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  • Woman accused of serving lover’s remains at barbecue

    06/21/2018 7:46:45 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/15/2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    An Indiana woman who injected her husband with a lethal dose of heroin before smothering him with a pillow may be responsible for nine other deaths — and is suspected of serving her lover’s remains to unsuspecting neighbors at a barbecue. Kelly M. Cochran, 34, was sentenced to 65 years in prison last month after admitting to killing her husband, Jason Cochran. But she was already serving a life sentence for killing and dismembering another lover, Chris Regan, who vanished in 2014, Indy Star reported. An upcoming documentary called “Dead North,” set to air on May 28 and 29 on...
  • Canada legalises recreational marijuana

    06/19/2018 4:47:38 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 76 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20th June 2018 | BBC News
    Canada has passed a landmark law that legalises the recreational use of marijuana nationwide. The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed, and sold. Canadians will be able to buy and consume the drug legally as early as this September. The country is the first in the G7 to legalise the drug's recreational use.
  • How a McDonald's receipt crippled an elite drug-fighting team

    06/19/2018 1:21:57 PM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 74 replies
    CBS News 8 San Diego ^ | June 19, 2018 | Beth Warren
    Narcotics Detective Kyle Willett made the 10-minute drive to a McDonald's drive-thru for sweet tea and cheeseburgers before returning to work — and doing something no one expected. Alone in his white Chevrolet Tahoe — outside the UPS global shipping hub where he worked with an elite task force to intercept drug shipments — Willett tore the packing tape off a box, pried open a metal safe and stole piles of cash totaling about $40,000. But the Louisville Metro Police veteran, well trained in exposing criminals' missteps, made an elementary mistake of his own. He used his credit card for...
  • Canada's Full Legalization of Marijuana

    06/19/2018 7:16:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Wealth Daily ^ | June 12, 2018 | Monica Savaglia
    Canada is one step closer to full marijuana legalization. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said last month, “We are very much focused on the control and legalization of marijuana, because the current system is not working.” This past Thursday marked a day in Canadian history... The Canadian Senate passed legislation that would legalize recreational use of marijuana. The Senate approved the legislation 56 to 30 in a late-night vote. This vote has cleared one of the biggest obstacles for full legalization. Now the country is on the path to permitting national use of marijuana. It’s still unclear when recreational weed...
  • Texas Republican Party Endorses Marijuana Decriminalization

    06/17/2018 10:35:45 AM PDT · by Mariner · 169 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 16th, 2018 | Tom Angell
    Delegates at the Republican Party of Texas convention on Saturday voted to approve platform planks endorsing marijuana decriminalization, medical cannabis and industrial hemp. They are also calling for a change in cannabis's classification by the federal government. "We support a change in the law to make it a civil, and not a criminal, offense for legal adults only to possess one ounce or less of marijuana for personal use, punishable by a fine of up to $100, but without jail time," reads one of the party's new positions. "Congress should remove cannabis from the list of Schedule 1," says another....
  • Marijuana Kills People

    06/14/2018 7:53:46 PM PDT · by kathsua · 92 replies
    janitor's view ^ | 06/14/18 | Reasonmclucus
    When a mass shooting occurs, some people act as if the guns themselves are responsible rather than the people who use them, Other people respond with the statement: "Guns don't kill people. People do." The statement is true because guns cannot independently affect the operation of the human brain. The brain is a complex system controlled by the interaction of various chemicals. People use marijuana because it is one of the chemicals .that can affect the operation of the brain. Unfortunately, there is a dark side to marijuana. In addition to creating the sensation of feeling "high", marijuana can cause...
  • Vermont housekeepers hospitalized after mistakenly eating marijuana edibles, police say

    06/14/2018 5:59:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 113 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/14/2018 | Madeline Farber
    Two housekeepers in Vermont were hospitalized Wednesday after they unknowingly ate marijuana edibles that were left behind by guests at Shelburne Farms, police said. The housekeepers, who have not been identified, decided to taste what they believed to be be malted milk balls placed in a box labeled “salted caramel chocolates,” Shelburne police told the Burlington Free Press. Shortly after, both employees fell ill -- one of whom was so sick she was found “lying in the inn’s driveway,” the newspaper reported.
  • Kentucky sues Walgreens for its role in the Opioid Epidemic

