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Detectives Overcome By Moldy Marijuana: Stored Marijuana Had Fungus Growing On It.

Friday, August 27th, 2004 Several Denver police detectives were recovering Thursday after being overcome by vapors from what appeared to be moldy marijuana in the police evidence locker room.

U.S. Border Patrol Seizes $1.33 Million in Marijuana, Recovers Stolen Vehicle.

Friday, August 27th, 2004

Casa Grande Valley Newspaper On Aug. 20 Border Patrol Agents assigned to the Tucson Station seized 1,670 pounds of marijuana and recovered a stolen vehicle. Friday, at approximately 7 p.m., while on routine patrol, an agent encountered a 2002 Ford F250, in the brush, about three miles east of milepost 16 Arizona 286. From his [...]

The Reefer Man (in Victoria).

Friday, August 27th, 2004

From Monday Magazine’s Fringe: Complete Schedule of Shows. Big Smoke Productions, Toronto, Ontario. Lawyer Charlie Kovacs grows marijuana in his basement: but everyone just says NO. “Funny, informed attack on pot laws.” HAMILTON SPECTATOR Fri 27 , 5:00/ Sun 29, 10:00/ Tue 31, 8:00/ Fri 3, 5:45/ Sun 5, 5:15/ Mon 6, 4:15. Venue [...]

Officials Dedicate Canadian Border Base.

Sunday, August 22nd, 2004

Associated Press Saturday, August 21, 2004; Page A05 Washington Post. As part of a dramatic boost in surveillance of the Canadian border, federal officials Friday dedicated the first of five planned bases for regular flights to look for drug runners and others crossing illegally by air or land.

Well-Known Marijuana Activist, Marc Emery, Sentenced To 3 Months in Jail.

Friday, August 20th, 2004

Canadian Press August 20, 2004. One of Canada’s best-known marijuana activists was sentenced Thursday to three months in jail after pleading guilty to trafficking when he passed a joint to a supporter last March.

Dutch Get Pot By Prescription: Patients With Variety of Ailments Gain Access Under Netherlands Law.

Thursday, August 19th, 2004

By Keith B. Richburg Washington Post. With a lever controlled by his left arm the only part of his body he can still move Peter Boonman maneuvers his motorized wheelchair across the floor of his spacious apartment to a table where he keeps a vaporizing pipe and small plastic pharmaceutical containers of pungent [...]

Marijuana and Sports in the US.

Thursday, August 19th, 2004

By Barry Svrluga Washington Post Staff Writer August 10, 2004. In other news, U.S. sprinter Bernard Williams received a public warning for a positive test for marijuana but will not lose his place on the U.S. Olympic team, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced.

DEA Museum.

Thursday, August 19th, 2004

Peter Carlson, off the Washington Post On-line Service. From 19th-century opium-laced patent medicines to 1970s hash pipes, this museum is dedicated to getting wasted and getting busted for it. The United States government’s newest museum displays hash pipes, hookahs, bongs, American-flag rolling papers and several bags of marijuana. It also has grubby old syringes, bent [...]

Canadian Pot Possession Laws Still Invalid? Exciting New Med-Pot Challenge Reveals Flaws in Law.

Thursday, August 12th, 2004

by Reverend Damuzi Cannabis Culture Online Magazine. On August 4, police in Smith Falls, Ontario raided medical cannabis grower Carasel, a company whose owners hoped to provide high-quality pot to government-licensed medical users. At the heart of the raid is a basic disagreement between the federal government and Ontario courts which invalidates Canada’s marijuana possession [...]

Dope Facts.

Thursday, August 12th, 2004

By CanWest News Service, SOURCE: Justice Department BILL C10 It would decriminalize possession of less than 15 grams of pot — about 15 to 20 joints. Instead of a criminal record, it proposes fines of between $100 to $400.

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