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‘Cannabis Factories’ in U.K. To Be Cleared for Student Housing

Three years ago, police in a British city found that a pair of old buildings had been used as a massive cannabis growhouse. Now, those same facilities will be leveled to make way for housing for students.  When life gives you lemons, right?  BBC News reports that the “Southampton City Council approved plans for a… Keep Reading

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Two State Police Groups Now Back Legal Weed

Two West Coast police groups have changed their positions and now support federal cannabis legalization efforts, marking the first time that a statewide police officers organization has called for an end to the nation’s prohibition of marijuana. In a recent announcement characterized as a “historic shift,” the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) and… Keep Reading

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The Absurdity of Halloween Sadism

For decades, community members, police, and media outlets have warned of the dangers of tampered Halloween candy. Razorblades, poison, and pot are all supposedly “threats” stuffed in treats this time of year. But is that actually the case? Where Did The Pot-Laced Candy Myth Originate? While few “Halloween Sadism” cases have existed over several decades,… Keep Reading

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From the Archives: Drugstore Cowboys (1977)

By George Butler There are a lot of thieves in the South. I’ve seen police crime bulletins that list North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina as the top three states in crime rate. They’re also the hottest states for drugstore robberies, although Louisiana, Florida, Alabama and Tennessee are also good pickins. In fact, according to… Keep Reading

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Why Should We Care If Pot Offenders Get Released From Prison?

Once upon a time, getting busted by the police with a bit of pot in your pocket in Anywhere, USA, was going to set off a chain reaction that, to the unknowing passerby, the unaware, might appear as though somebody was murdered. Officers would have the pothead perp face down on the sidewalk, cuffed up… Keep Reading

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Man Leaves Two Pounds of Pot in Uber, is Arrested Trying to Retrieve It

A Pennsylvania man who left two pounds of pot in an Uber driver’s vehicle was arrested by police when he tried to retrieve the weed. Malik Mollett, 21, was arrested by undercover state troopers on January 9, according to media reports. Mollett had hailed a Uber near Pittsburgh late last month, but at the end of… Keep Reading

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