GARY, Ind. – Seven people were shot, at least one sustaining serious injuries, in a single incident early Sunday at a nightclub in Gary, Indiana, authorities said.
Gary police Detective Sgt. William Fazekas said one man involved in the shooting is in custody and officers are seeking another. Police have described the incident as isolated.
Fazekas described most victims in the shooting in the northern Indiana city as being in stable condition and receiving treatment at hospitals. However, he said one victim was taken to a hospital in Chicago, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) away, with more serious injuries.
Police found four male and three female victims at Dirtty’s Jazz and Blues Club. An eighth person hurt his leg while trying to get to safety.
There were no other details related to suspects, victims or circumstances of the shooting at the venue on the city’s east side. Lt. Dawn Westerfield, a spokeswoman for the department, said she expected to have more information later Sunday or early Monday.
A representative of the club did not immediately return a message from The Associated Press seeking comment.
A new a delivery service was founded by two people from the Portland area, and it?s not food-based.
It is really not yet legal to sell recreational marijuana in Maine, but it?s legal to give it away, and that?s how Logan Martyn-Fisher and Ashley Small are developing their business.
Elevation 207?s Facebook page clearly says in several different areas that the pot they?re delivering is a gift and that it is free, and any costs are for the delivery fees. Those prices range from $75 dollars to $250 depending on the quantity of cannabis being delivered.
Martyn-Fisher says they began delivery service of recreational marijuana in February, and since then, business is booming.
?There?s no way for people to get it the recreational way, so they come to us,? says Small.
They say the majority of their customers are new to the marijuana world and who are more advanced in age. They want to experience it, however don?t have idea as to how to get it.
Some doctors in Toledo are already giving patients cards enabling them to buy medical marijuana, and classes are popping up for Ohio physicians in this new legal field.
But proper rules to help physicians sail these uncharted waters are still months away. No physician has been certified in Ohio to recommend cannabis, and no continuing education seminar has been formally sanctioned.
Omni Medical Services, which began in Michigan and runs in Florida and Illinois, also provides doctors to clinics in Toledo, Lima. Qualifying patients walk away with ?affirmative defense? letters as well as a list of Michigan dispensaries where they may buy marijuana to bring back to Ohio, without hindrance by law enforcement.
It could be as late as September 8 before Ohio?s rules for physicians are finalized, and the program?s deadline to be completely functional isn?t until a year after that. Marijuana still cannot be lawfully sold or bought here.
The Ohio State Medical Association has advised members to wait until rules are finalized before stepping into this overcast legal territory.
A group of mothers who?ve been fighting the stigma, paving the way and educating themselves about the benefits of medical marijuana. They say they are doing it for their kids, all of whom are fighting chronic diseases.
Parisa Mansouri-Rad, one of the moms, says she began looking into the benefits of marijuana while striving to figure out methods to bring comfort to her 16-year old daughter, Yazy, who was born premature at 23 weeks. She?s blind, has cerebral palsy and scoliosis. A spinal fusion operation left her in a great deal of pain. Subsequently her lower intestine failed, resulting in a serious chronic illness, that also caused a great deal of pain and distress.
?We attempted a multitude of pharmaceuticals to figure out what would work, she was like a guinea rabbit for the doctors,? said Mansouri-Rad.
?Not only was she on pain medication that was really damaging to her body, but on other pharmaceuticals that we then had to treat with other pharmaceuticals due to the side effects,? she added.
It feels like Christmas for the country?s legal marijuana stores today. Not only Christmas but all other holidays rolled in to one one smoky party known as 420.
April 20 has for a long time been a day full of civil disobedience by marijuana users, who assemble in public to light up weed at 4:20 p.m. The phrase ?420? is a longtime code for marijuana users, who work it into dating profiles or post it on signs to show their common interest. But while it used to be a celebration held using a particular degree of furtiveness, the swiftly growing legalization of cannabis means an increasing number of Americans no longer face critical, if any, punishment for smoking weed.
All states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana also have prohibited public consumption, but those rules in many cases are dismissed on April 20, when crowds assemble on college campuses and central parks to light up. That means huge sales days for shops, particularly in states with operating marijuana marketplaces: Washington, Oregon and Colorado, which could see single-day 420 sales of $20 million.
One of Colorado?s largest marijuana stores, the Medicine Man, anticipated to see more than double the regular number of customers each day Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Alaska marijuana regulators have delayed discussions about onsite marijuana consumption until next month.
The state?s Marijuana Control Board was expected to consider whether to move forward with proposed rules for letting retail cannabis customers to consume their purchases on site
It?s something that no other state that has legalized the recreational use of marijuana has permitted.
The board used its two day meeting to go through a backlog of permit applications for retail stores and manufacturing facilities.
?They really wanted to concentrate on approved applications at this meeting so people could begin with their businesses as we move into summer,? said Erika McConnell, director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Board. ?Onsite consumption was kind of the big time-consuming issue that they pushed until the end and then we ran out of time. ?
Huffington Post and Newsweek reported that a Seattle company called Soltice rolled 12,000 joints to sell over Super Bowl weekend at medical marijuana stores.? According to the owner, 6,000 grams of cannabis, about 13 pounds, was used for this massive marijuana joint production project. The joints were then offered for sale, 12 to a pack in what resembled a standard cigarette pack. The joints were a combination of strains called Blueberry Cheesecake and Headband and sold for about $70. These were sold at medical marijuana dispensaries however Soltice representative said that they will “absolutely” have these 12 packs of joints available for sale at recreational marijuana stores later this year. The company is opening what it terms “the first licensed processing facility”. Read More……..
Snoop Dogg –
Meanwhile music celebrities like Bob Marley’s family and Snoop Dogg are investing in the budding pot industry. Read More………..
Growing Marijuana at home –
It?s legal for adults over 21 years of age to grow limited quantities of marijuana in states such as Colorado, Washington (medical only), Alaska, (after Feb 25th) and Oregon (after July 15th). But remember it?s a complex task so get the book Growing Elite Marijuana which gives you step-by-step guidance. Also check out My Weed Seeds for good quality seeds that will give you a successful crop.
This week the first marijuana vending machine was unveiled in Seattle at the medical marijuana dispensary, Seattle Caregivers. The machine was manufactured by an Arizona based company called American Green.? It is climate controlled and completely self-service. The machine scans ID, verifies the person’s identity and accepts cash as payment.? Machines dispensing marijuana edibles have been functional in Colorado since last year but this is the first machine to sell the actual marijuana plant. The machine is called ZaZZ and will available in Washington recreational pot shops later this year. Read more……
Colorado DUIs for Marijuana on the Rise
About 12% of Colorado’s DUI citations this year have been for people under the influence of marijuana. Many of those arrested said they did not know that DUI laws applied to marijuana. Please be careful and don’t drive high. Read more…