Tag: law enforcement

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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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August 1, 2014
08/01/2014
80% of Marijuana Citations Issued by One Seattle Police Officer

80% of Marijuana Citations Issued by One Seattle Police Officer

The officer who issued the majority of Seattle marijuana citations sometimes wrote notes on the tickets. In one note on a ticket he issued, the officer “indicated...
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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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July 22, 2014
07/22/2014
264 Charged With Marijuana Possession Since Philadelphia City Council Voted to Decriminalize

264 Charged With Marijuana Possession Since Philadelphia City Council Voted to Decriminalize

On June 19th, Philadelphia City Council voted to decriminalize the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana, but in the month following the bill’s passing, 264...
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July 17, 2014
07/17/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.16)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.16)

A CBD cannabis oil bill becomes law in Missouri, the District of Columbia expands its medical marijuana program, Michigan prepares to improve its program, Berkeley will provide...
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July 16, 2014
07/16/2014
In Ohio, Stances on Marijuana Are Changing

In Ohio, Stances on Marijuana Are Changing

Ohio has recently seen increased support for allowing adults to choose to consume marijuana, according to Cincinnati.com. Public opinion nationally is at an all time high, with...
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July 15, 2014
07/15/2014
NYPD Says It Will Continue to Make Pot Arrests Regardless of DA Memo

NYPD Says It Will Continue to Make Pot Arrests Regardless of DA Memo

NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the DA’s words “really does not change the working circumstances of police officers who are in the field.” He maintains that...
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July 14, 2014
07/14/2014
Florida Men Facing Life in Prison for Colorado Pot Products

Florida Men Facing Life in Prison for Colorado Pot Products

A couple of Florida men busted in Oklahoma City recently for transporting a substantial amount of hash and various other legal cannabis products purchased in Colorado are...
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