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War on drugs causes aggressive policing, says Baker Institute expert

War on drugs causes aggressive policing, says Baker Institute expert

by Avery Ruxer Franklin and Jeff Falk, Rice University The war on drugs has provided police with cover for aggressive tactics and unnecessary encounters with citizens, according to Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III,…

Cannabis
Truck driver freed as feds probe marijuana find at border

Truck driver freed as feds probe marijuana find at border

Source Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors dropped charges against the driver of a commercial truck found to contain nearly 9,500 pounds (4,300 kilograms) of marijuana as it entered the United States from…

United States
Congress Passes Cannabis Provision in New Infrastructure Bill

Congress Passes Cannabis Provision in New Infrastructure Bill

Source Cannabis Science and Technology by Madeline Colli The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill recently that will aid researchers with gaining access to cannabis that is available commercially in states where it is…

United States
Nevada: No pardons issued yet for low-level marijuana convictions

Nevada: No pardons issued yet for low-level marijuana convictions

Source Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three weeks after Nevada announced the state would unconditionally pardon people who were convicted of possessing a small amount of pot, no pardons have been issued. Denise Davis,…

Politics
Marijuana legalization ballot committee turns in signatures- Montana

Marijuana legalization ballot committee turns in signatures- Montana

Source Associated Press HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A group seeking to legalize recreational marijuana in Montana said Friday it has gathered enough signatures to put the question to voters in November’s election. Organizers for the…

United States
National Association of Cannabis Businesses Asks Governor Baker to Change Rules for Adult Use Cannabis Retailers During COVID-19

National Association of Cannabis Businesses Asks Governor Baker to Change Rules for Adult Use Cannabis Retailers During COVID-19

Lockdown of Legal Cannabis Retailers Puts Consumers at Risk WASHINGTON, April 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB) is asking Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts to rescind lockdown rules forcing…

Health
Utah’s 1st medical marijuana dispensary set to open

Utah’s 1st medical marijuana dispensary set to open

Source Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s first medical marijuana dispensary is set to open Monday as the state begins a slow rollout of a program that will allow residents with certain health…

United States
Kentucky House votes to legalize medical marijuana

Kentucky House votes to legalize medical marijuana

Source: Associated Press By BRUCE SCHREINER FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After years of setbacks, medical marijuana advocates cleared a historic hurdle Thursday when the Kentucky House voted to legalize the use of cannabis for medical…

United States
Burglary ring targeted marijuana businesses

Burglary ring targeted marijuana businesses

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon and Salem, Oregon seized firearms, marijuana and cash and made at least one arrest after breaking up a burglary ring that apparently targeted state-legal marijuana busisnesses, authorities…

United States
Los Angeles uses tech to wipe out 66,000 old pot convictions

Los Angeles uses tech to wipe out 66,000 old pot convictions

Source Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors are joining other district attorneys to use technology to wipe out or reduce as many as 66,000 old marijuana convictions years after California voters…