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The NYPD sure is good at catching criminals

NYPD Brags About Weed Bust That Business Owner Says Is Just Hemp

“Precision policing and relentless follow-up” is how the New York Police Department characterized a recent marijuana bust it bragged about. But the business owner caught up in the case begs to differ, saying the cops simply have legal hemp on their hands. […]

What’s more, the packages apparently had been inspected by law enforcement authorities in Vermont before the NYPD’s seizure. A report from the Williston Police Department in that state said it was alerted by FedEx about a possible marijuana shipment.

“Both boxes contained paperwork explaining the shipper as a registered VT Cannabis Hemp grower,” said an officer’s report obtained by HuffPost. “I advised the company that this does appear to be Legal Hemp and not Marijuana and the police was not going to seize it.”

By the way, that “precision policing and relentless follow-up” is apparently getting a call from FedEx and arresting people without yet having tested the merchandise.

Since posting about the experience on Instagram and talking to media outlets, Levy said he’s received an outpouring of support and that he plans to take legal action against FedEx and the NYPD.

“They know they fucked up,” he said.

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15 comments to The NYPD sure is good at catching criminals

  • WalStMonky


    I’ve got to admit that I’m enjoying every minute of Sen. McConnell’s humiliation. Who the heck would have predicted that it would be he who got cannabis to de facto decriminalization almost nationwide? Well, there’s only two ways to fix it and one requires shitting on Kentucky farmers after getting their hopes up. ROFLMAO thanks Mitch!

  • DdC

    KCSO seizes 10 million marijuana plants in 11 hemp fields in Arvin

    Correction: Marijuana Plants Seized story
    Nov 2: Seizure of hemp plants in CA, AP reported erroneously that 100 million plants were seized. Authorities seized 10 million plants that were legibly grown legal hemp but THC levels of above the allowed limit.

    Police: Hemp plants seized in California were pot worth $1B
    Authorities in Central California have seized and destroyed about 10 million plants that were being grown as legal hemp but contained higher-than-allowed levels THC, that gives marijuana its high.

    California authorities found and destroyed $1 billion
    worth of marijuana plants

    Don Smith II
    November 4 at 3:47 PM

    HEADS UP – The USDA and WVDA have some proposed Hemp Rules – From what I’ve read and talked to people, it’s obvious none of us were consulted – Time to get our game on – We’re SO Happy with our new RULES [ not ] – Soon, you will see quick, short notice, meetings called – If you’re a Cannabis Operator, stay tuned – Growing and selling all things Cannabis is a FACTOR in the growth of WV and our Nation – Millions have already been invested – Forecasts are in the billions nationwide – We’re doing the Right Things and our Hemp Industry is taking off – When the meetings are called, the WV Hemp Farmers Cooperative,, will have a lot of facts and figures on hand – Farmers, Processors, and Retailers are welcome – PM me or J Morgan Leach for additional info …

  • Servetus

    Nothing has changed since 1906.

  • ThePurpleEndUK

    “If I was arrested now I would not accept a caution; I would prefer to be tried by my peers in court. The law becomes redundant when it stops protecting people. Prohibition did not protect my brother. Eric wanted medicinal cannabis for his final few weeks on earth and it was my duty to get him it. I have absolutely no regrets.”

  • strayan

    Mandatory school drug tests but this time all expenses will have to be covered by the student’s parent or guardian:

  • Servetus

    CBD to the rescue? Binge drinking and depression are no longer linked according to a study:

    November 14, 2019 — Binge drinking among U.S. adolescents precipitously declined from 1991 to 2018, according to a new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Depressive symptoms among U.S. adolescents have sharply increased since 2012. And for the first time in the past 40 years, binge drinking and depressive symptoms among adolescents are no longer associated. The findings are published online in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

    “Comorbidity of depression and drinking is among the bedrocks of psychiatric epidemiology findings – until now. Our results suggest that we need to be re-thinking the connections between mental health and alcohol among young people,” said Katherine M. Keyes, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health. […]

    The results suggest that, on average, the relationship between binge drinking and depressive symptoms is dynamically changing and decoupling, according to the researchers.

    “Although comorbidity between alcohol consumption and mental health is complex, the landscape of the adolescent experience is changing in ways that may affect both consumption and mental health,” observed Keyes. “The declining correlation between binge drinking and mental health is occurring during a time of unprecedented decreases in alcohol consumption among U.S. adolescents and increases in mental health problems. Therefore, the relationship between substance use and mental health may need to be reconceptualized for ongoing and future research.”

