“Because It’s Christmas” Florida Man Passed Out Marijuana to Random People

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Florida man is accused of passing out marijuana to random people in downtown St. Petersburg “because it’s Christmas.”

  • Cops: Man handed out pot to random people in downtown St. Pete
  • Affidavit: He told police he did it “because it’s Christmas”
  • Charged with marijuana possession with intent to distribute

The incident happened Saturday night at 16 2nd Street North, according to St. Petersburg Police.

Richard Spurrier, 67, was reportedly handing out bags of marijuana to random people on the streets.

One woman said she saw police approach Spurrier while he was passing out the marijuana.

“Yeah he was like, ‘Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas,’ and … the cop came right up behind him and was like, ‘What are you doing?’ ” Shannon Robinson said.

“When he took the marijuana after they arrested him, in his bag he had scales and like, another big bag of marijuana as well,” she said.

Spurrier is charged with marijuana possession with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to an arrest affidavit, Spurrier’s explanation for handing out bags of weed was “because it’s Christmas.”

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Do You Really Need The THC, What About CBD Oil?

CBD oil, a product not derived from marijuana but rather from hemp, has been growing increasingly popular in recent years. Moreover, it can be purchased by all.

“Hemp” is a term denoting strains of cannabis that are effectively THC-free (less than 0.3% THC). CBD oil does not cause a high and can be purchased outside of state’s medical marijuana program’s like FloridaOhioMinnesota and Texas. Marijuana laws do not apply to Hemp Based CBD oil.

CBD itself falls in the same family of compounds as THC, which are known as cannabinoids. There are 80 or so cannabinoids produced in cannabis, THC and CBD being by far the most abundant. Cannabinoids have profound effects on a system in the human body known as the endocannabinoid system which is responsible for making adjustments to the body to maintain a balanced state of health.

While THC binds with receptors in the brain resulting in the high experienced by marijuana users, CBD does not and is therefore non-intoxicating.

Many CBD oil users report substantial relief from their symptoms without the THC. This includes patients of dozens of conditions including epilepsy, digestive disorders, anxiety disordersdepression, chronic pain including fibromyalgia, and much more.

So, do you really need the THC? Unless you’re…

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CBD Analgesic Properties

It is no longer news that CBD is one of the most powerful medicinal compounds of medical marijuana. Therefore, just as medical marijuana is gaining popularity because of its medicinal values, so is CBD. Although CBD has great therapeutic potentials, its analgesic properties can never be overemphasized. The analgesic properties of CBD implies that CBD can alleviate or treat pain without resulting in loss of consciousness. It is apparent that many diseases and sicknesses including cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, HIV, Rheumatoid Arthritis, as well as neuropathy results in pain. Even though various medical conditions bring about different levels of pain, for most people, it affects their quality of life and well-being.

CBD’s analgesic properties are connected with its interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) of the body. CBD affects the endocannabinoid system (ECS) by influencing the body to use its own cannabinoids more effectively. This interaction prevents the total breakdown of all the cannabinoids in the body, thereby allowing them to help manage the imbalance of the immune system and to equally keep the homeostasis of the body.

The findings from a few studies have proven the analgesic properties of CBD. A 2008 review of studies indicated that CBD was very effective in pain management without resulting…

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Missouri Has Issued 22,000+ Medical Marijuana Cards since July

More Medical Marijuana Patients Than Expected in Missouri

MO – Close to 22,000 medical marijuana cards have been issued to MO residents since July 4, reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This amount of registered card holder was not expected to get that high before 2021.

Amendment 2 passed in early 2018, making cannabis legal for medical use. To qualify, patients with Crohn’s Disease, Glaucoma, HIV, IBS and several other qualifying medical conditions can visit with a qualified doctor and if eligible receive a Missouri medical marijuana cards. The state issued a qualifying conditions list, although they also left it up to the doctors discretion for weather medical marijuana will help other conditions not on the list.

Licenses for cultivation, processing, and Missouri dispensaries should be awarded by the Missouri department of Health by January 2020. Over 600 groups filed for 2,163 marijuana businesses applications to date. The state will issue 60 licenses to grow pot, 86 to make THC and CBD-infused products, and 192 dispensary licenses.

About time to get growing…