Federal agents intercepted eleven pounds of marijuana bound for St. Martins Press’s Flatiron headquarters earlier this month, reports The Smoking Gun. The two parcels, addressed to a fictitious St. Martins employee named Karen Wright, were seized at a post office in California after they were sniffed out by a drug detection dog.
A company operator told The Smoking Gun no one by that name works at the company.
Because the Feds did not attempt to smoke out “Karen Wright” with a controlled delivery, the excitement is pretty much over for the moment, except on Twitter, where someone with the handle @KarenWright_SMP has been asking if anyone has seen the day’s mail and soliciting tips for coming up with $70,000 fast. Hypothetically speaking.
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Neal Pollack is either just a stoner or he’s addicted to marijuana, but he can’t decide. Today, on The Fix, he consults The Pot Book, an anthology that he also contributed to. He reads everything but “the boring bits” of the book, and still can’t decide if pot is bad for him or Read More
“Am I the only one who doesn’t take mints from anyone, even friends, because I’m terrified someone has laced it with LSD?” writes outrageousnb, the first commenter on the New York Times‘ City Room post about the massive $11,000 drug sting that claimed five Columbia students this morning. “This happened to Read More
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Financial news cable network CNBC has not yet concluded its campaign to educate its viewers about marijuana. The self-proclaimed premier global business channel today announced that “Marijuana USA” is set to debut on Wednesday evening at 9 p.m. Eastern. From the press release:
On the case is Trish Regan, the CNBC reporter whose book, Joint Read More
Fox News analyst Margaret Hoover confirmed that, in spite of his denials, Zach Galifianakis did indeed light up a marijuana joint on the set of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Hoover discussed the questionable doobie on Thursday night’s episode of “The O’Reilly Factor.”
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Billionaire investor George Soros’ efforts to legalize marijuana in California appear to have been wasted. Despite a $1 million donation in support of California’s Proposition 19 and a heartfelt op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, voters have spurned the budding ballot issue.
Advocates attempted to sell the Regulate, Control and Tax Read More
Shortly after the publication of his Wall Street Journal editorial extolling the virtues of marijuana legalization, Bloomberg reports that billionaire money manager George Soros has donated $1 million to support California’s Proposition 19. Approval of the state referendum would make it legal to possess and grow marijuana for personal use.
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Marcus Stanley, an aide to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), ran afoul of Capitol Police on Tuesday when he tried to hide a “leafy green substance” as he went through security at the Hart Senate Office Building. Politico reports:
Police confiscated the substance, which later tested positive for marijuana, and Stanley quickly resigned. Read More