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Migration To Colorado For Medical Use Of Marijuana

100 families from Florida and Virginia, South Carolina and New York, have moved to Colorado to treat their sick children with promising oil derived from marijuana. Their migration is one of many ways that a once-illicit drug is reshaping life here in Colorado, a state that is now considered a forefront of the national debate over legalizing drugs. The Justice Department has warily allowed Colorado and Washington State, which passed a similar measure, to go ahead with their plans to regulate recreational marijuana, even though it remains illegal under federal law. The first retail marijuana shops in Colorado are poised to open in January. Strains of sativa and indica plants flourish in basements across the state. The families have put high hopes on marijuana oil called Charlotte’s Web, which is… […]

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Migration To Colorado For Medical Use Of Marijuana

Migration To Colorado For Medical Use Of Marijuana

100 families from Florida and Virginia, South Carolina and New York, have moved to Colorado to treat their sick children with promising oil derived from marijuana. Their migration is one of many ways that a once-illicit drug is reshaping life here in Colorado, a state that is now considered a forefront of the national debate over legalizing drugs. The Justice Department has warily allowed Colorado and Washington State, which passed a similar measure, to go ahead with their plans to regulate recreational marijuana, even though it remains illegal under federal law. The first retail marijuana shops in Colorado are poised to open in January. Strains of sativa and indica plants flourish in basements across the state. The families have put high hopes on marijuana oil called Charlotte’s Web, which is… […]

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Facing Federal Charges

Facing Federal Charges

Quinton Mitchell, a Bahamian national, was arrested last week and now is facing federal charges in the alleged marijuana trafficking operation off Jupiter Island. There were 3 other men involved in pot smuggling operation and authorities are still searching for the other passengers who were on the boat. To help with investigation, other agencies were involved and they include: investigators from Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Agency, Jupiter Island police, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Florida Fish and Wildlife. According to federal officials, the bales of marijuana weighed about 520 pounds in total and that the street value of the drugs was estimated to be about $1.6 million. Mitchell made his initial appearance Wednesday before a U.S. magistrate and… […]

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Facing Federal Charges

Facing Federal Charges

Quinton Mitchell, a Bahamian national, was arrested last week and now is facing federal charges in the alleged marijuana trafficking operation off Jupiter Island. There were 3 other men involved in pot smuggling operation and authorities are still searching for the other passengers who were on the boat. To help with investigation, other agencies were involved and they include: investigators from Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations, the Drug Enforcement Agency, Jupiter Island police, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Florida Fish and Wildlife. According to federal officials, the bales of marijuana weighed about 520 pounds in total and that the street value of the drugs was estimated to be about $1.6 million. Mitchell made his initial appearance Wednesday before a U.S. magistrate and… […]

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Florida Congressman Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Possession

Florida Congressman Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Possession

U.S. Rep. Trey Radel pleaded guilty today to one count of misdemeanor cocaine possession. The Florida Republican was sentenced to one year of probation. According to court documents and law enforcement officials, Radel (R-Florida), was charged after allegedly buying a small amount of the drug in an October sting. The sting was part of a broader FBI/Drug Enforcement Administration investigation of a drug trafficking organization in the nation’s capital. The law enforcement official further reports that the targets of the investigation are dealers and high-level people in the organization, not buyers and users. But a dealer who was arrested last month told federal agents that one of his customers was a congressman. “In the sting, Radel bought a small amount of cocaine at Washington’s Dupont Circle after meeting with someone… […]

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Police Car Searches in Drug Cases

Police Car Searches in Drug Cases

Hernandez Falcon was arrested by Palm Beach County deputies for possessing a synthetic drug Methamphetamine and drug equipment. The arrest came as a response to a car crash at the 6000 block of Forest Hill Boulevard according to affidavit. Hernandez Falcon was found passed out in the passenger car seat and without pants. Mr. Falcon didn’t respond to deputy questions. When a car search was performed, deputies discovered a pair of blue shorts, a digital scale disguised as a digital camera, a glass pipe, and a camouflage-colored grinder in the shape of a grenade. Also found in the car’s center console wass a baggie containing methamphetamine. Hernandez Falcon, 27, is facing three counts of possession of drug equipment and one count of possessing a synthetic drug. The story was reported… […]

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Crystal Meth Penalties in Florida

Crystal Meth Penalties in Florida

South Florida needs to brace itself for what is coming ashore and being driven into the State of Florida from the Western United States, Crystal Meth. Crystal Meth or Meth is the short term for Crystal Methamphetamine. Meth can be injected, snorted or smoked.  The high or rush from Meth is very strong and provides the user, reportedly after only one use, with a life time of addiction. Users have reported that the high begins simultaneously with the use of the illegal drug and can last as long as 24 hours.  Meth users have reported that the drug provides a sense of energy or hyperactivity that is caused by stimulating the brain and central nervous system by causing dopamine levels in the brain to uncontrollable rise. The rise of dopamine… […]

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Marijuana State Laws and Milestones

Marijuana State Laws and Milestones

Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia now have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. So far, only Colorado and Washington state have legalized marijuana for recreational use, while other states permit medical marijuana. A limited medical marijuana law most recently went into effect Oct. 1 in Maryland, allowing authorized academic medical centers and research centers to distribute it. However, patients are not expected to be able to sign up for the program until 2015. Illinois legalized medical marijuana with a law establishing a pilot program set to be implemented in January. The map linked in the source shows states permitting marijuana use for medical and recreational purposes. Information below is current as of October 2013 and includes ballot measures approved in the 2012 elections that have yet to take… […]

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The DEA and Federal Charges

The DEA and Federal Charges

The Executive Branch of Government is often thought of by the people as the President of the United States or the Governor of a State. But, in fact, the Executive Branch of Government in the Federal Government or the State Government is also the police enforcing branch of the government. Federal drug crimes are often prosecuted by the DEA. The DEA is the investigative arm of any United States Attorney’s Office throughout the United States. The DEA is responsible for putting the criminal evidence and facts together for a United States Attorney, so that the accused can be arrested and then indicted by a grand jury. Once a grand jury indicts an individual, the United State Attorney will more than likely file formal charges against the accused. All of the… […]

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Not Guilty Verdict In Pill Mill Case

Not Guilty Verdict In Pill Mill Case

Two doctors convicted of money laundering conspiracy at South Florida pill mills were ordered to forfeit $10,001 each as part of the penalty for their illegal activity. Dr. Joseph Castronuovo, 74, of Key Largo, and Dr. Cynthia Cadet, 43, of Parkland, were acquitted Tuesday of the most serious charges they were facing — conspiracy to distribute drugs. The doctors were accused of illegally prescribing pain medications to patients who didn’t need them. Nine of those patients died. But the federal jury in West Palm Beach found there was not enough evidence to convict the two doctors of taking part in the conspiracy, which resulted in 28 guilty pleas from other doctors and pain clinic owners. The clinics were in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Source, full details Pill Mill A… […]

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