Tag: drug arrests

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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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September 26, 2014
09/26/2014
Man Forgets 140 Pounds of Weed in Rental Car

Man Forgets 140 Pounds of Weed in Rental Car

Authorities say they received a call earlier this week from a Hertz Rent-A-Car location near Albuquerque International Sunport claiming that a customer had just turned in a...
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September 25, 2014
09/25/2014
Tips for Buying Legal Weed in Colorado: DUIs Are Real, Be Careful

Tips for Buying Legal Weed in Colorado: DUIs Are Real, Be Careful

It’s easy to see how the easily accessible retail marijuana market has made the Colorado police nervous, which has led to campaigns to inform the public about...
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September 25, 2014
09/25/2014
Albania Destroys Marijuana Worth $8.2 Billion

Albania Destroys Marijuana Worth $8.2 Billion

Albania’s Interior Ministry says the country’s authorities have destroyed 102 tons of marijuana and 530,000 cannabis plants since March with an estimated market value of 6.4 billion euro ($8.2...
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September 24, 2014
09/24/2014
Padre’s Cabrera Arrested for Marijuana DUI

Padre’s Cabrera Arrested for Marijuana DUI

Recently, San Diego Padre’s shortstop, Everth Cabrera, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. Really, this story is less about the MLB’s stance...
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September 23, 2014
09/23/2014
D.C. Committee Votes to Seal Marijuana Possession Records

D.C. Committee Votes to Seal Marijuana Possession Records

Last week, the D.C. Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety voted unanimously to support B20-467, legislation that would allow individuals to file a motion to seal records relating to offenses...
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September 19, 2014
09/19/2014
Man Throws Drug-Filled Football Over State Prison Fence

Man Throws Drug-Filled Football Over State Prison Fence

Christen Deon-Sterling Moore’s decision to throw a drug-filled football over a state prison fence resulted in a prison sentence of 17 to 60 months on two counts...
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September 12, 2014
09/12/2014
Tennessee Man Arrested for Drugs After Butt-Dialing 911

Tennessee Man Arrested for Drugs After Butt-Dialing 911

Tennessee police say they arrested a man for drugs after he pocket-dialed 911 and dispatchers heard him talking about getting high and going to a drug dealer’s...
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September 12, 2014
09/12/2014
Baltimore Police Publicly Sodomize Man While Looking for Drugs

Baltimore Police Publicly Sodomize Man While Looking for Drugs

The mean streets of the drug war are full of uniformed scoundrels who are itching to shakedown the average citizen for drug possession. However, in Baltimore, Maryland,...
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September 11, 2014
09/11/2014
Marijuana Case vs. 1980s Subway Shooter Bernie Goetz Dismissed

Marijuana Case vs. 1980s Subway Shooter Bernie Goetz Dismissed

A low-level marijuana case against 1980s subway shooter Bernie Goetz has been dismissed after a judge concluded the clock ran out for trying it. Goetz was busted...
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September 11, 2014
09/11/2014
Border Patrol Seizes More Than Half Million in Marijuana

Border Patrol Seizes More Than Half Million in Marijuana

Border Patrol agents stopped a vehicle that tried to illegally drive into the United States today and seized more than a half millions dollars in abandoned marijuana. Agents...
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September 8, 2014
09/08/2014
UK Arthritis Patient Punished for Using Cannabis

UK Arthritis Patient Punished for Using Cannabis

55 year old Andrew Foster of Torquay openly admitted to production and possession of cannabis but claimed he was doing so purely for medicinal purposes. Foster suffers...
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September 2, 2014
09/02/2014
Italy Poised to Release 10,000 Cannabis Inmates

Italy Poised to Release 10,000 Cannabis Inmates

Italy is poised to release about ten thousand inmates due to a shift in sentencing laws that eases punishment for cannabis use, growth and possession. The change...
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