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2 Men Arrested In Large Beaver Co. Marijuana Growing Operation – CBS Pittsburgh

 

 

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – Two men have been arrested after police busted a large outdoor marijuana growing operation.

The Franklin Township Police Department shared photos on Facebook of the marijuana seized by them, the Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics and North Sewickley Police Department.

The post says they made a very “sizable” seizure of marijuana.

As of right now, two men have been arrested.

The investigation continues.

Source: 2 Men Arrested In Large Beaver Co. Marijuana Growing Operation – CBS Pittsburgh

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PITTSBURGH SCHOOLS MARIJUANA: Possible pot brownies, other desserts discovered at a Pittsburgh high school | WPXI

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Public Schools are investigating after possible marijuana-laced desserts were discovered at a high school.

Channel 11 has learned marijuana may have been baked into what appeared to be brownies and Rice Krispies Treats at Taylor Allderdice High School.

Rick Earle Reporting

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Breaking: investigation underway at Pgh high school after rice crispies treats and brownies possibly laced with marijuana being sold by students.

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The discovery was made on the same day Gov. Tom Wolf announces his support for legalizing marijuana for adults over the age of 18.

Source: PITTSBURGH SCHOOLS MARIJUANA: Possible pot brownies, other desserts discovered at a Pittsburgh high school | WPXI

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Tests show bootleg marijuana vapes tainted with hydrogen cyanide

NBC News commissioned laboratory tests of knock-off marijuana vapes that found a pesticide linked to hydrogen cyanide in 10 out 10 products.

Source: Tests show bootleg marijuana vapes tainted with hydrogen cyanide

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Pa. Governor Tom Wolf Supports Legalizing Marijuana – CBS Pittsburgh

HARRISBURG, Pa. (APKDKA) – Gov. Tom Wolf says he is now in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use in Pennsylvania, and is asking lawmakers to consider it.

Wolf’s announcement Wednesday advances his position from last December, when he signaled that he was open to taking a look at it as it gathered popularity and momentum, particularly in bordering states. Before last winter, he had dismissed the idea.

Wolf, a Democrat, made the announcement while releasing a report from Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s statewide listening tour on legalizing marijuana.

Wolf has long supported decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana, although the Legislature hasn’t passed legislation to that effect, and he signed legislation in 2016 creating Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.

Source: Pa. Governor Tom Wolf Supports Legalizing Marijuana – CBS Pittsburgh

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Many Teens Are Using Ultra-Potent ‘Marijuana Concentrates’ | Live Science

The study, published today (Aug. 26) in the journal Pediatrics, analyzed data from nearly 50,000 eighth, 10th and 12th graders in Arizona. The researchers found that one-third of participants said they had used marijuana, and nearly a quarter said they had used marijuana concentrates at least once in their lives.

Marijuana concentrates are substances with very high levels of THC(tetrahydrocannabinol), the active ingredient in marijuana responsible for the drug’s intoxicating effects. Sometimes known as “butane hash oil,” “dab,” “wax,” “crumble” or “shatter,” these concentrates typically contain three times more THC than does the dried marijuana flower.

Source: Many Teens Are Using Ultra-Potent ‘Marijuana Concentrates’ | Live Science

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Drug bust: Nearly 4 tons of marijuana found in shipment of jalapeño peppers in San Diego – CBS News

Nearly 4 tons of the drug was found among the peppers at the Otay Mesa cargo facility in San Diego on Thursday

CBP news release said officers discovered more than 7,500 pounds — nearly 4 tons — of marijuana in the peppers’ pallets.

The release mentioned CBP found a “37-year-old male Mexican citizen entered the port of entry driving a tractor pulling a trailer with cargo manifested as jalapeño peppers.”

Source: Drug bust: Nearly 4 tons of marijuana found in shipment of jalapeño peppers in San Diego – CBS News

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Johnstown’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens today | WJAC

Today is the grand opening of Beyond/Hello, Johnstown’s first of two medical marijuana dispensaries to open.

Beyond/Hello is located on Main Street and offers products for all 23 conditions eligible to be treated by medical marijuana. There are eight point of sales in the shop and the facility also includes a private consultation room.

According to Blythe Huestis, the president of Beyond/Hello, there will always be a security guard and a pharmacist on site. She also says patients must be a registered card holder to even enter the business.

Source: Johnstown’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens today | WJAC

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Johnstown medical marijuana shops appear close to opening | WJAC

There has been a high demand for information about the opening of two Johnstown medical marijuana shops.

Beyond/Hello and Harvest, LLC were among the 23 shops approved by the state last December in the second round of medical marijuana shops given the green light in Pennsylvania. Both were given six months to open.

A representative for Beyond/Hello said late last month that they were nearing their date for a state-mandated inspection that’s required for them to open at their location in the old Johnstown Cambria County Convention & Visitors Bureau building on Main Street. They said once the inspection is done, they can open in two-to-three weeks.

Source: Johnstown medical marijuana shops appear close to opening | WJAC

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Illinois becomes 11th state in US to legalize recreational marijuana, first to set up statewide marketplace | Fox News

Illinois on Tuesday became the 11th state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana for recreational use after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill that permits residents to purchase and possess up to one ounce of cannabis at a time and non-residents up to 15 grams.

The move, which fulfills one of Pritzker’s campaign promises, also implements the nation’s first comprehensive statewide cannabis marketplace designed by legislators. It also means that nearly 800,000 people with criminal records for purchasing or possessing 30 grams of marijuana or less may have those records expunged.

Source: Illinois becomes 11th state in US to legalize recreational marijuana, first to set up statewide marketplace | Fox News

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California company buys billboards to sell Pennsylvania on marijuana

Pennsylvania has legalized medical marijuana, but not recreational marijuana.

Source: California company buys billboards to sell Pennsylvania on marijuana