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October 1, 2014
10/01/2014
Seattle Cannabis Tickets Dismissed Due to Officers ‘Political Motivation’

Seattle Cannabis Tickets Dismissed Due to Officers ‘Political Motivation’

One officer disagrees with the legalization of cannabis and has apparently been taking it out on the people of Seattle. In one incident, Jokela wrote that he...
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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 26, 2014
09/26/2014
‘Scratch & Sniff’ Cards to Help Detect Cannabis Factories in Northern Ireland

‘Scratch & Sniff’ Cards to Help Detect Cannabis Factories in Northern Ireland

“Scratch & sniff” cards are to be distributed by police officers to the public in Northern Ireland so people will recognize the smell of cannabis growing. The scratch...
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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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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
Know Your Rights: Traffic Stops

Know Your Rights: Traffic Stops

What should you do if you get pulled over by the police with cannabis in your vehicle? If you know your rights, you may be able to...
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August 27, 2014
08/27/2014
One Seattle Police Officer Wrote 80% of City Pot Tickets

One Seattle Police Officer Wrote 80% of City Pot Tickets

Weed is now legal in Washington state. However, you can still be issued a citation/ticket if you are found using cannabis in one of the aforementioned “no-no”...
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August 25, 2014
08/25/2014
Police Chiefs and Politicians: The New Faces of Corporate Medical Marijuana in B.C.

Police Chiefs and Politicians: The New Faces of Corporate Medical Marijuana in B.C.

Seeking to profit from Canada’s new medical marijuana regulations — which put the production and sale of high-grade weed into the hands of corporations and penny-stock outfits...
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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 21, 2014
08/21/2014
Public Funds Paying for “Educational Tour” Against Oregon Marijuana Initiative

Public Funds Paying for “Educational Tour” Against Oregon Marijuana Initiative

014 Proponents of Measure 91, which would make marijuana legal for adults in Oregon and regulate cultivation and retail sales, are up in arms at the discovery that federal funds are being...
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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 19, 2014
08/19/2014
Driving High in the Mile High: Colorado’s Drugged Driving Law

Driving High in the Mile High: Colorado’s Drugged Driving Law

Prior to Amendment 64, Colorado had a decriminalized outlook on marijuana while driving, meaning that getting caught with pot was the equivalent of running a stop sign....
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August 18, 2014
08/18/2014
California Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Dies

California Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Dies

A controversial bill that would have imposed statewide regulations on California’s multi-billion dollar medical marijuana industry died yesterday in Sacramento. The bill, Senate Bill 1262, was blocked by...
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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 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 7, 2014
08/07/2014
Barcelona’s Booming Cannabis Clubs Turn Spain Into ‘Holland of the South’

Barcelona’s Booming Cannabis Clubs Turn Spain Into ‘Holland of the South’

Catalonia’s public health agency has proposed strict new measures to regulate cannabis clubs in the region, amid claims that Barcelona is on its way to rivaling Amsterdam...
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