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By "Radical" Russ Belville on May 2, 2012
DEA agents photographed 455 large marijuana plants growing at the site and raided the farm on Oct. 5. Agents seized the plants and found 2,000 pounds of semi-dry marijuana in a barn, the affidavit states. Afterward, agents dried the marijuana and found that it weighed 1,022 pounds, the court document says. Agents also found 2,000 pounds of recently harvested buds in an outbuilding and in the back of a 20-foot Mitsubishi box truck, the affidavit says.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on April 26, 2012
Every case about drug testing that comes up requiring state workers to pee in a cup gets squashed because the Fourth Amendment applies to the government trying to violate our privacy. But when it comes to the private sector, the Fourth Amendment doesn’t apply, because we the workers are just engaging in a voluntary employment relationship with our corporate overlords. Gosh, if you don’t like it, you can just work elsewhere, except that every place you could work with your particular skill requires a pee test. After all, jobs are plentiful and easy to find and you always have the freedom to just be homeless.
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 4, 2012
So when somebody asks me what NORML has been doing lately to legalize marijuana, I point to one of our members like Anne Davis and say, “Providing five years of mentoring and networking for the lawyer who’s going to sue Gov. Chris Christie into finally implementing a medical marijuana program AIDS, cancer, and MS patients, that’s what!”
Montana landlord facing more prison time for leasing to medical marijuana providers than serial raping arsonist
By "Radical" Russ Belville on March 25, 2012
While Montana landlord Jonathan Janetski may be sitting in prison for three years for providing a business space for medical marijuana providers to help sick people get their medicine, guess who’ll be out walking the streets sooner? Serial raping arsonist Kyle Eugene Avery, who may only do six months in prison.
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 14, 2012
The state’s high court recently agreed to accept four cases involving marijuana dispensaries. Two more cases may be on the way, including the appeal of a Feb. 29 ruling in Orange County that said cities can’t ban cannabis stores but that such stores have to grow all of their pot on site – a requirement dispensaries say is impossible to satisfy.
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By "Radical" Russ Belville on March 12, 2012
AFTER years as a civil rights lawyer, I rarely find myself speechless. But some questions a woman I know posed during a phone conversation one recent evening gave me pause: “What would happen if we organized thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of people charged with crimes to refuse to play the game, to refuse to plea out? What if they all insisted on their Sixth Amendment right to trial? Couldn’t we bring the whole system to a halt just like that?”
By "Radical" Russ Belville on February 2, 2012
Theoretically speaking, with my caregiver card, I could be sitting here with 24 ounces of dried buds and six mature plants with ten pounds of bud on them apiece. I could chop off a branch each week and dry it and so long as I’ve gone through my dried pound-and-a-half before the pound-and-a-half on the branch dries, I’ve never broken the law. In fact, theoretically there is no limit to how much weight in wet bud I could be drying here, so long as no more than 24 ounces of it is dry at one time.
By Cannabis Karri on January 25, 2012
Toni Armijo will be getting some compensation from the Albuquerque, New Mexico, Police Department for her destroyed cannabis plants. She did, however, have to wait quite awhile for this payday. In August of 2010, a neighbor of Ms. Armijo called the police concerned that she was suicidal. When the police came to do a wellness [...]