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Feds Prosecuted Even Fewer Marijuana Cases In 2019 As More States Legalize, New Data Shows - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Federal prosecutions for marijuana trafficking declined again in 2019, and drug possession cases overall saw an even more dramatic decline, according to a new report published by the U.S. Sentencing Commission on Monday.
DEA Proceeds With Marijuana Grow Licensing Applications - Canabis News
Law & Crime
The DEA first announced its intent to license private entities to grow Cannabis for FDA approved clinical trials in 2016.
You can’t be fired in N.J. for failing drug test because of medical marijuana, court rules - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
New Jersey’s top court ruled Tuesday that workers can’t be fired for failing a drug test because of medical marijuana.
DEA Admits State-Level Marijuana Legalization Reduces Illegal Market Demand - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently acknowledged in a report that state-level marijuana legalization reduces instances of illegal interstate trafficking.
Texas state crime labs won’t test suspected marijuana in low-level cases - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
The Texas Department of Public Safety said last week that it would not perform testing to distinguish between hemp and marijuana in misdemeanor cases.
Law Enforcement Is Trying To Be Cannabis Cool, But It’s Not Easy - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
How is a cop supposed to tell the difference between a consumer using a legal product, and an illegal consumer using or transporting a product from the illicit market?
Kansas City, MO mayor to pardon municipal violations for marijuana possession - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas said he will begin pardoning those who have received municipal violations for marijuana possession and those non-violent offenders who were convicted for having marijuana drug paraphernalia.
How do police officers spot high drivers? - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
It’s been over a month since recreational marijuana sales have been made legal in Illinois and medical marijuana was legalized in Missouri. So how do police officers spot high drivers on the road?
Colorado bill would protect employees from dismissal for off-duty cannabis use - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Lawmakers in Colorado are considering a measure that, if passed, could have wide-reaching implications on a controversial issue: employees facing dismissal from their places of work due to off-duty cannabis use.
Austin police will stop arrests, tickets in most low-level marijuana cases - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
The decision to back away from pursuing criminal charges against people with small amounts of pot comes after state lawmakers legalized hemp last year in a way that threw marijuana prosecution into chaos.
Pot seizures jumped at U.S. border in the year after Canada legalized cannabis - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Marijuana seizures at the U.S. border jumped in the year after Canada legalized recreational cannabis.
Illinois Governor Issues More Than 11,000 Pardons For Low-Level Marijuana Convictions - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Gov. JB Pritzker has pardoned more than 11,000 people convicted of misdemeanor marijuana cases, in the first step toward clearing the records of hundreds of thousands of low-level pot convictions, a day before the state legalizes cannabis in 2020.
Legal marijuana sales may spark Midwest interstate tension - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Data suggests that some customers will cross state lines in search of state-licensed marijuana retailers, despite warnings that it’s illegal to bring the product back home.
She's been engaged for six years. Marijuana laws prevent her from getting married - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
“By law, you and your spouse cannot own both retail and production. So we haven't been able to get married because neither one of us wants to sell our business.”
Illegal pot sales outpace legal cannabis in California - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Access and affordability are key issues in the Golden State.
Law Enforcement Prepares For Legal Cannabis in Illinois - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
As Illinois prepares to legalize recreational marijuana, one group preparing for a cultural sea-change is the very group responsible for enforcing the new rules.

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