Marijuana

USVI News: St. Croix Man, Gibbs Bully Sentenced For His Role in Attempting to Smuggle Marijuana through the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport

St. Croix, USVI (STL.News) – Gibbs Bully, 52, of St. Croix, was sentenced on March 14, 2019, in District Count on one count of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis sentenced Bully to a prison sentence of 18 months, followed by four … Continue reading USVI News: St. Croix Man, Gibbs Bully Sentenced For His Role in Attempting to Smuggle Marijuana through the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: FAA JOINS ETHIOPIA CRASH PROBE U.S. aviation experts join the investigation into the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner, as a growing number of airlines and countries ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes. TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN AGENDA … Continue reading 10 Things to Know for Today

Kentucky News: LOUISVILLE, Torey Phillip Cranston, Previously Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced For Trying To Meet Minor For Sex

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Convicted sex offender Torey Phillip Cranston has been sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment, followed by 20 years of supervised release by Judge Claria Horn Boom for seeking sex with a person he believed to be a minor, announced United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman. There is no parole in the federal system. … Continue reading Kentucky News: LOUISVILLE, Torey Phillip Cranston, Previously Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced For Trying To Meet Minor For Sex

Martha Stewart partners with Canadian cannabis firm

No, you’re not smoking something. Martha Stewart has entered the fast-growing — but still legally murky — cannabis market. The domestic diva who brought us hemp yarn is now partnering with Canada’s Canopy Growth Corp. to develop new products containing CBD, a compound derived from hemp and marijuana that doesn’t cause a high. First to … Continue reading Martha Stewart partners with Canadian cannabis firm

Switzerland mulls studies on legal sale of cannabis

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland‘s government is taking steps to allow limited studies on the legal sale of cannabis — though any liberalization appears to be a distant prospect. The governing Federal Council said Thursday it sent to parliament a proposal to allow municipalities to run pilot projects on “the advantages and disadvantages of alternative forms … Continue reading Switzerland mulls studies on legal sale of cannabis

South Carolina News: Columbia, Two Men Sentenced in Federal Court for Roles in Bi-Coastal Marijuana Distribution Case

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Jeremy David Grove, 30, of Greenville, South Carolina, and Jaspal Singh Grewall, 40, of Anaheim, California, have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a marijuana distribution and money laundering conspiracy operating between the East Coast and California. On December … Continue reading South Carolina News: Columbia, Two Men Sentenced in Federal Court for Roles in Bi-Coastal Marijuana Distribution Case

New York News: Brooklyn, John Santos, Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 121 Months’ For Conspiring to Distribute Heroin, Cocaine and Marijuana Across New York City

Brooklyn, New York – Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, John Santos was sentenced by United States District Judge Frederic Block to 121 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by five years’ supervised release, following his December 2017 guilty plea to participating in a conspiracy to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin, five kilograms … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn, John Santos, Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 121 Months’ For Conspiring to Distribute Heroin, Cocaine and Marijuana Across New York City

Michigan News: Marijuana Products Recalled in Lansing

LANSING, MI – Jan. 12, 2019 – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) issued a health and safety advisory due to the sale of marijuana which failed laboratory testing.  The products were sold between 12/27/2018 and 12/30/2018 at HG Lansing.  This recall affects the following batches of flower sold from HG Lansing – … Continue reading Michigan News: Marijuana Products Recalled in Lansing

Missouri News: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Releases Legislative Priorities

ST LOUIS, MO – Jan. 9, 2019 – This morning the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse – St. Louis (NCADA) released its Legislative Priorities for the first session of the Missouri’s 100th General Assembly. “Every year a new legislative session is an opportunity to raise awareness for and address substance use related issues … Continue reading Missouri News: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Releases Legislative Priorities

BANGKOK | Thailand legislature legalizes medical marijuana and kratom

BANGKOK — Thailand’s legislature on Tuesday agreed to amend the country’s drug law to allow the licensed medical use of marijuana, as well as kratom, a locally grown plant traditionally used as a stimulant and painkiller. Thailand is the first country in Southeast Asia to take such action, which is also under consideration in neighboring … Continue reading BANGKOK | Thailand legislature legalizes medical marijuana and kratom

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. | Police: Man tried to pay for McDonald’s with bag of weed

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Police in Florida say a 23-year-old man went through a McDonald‘s drive-thru and tried to pay for his order with a bag of marijuana. News outlets report Port St. Lucie police say the fast food worker denied the trade and Anthony Andrew Gallagher drove off, only to return again a … Continue reading PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. | Police: Man tried to pay for McDonald’s with bag of weed

