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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,...
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...
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...