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Photo: Maui News
Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta: “We feel that [marijuana]will be contradictory to character building, job skills, academics, all the skills necessary to become a productive citizen”

​Ever heard a cop say “we don’t write the laws, we just enforce them?” Next time you hear it, you have my permission to say “Bullshit!”

Responding to bills in the Hawaii Legislature intended to liberalize marijuana laws, Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta said the department is taking a more “proactive stance” to show the public its opposition to marijuana by reaching out to Maui residents at public places, reports Melissa Tanji at Maui News.
On Monday, police officers went to Walmart to hand out pamphlets telling cop-sponsored lies about what “experts” supposedly say regarding marijuana as medicine and pot’s health risks. They planned to be there telling more ridiculous cop lies on Tuesday.
The goal of the effort, according to the cops, is to “gather the public’s support” this legislative session and ask people to submit email testimony against the bills which would liberalize Hawaii’s marijuana laws.
Yabuta helpfully said the police “would be glad” to pass out their lying-ass brochures or even present lying-ass talks to the public at community events and at schools.
Officer Yabuta claimed he didn’t know the taxpayer cost of the brochures that are being passed out, but defensively said they were “nothing fancy.” He claimed that funding came partly from a grant that initiated the brochure (your wasted tax money), as well as “county funds” (more of your wasted tax money, spent telling ridiculous, outdated 20th Century cop lies and superstitions about cannabis).

Photo: Don Davis Jr./High Point Enterprise
In happier times: Thomasville City Manager Kelly Craver rocks out with his Street Party Band 

​A rock and roll-playing city manager was arrested for marijuana possession in North Carolina on Saturday.

Thomasville City Manager William Kelly Craver, 54, of Greensboro, was arrested in Davidson County late Saturday night, reports MyFox8. Craver was charged with one count of misdemeanor possession of up to a half-ounce of marijuana and one count of possession of “drug paraphernalia,” according to court records.
Craver was taken before a magistrate and given a $2,500 secured bond, although he was not in jail, the spokesperson said Sunday morning.
The city manager was charged after he was found with marijuana, a plastic bag containing traces of marijuana, and a pipe with marijuana residue, according to court documents from the Magistrate’s Office in Lexington.

In what police are calling a “rare” seizure, a routine traffic stop early Sunday in the New York City borough of Queens led officers to more than a quarter-ton of marijuana.

Two officers in an unmarked car noticed a white 2010 Dodge Caravan run a red light and make a quick turn without signaling at about 4 a.m. Sunday, reports Mosi Secret of The New York Times. Officer Jason Zummo said he tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped off, leading them on a five-block chase.
The Caravan drove onto a dead-end street, where the drive jumped out and fled on foot. The officers grabbed him as he was trying to scale a fence. Officer Zummo claimed Hunter resisted arrest, struggling to avoid being handcuffed, reports Jano Tantongco of The Queens Courier.

Graphic: KushCon

Cannabis has captured the attention of the world.  From December 17-19, 2010, the Colorado Convention Center will be buzzing with thousands of medical marijuana experts and enthusiasts in what is being billed as the largest cannabis lifestyle convention to ever take place on planet Earth – KushCon II.
The NORML Women’s Alliance fundraising weekend begins a day early with a business-to-business networking event sponsored by the Medical Marijuana Business Alliance and Kush Magazine on Thursday, December 16, where the elite of the cannabis industry will gather to celebrate the movement and to organize product and service giveaways expected to raise more than $100,000 for the charity.
The international media has extensively covered the “Stiletto Stoners” phenomenon, fascinated by professional women’s use of cannabis. Celebrities like Melissa Etheridge and Alanis Morissette are putting a new face on this controversial plant.


​​Here, dumb’s the bride?

A jury in Maryland has convicted a woman of burglary, assault and reckless endangerment for breaking into a neighbor’s house wearing “nothing but a bridal skirt and veil” — does that mean her boobs were out? — on a snowy night in February.

Thirty-three year old Melissa Wagaman testified in court Thursday that a combination of cold medicine and marijuana made her “hallucinate that she was getting married” and that her mother was locked in her neighbor’s basement, reports The Baltimore Sun.
Wagaman, in bridal get-up, head-butted a dining room window, causing shattered glass to cut an artery in her neighbor, Aaron Parrott’s arm.
The jury was having no part of defense arguments that Wagaman truly believed she needed to enter her neighbor’s house, and that she didn’t truly know she was endangering him.

