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Legal Marijuana Is Almost Here. If Only Pot Farmers Were on Board.

LAYTONVILLE, Calif. 'ö From the sky they look like citrus groves, neat rows of lush emerald-colored plants set amid the hills of Northern California. But as a police reconnaissance helicopter banked for a closer look on a recent afternoon, the pungent smell of marijuana plants filled the cabin, wafting up from 800 feet below. '"That's […]

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Categories: California, Cannabis Plants, Crime, Cultivation, Enforcement, Growing, Legalization, Recreational

Trump and Sessions are at Odds Over Prosecuting Legal Marijuana States

While candidate Donald Trump promised toáprotect medical marijuana on the campaign trail, President Trump's Justice Department wants to be more aggressive against state-legal marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Attorney General Jeff Sessionsápersonally asked Congress for fundsáto prosecute medical marijuana cases in states where it is legal. The legal sale of recreational marijuana remains […]

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Categories: Crime, DEA, Enforcement, Federal, Jail Time, Legislation

Man Charged After 143 Pounds of Marijuana, 300 Grams of Hashish Found During Traffic Stop in Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — A 52-year-old California man is facing charges after State Highway Patrol troopers recovered 143 pounds of marijuana and 300 grams of hashish, according to a news release from the Highway Patrol. Leo Charkins is charged in the incident that happened during a traffic stop Wednesday on the Ohio Turnpike in Boston […]

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Categories: Crime, Enforcement, Jail Time, Ohio

U.S. Border Patrol in Maine Warns Legalization Won’t Halt Marijuana Seizures

The top U.S. Border Patrol agent in Maine cautioned residents Monday that officers will still confiscate marijuana when they encounter it and that even family connections to the cannabis industry can disqualify someone from federal employment. Chief Daniel Hiebert, who heads the Houlton sector of the Border Patrol, said Maine voters'álegalization of recreational marijuana last […]

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Categories: Crime, Enforcement, Federal, International, Jail Time, Legalization

Traffic Fatalities Linked to Pot Are up Sharply in Colorado

Federal and state data show that the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado who tested positive for marijuana has more than doubled since 2013. A Denver Post analysis of the data and coroner reports provides the most comprehensive look yet into whether roads in the state have become more dangerous since the […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Colorado, Crime, Enforcement

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