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For Weed Arrests in Baltimore, It’s Catch-and-Release Season - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Baltimore prosecutors won’t charge people for marijuana possession, but police are still making arrests. Result: a hazy cannabis stalemate.
U.S. Postal Service Issues Advisory On Mailing Hemp-Derived CBD - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) quietly issued an advisory earlier this month clarifying rules around mailing cannabis preparations, saying that “some CBD products derived from industrial hemp can be mailable under specific conditions.”
Delaware doctors could get wider ability to recommend marijuana - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Doctors would have wider discretion to prescribe marijuana to patients under a proposal before the General Assembly.
The DEA is Searching for Field Test Kits to Differentiate Hemp and Marijuana - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
The distinction has caused confusion for members of law enforcement who encounter shipments of hemp during the performance of their duties.
A Maine school district is coming up with new rules for students who use medical marijuana - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Following legalization in 2016, and as laws continue to take shape at the state level, the Kittery School Committee will review a new medical marijuana administration policy at its next meeting on Tuesday.
San Francisco Automatically Expunges 8,100 Marijuana Convictions Using Computer Program - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
A novel approach to marijuana expungements has helped San Francisco identify more than 8,100 cannabis convictions dating back to 1975 that will soon be automatically cleared, the district attorney’s office announced on Monday.
North Dakota’s 1st medical marijuana dispensary set to open - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
North Dakota’s first medical marijuana dispensary is set to open next week, the culmination of a nearly two-year effort by the state Health Department to establish a distribution system for the drug.
Do Colorado Dispensary Owners Deserve Jail for ‘Looping’? - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
"It seems like the operators of the dispensaries were perfectly comfortable with evading the spirit of the law, even though they claim that they didn’t violate the letter of the law.”
Baltimore prosecutors will no longer prosecute marijuana possession - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announces that marijuana possession cases will no longer be prosecuted.
Pot deliveries OK'd into Calif. communities that ban sales - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
California endorsed a rule Wednesday that will allow home marijuana deliveries statewide, even into communities that have banned commercial pot sales.
U.S. attorney general nominee will not target law-abiding marijuana businesses - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday he disagreed with a decision by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse a policy that eased federal enforcement of marijuana laws, saying it sowed confusion in the marketplace and harmed businesses that had invested money.
Medical marijuana in Ohio: Opioid addiction, autism, four other ailments to get more study as qualifying conditions
Law & Crime
Opioid addiction, autism, general anxiety, chronic anxiety, depression and insomnia were selected Wednesday for more study as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Ohio.
Oregon may consider exporting weed to other states - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Marijuana could take the next step toward joining pinot noir, craft beer and hazelnuts on Oregon's list of famous exports, under a proposal likely to go before state lawmakers in the new year.
Oregon approves medical marijuana deliveries where retail sales are banned - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
Medical marijuana patients caught a break last week when state regulators increased the amount of pot cardholders can buy in one shopping trip to 8 ounces, after officials cut the limit to 1 ounce in August on suspicion of nefarious purchases being made.
Oklahoma quickly becoming medical marijuana hotbed - Cannabis News
Law & Crime
The rollout of statewide medical and recreational marijuana programs typically is a grindingly slow process that can take years. Not so in Oklahoma, which moved with lightning speed once voters approved medical cannabis in June.
Oregon Revisits Worker Protections for Off-Duty Cannabis Enjoyment - Cannabis
Law & Crime
Oregon lawmakers will consider making it illegal for businesses to fire employees who flunk drug tests for using marijuana off the clock, reviving a workers’ rights campaign that failed in the statehouse last year.

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