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Illinois man who ordered over 40 pounds of weed-infused chocolate gets 4-year sentence


Thomas J. Franzen, a 37-year-old suburban Chicago man, pleaded guilty to possession of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis after ordering 42 pounds of marijuana-infused chocolate from California with the intention of selling it.

While the felony charge could have landed him in prison for up to 15 years, with a $25,000 fine, Franzen was sentenced to four years.

Postal workers became suspicious after noticing a pattern of packages being sent to Franzen’s home. After getting a search warrant, the THC-laden chocolate was discovered. A subsequent search of his home turned up marijuana, cocaine, a digital scale, cash, and receipts for shipments he made to the U.S. and Canada, all items that are “known to be evidence of drug dealing,” the state’s attorney’s office said.


Medical Marijuana Oil Prohibition Prompts Cancer Patient To Sue Michigan


A Michigan woman suffering from a rare form of cancer is suing Michigan, so she can again use a specific type of medical marijuana called Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) to alleviate the excruciating pain caused by her leukemia.

In her lawsuit, Sherry Hoover, 57, said she lost access to this THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) oil as a result of state regulatory action. In May, a state resolution banned the use of this oil when the state’s Medical Marijuana Licensing Board ended the direct sale of caregiver marijuana such as RSO to provisioning centers.

The main claim made for RSO is that it allegedly cures cancer. RSO is made from a specific type of cannabis called Cannabis indica, which is said to produce a sedative effect that helps the body heal.

Hoover is seeking a temporary restraining order on that resolution to temporarily reintroduce caregiver marijuana back into the regulated market until the end of the year.

She said she hasn’t been able to obtain RSO from her local provisioning center (the Curing Corner in River Rouge) for the past three weeks, adding that this outcome sent her body into a tailspin.


US attorney in Nevada says pot prosecutions not top priority


Nevada’s top federal prosecutor isn’t ruling out the possibility filing cases related to marijuana, but he says it’s not at the top of his list.

U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich told the Reno Gazette Journal he believes drug use and crime “go hand-in-hand,” and that “marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and my job is to enforce federal law.