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Tucson Citizen
Eighteen bucks a gram, $60 an eighth for “Lin Sanity OG” in California

By Bob Starrett
It is March Madness, still, I think. As I understand it, that is a college basketball tournament of some sort. It seems to happen every year. Now I don’t have a bracket and I don’t know anything else about it other than I try to avoid it as best I can. 
I had to read three articles before I determined that the Final Four was Kentucky and Louisville, and Kansas and Ohio State, I think it is assumed that all Americans know this. I couldn’t have told you any one of the four without looking it up. So let me write one of the comments here preemptively:
“Starrett is so stoned that he doesn’t even know that the final four were decided on Sunday and he is so baked that he doesn’t even know the teams!” All I can say is no, I am not stoned and yes, I had no idea that the final four teams were decided yesterday and no, I did not know what teams had won until I looked it up today. And finally, I don’t care.

Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch
St. Louis Police Sgt. Larry J. Davis is released from the federal courthouse on Thursday after being indicted on federal drug charges on Wednesday

​A St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department sergeant and his brother have been indicted on federal marijuana charges after investigators said they diverted confiscated packages containing cannabis for distribution and sale.

Larry J. Davis, 46, is assigned as a supervisory sergeant for a division of the St. Louis Police Department that conducts investigations into illegal gang activities and illegal drug distribution, according to the indictment, reports KMOV.
The indictment alleges that from October 1, 2010 through January 10, 2012, Larry Davis seized packages containing suspected marijuana, and instead of taking them to the police department, unbeknownst to the package handling companies, investigators say Davis took the packages home with him to St. Louis City.
It was a pretty good scam — for awhile. You see, several years ago, St. Louis police stopped regularly checking packages for drugs at delivery services like UPS and FedEx, reports Robert Patrick at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. But Larry Davis didn’t say anything; he just kept making the rounds and collecting the packages.

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‘Drug Money’ Charges Dropped, But Troopers Won’t Give The Money Back

An Illinois man says the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety is improperly holding $14,000 in cash taken from his stepson as supposed “drug money” when it was actually money he had sent with the young man to buy rare coins.

“It’s literally highway robbery — that’s literally what it is,” said Oklahoma City-based attorney Chad Moody. “They pull you over, they take your money.”
After State Trooper Joe Kimmons said he smelled the odor of smoked marijuana coming from the car, he reported finding “marijuana residue” in the car and on the pants of a passenger in the car.

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​Should companies be able to fire employees for using medical marijuana — at home, with no effects on job performance — even in states where the medicinal use of cannabis is legal?

Washington judges and lawmakers will be wrestling with that question next month as the state Supreme Court hears the case of a woman fired for legally using pot medicinally, and the Legislature looks at a bill to expand patient protections in the state’s 12-year-old medical marijuana law, reports Vanessa Ho of the Seattle P.I.
The case before the high court involves a woman suing her former employer after she failed a drug test and was fired from a customer-service job in Bremerton. The woman, using “Jane Roe” as a pseudonym in court records, was using marijuana authorized by her doctor for debilitating migraines.