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Louisiana Set to Dump Cannabis Penalties


BATON ROUGE, LA. 27 May, 2015 – Louisiana’s jaw-dropping penalties for marijuana possession could soon be dumped in history’s trash basket, with the passage of two bills this month. Senate Bill 241, sponsored by Jean Paul “JP” Morrell, was approved by a floor vote of 27 to 12 on 25 ...

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Cannabis Testing Begins in Nevada Lab


LAS VEGAS, NV. 27 May, 2015 — Cannabis testing begins in Nevada today, after months of bureaucratic limbo, with state officials deliberating over pesticide and contamination standards. DigiPath Labs is now providing a full range of marijuana analysis at its Las Vegas laboratory under the direction of Cindy Orser, PhD. ...

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Oakland Airport Baggage Handlers Busted


OAKLAND, CA. 19 May, 2015 — Three Southwest Airlines baggage handlers face charges after being busted smuggling cannabis through Oakland International Airport for distribution throughout the country. The baggage handlers allegedly shipped marijuana as cargo, using employee discounts, and also used passengers who worked knowingly as mules. In a federal ...

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Farmers Market in Arizona Marijuana Bust


GLENDALE, AZ. 15 May, 2015 — In a raid on the 7Ten Club “farmers’ market” narcotics detectives seized marijuana and detained nine people on Wednesday. The raid came after a four-week surveillance operation during which undercover narcotics detectives purchased cannabis from vendors in 18 allegedly illegal transactions, according to a ...

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Can New DEA Head Clean House?

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WASHINGTON, DC. 14 May, 2015 – Chuck Rosenberg will have the job of cleaning house at the DEA, as its new head, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Wednesday. Rosenberg, the FBI director’s chief of staff, steps into the shoes of Michele Leonhart, a Drug Enforcement Agency administrator best known to ...

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FOX News Poll Finds Majority Support Legalization.


NEW YORK, NY — FOX News just joined the party–the one where everyone is dancing on the grave of marijuana prohibition. For the first time ever, a FOX Poll found a majority of American favor legalizing marijuana. The poll, released late last week, found 51% of Americans surveyed favor legalizing ...

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