Yesterday, the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board hit the Senate DFL caucus with a $100,000 fine for illegally coordinating activity between DFL candidates who were running for Senate seats last year.SEE ALSO: MNGOP accuses DFL of "using racist tactics" by darkening photo of Repu ... More >>
Jim Carlson days of selling synthetic drugs in Duluth appear to be over for good. Yesterday, he was convicted of 51 felony counts in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.THE BACKSTORY: Last Place owner Jim Carlson arrested again, one day after posting bailBut Carlson's precedent-setting conviction is ... More >>
After a battle spanning years, Duluth officials finally succeeded earlier this summer in temporarily closing Jim Carlson's Last Place on Earth store by persuading a judge to declare it a public nuisance.THE BACKSTORY: Last Place owner Jim Carlson arrested again, one day after posting bail But Minnes ... More >>
Despite the continuing best efforts of Duluth-area authorities, Jim Carlson's Last Place on Earth store is still open in downtown Duluth. Right now, the store isn't selling its notorious "incenses" thanks to a new city ordinance, but Carlson is trying to work around it and those products might retur ... More >>
If it wasn't already clear, it's now more apparent than ever that Duluth officials are bound and determined to shut down the Last Place on Earth once and for all.THE BACKSTORY: Jim Carlson's son allegedly sold bath salt used in recent overdose to an undercover agent Just one day after posting $480, ... More >>
Duluth officials regard The Last Place on Earth as a scourge on downtown and have been open about their desire to shut it down for some time. They got a perfect opportunity to do so when Jim Carlson's son allegedly sold an illegal bath salt to an undercover agent early last month.THE BACKSTORY: Jim ... More >>
By his own estimation, in 2011, Jim Carlson, owner of the Last Place on Earth in downtown Duluth, made $6 million selling synthetic marijuana and stimulants. But those high times have come to a crashing end.Last summer, Carlson's store was raided by feds. In December, he was charged with 54 violatio ... More >>
For Jim Carlson, owner of Duluth's Last Place on Earth head shop, the high times might be coming to an end.SEE ALSO: Adam Budge, 18, charged with murder following friend's synthetic drug overdoseIn a federal indictment unsealed today, Carlson and three colleagues are charged with 54 violations of th ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Duluth's Last Place on Earth raided as new synthetic drug crackdown goes into effectJim Carlson is known for making millions selling synthetic marijuana. Now, as the Grassroots Party's official presidential candidate, he wants to push for the real thing's legalization.Carlson is named as t ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Adam Budge, 18, charged with murder following friend's synthetic drug overdose-- House approves synthetic drug crackdown amid concern about prison overcrowdingJim Carlson, owner of Duluth's Last Place on Earth, has made millions of dollars selling synthetic drugs -- in fact, he estimated ... More >>
For the second consecutive session, a bill cracking down on synthetic drugs is advancing through the Minnesota legislature. Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee approved a bill that would reclassify selling synthetic drugs as a felony and expedite the process by which Minne ... More >>
The feds are finally coming after fake pot.The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has been taking aim at the chemical compounds in synthetic marijuana products for months, and tomorrow the agency is pulling the trigger. According to an advance copy of the agency's regulation obtained by ... More >>
Minnesota heads sock it to the feds.Marijuana legalization is on the back burner in Minnesota these days, but that hasn't stopped the state's stoners from opening up another front in the nation's drug wars.Four head shops from across the state recently joined together to sue the Drug Enforcem ... More >>
The prohibitions blinked first.The city that seemed so eager to criminalize synthetic marijuana isn't so sure anymore.In August, Duluth became the first city in Minnesota to enact a ban on the legal smoke products. But after getting slammed with a lawsuit by the local head-shop, they're suspe ... More >>
Duluth's synthetic-pot ban also outlaws hemp clothing and VapoRub?While California appears on the verge of legalizing real marijuana, Duluth just got itself sued for trying to ban fake marijuana. Duluth became the first city in Minnesota to ban the popular legal smokes in August, over the ob ... More >>
Let the prohibition begin!Here's some further evidence that your window to smoke synthetic cannabis is closing fast: The Duluth City Council is voting tonight on whether or not to ban the psychoactive "herbal incense" products that have flooded head-shop shelves over the past year.
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