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The marijuana movement is picking up steam, Krista Whitley, CEO of Nevada-based cannabis company “Altitude Products,” believes and predicts that 35 states will have legal marijuana by the year 2020. “I would hope by 2020 we would have at least 35 thriving regulated cannabis states,” she told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “I am inspired by states like Tennessee and the movements that are happening in traditionally red conservative states, that are seeking out common sense regulated cannabis programs.” “Altitude Products” provides customers in the state of Nevada with marijuana based products from various brands for medical and recreational use. Nevada legalized recreational marijuana by ballot initiative in 2016. “I had not used cannabis until I was 30,” Whitley told TheDCNF in an interview. “I was in a car accident and I was prescribed a bunch of opioids. I felt miserable. I’ve never felt more stoned than when I was on muscle relaxants and pain killers.” A friend recommended she try marijuana as an alternative and she hasn’t looked back since. “I smoked

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by: Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Updated: Nov 22, 2017 – 2:57 PM

New research suggests medical cannabis may play a key role in ending the opioid epidemic plaguing the nation.

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The findings from Aclara Research, a cannabis patient and consumer insights group, come soon after President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency in the U.S. as an estimated 175 Americans die from opioids each day.

The study, which will be released in full in early 2018, was conducted in partnership with pharmacists active in the cannabis industry and included online surveys of more than 400 patients using prescription opioids nationwide.

Researchers also examined 500 pharmacists’ perceptions of medical cannabis and its role in the industry.

According to the Aclara study, the preliminary findings showed that 67 percent of the patients stopped using opioid medications after using medical cannabis.

And another 29 percent reported a decrease in the number of opioid medications used after starting medical cannabis.

Thirty percent of the patients said they stopped using any and all prescription drugs after

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This week marks the 1,500th issue of The Memphis Flyer and to celebrate we’re sharing 15 of our favorite and most significant covers since ’89. You’ll have to forgive me for some the older ones—they were professionally photographed from our archives with my phone.

The first issue:

Flyer founder and publisher Kenneth Neill remembers installing the first Flyer box on a rainy night in 1989, by what used to be Three Little Pigs’ old Highland location. Fun fact: all the Flyer boxes retain the original Flyer logo.

WTF:

click to enlarge Self-explanatory.

Lord of the Ring:

click to enlarge Jerry Lawler remains one of the most beloved celebrities in Memphis history. Here, he graces our 36th issue.

The Grizzlies’ insane 2011 playoff run:

click to enlarge In 2011, the Grizzlies finally win their first playoff game and then some, beating the top-seeded Spurs and enthralling us with endless overtimes in the series against the Westbrook-KD-Harden OKC Thunder. Here’s the consummation of the Grit and Grind era.

Woke:

click to enlarge Historic demonstrations didn’t skip the 901, as protesters and activists pushed a dialogue

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Mark Holan/special to cleveland.com 

Drug abuse, Memphis Avenue: On Nov. 17, police observed a car with expired license plates on Memphis Avenue. The Solon driver was cited for the expired plates; however, her Cleveland passenger had marijuana.

He was cited for drug abuse. Also it turned out the passenger had a warrant from the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department. He was arrested and held for transport. 

Shoplifting, Brookpark Road: On Nov. 17, police were dispatched to Walmart after store security watched a Cleveland woman stealing merchandise. The thief attempted to take more than $74 worth of merchandise. She was cited for shoplifting. 

Shoplifting, Brookpark Road: On Nov. 18, police were dispatched to Walmart after store security watched a Cleveland woman attempting to steal merchandise. The thief tried to take more than $765 worth of merchandise. She was cited for shoplifting. 

Drug abuse, Ridge Road: On Nov. 18, police conducted a traffic stop of a Cleveland driver on Ridge Road. While talking to the man, the officer smelled marijuana. During a search of the car police found marijuana. He was cited for

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We, the staff, may not be experts, but we are opinionated, readers of the Arkansas Times will agree. And we like to think that everyone thinks like us. So here we suggest our gift ideas for your near and dear. We aren’t afraid to say, “Happy Holidays!” And “Happy Kwanzaa!” And “Happy Hannukah!” And “Merry Christmas” And “Blessed Solstice!” And “Happy Yule!” Whatever!

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Wonderland, 5917 Central Ave., Hot Springs.

