Tag: drug arrests

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March 4, 2015
03/04/2015
55 Years for Selling Weed? Ret. Judge Blasts Mandatory Minimum Laws

55 Years for Selling Weed? Ret. Judge Blasts Mandatory Minimum Laws

Former Utah circuit judge Paul Cassell is speaking out against mandatory minimums and the unjust nature of the court system that required him to impose massively overblown...
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February 25, 2015
02/25/2015
Canadian Cannabis Hero, Don Briere, Finally Thriving

Canadian Cannabis Hero, Don Briere, Finally Thriving

Canadian man and godfather of BC cannabis, Don Briere, has opened 8 new cannabis retail stores in British Columbia. Why should we care? Don Briere makes Marc...
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February 3, 2015
02/03/2015
Jurors Can’t Know Pot Growers Are Patients

Jurors Can’t Know Pot Growers Are Patients

Imagine you are a juror in the federal trial of five people charged with growing and distributing marijuana in northeastern Washington. The prosecution cannot present any direct...
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February 2, 2015
02/02/2015
Pot Arrests Plunge in NYC After Policy Change

Pot Arrests Plunge in NYC After Policy Change

New York City’s pledge to stop making many marijuana arrests is playing out on the streets, where arrests and summonses for small-time pot possession have plummeted since...
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January 28, 2015
01/28/2015
DPA Report: Employment Rates Rise Due to CO Cannabis Legalization

DPA Report: Employment Rates Rise Due to CO Cannabis Legalization

The industry created over ten thousand new jobs and brought in approximately $19 million a month. Rather than bringing about the end of society as we know...
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January 20, 2015
01/20/2015
New Policy Greatly Restricts Federal Asset Forfeiture Program

New Policy Greatly Restricts Federal Asset Forfeiture Program

Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new policy, effective immediately, that will greatly restrict the ability of state and local police forces to use federal law to...
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January 14, 2015
01/14/2015
Ganja Claus Spreading Holiday Cheer Arrested for Gifting Pot

Ganja Claus Spreading Holiday Cheer Arrested for Gifting Pot

A man calling himself Santa Claus was recently arrested in Seaside, CA for the most awesome crime ever — giving out weed.
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January 7, 2015
01/07/2015
Georgia Middle School Teacher Charged for Letting Students Smoke Weed

Georgia Middle School Teacher Charged for Letting Students Smoke Weed

A Chereokee middle school teacher may face up to three misdemeanor charges involving the use of cannabis and allowing for minors to use cannabis. 40 year old...
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January 6, 2015
01/06/2015
Florida Residents Form Human Shield to Prevent Police From Arresting Man for Weed

Florida Residents Form Human Shield to Prevent Police From Arresting Man for Weed

An army of Florida police officers was nearly impaled and used to decorate the lawn of a Delray Beach residence last weekend, when a mob of angry...
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December 29, 2014
12/29/2014
Police Stealing Weed From the Police

Police Stealing Weed From the Police

A Richmond police officer was found in possession of 3 pounds of cannabis at his home. Authorities say Veteran K-9 officer Joe Avila will likely not...
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December 22, 2014
12/22/2014
Japan’s Deep History With Cannabis Contradicts Current Laws

Japan’s Deep History With Cannabis Contradicts Current Laws

Up until the mid 1940′s, cannabis enjoyed unprecedented acceptance (praise, even) in Japan. There are even records of Ninja training by jumping over cannabis!
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December 19, 2014
12/19/2014
The Top Five Marijuana Data Points of 2014

The Top Five Marijuana Data Points of 2014

The year 2014 may be looked back on as the watershed year that nationwide legalization of marijuana hit the tipping point. Aside from marijuana becoming legalized in two...
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December 1, 2014
12/01/2014
NYPD Begins Enforcing Less Severe Cannabis Policy

NYPD Begins Enforcing Less Severe Cannabis Policy

Last week New York City police shifted their policy of cannabis enforcement to one that is less harsh for those found in possession of cannabis.
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November 18, 2014
11/18/2014
Book Review: Marijuana Grow Bible, by Robert Bergman

Book Review: Marijuana Grow Bible, by Robert Bergman

Some of the information in this freely downloadable ebook is useful. Other tidbits are demonstrably false. And some of the book’s advice, if followed uncritically, could lead...
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November 13, 2014
11/13/2014
Over 56,000 Fewer Marijuana Arrests in 2013

Over 56,000 Fewer Marijuana Arrests in 2013

The FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2013 is out and shows fewer than 700,000 arrests nationwide for marijuana for the first time in a decade. An estimated 693,482...
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November 11, 2014
11/11/2014
Marijuana May Mean Ticket, Not Arrest, in New York City

Marijuana May Mean Ticket, Not Arrest, in New York City

The New York Police Department, which has been arresting tens of thousands of people a year for low-level marijuana possession, is poised to stop making such arrests...
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October 28, 2014
10/28/2014
Man Texts His Probation Officer for Weed, Gets Sent Back to Jail

Man Texts His Probation Officer for Weed, Gets Sent Back to Jail

Another example of the silly things that can happen when people misuse technology comes in the form of Alvin Cross Jr. of Albany, who text his probation...
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October 14, 2014
10/14/2014
Big DEA Raid, Medical Cannabis Cultivators Fight Back in Court

Big DEA Raid, Medical Cannabis Cultivators Fight Back in Court

Two years ago, in October of 2012, DEA agents and local officers in Ramona, California kicked in the door of the Little’s home and arrested both Mr....
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October 2, 2014
10/02/2014
Loophole in Harsh Japanese Drug Law Allows CBD

Loophole in Harsh Japanese Drug Law Allows CBD

In Japan, restrictions on cannabis are far more harsh than in the U.S. In fact, Japanese drug law is the harshest in the world, with penalties of...
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September 29, 2014
09/29/2014
Las Vegas Police Bust Pot Grower Who Put His Crop on YouTube

Las Vegas Police Bust Pot Grower Who Put His Crop on YouTube

Bragging about an illegal marijuana operation and posting it on YouTube for the whole world to see is, well, maybe not the best idea. The Las Vegas...
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