Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Presidential Candidate Julian Castro Announces Plan For Marijuana Legalization And Expungement If Elected

2020 Democratic candidate Julián Castro said he would legalize marijuana, expunge past cannabis-related convictions, and allocate funds to communities most harmed by...
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Cannabis Arrests Rise For Third Consecutive Year, FBI Data Reveals

Eleven states have legalized marijuana, others have passed decriminalization measures, and several recent polls indicate that a clear majority of Americans support...
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Pennsylvania Implements Expedited Pardon Process For Those With Low-Level Marijuana Convictions

Pennsylvania has introduced an expedited process to have low-level marijuana convictions expunged from an individual's criminal record. The Pennsylvania...
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Lawsuits Likely To Follow Recent Vaping Health Crisis

The vaping health crisis in the U.S. will lead to lawsuits that could threaten the existence of the entire industry, as well...
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Plane Carrying Five Pounds Of Illegal Hash Oil Crash Lands In Oregon

Two men from Idaho crash-landed a small private plane onto a quiet suburban street in Medford, Oregon after an engine malfunction forced...
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New York Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Takes Effect

As of August 2019, individuals in New York State are subject to reduced marijuana possession penalties, and those with prior cannabis convictions...
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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...
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...