Tag: law enforcement

(347 posts)
April 24, 2014
04/24/2014
Proposal to Limit Prosecutions of Marijuana Cases in Brooklyn

Proposal to Limit Prosecutions of Marijuana Cases in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn district attorney’s office will stop prosecuting people arrested on charges of possessing small amounts of marijuana, according to a confidential policy proposal that the district...
By: NY Farmer
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April 24, 2014
04/24/2014
This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories (2014.04.23)

This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories (2014.04.23)

An Alabama deputy gets stung, a Baltimore cop gets jail for beating on a drug suspect, and a Texas jail guard gets to see the other side...
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April 23, 2014
04/23/2014
Colorado Marijuana Law Frustrates Nebraska Law Officers

Colorado Marijuana Law Frustrates Nebraska Law Officers

Some Nebraska law enforcement officers are increasingly frustrated that their agencies have to bear the cost of jailing and prosecuting people for drug violations tied to Colorado’s legalized...
By: NY Farmer
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April 23, 2014
04/23/2014
“Hundreds, Perhaps Thousands” Could Be Freed Under New Federal Clemency Rules

“Hundreds, Perhaps Thousands” Could Be Freed Under New Federal Clemency Rules

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Justice Department will soon release new, more expansive criteria for recommending federal prisoner clemency applications for President Obama to...
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April 23, 2014
04/23/2014
Arizona Court Rules on DUI Law for Marijuana Users

Arizona Court Rules on DUI Law for Marijuana Users

Authorities can’t prosecute Arizona motorists for driving under the influence of marijuana, unless the person is impaired at the time of the stop, the state Supreme Court...
By: NY Farmer
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April 22, 2014
04/22/2014
Five Medical Marijuana Patients From Washington State Proceed to Trial in Federal Court

Five Medical Marijuana Patients From Washington State Proceed to Trial in Federal Court

Family members from a rural area of eastern Washington are expected to go to trial next month on federal marijuana charges, despite the Obama Administration’s repeated claims...
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April 22, 2014
04/22/2014
Colorado Abandons Medical Marijuana Crackdown

Colorado Abandons Medical Marijuana Crackdown

Colorado appears to be giving up on its effort to crackdown on medical marijuana growers using a legal loophole to grow high numbers of pot plants without...
By: NY Farmer
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April 18, 2014
04/18/2014
Nebraska in Top 10 Marijuana Strict States

Nebraska in Top 10 Marijuana Strict States

A list compiled by an addiction treatment organization lists Nebraska as one of the nation’s most strict when it comes to marijuana arrests. According to the data, Nebraska...
By: NY Farmer
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April 17, 2014
04/17/2014
This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories (2014.04.15)

This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories (2014.04.15)

A notorious New York City narc goes on desk duty, an Alabama prison guard gets mixed up with meth, a Florida cop is in trouble for slinging...
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April 17, 2014
04/17/2014
VIP Cannabis Says It Is No Longer Selling Medical Marijuana

VIP Cannabis Says It Is No Longer Selling Medical Marijuana

VIP Cannabis was among a group of medical marijuana businesses that were allowed to operate while the state processed their license applications, a process that dragged on...
By: NY Farmer
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April 11, 2014
04/11/2014
Feds OK Pot Background Checks by Washington State

Feds OK Pot Background Checks by Washington State

After a year of requests, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it is giving Washington state access to a FBI database, so it can conduct nationwide background...
By: NY Farmer
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April 10, 2014
04/10/2014
Eric Holder Testifies Before Congressional Committee, Fields Questions on Pot (Video)

Eric Holder Testifies Before Congressional Committee, Fields Questions on Pot (Video)

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder faced tough questioning from the House Judiciary Committee this week about the federal government’s marijuana stance. The committee specifically pressed Holder on marijuana’s classification...
By: NY Farmer
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April 9, 2014
04/09/2014
This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories (2014.04.08)

This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories (2014.04.08)

Another jail guard dope smuggler, another cop with a pain pill problem, another cop brought down by a sting, another cop selling cocaine, and yet another cop...
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April 9, 2014
04/09/2014
Study: Enactment of Medical Cannabis Laws Not Associated With Higher Crime Rates

Study: Enactment of Medical Cannabis Laws Not Associated With Higher Crime Rates

The enactment of medicinal cannabis laws is not associated with any rise in statewide criminal activity and may even be related to reductions in incidences of violent crime, according...
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April 8, 2014
04/08/2014
Can Cannabis Cut Car Crashes?

Can Cannabis Cut Car Crashes?

A study published by the online journal PLOS One suggests that the substitution of marijuana for alcohol, assuming it happens, could affect crime rates as well as...
By: NY Farmer
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April 8, 2014
04/08/2014
Kansas SWAT Raids Home for Cannabis, Finds Tea

Kansas SWAT Raids Home for Cannabis, Finds Tea

In what will surely go into the annals of history as one of the most sterling examples of intelligent police work, a Kansas SWAT team raided the...
By: Devilmonk
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April 7, 2014
04/07/2014
City Ban on Pot Gardens Upheld in Wash. State

City Ban on Pot Gardens Upheld in Wash. State

Medical marijuana is still illegal in Washington state, an appeals court ruled as it upheld the City of Kent’s ban on medical marijuana collective gardens. The Cannabis...
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April 7, 2014
04/07/2014
California Wants to Bust Sober Stoners for DUI

California Wants to Bust Sober Stoners for DUI

California lawmakers want to bust marijuana users for DUI, even when they are not stoned. A recent proposal introduced in the state legislature would make it illegal...
By: NY Farmer
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April 7, 2014
04/07/2014
Eric Holder Would Be ‘Glad to Work With Congress’ to Reschedule Marijuana

Eric Holder Would Be ‘Glad to Work With Congress’ to Reschedule Marijuana

Under the federal Controlled Substances Act, the attorney general has the authority to “remove any drug or other substance from the schedules if he finds that the...
By: NY Farmer
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April 7, 2014
04/07/2014
What’s Up With the Multi Level Marketing of Hemp-Derived CBD?

What’s Up With the Multi Level Marketing of Hemp-Derived CBD?

Ladybud raises serious concerns about how the marketing of Hemp-Derived CBD is being conducted. “The whole topic has caused a huge deal of conflict in the Medical...
By: NY Farmer
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