Even being a lifelong resident of California (sans a few misplaced years spent as a ski bum in Utah and Colorado), I was always under the impression that police in California for the past few years at least pretty much don't care about marijuana possession or use. The worst-case scenario would be a small fine, community service, and possibly a court date where the judge would admonish the weed perpetrator, but they would soon be summarily let go with a slap on the wrist, and that would be that...
When the extremely well preserved body of a 2,500-year-old “ice maiden” was uncovered in Siberia in 1993, archaeologists found a container of cannabis buried with the body. It’s taken until now to figure out how the ice maiden met her demise—autopsy shows evidence of breast cancer and a bad fall (probably from a horse), which has scientists believing that the woman was using cannabis to medicate her pain.
The woman is believed to have been in her 20s when she died back in the 5th Century B.C. Her body was discovered so well preserved that the tattoos that cover her body are still entirely visible and mostly intact.
A fire threatened to set millions of dollars worth of weed prematurely aflame in Northern California this week, and in doing so alerted authorities to a multimillion-dollar supply of weed, cash, silver, gold, firearms, ammo, and nunchucks. These guys weren’t fucking around.
Law enforcement responded to a call from firefighters in Sebastopol, CA, who discovered a major marijuana grow operation while putting out a fire in the same building. Although this isn’t anything particularly out of the ordinary in Northern California, what was extraordinary was the quantity of weed, money, and firearms found in the warehouse.
Get ready to see a lot more weed on television, as TruTV recently ordered a pilot episode of a marijuana-based reality show.
Titled “Medicine Man,” the show focuses on the family-run Medicine Man Marijuana Dispensary in Colorado. Working from a massive 40,000-square-foot factory, ten members of the Williams family work hard to produce the amount of pot needed to keep the dispensary fully stocked. According to The Wrap, the show aims to depict the family as typical entrepreneurs rather than lazy stoners.