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Vermont May Clear Past Marijuana Convictions

By | June 25th, 2018|criminal justice, featured, News, Vermont|

In just over a week, Vermont’s adult-use cannabis law will go into effect. On July 1, those 21 and older will be able to possess up to an ounce of dried flower and grow up to six plants per residence. However, the state’s next step will not be to establish a regulated retail market. Instead, [...]

Longtime Cannabis Activist Marc Emery Fined $5,000 For Drug Trafficking

By | May 31st, 2018|canada, criminal justice, featured, News, People|

A Montreal court handed down its sentence to longtime cannabis activist Marc Emery on Wednesday, issuing him a $5,000 fine for drug trafficking. Considering both of the other more-serious charges against Emery, drug possession and conspiracy, were both dropped, the fine amounts to a slap on the wrist for the oft-jailed activist. Canada’s imminent legalization [...]

De Blasio orders NYPD to Stop Arresting People for Smoking Weed

By | May 21st, 2018|criminal justice, new york, New York City, News, Police, Race|

To say that Mayor Bill de Blasio is under a lot of pressure to reform policing in New York City would be an understatement. Among the myriad issues and complaints against the NYPD, a recent report shows that New York’s finest has arrested a disproportionate number of minorities for marijuana possession. In response to public uproar, [...]

Marijuana by the Numbers

By | May 17th, 2018|criminal justice, featured, March 2018 Issue, Politics|

Examining cannabis through the available data gives us certainty. Numbers are precise. Statistics settle arguments and help place issues into context. So we’re taking a closer look at cannabis data in terms of arrests, use, cultivation, availability and consumption to find out what the numbers tell us about marijuana in the United States. According to [...]

Delaware Could Clear Past Minor Marijuana Convictions From Records

By | May 3rd, 2018|criminal justice, Delaware, featured, News|

Since 2017, Delaware has been cautiously working toward a future with legal adult-use cannabis and a regulated market. But a new marijuana bill introduced in the General Assembly Wednesday is aiming at correcting the wrongs of the past. Delaware decriminalized cannabis possession up to an ounce in 2015. Anyone convicted prior, however, kept their criminal [...]

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 [...]