Missouri News: Two Missouri, Two Colorado Defendants Indicted for $1.7 Million Marijuana Conspiracy

Christopher E. Buckingham, Natalie J. McNeil of Missouri and Tanner L. McNeil and Benjamin T. Parker of Colorado indicted KANSAS CITY, MO – Two Missouri residents and two Colorado residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute more than $1.7 million of marijuana. Christopher E. Buckingham, … Continue reading Missouri News: Two Missouri, Two Colorado Defendants Indicted for $1.7 Million Marijuana Conspiracy

North Carolina News: NEW BERN, Multiple New Bern Defendants Sentenced In Multi-Year Heroin And Marijuana Conspiracy Investigation

NEW BERN, N.C. – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that over the course of the last week in federal court, before Chief United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle, multiple defendants have been sentenced in a large-scale heroin and marijuana trafficking organization. The investigation was part of OCDETF Operation 190, which was … Continue reading North Carolina News: NEW BERN, Multiple New Bern Defendants Sentenced In Multi-Year Heroin And Marijuana Conspiracy Investigation

Alabama News: Four Postal Employees Indicted for Various Crimes in Connection with the Distribution of Marijuana

Alabama – United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that four employees of the United States Postal Service were indicted for various crimes in connection with the distribution of marijuana. On November 27, 2018, Unterria J. Rogers, a 33 year old resident of Mobile was indicted in two cases … Continue reading Alabama News: Four Postal Employees Indicted for Various Crimes in Connection with the Distribution of Marijuana

DETROIT | Correction: Marijuana-Michigan-News Guide story

DETROIT— In a story Dec. 2 about Michigan legalizing recreational marijuana, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of states that have done so. Ten states have legalized recreational marijuana, not 11. A corrected version of the story is below: Michigan to be first Midwest state to allow recreational pot Michigan clears a threshold this week … Continue reading DETROIT | Correction: Marijuana-Michigan-News Guide story

DENVER | Denver officials want to erase low-level marijuana offenses

DENVER — Denver officials are planning to clear thousands of marijuana convictions prosecuted before its use became legal in the state. Colorado was among the first states to broadly allow the use and sale of marijuana by adults, but cities elsewhere have led the way on automatic expungement of past misdemeanor marijuana convictions. A spokeswoman … Continue reading DENVER | Denver officials want to erase low-level marijuana offenses

North Carolina News: New Bern Man, CALVIN MARK WILSON Pleads Guilty to Multi-Year Heroin and Marijuana Conspiracy

RALEIGH, N.C. – United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that yesterday in federal court, before Chief United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle CALVIN MARK WILSON, 34, of New Bern, North Carolina pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute one thousand (1,000) grams or more of heroin … Continue reading North Carolina News: New Bern Man, CALVIN MARK WILSON Pleads Guilty to Multi-Year Heroin and Marijuana Conspiracy

Colorado News: Mexican National, Margarito Yepez-Sanchez Sentenced For Conspiracy To Manufacture And Possess With Intent To Distribute Marijuana

Defendant was responsible for growing marijuana on twelve acres of federal land DENVER, Co. – Margarito Yepez-Sanchez, age 25, a Mexican national who is in the United States illegally, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson to serve 36 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release … Continue reading Colorado News: Mexican National, Margarito Yepez-Sanchez Sentenced For Conspiracy To Manufacture And Possess With Intent To Distribute Marijuana

VIRGINIA News: Duffield Man, Claude Gene Sloan Sentenced for Manufacturing Marijuana, Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Claude Sloan was on Supervised Release at the Time of Most Recent Offenses Abingdon, VIRGINIA – A federal judge yesterday sentenced a Duffield man, who was on supervised release for a previous federal conviction after serving a lengthy state prison sentence for arson, to a total of 14 years in federal prison for marijuana and … Continue reading VIRGINIA News: Duffield Man, Claude Gene Sloan Sentenced for Manufacturing Marijuana, Felon in Possession of a Firearm

South Carolina News: Anderson, Two Spartanburg Brothers Among Five Men Sentenced in Federal Court for Roles in Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and Money Laundering Conspiracies

Anderson, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that brothers Soeuth Ath, 46, and Sean Ath, 54, both of Spartanburg, South Carolina, were among five men sentenced to federal prison for their roles in bi-coastal methamphetamine, marijuana, and money laundering conspiracies. United States District Judge Timothy M. Cain sentenced Soeuth Ath … Continue reading South Carolina News: Anderson, Two Spartanburg Brothers Among Five Men Sentenced in Federal Court for Roles in Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and Money Laundering Conspiracies

