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Cannabis continues to gain influence, not only in new business ventures, but in college education, too. Just take a peak inside professor Paul Seaborn’s Business of Marijuana course, where students at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver took part in a potrepreneur pitch competition June 4.

Five teams of undergraduate and graduate DU students proposed new business ideas to a panel of cannabis industry judges comprised of Julie Berliner, founder and CEO of edible company Sweet Grass Kitchen, Mark Grindeland, CEO and co-founder of Coda Signature edibles and Carter Davidson, an executive at Vangst recruiting and staffing.

Andre Maestas, from Facebook.


The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office (yes, that Maricopa County) is prosecuting a college student with a medical-marijuana card for felony possession of less than a gram of weed.
Andre Lee Juwaun Maestas, a 19-year-old Arizona State University student, could end up with a felony on his record, probation and stiff fines because of the March discovery of about .6 grams of marijuana and some smoking paraphernalia in his dorm room.


Any Highlands Ranch High School student thinking about pre-gaming before heading to Saturday night’s Homecoming dance should think twice. The school will be doing breathalyzer tests on all students before they can gain entry, and those who score a positive for alcohol use will be tested again — this time by a member of law enforcement.
Read on to see how Highlands Ranch High Principal Jerry Goings says reasons behind the new policy are sound and why he doesn’t believe it will lead down a slippery slope.

For the first time, the Colorado Department of Education has broken out marijuana from student expulsion figures related to drugs — and during the most recent school year, pot was by far the leading reason for pupils being expelled.
This information is concerning to two experts with whom we communicated — but figures pertaining to suspensions and expulsions over the past decade show that while the overall trend is rising, the numbers have actually dropped the past couple of years. Denver Westword has the full story.

Rehman Bhalesha was raised around marijuana. That’s not to say that he dealt, or that he pushed, or that he used. He didn’t have to. Weed, growing up, turned wherever he went.
“Living in South Texas, you really see the substance flood high school and college campuses and neighborhoods, without any regulation, in a completely illicit market,” Bhalesha, set to be a third-year student at the South Texas College of Law, told the Houston Press. “I’ve spent my entire life seeing a strong need [for regulation].”
Houston Press has the entire story.

Wikipedia commons.
The University of Texas.

Update 3/27/13: Sorry cannabis-using students at the University of Texas, your student government still thinks you should be arrested for marijuana possession. The UT Student Government last night voted down a bill 9 to 13 that would have urged police to simply ticket marijuana offenders on campus instead of arresting them.
While the bill wouldn’t have actually changed anything and was merely a symbolic bill that would have only asked police to stop arresting students, it seems that the 13 cowards on UTSG still couldn’t approve of it. If it had passed, it would have been the first of it’s kind in the country.

Law Offices of David Sloane
Attorney David Sloane shared with Toke of the Town this photo of Zach Walker in the cage of the patrol car immediately following his arrest (taken by the patrol car camera system), telling us he finds the photo “particularly nauseating”

A college student in Texas who has elected to take his chances with a jury following his arrest for marijuana possession is now set for jury trial. Zachariah Walker, 23, has rejected the state’s final offer of 60 days in jail. No date has yet been set for the trial, but the court coordinator predicts it will be in Denton County Criminal Court Number 2 sometime in February 2013, according to Walker’s attorney.

Back on July 13, Walker, of Denton, Texas, was stopped for an alleged traffic violation by the University of North Texas Police Department. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, officers claimed they found about two grams of marijuana. Walker was immediately arrested and booked into the Denton County Jail; he was later released after posting $1,000 bond.
As previously reported on Toke of the Town, Walker already elected to reject the state’s October 10 plea bargain of 180 days in jail, probated for 18 months, and a $600 fine; or 70 days in jail without a probationary term or fine. A member of The University of North Texas student chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (UNT-NORML), Zach said if anybody is going to send him to jail for possession of marijuana, it is going to be a jury of his peers.

Law Offices of David Sloane
Zachariah Walker is facing a Texas jail term for possessing two grams of marijuana

‘Zac is willing to go down if he must, but it is going to be after a fight.’
~ Attorney David Sloane
A Texas college student has elected to take his chances with a jury following his arrest for possession of marijuana. Possession of under two ounces of marijuana in Texas is a Class B-misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in jail and up to a $2,000 fine.
On July 13, Zachariah Walker, 23, of Denton, was stopped for an alleged traffic violation by the University of North Texas Police Department. During a subsequent search of his vehicle, officers claimed they found about two grams of marijuana. Walker was immediately arrested and booked into the Denton County Jail. He was later released after posting a $1,000.00 bond.
Walker elected to reject the state’s October 10 plea bargain offer of 180 days in jail probated for 18 months, and a $600.00 fine; or 70 days in jail without a probationary term or fine.
Walker is a member of The University of North Texas student chapter of the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws (UNT-NORML.)  He has rejected any offers of probation and says “if anybody is going to send him to jail for possession of two grams of marijuana, it is going to be a jury of his peers.”
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