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Myrtle Beach police were on high alert Friday, April 20 — otherwise known as “420” or “Weed Day.”

In fact, officers with the police department busted 13 people with pot that day, online records show. All 13 were charged with simple possession of marijuana.

In order to be charged with simple possession in South Carolina, one must be found with an amount that equals 28 grams —1 ounce — or less of marijuana, according to , a local law firm. Coastal Law, LLC

Jail records show Horry County police arrested two people for simple possession as well.

Michaela Broyles: 843-626-0281, @MichaelaBroyles

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Myrtle Beach police were on high alert Friday, April 20 — otherwise known as “420” or “Weed Day.”

In fact, officers with the police department busted 13 people with pot that day, online records show. All 13 were charged with simple possession of marijuana.

In order to be charged with simple possession in South Carolina, one must be found with an amount that equals 28 grams —1 ounce — or less of marijuana, according to Coastal Law, LLC, a local law firm.

Jail records show Horry County police arrested two people for simple possession as well.

Michaela Broyles: 843-626-0281, @MichaelaBroyles

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WILLISTON — Aiken NORML celebrated marijuana’s high holiday Friday with its inaugural 4/20 Festival, which was held at Seeds Cafe, Farm and Market.

There were games like Ganj-O! and Pothole, but the event wasn’t all about having fun.

“The main purpose is to provide education about and create awareness of what medical cannabis can do for individuals,” said Aiken NORML President Landon Yarosh.

Medical marijuana isn’t legal in South Carolina, but the state legislature recently has been considering allowing its use.

“By not having medical cannabis, you are limiting someone’s ability to truly live the highest quality of life that they really deserve,” Yarosh said. “There are a lot of people who already have died who could have benefited from the use of medical cannabis, and there are individuals who could really use it now.”

For Joey Bramlett, who lives in the Warrenville area, marijuana helps him deal with the problems caused by neuropathy after chemotherapy.

“I am a two-time cancer survivor, and I’ve been disabled by it,” he said. “I tried opioids, but they almost killed me and made

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A toke might make things feel a little simpler, but there’s no denying that marijuana laws are downright complicated. While marijuana is legal for recreational use in nine states and the District of Columbia, that could mean anything from dispensaries on every block to a complicated system of “gifting” pot. And medical marijuana? In some states that means anyone with a sore foot can legally buy a bag of green, while in others it means that only severely ill patients – those who suffer from diseases like cancer, AIDS, or multiple sclerosis – have access to oils and tinctures. Even in states where it’s still entirely illegal, sometimes getting caught with pot can mean the cost of a parking ticket, while other times it can mean a year behind bars.

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Confused? We were, too. With that in mind, here’s a brief state-by-state guide

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by Carly Wolf, NORML Political AssociateApril 20, 2018

Welcome to the 4/20 edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup!

Today’s the day. The High Holy Day for cannabis consumers everywhere. Happy Holidaze, my people! Check out all the 4/20 events happening around the country, and remember to be safe and smoke responsibly!

There have been lots of significant developments in the marijuana space recently, specifically at the federal level. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced his intention to sponsor a bill that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level.

Republican Senator Cory Gardner (CO) says that he has received a verbal commitment from President Donald Trump specifying that the administration will not take action to disrupt marijuana markets in states that legally regulate it. Also, Senator Bernie Sanders signed on as a co-sponsor of The Marijuana Justice Act. Yesterday,  Sen. Sanders joined Senator Cory Booker on a live stream for a conversation about ending prohibition and co-sponsoring the Marijuana Justice Act.

Additionally, legislation was introduced this week to facilitate federally-sponsored clinical research into the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis among

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A newly released poll aimed at better understanding the culture and lifestyle of modern cannabis users found that consumers tend to have more active social lives than non-consumers, attending numerous activities such as sporting events and concerts, and connecting more on social media.

The annual poll, conducted by Civilized, a digital media and lifestyle brand, in partnership with full-service research insights agency PSB Research, surveyed 1,604 adults in the U.S. and Canada in February, capturing insights on cannabis consumption frequency, methods and behaviors, according to Derek Riedle, CEO and publisher of Civilized. 

“It explored differences … among consumers and non-consumers in both countries and uncovered interesting findings about legalization and purchasing choices,” Riedle said, adding that the results also provide insight into the differences between perception and reality of the modern cannabis consumer.

“The poll shines a light on the new face of cannabis that is emerging,” Riedle said. “Portrayals of cannabis culture in media have made the world believe that cannabis consumers are all young people sitting on their couches, eating pizza and playing Xbox. The reality is, cannabis

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Planet Earth — we’ve only got the one. And, while every day you should be cognizant of the waste you produce, the plastics you recycle, and the water you run, on Sun. April 22, be especially mindful. Earth Day means taking part in all the great outdoors has to offer — so celebrate the marshes, waterways, beaches, and sweeping live oaks this weekend, then remember to be the best stewards you can be. Check out the earthy happenings below:

All weekend

Charleston County Parks is giving outdoor lovers of all levels a way to celebrate Earth Day. Saturday through Sunday, check out the Charleston Outdoor Fest at James Island County Park. With $2 general admission, browse the Vendor’s Village and listen to live music in the great outdoors. If you’re looking for a more involved Earth Day experience, purchase a Try It Zone pass for $10 and try kayaking, archery, climbing, and more.

Sunday Author and podcast host Jessica Murnane will be signing copies of her plant-based cookbook, One Part Plant, from noon to 5 p.m. at The Port

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Calls for movement on the Mountain State’s medical marijuana law will go out in several counties during Saturday’s West Virginia Statewide Pro-Cannabis Rally.

“We want a safer way to medicate and a way to have a better quality of life than what we’re getting with pharmaceuticals that we’re prescribed,” said Amanda Vezinat, a West Virginia native who recently retired from the U.S. military for medical reasons.

Vezinat is one of the organizers of the events that will focus on the medicinal and societal benefits of medical cannabis.

Saturday rally locations and times are as follows:

Beckley, Word Park 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Buckhannon, Jawbone Park 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lewisburg, The Greenspace 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Morgantown, Jack Roberts Park 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Parkersburg, Bicentennial Park 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A state law passed in 2017 allows for the legalization of medical marijuana in West Virginia beginning in July 2019.

However, during the 2018 Regular Legislative Session, the state House of Delegates did not take up and agree to Senate changes to an original House

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Doctors predicted Jackson Helms would die by the time he was 6.

Now 19, Jackson has lived longer than expected and gained relief from his severe epilepsy because of cannabidiol, or CBD, says his mom Kelly Helms.

CBD has essentially no THC, which is the psychoactive element in marijuana that causes a high.

The full legalization of medical marijuana could help Jackson, his mom says. Medical experts in North Carolina support more research on medical marijuana.

The THC component of medical marijuana helps pull Jackson out of a seizure coma, his mom said. She has visited Raleigh to urge lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana.

Kelly Helms, with her son, Jackson Helms, 19, on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Jackson was supposed to have died at age 6 because of complications he has. Jackson has cerebral palsy and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a form of severe epilepsy that can resist treatment and caused him to have up to 15 seizures a day. Since CBD was legalized, his seizures have largely gone away, his mom says. Still, the Helms family supports legalizing medical

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Welcome, By-Godders, to The Shotgun/Throwdown, WVU’s best place for sports links, information, sophomoric humor and daily distractions.

We’re gonna start things off bright-and-early this morning and probably rustle some jimmies in the process. Listen, we’re already deep in the offseason doldrums – what else are we supposed to talk about today? The Mothership did a fantastic “Weed Week” series this week, and I just had to share it.

It’s 2018. Get with it.

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