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Last year’s first annual High Life Festival was a party of epic proportions. Some of the best musical acts in the world showed up to San Bernardino to entertain attendees and smoke on award-winning cannabis products all weekend long.

California has a world-renowned marijuana culture and a deep appreciation for hip-hop, so it’s only fitting that the High Life Festival delivers the best of both worlds for a second installment.

The two-day festival, taking place August 26-27, will feature fierce competitions to crown the best of the best in eight different cannabis categories, as well as hundreds of vendors handing out samples and a stacked lineup of rappers that hip-hop fans new and old won’t want to miss.

Brands from across the state will bring their best flower, concentrate, edibles, tinctures, topicals, and vape cartridges to be judged among California’s top contenders. There will also be best new product and highest THC categories for brands to compete for bragging rights. If you’re over 18 and have your medical marijuana recommendation from any legal state, you’ll be granted entry

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Memphis Crime Stoppers allows people to anonymously submit tips to crimes they may have witnessed. Here are several ways you can submit a tip to Crime Stoppers. Wochit

Joe Jackson(Photo: Shelby County Jail)

Former University of Memphis basketball star Joe Jackson was arrested and detained Wednesday night on felony gun and drug charges, according to the Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk’s Office.

Jackson, a Memphis native, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, distribute or sell as well as possession of a firearm while committing a felony. He also faces an additional misdemeanor charge for possession of drug paraphernalia and a misdemeanor charge for an improper turn.

According to an arrest affidavit, Jackson was arrested on Trezevant Street during a traffic stop.

Officers said when they approached the car they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. 

Police then asked Jackson if they could search the vehicle and they found a Louis

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VOL. 132 | NO. 163 | Thursday, August 17, 2017

View From the Hill

Sam Stockard

By Sam Stockard Updated 3:04PM

Rep. Bryan Terry deals with patients from every demographic caught up in the web of opiates.

Patients have an array of tolerance to opioids, as well, from those currently addicted to those who are recovering addicts. As a result, each patient requires an “individualized” anesthetic based on their background and the procedure or surgery they’re to have, says Terry, a Murfreesboro anesthesiologist.

“We see all walks of life with addiction problems,” Terry explains. “Essentially being the person who has a patient’s life in their hands, many patients will confess their drug problems to anesthesiologists just prior to surgery. I have had that happen several times.”

In his profession, Terry knows well the effects pain medication has on people. As he prepares to sponsor legislation in 2018 designed to toughen the laws on illicit opioid activity, the second-term Republican lawmaker takes a clinical approach to this madness sweeping the nation, as well as one targeting dealers.

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Former NBA star Rasheed Wallace is defending Zach Randolph after he was arrested for possessing around two pounds of weed. Wallace said that Zach Randolph was partying not selling weed.

Rasheed Wallace Defends Zach Randolph

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Last week, Randolph was arrested when cops found him at a party with two pounds of weed. He was arrested for marijuana possession with intent to sell, which is a felony charge in California.

But now, Wallace, who was Randolph’s teammate with the Portland Trailblazers, is adamant his friend was not selling weed. “I know for a fact, he ain’t no dope dealer,” Wallace told TMZ Sports.

Despite the 36-year-old Randolph getting caught with over two pounds of cannabis, Wallace thinks it was purely for recreational use. In fact, he told sources that Zach Randolph was partying not selling weed: “It seems to be—no matter who you are—the bigger the paycheck, the bigger the party,” Wallace went on to say.

Wallace also added that he thinks Randolph will face the wrath of the NBA if he is convicted. “Well, I’m pretty

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It’s the lunar event of the century — and some companies are cashing in.

August 21 will mark the first total solar eclipse that will be visible coast-to-coast from the mainland United States since 1918.

As people prepare for the main event, U.S. businesses — from national chains to mom-and-pop shops — are starting to hawk special eclipse-themed merchandise.

Here are some of the commemorative eclipse products and promotions out there now.

Krispy Kreme’s Chocolate Glazer

Krispy Kreme will sell its first-ever chocolate glazed doughnut during the eclipse.

The donut shop lists participating stores on its website. It will also sell the treats on August 19 and 20 during special hours.

“The solar eclipse is a rare occasion — providing a total sensory experience for viewers across the continental U.S.,” Jackie Woodward, Krispy Kreme’s marketing chief, said in a statement. “Chocolate will have the same effect as we introduce a first-time chocolate glazing of our iconic Original Glazed Doughnut.”

Jackson Hole’s Eclipse-themed booze and coffee

The eclipse will be in perfect view for anyone in the Jackson Hole valley

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It’s the lunar event of the century — and some companies are cashing in.