    AAAS Public Release: Diverging trends: Binge drinking and depression: Study finds relationship between binge drinking and depressive symptoms declined 16 percent among high schoolers

    AAAS Public Release: In test with rats, cannabidiol showed sustained effects against depression for 7 days: First results appeared 24 hours after one single dose of the marijuana component; scientists concluded that CBD activates mechanisms which repair neuronal circuitry in patients’ prefrontal cortex and hippocampus

  • WalStMonky

    From the “don’t just say, yes don’t just say no. just say yo baby yo baby yo baby yo!” category:

    Postal Service Unveils ‘Drug Free USA Forever’ Stamp Commemorating 1980s Anti-Drug

  • Servetus

    DMT study reveals more about how the psychedelic drug affects the human brain:

    19-NOV-2019 — DMT is a naturally occurring chemical found in miniscule amounts in the human brain but also in larger amounts in a number of plant species around the world.

    Accounts from people who have taken DMT report intense visual hallucinations often accompanied by strong emotional experiences and even ‘breakthroughs’ into what users describe as an alternate reality or dimension.

    But scientists are interested in using the powerful psychoactive compound for research as it produces relatively short but intense psychedelic experiences, providing a window for collecting data on brain activity when consciousness is profoundly altered.

    In the latest study, the Imperial team captured EEG measures from healthy participants in a clinical setting, in a placebo-controlled design. […]

    Analysis revealed that DMT significantly altered electrical activity in the brain, characterised by a marked drop off in alpha waves – the human brain’s dominant electrical rhythm when we are awake. They also found a short-lived increase in brainwaves typically associated with dreaming, namely, theta waves.

    In addition to changes in the types of brainwaves, they also found that, overall, brain activity became more chaotic and less predictable – the opposite to what is seen in states of reduced consciousness, such as in deep sleep or under general anaesthesia.

    “The changes in brain activity that accompany DMT are slightly different from what we see with other psychedelics, such as psilocybin or LSD, where we see mainly only reductions in brainwaves,” said lead author Christopher Timmermann, from the Centre for Psychedelic Research.

    “Here we saw an emergent rhythm that was present during the most intense part of the experience, suggesting an emerging order amidst the otherwise chaotic patterns of brain activity. From the altered brainwaves and participants’ reports, it’s clear these people are completely immersed in their experience – it’s like daydreaming only far more vivid and immersive, it’s like dreaming but with your eyes open.” […]

    AAAS Public Release: Ayahuasca compound changes brainwaves to vivid ‘waking-dream’ state

    ‘Neural correlates of the DMT experience assessed with multivariate EEG’ by Christopher Timmermann et al. is published in the journal Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-51974-4 […]

  • Servetus

    As if VP Mike Pence wasn’t already clueless about tobacco and cancer related effects, now he’s upset over homogenized milk:

    Washington DC – Mike Pence came out of the closet today. No, not that closet. The Vice President of the United States admitted he doesn’t drink homogenized milk because the word sounds awfully suspicious. Pence stated the idea of putting anything with that prefix – homo – up to his lips is an abomination to the LORD:

    God made Adam and Eve and not Adam and Steve. In the same way, the LORD separated the heavenly waters from the earthly ones; he naturally made cream and milk separate. Forcing milk and cream to combine is like gay marriage. It’s unnatural.


    Homogenization is the process where milk’s fat molecules are broken down so that they stay mixed in milk. Otherwise, those fat molecules would coalesce at the top of the container, leaving a layer of cream resting on skim milk. Torrington, Connecticut was the first place to mass-produce homogenized milk in 1919. However, there are still some of us who are old enough to remember a time when the milkman delivered non-homogenized milk on doorsteps.

    “It was a simpler time. A time when men were men. Women were women. And no one worried about their milk being gay,” Pence reflected.

    The National Dairy Counsel (NDC) is fighting back.

  • DdC

    Explains a lot about knuckle draggers. I never believed Pounce was human. More Mannequinish. Dress him up and stand him in the corner. Scratch Trump’s itches and nod once in a while.

    Homo sapiens (Latin: “wise man”) is the scientific name for the human species. Homo is the human genus, which also includes Neanderthals and many other extinct species of hominid. H. sapiens is the only surviving species of the genus Homo.

    With that noted. Pence and the Alt Christians may not be that far on the other side of reform. I know. Who’d a thunk it.

    A Closer Look At Mike Pence On Marijuana

    “If a child is to be born with an abnormality that makes them have incurable seizures, it doesn’t make sense to say that child must be born, but then deny that child the medicine that will allow them to live once they are born. It can’t just be about birth, it has to also be about quality of life.”
    – Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition

  • OT but for viewable for those on FB, the HempMeister returns:

    World Hemp Festival 2020 (Harrisburg OR)

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