Tag: MARIJUANA

Disgraced Lobbyist Jack Abramoff Headed Back to Jail

Jack Abramoff, the disgraced lobbyist whose corruption became a symbol of the excesses of Washington influence peddling, is set to return to jail for violating the law that was amended in response to his earlier crimes, law enforcement officials said on Thursday. Prosecutors said Mr. Abramoff, 62, is the first person charged with flouting the […]

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Companies Making CBD Gummies, Vapes, and Lube Got Millions In Bailout Loans

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has doled out millions in forgivable emergency loans to companies selling CBD gummies, oils and vape cartridges, despite blocking state-legal marijuana dispensaries from accessing those same rescue funds. At least three specialty CBD vendors scored a total of over $4 million in federal loans in April, according to Securities and […]

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Jason Mitchell’s Rep Calls His Drugs And Weapons Arrest A ‘Misunderstanding’

Source: Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. / Harrison County Sheriff’s Dept. Actor Jason Mitchell was arrested on felony drugs and weapons charges on Wednesday in Mississippi and now his representatives are speaking out. A rep told TMZ, “Jason is at home with his family right now, working on an amazing new project. News stories move fast […]

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Virginia’s New Laws on L.G.B.T. Protections, Guns and Marijuana Reflect a Shift in Power

The leftward transformation of Virginia since President Trump was elected crescendoed over the weekend, with the governor signing into law protections for L.G.B.T. residents, gun background checks, no jail time for simple marijuana possession and early voting. The flurry of new measures enacted by Gov. Ralph S. Northam, a Democrat, came five months after members […]

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N.F.L. Bows to Marijuana’s New Status

The 10-year labor agreement between the N.F.L. and players union that was ratified on March 15 is filled with dozens of incremental changes, most notably the one-percentage-point increase in the share of league revenue that the players will receive. One of the biggest overhauls in the agreement, though, was a change the league had long […]

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Staying Safe While Delivering Weed in the Coronavirus Pandemic

While millions of Americans are at home, socially distancing to curb the spread of the coronavirus, fleets of men and women head out daily to make deliveries. Some drop off groceries and medicine, while others hand over marijuana strains of blue dream or sour diesel. In over a dozen states, marijuana dispensaries and pot shops […]

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Cannabis Scientists Are Chasing the Perfect High

Listen to This Article Audio Recording by Audm To hear more audio stories from publishers, like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. The retail showroom of INSA, a farm-to-bong cannabis company in western Massachusetts, is a clean industrial space on the first floor of a four-story brick building in the old […]

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North Macedonia Awaits Marijuana Laws to Become a ‘Cannabis Superpower’

SKOPJE, North Macedonia — In a desolate industrial zone of this capital city, a cannabis grow house is under construction that, when finished, will span 178,000 square feet, about the size of a Walmart superstore. At full capacity, 17 tons of marijuana a year, worth about $50 million, will be harvested. Among the planned offerings […]

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Is Marijuana an ‘Essential’ Like Milk or Bread? Some States Say Yes

With the coronavirus pandemic spreading rapidly across the country, millions of Americans are being told by state and county officials to take refuge at home, and only venture out to get things they really need. Groceries, naturally. Prescription drugs, of course. Gas for the car. Urgent medical care. And in many places, marijuana makes the […]

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Legal Weed Is the Next Tribal Sovereignty Test

On Tuesday, the Oglala Sioux Tribe overwhelmingly voted to legalize marijuana for recreational and medicinal use on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. As Chase Iron Eyes, a spokesman for President Julian Bear Runner, told the Associated Press earlier this week, the move is an effort to exercise sovereignty in order to bring much-needed […]

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Unsatisfied With Being a 1st Round Bust, Cleveland Browns Lineman Greg Robinson Caught With 157 Pounds of Weed

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) Things to do with 157 pounds of weed: Start a dispensary. Reboot the Cheech & Chong franchise with Method Man and Redman. Roll the biggest blunt in the history of modern mankind. Fuck off a lucrative football career that’s netted you almost $30 million so far by getting knocked on […]

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Vape Shops Face a Choice: Close or Rebrand?

EAST HANOVER, N.J. — Adam Mitrani opened his first Darth Vapor e-cigarette shop six years ago after his carwash business collapsed. Before long, Mr. Mitrani, 48, had a second store in New Jersey and one in New York. Business was brisk, he said, and he was optimistic that offering smokers an alternative to tobacco would […]

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Close to 66,000 Marijuana Convictions to Be Dismissed in Los Angeles

As we’ve seen over the past few months, one of the benefits of marijuana legalization has been states allowing those previously convicted to have their charges dismissed. Los Angeles County has become the next city to do just that. According to CNN, approximately 66,000 marijuana convictions will be dismissed as a result of the recent […]

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Pop-Up Clinics Are Helping Free People From Their Old Weed Criminal Records

Like most people with a felony on their criminal record, 27-year-old Ivan has run into some roadblocks when it comes to things like jobs and housing. When Ivan was 19, he told VICE, he was the designated driver shuttling a group of friends around on New Year’s Eve when the car was pulled over. Ivan, […]

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High School Student Expelled for Smelling Like Weed Despite 2 Negative Test Results

Screenshot: Dayton 24/7 A black student was suspended and later expelled from an Ohio high school — not for possessing or using marijuana—but after multiple school employees agreed that he smelled like the substance. While the student’s parent has questioned the legal or ethical basis for the suspension, one moderately experienced writer whose name rhymes […]

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Lawyer Turned Label Chief James McMillan Overcomes Drug Felony to Prove It Gets Greater Later

Attorney James McMillan has found breakout success with his debut artist YBN Cordae, who is up for a number of Grammy Awards this year — including Best Rap Album.Photo: Courtesy of ART@WAR James McMillan has come a long way since his drug-dealing days at an HBCU. Now the Cleveland native, a top-rated Entertainment and Sports […]

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