    06/14/2018 2:32:16 PM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 14 June 2018
    (Reuters) - Kentucky’s attorney general on Thursday sued Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O), accusing the company of playing a dual role in propagating an opioid epidemic in the state as both a pharmacy chain and wholesale drug distributor. The lawsuit by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear was his sixth to date seeking to hold corporations like drug manufacturers and distributors responsible for their roles in the drug abuse crisis.
  • Marijuana May Yet Make Strangest of Bedfellows In Warren and Thomas

    06/11/2018 5:06:11 AM PDT · by moonhawk · 17 replies
    NY Sun ^ | Ira Stoll
    Senator Warren, a Democrat of Massachusetts, is in the headlines for joining with Senator Cory Gardner, a Republican who represents Colorado, to introduce the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act. That legislation would, as Warren put it in a tweet, “let states, territories, & tribes decide for themselves how best to regulate marijuana — without federal interference.” Justice Thomas is Warren’s natural ally on the issue. He wrote an emphatic dissent in the 2005 Supreme Court case Gonzalez v. Raich. Alberto Gonzalez was President George W. Bush’s attorney general, and Angel Raich is an Oakland, Calif., woman who...
  • Jeff Sessions Struggles to Get Planned Marijuana Crackdown Going

    06/10/2018 12:03:33 PM PDT · by Mariner · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 10th, 2018 | By Sadie Gurman and Natalie Andrews
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowed to use federal law to get tough on marijuana, announcing in January he was ending Obama-era protections for the nascent pot industry in states where it is legal. Six months into his mission, he is largely going it alone. Mr. Sessions’ own prosecutors have yet to bring federal charges against pot businesses that are abiding by state law. And fellow Republicans in Congress, with support from President Donald Trump, are promoting several bills that would protect or even expand the legal pot trade. As a result, Mr. Sessions, an unabashed drug warrior, has struggled to...
  • Alice Marie Johnson to President Trump: 'I am going to make you proud'

    06/09/2018 9:22:55 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2018 | E. Greenberg, J. Lynch, N. Valencia
    Alice Marie Johnson's life changed on Wednesday -- and she has US President Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian West to thank. And thank them she did as soon as she left an Alabama prison after 21 years behind bars. "I feel like my life is starting over again," an emotional Johnson told reporters outside the prison in Aliceville. Trump commuted the first-time nonviolent drug offender's life sentence on Wednesday, one week after Kardashian pleaded her case in an Oval Office meeting with the President. "I am going to make you proud that you gave me this second chance in life....
  • Trump says he is likely to support ending federal ban on marijuana

    06/08/2018 10:10:32 AM PDT · by Mariner · 342 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 8th, 2018 | By Evan Halper
    President Trump said he likely will support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, a major step that would reshape the pot industry and end the threat of a Justice Department crackdown. Trump’s remarks put him sharply at odds with Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions on the issue. The bill in question, pushed by a bipartisan coalition, would allow states to go forward with legalization unencumbered by threats of federal prosecution. Trump made his comments to a gaggle of reporters Friday morning just before he boarded a helicopter on his way to the G-7 summit in Canada. His...
  • Canada Senate to Vote on Marijuana Legalization

    06/07/2018 5:29:39 PM PDT · by OneVike · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | 6/7/18 | Tala Salem
    The Senate vote on Bill C-45, commonly known as the Cannabis Act, was expected Thursday evening, ahead of a G7 summit of the leaders of the world's seven largest economies that was scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Charlevoix, Quebec. The legislation would legalize access to cannabis while controlling and regulating how it is grown, distributed and sold. Canadian regulators suggest that, if passed and signed into law, sales are likely to commence 10 to 12 weeks post-legalization. Under the legislation, adults would be permitted to purchase up to 30 grams from distributors that have been licensed by the federal...
  • Senators announce bill to protect states’ legalization of marijuana

