Tag: drug arrests

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August 22, 2014
08/22/2014
Marijuana Supplier Named Pot Playboy Gets 27 Years

Marijuana Supplier Named Pot Playboy Gets 27 Years

A Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York’s biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy was sentenced Wednesday to 27 years in prison...
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August 21, 2014
08/21/2014
Steelers Running Backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount Charged With Marijuana Possession

Steelers Running Backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount Charged With Marijuana Possession

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon, when a 20 gram bag of marijuana...
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August 20, 2014
08/20/2014
Jackie Chan’s Son Becomes Unwitting Star in China’s Anti-Drug Campaign

Jackie Chan’s Son Becomes Unwitting Star in China’s Anti-Drug Campaign

During a morning news segment, CCTV aired pixelated footage showing Jaycee Chan, the son of martial arts legend Jackie Chan, being interrogated by police about drug possession....
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August 19, 2014
08/19/2014
Pot Arrests Generate Bank for Law Enforcement, Have Racial Bias

Pot Arrests Generate Bank for Law Enforcement, Have Racial Bias

Latino and Black people are over 3 times more likely to suffer harsh judicial consequences for cannabis possession than Caucasians, even though the rate of consumption is...
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August 15, 2014
08/15/2014
The Share of Arrests for Marijuana Possession Has More Than Tripled Since 1991

The Share of Arrests for Marijuana Possession Has More Than Tripled Since 1991

While the number of arrests for all offenses has declined nationally since 1991, the share of arrests related to simple marijuana possession has more than tripled over the same...
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August 14, 2014
08/14/2014
Know Your Rights: Being Stopped on the Street

Know Your Rights: Being Stopped on the Street

Have you ever felt that rush of panic when being approached by a police officer when you have marijuana in your possession? The Leaf Online shares some...
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August 13, 2014
08/13/2014
Comedian Randy Credico’s Deadly Serious Quest to Run New York

Comedian Randy Credico’s Deadly Serious Quest to Run New York

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is widely expected to cruise to an easy victory in the Democratic primary on September 9, despite festering influence-peddling scandals, despite his...
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August 12, 2014
08/12/2014
Marc Emery to Be Released from US Custody Today, Return to Canada

Marc Emery to Be Released from US Custody Today, Return to Canada

After serving a five-year prison sentence for selling marijuana seeds to U.S. customers, Vancouver’s Marc Emery is expected to cross the border back into Canada today. His...
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August 11, 2014
08/11/2014
Operation Shattered: “…And Now We Are F’cked”

Operation Shattered: “…And Now We Are F’cked”

I don’t even want to talk about this, but I am going to and I don’t intend to mince words. In the long run I do believe...
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August 6, 2014
08/06/2014
Help Us Reach the Marijuana Tipping Point

Help Us Reach the Marijuana Tipping Point

Dear NORML members and supporters, It is nearly impossible to detect the precise moment when support for a change in social policy reaches the “tipping point”, but...
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August 6, 2014
08/06/2014
Since Marijuana Legalization, Highway Fatalities in Colorado Are at Near-Historic Lows

Since Marijuana Legalization, Highway Fatalities in Colorado Are at Near-Historic Lows

Here’s a month-by-month comparison of highway fatalities in Colorado through the first seven months of this year and last year.  As you can see, highway fatalities this...
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August 4, 2014
08/04/2014
Lockn’ Festival: Choose Your Location Wisely, Keep Us Safe

Lockn’ Festival: Choose Your Location Wisely, Keep Us Safe

When it comes to throwing huge festivals which feature well known classic stoner favorites such as Furthur and more, we’d hope that festival organizers would keep the...
By: Rae Lland
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August 1, 2014
08/01/2014
80% of Marijuana Citations Issued by One Seattle Police Officer

80% of Marijuana Citations Issued by One Seattle Police Officer

The officer who issued the majority of Seattle marijuana citations sometimes wrote notes on the tickets. In one note on a ticket he issued, the officer “indicated...
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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
Operation Shattered: Feds Target BHO Manufacturing in Washington State

Operation Shattered: Feds Target BHO Manufacturing in Washington State

On July 22, the federal government initiated “Operation Shattered” with the stated intention of cracking down on individuals involved in causing butane hash oil-related explosions in Washington...
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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
Study: Arrests for Marijuana Offenses Increasing in Many States

Study: Arrests for Marijuana Offenses Increasing in Many States

Law enforcement in many states are making a greater number of marijuana arrests than ever before despite polling data showing that the majority of Americans believe that the adult...
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July 30, 2014
07/30/2014
Are Law Enforcement Officers Ignorant?

Are Law Enforcement Officers Ignorant?

I assumed that law enforcement know that marijuana is pretty safe and causes much less havoc than even alcohol or cigarettes. A recent story from Bakersfield, CA,...
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July 29, 2014
07/29/2014
Another Brutal NYPD Arrest Caught on Tape, This Time for Petty Marijuana Possession

Another Brutal NYPD Arrest Caught on Tape, This Time for Petty Marijuana Possession

The New York Police Department (NYPD) is the star of yet another cellphone video of an arrest that may have involved excessive force. You can watch the...
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July 22, 2014
07/22/2014
264 Charged With Marijuana Possession Since Philadelphia City Council Voted to Decriminalize

264 Charged With Marijuana Possession Since Philadelphia City Council Voted to Decriminalize

On June 19th, Philadelphia City Council voted to decriminalize the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, but in the month following the bill’s passing, 264...
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July 21, 2014
07/21/2014
Hundreds of Low-Level Marijuana Offenses Could Be Thrown Out in Brooklyn

Hundreds of Low-Level Marijuana Offenses Could Be Thrown Out in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn District Attorney, Kenneth Thompson, has assembled a team that is reviewing hundreds of low-level marijuana offenses that the department could decline to prosecute, DNAinfo reports. Last...
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July 21, 2014
07/21/2014
US Sentencing Commission Votes Unanimously to Make Drug Sentencing Reductions Retroactive

US Sentencing Commission Votes Unanimously to Make Drug Sentencing Reductions Retroactive

The US Sentencing Commission Friday voted unanimously to make previously agreed upon federal drug sentencing reductions retroactive. That means tens of thousands of federal drug prisoners could...
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