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Old 07-30-2017, 07:42 PM #41
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Jeff Turse retired Hazleton police officer recently launched a social media page dedicated to Thera Green.

Since leaving the city’s police department in 2015, Turse devoted his time to running Atomic Vapors.
Atomic Vapors will close today and he plans to convert the vape shop — and an empty storefront next to it — into a high-security medical marijuana dispensary. Turse said he’s been in talks with a retired police officer for operating and maintaining security systems. The head of security will also be responsible for transporting product to the dispensary, he said.

Having served as a cop, Turse said he’s often been asked why he wants to get involved in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.

“Being a police officer, I saw so much opiate abuse, heroin abuse,” he said.

Turse disagrees with the “old school” mentality of drug counselors who consider marijuana a gateway drug.

I wonder how many folks are is jail because this guy sent them there?
Now he says it is helpful to people. Shouldn't he go before the judge and ask for Expungement for all the folks he arrested.
Expungement (also called "expunction") is a court-ordered process in which the legal record of an arrest or a criminal conviction is "sealed," or erased in the eyes of the law. When a conviction is expunged, the process may also be referred to as "setting aside a criminal conviction."
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Dave Kallas spent over two decades busting drug dealers on the streets of Las Vegas.
On Saturday, he became a dealer himself — a legal one — when his medical marijuana dispensary.

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This is exactly what is wrong with legalization....cops make money from the sale of cannabis, meanwhile his buddies are tossing people in the big house for doing the same......What a joke!

Pot cops move from fighting drugs to protecting now-legal industry

Terrance “Terry” Gainer, a former Chicago homicide detective and chief police legal adviser who went on to lead the Illinois State Police and the U.S. Capitol Police and is now a security adviser for a company that has been granted state permits to grow and sell medical marijuana.

In Chicago, a former Will County Circuit Judge is now the co-founder of a company that’s been approved to open two new dispensaries in the city.

BUSINESS Medical Marijuana Industry So Lucrative Even Cops Can’t ‘Just Say No’ Nick Lindsey
ByNick LindseyPublished on 12/28/2015 SHARE TWEET
Medical Marijuana Industry
Although still in its earliest phases, the medical marijuana industry has already established itself as a hugely profitable and promising field. A number of big-name investors—including celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Melissa Etheridge, Willie Nelson, and more—have already entered the game, and many more are expected to in the future, especially as medical cannabis becomes legal in more states.

The financial prospects of medical marijuana are so strong that the industry is beginning to draw a new crowd of professionals to its ranks: law enforcement officials.

“While neither state regulators nor the medical marijuana industry track the number of employees who were former law enforcement officials, The Associated Press has identified no fewer than 17 in Illinois, many of whom have outsized influence—from a trustee of the state’s chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police to one-time undercover narcotics officers,” said an article published by Chron.


Medical Marijuana Industry So Lucrative Even Cops Can't 'Just Say No' - GREEN RUSH DAILY
“Just Say No” was an advertising campaign, part of the U.S. “War on Drugs”, prevalent during the 1980s and early 1990s, to discourage children from engaging in illegal recreational drug use by offering various ways of saying no.

The attraction cops are feeling to move into the cannabis industry extends far beyond just Illinois, where medical marijuana is still fairly new.

Marijuana companies in Washington, Colorado, and Oregon have all seen this type of transition.


Many ex-cops who move into the cannabis industry continue working with the legal aspects of marijuana use, supervising medical marijuana companies’ compliance divisions.
“Who better would you want to oversee your compliance than a cop?” said Scott Abbott, a retired Illinois State Police colonel who was hired by a medical marijuana company to help ensure that its two dispensaries follow the state’s strict laws and regulations.

For Abbot, and many ex-cops who now work in the cannabis industry, this kind of work is more or less the same as what he did before.

“I never got to pick and choose which laws I enforced,” he told reporters. “This is the same thing.”


“It’s legal right now. As long as they follow the law, I’ve got no problem with it.”

But there are also many ex-cops who are taking up much more direct, hands-on roles in the emerging cannabis industry.

For example, a former homicide detective and assistant police chief now advises marijuana companies on their security needs.


In Chicago, a former Will County Circuit Judge is now the co-founder of a company that’s been approved to open two new dispensaries in the city.

Another former cop described the way he and his business partner are “trying to corner the market” in medical marijuana protection and armored transportation.

“I’ve done a total about-face on my views,” said Ben Percy, who worked as a cop in Illinois for 27 years before becoming the general manager for a medical marijuana company.
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"Shouldn't he go before the judge and ask for Expungement for all the folks he arrested."

Yes, but he won't - because he has too little moral fiber to see what's in it for him if he did so.

What a scumbag.
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"Shouldn't he go before the judge and ask for Expungement for all the folks he arrested."

Yes, but he won't - because he has too little moral fiber to see what's in it for him if he did so.

What a scumbag.
If you have ever jailed or arrested someone for cannabis you should never be allowed to make money from cannabis unless the cop/judge are willing to pardon those wrongfully jailed for cannabis crimes.
I know they don't have the authority but I just don't care.
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I agree. You know how I feel about it, shaggyballs - if the convictions they got against growers can't be reversed, they should apologize to each and every one of them for what they've done.
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The game is rigged in Ohio!
Let's add a couple more name to the naughty list.(it is Christmas time)
Former Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder
Former Republican Party operative Chris Schrimpf

Final Hit: Pot Entrepreneur Threatens To Sue Ohio Over MMJ Licensing Process

One company awarded a license had direct ties to former Ohio House Speaker Bill Batchelder and former Republican Party operative Chris Schrimpf, but the company’s spokesperson claims they were awarded a contract due to the quality of their proposal.

One of The main points of contention was that the winning companies received information that other businesses did not receive.He also mentioned that some of the winning applicants failed to include mandatory information in their proposals and at least one of the 12 winners plagiarized copyrighted information from his company.

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Canada

Julian Fantino took a tough line on marijuana when serving as Toronto’s police chief. In 2004, he even went as far as comparing legalization of the drug with the legalization of murder.

But the former cop has had quite the change of heart and, with another former police officer, is now opening a company that connects patients with medical marijuana.

Fantino and Raf Souccar, a former deputy commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, opened their new business—called Aleafia Total Health Network—with a storefront at a mall in Ontario, Canada, on Tuesday, CBC News reported.

This sh$t is just criminal if you ask me.
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Anyone have any new cops and judges to add to the list?
It must be huge by now..LOL
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NPR's John Boehner Was Once 'Unalterably Opposed' To Marijuana.
https://www.npr.org/2019/03/16/70408...s-it-to-be-leg

But now he has retired and wants to make some cash so Cannabis is cool now.
He's emerged as one of the most vocal advocates in the GOP for marijuana legalization.

In 1999, in his one and only vote on the issue, he voted to prohibit medicinal marijuana in Washington, D.C. In 2011, he wrote a constituent to say he was "unalterably opposed to the legalization of marijuana."

But since his retirement in 2015, Boehner's position has evolved. Last April, he joined the board of Acreage Holdings, a publicly-traded cannabis company based in New York. And on Friday, he appeared at the South by Southwest festival for a keynote on legalization.

last year, more than 400,000 people were arrested for marijuana sales or trafficking during his time as time as speaker from 2011 to 2015.

"I don't have any regrets at all," Boehner said. "I was opposed to the use of it.

But now it is time for him to make some cash so legalization is the way for him to do it.

These kind of people dont care who gets hurt, they just see the $$$$$$ signs!

This whole attitude of it is no good unless it serves me is utter BS!
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