Law & Crime

A warden with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife hacks down pot plants found growing in a deep ravine in the Sierra Nevada foothills. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
 
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law a measure allowing steep civil fines against marijuana farms that damage the environment by dumping wastewater and chemicals, removing trees and killing wild animals.

Wyoming State Flag. Image via Wikimedia Commons
 
A Marijuana Impact Council will study the health, economic and social impacts of potentially legalizing cannabis in the state.

DEA badge. Image: Wikimedia Commons
 
It's official: the U.S. government's top drug cop has acknowledged that marijuana is less dangerous than heroin.

Michigan State entrance sign. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Attorneys specializing in marijuana law now have their own division within the State Bar of Michigan.

Sign outside a Denver dispensary. Photo: WeedWorthy.com
 
GOLDEN - Colorado kicked off a month-long effort Wednesday to develop and tweak marijuana enforcement rules dealing with everything from yeast levels to how edible medical marijuana products are labeled and packaged.

Conservation police officer Leo Finn (right) inspects a backpack from a group of teens who were walking off trail at Starved Rock State Park. Though this search came up clean, marijuana and other drug use has increased at some state parks.  NewsTribune photo/Scott Anderson
Tom Collins ~ NewsTribune.com ~
 
For state Conservation Police, finding nature lovers not only carrying cannabis but sometimes firing it up in plain sight is not unusual.

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