Tag: law enforcement

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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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July 14, 2014
07/14/2014
The Smell of Marijuana is No Longer Justification for Searches in Massachusetts

The Smell of Marijuana is No Longer Justification for Searches in Massachusetts

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ruled Wednesday that police officers cannot search vehicles based solely upon the smell of unburnt marijuana, Boston.com reports. The court had...
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July 10, 2014
07/10/2014
Florida Man Killed in SWAT Raid Over Small-Time Marijuana Sales

Florida Man Killed in SWAT Raid Over Small-Time Marijuana Sales

A Tampa, Florida, man was shot and killed by members of a SWAT team executing a search warrant over small-time marijuana sales on May 27. Jason Westcott,...
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July 2, 2014
07/02/2014
Analysis: Why Legal Marijuana Stores Won’t Matter Much in Seattle

Analysis: Why Legal Marijuana Stores Won’t Matter Much in Seattle

Except for tourists and the pot curious, who will each buy a few grams at most, the appeal of state-licensed recreational marijuana won’t go much farther than...
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July 1, 2014
07/01/2014
Philadelphia: City of Brotherly Love and Rogue Cops

Philadelphia: City of Brotherly Love and Rogue Cops

Things aren’t as sunny in Philadelphia as they may seem. Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey spoke out to announce his intention to continue arresting people for cannabis,...
By: Rae Lland
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June 30, 2014
06/30/2014
Colorado Sting Operations Fail to Bust Any Marijuana Shops for Sales to Minors

Colorado Sting Operations Fail to Bust Any Marijuana Shops for Sales to Minors

State regulators and state police recently performed sting operations on 20 different marijuana stores in the Denver and Pueblo areas to determine compliance with state law, reports...
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June 30, 2014
06/30/2014
SWAT Raid Burns Hole In Toddler

SWAT Raid Burns Hole In Toddler

Be warned: This was a hard story to read and it is difficult to write about. The tagline of the article reads: “Officers threw a flashbang grenade...
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June 27, 2014
06/27/2014
Number of Citations Issued for Public Marijuana Use in Denver Spikes in 2014

Number of Citations Issued for Public Marijuana Use in Denver Spikes in 2014

Public use of marijuana is prohibited throughout Colorado. Now six months into legalization, 7NEWS has discovered a spike in the number of citations issued in Denver. According...
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June 26, 2014
06/26/2014
Philadelphia’s Top Cop: We’ll Ignore Weed Decrim

Philadelphia’s Top Cop: We’ll Ignore Weed Decrim

The Philadelphia City Council just voted 13-3 to end the criminalization of an ounce or less of marijuana, however the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Police Commissioner Charles...
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June 24, 2014
06/24/2014
Philadelphia Bill Seeks to End Arrests in Cases of Minor Marijuana Possession

Philadelphia Bill Seeks to End Arrests in Cases of Minor Marijuana Possession

A bill that would allow Philadelphia’s police department to cease arrests in minor marijuana possession cases has passed the City Council with a veto-proof majority, Reading Eagle...
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June 20, 2014
06/20/2014
Massive Cloud of Marijuana Smoke Hangs Over Albanian Village

Massive Cloud of Marijuana Smoke Hangs Over Albanian Village

Plumes of pungent smoke rise above the small but prosperous southern Albanian village of Lazarat, while gunfire and the occasional rocket-propelled grenade or even mortar greet the...
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June 20, 2014
06/20/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.06.18)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.06.18)

High drama in New York as a medical marijuana bill goes down to the wire, congressmembers call on HHS to help unblock marijuana research, a limited CBD...
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