Medical cannabis isn’t on the market in Arkansas yet and recreational weed may never be, but that has absolutely nothing to do, whatsoever — wink, wink — with Wonderland in Hot Springs, the biggest head shop this writer has ever been in, bar none, in my whole life. The selection there is stunning: rows upon rows of glassware, pipes, lighters and stashboxes, in prices and quality ranging from Kia to Benz. I’d wager it has 60,000 pipes there, and that’s no exaggeration: bongs shaped like cartoon characters (Spongebong Squarepants was a favorite), bongs designed by Snoop Dogg, bongs shaped like couples making The Beast With Two

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by: WSOCTV.com Updated: Nov 21, 2017 – 1:34 PM

Three people are facing charges after Charlotte-Mecklenburg police found $500,000 in cash, along with guns and drugs, while searching a home in Steele Creek.

[PHOTOS: Neighborhood complaints lead police to find, drugs, guns, cash]

Police said they investigated a house on Hatton Cross Lane after receiving anonymous complaints from neighbors and arrested 30-year-old Anthony Joseph Espinal, 24-year-old Jesus Manuel Rosario and 32-year-old Socrates Jhoneril Gomez.

Anthony Espinal, Jesus Rosario, Socrates Gomez (Meckenburg County Sheriff’s Office)

In addition to the cash, officials said 2.6 kilograms of cocaine, two pounds of marijuana, two guns, a money counter and other drugs were found inside the house.

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Authorities said the cocaine was packaged as bricks and that much of the cash was wrapped in tape and dunked in grease before being stored in metal containers.

Investigators told WSOC that the narcotics are worth about $100,000 and that they believe the bust curbed violent crime in the area.

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“To say that this reduced the violent crime aspect pretty

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Attendees sipped tea, dipped nachos and a table of international studies majors shared their support for Oprah Winfrey as a hypothetical 2020 presidential candidate — all before the Student Government Association (SGA) introduced Tennessee Congressman Steve Cohen to the crowd Monday at the University Center Ballroom C.

Cohen’s lecture was part of SGA’s “Legislative Luncheon” series, and the congressman, a University of Memphis law school alumnus, addressed students just five days after introducing five articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Cohen was supported last Wednesday by three co-sponsors and five other Democratic members of Congress.

“I suspect that there are a couple of people in here that like Trump, but I got to tell you the truth,” Cohen said at the event. “He’s one of the worst human beings you could ever imagine … You know the seven deadly sins? Think about Trump — pride, arrogance, greed, gluttony, envy, lust, sloth — he’s got them all.” 

Cohen said he first decided to bring forth the articles of impeachment after witnessing Klansmen and Neo-Nazis marching with torches in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Tyson Foods Inc. says it plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when the facility begins operations in late 2019.(Photo: MGN)

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. says it plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when the facility begins operations in late 2019.

The Springdale, Arkansas-based company said Monday that the new plant in Humboldt, about 85 miles northeast of Memphis, will produce pre-packaged trays of fresh chicken for retail grocery stores nationwide. The company says it will help it meet strong consumer demand for its chicken.

The announcement marks the second major economic development project Tyson has begun this year in Tennessee. In August, the company announced an $84 million expansion of operations in Union City. That project is expected to create about 300 jobs.

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The rapper known as ‘Finese2Tymes’ was not in court on Monday, his attorney asking the judge for a continuance.

The rapper known as ‘Finese2Tymes’ was not in court on Monday, his attorney asking the judge for a continuance.

The rapper’s real name is Ricky Hampton, he’s also the same performer who was holding a concert at a Little Rock night club where 25 people were shot back in July.

On Monday, he had a scheduled plea and arraignment at the St. Francis County Circuit Court for charges stemming from June 25th, when he allegedly shot at a car and hit the driver outside of Club Envy in Forrest City.

Hampton is facing battery, aggravated assault, terrorist threatening and criminal mischief out of Forrest City. He’s currently being held at a federal detention center in Mason, Tennessee after being charged in federal court for felon in possession of a firearm. Back in July, Hampton pleaded not guilty to the federal charge.

His attorney, Ron Davis, appeared

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Readers’ Halloween photos

Reading celebration reader photo gallery

Reader photos from Christmas at FirstEnergy Stadium

Illustrations by freshmen at Boyertown Junior High West

Showcase: Artwork of Brandywine Heights students

Showcase: Artwork of Daniel Tetreault

Showcase: Work of Adam Dautrich Jones

Showcase: Work of Anna Laczkowski

Showcase: Week of March 15

Readers’ photos from the Jan. 23 snowstorm

Holiday Lights in Berks 2015

Holiday Lights Around Berks

Sketchbook Contest grades 6-8

Trophy Room

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Snow Days

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News as it Happens

Eye on the Weather

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