Tag: drug arrests

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March 30, 2015
03/30/2015
Racism Persists Even With Changing Attitudes About Cannabis

Racism Persists Even With Changing Attitudes About Cannabis

A shocking example of this comes in form of the arrest and subsequent abuse of business woman Kam Brock — a black woman who was pulled over...
By: Rae Lland
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March 26, 2015
03/26/2015
Report: Racial Disparities in Arrests Persist With Legal Pot

Report: Racial Disparities in Arrests Persist With Legal Pot

The legalization of marijuana in Colorado hasn’t solved the racial disparities in enforcement that drug-policy reformers had hoped to end, with blacks still far more likely than...
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March 18, 2015
03/18/2015
Bill Maher Champions Legal Weed On Real Time

Bill Maher Champions Legal Weed On Real Time

Maher said the generic, canned justification politicians give about their pot past is to claim that they were just young and stupid; a silly child who learned...
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March 16, 2015
03/16/2015
Senator Booker’s Drug Reform Argument Touts Reason Over Morality

Senator Booker’s Drug Reform Argument Touts Reason Over Morality

Democratic New Jersey Senator, Cory Booker, recently gave an interview wherein he laid out some very logical, rational reasons to reform our national drug policy and incarceration...
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March 16, 2015
03/16/2015
NYPD Commish Blames Cannabis for City’s Homicide Rate

NYPD Commish Blames Cannabis for City’s Homicide Rate

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton recently took to the podium and directly blamed marijuana for a jump in the city’s homicide rate.
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March 12, 2015
03/12/2015
DEA Agent Speaks Out: We Were Told Not to Enforce Drug Laws in Rich Communities

DEA Agent Speaks Out: We Were Told Not to Enforce Drug Laws in Rich Communities

As the lies that keep the drug war alive begin to come unglued, many of the police officers and government agents who made it possible are now...
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March 9, 2015
03/09/2015
Lawsuit Officially Filed Against Colorado for Legal Cannabis

Lawsuit Officially Filed Against Colorado for Legal Cannabis

Among those who filed the lawsuit are six Colorado sheriffs, four Nebraska sheriffs as well as two county attorneys from Nebraska and Kansas.
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March 5, 2015
03/05/2015
Kettle Falls Defendants Acquitted on 4 of 5 Counts

Kettle Falls Defendants Acquitted on 4 of 5 Counts

In a dramatic and unexpected conclusion to a widely criticized federal prosecution, the jury for the criminal trial of the so-called Kettle Falls Five has voted to...
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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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