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NBA Grizzlies star Zach Randolph now has four fewer vehicles than he had a few days ago.

​NBA player Zach Randolph has been linked to a man accused of selling marijuana in Indianapolis, police claimed Wednesday. A lawyer for Randolph said the star player for the Memphis Grizzlies had “no knowledge” of his friend’s alleged role in dealing pot.

“Zach Randolph is not a party to any drug conspiracy of any type,” said attorney John Tompkins on Thursday. “If somebody says he is, they are either lying or they don’t know what they heck they are talking about,” reports Vic Ryckaert at
But Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department detectives claim Randolph provided cars and a house to Arthur Boyd, who is charged with selling marijuana. Randolph himself has not been arrested or charged, and IMPD officials claim he is “not the target” of a drug investigation.
Despite that statement, police Detective Ryan Graber described Randolph as a “financier” for drug dealers in Indianapolis, according to court documents filed in Boyd’s case.
The Grizzlies released a statement on Thursday supporting Randolph.

Graphic: Humboldt Clothing Company

​Marijuana cultivation — of the illegal variety — has been the economic lifeblood of three counties — Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity — in Northern California, known as the Emerald Triangle. The War On Drugs and frequent raids by federal agents have helpfully kept street prices of pot sky-high and profits large for renegade farmers.

​But greater supply, more competition, and especially the prospect of legalized marijuana — with the issue enjoying majority support and slated to appear on November’s ballot in California — is exerting downward pressure on pot prices, reports Michael Montgomery at NPR.
The Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP), a massive air and ground assault launched by the Reagan Administration in 1983, with the goal of “eradicating” pot and arresting growers in the Emerald Triangle area, was a big factor in causing wholesale pot prices to shoot to as high as $5,000 a pound. The sudden windfall for growers willing to risk prison time changed the mellow pot-growing culture forever.

Graphic: Cures Not Wars

​The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is hailing the passage of another milestone for the Global Marijuana March, with Georgetown, Guyana and Ryebrook, N.Y., as the 299th and 300th cities holding a march, rally, forum or benefit on the weekends of Saturday, May 1 and May 8.

NORML and numerous other groups called for more cities this year to participate, so that organizers could meet and surpass their stated goal of more than 200 cities.
“Worldwide action is necessary for any outright legalization, since cannabis is largely prohibited globally by a United Nations treaty known as the Single Convention, enacted in 1962 through the efforts of top anti-cannabis zealot Harry Anslinger, the original instigator of U.S. cannabis prohibition in 1937,” said Allen St. Pierre, executive director of NORML.

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A juicy bag of primo local product, Humboldt County Kush. How will legalization affect the Emerald Triangle’s booming pot economy?

​In what is being described as an unprecedented event, residents, local business people, officials, and industry leaders plan to meet in Humboldt County, California Tuesday night to talk about the potential economic effects of the legalization of marijuana, reports Donna Tam of the Eureka Times-Standard.

“It’s time to talk about the elephant in the room,” said organizer Anna Hamilton.
Shelter Cove resident Hamilton said she is “intimately involved” with the marijuana business and has seen the market get worse due to changing pot laws.

Pot charges don’t go away, even after 30 years.

​A 74-year-old woman from Hamilton, Ontario who attempted to cross the U.S./Canadian border into New York earlier this week was arrested when a officials discovered a marijuana charge from 1980.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents said Homenella Cole advised officers at the Lewiston-Queenston border crossing Monday that she had previous criminal convictions in Canada, reports the National Post.
“She said she wanted a waiver to enter the U.S., which is not uncommon,” CBP spokesman Kevin Corsaro said.
When officers then ran a routine criminal record check, they learned Cole had an active felony warrant issued on April 1, 1980 by the New York City Police Department.
Cole was arrested on the outstanding warrant and was extradited to New York City.