. PEOPLE HAVE GOT TO STOP WILDIN OUT WHEN THEY SMOKE WED BECAUSE IT MAKES IT SEEM LIKE WEED MAKE NIGGAS GO CRAZY.. IT MAKES IT SEEM LIKE WEED IS JUST AS BAD AS CRACK AND ALL THESE OTHER DRUGS.. YOU MAKE NIGGAS NOT WANNA GET HIGH WITH U AND MORE.Continue
The St. Louis County medical examiner's report on the body of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, found that Brown had "marijuana in his system" when he died, according to a Washington Post article Monday.
This development should not have come as a surprise to anyone who has ever been or known a teenager, but some still expected the toxicology report to be a "bombshell." It isn't.
For one, the presence of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, in Brown's body says nothing about whether he was intoxicated at the time of his confrontation with Wilson. Depending on how frequently a person consumes cannabis and how fast that individual metabolizes the many compounds contained in the plant, it's not entirely clear for just how long a marijuana user will continue to test positive for the substance.
THC can stay in a person's body for upward of 40 days, according to the National Drug Court Institute.
Infrequent or first-time users of marijuana might still test positive for about four days after the initial use, but frequent users of cannabis may test positive for THC for weeks after the person last consumed the drug.
In an extreme case, a single person who reportedly regularly used marijuana for about 10 years still tested positive almost 70 days after last using it, according to the NDCI.
In other words, just because marijuana was found in Brown's system does not mean he was high at the time he was shot to death by a police officer. It doesn't even necessarily mean he recently consumed cannabis. Such false assumptions often lead to claims that marijuana use is directly linked to criminal behavior. While some studies have found higher marijuana use among criminal offenders, the presence of THC in their systems is often circumstantial, rather than a contributor to the behavior itself.
Even if Brown was high or had recently used…Continue
Park rangers found as many as 4,000 illegal plants worth $5 million in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, authorities said. The illicit crops grew near an exclusive Orange County housing development home to Kobe Bryant and other stars.
The grove sits just beyond public hiking trails, hidden from view behind a cluster of multi-million-dollar mansions where stars like Kobe Bryant have homes, KLTA 5 reported. Sheriff’s investigators monitored the field for a couple of weeks after the stunning discovery, hoping to catch the mysterious pot farmers when they returned to harvest. When the outlaw growers never showed, authorities decided to wipe out the crops themselves. Deputies hiked into the ravine on Friday and spent the day chopping down plants and hauling them away. Orange County, Calif., Sheriff’s deputies bundled as many as 4,000 marijuana plants into bags after clearing a marijuana ‘grove’ from a public park.