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story.lead_photo.caption Authorities seize 200 pounds of marijuana after stopping a tractor-trailer Sunday, May, 6, 2018, at the Alma weigh station.

ALMA — Arkansas Highway Police suspect hundreds of pounds of marijuana seized at a weigh station had likely been obtained legally in other parts of the country.

The Times Record reported that Highway Police have seized more than 770 pounds of marijuana at the Alma Weigh Station since April 21.

Highway Police Chief Jay Thompson said the marijuana recently seized from vehicles passing through the weigh station was concealed in "a more professional-type packaging" than police are used to. Thompson said the packaging indicates the pot came from a state that has legalized manufacturing of the drug.

The trucks containing the marijuana originated from California and Colorado, two states with legal recreational marijuana.

Recreational marijuana is legal in nine states, but Thompson stresses the importance for Highway Police to still seize the drug.

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  • Eyetrytoo
    May 16, 2018 at 5:25 p.m.

    "Thompson (Highway Police Chief Jay Thompson) said the packaging indicates the pot came from a state that has legalized manufacturing of the drug.

    The trucks containing the marijuana originated from California and Colorado, two states with legal recreational marijuana.

    Recreational marijuana is legal in nine states, but Thompson stresses the importance for Highway Police to still seize the drug." Hm-mm.....I bet these fine troopers have good reason "to still seize the drug." What might that reason be??

  • MaxCady
    May 16, 2018 at 7:03 p.m.

    Well, if it's legal, can I come get some??!!

  • joetaylor
    May 16, 2018 at 7:13 p.m.

    Cause it’s illegal in this state.

  • Toenails
    May 16, 2018 at 8:13 p.m.

    It all comes back to money. Any human being that wants another human to be put in a cage over marijuana is a truly evil person!

  • MaxCady
    May 16, 2018 at 10:38 p.m.

    Medicinal is legal and I got glaucoma!!

  • FireEyes
    May 17, 2018 at 1:04 p.m.

    Even where it's legal, the quantity a person can have at one time is limited. I do believe 70 pds would be over said limit in a state where it's legal!!!

    It's illegal here and I pray it stays that way. If you want the benefits of the oil, buy such but don't tell me you're wanting it for medicinal reasons if you're smoking it when another method works equally well. Most people smoke mary jane to get stoned, period. At least be honest. Personally, bring the stuff on my place, get run off with a shotgun!

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