Category Archives: 420 News

You might feel paranoid visiting the Drug Enforcement Administration museum

WASHINGTON – Two kinds of people visit the Drug Enforcement Administration Museum and Visitors Center: those who could pass a DEA background check, and those who could not and become increasingly paranoid that they are about to be unmasked and

3 plead guilty to trying to ship 11 pounds of marijuana from Colorado to Mississippi

ST. MARTIN, Miss. (AP) — A third man has pleaded guilty to trying to FedEx 11 pounds (5 kilograms) of marijuana from Colorado to a Mississippi home. The Sun Herald reports that 23-year-old Kristopher Marcel Nguyen pleaded guilty to a reduced charge

Anti-marijuana Virginia man accused of threatening to kill congressman

A constituent threatened to kill U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor, R-Va., over a disagreement on marijuana policy, according to law enforcement authorities. Wallace Godwin, 69, of Virginia Beach, was arrested Friday and charged in Norfolk federal court; he faces up to

All hail The Hemperor: New Belgium Brewery launches hemp beer

New Belgium brewmasters knew they were onto something when their Fort Collins brewery smelled like somebody had a “loud bag of weed” in their pocket. After three years of development, they’re debuting that dank brew, dubbed The Hemperor HPA, on

Hemp operation opens in historic florist greenhouse

An agricultural biotechnology company has launched a hemp grow operation in a newly renovated greenhouse space on the grounds of the historic Lafayette Florist. Lafayette-based Front Range Biosciences rented the 12,000-square-foot greenhouse — which had been used to grow flowers

A medical marijuana dispensary banned patients for posting complaints on Facebook

A medical marijuana dispensary in western Maryland has banned at least four customers because they posted complaints online about pricing or other issues, sparking concern from advocates and potentially violating state rules for the emerging industry. Joy Strand, the executive

Maine police department will now hire recruits who recently used marijuana

PORTLAND, Maine — Police in Portland, Maine will now consider new recruits who are non-citizens and who have recently used marijuana. The Portland Press Herald reports the city’s police department is loosening its hiring policies during a time when departments

Ex-Miss Kentucky gets probation for smuggling marijuana into prison

LIMA, Ohio — A former Miss Kentucky who tried to smuggle a small amount of marijuana into an Ohio prison for her boyfriend won’t have to spend time behind bars. The Lima News reports 28-year-old Kia Hampton, of Louisville, Kentucky,

Mother arrested after video of baby smoking marijuana goes viral

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina mother helped her 1-year-old daughter smoke marijuana in videos of the child puffing on a cigarillo that garnered millions of views online, according to an arrest warrant. Authorities were alerted Wednesday by concerned social

Medical marijuana protections land in must-pass federal spending bill

A bid to protect state recreational marijuana regimes was snuffed by Congress late Wednesday, but federal medical marijuana protections in place since 2014 remain attached to must-pass spending legislation. A $1.3 trillion spending bill that cleared the U.S. House today includes

Colorado lawmakers fail in bid to shield recreational marijuana from feds

Police still hush, hush on marijuana store burglary in Colorado mountain town

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs police still are not releasing any details related to a March 4 burglary at the Billo marijuana store. Plywood covers a window Monday at the Billo marijuana store in the Curve Plaza commercial center in

New Sessions memo pushes death penalty for big drug dealers. That could include legal marijuana business owners.

To the litany of challenges facing Colorado’s state-licensed marijuana business owners, add another one: The federal government could — though probably won’t — try to execute them. This week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a memo to the nation’s

Dispensary promos remain illegal in Boulder, but rule could be reviewed later

The Boulder City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a series of rule changes for the local cannabis industry, and planned to reevaluate some key matters later this year. Most of the nearly 20 actions taken have little or no effect on the

Arkansas judge tosses state’s medical marijuana licensing process

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas judge on Wednesday struck down the state’s decision to issue its first licenses to grow medical marijuana, ruling that the process for awarding the permits and the rankings of applicants were unconstitutional. Pulaski County

Iowa State’s marijuana shirt ban costs school $1 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University’s unconstitutional crackdown on a pro-marijuana student group‘s T-shirts will cost state taxpayers nearly $1 million in damages and legal fees. Court documents indicate a judge approved $598,208 in attorney fees and costs

New Jersey marijuana legalization could rake in $60 million in taxes

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Phil Murphy looked to four states with legalized recreational marijuana as a guide for calculating the $60 million in new tax money legalization could bring into New Jersey. Treasury officials say they examined revenues for the

The DEA wants an illegal grow house registry. Colorado realtors think that’s a bad idea.

DENVER — Colorado’s “Green Rush” has seen plenty of black market marijuana growth in the last few years, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration. The illegal grow operations have transitioned from warehouses to residential homes, and are hiding in plain

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