September 19, 2012 |
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. submitted a positive post-fight urine test for marijuana, the Nevada State Athletic Commission informed the boxer's promoter Wednesday. Carl Moretti, the vice president of promoter Top Rank, said he received a phone call, alerting him to Chavez's positive test, from Nevada commission executive officer Keith Kizer. The result could have steep consequences for Chavez Jr., who surrendered his World Boxing Council middleweight belt with a unanimous decision loss Saturday to Sergio Martinez that came despite a dramatic 12th-round rally by Chavez Jr. It was the second positive test for Chavez Jr. in Nevada.
March 26, 2012 |
The parents of slain black teenager Trayvon Martin on Monday angrily lashed out at reports that their son was suspended from school because of marijuana, accusing authorities of continuing to demonize the memory of the victim in order to support George Zimmerman, the man who shot him. Speaking at a televised news conference, Martin's father, Tracy, and mother, Sybrina Fulton, said their son was again being made a victim. Martin was killed during a confrontation with George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer on Feb. 26. Zimmerman, 28, told police that he shot in self-defense, but the family has dismissed Zimmerman's version of events and has repeatedly called for his arrest.
June 28, 2012 |
Marijuana allegedly put the drug-sniffing dogs on Snoop Dogg's tail at the Oslo, Norway, airport Thursday, but what was in his wallet ultimately cost him more than that wayward weed. Snoop, real name Calvin Broadus, was allegedly carrying about eight grams of pot as he entered the country, according to Norwegian media reports, via the Associated Press. The bigger problem, or at least the more expensive one, came from the amount of allegedly undeclared cash Snoop was hauling with him as he embarked on a seven-stop jaunt through Europe before hitting Canada and the U.S. for shows. The rapartisten (that's Norwegian for "rap artist" -- are you impressed?
December 16, 2009 |
There are about 120 Starbucks coffee outlets within the Los Angeles city limits. According to the most reliable estimates, there are somewhere between 900 and 1,000 medical marijuana dispensaries. Mull over the implications of that comparison and you're on the way to understanding why the City Council seems enmeshed in an endless wrangle over how to regulate the number and sites of the nonprofit cooperatives allowed by local ordinance to distribute cannabis to individuals with doctors' prescriptions.
June 4, 2012 |
New York will join more than a dozen states in decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana displayed in public if the state Legislature approves a proposal made Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. At an Albany news conference, Cuomo, a Democrat, called for changing the state law to make possession of 25 grams of marijuana -- whether in public or private - punishable by a fine. Currently having at least 25 grams on public view is a misdemeanor, though having the same amount in private is just a violation.
July 19, 1990 |
Yusof Zulti, 27, a clothing vendor, was sentenced to death Wednesday for trafficking in 30 ounces of marijuana.
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June 13, 2013 |
Rapper 2 Chainz was arrested at LAX this week after officials found marijuana and a bottle of “purple drank” in his checked bag. Tauheed Epps, 35, was removed from a departing flight and arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, according to a statement from Sgt. Belinda Nettles, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Airport Police. Airport police responded to a narcotics investigation in the baggage check area of Terminal 5 at about 1 p.m. Tuesday. Transportation Security Administration agents told officers they found marijuana and a bottle of promethazine with codeine, the key ingredients in the drink known as “sizzurp” or "purple drank," in Epps' checked bag. 2 Chainz was taken to the airport police station for preliminary processing and then booked at the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division without incident, Nettles said.
July 9, 2001 |
Doctors can't agree on whether patients with cancer, HIV, glaucoma and other conditions get any benefit from smoking marijuana. Last week, two studies published in the British Medical Journal found that marijuana isn't any better for treating pain and nausea than standard drug therapy. And the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in May to not legalize the manufacture and sale of pot for medical use only deepens the debate.
July 3, 2004 |
Oregon voters will decide in November whether to make medical marijuana more readily available, officials said in Portland. The ballot initiative would let patients possess up to a pound of marijuana, up from 3 ounces under a law passed in 1999. It also would create a system of dispensaries that could legally sell the drug to patients. About 9,000 Oregonians have medical cards allowing them to grow and use marijuana for medical purposes.
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December 24, 2009 |
A state appeals court appears likely to grapple with the dispute over whether cities and counties can prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries as it reviews a lawsuit challenging Anaheim's ban, a case that could have a major impact on how the drug is distributed throughout California. On Monday, the day before their decision was due, judges in the Santa Ana-based appellate court asked the lawyers involved in the case for more information on what the Legislature intended when it wrote the 2003 medical marijuana law. The law was meant to clear up how marijuana could be provided, but it has spawned considerable confusion.