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These synthetic smokables do not resemble marijuana.

Stephane Colbert says her 19-year-old son died in 2011, allegedly after he smoked a synthetic, lab-made c compound called “Mr. Smiley” that many news outlets are calling “synthetic marijuana”..
Synthetic weed was banned federally in May of 2011 but Nicholas Colbert still was able to purchase some of the stuff in September of that year from a neighborhood Kwik Stop in the Springs.

Wikimedia commons/Joe Bielawa.
“You, pass me that joint.”

When entering the United States at one of our many border locations, it is best to not draw attention to yourself if you are – by chance – bringing something less-than-legal back into the country with you. Not drawing attention to yourself is impossible, however, when you’re the world’s biggest teen boy pop sensation traveling in a million-dollar tour bus as Just Bieber found out Sunday.
While en-route from Canada back to the U.S. the bus was stopped by patrol agents at the U.S./Canadian border. The Biebs, however, wasn’t around to catch the charge – that went to his bus driver.

El Paso County Sheriff.
Actual ice cream truck.

The coolest ice cream truck in El Paso, Texas won’t be serving up treats anytime soon after the driver was found with herb inside after a traffic stop. About 3 p.m. on Friday, two patrollers with the El Paso County Texas Sheriff’s department saw an ice cream truck with an expired registration sticker and a cracked windshield – or so they say.

Drug money.

For their weekly feature story this week, the Phoenix New Times looks into the workings of an Arizona drug smuggling gang:
“Rodrigo, his 19-year-old cousin Sal, his uncle Sergio, and four other family members live in the small house on Phoenix’s west side. From the house’s garage, the pot moves to wholesalers. “Most of them are black or Jamaican,” Rodrigo says. Each year, Palmona’s group distributes about 10,000 pounds of marijuana to different people who drive it to places like Michigan, Maryland, Kentucky, and Chicago, where it’s divided into pounds, half-pounds, ounces.”
For the rest of the (completely amazing) story, head over to Phoenix New Times.

~ alapoet ~
Toke of the Town editor Steve Elliott celebrating three years of high points and big hits

Three years ago today — actually, three years ago tonight, at 7:08 p.m. Pacific time — my THC-stained fingers hit the “Post” button for the first-ever story on Toke of the Town.

“The good thing about a free marketplace of ideas is,” I wrote, in the first sentence ever to appear on this site, “despite the best efforts of prohibitionists and their fear-mongering propaganda, the truth eventually prevails.”
More than 3,600 stories later — and with hundreds of joints, medibles, and bongloads littering my path — I’m still loving this gig, and judging by pageviews, so are close to half a million of you every month.

MFS – The Other News

A 19-year-old Syrian and a 21-year-old British man were sentenced to death in the United Arab Emirates on Monday for allegedly selling marijuana to an undercover policeman.

The Briton’s mother collapsed outside Criminal Court in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., after the verdict was announced as the Syrian’s mother tried to comfort her, telling her they could appeal the decision, reports Haneen Dajani at The National.

The two young men were caught after an officer posing as a customer bought 20 grams (about three-quarters of an ounce) of cannabis for Dh1,500 (just over $400 American). The officer had earlier bought Dh500 ($136) worth to test it and confirm it was actually marijuana.

Jack Rikess
Toke of the Town Northern California Correspondent Jack Rikess always tokes up before making a big decision

Or, Should Jack Renew His Medical Marijuana Card?

​​By Jack Rikess
Toke of the Town

Northern California Correspondent

I suffer from debilitating migraines that leave me temporarily blinded followed by a headache that feels like someone has taken a rusty blade to my brain with the full intent of whittling on it for the next couple of hours. Cannabis relieves the pain and lessens the thumping bombardments associated with the war games being played in my cerebellum. 
In another lifetime, I worked in a Navajo Old Folks home in Arizona. I wrenched my back lifting an overweight person who had passed out, which snared me in a dead weight death trap. My vertebrae have never recovered. 

Taylor, who performs “Get Lifted,” is a 19-year-old hip hop artist out of New Jersey. 

“I’m a huge supporter of marijuana, and I’m not just some kid who smokes it — I do plenty of reading and research on the good it could do for so many people,” Taylor told Toke of the Town Wednesday morning.

“I actually didn’t start getting very good at rapping until I started smoking weed,” Taylor told us. “I’ve always rapped and wrote lyrics, but I didn’t become really good until I started experimenting with the herb. I’ve always heard pot and musicians go together, now I see why. 

“As far as what I think should happen to marijuana, it should be completely decriminalized,” Taylor said. “No reason why there’s laws on what we choose to do with a plant.”

Photo: The Bigheart Times
The Halls, from left: former juvenile probation officer Stacy, 46; Dale, 48; Nicholas, 23; and Jared, 19. Charges against the other three family members were dropped when Jared pleaded guilty to marijuana cultivation.

Marijuana cultivation charges against a former Oklahoma juvenile probation officer, her husband, and a son are being dismissed after another son pleaded guilty and said other family members were not involved.

Prosecutors dropped the charges Friday against Stacy Hall, 46, her husband Dale Hall, 48, and son Nicholas Hall, 23, reports Randy Ellis at The Oklahoman. The case against the other three was too weak to pursue after 19-year-old Jared Hall, the youngest member of the family, pleaded guilty, according to Special Prosecutor Rob Hudson.
Charges were filed against all the Halls after cannabis plants were spotted growing on the family’s farm between Ponca City and Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Officers raided the farm on September 5, 2009.

Photo: Michael McElroy/Miami New Times
Irv fires up a federal joint. He works at Fort Lauderdale’s New Bridge Securities, where he is senior vice-president of the stock trading firm. Yeah, his boss is cool with it.

​The next time someone tells you the FDA says marijuana isn’t medicine, remind them that Irvin Rosenfeld gets his weed from the federal government.

Irv tokes up every day in the parking lot of Fort Lauderdale’s New Bridge Securities, which shares a building with the local offices of the Drug Enforcement Administration. And the DEA can’t touch him.
“Marijuana is fantastic medicine,” Rosenfeld said. “Doctors should be allowed to prescribe it nationwide.”

Rosenfeld, who at age 10 was diagnosed with a genetic disease that causes tumors to grow at the ends of his bones, was taking all kinds of narcotics as a kid. But as a 19-year-old who had just moved to Florida on his doctor’s advice, who felt the warm weather would do his body good, Irv accidentally discovered in 1971 that marijuana worked way better than the prescriptions he’d been taking.