Marijuana

Chinese Drug Traffickers Set Up Shop in Belt and Road Chile

A Chinese drug trafficking syndicate known as the “Bang de Fujian” has been building a high-tech indoor marijuana cultivating empire in Chile since at least 2020, multiple news reports in the country confirmed this week, citing the Investigations Police of Chile (PDI).

A worker wearing protective gear trims a plant at the Pideka SAS medical cannabis cultivation facility in Tocancipa, Colombia, on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. Pideka, which was purchased by Ikanik Farms to become part of it's international pharmaceutical division, is a vertically integrated medical cannabis grower and the only licensed …

No Relay: Banned Sprinter Richardson Left Off Olympic Team

Banned sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson was not on the Olympic roster released Tuesday by USA Track and Field, a decision that means the American champion’s positive test for marijuana will cost her a chance at running on the relay team in Tokyo, in addition to her spot in the 100-meter individual race.

Sha'Carri Richardson

Seth Rogen Accuses Team USA of Racism over Olympian Sha’Carri Richardson Suspension: ‘If Weed Made You Fast, I’d Be FloJo’

Seth Rogen — who spent over a decade starring in and propping up Hollywood’s stoner movie genre with Knocked Up (2007), Pineapple Express (2008),  Neighbors (2014 and it’s 2017 sequel), and most recently Long Shot (2019) — accused the U.S. Olympic Committee of racism for suspending runner Sha’Carri Richardson after she tested positive for marijuana.

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