Federal Ruling May Change Probable Cause In Marijuana Cases

Federal Court Judge Acknowledges Authority of a State Medical Marijuana Law A recent federal district court ruling in Spokane, Washington is something of which every medical cannabis attorney, patient, provider and advocate needs to be aware -- not only in Washington State but throughout the entire Ninth Circuit. The ruling is also something of a victory for Washington's recently changed medical cannabis law, because for the first time a judge has ruled in a way that gives quasi arrest protection under the state medical cannabis law and has likely set an interesting precedent on probable...

Russian City Mistakenly Plants Field Of Marijuana Instead Of Grass

A lush field of marijuana was discovered on city land near a metro station in Moscow, Russia after apparently being accidentally planted by city authorities themselves, according to drug control officers. Agents had to "try out the profession of gardening" to remove at least 230 cannabis plants from the area around the Brateyevo Metro Station currently being built in south Moscow, according to the Federal Drug Control Service, reports The Moscow Times . Local officials had filled the area with soil as part of a development project. By last month, a thick crop of cannabis plants had sprouted...

Oops... Stove-Top Fire In Condo Uncovers Ton Of Pot

NORWALK, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters responding to a stove-top fire have discovered a ton of marijuana in a Southern California condominium. Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Mendoza says deputies and firefighters forced their way into the smoke-filled Norwalk condo on Thursday evening and found food burning on the stove. No one was in the condo. A news release says marijuana could be seen in several rooms of the condo and deputies obtained a search warrant. Investigators say the seized 2,000 pounds of pot has a street value of more than $6 million. There are no...

New Hampshire Medical Marijuana Veto Stands

New Hampshire residents will remain without legal access to medical marijuana after an attempt to override a gubernatorial veto failed narrowly in the state Senate Wednesday. The Senate needed 16 votes to override Gov. John Lynch’s (D) veto, but came up three short. Since the Senate failed to get the necessary votes for an override, no vote was taken in the House. Two Democrats who had voted for the bill, Senate Bill 409 , changed course and voted to uphold Lynch’s veto, but even if they hadn’t, the Senate would still have been one vote short because another “yes” voter, Sen. Andy Sanborn,...

Two-Thirds Of US Subject To Border Patrol Random Detention And Search

It is long past time that all musicians and artists who support marijuana legalization boycott all travel and performances to El Paso, Texas, and West Texas in general. We just got word that our pal Chris Barnes and his bandmates in Six Feet Under were detained by West Texas police outside El Paso following their show last night and were forced to spend the night in jail. Urb Thrasher tells us that Mark Chimaira and his band suffered a similar fate in West Texas. These metal bands are big favorites on the Urb Thrasher Flower Hour, live Fridays at 8pm on this network , but maybe you haven’t...

Conan O’Brien And Martha Stewart Make Marijuana Art

The video quality isn’t the best, but the content is hilarious. Happy Thursday! What would you make?