Photo: Chino Police Department
So if this was such a great big grow op, why couldn’t they shown us a photo of the place BEFORE they screwed it up?

​Police in Chino, California, have raided a large and sophisticated marijuana grow operation inside a commercial building, seizing thousands of cannabis plants they claimed are worth up to $20 million.

When officers responded at 8:19 a.m. on Monday to a possible burglary after reports of a broken window on the building, the discovered the huge illegal operation inside the structure in the 13800 block of Magnolia Avenue in Chino on Monday morning, officials said, reports KTLA News.
What do you suppose the odds are that the supposed “broken window” was nothing but an excuse cops made up to illegally go inside and take a look around?

Photo: San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department
Deputies discovered numerous pallets of heat-sealed drugs on a big rig trailer. They claimed the marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine was worth $45 million

​Sheriff’s deputies discovered drugs worth an estimated $45 million after a tractor trailer was stopped in Rancho Cucamonga, California, on Wednesday.

The bust was described as “one of the largest ever made in San Bernardino County,” and included thousands of pounds of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine, according to the sheriff’s office, reports Melissa Pinion-Whitt of the San Bernardino Sun.
A big rig was stopped on the eastbound 10 Freeway for a traffic violation around 11 a.m.

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Pothead-in-denial and Spider-Man star Kirsten Dunst getting high in happier times

​Hollywood hottie and party girl Kirsten Dunst, testifying in court in a purse snatching case, said that she doesn’t smoke marijuana. Asked if she used pot, the Spider-Man actress answered with a curt “No.”

“I don’t,” said Dunst, who was testifying at the retrial of a man accused of stealing her purse from a penthouse suite at the SoHo Grand Hotel, reports Laura Italiano at the New York Post.
Dunst was, however, quick to throw her personal assistant, Liat Baruch, under the bus, saying that Baruch did smoke pot.
Baruch remained loyal, testifying that her boss, Dunst, did not know about the pot, reports Melissa Grace at the New York Daily News.

Photo: Julie R. Johnson/Corning Observer
Ken and Kathy Prather, operators of Tehama Herbal Collective, in Corning, Calif., had a booth and were one of the main sponsors of the World Hemp Expo in Tehama County on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. From left, pictured with the Prathers are Brian Campbell and Ken West.

​Thousands of people gathered in Tehama County, California last weekend to participate in a first-of-its-kind event in the area: The World Hemp Expo.

The Expo, held just south of Red Bluff, drew about 800 people on Friday, and 2,500 on Saturday. Because entrance was free on Sunday, event organizers aren’t certain about attendance figures that day.

Ken and Kathy Prather, operators of the Tehama Herbal Collective (THC) in Corning, were major sponsors of the Expo and had a booth set up, reports Julie R. Johnson of Tri-County Newspapers.
Not just anyone could walk into the Expo and start smoking marijuana, explained Ken Prather.
“People had to check in at a designated booth, show their medical marijuana recommendation and receive a blue wrist band,” Ken said. “Then, if they wanted to smoke, they could go to any of a number of patient sections.”

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​Two zealously anti-pot Los Angeles police officers on Wednesday warned Hawaii it could “see an increase in crime” if it legalizes medical marijuana dispensaries and softens its marijuana laws.

“It’s so bad in L.A.,” claimed Sgt. Eric Bixler of the Narcotics Division of Los Angeles Police Department. Bixler said law enforcement officers there “deal daily with the effects” of California’s Proposition 215, which allows patients and caregivers to possess and cultivate marijuana for personal medical use, reports Melissa Tanji at The Maui News.
People driving while smoking, and teens buying marijuana at dispensaries to resell on the street are just some of the problems caused by California’s medical marijuana law, the officers claimed.
Of course, since they’re good honest cops, we have to give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they really believe nobody in California history ever drove a car while high until the medical marijuana law passed in 1996. Maybe they’re just a little slow in getting around to actually reading the language of the law, which prohibits sales to anyone without a doctor’s recommendation to use pot.