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The league and the plant appear to be on a collision course. 

Here’s your daily round-up of pot-news, excerpted from the newsletter WeedWeek

Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson will serve a four-game suspension after testing positive for marijuana. Seantrel suffers from Crohn’s Disease and had bowel surgery early this year.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not happy that rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott visited a pot shop in Seattle. Elliott didn’t buy anything according to TMZ. The Cowboys start the season tomorrow with three players suspended for substance abuse violations.

Think Progress
Georgia Rep. Kip Smith, who wants to drug test all welfare recipients, was arrested Friday morning for DUI.

​Hey, if you like fat-cat politicians who want to drug test welfare recipients even as they themselves cruise around drunk as fuck in their shiny sports cars, have I found a guy for you.

A conservative Georgia Republican who wants to piss test everyone on public assistance failed a test of his own Friday morning: he showed up intoxicated after he ran a red light, according to an Atlanta police report.

State Rep. Kip Smith, 29, of Columbus, was pulled over just after leaving Hal’s Restaurant; he allegedly ran a red light, and was arrested after failing the DUI test, reports Christopher Seward at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Smith is a sponsor of Georgia House Bill 464, which would “require random drug testing” for citizens on public assistance, reports Judd Legum at Think Progress. In response to Smith’s bill, state Rep. Scott Holcomb introduced another bill last month that would require all Georgia lawmakers to be subject to random drug testing.

The traffic light had just turned red when Smith went through the intersection, according to Atlanta police Officer Z.A. Kramer, who was following the legislator’s gold 1998 Jaguar XJ8.

Photo: Fulton County Jail
These are the 19 bags of marijuana police claimed they found on Ricky Hefflin as he tried to enter the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta, Georgia.

​Ricky Hefflin either has big cojones or perhaps impaired decision-making skills.

Hefflin, 26, remains in jail after being arrested Wednesday for carrying 19 bags of marijuana into the Fulton County Courthouse, according to police.

Officers at the courthouse claimed they noticed “something suspicious” in Hefflin’s back left pocket when he went through the security line at the building’s metal detector, reports Raisa Habersham at the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Deputies said Hefflin was asked to empty his pockets and put his items in a bin for scanning by the courthouse magnetometer. But he refused, saying, “I don’t have anything,” according to officers, reports My Fox Atlanta.
Hefflin tried to walk on into the courthouse, but was stopped by the arresting officer, who once again requested that he empty his pockets.
​When Hefflin “became nervous” and didn’t move, the officer told him to place his hands against the wall and proceeded to search him.

Photo: Fulton County Jail
Raheim Lowery, 30, is looking at life from the other side of the bars today.

​A Fulton County, Georgia sheriff’s deputy is on the other side of the bars today.

Raheim Lowery, 30, was arrested and jailed Wednesday after he allegedly brought marijuana to the jail, sheriff’s spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan claimed, reports Ty Tagami of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Lowery was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and with bringing prohibited items into jail, Flanagan said.