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From Randy Lanier’s Facebook page.

A onetime Indy 500 Rookie of the Year is about to realize a dream he never thought possible: to be released from prison. He had been serving life without parole for marijuana trafficking.
Randy Lanier’s days of playing chess and practicing tai chi in prison are coming to a close, as the U.S. government has issued his release from Coleman Federal Correction Complex in Coleman, Florida, according to Autoweek. For years, the popular GTP sports car champion has been reading letters from fans in jail, but now he will have the chance to shake their hands and thank them as he enters his new life outside of prison. More at the Broward-Palm Beach New Times.

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Yesterday, the Vikings released wide receiver Jerome Simpson with little fanfare. The reason? A traffic citation that occurred… over two months ago. Keep in mind Simpson, no stranger to booze- and drug-related controversy, was pulled over with an open bottle and marijuana in his vehicle. That being the case, we asked Bloomington Deputy Chief Rick Hart why he wasn’t arrested. Hart says not arresting somebody in that situation is “very typical.”
“Unless there’s ongoing criminal conduct, or a history of not responding to a citation, it’s very appropriate to issue a citation,” Hart says. “The primary reason to arrest [someone]is to stop criminal behavior… the officers made a determination that he was not intoxicated.”
Never mind that the NFL has updated their marijuana policy within the last week to allow for more leniency in pot testing punishments, Simpson won’t be playing in Minnesota this year. More at the Minneapolis City Pages.


In an unprecedented move earlier this year, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to drastically reduce the sentencing recommendations for non-violent convicts of drug-related crimes.
Just this past Friday, in a move that received shockingly little press, that same U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to apply the same guidelines to eligible inmates already serving time behind bars. Though no inmates will see an early release thanks to the new legislation until November of 2015 at the earliest, experts says that as many as 46,000 currently incarcerated prisoners will be eligible to apply for an expedited sentence.


Update – 5/31/2013 9:20 a.m.:The Phoenix woman accused of attempting to smuggle 12 pounds of pot into America on a bus from Mexico has been set free after a judge ruled she had nothing to do with the cannabis.
Video footage showing Yanira Maldonado getting on a bus in Mexico with a small purse and two bottles of water was all it took to end the week-long ordeal that had the Mormon mother of seven facing jail time in Mexico for allegedly smuggling drugs.

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Massachusetts medical marijuana laws passed last November allows for up to 35 nonprofit dispensaries around the state, and draft regulations to guide the industry were just released today.
Among the proposed rules is the determination that a 60-day supply of marijuana can be up to ten ounces per patient and that all dispensaries would have to grow their own cannabis.


The first volume of S.T. Oner’s lush Cannabis Indica examined 100 strains from 100 leading marijuana breeders. Now it’s time for another trip through the dankest, fattest buds this side of the Hindu Kush, featuring information about the genetic history, growing traits, taste and effects of some of the very best cannabis grown across the globe.

The second book of the Cannabis Indica series (there’s also two volumes of Cannabis Sativa already out) continues the exploration of indica strains. From Afghan Mountain Black to Zindica, 100 more indica strains are showcased in all their glory with full color photos and encyclopedic information. (The planned series will eventually include six books, presumably three volumes of Indica and three of Sativa.)
Master cannabis grower and Cannabis Cultivation author Mel Thomas provides the introduction to Cannabis Indica, Volume 2. But Mel’s contribution is far more than a typical introduction; it’s title “What the Kush? A History of the Cannabis Indica Plant” lets you know the ambitions considerably exceed that humble appellation. Thomas’s quest to find pure indica at its source — as he had done for pure sativa in Thailand, a few years before — makes for some eye-opening and informative readcing.

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High School
High school buddies Matt Bush and Sean Marquette have a problem: beating the school’s new zero tolerance drug test. So they get the whole school stoned.

A film being billed as “the ultimate stoner comedy,” High School, will be released in theaters nationwide on June 1.
Starring Adrien Brody, Sean Marquette, Matt Bush, Colin Hanks and Michael Chiklis, High School introduces us to soon-to-be valedictorian Henry Burke (Matt Bush). The day after Henry takes a hit of the chronic for the first time, his high school principal (Michael Chiklis) institutes a zero tolerance drug policy and gives a mandatory drug test to all students.

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First Coast News
Nicole Marie Killeen, 24, was jailed after her one-year-old daughter tested positive for marijuana. Charges were dropped on Tuesday.

​A Florida mother was jailed on a child neglect charge after her baby tested positive for marijuana, but the charge was dropped on Tuesday.

The one-year-old child of Nicole Marie Killeen, 24, tested “positive for marijuana” at Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., on September 3, according to the Jackonville Sheriff’s Office, reports Jessica Clark at First Coast News.
A sheriff’s deputy went to the home where the mother lives with her daughter. One marijuana plant and cannabis buds were found in a closet, according to the report, and marijuana seeds and a pipe were allegedly found in the kitchen.

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Graphic: Stop the Ban
This is the REAL map showing just how restrictive San Diego’s proposed dispensary ordinance would actually be.

​In advance of a San Diego City Council vote on an ordinance which would regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, the Council published a map which supposedly shows areas where a collective could be located in the city under the ordinance as written. But the map is so inaccurate as to be misinformation, according to a local patient advocacy group.

“While we contend that even this map reflects a seriously restrictive ordinance that harms patients and communities, we were distressed to learn that this map is largely inaccurate and misinforms the public as to what degree of access this ordinance would allow,” said a statement from the Stop the Ban campaign.
The City Council’s map, the PDF of which has since been removed from the web, shows various “sensitivity uses” such as schools, child care centers, and libraries. But under the ordinance, dispensaries must also be located 1,000 feet away from churches and youth-serving facilities — and no churches or youth-serving facilities are included on the map.
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