijuana facility

Karen Barski, left, and Angela D'Amico, of Trumbull, Conn. are the owners of the Compassionate Care Center, medical marijuana dispensary opening on Garella Road in bethel, Conn.


Related Topix: Trumbull, CT, Bethel, CT, Connecticut, Connecticut Government

The Bennington Banner

Costa Rica seizes 1.5 tons of pot in chase at sea

Costa Rica's coast guard has recovered 1.5 tons of marijuana that officials say was thrown into the sea by smugglers being chased in the Caribbean after a tip from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The country's Public Security Ministry says the incident happened early Friday and the suspect boat escaped its Costa Rican pursuers.


Related Topix: Costa Rica, World News, Central America, Drugs, Drug Enforcement Administration

The Newberg Graphic

Marijuana legalization: Pros and cons

Current law is 'failed Prohibition' to Blumenauer, but just right to DA Marquis SALEM - Two of Oregon’s best-known public officials engaged Friday in a lively debate about whether Oregon should join Washington and Colorado in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.


News Max

In Jamaica, Rastas Ready for Pot Decriminalization

Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his concrete yard painted in the red, green, gold and black colors identified with his Rastafarian faith. These days, the baritone singer from the legendary Wailers, the group he formed in 1963 with late superstars Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, has reason to feel good.


Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, Drugs, Reggae, Bunny Wailer, The Wailers, Bob Marley

Business Journal

Database: Each property zoned for medical marijuana in Orange County

The Orange County Planning & Zoning Commission on Sept. 18 will take a first vote on a proposed ordinance toa limit medical marijuana treatment centers to industrial areas.


PD: Man dead, attempted to rob marijuana seller

According to Phoenix police, the 19-year-old suspect responded to a Craig's List ad to buy medical marijuana. The suspect and seller met at a park near 7th Street and Southern Avenue on Thursday night.


Fri Sep 12, 2014

WINK-TV Fort Myers

City of Bonita Springs prepares for medical marijuana

Another city in southwest Florida is getting ready for medical marijuana. You can vote on legalizing medical marijuana in the November election.


Related Topix: Bonita Springs, FL

Broward-Palm Beach

Anti-Medical Marijuana Group Pouring $1.6 Million Into TV Ads

"It's no surprise Drug Free Florida Committee is making such a large buy so far out from Election Day.


Related Topix: Drugs, Florida, Florida Government


Phoenix police: Man killed during pot robbery

Phoenix police say a 19-year-old man was fatally shot when he attempted to rob another man of medical marijuana. Sgt. Trent Crump says the men had arranged to meet at a park Thursday night so the 19-year-old man could purchase medical marijuana from a 54-year-old man.


Related Topix: Science / Technology


Iowa committee backs legalizing medical marijuana

A legislative committee narrowly recommended allowing medical marijuana to be grown and sold in Iowa to help people with epilepsy. The 10-member committee was formed to look at problems with a new law that was supposed to allow some epilepsy patients to get marijuana extract.


Related Topix: Iowa Government, Iowa, Seizures, Health, Science / Technology


Free at last, Christie vows to fight on for marijuana legalization

Moments after being released from the Federal Detention Center near the airport, THC Minister Roger Christie raised his arms high in the air and flashed a victory sign with both hands. He also delivered a message to his many supporters after more than 50 months behind bars.


Related Topix: Drugs, Federal Detention Center, Honolulu, Federal Prisons, Prison

Aurora Advocate

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald backs medical marijuana

Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald has announced his support for legalizing marijuana use for medicinal purposes. The Democratic gubernatorial hopeful offered the new position following months of consideration of the pros and cons of legalization.


Related Topix: Drugs, Cuyahoga County, OH, US Governors, John Kasich

Thu Sep 11, 2014

CBS Local

Suspect Arrested In Marijuana-Related Home Invasion Robbery In Santa Rosa

A resident in the 2200 block of Windsor Court in the Rincon Valley area of Santa Rosa told police he woke up to the sounds of someone rummaging through his residence and found a male suspect inside his home. police Sgt.


Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA

Redlands Daily Facts

Los Angeles councilman makes hay -- or is it hemp? -- out of century-old marijuana raid

Bruce Margolin, the director of LA NORML, speaks in front of Los Angeles City Hall on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, as the legacy of the war on marijuana was addressed at a press conference to mark the 100th anniversary of the nation's first marijuana raid, which took place in a Los Angeles barrio.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Chinatown (Los Angeles, CA), Westwood (Los Angeles, CA)