Category Archives: Marijuana

Drug courier jailed after trying to smuggle £7m worth of cannabis into UK

Some of the cannabis being smuggled into the UK by Angelo Javier Raaijmakers. Thursday 27 August 2015  A Dutch drug courier caught trying to smuggle £7m worth of cannabis into the UK through the Port of Tyne has been jailed. Angelo Javier Raaijmakers, 36, was stopped by Border Force officers on February 7, after the Dutch-registered lorry he was driving arrived in the North Shields port on a ferry from Ijmuiden, Holland. Angelo Javier Raaijmakers. When officers searched the trailer of the vehicle they discovered…

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August 25, 2015 – Today’s Cannabis News

Republican voters to feds: Butt out of marijuana reform Russia lifts Wikipedia ban after website edits marijuana entry President of Kush Bottles Named to Oregon Liquor Control Commission Marijuana Subcommittee Could Legal Marijuana Lead to an Industrial Building Boom in Denver? Correction: Medical Marijuana Advocate story Marijuana tourism is a budding industry Manchester slated for medical marijuana farm Illinois announces Marion business as 1st registered marijuana dispensary

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State Medical Board Backs Marijuana For Pain Syndrome

Advanced Grow Labs marijuana bud is displayed at the lab where more than 200 pounds of marijuana buds a month could be produced, estimates managing partner David Lipton. (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant) By Kenneth R. Gosselin contact the reporter Alternative Medicine Doctor review board backs use of medical marijuana for pain syndrome. HARTFORD — The chief of Connecticut’s medical marijuana program said Wednesday he will draft regulations to allow the drug to be used by those who suffer from complex regional pain syndrome, immediately…

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Brand of granola bars contains hemp seeds, Army warns

Snacking “Strong & KIND” may put extra protein in your diet, but could also put you in danger of failing a drug test, the Army says. The protein-focused line of increasingly popular KIND brand granola bars contains hemp seeds, according to both the Army and the company’s website. The Army believes the seeds used in the “Strong & KIND” line — which can contain low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (aka THC, the active ingredient in marijuana) — could trigger a positive drug test. Other lines of KIND bars, generally made of nuts along…

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Hemp growing near Fort Qu’Appelle mistaken for marijuana

Some Saskatchewan hemp growers recently got a visit from the RCMP after passersby thought they were growing marijuana. This has happened at least two other times in Saskatchewan in the past year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Photograph by: Justin Sullivan , Getty Images Fort Qu’Appelle — The Fort Qu’Appelle RCMP detachment recently solved an interesting case of mistaken identity. On Aug. 9, a member of the detachment responded to a call from the public that plants resembling marijuana were growing in an area southeast…

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Vets with PTSD sue Colorado for blocking medical pot prescriptions

Get short URL © David McNew / Reuters Five people with PTSD are bringing a lawsuit against Colorado over its decision not to allow their condition to be treated under the state’s medical marijuana program, even though the substance is already legal in the state for recreational purposes. The plaintiffs include four war veterans and one victim of sexual assault who filed the suit on Wednesday and asked that a judge overturn the Colorado Board of Health’s July decision. All of them self-medicated by smoking…

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Mulcair pledges NDP will decriminalize pot ‘the minute we form government’

Mulcair pledges NDP will decriminalize pot ‘the minute we form government’ NDP Leader Tom Mulcair pledged Thursday to decriminalize marijuana immediately if the NDP forms the next government of Canada. “I want to make sure that everybody understands that the NDP’s position is decriminalization the minute we form government,” Mulcair said in response to a question at a campaign event in Vancouver on Thursday. Asked why the NDP favours decriminalization as opposed to legalization, the policy favoured by the Liberals, Mulcair emphasized his party’s longstanding…

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