Marijuana

Mpls. Councilmembers Want Decreased Consequences For Minor Pot PossessionA push is underway to downgrade minor possession of marijuana from a misdemeanor to a petty misdemeanor in the city of Minneapolis. If you are caught with pot in Minneapolis right now, you could face a $200 fine, jail time and a criminal record.
Mpls. Teen Pleads Guilty To Fatal Shooting At Drug DealA Minneapolis teen pleaded guilty Tuesday to the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. Eugene Watkins, also 19, made the plea right before his case was set to go to trial.
Meeker Co. Sheriff: 10 Lbs. Of Pot, Human Skull Found In Dead Man's HomeEmergency workers were caught off guard to find 10 pounds of marijuana and a human skull at the Meeker County home of a man who had just died of natural causes. The sheriff's office says 911 received a report of an unresponsive man Tuesday morning on the 66500 block of 340th Street in Forest City Township.
Man Charged In Deadly Maplewood Home InvasionA man has been charged with murder after a deadly home invasion in Maplewood n early November. Thirty-year-old Brandon Lamar Cooper is charged with two counts of second-degree murder for breaking into a home and then killing a man who lived there.
Good Question: What Is 'Intractable Pain'?By August 2016, people with intractable pain will be considered for Minnesota's medical marijuana program. But, what is intractable pain? Good Question.
Minnesota To Allow Patients To Treat 'Intractable Pain' With Medical PotThe Minnesota Department of Health announced its plans Wednesday to expand the state's medical marijuana program. MDH had a Jan. 1 deadline to decide if severe, chronic pain should join the list of qualifying conditions.
2 Charged In Drug-Related Stabbing Death In West St. PaulA man and a woman face second-degree murder charges in connection to a drug deal that turned deadly last Tuesday in West St. Paul. The Dakota County Attorney's Office says Elizabeth Rios, 26, and Jose Dominguez, 21, were also charged with first-degree aggravated robbery in the stabbing death of 30-year-old Daniel Adam Wallner of West St. Paul.
Man Charged With Shooting Man, Setting Body On FireA 23-year-old man has been charged in the death of a man whose body was discovered in a burning car Saturday evening. Police say they were called to a car fire on the 1000 block of Westminster Street at about 6 p.m. and found the body inside when they arrived on scene.
Is Marijuana Addictive?With many states now pushing for the legalization of marijuana, its potential as an addictive substance is hotly debated. Advocates claim that the drug is not addictive, while opponents commonly label it as a gateway drug.
In Fear Of Feds, S.D. Tribe Burns Pot CropA South Dakota American Indian tribe that sought to open the nation's first marijuana resort says it burned its crop after federal officials signaled a potential raid.
Health Panel Says Allowing Marijuana Prescriptions For Pain A Bad IdeaAn advisory panel cautioned Wednesday against expanding Minnesota's medical marijuana program to include patients suffering chronic pain starting next year.
1 In 7 Medical Pot Patients Aren’t Sticking With The MedicineState officials are trying to learn why nearly one-seventh of its medical marijuana patients have stopped buying the medicine.

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