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DSPD uncovers pounds of marijuana and thousands of dollars during traffic stop
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A late night traffic stop by the Denham Springs Police Department led to the seizure of 5.35 pounds of marijuana and more. A little before 10:30 p.m., on Tuesday, January 18, officers stopped an SUV. Along with marijuana, officers found a “‘dab’ pen, two THC Cartridges and $4,060,” according to the Denham Springs Police Department. DSPD apprehended
Maricopa community colleges get $17.1M from cannabis tax in first year of legality
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Taxes from the sale of recreational cannabis during the first year of legality in Arizona resulted in millions of dollars for local community colleges, officials said Tuesday. Maricopa County Community College District received $17.1 million from the imposed 16% excise tax on the drug, with the money being used to improve student offerings, the dis
Kentucky marijuana legalization 2022: Kulkarni pushes to decriminalize cannabis
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The decriminalization and legalization of marijuana in Kentucky will improve the state's criminal justice system, Kentucky Rep. Nima Kulkarni said. The lawmaker gathered with other proponents of the initiative Monday to push for action on the issue during this year's legislative session, WLKY reported. Kulkarni, who noted that Kentucky is currently
Kansas and California cops used civil forfeiture to stage armored car heists, stealing money earned by licensed marijuana businesses
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The Institute for Justice argues that the seizures violated state law, federal law, and the U.S. Constitution. Because the continued federal prohibition of marijuana makes banks and payment processors leery of serving state-licensed cannabis suppliers, many of those businesses rely heavily on cash, which exposes them to a heightened risk of robbery
Illegal marijuana winning out in California 5 years after Proposition 64
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On an isolated farm, greenhouses stand in regimental order, sheltered by a fringe of trees. Inside are hundreds of head-high cannabis plants in precise rows, each rising from a pot nourished by coils of irrigation tubing. Lights powerful enough to turn night into day blaze overhead. In the five years since California voters approved a broad legal m
Democratic Senate candidate smokes marijuana in new ad highlighting disparity and reform
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Gary Chambers is running for a Senate seat in Louisiana. Progressive activist and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Gary Chambers Jr. smokes marijuana in a field in New Orleans while talking about marijuana reform in his first campaign ad. On Jan. 1, smokeable medical marijuana became legal in Louisiana under certain conditions. But the use of canna
Bill to combat marijuana-related impaired driving should be rejected
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There is no blood, saliva, or breathalyzer analysis that can ascertain whether a person who has used marijuana is actually impaired. Prompted by the Commonwealth’s legalization of marijuana and growing concerns about an increase in impaired driving, Governor Charlie Baker has refiled the Trooper Thomas Clardy Law, which states that the presence of
NJ legal weed: Home grow is a no-go, but advocates push to change that
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New Jersey is unlikely to allow its marijuana users or medical marijuana patients to grow their own cannabis plants at home, the new president of the state Senate said this month.  State Sen. Nick Scutari, D-Union, was the main proponent of New Jersey marijuana legalization in the state Senate and was elected by his colleagues as the body's preside
DeWine says he opposes legalizing marijuana
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SANDUSKY — If Ohio legalizes marijuana this year, it will do so over the objections of Gov. Mike DeWine. The governor met Tuesday by Zoom with editorial board members and reporters for Ogden News and repeated his previously announced opposition to legalizing marijuana. Given the problems caused by other substances, such as driving under the influen
Ohio's cannabis advocates submit 29K more signatures for legalization initiative after recent setback
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Advocates behind an effort to legalize adult-use marijuana submitted additional voter signatures on Thursday to put their proposal before Ohio lawmakers.  The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol turned in another 29,918 signatures after falling short earlier this month, reported The Columbus Dispatch. They say that now they are confident t
Bill filed to tax and regulate cannabis products, including delta-8
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Rep. Chris Hurt says he wants to ‘legitimize’ the cannabis industry A Republican lawmaker is seeking to tax and regulate the existing cannabis industry in the state. Rep. Chris Hurt (R-Halls) filed House Bill 1690 this week. The bill seeks to regulate psychotropic hemp-derived cannabinoids, which include products that have more than 0.1 percent THC
Planting the Seeds: The Present State and Potential Prospects of Medical Cannabis in Tennessee
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In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical cannabis. Since then, 36 states (and four U.S. territories) have followed suit, keeping pace with rapidly evolving policies and attitudes toward cannabis. In addition to the widespread legalization of medical cannabis, 18 states, two territories, and the District of Columbia have legali
‘Talk about clusterf---’: Why legal weed didn’t kill Oregon’s black market
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Legalization was supposed to take care of the black market. It hasn’t worked out that way. The first unlicensed cannabis grow popped up near Gary Longnecker’s remote Southern Oregon home seven years ago. Now there are six farms surrounding the densely-forested property. “Last night I woke up at 12:30 with gunshots. [Then again] this morning, seven
2 Arrested After Marijuana Grow Operation Sparks Massive Fire
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San Bernardino County Fire crews were able to knock down a major two-alarm commercial fire in Adelanto Wednesday evening. Authorities said the fire crews responded to the large commercial blaze in the 18000 block of Baldwin Street at around 4:35 p.m. Wednesday and went into defensive mode to protect other nearby homes and a strip mall center. Offic
US Customs: marijuana, ammunition seizures up in Michigan
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Seizures of marijuana and ammunition at Michigan’s border with Canada have increased over the past year or so despite travel restrictions between the U.S. and Canada due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Detroit Field Office for U.S. Customs and Border Protection says Thursday that marijuana confiscated last year was up nearly 2,800% from fiscal yea
Medical Marijuana Bill draws mixed reaction in South Carolina
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South Carolina is one of 14 states that doesn’t allow medicinal marijuana use. Senate Bill 150 aims to change that, but York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson is voicing his opposition to the legislation. He held a law enforcement forum to discuss the bill. “If you’re going to call it medicine, then let’s treat it like medicine,” said SLED Chief Mark Kee

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