The Pot TV News for October 16, 2002

HOLY SMOKE FOUNDER BRIAN CARLISLE HAS RCMP ON THE RUN

TORONTO DRUG SQUAD HIT WITH LAWSUITS
Former drug suspects are suing the Toronto Police, claiming they are owed millions of dollars for wrongful arrests, beatings and warrantless searches — and for cash and valuables.

RANDOM DRUG RAIDS TARGET HIGH SCHOOLS
Calgary police are conducting random raids on all high schools throughout the city with teams of seven officers who ‘swarm’ a different school on a weekly basis.

AN ‘OUT-OF-STATE’ CAMPAIGN
Las Vegas Review-Journal bashes Drug Czar for denouncing “out-of-state” backers of the measure who are “spending millions of dollars on inaccurate campaigns,” when the Drug Czar is guilty of spreading inaccurate information and “jetting to Nevada from the Beltway to slam the measure.”

FIRED BORDER PATROL AGENT BLAMES HEMP BAR
A U.S. Border Patrol agent dismissed from his job earlier this year after testing positive for drugs is blaming a manufacturer of hemp bars for his downfall.

FRIGHTFUL RISK FOR MEDICAL POT USERS
A bold, daytime home-invasion robbery targeting a marijuana garden in El Dorado County has alarmed law-enforcement officials and highlighted risks for growers of medicinal pot.

POLICE HUMILIATED OVER RETURN OF SEIZED POT PLANTS
Police agreed to return Brian Carlisle’s medical marijuana, but later backed down in front of the media. When will public humiliation finally teach cops to stop stealing medicine from sick people?

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