Published: Mar 17, 2018, 11:49 am • Updated: Mar 17, 2018, 11:51 am By The Associated Press ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Police say former NBA player Glen “Big Baby” Davis was arrested in a Maryland hotel last month on drug possession and distribution charges. WMAR-TV in Baltimore reports that Davis was arrested at a Hampton Inn in Aberdeen on Feb. 7. According to court records, the hotel owner smelled marijuana coming from Davis’ room. Related storiesNBA-er Karl-Anthony Towns: Time for league to allow medical marijuanaPistons’ coach Stan Van Gundy: NBA in a “tough spot” on marijuana as more states legalizeAnother sports leader has change of heart on marijuana ban: Ex-NBA commish David SternNBA’s Zach Randolph avoids felony charge, gets community service after possession arrestHow different sports leagues treat weed use by athletes Aberdeen police Lt. William … [Read more...] about Former NBA player Glen “Big Baby” Davis arrested on marijuana charges
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Published: Mar 16, 2018, 1:40 pm • Updated: Mar 17, 2018, 11:51 am By Scott Wilson, The Washington Post ARCATA, Calif. – The quaint town plaza here is lined with locally owned stores, their names and products recalling the post-Flower Power migration from San Francisco decades ago: Moonrise Herbs, Heart Bead, Hemp Recycled Solutions. The shops trade largely in cash with customers who are paid in cash – the marijuana growers, distributors and “trimmigrants,” seasonal workers who cut back the flowering plants for market each autumn. But business is stalling as marijuana’s dark cash economy comes into the light, pushed by the state’s legalization of the drug earlier this year. Humboldt County, traditionally shorthand for outlaw culture and the great dope it produces, is facing a harsh reckoning. Every trait that made this strip along California’s wild northwest coast the … [Read more...] about California’s “outlaw” marijuana culture faces a harsh reckoning: legal weed
Published: Mar 15, 2018, 11:36 am • Updated: Mar 15, 2018, 2:33 pm By Anthony A. Mestas, The Pueblo Chieftain Pueblo Police Chief Troy Davenport said Wednesday that his officers are being told by homeless people regularly that they have come to Colorado for marijuana and some specifically to Pueblo because of the climate. “They come to either extensively get jobs in the marijuana field or as it ends up, most of the time to just get marijuana,” Davenport said. The chief disputed a study by Colorado State University-Pueblo’s Institute of Cannabis Research, saying it did not include the information he has had relayed to him from officers pertaining to homelessness and poverty. The study said Black Hills Energy’s disconnection of service to thousands of power users was a key — if not the key — reason for the local homeless problem. Black Hills strongly disputed that conclusion, … [Read more...] about Police chief says homeless people are coming to Colorado to get marijuana
Published: Mar 14, 2018, 10:15 am • Updated: Mar 14, 2018, 10:15 am By Rick Carroll, The Aspen Times A federal judge in Denver has ruled that more than $3 million in assets held by Colorado marijuana mogul Jeffrey Friedland be temporarily frozen, but not a Snowmass Village home that the Securities & Exchange Commission alleges he concealed through a limited liability company. Chief U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger’s ruling Thursday said the SEC failed to adequately provide a strong enough case that the 2,796-square-foot home at 46 Meadow Road actually belongs to Friedman or his wife. The SEC sued Friedland last week in the U.S. Court of Denver on securities-fraud allegations that he was paid by a marijuana-based pharmaceutical company to tout its stock through blogs, media interviews and other mediums without disclosing that association. Federal securities laws make it illegal to … [Read more...] about Marijuana mogul’s home in Snowmass exempt from judge’s asset freeze
Published: Mar 14, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Mar 15, 2018, 2:32 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff ANAHEIM, Calif. — Selling Americans on chai, a spiced black tea with roots in herbal medicine, was a heavy lift for Colorado entrepreneur John Simmons. Nearly 25 years after the founder and former CEO of Boulder’s Third Street Chai introduced consumers to a largely unknown beverage, Simmons is putting his back into a new product push: He’s all-in on a cannabis extract hailed for its medicinal properties but facing a regulatory future yet to be determined. Last week, Simmons and business partner Matt Oscamou, founder of San Jose, Calif.-based Frontier Snacks, unveiled Weller Snacks, a hemp extract-enhanced food brand, at Natural Products West Expo in Anaheim, Calif. The duo are among an intrepid class of natural products pioneers determined to bring cannabis-derived extracts rich in … [Read more...] about These Boulder entrepreneurs brought chai tea to the mainstream. Now, they hope to do the same with CBD.