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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Agents Seize more than $850K of Narcotics

EDINBURG, Texas – Since Friday, Border Patrol agents seized nearly 700 pounds of marijuana and nine pounds of cocaine. On Friday morning, Brownsville agents on patrol observed several shoe prints on a border road just north of the Rio Grande. Agents followed the shoe prints and they encountered several bundles of marijuana and three suspected drug smugglers in a nearby ...

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DEA Announces Steps to Make Marijuana Research More Effective

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The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced that it is moving forward to facilitate and expand scientific and medical research for marijuana in the United States. The DEA is providing notice of pending applications from entities applying to be registered to manufacture marijuana for researchers. DEA anticipates that registering additional qualified marijuana growers will increase the variety of marijuana available for ...

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Lukeville CBP Officers Intercept Vehicle Loaded with Drugs

TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, officers at Arizona’s Port of Lukeville arrested an Arizona pair after seizing more than 1,600 pounds of marijuana on Wednesday. Officers referred a 42-year-old Mesa man and his 29-year-old Mexican female passenger for a secondary inspection of his GMC truck and travel trailer as they applied to enter ...

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US Government Growing Enormous Crop Of Marijuana, Largest In 5 Years

The U.S. government is reportedly growing the largest crop of research Marijuana in 5 years, meeting the demands of scientists who are interested in further studying the effects of THC and CBD. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) says it plans to grow 4,409 pounds of Marijuana this year at the University of Mississippi, enough for five million joints, ...

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Illinois Becomes 11th State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation to legalize the use and sale of marijuana Tuesday, according to a press release from NORML, a company “working to reform marijuana laws.” Illinois residents who are 21 and older will be able to legally have up to 30 grams of marijuana, and out-of-staters can have up to 15 grams at a time. ...

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42 arrested throughout Colorado in one of the state’s largest black-market marijuana takedowns

DENVER — Forty-two people were arrested this week in one of the largest black-market marijuana enforcement actions in Colorado history. This law enforcement action identified marijuana grows in homes across the Metro Denver area. Eight businesses were also searched. More than 80,000 marijuana plants and 4,500 pounds of finished marijuana product were seized from the locations searched. The following are ...

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Georgia’s Republican Gov Signals Openness To Medical Marijuana Expansion After Bill Passes State House

A Republican-backed bill to make it legal for Georgians to obtain limited amounts of medical marijuana oil cleared its first hurdle in the state’s House of Representatives March 5. But its advocates were unsure if Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp would be open to sign it even if it did pass the state Senate as well. Kemp signaled openness to the ...

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Republican-Backed Medical Marijuana Bill Clears First Hurdle In Georgia |

A Republican-backed bill to make it legal for Georgians to obtain, not just possess, limited amounts of medical marijuana oil cleared its first hurdle in the state’s House of Representatives Tuesday. Critics of the bill warn it could pave the way for recreational marijuana legalization in the state and have unintended consequences. It is unclear whether Republican Georgia Gov. Brian ...

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Border Patrol Seizes nearly $1M worth of Marijuana in the Rio Grande Valley

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted six separate narcotic smuggling attempts and seized over 1200 pounds of marijuana. Monday, agents working at the Falfurrias checkpoint referred a commercial passenger bus to for secondary inspection. At secondary, a K-9 inspection revealed 33 pounds of marijuana in two unclaimed suitcases. The marijuana has an estimated value of $26K. A few ...

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Customs and Border Protection Officers Seize $429,844 worth of Marijuana

ROMA, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Roma Port of Entry seized a significant amount of marijuana valued at more than $400,000 in one enforcement action at the Roma International Bridge. “Our frontline officers maintain constant vigilance in the cargo environment and every now and then we encounter narcotics loads of this magnitude but they ...

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Border Patrol Seizes over 1,000 pounds of Marijuana in the Rio Grande Valley

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EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents continue to encounter narcotic smuggling attempts throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Just after midnight, Rio Grande City agents responded to illicit activity near La Rosita, Texas. As agents arrived, they observed several subjects drop bundles on the ground and return to the riverbank. The subjects then jumped into the river and swam to ...

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Brownsville Port of Entry CBP Officers Seize Over $700K in Marijuana at Veterans International Bridge Cargo Import Lot

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Brownsville Port of Entry seized 3,919 pounds of marijuana concealed within a commercial shipment of plastic scrap at the Veterans International Bridge Cargo Import Lot. “This significant interception of narcotics in the cargo environment reiterates the commitment, diligence, and expertise of our CBP officers in keeping harmful ...

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Rio Grande Valley Border Patrol Seizes over $1.5M worth of Marijuana

EDINBURG, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted 12 separate narcotic smuggling attempts and seized nearly two tons of marijuana over the weekend. Friday, McAllen agents working near Mission, Texas, observed smugglers utilize a raft filled with bundles of marijuana cross the Rio Grande. After crossing, the smugglers loaded the narcotics into a Ford F-150 parked along the river. As ...

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CBP Officers Find Over 1,000 Pounds of Marijuana Hidden in Shipment of Wheel Parts

OTAY MESA, Calif.  — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Otay Mesa Cargo port of entry seized over 1,000 pounds of marijuana hidden in a shipment of wheel parts. “CBP officers not only enforce typical import and export laws,” said Otay Mesa Port Director Rosa Hernandez. “CBP officers are also dedicated to thoroughly inspecting cargo to keep narcotics ...

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Senator blackmails Trump over DOJ’s Marijuana policy change

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Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) said Thursday that he will block all of President Donald Trump’s Justice Department nominees until the administration reverses its decision to rescind former President Barack Obama’s ruling to de-prioritize the enforcement of the nation’s marijuana laws. Colorado legalized marijuana after Obama’s Justice Department made it clear that federal authorities would not prosecute marijuana businesses in states ...

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