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Florida pot advocate pulls support for Miss initiative

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Florida advocate of legalizing marijuana says a threat prompted him to withdraw his offer to pay supporters of Mississippi’s petition drive to gather signatures on petitions for a statewide election. Jeremy Bufford of Medical Marijuana United in Tampa, Florida, offered in April to pay $1 to $2 for each certified signature. Kelly Jacobs of DeSoto County, ...

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DAVID DALLAS — Mission: Hemp possible

You don’t have to inhale.  You don’t even have to put it in your mouth.  We don’t need it for recreational use, we need it for work, jobs, and a more productive Mississippi. Our great agricultural state needs to take the lead in Industrial Hemp production.  And we need to do it quickly. The New York Times has been running ...

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DUDE, don't do it! Too much vacation fun in a marijuana-friendly state could be costly when you return to work

Yes, Colorado and Washington state have legalized marijuana for recreational use, and other states now permit medical marijuana. But if you’re tempted to partake of some pot on a vacation out West, just remember, if you test positive in your workplace back in Mississippi, you’ll likely lose your job. Susan Fahey Desmond, a shareholder in the Jackson Lewis law firm ...

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Taking a dive over the social issues cliff

Who would have guessed at the turn of this century — a mere 12 years ago — that, today, we as a nation would have arrived at a point where a majority of citizens would favor the legalization of marijuana and the acceptance of same-sex marriage as legitimate? What are we to make of this wave of liberal attitudes? While ...

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Men convicted of marijuana charges related to car lot raid

JACKSON — Two men convicted of marijuana charges related to a raid on a Jackson car lot have been sentenced to more than five years each. Johnny Earl Course and David E. Jones were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Jackson related to a raid on Paradise Auto Sales in south Jackson. Jones was sentenced to more than seven years. ...

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Auto dealer gets more than three years for marijuana possession

JACKSON — A man convicted of a marijuana charge related to a raid on a Jackson car lot has been sentenced to more than three years. Jeremy Lee Stambaugh, owner of Paradise Auto Sales in south Jackson, was arrested at the car lot in February along with Johnny Earl Course and David E. Jones. Stambaugh was sentenced today to three ...

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Thirteen arrested in prostitution sting in Biloxi

BILOXI — Biloxi police have arrested 13 people, seven women and six men, in a prostitution sting detectives said targeted people advertising as independent escorts for sexually oriented services. Sgt. Aldon Helmert says twelve of them were arrested on one or more counts of prostitution or solicitation. That includes the men who drove the women to meet clients at a ...

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Used car dealer asks judge to toss marijuana charge

JACKSON — A man convicted of a marijuana charge related to a raid on a Jackson car lot is asking for a judge to throw out his conviction and order a new trial. Jeremy Lee Stambaugh, owner of Paradise Auto Sales in south Jackson, was arrested at the car lot in February along with Johnny Earl Course and David E. ...

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Car dealer pleads guilty after raid nets 416 pounds of marijuana

JACKSON — Federal court records say the owner of a used car dealership in Jackson has pleaded guilty to charges related to a raid on his business that allegedly uncovered 416 pounds of marijuana. Jeremy Lee Stambaugh, owner of Paradise Auto Sales in south Jackson, was arrested at the car lot in February along with Johnny Earl Course and David ...

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