Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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....
California clamping down illicit mairjuana

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...
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...