Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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Despite Legalization, People Of Color Still Disproportionately Targeted By Police, New Studies Find

A new study backs up the findings of a recent report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU); that people of color...
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Portland Lawmakers To Withdraw Cannabis Tax Revenue From City Police Department

Portland City Council members heeded demands to defund the police – a rallying cry for those protesting police killings of black Americans...
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How The Police Are Funded By Cannabis Legalization

Marijuana legalization advocates often argue that a legal cannabis industry would serve two important public functions: create new sources of tax revenue...
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Oklahoma To Launch Cannabis Breathalyzer Pilot Program

Oklahoma looks set to become one of the first states in the country to launch a pilot program of roadside marijuana breathalyzer...
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ACLU Reports Persisting Racial Disparities in Marijuana Arrest Rates

A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) finds that while more and more states are reforming their marijuana laws,...
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NFL Player Faces 20 Years In Prison After Getting Caught With 157 Pounds of...

Two former NFL players are looking at serious jail time after federal agents said they found a huge load of cannabis in...
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Pennsylvania Cannabis Possession Arrests In Decline

Arrests for marijuana possession in Pennsylvania declined sharply in 2019, according to preliminary data released from the state’s Police Uniform Crime Reporting...
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Are Senate Republicans To Blame For Widespread Dispensary Robberies?

Last year’s passage of the SAFE Banking Act through Congress, after six years of trying, was a landmark event for marijuana reform...
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Chief Justice Reports Continuing Decline In Federal Marijuana Prosecutions

Federal prosecutions of cannabis-related crimes fell by 28 percent in 2019, according to an annual report signed off by Supreme Court Justice...
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New Online Course Educates Cops On Cannabis

A cannabis education group has set up what may be the world’s first online training program for law enforcement officials to learn...