Legendary rapper Kurtis Blow was busted at LAX this morning after a TSA body scanner detected an item in his pocket -- a stash of weed, TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that the body scan detected "an anomaly' in his pants. Yes, we thought that was funny as well. A subsequent pat down revealed pot in his pocket. Kurtis received a ticket -- standard operating procedure when it's under an ounce -- and went on his merry way. These are "the breaks". Next time Mr. Blow, try the pat down.Read more »
Northern California pot growers bomb a car and a bus, then take over Shasta Dam in a bid to free an imprisoned comrade. It sounds like the plot to a very cheesy Grade-B thriller, but it was actually the premise for a day-long terrorist attack drill conducted by 20 state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies Wednesday.Read more »
Over at Jeff Stein's Washington Post spy news column, an item on a counter-terrorism drill enacted by federal, state and local agencies in Northern California this Wednesday, November 17. During the exercise, participants playing the roles of local pot farmers set off bombs and took over the Shasta Dam, the nation's second largest, to free an imprisoned comrade.Read more »
It's a good thing that Prop. 19 failed! Read why here.Read more »
Big Alcohol's decision to squash marijuana law reform to protect its bottom line is simply politics as usual.Read more »
California voters have a chance on this November's ballot to bring common sense to law enforcement by legalizing marijuana for adults. As San Jose's retired chief of police and a cop with 35 years experience on the front lines in the war on marijuana, I'm voting yes.Read more »
Pot is up marginally, but the real biggies are ecstasy, at 37 percent and meth, at 60 percent, yet "I think all of the attention and the focus of calling marijuana medicine has sent the absolute wrong message to our young people," Kerlikowske said in an interview.
What a turd! Maybe that eight percent more who admit using pot are medical? Yeah, I think so too.Read more »
FARMINGTON -- About 1,000 marijuana plants were stolen from a Farmington law enforcement storage facility overnight Tuesday.
Farmington police officers discovered the break-in Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., according to police Chief Jack Peck.
An overhead garage door had been "pried open" and much of the marijuana, seized Tuesday in a northern Franklin County drug raid, was gone, Peck said.Read more »
Organizers for the Coalition for a Safer Detroit warned that the battle to legalize up to an ounce of pot may be arduous and timely after a Wayne County Circuit judge upheld an Aug. 9 decision by the Detroit Election Commission to keep the proposal off the ballot in November.
The commission and judge said the ballot was pre-empted by state law banning possession of the drug.
Check out Cannabis Catering, a San Francisco-based outfit that specializes in marijuana cuisine. The brainchild of Chef Frederick Nesbitt, a California Culinary Academy-trained chef who has worked as personal chef for Jerry Rice and John Madden, Cannabis Catering offers four and five-course meals laced with ganja.Read more »
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