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Dennis Carter, a standout wide receiver for MSU-Mankato, faces an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting a longtime acquaintance in the head over a marijuana debt.
The incident occurred shortly before midnight on August 20 along a dirt road near the Renaissance Festival campgrounds in Scott County. The victim, later identified as 28-year-old Diaa Ahmed Abdelhakim, says Carter shot him execution-style and only failed to kill him because his gun jammed. Carter, on the other hand, told investigators he accidentally shot Abdelhakim after wrestling his gun away from him during a struggle.

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Counterculture icon and lifelong pothead Dennis Hopper may soon be immortalized with a strain of marijuana

​Dennis Hopper had such an impact on cannabis culture, he should be immortalized with his very own strain of marijuana, according to famed pot activist Craig X Rubin.

Rubin, who runs Temple 420, a medical marijuana church/dispensary in Los Angeles, said Hopper has been an icon in the pot community ever since his Easy Rider days, when he, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson smoked real weed while filming the movie.
Over the years, Hopper never denied his love for Mary Jane and, as Rubin explained, “He made it acceptable to be a pothead.”
Rubin said it only makes sense for growers and stoners to name a marijuana strain after the late actor, possibly called “The Hopper.”
“I’d go get an ounce of that right now and get hopped up on The Hopper,” Rubin said.
Rubin said he knows for a fact that Hopper toked until his dying days, because the actor would buy $750 in medical marijuana each week from Rubin’s friend.

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Hopper’s message to conservative America in the 1969 classic, “Easy Rider.”

​Operators of the dispensary where film legend Dennis Hopper bought medical marijuana in his final days said they have lost one of their star clients, and a good friend.

“We’re sorry to see one of our favorite patients go,” said a staffer at The Farmacy Cannabis Club in Venice, California, according to Radar Online. The staffer confirmed that Hopper was a “frequent patient” as he battled terminal cancer.

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Dennis Peron is co-author of Prop 215, which legalized medical marijuana in California

​Dennis Peron, the “father of medical marijuana” who co-authored Proposition 215, the 1996 ballot initiative which legalized medical cannabis in California, has suffered a stroke, reports Joe Eskenazi at SF Weekly.

“That’s why I didn’t give a speech at the Hemp Expo,” Peron, 65, told the Weekly. The cannabis guru and gay rights activist said he suffered the stroke about a month ago and underwent an operation Sunday to “unclog my artery.”
Peron in the 1990s came to serve as a figurehead for the cannabis legalization movement, and was highly influential in the debate in California, thus helping to change the political atmosphere surrounding marijuana in the United States.
A Long Island native, Peron served the Air Force in Vietnam and afterward moved to San Francisco’s Castro District in 1969, where he sold marijuana and ran the Big Top pot supermarket out of his home in the 1970s.
He opened the Church Street Compassion Center in 1993, the very first “pot club” in the United States, which became the legendary San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club in 1995, a year before Prop 215 legalized medical pot.

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​Legendary actor Dennis Hopper, the Easy Rider himself, was photographed Thursday at The Farmacy Cannabis Club in Venice, California, a medical marijuana dispensary.

Hopper wore a checkered paperboy cap and dark-rimmed glasses into the establishment, which resembles a farmer’s market, according to “Doug” at RadarOnline.
Hopper’s filmography contains many high points in addition to the 1969 counterculture classic Easy Rider, which featured an iconic pot-smoking scene with Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson.

He’s not the only one.

Here’s your daily round-up of pot-news, excerpted from the newsletter WeedWeek. Download WeedWeek’s free 2016 election guide here.

Dennis Peron, the celebrated cannabis activist and backer of 1996’s Proposition 215, which legalized MED in California, opposes the state’s coming REC vote. “In 1996, it was like a dark room had been left for so long without any light. I let a little light in. A light of compassion, hope and empowerment. We empowered the patients and the voters and the people that don’t believe marijuana is a crime,” Peron said. “But Prop. 64 will destroy that power that we’ve had for the last 20 years.”

In May 2014, Miami-Dade Commissioner Dennis Moss placed a slightly controversial item on that month’s agenda. He wanted to investigate how the medical marijuana industry might affect agriculture in the county.

At the time, fellow Commissioner Javier Souto wasn’t thrilled.

“This is an item that’s causing a lot of arguments in our society. I think we have enough problems,” Souto said at the time. “It’s premature to jump into things like this.”

He was wrong, though. Just one month later, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a measure allowing patients with cancer or seizures to use low-THC marijuana. And earlier this year, the law was expanded to give people with terminal illnesses access to high-THC marijuana as well.

Now, with two months left until full-fledged medical marijuana is back on the ballot in Florida, the county has released the results of that study initiated by Moss in 2014. Considering the laws currently on the books, officials believe the total sales generated each year could be as high as $124 million in Miami-Dade.

 Use patterns are changing.
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A study found that daily marijuana use is growing rapidly, especially among users who are “poor and lack a high school diploma.” “What’s going on here is that over the last 20 years marijuana went from being used like alcohol to being used more like tobacco, in the sense of lots of people using it every day,” according to one of the researchers. (See the study here.)

The number of U.S. cannabis users is set to exceed tobacco users within a few years.

“People in the state of California unfortunately have to be aware of the inherent risk that the feds may come in and shut you down.” – Nathan Shaman, CA-based Attorney

Earlier this year, 25-year old Zack Curcie was at work as a gardener on a 10-acre parcel of land being used to cultivate medical marijuana in the foothills of southern California.
Though the grow site was legal under California state law, and the people behind it went to great lengths to follow the state’s 18-year old pot laws as best they could, on September 24th Curcie, an Iraq War vet, found out what it is like to be on the other side of a military-style raid as aggressive San Diego-based Narcotics Task Force (NTF) agents stormed the property with weapons raised.

Dennis Action said that the side effects of cancer treatment nearly killed him in 1999. If it wasn’t for medical cannabis, he likely wouldn’t be here. And now he wants to help others, proposing what would be New Hampshire’s first medical marijuana facility in Epping.
But he’s facing some pretty ignorant opposition from the county selectmen.
“Marijuana is marijuana, whether you’re using it for medical purposes or enjoyment, it’s still illegal,” Thomas Gauthier, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, said to Action Monday night at a hearing according to WMUR.

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