Law & Crime

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

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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
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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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A Marijuana Impact Council will study the health, economic and social impacts of potentially legalizing cannabis in the state.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige signs bills Tuesday in Honolulu, including two on medical marijuana. (Cathy Bussewitz / Associated Press)
Natalie Schachar ~ Los Angeles Times ~
 
Fifteen years after Hawaii legalized medical marijuana, the state plans to begin licensing pot dispensaries.

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