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Baltimore prosecutor marijuana convictions

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.
idaho police arrest seize hemp

Idaho Police Seize 7000 lbs Of What Is Claimed To Be Legal Hemp

Idaho State Police say they seized nearly 7,000 pounds of illegal marijuana from a truck passing through the state on its way...
Gov Inslee Washington Marijuana PArdon

Washington Governor to Pardon 3,500 Marijuana Convictions

People convicted of misdemeanor marijuana possession will be able to apply for an expedited pardon through an online system launched on Friday...
Federal marijuana prosecutions down

Chief Justice Reports Cannabis Prosecutions Are Declining

It appears that as more U.S. states defy federal prohibition and pass legislation to legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational use,...
marijuana legalization reduces border smuggling

Marijuana Legalization Results In Reduced Smuggling Across Southern Border

With an ever increasing number of U.S. states legalizing both medical and recreational cannabis, the demand for black market cannabis from Mexico...
America's Racist War on Drugs

America’s Racist War On Drugs

President Richard Nixon declared war on drugs in June 1971. At the time, the United States was fighting a literal war in Vietnam that...
Virginia marijuana arrests on the rise

Virginia Marijuana Arrests At The Highest In A Decade

In Virginia, marijuana remains illegal, although support for decriminalization is very high. Nevertheless, arrests for possession of small amounts have been increasing since 2016....
117lbs marijuana traffic stop Idaho

117 Pounds of Marijuana Found During Traffic Stop In Idaho

Marijuana remains completely illegal in Idaho, unlike two bordering states, Washington and Oregon, where medical cannabis and adult use are legal. Idaho’s marijuana laws...
Alabama blacks more likely to be arrested

Report: In Alabama, Blacks Are Four Times More Likely Than Whites To Be Arrested...

In Alabama, black people are four times more likely than whites to be arrested for marijuana. The home state of Jeff Sessions, the former...
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,...