Thursday, September 19, 2019
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Texas State Police Instructed To Stop Low-Level Marijuana Arrests

The largest law enforcement agency in Texas instructed its officers to no longer arrest people for low-level marijuana offenses, as detailed in...
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Police Searches Down 70% Following Marijuana Legalization In Vermont City

The Burlington Police Department in Vermont announced a 70 percent drop in traffic searches since the state legalized marijuana.
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Texas Marijuana Prosecutions Dropped Under New Hemp Law

Hundreds of marijuana misdemeanor charges in Texas have been dropped because of a new state law allowing hemp and hemp-derived products. Law...
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Will Interstate Marijuana Trafficking Be A Problem For Indiana?

With Indiana holding firm on marijuana prohibition while its neighboring states enact reforms, the Midwest could be heading for a showdown between...
Pot-Sniffing Dogs Cannot Be Used Without Probable Cause

Colorado Supreme Court Rules Pot-Sniffing Dogs Cannot Be Used Without Probable Cause

The Colorado Supreme Court ruled that probable cause is required before subjecting individuals to sniff tests from dogs trained to alert police...
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Cory Booker Promises To Grant Clemency To Thousands Of Nonviolent Drug War Offenders

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), one of a crowded field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, pledged to immediately grant clemency to more than...
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Texas House Committee Approves Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

A Texas House committee voted in favor of a marijuana decriminalization proposal on Monday, March 25. The new bill would make possession...

Wyden and McConnell Encourage USDA To Implement Hemp Legalization ‘Expeditiously’

In a letter dated February 14, U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urge Sonny Perdue, secretary of the U.S....
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California Clamping Down On Illicit Cannabis

Criminal, civil, and tax law enforcement of commercial-scale cannabis operations in California is becoming more robust in 2019, judging by a flurry...
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Baltimore Prosecutor Files Petition To Erase Marijuana Convictions

Baltimore's top prosecutor has filed a rarely used legal petition in order to vacate 3,778 convictions for cannabis possession.