Washington has already begun training new police dogs that do not alert police to marijuana, and Colorado is now getting on board. It’s crucial for these two states to train new police dogs because marijuana is no longer illegal, and a false alarm from a drug dog for marijuana would lead to an illegal search.
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Reason-Rupe has just released new polling data that revealed only a minuscule percentage of Americans believe that marijuana use and possession should result in jail time. When asked which approach they thought the government and law enforcement should take toward someone found smoking marijuana or in possession of Read More »
The 5th monthly Smoke Down Prohibition rally in Philadelphia ended with police breaking through the crowd to arrest several individuals for smoking marijuana, including the primary organizer of the event and the man that was speaking at the time. Several, including New Jersey Senate candidate Don DeZarn, were given citations and released.
Advocates applaud Illinois legislature on HB1, but pledge to pursue follow-up bill to improve the law The Illinois Senate voted 35-21 today to pass HB1, the “Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act,” which creates a framework to protect physicians and certain qualified medical marijuana patients Read More »
New York Senator Liz Krueger revealed a draft of her bill “Marijuana Regulation, and Taxation Act” last week. The legalization bill resembles Colorado’s Amendment 64, allowing 6 plants for home growers. Marijuana would be regulated by the New York State Liquor Authority and taxed up to $50 an ounce.
Who: Federal defendant Ronnie Chang and his atty Michael J. McCabe Esq. What: Gag Order Hearing in Federal Medical Marijuana Case, then Press Conference with Mayor Bob Filner When: 2:00PM – Monday, May 20, 2013 Mayor’s Press Conference to Read More »
Yesterday was the public’s first look at the new Washington State marijuana logo, as well the state’s first draft of marijuana laws. Let other Weedists know in this poll and leave your comment below. Read More »
Washington’s Liquor Control Board released draft regulations for the state’s legal marijuana industry yesterday. The draft regulations include: Tracking marijuana from seed to store, most likely setting up a system similar to Colorado’s. Limiting the number of retail stores in each county. Growers and processors will not be limited in... Read More »
by Adam Klasfeld, May 15, 2013 An accountability expert described a possible way to reform New York City’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy as the evidence phase in a trial on the issue wound down Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin, who is deciding the case without a jury, has heard roughly... Read More »