Saturday, July 21, 2018

Seattle Files Motion to Dismiss Marijuana Possession Convictions

On April 27, Jenny A. Durkan, the mayor of Seattle, and Pete Holmes, the city attorney, issued a press release announcing their intention to...
Rhode Island Drug Bust Biker Gang

Rhode Island Makes Record-Breaking Drug Bust

On May 23, the Rhode Island State Police raided nearly thirty locations simultaneously in a coordinated effort to arrest members of two motorcycle gangs....
Crime down in states with medical marijuana

Study Shows Reduced Crime in Border States with Medical Marijuana

According to a research report published by the Royal Economic Society, crime has gone down in U.S. southern border areas that have legalized medical...
Marijuana Plants Burned

700 Pounds of Weed Burned in Colorado

Authorities in rural Colorado burned about 700 pounds of illegal marijuana plants in October, they said. The plants were burned Oct. 11 in Penrose, in...
Marijuana arrrests

Marijuana Leads to More Arrests Than Violent Crime

Police arrest more people for possession of small amounts of cannabis than they do for all violent crimes combined, a new study reports. The...
New York City fire in grow house

NYC Busts Marijuana Grow

Authorities in New York City busted what they described as a massive marijuana grow in early October. The raid Oct. 3 uncovered a pot farm...
Denver police need more space to store confiscated marijuana

Denver Cops Are Running Out of Space for Marijuana

Colorado voters legalized marijuana in 2012, a move many said would lead to less illegal cultivation of the drug. But police in Denver now...
Clayton Fire, California

Northern California Blaze Starts with Pot Plants

A large wildfire that burned dozens of homes in Northern California last year started with an illegal marijuana grow, authorities said recently. But two...
Feds wont prosecute for 1g marijuana

Feds Won’t Prosecute Over 1 Gram of Pot

Prosecutors said in August that they would not pursue federal charges against an American Indian man arrested in Oregon for possession of roughly a...
Marijuana Cultivation

Marijuana Grows Are the New “Meth Houses,” DEA Says

The DEA is not exactly known for taking smart positions on drug use and criminal justice reform. So it should come as little surprise...