August 21 will mark the first total solar eclipse that will be visible coast-to-coast from the mainland United States since 1918.

As people prepare for the main event, U.S. businesses — from national chains to mom-and-pop shops — are starting to hawk special eclipse-themed merchandise.

Here are some of the commemorative eclipse products and promotions out there now.

Krispy Kreme’s Chocolate Glazer

Krispy Kreme will sell its first-ever chocolate glazed doughnut during the eclipse.

The donut shop lists participating stores on its website. It will also sell the treats on August 19 and 20 during special hours.

“The solar eclipse is a rare occasion — providing a total sensory experience for viewers across the continental U.S.,” Jackie Woodward, Krispy Kreme’s marketing chief, said in a statement. “Chocolate will have the same effect as we introduce a first-time chocolate glazing of our iconic Original Glazed Doughnut.”

Jackson Hole’s

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Regional news from magnoliareporter.com Twitter feeds posted at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday. Go to these sources for more information:

KARK, Without banks, lawmaker calls Arkansas medical marijuana business “Wild, Wild West.” … KTAL, LA wildlife agent Tyler Wheeler back at work after being shot four times earlier this year. … KLRT, Tuesday morning flooding hits Russellville. …KATV, More flooding in Conway-Vilonia area tonight. … First Baptist Church, Church hosted SAU football team for supper on Tuesday night. … Greenwood, MS, Commonwealth, Dedication ceremony set for Kilmichael, MS, veterans’ cemetery. … Multiple sources, Actor Ashton Kutcher has kinds words for Searcy, Arkansas, where his rental car broke down. … Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, A judge has awarded $150 million to the families of five students and a teacher who was killed in the 1998 Westside Middle School massacre. … Multiple sources, Paragould woman dies after leaping from moving ambulance in Searcy. … KSLA, Five arrested in Marshall, TX drug bust. … National Hurricane Center, In addition to Hurricane Gert, three Atlantic disturbances with development potential being tracked. … Monroe News-Star, Grambling’s

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As American citizens, we are bestowed with the opportunity to participate in the law-making process. It may seem daunting, but getting involved in helping create, pass, and support legislation at a local level is not as difficult as it might seem.

Watching politics stall at a federal level can be incredibly frustrating and could make even the most patriotic citizen feel disheartened in the convoluted and often sluggish political process. But if you get involved at a local level, you are far more likely to enact change that will impact you and your community on a much intimate scale.

Here are ways you can make a difference and work to either introduce a local cannabis law or get an existing law changed.

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How to Change a State Cannabis Law

1. Identify Your Issue

In this case, the issue that concerns you is probably cannabis-related, but there are plenty of other reasons to get involved in local politics. Concerned about transportation? City council members? Police accountability? These are all great motivations to get involved

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VOL. 132 | NO. 162 | Wednesday, August 16, 2017

By Don Wade Updated 4:07PM

The Grizzlies’ 2017-2018 schedule is highlighted by the return of the MLK Game on MLK Day (imagine that) and the one and only visit from the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors before Halloween.

Last season, the Grizzlies played the holiday game the night before MLK Day. But NBA commissioner Adam Silver and schedule-makers gave Memphis a 4:30 p.m. home game on Jan. 15 vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on national television (TNT) this season.

The regular season for Memphis opens at FedExForum on Wednesday, Oct. 18 vs. the New Orleans Pelicans. The Warriors, with Steph Curry and Kevin Durant, then play here on Saturday, Oct. 21.

The Grizzlies start the season with six of the first eight games at home. The season ends with five of seven games on the road.

Grizzlies guard Tony Allen leaps to swing at the ball against Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James in Memphis’ Oct. 28, 2015, season opener at FedExForum. (AP File Photo)

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Marijuana has helped countless people around the world cope with various diseases, and yet it remains a controversial drug. Millions have been pushing for its legalization for many years now, and those who believe in the plant have collected a few victories, and there are now a number of states in America where recreational or medicinal marijuana can be purchased. With any new change in how the government views a certain substance, there are sure to be plenty of entrepreneurs who launch businesses based on the new opportunity that has arisen, and it’s no different when it comes to weed. One person who is working on changing how the world views marijuana—while also making a few bucks off the trend—is Melissa Etheridge, who has launched her own namesake brand (Etheridge Farms) of cannabis-related items. In a recent conversation with me, she discussed why this was a good time for her new business and how it has helped her through health issues, as well as in her music career, which is already one of the most impressive in history.

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