    06/07/2018 1:44:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Sandhills Express ^ | June 7, 2018 | ABC Radio
    Sens. Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican, and Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, introduced a bill Thursday intended to protect the laws of states that have legalized some form of marijuana from federal intervention. The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act would ensure that states can make and enforce their own laws pertaining to the production and distribution of marijuana as long as states comply with a few federally-mandated basic protections. Currently, 46 states and additional territories have laws permitting medical and/or recreational marijuana. Both Colorado and Massachusetts have legalized recreational marijuana. But on the federal level, the...
  • Senators propose bill letting states regulate marijuana after talks with Trump

    06/07/2018 9:39:18 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 7, 2018
    CNN Refuses to Show This Hillary Video. Click Here to Watch Health Sciences Institute Ads by Revcontent Lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday aimed at resolving the long-running tension between states that legalized medical and recreational marijuana sales and the federal government, which still deems all use a federal crime. The bill, offered by Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., comes after President Trump's April assurance to Gardner that he would support reform. Gardner told reporters at a morning press conference that "I have spoken to the president today and that certainly was part of the conversation."
  • With pardoned Alice Johnson shouting, 'I love you, President Trump!' - the left stews

    06/07/2018 7:44:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/07/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Only on the left would we see the presidential pardon of a non-violent drug offender, a cause that up until now has been a Sorosian shibboleth, greeted with grumbles. Why? Because President Trump took the initiative to get it done, hearing of the 63 year-old grandmother's plight from big-name celebrity Kim Kardashian. The left loathes Trump more than they value that woman and the cause she represents, so a good deed suddenly becomes a bad deed. Here's how the left and its media minions took it, starting with the Guardian: On Wednesday, Trump commuted the sentence of Alice Johnson,...
  • After Kim Kardashian West Meeting, Trump Commutes Life Sentence of Alice Marie Johnson

    06/06/2018 11:03:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    KTLA ^ | 06/06/2018
    Johnson has already served 21 years of a life sentence after she was convicted on charges of conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine.... “Ms. Johnson has accepted responsibility for her past behavior and has been a model prisoner over the past two decades. Despite receiving a life sentence, Alice worked hard to rehabilitate herself in prison, and act as a mentor to her fellow inmates,” the White House said in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “While this Administration will always be very tough on crime, it believes that those who have paid their debt to society and worked...
  • Trump FREES drug offender grandmother who Kim Kardashian begged him to pardon

    06/06/2018 10:11:06 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 26 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 6, 2018 | Francesca Chambers
    BREAKING NEWS: Trump FREES drug offender grandmother who Kim Kardashian begged him to pardon and commutes her life sentence Alice Johnson, 63, had her life sentence commuted, meaning she can be freed from federal prison She was convicted of being part of a drug-smuggling ring - and sources say a dozen more pardons or commutations could follow Kim Kardashian made a trip to meet Trump and beg for a pardon for Johnson at an Oval Office meeting The president is said to be 'obsessed' with his power to issue pardons President Donald Trump has freed a first-time drug offender and...
  • Trump has pardoned Alice Johnson

    06/06/2018 9:19:56 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 71 replies
    Axios ^ | 06/06/2018 | Jonathan Swan
    President Trump has signed a pardon for Alice Johnson, currently serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense, according to a source with direct knowledge. CNN first reported earlier today that the White House had prepped the paperwork for Johnson's pardon. The details: Johnson's cause was championed last week at the White House by Kim Kardashian West. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who pushed for Johnson's pardon, had been in contact with Kardashian West over the past several months on the issue. Per a source familiar, White House counsel Don McGahn is skeptical of the merits of pardoning...
  • NATIONAL MOONSHINE DAY – June 5

    06/05/2018 12:04:08 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 36 replies
    This beverage has a notorious record of blurring the lines of history and the law, turning ordinary men (and women) into criminals and common criminals into legends. Moonshine traditionally is an illegally distilled spirit. Mostly made from a corn mash, moonshine is a distilled whiskey that is typically produced by an individual illegally without a permit. Also known as white lightning, mountain dew, homebrew, hillbilly pop, rotgut and too many more to list here. Distilling skills first came to the United States during the 1830s with the Scotch-Irish as they settled in Virginia. Temperance laws and prohibition legislation were passed...