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Trump and Sessions are at Odds Over Prosecuting Legal Marijuana States

While candidate Donald Trump promised toprotect 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 Sessionspersonally asked Congress for fundsto 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

House GOP Blocks Vote Protecting Medical Marijuana States

Several lawmakers saidWednesdaythat GOP leaders won't allow the full House to vote on an amendment that bars the Justice Department from pursuing states that have legalized medical marijuana. Without legislation, states would lose protection they have enjoyed for the past four years, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions could begin his long-sought crackdown on the rapid […]

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Categories: Enforcement, Federal, Jail Time, Legalization, Legislation, Marijuana Industry, Medical, medical marijuana

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'legalization of recreational marijuana last […]

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

Marijuana in Massachusetts: ‘Drive High? The Crash Is on You,’ New State Ad Campaign Says

Marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, driving while high on the substance is not. That’s the message from state public safety officials, who are running ads as part of an awareness campaign months after voters broadly legalized the use of recreational marijuana in the Bay State. “Drive high? The crash is on you,” the new campaign […]

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Categories: Enforcement, Jail Time, Massachusetts

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