Tag: law enforcement

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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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August 7, 2014
08/07/2014
Florida Cop Sends Illegal Email to Voters Re: Medical Marijuana

Florida Cop Sends Illegal Email to Voters Re: Medical Marijuana

A North Miami Beach police officer is so worried about the possibility of Florida approving medical marijuana in the November election that he distributed a mass email...
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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 4, 2014
08/04/2014
Does the Smell of Marijuana Smoke Violates Your Rights?

Does the Smell of Marijuana Smoke Violates Your Rights?

Ever since recreational marijuana sales got started earlier this month in Washington state, some residents have been complaining that they cannot relax in their backyard without having...
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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 28, 2014
07/28/2014
At Colorado’s Borders, a Dividing Line Over Marijuana

At Colorado’s Borders, a Dividing Line Over Marijuana

The legal marijuana market in Colorado has created a bonanza for “green entrepreneurs” and tax collectors in the state. At the same time, it has put pressure...
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July 25, 2014
07/25/2014
Seattle police: African-Americans and Homeless Ticketed Most for Pot

Seattle police: African-Americans and Homeless Ticketed Most for Pot

An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African-American males are more likely to be ticketed...
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