Growing Marijuana With Government Money

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- Growing Marijuana With Government Money
- Birmingham’s newest council member expresses remorse for 2003 …
- Troops find 2.5 tons of marijuana in Afghan school
- Man charged with selling pot
- Woman arrested for smuggling marijuana
- Drug task force seizes marijuana weapons

Growing Marijuana With Government Money
New York Times United States 
Though cannabis had been used by man for thousands of years it wasn’t until 1964 that the actual chemical structure of the active ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol — THC — was determined. That stimulated new research on the plant. At this laboratory which began in 1968 we often investigate marijuana’s chemistry. We also have a farm where we grow cannabis for federally approved researchers. ur material is employed in clinical studies around the country to see if the active ingredient in this plant is useful for pain nausea.

Birmingham’s newest council member expresses remorse for 2003 …
al.com AL 
Court records show Austin was arrested Jan. 25 2003 after a traffic stop in Tuscaloosa for speeding. Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies found a pipe about a half ounce of marijuana and a set of scales. Austin was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He pleaded guilty to second-degree possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was placed on two years’ probation and received a 90-day suspended sentence after he agreed to attend court-ordered drug and alcohol treatment classes. Austin said he no longer uses marijuana.

Troops find 2.5 tons of marijuana in Afghan school
AFP 
5 tons of marijuana in Afghan school5 hours agoKABUL (AFP) — US and Afghan troops destroyed 2. 5 tons of marijuana they found in an abandoned school in volatile southern Afghanistan the US military said Sunday. The massive drugs stash was uncovered on Saturday during a joint US-Afghan operation against Taliban rebels in the Arghistan district of Kandahar province spokesman US Colonel Greg Julian told AFP. “Afghan and coalition troops found and destroyed two-and-a-half tons of marijuana in a school in southern Afghanistan” Julian said. “The troops were on a foot patrol and they checked on this compound the school and they found that stock of marijuana.

Man charged with selling pot
Times-Journal AL 
Agents with the DeKalb County Drug Task Force Sheriff’s deputies and Fort Payne officers executed a search warrant at a home on Gorham Drive in Fort Payne on Monday. Anthony “Tony” Alan Williams 22 of Fort Payne was arrested and charged with unlawful distribution of marijuana unlawful possession of a controlled substance and first-degree unlawful possession of marijuana. Agents allegedly seized about 2 ounces of marijuana with a street value of about $1000 that had been packaged for resale and some Lortab pills according to DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris. “There were several of Williams’ family members present at the time the warrant was executed including an infant child” Harris said. “Williams was the only one arrested and the Department of Human Resources was contacted to check on the safety of the child. “Williams was taken to DeKalb County jail.

Woman arrested for smuggling marijuana
Brownsville Herald TX United States 
The suspected smuggler a resident of Ciudad Victoria Tamaulipas approached an inspection booth driving a late model Nissan Frontier said an agency press release. The officer at the booth sent the driver to a secondary inspection where officers looked into discrepancies on the bed of the pickup. The search turned up 40 packages containing almost 106 pounds of marijuana hidden within the bed of the vehicle and valued at over $106000 the agency said. The driver was arrested and turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement pending further investigation and undetermined charges. See archived ‘Local’ Stories » .

Drug task force seizes marijuana weapons
Northwest Arkansas Times AR 
During the search of the residence approximately 3 pounds of marijuana paraphernalia items two guns and $910 were seized. Bill Phelan public information officer with the Fayetteville Police Department said the information that led to the arrests developed in Bentonville and “worked its way down here. ” A controlled buy led officers back to the Fayetteville address Phelan said. fficers arrested Daniel A.
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