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By "Radical" Russ Belville on May 13, 2012
Idaho has some of the toughest statutes in the nation regarding paraphernalia and simple pot smoking. Merely being in a place where people smoke pot is a misdemeanor worth 3 months in jail. If you are found to be stoned in public, you can get 6 months in jail. Being caught with a pot pipe (with no pot) can get you a year in prison. If you’re caught with some pot, there’s another year in prison. If you do any of this around a child, the crimes rise to a felony with 5 years in prison. Selling pipes, bongs, grinders, and kief boxes in Idaho is a felony worthy of nine years in prison and a $30,000 fine.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on May 8, 2012
Ms. Haag has claimed that one of her concerns about dispensaries that are in close proximity to schools and parks and playgrounds is the possibility they could be the target of violence or armed robbery. Banks and pharmacies are also targets of armed robberies and there are a number of them located in West Berkeley. Like Berkeley Patients Group, they have security. There is no evidence to suggest, and I have never felt, that it is dangerous to send my children to a school that happened to be near a bank, or a pharmacy.
By Cannabis Karri on May 8, 2012
New survey results put out by anti-drug lobbyists formerly known as the Partnership for a Drug Free America, now says that teen marijuana use has risen sharply over the last few years.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on May 2, 2012
DEA agents in San Diego conducted a raid late on Friday night, 4/20, as seven college kids were celebrating the marijuana holiday. The feds swooped in and rounded up seven suspects as well as marijuana, ecstasy, mushrooms, “bath salts”, and prescription meds. They took the seven into custody, handcuffed them, and placed them in various holding cells for processing. The only problem was that DEA then only released six of the suspects and completely forgot about 23-year-old Daniel Chong for five days with no food or water.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on April 10, 2012
The city of Beloit, WI, has just settled a lawsuit out of court brought by a 16-year-old boy. He was in a parked car with two other boys when police received a call reporting “drug activity”. When the officer noticed a bulge in the teen’s pants during a routine pat down, the teen said it was his genitals.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on April 10, 2012
But it’s not always fancy Corvettes and new SUVs that the police departments are buying, like Georgia police that have spent $30 million in drug seizure disbursements to purchase things like laptops and tactical gear. In Fayette County, Georgia, about $115,000 of it was spent flying, feeding, and lodging sheriffs who attended seminars in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and South Carolina. In Palatine, Illinois, $65,000 of seized money was approved to purchase new fitness equipment for the police station. And now, in Suffolk County (Long Island) New York, money seized from pot smokers is being used to help parents drug test their kids at home:
By "Radical" Russ Belville on April 9, 2012
We have identified commonly used soap and wash products used for newborn and infant care as potential causes of false positive THC screening results. Such results in this population can lead to involvement by social services or false child abuse allegations.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on March 23, 2012
Because we all know what kind of hotbed of drug activity a middle school orchestra can be… QUARRYVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) - An 11-year-old girl is suing the Solanco School District in Lancaster County over a policy that requires random drug testing of students in extracurricular activities. The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania said it filed [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on March 15, 2012
“Marijuana dispensaries are full of cash and they’re full of marijuana, and everybody knows that,” Haag said in an interview. “They are at risk of being robbed, and many of them are robbed.”
Not the Berkeley Patients Group, however. Not one robbery or incident of violence in all its years of operation.
What Haag is neglecting to tell the public is that the dispensaries being “full of cash” is a danger she helped create by pressuring banks not to do business with dispensaries.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on March 12, 2012
If we were truly concerned about our children, we would stop arresting them. Arrest, conviction and incarceration of youth and their parents devastate families and are far more harmful than cannabis. William F. Buckley said it best, “Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.”