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Update: As expected, cops in Ross Township outside of Pittsburgh have charged Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount with marijuana possession for a three-quarter ounce bag of herb found in their car earlier this week after the pair were caught smoking up in traffic. Bell has also been charged with driving under the influence of marijuana. In Pennsylvania, it’s illegal to have any THC metabolites in your system when driving a car.
A third person in the car, 21-year-old Mercedes Dollson, was also charged with pot possession. Cops noted that all three were cooperative and polite, which you kind of have to be when a motorcycle cop pulls up next to you when you’ve got a lit joint going around the car.

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News reports this week indicate that one of the Cowboys’ few defensive bright spots from last season, cornerback Orlando Scandrick, has been suspended for the first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing substance abuse policy. Scandrick has already lost his appeal in the matter, so it looks like the Cowboys will be stuck with whatever the mercurial Mo Claiborne can give the on the outside for the first quarter of the season.
The details of Scandrick’s indiscretion — if his agent and ESPN’s Ed Werder are to be believed — are pretty mundane. While on vacation in Mexico with an ex-girlfriend, Scandrick, or someone in his party, mixed a drug — reported by Werder to be MDMA — purchased from a street vendor into a cocktail he was drinking. More at the Dallas Observer.

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Last week, Gov. Mark Dayton named 16 people to a task force that’s responsible for evaluating the state’s medical cannabis program. The list is a mixed bag, including eight healthcare providers and four members of the public — but also four opponents from the law enforcement community.
None of them have been content to sit on the sidelines. Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom, for instance, once wrote an op-ed calling cannabis “the most dangerous illegal drug in our nation,” and reaffirmed that position last November, mocking the use of the term “medical.”

 

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Every day in prisons across the country, inmates are scheming to devise innovative, or disgusting, new ways to smuggle in drugs, phones, and other contraband. Every day, surely some of those attempts get busted, but maybe none quite as ridiculous as what happened this past Sunday in Jackson, Michigan.
When it comes to ridiculous prison smuggling attempts, there is some pretty stiff competition.

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This past fall and winter there was a push to get medical marijuana recognized as a legitimate treatment for players in the NFL suffering from concussions. And now, with Spring Training wrapping up and opening day just three days away, it is time to shift our attention to Major League Baseball.
ESPN got the conversation started this week, asking an anonymous poll of MLB players whether they would use medical marijuana for pain if it were legal in all 50 states. Just under half (49 percent) said they would. Check out the graphic over at ESPN the magazine.

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February 22 was a seemingly normal, snowless day at Taos Ski Valley outside of Taos, New Mexico. That is, until the U.S. Forest Service showed up and started treating the place like the scene of a major crime in progress.
Instead of focusing on real problems in our national forests like poaching, four armed Forest Service agents wearing flak jackets took a drug dog around the resort parking lot and to cars along the side of the road to bust pot smokers (and people with cracked windshields).

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Hypocrites who take millions in revenue from alcohol sponsors but still prohibit the use of cannabis among their players, which is much safer substance, run the National Football League.
That’s the message pushed by five billboards sponsored by the Marijuana Policy Project that have been erected in New Jersey near the site of the Super Bowl set for this Sunday.

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Seantrel Henderson.

Seantrel Henderson came to Coral Gables as a recruiting miracle. He leaves with a reputation of wasted potential and a string of unexplained suspensions from the team. Now Henderson has his eyes on the NFL and has admitted to teams that most of his suspensions with the Miami Hurricanes were due to marijuana use.
Henderson was ranked the best and second-best prospect in the class of 2010 by two separate recruiting services. He had originally committed to USC, but after the school was hit by sanctions he jumped ship to Miami. It was an exciting recruiting coup for the ‘Canes, but it didn’t translate to on-the-field success. Miami New Times has the full story.

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As everyone from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to the nation’s memes-makers have noticed, the upcoming Super Bowl features teams — the Broncos and the Seahawks — from the two states that have legalized recreational marijuana sales. So you had to know entrepreneurs would want a piece of the action. We found multiple sites selling either “Stoner Bowl” or “Pot Bowl” T-shirts in a wide variety of designs and styles. Look below to see fifteen of the most memorable, complete with links in case you want to buy one to commemorate the big game.
Denver Westword has the full story.