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Man arrested marijuana by mail scheme

Las Vegas Man Sentenced for Marijuana Distribution Scheme

In May, the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the Western District of Pennsylvania announced that it had obtained two guilty pleas from Ryan Schanck,...
Marijuana legalization makes police more effective

Study Shows Legal Marijuana Makes Police More Effective

A report published in July in the scholarly journal Police Quarterly finds that in two states with legal adult-use marijuana, statistical evidence shows that...
Manhattan DA

Manhattan DA Implements Policy Preventing Low-Level Marijuana Prosecutions

On July 31, the office of Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., the district attorney of Manhattan, told the press that on the following day, the...

After Legalization, Racial Disparities Still Remain in Marijuana Arrest Rates

A recently released research report by the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) shows that even as marijuana arrests have declined in legal states, racial disparity...
California marijuana arrests going down since legalization

Marijuana Arrests Have Plummeted In California Since Legalization

The annual crime report published by the attorney general of California shows that in 2017, marijuana arrests in the state dropped significantly. Arrests fell...

Rhode Island Now Allows Former Marijuana Offenders to Expunge Criminal Records

In early July, Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed a bill that allows Rhode Islanders to expunge their marijuana convictions for possession of an ounce...
DC popup marijuana parties

30 Arrested at a Marijuana Pop-up Event in DC

In the nation’s capital city, it is legal for a person who is 21 or older to possess up to two ounces of marijuana...
Michael Hancock among mayors calling for federal reform

Denver, Thornton Mayors Join Other City Leaders in Calling for Federal Marijuana Policy Reform

At the 86th Annual Meeting U.S. Conference of Mayors held June 8-11 in Boston, the nation’s mayors promulgated a resolution that calls on local...

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....

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