Adults will be able to carry and share up to 30 grams of marijuana in public. Adults in the country will also be allowed to cultivate up to four plants in their households and prepare products such as edibles for personal use. That sound good to you? Well that’s about to be what’s happening in Canada come October.
CNN (@cnn) reports, recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after its Senate passed the bill on Tuesday with a 52-29 vote.
Canada is only the 2nd country in the world to legalize weed nationwide. Only 9 states in the U.S allow recreational marijuana use, and 30 states in the U.S allow medical use of weed. Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau said the bill will help keep marijuana out of the hands of underage users and reduce marijuana related crimes in the country.
The bill is scheduled to go into effect on October 17th. Think something like this will be coming to America anytime soon?
Atlanta based rapper Ralo was arrested and charged with bringing hundreds of pounds of weed into the Atlanta Airport on a private plane, local news outlets reported. 23-year old Ralo, whose real name is Terrel Davis was charged with 2 counts of conspiracy to distribute weed.
The Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) reports, The case goes back to December, when investigators say they tracked Ralo as he and associates flew to Cali and back on a chartered flight. Agents say they saw Ralo and other passengers unload 37 white-wrapped packages into a van once the plane landed, after which Ralo drove off in a separate van. The driver of the other van was pulled over for driving without having his headlights on, according to the affidavit. When police searched the van they found more than 500 pounds of weed worth more than $1 million.
Ralo, a heavy Instagram user, clearly had no idea that he was under investigation, or maybe he thought the 500 pound bust was a 1 time thing that wouldn’t have any connection at all to him. I don’t know, but Ralo continued to add self incriminating post to his Instagram page, including this one posted shortly after the 500 pounds of weed “L” he took back in December in California.
On the weekend of April 14th, investigators learned (probably from someone arrested in the Cali bust) that Ralo was flying back to Atlanta on another chartered flight from California. Police raided the plane when it landed at the Peachtree-Dekalb airport. Ralo and 8 other passengers were arrested. According to the affidavit, police had their police dogs along with them to help make the search for some strong smelling weed, a short one. Police searched the cargo area of the plane and found 440 pounds of marijuana worth a little more than $800,000, Fox 5 reported.
Ralo was originally charged with conspiracy to distribute weed. That likely would’ve been a very fightable charge……locally, Ralo’s problem was that a 500 pound bust in December followed by a 440 pound bust a few months later, and no telling how many trips in between that didn’t result in busts, is the kind of sh*t the FEDS love. They decided to pick up Ralo’s case. As of Thursday night, Ralo remained in Dekalb County Jail with no bail. The FEDS haven’t released what they will be charging Ralo with yet.
Former NBA player Glen Davis has come a long way from his glory days in the league. The former Boston Celtic and LA Clippers player was arrested in a Maryland Hotel last month and charged with drug possession and distribution. Davis was arrested on Feb 7th at the Hampton Inn in Aberdeen. ESPN (@espn) reported, that it was the smell of marijuana that got Davis in trouble. When the owner of the hotel smelled the aroma of something good in the air, his investigation led him to Davis’ room. The owner called the cops. When officers ran up in the room they found Davis, about a quarter pound of weed, and around $92,000 in cash. Davis was arrested and later charged with seven (7) counts of drug possession and distribution. What’s strange to me is the amount of weed recovered in relation to the amount of money recovered. Doesn’t that seem a little strange to you? 125 grams of weed is not that much herb. There are probably people who smoke that much in a few days. Why did he have so much money in the room when he was dealing with an amount of weed that small? Maybe he sold some before 5-0 ran up in the spot? But why have that type of money up in the hotel with you if that was the case? I don’t know…..maybe he was waiting on a customer to come through and buy the last quarter pound. Maybe he was up in the hotel slangin’ nicks and dimes. Either way, Big Baby got himself caught up in some mess. I still find it amazing that people who were making millions of dollars just a few short years earlier turn to illegal means of obtaining money so quickly after they leave the league. Why not invest in stocks or sell stuff on Ebay or something? Anything has to be better than having to spend MORE MONEY to fight a dummy case and have to pay to bail yourself out of jail because of a case you caught while trying to make some money. That seems like hustling backwards to me. Remember that Biggie Smalls lyric “Time to contemplate, damn, where did I fail? All the money I stacked, was all the money for bail.”
Los Angeles is about to become the biggest city with legal recreational marijuana after the City Council’s vote to license sales and cultivation next year.
The Associated Press (@ap) reports, the landmark vote came after a hearing in which council members characterized the rule as a work in progress almost certain to see revisions next year, after California launches its recreational weed industry in January.
City Council President Herb Wesson’s office said the city rules would take effect immediately after the signing of the law by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, which is expected. Wesson predicted that the cities model would become a template for legalization elsewhere.
“The other cities in this nation, they are looking to L.A” Wesson said in a statement. Under the Los Angeles regulations, residential neighborhoods would be largely off-limits to the weed businesses, and buffer zones would be set up around schools, libraries, and parks. Medical marijuana has been legal in the state for almost two decades, recreational marijuana is something that many residents have long been pushing for. The legal marijuana business is an estimated $7 billion a year industry. It looks like California is looking to get its piece of the pie.