A new draft of rules was released by the Colorado state marijuana regulators that included some interesting changes to edibles. The draft considered banning the word “candy” from being used to describe the THC sweet treats, as well as putting a specific label on the product to indicate that it was, in fact, psychoactive.
Yesterday afternoon, MedWest, a San Diego cannabis concentrate company, was raided by what was considered at the time an unknown law enforcement agency. While you may not know who MedWest is, you probably know the edibles they supply under the brand Bhang Chocolates.
A few hours after the raid began, Med-West updated their website, stating, “Due to implications involving local law enforcement, MedWest is halting operations until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will provide an update once available.”
About a year ago, Leland Ayala-Doliente, 22, and Holland Sward, 23, made what we can only hope was the dumbest mistake of their short lives thus far. The pair was driving from Nevada to Montana carrying more than 20 pounds of weed. They chose to test their wares and soon became so paranoid that as they approached the Nevada-Idaho border, they decided to call the cops. On themselves.
Watch what you put on Instagram, ladies and gents — especially if you live in a state where marijuana is unfortunately still illegal. Connor Kennedy of Sicklerville, New Jersey, learned this lesson the hard way.
Kennedy, 20, was arrested in his hometown for allegedly growing marijuana inside an abandoned building. The first clue that tipped authorities off to the illegal operation was the seven plants that several witnesses reported seeing on the back rear deck of the uninhabited home.
It’s just a touch past two years now since legal marijuana sales began in the state of Colorado, and unlike some predicted, the sky didn’t fall! In fact, the sky has risen thanks to the elevated state of the economy. Let’s look at a couple of the great things Colorado should be celebrating on this anniversary!
Cannabis Arrests Are Down
Texas border agents got quite a surprise this week when they found over a ton of marijuana disguised as rather large carrots.
A big rig was hauling produce across the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge along the Texas/Mexico border near the Gulf of Mexico when the truck caught the attention of U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. The imaging inspection system saw some anomalies and flagged the shipment for secondary inspection.
After the more in-depth secondary inspection, agents discovered marijuana hidden inside carrot-shaped packages that were packed along with legitimate carrots.