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Florida State Quarterback Avoids Jail For Marijuana Possession

By | April 18th, 2018|Busted, college, criminal justice, Florida, football, News, sports|

In today’s day and age, petty marijuana arrests feel more like a witch hunt, rather than a productive usage of a police officer’s time and resources. With all that we know about cannabis today, jail time for marijuana possession just seems superfluous. However, this hasn’t deterred authorities from giving it the old college try—literally. Take, for [...]

Alaska House Passes Measure To Erase Prior Marijuana Convictions

By | April 16th, 2018|Alaska, criminal justice, featured, News, prison|

This weekend, Alaska took steps to end discrimination against people charged with low-level marijuana possession. Alaska legalized marijuana back in November of 2014, but legislators had yet to address the issue of prior marijuana charges. While the federal government threatens to revamp the War on Drugs, the Alaska House passes measure to erase prior marijuana convictions. This legislation will [...]

This City Could Stop Testing Parolees For Marijuana

By | April 13th, 2018|criminal justice, featured, News, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, prison|

Four years after Philadelphia decriminalized cannabis for personal use, this city could stop testing parolees for marijuana. City Councilman Derek S. Green announced recently that he will seek hearings to explore the potential change in city policy. In 2014 the City of Philadelphia decriminalized possession and use of less than 30 grams of cannabis. Thirty grams [...]

Lawyer Blames Weed After He’s Arrested For Attacking A Family

By | April 12th, 2018|canada, criminal justice, Laws, lawyers, News, Off the Wall, reefer madness, Videos, violence|

A Canadian lawyer blames weed after he’s arrested for attacking a family and will avoid time in prison, a judge has ruled. Toronto personal injury attorney Mark Phillips pleaded guilty to one charge of assault causing bodily injury. Canadian media reports that the case appears to be the first of its kind in the country’s [...]

You Can Be Killed For Weed In These Countries

By | March 3rd, 2018|criminal justice, death penalty, featured, travel, World|

The post You Can Be Killed For Weed In These Countries appeared first on High Times. The punishment for cannabis use and distribution in the United States is criticized for how harsh it has been for decades. However, there are countries where the punishment for getting caught with weed is far worse. For example, in [...]

This City Just Loosened Penalties For Marijuana Charges

By | March 1st, 2018|Baton Rouge, criminal justice, decriminalization, Laws, Louisiana, News|

The post This City Just Loosened Penalties For Marijuana Charges appeared first on High Times. With action by the town council in Baton Rouge, this city just loosened penalties for marijuana charges. On  February 28, the East Baton Rouge Town Council voted to reduce the penalties for cannabis possession. The new provisions would go into [...]

NYPD Facing Criticism For Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrests

By | February 27th, 2018|criminal justice, featured, Laws, new york, News, NYPD, Police, Race|

The post NYPD Facing Criticism For Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrests appeared first on High Times. New York City has tried to reduce the penalties for getting caught with weed. Despite this, there remain some troubling trends in how the city enforces cannabis laws. With the NYPD facing criticism for racial disparity in marijuana arrests, [...]

Did Donald Trump Really Call For The Execution of Drug Dealers?

By | February 26th, 2018|criminal justice, death penalty, Donald Trump, drug trafficking, featured, News, Rodrigo Duterte|

The post Did Donald Trump Really Call For The Execution of Drug Dealers? appeared first on High Times. Did Donald Trump really call for the execution of drug dealers? Five sources close to President Trump say that he often jokes and makes comments about killing drug traffickers. According to the political news website Axios, Trump [...]

Kirsten Gillibrand Is Cosponsoring the Marijuana Justice Act

By | February 14th, 2018|Cory Booker, criminal justice, featured, Kirsten Gillibrand, Marijuana Justice Act, News, women|

The post Kirsten Gillibrand Is Cosponsoring the Marijuana Justice Act appeared first on High Times. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is cosponsoring the Marijuana Justice Act. The announcement came this afternoon on the senator’s Twitter account and was further explained on a Facebook Live video with her longtime friend, colleague and now-cosponsor, Senator Cory Booker. Who Is [...]

Legal Marijuana and Restorative Justice

By | February 9th, 2018|Business, California, criminal justice, legalization, Massachusetts|

The post Legal Marijuana and Restorative Justice appeared first on High Times. Restorative justice is an emerging trend in the implementation of marijuana’s legalization.  In other words, how can society make up for the damage caused by prohibition? San Francisco is taking steps to clear convictions for marijuana offenses, utilizing authority provided by the passage [...]