Michael R. Boks, a Williams Township man, has pleaded guilty to a felony charges for manufacturing marijuana. Boks, was a medical marijuana patient at the time of the raid and arrest, but he was growing way more plants than a patient is allowed.
Boks was allowed to grow up to 12 marijuana plants for himself, but officers reportedly found around 139 plants on his property along with 5 grams of mushrooms and guns.
Boks appeared before Bay County Circuit Judge Harry P. Gill on Thursday and pleaded guilty to one count of delivering or manufacturing between 5 and 45 kilograms of marijuana, which is a seven year felony. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to dismiss two counts of felony firearms and single counts of possession of LSD and delivering or manufacturing marijuana, court records show.
Per a mock draft by Ryan Van Biber, Dallas Cowboys could end up witha Alabama’s CB Dre Kirkpatrick with the No. 14 overall pick, according to the 2012 Mock Draft. Kirkpatrick has been widely projected to go in the top ten but his stock has taken a hit in recent weeks after he was arrested for marijuana possession on Jan. 17.
Kirkpatrick, is a 6’2 190 junior CB, was a second-team All-American for Alabama in his third season in Tuscaloosa, where the five-star recruit stepped onto the field immediately for Nick Saban, helping the Crimson Tide win two national titles in three seasons.
Ryan Van Bibber Mock draft for Dallas was #14 would stated: “Another obvious fit for a team that tried to bluff its way through with Terrance Newman in the secondary. Kirkpatrick is a physical cornerback who excels in man coverage. He’ll match up well in the NFC East against the Giants’ receivers. Obligated to mention his marijuana arrest, it’s nothing more than a reminder of how silly the draft stock game gets sometimes.”
A recent study at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, also in conjunction with the Israel Cancer Association, shows that more than two-thirds of cancer patients who were prescribed medical marijuana to combat pain are reportedly satisfied with the treatment. The study involved 264 cancer patients treated with medical marijuana for an entire year.
According to the study, around 61 percent of the respondents reported a significant improvement in their quality of life as a result of the medical marijuana, while 56 percent noted an improvement in their ability to manage pain. In general, 67 percent were in favor of the treatment, while 65 percent said they would recommend it to other patients.
Also according to the study, the most common types of cancer for which medical marijuana is prescribed are lung cancer (21 percent ), breast cancer (12 percent ) and pancreatic cancer (10 percent ).
The medical marijuana program in Mendocino County, CA. is now being shut down and no more permits are being accepted. This comes to sock to many people as Mendocino County was the first in the nation to regulate marijuana growth at the county level which accounts for two-thirds of the local economy. The permits The permits allowed the collectives to grow up the 99 plants at a time, but also required deputies to conduct monthly inspections.
County officials have calculated the sheriff’s department will be losing more than a half-million dollars in revenue after the Board of Supervisors voted last week to end the program of issuing permits to cannabis collectives. The permits allowed the collectives to grow up the 99 plants at a time, but also required deputies to conduct monthly inspections. This is a major chunk of income loses for sheriff’s department along with the whole county.
The argument about marijuana being safer than alcohol has been a debate for years. As many marijuana smokers are aware, alcohol has the potential to disorient you far more than marijuana. But now, a ballot proposal, in Colorado, to legalize possession of marijuana in small amounts and is urging voters to regulate marijuana like alcohol, which the ballot proposition’s title puts it. It is likely to be in the November ballot.
Things in Colorado have also significantly changed in the six years since the last referendum here. Now medical marijuana providers now have money to back campaigns with advertising. Representative Ron Paul of Texas, the Republican presidential candidate, has made the argument for state authority on drug laws, among other issues, a repeated refrain of his campaign. “Why don’t we handle the drugs like we handle alcohol?” Mr. Paul asked. “Alcohol is a deadly drug.”
Social Networks actor, Armie Hammer, 25, was arrested last year in Texas, but now his mugshot is finally being released. Hammer was arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas after a drug sniffing dog discovered marijuana in his car. Sierra Blanca must be a magnet for celebrities getting busted, this is the same place Willie Nelson and earlier this month Snoop Dogg were arrested on marijuana related charges.
Hammer was found in possession of 0.02 ounces of marijuana, three medicinal marijuana cookies and one brownie. A border patrol dog directed authorities to a brown backpack located between the driver and passenger seat. Hammer, who played disgruntled geeks Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss in The Social Network, admitted the bag and its contents belonged to him. Hammer, who also recently starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in J. Edgar, spent a day in jail before paying a $1,000 bond.