“Even assuming that the 154 sheets were the only drug-saturated pages introduced into the jail (as opposed to the unused sheets), that could fetch as much as $77,000 on the prison black market.”
Pennsylvania man served prison time for breaking into police station to retrieve his seized drugs ☞ Not the Bee
“It wasn’t exactly your typical kind of prison break.
It also wasn’t successful.”
“AUSTIN, Texas — More than 130 applications have been received by the Texas Department of Public Safety from those looking to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Texas.
A bill to expand Texas’ medical marijuana program was passed by the state House of Representatives in April before it died in the Senate. While DPS said there are no current plans to expand usage laws, all 132 applications have been paid.”
“The report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) found that poppy cultivation had dropped by an estimated 95% over the past year, from 233,000 hectares (575,755 acres) at the end of 2022 to 10,800 hectares in 2023.
Opium production also dropped from 6,200 tons to 333 tons in 2023.”
‘People just can’t pay their bills’: Oklahoma’s wild marijuana market is about to shrivel ☞ POLITICO
“Heightened enforcement by state regulators and law enforcement is pushing some businesses to shut down. Others are simply realizing that Oklahoma is producing so much weed — a staggering 64 times the volume needed to serve the state’s medical patients, according to a recent study — that it’s impossible to make any money.”
“Those authorities managed to find some minor violations, like extension cords that were plugged in where they shouldn’t have been, for one example. But the cops were more interested in some of the products the business was selling – namely hemp products like delta-8, delta-10 and THCa.”
“As we grapple with an ongoing labor shortage and with marijuana’s legal landscape evolving in 49 states, it’s clear that the time for a change has come. Traditional 5-panel drug tests, rooted in a four-decade-old paradigm, have failed to evolve in today’s drug market and are unable to detect the rising drug, fentanyl.”
“Dealers see value hotels as a place where they will not have to pay rent for the first and last month and can pretty much come and go as needed, with no real commitment.”
“Border Patrol Agents first spotted the suspects driving at high speeds on the 10 Freeway in Indio. Authorities followed the suspects’ SUV for around 12 miles, witnessing the driver swerve in and out of lanes trying to lose the agents.”
“The Australian Border Force’s annual report published last week found the number and value of tobacco seizures has surged alongside a surge in firebombings and shootings that are suspected to be linked to Australia’s underground tobacco trade.”