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Marijuana Sellers Are Unfazed By Federal Prosecution Threats

(Denver, CO) –– Marijuana entrepreneurs and investors are unfazed by threats of federal prosecution. Instead, more marijuana sellers are starting to believe the industry is too big to shut down.

The sellers are placing their faith in state lawmakers to ensure that the lucrative industry stays afloat. On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a series of Obama-era legal memos that give state-licensed marijuana businesses a pass from federal prosecutors.

Colorado legalized marijuana in 2014 and has about 35-thousand people working in the legal marijuana industry, generating over 226-million-dollars in state-level taxes last year. New Frontier Data estimates that California can make 300-to-500-million-dollars in marijuana taxes this year, after launching sales on January 1st.

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Number Of Pregnant Moms Using Marijuana Increases

(SL) – Is it that deep? Let it go for 9 months. There’s a staggering number of women that continue to roll the dice with their babies’ health by smoking weed while they are pregnant.

There are no benefits. I repeat, no benefits in smoking weed while you’re pregnant.

A study just published in JAMA found that marijuana use among pregnant women in Kaiser Permanente Northern California has been rising substantially.

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For the study, Kaiser Permanente researchers (Kelly C. Young-Wolff, PhD, MPH, Lue-Yen Tucker, Stacey Alexeeff, PhD, Mary Anne Armstrong, Amy Conway, MPH, Constance Weisner, DrPH, and Nancy Goler, MD) analyzed questionnaire answers and laboratory results from 279, 457 pregnant women over an 8 year period. They found that from 2009 to 2016, marijuana use rose from 4.2% to 7.1% for all pregnant women. The jump was significantly greater for those under 25 years old with the numbers going from 12.5% to 21.8% among those under age 18 and 9.8% to 19.0% among those 18 to 24 years old.

No word yet on exactly why these women are still getting high while carrying a child but most feel that it could be in part to get rid of morning sickness, aches and pains.  NBC 2 News  did a report on the increase of marijuana use for morning sickness but, I repeat, this is no approved use of marijuana, no medical use, nothing.

Just say no.

NBA Baller Zach Randolph Gets Arrest After For Marijuana Possession With Intent To Sell After Signing 24-Million Dollar Contract

(Los Angeles, CA) –  ESPN reports The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph on a felony charge of marijuana possession with intent to sell.

Other accounts claim the arrest was part of a Wednesday night disturbance that resulted in damage to five Los Angeles Police Department vehicles and one sheriff’s vehicle.

Police recovered two guns, impounded two vehicles and seized narcotics, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Liliana Preciado told The Associated Press.

According to the police report, Randolph was arrested at 11 p.m. PT, booked at 4:23 a.m. and released Thursday morning as bail was set at $20,000. His next court date is scheduled for Aug. 31, according to sheriff’s department’s online records.

Randolph’s agent and attorney Raymond Brothers said Thursday that the charges are false and misleading and that they are looking at options to resolve the matter.

LAPD officials told ABC-7 that officers were on routine patrol when they encountered a group drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana and playing loud music while blocking a street at the Nickerson Gardens project in Watts. The officers then tried to disperse the crowd, and the disturbance escalated.

Officers called for backup when the crowd grew and people began throwing bottles. Several police cars ended up with smashed windows and slashed tires.

The 6-foot-9 free agent signed a two-year, $24 million deal with the Kings in July.

 

A friend of Randolph’s faced a marijuana rap in 2010 after Indianapolis police found him driving Randolph’s sport utility vehicle with a cooler containing marijuana in it. Randolph maintained he was not involved and he was never charged.