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  • How snitches can make money from asset forfeitures

    Confidential informants can receive a cut of assets seized in the controversial program.

    February 1, 2017

    Law enforcement is not the only group profiting off of civil asset forfeitures — confidential informants get a cut too. According to FBI documents posted by The Intercept, snitches are eligible to “receive compensation of up to 25 percent of the net value of the forfeited property,

  • More celebrities bringing cannabis brands to the market

    Celebrity cannabis products are hitting the shelves, including ones from Melissa Etheridge, Montel Williams, and Damian Marley.

    October 12, 2016

    Snoop Dogg debuted Leafs by Snoop in 2015, and pot products from brands by Tommy Chong, Whoopi Goldberg, Willie Nelson and the family of Bob Marley all hit the shelves earlier this year.

    Now, a second round of celebrity canna-business brands is making waves. While some are launching their own brands,

  • High Times sued for $6 million

    A former CEO claims he got axed for trying to do his job.

    October 11, 2016

    David Kohl, the former CEO of High Times, is suing the company after being “fired without notice by sales boss Matt Stang,” reports the New York Post.  Kohl, who has previously worked for Viacom, Nokia, and Xbox, was hired by the magazine to usher the counter-cultural book into the era of legal weed.