Arkansas voters approved medical marijuana in the state last year. Since then the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission (AMMC), under the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Administration, was established to organize the program and work out its details.
Arkansas officials said they expect 20,000 to 40,000 patients to apply for a medical marijuana registration card. Those cards will cost $50 so even if 30,000 apply, the registration fee will cover the $1.5 million officials have said it will cost to run the marijuana program there.
The AMMC will also begin accepting applications Friday for “cultivation” facilities, or marijuana grow operations. The AMMC will issue only five licenses but can also issue less than that number if “an insufficient number of qualified applicants” meet the September 18 application deadline.
Also, the commission will start to accept applications for 32 dispensaries across the state. The commission carved up the state in eight geography zones and each zone will get four
OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A 17-year-old Kalamazoo man is facing multiple charges, accused of robbing a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint.
Michigan State Police say the driver was making a delivery at Seville Apartments on Beckley Road around 6:15 p.m. Sunday when a man pulled a gun on him and robbed him.
MSP set up a perimeter with the help of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety and Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office. After a brief neighborhood canvas troopers located the suspect’s apartment in the same complex and arrested him. Troopers say they found evidence in the apartment linking the suspect to the robbery. His name is being withheld pending his arraignment.
Motorcyclist killed after colliding with vehicle in Wyoming
WYOMING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – We’re waiting to learn the name of a female motorcyclist, who was killed after colliding with a vehicle in Wyoming.
It happened Saturday in the 2100 block of 28th Street SW.
Police say a driver traveling westbound in an SUV turned in front of the motorcyclist.
The 47-year-old Wyoming woman died at the scene. The driver of the SUV was treated for minor injuries.
Right now, speed doesn’t not appear to be a factor.
The crash remains under investigation.
St. Joseph Co. man jailed after leading deputies on wild chase
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A Saint Joseph County man is in jail after leading deputies on a wild chase.
On Friday, deputies were called to the area of Burr Oak Road, near Deer Park, road for a suspicious vehicle.
It’s believed that the vehicle and another were involved in reckless driving in the Sturgis area.
Deputies tried to pull over the vehicle in question but the suspect kept on driving.
There was also one point when deputies tried to block the vehicle, but the suspect went around and took off at a high rate of speed.
The suspect pulled over and surrendered at a home on Park Street.
The 33-year-old Burr Oak man was booked on a number of charges, including driving an unregistered vehicle.
Deputies also found out he had an outstanding warrant.
15-year-old Rico Cook turned himself in Sunday, after days on the run.
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A 15 year old accused of murdering two Van Buren county teenagers in Tennessee is in jail this morning.
Police tell us Rico Cook turned himself in Sunday, after days on the run.
The 15-year-old is now facing first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, and aggravated robbery charges this morning.
Authorities say Cook and a 17-year-old suspect shot three people inside a car in the parking lot of an apartment complex last week.
18-year-olds Sergio Rivera and Jaloen Morris–both from Decatur–were killed.
Police tell us the third victim–a 16-year-old from Knoxville–is expected to be okay.
Investigators say they believe Rivera and Morris traveled from West Michigan to Knoxville for a drug deal for high-grade marijuana.
FORREST CITY, Ark. – Arkansas State Police are conducting a use-of-force investigation after a Forrest City police officer shot and injured a man at an apartment complex last Tuesday.
“All I heard was, ‘Pow, pow,’ so I went to, you know, like, dabbing on ‘em,” said Quinterra Shields.
Police were called to the Delta Pointe Apartments after a man claimed 23-year-old Mekiyel Harris and two other men had locked him out of his apartment.
Police told the Times-Herald newspaper that 23-year-old Mekiyel Harris pointed a gun at an officer and that the officer fired, striking Harris in the arm.
“They said they shot first and the police did what they have to do and shoot back,” said Shields.
But friends of Harris say it was all a misunderstanding and that he and the other men were merely trying to escape from officers by shooting through a window so they could jump.
“They was trying to get out the building through the window, and when the police heard
Pot prohibitionists dominate the Trump administration. Here’s a rundown of its top drug warriors:
Impervious to public opinion, voter-enacted laws, science, the Constitution and common sense regarding cannabis, President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have been assembling a virulently anti-pot team that seeks to roll back the Obama administration’s criminal-justice reforms and return federal drug policy to the darkest days of the War on Drugs in the 1980s and early 1990s.
At nearly the four-month mark in his presidency, Trump’s national drug control strategy teeters between chaotic and reckless with his first drug czar nominee, Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), going down in flames and rumors galore in Washington budgetary circles that the Trump administration is actually going to to slash the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) budget by 95%, effectively closing down the bureaucracy by reducing the staff by half and ending their two primary grants programs.
With the Marino nomination pulled, Richard Baum, a 20-year federal bureaucrat is currently leading the ONDCP. “These drastic proposed cuts are frankly heartbreaking and, if carried out, would cause us
Updated June 26, 2017
Posted June 26, 2017
By Craig Turpin | for NJ.com
LAMBERTVILLE – Patrick D. Kablis, 33, of Lebanon, was charged with burglary after police reported finding him breaking into a Coryell Street residence at 1:38 a.m. on June 18.
He was also charged with criminal trespassing, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.
Kablis, who was found by Lt. Robert Brown attempting to break into the residence, was released with a pending court date, police said.
Other recent arrests reported by Hunterdon County police include:
Brett Hollan, 21, of Clinton, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after a one-vehicle traffic accident on Hamden Road at 2:37 a.m. on June 11, police said.
Hollan was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. He was also ticketed for reckless driving and failure to maintain lane control, police said.
Daniel Mendoza, 33, of the Somerset section of Franklin Township in
VOL. 132 | NO. 127 | Tuesday, June 27, 2017
By Michael Graber Updated 2:36PM
Alan Gertner gave a keynote presentation for the Front End of Innovation 2017 Conference and his talk was about the emerging Green Rush, legalized cannabis, the birth of a brand and an industry.
Alan’s calling is coffee, clothing and cannabis. When he took the stage, you saw the radiant archetype of a hipster: beard, boots, swagger and a yet venerable-looking like a guy who worries about taking risks but takes them anyway after anxious consideration.
Alan “first consumed cannabis as a teenager.” They chose a convenience store parking lot, which was not, in retrospect, a positive experience. “It was weird, secretive, and dark.”
This perception changed for him on the way to college when Alan partook of cannabis with his father and his father’s friend, which “changed my perception of this substance. It was about friendship and community. These guys were professional family men, just relaxing.”
After working at Google, Alan seems to have reached all of his