Last year Bossip reported on Charlo Greene who quit while live on Alaskan TV to open a marijuana dispensary. Well, Alaska is not as forward thinking as California, Wa. State, or Oregon when it comes to weed and she has been charged with 8 criminal counts which could lead to a lengthy prison sentence.
Greene quickly became a full-time cannabis advocate, working to help Alaskans access pot after the state became the third in the US to legalize recreational pot in November 2014.
But despite the voter-approved initiative, Alaska has not helped her start a legitimate marijuana operation. On the contrary, the state launched a series of undercover operations and raids at her club, ultimately charging her with eight serious criminal offenses of “misconduct involving a controlled substance”.
If convicted, she could face 24 years behind bars.
“It’s almost dizzying when you try to make sense of it,” Greene said in an exclusive interview with the Guardian about her upcoming trial. “It could literally cost me the rest of my adult life.”
The tragic killings of black men at the hands of police officers this week is no doubt going to make fodder for politicians during this election year.
The presidential hopeful is taking the opportunity to put her outrage on full display.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said on Friday that white people must do more to understand the experiences that African-Americans have had with police officers.
Speaking with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Clinton made the remarks in response to questions about why she believes she’s more qualified than presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump to close the racial divide in America.
“I will call for white people, like myself, to put ourselves in the shoes of those African-American families, who fear every time their children go somewhere, who have to have the talk about … how to really protect themselves, when they are the ones who should be expecting protection from encounters with the police,” Clinton said.
“I’m going to be talking to white people. I think we are the ones who have to start listening to the legitimate cries that are coming from our African-American fellow citizens, and we have so much more to be done, and we have got to get about the business of doing it,” said Clinton. “We can’t be engaging in hateful rhetoric or incitement of violence. We need to bring people together.”
Athletes may be heroes to some, role models to others, but in the eyes of the law, some of them are just plain ol’ criminals.
It’s not even just low key ballers, some of the highest profile competitors we’ve ever know have been found guilty of committing some of the most heinous, tragic and downright stupid crimes imaginable.
Check out Bossip’s short list of some of the most well-known sports offenders here.
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