Singapore Makes it Clear – Raw Cannabis Flower is Harmful and Illegal

Singapore Makes It Clear: Raw Cannabis Is Harmful & Illegal Asia may be the newest, and perhaps most surprising region, to follow suit in the global trend of legalizing cannabis. With Thailand and South Korea legalizing cannabis for medical use, the Philippines may follow soon enough, but Singapore makes it clear…

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Six alleged illegal retail pot shops busted in Colorado Springs; $1.375M seized, police say

Business was booming at several Colorado Springs marijuana shops, despite local ordinances that prohibit the retail sale of marijuana and pot products. Following a lengthy investigation, multiple executed search warrants, an arrest and additional arrest warrants issued, police on Tuesday said cash seized from the alleged illegal businesses came out…

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Marijuana education or illegal drug-selling? Instagram’s not sure

By the time they opened this spring, the founders of the Peake ReLeaf medical cannabis shop in Rockville, Md., had already created a social media following. They knew that promoting cannabis on Instagram — often the platform of choice in the marijuana industry — can help build a customer base.…

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Man sentenced to 3 years in prison for illegal marijuana operation in San Isabel National Forest

A federal judge sentenced a 25-year-old man last week to three years in federal prison for growing and intending to sell large quantities of marijuana, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Margarito Yepez-Sanchez, a Mexican living in the United States illegally, also received three years of supervised release for conspiracy…

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Authorities uncover massive illegal pot grow operation in Pueblo tied to Cuban syndicate

The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office uncovered an illegal marijuana grow operation involving a Cuban syndicate. The Pueblo Chieftain reports authorities Wednesday seized 340 plants, 70 pounds of dried marijuana product, thousands of dollars in cash and grow equipment, and made five arrests after executing search warrants at six Pueblo West…

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Federal drug agents raid multiple homes in Aurora in search of illegal marijuana grows

Federal and local agents fanned out across an affluent Aurora neighborhood near Cherokee Trail High School on Wednesday morning executing search warrants on suspected illegal marijuana grow houses, authorities say. Federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration hit numerous homes built in the posh neighborhood with large, new houses with…

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FBI, DEA orchestrate massive raid of suspected illegal marijuana grow operations across Denver metro area

Drug Enforcement Administration and FBI agents joined state and local agencies in a massive, coordinated raid of more than a dozen suspected illegal marijuana growing operations across the Denver metro area Thursday morning, federal officials say. Drug investigators began serving judicial warrants to suspected drug trafficking locations following a lengthy…

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The Answer to California’s Illegal Dispensary Problem

The Solve to California’s “Guerilla Dispensary Problem” One of the biggest benefits of cannabis legalization is the fact that the legal market can compete with the illegal market. However, despite the fact that a legal market exists in California, they still have a problem with “illegal-unlicensed” dispensaries. As you can…

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