New York News: Delaware Woman, Dasiah Danae Cooper Charged With Attempting To Smuggle Marijuana Into The United States From Canada

CONTACT: Barbara Burns PHONE: (716) 843-5817 FAX #: (716) 551-3051 BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Dasiah Danae Cooper, 23, of New Castle, Delaware, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession and importation of a controlled substance, and smuggling goods into the United States. The charges carry … Continue reading New York News: Delaware Woman, Dasiah Danae Cooper Charged With Attempting To Smuggle Marijuana Into The United States From Canada

WASHINGTON News: Deputy Attorney General Names U.S. Attorney Williams Chair of National Marijuana Working Group

WASHINGTON—Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein today named Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, chair of the Attorney General’s Marijuana Working Group. The working group is part of the Attorney General Advisory Committee’s (AGAC) Controlled Substances Subcommittee. “I am honored to be named chair of the Marijuana Working Group and look … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: Deputy Attorney General Names U.S. Attorney Williams Chair of National Marijuana Working Group

WASHINGTON News: District Woman, Briana Barnes Sentenced for Distributing Synthetic Marijuana Woman Arrested After Making Sales in Northeast Washington

WASHINGTON – Briana Barnes, 20, of Washington, D.C., has been sentenced to six months of incarceration on a charge stemming from an investigation into the sales of synthetic cannabinoids in Northeast Washington, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Peter Newsham, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Barnes pled guilty in August 2018, in … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Woman, Briana Barnes Sentenced for Distributing Synthetic Marijuana Woman Arrested After Making Sales in Northeast Washington

BISMARCK, N.D. | Recreational pot measure has high interest in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D.  — Backers of legalizing marijuana in North Dakota have high hopes that voters will approve the drug’s use for anyone old enough to drink alcohol. But they could be in for a bummer because opponents have spent far more money against the proposal. Critics say it would mean big problems for law enforcement … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D. | Recreational pot measure has high interest in North Dakota

TIRANA, Albania | Albanian interior minister resigns amid anti-corruption push

TIRANA, Albania — Albania’s interior minister has resigned as the Balkan nation tries to better tackle widespread corruption and drug trafficking. Writing in his Twitter page Saturday, Prime Minister Edi Rama said he had accepted Interior Minister Fatmir Xhafaj‘s resignation, without giving any explanation. Rama then nominated Sander Lleshi, a former military official, as the … Continue reading TIRANA, Albania | Albanian interior minister resigns amid anti-corruption push

South Carolina News: Simpsonville Man, Andre Eaddy Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Conspiring to Possess with the Intent to Distribute Hundreds of Kilograms of Marijuana and to Possessing a Firearm in Furtherance of his Trafficking Activity

Greenville, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon stated today that Andre Eaddy, age 37, of Simpsonville, South Carolina, pled guilty in federal court in Anderson. Eaddy pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846, and possession of a … Continue reading South Carolina News: Simpsonville Man, Andre Eaddy Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Conspiring to Possess with the Intent to Distribute Hundreds of Kilograms of Marijuana and to Possessing a Firearm in Furtherance of his Trafficking Activity

SEATTLE | As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

SEATTLE — More than two dozen countries have relaxed their marijuana or other drug laws, and a number could consider legalizing in the not-too-distant future. The South American nation of Uruguay was first to legalize marijuana in 2013. Canada became the second on Wednesday and its size and global standing likely will encourage others to … Continue reading SEATTLE | As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

TORONTO | Canada is ready to open the door wide to legal marijuana

TORONTO— Tom Clarke has been dealing marijuana illegally in Canada for 30 years. He wrote in his high school yearbook that his dream was to open a cafe in Amsterdam, the Dutch city where people have legally smoked weed in coffee shops since the 1970s. Turns out, Clarke didn’t have to go nearly so far … Continue reading TORONTO | Canada is ready to open the door wide to legal marijuana

Missouri News: NCADA Urges Missourians to Carefully Examine Marijuana Initiatives

NCADA urges Missouri residents to examine marijuana initiatives scheduled for November 6th ballot ST LOUIS, MO – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse of St. Louis has issued a call to Missouri voters to carefully examine the three marijuana related initiatives on the November 6th ballot. “Much of the conversation about November’s measures … Continue reading Missouri News: NCADA Urges Missourians to Carefully Examine Marijuana Initiatives

DELTA, British Columbia | Spark it up, eh! Canada prepares for legalized marijuana

DELTA, British Columbia — Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it’s no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled some of those greenhouses have been replaced with a new cash crop: … Continue reading DELTA, British Columbia | Spark it up, eh! Canada prepares for legalized marijuana