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The Weed Thread
#31
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico now has one of the world's most liberal laws for drug users after eliminating jail time for small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and even heroin, LSD and methamphetamine.

"All right!" said a grinning Ivan Rojas, a rail-thin 20-year-old addict who endured police harassment during the decade he has spent sleeping in Mexico City's gritty streets and subway stations.

But stunned police on the U.S. side of the border say the law contradicts President Felipe Calderon's drug war, and some fear it could make Mexico a destination for drug-fueled spring breaks and tourism.

Tens of thousands of American college students flock to Cancun and Acapulco each year to party at beachside discos offering wet T-shirt contests and all-you-can-drink deals.

"Now they will go because they can get drugs," said San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne. "For a country that has experienced thousands of deaths from warring drug cartels for many years, it defies logic why they would pass a law that will clearly encourage drug use."

Enacted last week, the Mexican law is part of a growing trend across Latin America to treat drug use as a public health problem and make room in overcrowded prisons for violent traffickers rather than small-time users.

Brazil and Uruguay have already eliminated jail time for people carrying small amounts of drugs for personal use, although possession is still considered a crime in Brazil. Argentina's Supreme Court ruled out prison for pot possession on Tuesday and officials say they plan to propose a law keeping drug consumers out of the justice system.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/L...TE=DEFAULT
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#32
DENVER - A city panel in charge of overseeing marijuana possession crimes in Denver recommended on Wednesday that the fine for possession be set at $1.


If Denver's presiding judge accepts the recommendation from the Denver Marijuana Policy Review Panel, the fine would be the lowest in the entire nation for marijuana possession.

The panel was created by Mayor John Hickenlooper in December 2007 after voters passed an ordinance that made it so adult marijuana possession is the city's "lowest law enforcement priority."

In May 2008, the city attorney's office made it so those cited for the crime can mail in their fines instead of having to appear in court. At that time, the city attorney's office assigned the value of the fine at $50.

http://www.9news.com/rss/article.aspx?storyid=122082
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#33
spring break this year should be very interesting!!
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#34
The U.S. Forest Service has apologized for suggesting that campers who eat tortillas, drink Tecate beer and play Spanish music may be armed marijuana growers, calling it "regrettable" and "insensitive."

Forest Service officials apologized to Colorado Hispanic leaders in a meeting two weeks ago and released a written apology this week.

The Forest Service issued a warning about armed drug growers last month amid an investigation into how much marijuana is being cultivated in national forests in Colorado. Officials retracted it two days later amid heavy criticism.....

....The warnings were issued following the recent discovery of more than 14,000 plants in Pike National Forest. Forest Service officials said they believe illegal immigrants are being brought to Colorado by Latin American drug cartels for mass cultivation of marijuana.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/arti...wD9ANRVL80
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#35
can you even buy Tecate in the US?

what's wrong with this country, we used to be able to be honest about things and not worry about hurting someone's feelings

and now, we're pussies.

it's no mystery that illegal Mexican immigrants camp in the woods and grow weed. it's also no mystery that they tap off of irrigation lines and run miles of feeder tubes to their plants... it's also no mystery that they get lost so they leave trace lines to get around..... the war on drugs really isn't that hard guys....
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#36
LORAIN -- An Illinois man is facing felony drug charges after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seized 31 pounds of BC Bud marijuana, valued at more than $124,000, during a traffic stop yesterday on the Ohio Turnpike in Amherst Township in Lorain County.


Troopers stopped a 2009 Toyota Prius with New York registration for speed and marked lanes violations westbound on the Ohio Turnpike near milepost 149 at approximately 4:23 p.m. Monday.

Troopers observed the driver and an OSP drug-sniffing canine alerted to the vehicle.

A probable cause search revealed 31 pounds of BC Bud marijuana in the trunk.

The driver, Jose Duran, 32, of Aurora, Ill., was charged with possession of drugs, a third-degree felony. Duran was taken to the Lorain County Jail.
If convicted, he could face up to 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
"BC Bud marijuana" is one of the most potent strains of cannabis, which is usually cultivated in British Columbia.

It has a THC content of 30 percent as compared to only four percent in traditional marijuana.

Through August 2009, the Patrol seized more than 3 million grams of illegal narcotics valued at approximately $19.3 million.

In 2008, the Patrol seized more than 5.2 million grams of illegal narcotics valued at approximately $47.5 million
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#37
31 pounds? you can smell that shit from across the room, 31 pounds... jeeze
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#38
3dR3 Wrote:31 pounds? you can smell that shit from across the room, 31 pounds... jeeze

How far do you think you could smell 100 pounds from?


A suspicious-smelling vehicle was stopped in McKinleyville late Monday night and a sheriff's deputy reportedly discovered nearly 100 pounds of marijuana inside.

According to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, a deputy reported smelling the strong odor of marijuana coming from a GMC Yukon passing through a McKinleyville intersection at about 10:15 p.m. The smell remained constant and strong as the deputy followed the vehicle, officials said.

Suddenly, the GMC driver, later identified as 26-year-old Ross C. Lamer, pulled into a driveway on the 1100 block of Bates Road, according to the Sheriff's Office press release.The McKinleyville man told the sheriff's deputy that he was at the residence to see a friend. However, the deputy knew the residents at the address and Lamer allegedly was unable to name anyone who lived there.

The deputy reported finding the cargo area of the GMC about three-fourths full of marijuana. Lamer was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving on a suspended license and violating probation.

http://www.times-standard.com/ci_1346040...ost_viewed
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#39
I am getting the feeling you don't have to be a rocket scientist to get hired as a weed mule
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#40
Securb Wrote:I am getting the feeling you don't have to be a rocket scientist to get hired as a weed mule

in that case we have a few candidates here at the office, it would be interesting to see how quickly they crack under the pressure huge grin
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